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Keegan Bradley's Taylor-Made Sim Max "D" driver - 2020 WMPO

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  • n_ronesn_rones New YorkMembers  703WRX Points: 289Handicap: 3.6Posts: 703 Golden Tee
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    There it is

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    Taylormade Sim 10.5° GD AD IZ 7x 45.25 inches
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  • J-Ho12J-Ho12 Members  5WRX Points: 30Handicap: +2.0Posts: 5 Bunkers
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    I can't wait to get one.

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  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32795WRX Points: 3,243Posts: 32,795 Titanium Tees
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    ^^^Yes, the scorecard doesn't care what clubs are in your bag. :-)

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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,193Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    Interesting. No plus sign on the hosel.

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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,193Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    Hmm. Well. Then that makes sense as to why my max head came across the pacific without one. Lol. Thanks for the info.

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  • Pingman2019Pingman2019 Members  112WRX Points: 44Posts: 112 Fairways
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    Rory and woodlands sims both have the + on the hosel

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  • thevaporzthevaporz Members  3328WRX Points: 444Handicap: 13Posts: 3,328 Titanium Tees
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    + hosel on Sneds clubs too.

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  • bladehunterbladehunter south carolinaMembers  30917WRX Points: 7,193Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,917 Titanium Tees
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    Lol. Sleep ?

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  • HedgehogHedgehog EUMembers  543WRX Points: 228Handicap: 5Posts: 543 Golden Tee
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    I have been under the impression the "+" just means that it is a CT tested head.. And same as "production" but just tested (verified legality and hotness) for tour use?

    @TaylorMade Golf

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    Taylormade SIM MAX 10,5° HZRDUS Green 70 6.0 / Taylormade M6 15° Hzrdus Yellow 75 6.0 / Ping G410 Crossover 21°Hzrdus Smoke90 6.0 / Ping iBlade 4-PW Modus3 105S / Cleveland RTX4 52/56° DG TI S400 / Ping Glide Forged 60° DG TI S400 / Scotty Cameron Futura 5W 33,5"Stability Shaft / Titleist ProV1
  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston AreaMembers  1520WRX Points: 377Posts: 1,520 Platinum Tees
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    They did this to trick the eye when the club's at address, it doesn't look closed or anything because of the paint job. They also used clever paint tricks to make the twist face not look so open on the toe as well

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    WITB
    Taylormade SIM 9.5* Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade SIM 19* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade P760 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Taylormade Spider X Tour
  • ignitewvuignitewvu Members  2315WRX Points: 274Posts: 2,315 Platinum Tees
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    SIM MAX10.5 Fujikura Speeder Evo IV 661 Stiff
    M5 15 3 Wood Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 7.3 Stiff
    Bridgestone Tour B 19 Hybrid KBS Proto 85 Stiff
    M1 3i KBS Tour 105 Stiff
    Bridgestone J15CB 5-PW DG AMT S300
    Taylormade MG 52 S300
    Taylormade MG2 56/8 KBS HiRev 125
    Taylormade Hi Toe 60/10 KBS HiRev 115
    Scotty Cameron TeI Newport 2 Longneck 34"
    Bridgestone Tour B XS


  • ignitewvuignitewvu Members  2315WRX Points: 274Posts: 2,315 Platinum Tees
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    SIM MAX10.5 Fujikura Speeder Evo IV 661 Stiff
    M5 15 3 Wood Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 7.3 Stiff
    Bridgestone Tour B 19 Hybrid KBS Proto 85 Stiff
    M1 3i KBS Tour 105 Stiff
    Bridgestone J15CB 5-PW DG AMT S300
    Taylormade MG 52 S300
    Taylormade MG2 56/8 KBS HiRev 125
    Taylormade Hi Toe 60/10 KBS HiRev 115
    Scotty Cameron TeI Newport 2 Longneck 34"
    Bridgestone Tour B XS


  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10634WRX Points: 3,761Handicap: 8Posts: 10,634 ClubWRX
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    I like the open look. I get that others may have a different opinion on cosmetic things. I just prefer on that one thing the looks of say the cobra speedzone. Where the paint is off the face a bit. Very small criticism, and does not effect the play of the club. Just a personal pref.. I love the way the head looks over all. the Grey and chalk and everything is great! I could see how moving the paint off the face could make the head look more "busy" and possible look even worse.

