TaylorMade SIM MAX-D Driver
Who’s It For?
TaylorMade has risen to the top of the ranks in the golf industry, especially when it comes to metalwoods. Every year the golf community waits in eager anticipation for what TaylorMade will do next with drivers and fairway woods. In 2020, TaylorMade has transitioned away from the M family and introduced the SIM series. SIM, which stands for Shape in Motion, features a revolutionary new shape with impressive aerodynamics designed to increase swing speed. The SIM Max D-Type driver is designed with a large footprint and a draw bias to deliver better performance to golfers who struggle with a slice or block miss. The SIM Max driver is built similar to the SIM Max D-Type, but without the draw bias. Meanwhile, the standard SIM driver features a more compact clubhead with a sliding weight on the sole for lower spin and adjustability.
The Tech Story
The TaylorMade SIM family has been designed to help golfers increase their clubhead speed through aerodynamics. The sole features an Inertia Generator that has been strategically shaped and placed asymmetrically so that it matches the airflow created by a golf swing. This construction creates faster clubhead speed, which results in more ball speed and distance. The clubhead is also created with a multi-material construction that includes carbon, titanium, and steel. Through the use of these materials, TaylorMade was able to precisely position the center of gravity low to generate both high MOI and low spin. Returning from previous TaylorMade drivers are the Speed Injected and Twist Face technologies. Speed Injected technology involves an injection process of resin that allows the driver to be built over the legal speed limit before it is tuned back to conform. Twist Face technology consists of a slightly twisted clubface, particularly at the heel and toe areas, to overcome inherent tendencies on mis-hits and produce straighter ball flights. The SIM Max D-Type driver also features an adjustable loft sleeve that allows the golfer to optimize the club for trajectory and ball flight biases.
Facts and Figures
- Available Lofts: 9, 10.5, 12 degrees
- Clubhead Volume: 460cc
- Stock Length: 45 ¾ inches (Men), 43 ¾ inches (Women)
- Swing Weight: D3 (Men), C5 (Women)
- Stock Men’s Shafts: UST Mamiya Helium
- Stock Women’s Shafts: Aldila NV Ladies
- Stock Men’s Grip: Golf Pride Z-Grip
- Stock Women’s Grip: Lamkin Ladies Sonar
- 9-degree model only available in men’s
- Women’s models only available in right-handed
- Headcover Included
2nd Swing Golf offers professional, tour-level club fitting at all of its retail locations, as well as a knowledgeable customer service staff that can help answer questions related to fitting. Please call 612-216-4152 or visit our fitting website if you have fitting questions or want to know more about 2nd Swing’s custom fitting services, locations, and staff.
Please note that 2nd Swing offers a 45-day play guarantee with the purchase of this product. If you decide to purchase this club, you will have 45 days from the time you have your new club(s) in your hands to test it out on the course. If you are not satisfied, you can return for a full store credit refund. For more information about the 45-day play guarantee, click here.