TaylorMade Golf’s New Family of SIM2 Fairways and Hybrids
TaylorMade Golf unveiled its all-new SIM2, SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max•D fairway woods as well as its expanded hybrid offerings with the Tour-inspired SIM2 Rescue and SIM2 Max Rescue.
The resurgent momentum of V Steel propelled the original SIM fairways to reset industry standards. For 2021, TaylorMade focused on refining that breakthrough technology to drive the centre of gravity low to promote enhanced forgiveness and optimal launch conditions.
Improving upon all the elements that made SIM fairways a leader in distance, TaylorMade added a new level of forgiveness in SIM2 Titanium, SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max•D fairways. Powered by the iconic V Steel design that promotes enhanced turf interaction and playability from various lies, improved weight distribution delivers pinpoint CG projection for optimal MOI and launch properties.
The more compact SIM2 Titanium fairway features a 170cc pear-shaped head for a Tour-inspired look at address while still maintain a generous face size – combining properties of playability and forgiveness. It features a lightweight carbon construction with the revolutionary ZATECH Titanium Face and a heavy 80g steel sole weight. The strategically positioned weight creates an ultra-low CG that creates a 5% greater MOI than its predecessor.
With progressive face sizes for strategic forgiveness, the SIM2 Max fairway has a larger 190cc footprint and with a face constructed from strong C300 steel. Also featuring the reinvented V Steel for exceptional versatility from all lies, the SIM2 Max has refined weighting designed for forgiveness, higher launch and peak trajectories.
Using data collected during the development of Twist Face, which shows the correlation between handicap, mis-hit dispersion and the need for draw-bias equipment, the 195 cc SIM2 Max•D has been optimized for forgiveness with the largest head and face area in the current family of fairways.
Matching the aesthetics of the SIM2 driver family, the carbon crown and contrasting chalk colour help frame the ball at address and improve alignment.
SIM2 Titanium, SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max•D fairways are currently available at retail shops.
SIM2 Titanium has an MSRP of RM2,450 and will be offered in 13.5° (Rocket), 15° and 19° lofts. It will be offered in the Mitsubishi Tensei Silver TM 50, with numerous additional shaft options available.
SIM2 Max will have an MSRP of RM1,850. SIM2 Max will be offered in lofts of 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 21° and 24°. Shaft offering is the Mitsubishi Tensei Blue TM 50 with additional custom shaft options available.
SIM2 Max•D will be offered in lofts of 16°, 19 and 22° through custom orders. Women’s offering includes the Mitsubishi Tensei Blue TM 40 shaft with lofts of 16.5° and 18° in SIM2 Max. The Women’s SIM 2 Max in 21° and 24°, as well as the SIM2 Max•D 16°, 19° and 22°, are available through custom orders.
SIM2 & SIM2 Max Rescues – The Legend Grows
The impact of the original SIM Max Rescue was felt at every level of the game, from the amateur ranks to the world’s best. Week in and week out, SIM Max Rescue was played on Tour with approximately a dozen of the breakthrough hybrids in play any given Sunday. It even accounted for wins with current World No. 1 Dustin Johnson winning the 2020 Travelers Championship in record-setting fashion with two SIM Max Rescues in his bag.
Building on that success, TaylorMade has expanded its hybrid offerings in 2021 to include the SIM2 Rescue and SIM2 Max Rescue. Fueled by the Tour pedigree of its predecessor, the SIM2 Rescue was designed with insights from Johnson, Rory McIlroy and more.
It offers a fast and sleek appearance that seamlessly transitions any golf bag from iron to metalwood. A compact players shape provides added versatility for the golfer who wants an iron-like ball flight and workability. A new leading-edge design, sole geometry and optimized CG placement maintain the forgiveness of the original SIM Max Rescue – ultimately delivering the distance of a game improvement hybrid without sacrificing precision and control. It features a +/- 1.5° loft sleeve to further dial in performance.
Relying on the V Steel technology that revolutionized hybrid performance, the SIM2 Max Rescue brings Tour-validated results to golfers at every level. A more refined sole geometry redistributes weight for increased forgiveness while maintaining low CG properties.
The ultra-strong C300 Steel face delivers a powerful ball flight and when paired with Twist Face, the corrective face curvature that’s designed to give everyone straighter shots on mis-hits, golfers can expect better distance and accuracy more often.
SIM2 and SIM2 Max Rescues are currently available at retail shops. SIM2 Rescue has an MSRP of RM1,750 and will be offered in lofts of 17°, 19.5° and 22°. It will be offered in the Mitsubishi Tensei Silver TM 70 shaft, with numerous custom shaft options available.
SIM2 Max Rescue has an MSRP of RM1,590 and will be offered in lofts of 19°, 22°, 25° and 28°. It will be offered in the Mitsubishi Tensei Blue TM 60 shaft, with numerous custom shaft options available.
Women’s SIM Max Rescue offerings include the Mitsubishi Tensei blue TM 40 shaft and the loft offerings include 22° and 25°.
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