Tiger Woods is a fan, but is Hannah Holden? She takes a closer look at the TaylorMade latest fairway woods

“When Tiger Woods first saw it he was just blown away by how cool it looks.” The TaylorMade SIM2 fairway woods get the approval of the best player to ever play the game, so let’s take a closer look.

  • More from the SIM2 range: Drivers
  • More from the SIM2 range: Hybrids
  • More from the SIM2 range: Irons

TaylorMade SIM2 fairway woods: First impressions

Again these are just great looking golf clubs from TaylorMade.

I really like the way there is a clear distinction on the sole between the different models but then we have an almost identical styling on the crown.

TaylorMade SIM2 fairway woods

TaylorMade SIM2 fairway woods: The line-up

As with the drivers we have three offerings in the fairway wood line-up. The range features progressive face sizes for increasing forgiveness.

TaylorMade SIM2 Ti: This is a smaller more compact 170cc head. It has a super low CG which is directly behind the sweet spot to deliver maximum distance with mid launch and low spin. This is thanks to the 8-gram steel sole weight. It also has a super strong Zatech titanium face.

TaylorMade SIM2 fairway woods

TaylorMade SIM2 Max: This is a slightly larger 190cc club head but this time features a C300 steel face. It is designed to launch slightly higher than the Ti model and also be more forgiving.

TaylorMade SIM2 Max D: Again the Max D offers a draw bias flight. It is also the biggest clubhead in the range at 195cc.

TaylorMade SIM2 fairway woods: The technology

SIM2 is designed to be more forgiving than the previous SIM offering.

The V steel sole has been redesigned with more weight brought backwards lowering the CG and increasing MOI and forgiveness.

TaylorMade SIM2 Fairway woods

The sole also improves turf interaction and playability from numerous different lies.

TaylorMade SIM2 fairway woods: The details

Available: February 19, 2021

RRP: £369 (Ti fairway); £279 (Max & Max D fairways)

Stock shafts: Mitsubishi Tensei AV Raw Blue 7 (SIM2); Fujikura Ventus Blue FW (Max); Fujikura Air Speeder 45 (Max D)

Fairway lofts: 13.5° (Rocket); 15° & 19° (SIM2); 15°, 16.5°, 18°, 21° & 24° (Max); 16°, 19° & 22° (Max D)

Grips: Golf Pride Z-Grip Black/Grey; Lamkin Ladies Sonar (Women’s)

More info: TaylorMade website

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Hannah Holden

Equipment and Instruction Editor

Hannah Holden is the Equipment and Instruction Editor here at National Club Golfer. If you’re looking to improve your game, by changing your golf swing or upgrading your golf equipment she’ll have the answers. As well as writing lots of features and reviews you can find her on our YouTube channel giving you insights on the latest rules, clubs and tips to improve your golf game. Hannah is a member at both Huddersfield and Alwoodley golf clubs. You will either find her here or driving up and down the country playing in a variety of elite amateur events.

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