Driving The TaylorMade Sim Driver
You may have seen it in the bags of Dustin, Rory, John Rahm, even Tiger, well add Revell to that list after I put the new TaylorMade Sim Driver in the bag for a belt this week.
We had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Sim range and now they are here it seems it was well worth the wait. SIM actually stands for Shape In Motion, which is ironic as I am often described the same way….
The reason for this is TaylorMade thinks clubhead technology is reaching its maximum in terms of generating more ball speed in line with legal limits, so in order to provide golfers with a club that can allow them to make further improvements without changing the head, they have focused their research on making the head shape more aerodynamic. With their new shaped head they can move the weight further back and claim to increase clubhead speed due to less drag.
They do look a little different at set up but not that much to put you off, in fact, they look really nice. The main difference is in the sole and the back of the head. The sole is shaped to reduce drag at the most critical part of the swing and improve aerodynamics for more clubhead speed. The new redesigned Inertia Generator places weight at the extreme low-and-back portion of the clubhead for enhanced forgiveness, in other words, they go longer and your poor shots go straighter..not bad.
They come in 3 different models depending on your requirements. I tried the Standard model but the other 2 offer higher ball flight and the D model offers a Draw bias to help reduce your slice and increase your distance.
They have changed colours also, no more red base and now the crown of the head has a grey and chalk white finish. Overall I gave it a 5 star, I couldn’t fault it, in fact, I loved it and it may stay in the bag.. for at least a week anyway…
See you next week,
Shane “Chop ” Revell
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