    When you put the paint on the face it makes the face look smaller. I am sure TM with all there R&D took this into account and made the decision they thought was best. I will defer to them as I am not an engineer or anything.




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    Driver: Taylormade SIM 10.5 KBS TD 70TX
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 49 and 64
    WEDGES: Titleist SM7 54 and 60 KBS tour custom matte black shafts.
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
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  • AdamStoutjesdykAdamStoutjesdyk Venice FLMembers  168WRX Points: 121Handicap: +3.1Posts: 168 Fairways
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    Looks good! Different strokes for different folks

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    Ping Anser 2X 34"
    Taylormade TP5 PIX

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    That's strange to hear, considering how many '+' signs on SIM drivers on tour that have already been caught on camera this year by Gregg.

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  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston AreaMembers  1520WRX Points: 377Posts: 1,520 Platinum Tees
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    They definitely do look more closed, because they are, but I think the point behind the paint was to just soften how much closed it looked. I don't play a closed driver and I like the open look myself, but just wanted to weigh in on why they put the paint where they did

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    WITB
    Taylormade SIM 9.5* Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade SIM 19* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade P760 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Taylormade Spider X Tour
  • ignitewvuignitewvu Members  2315WRX Points: 274Posts: 2,315 Platinum Tees
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    I guess what I'm saying is the paint doesn't fool my eye.

    Both the 2019 & 2020 retail release look closed, I have to set them to 1 click lower to look square to me.

    My M5 9 is really a 10 head at neutral and it looks slammed shut unless it rolls over on that stupid flange when it lays down.

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    SIM MAX10.5 Fujikura Speeder Evo IV 661 Stiff
    M5 15 3 Wood Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 7.3 Stiff
    Bridgestone Tour B 19 Hybrid KBS Proto 85 Stiff
    M1 3i KBS Tour 105 Stiff
    Bridgestone J15CB 5-PW DG AMT S300
    Taylormade MG 52 S300
    Taylormade MG2 56/8 KBS HiRev 125
    Taylormade Hi Toe 60/10 KBS HiRev 115
    Scotty Cameron TeI Newport 2 Longneck 34"
    Bridgestone Tour B XS


  • n_ronesn_rones New YorkMembers  703WRX Points: 289Handicap: 3.6Posts: 703 Golden Tee
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    I think what they said to us when we were out there is they paint them in a way that makes it so you don't see the twist face when looking at it at address.

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    Taylormade Sim 10.5° GD AD IZ 7x 45.25 inches
    Taylormade SimTI 3 wood 15° GD Tour AD DI-7x 43 inches
    Taylormade SimTI 5 wood 19° GD Tour AD Di 7x 42 inches
    Taylormade Sim Max Rescue 22° Fuji Pro 2.0 8x
    Taylormade P790 2019 5-PW KBS Tour FLT 120s
    Taylormade MG2 50° 
    Taylormade MG2 54°
    Taylormade MG2 58°
    Taylormade Spider X Single Bend 
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  • kcsfkcsf Santa Fe, NMMembers  1278WRX Points: 328Handicap: 5Posts: 1,278 Platinum Tees
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    Agree 100% Quigley and I think the answer for why they did it is touched on in your comment. Not to be too much of a negative Nancy here, but with the drivers getting closer and closer to being Maxed out and most not needing a new driver if you've purchased one the last few years, TM might be driving sales by making the heads more prone to chipping, thus the need for replacing them more often.

    ie, planned obsolescence.

    Akin to Apple refusing to replace their very fragile iphone glass as it drove sales. Only when other manufacturers starting taking sales away by using Gorilla Glass, waterproofing (and other specs) did Apple give in and make their glass more resistant to breaking. The mighty dollar at work again. The businessman in me understands their approach, while the pragmatist is mad as ****.

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members, ClubWRX  10634WRX Points: 3,761Handicap: 8Posts: 10,634 ClubWRX
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    I don't really think that is the case. I am skeptical that there was a conversation around "hey lets put paint of the face that will chip" TM is not the only company that does this. I think in many ways it makes the crown cleaner and less busy. That is probably the correct answer.


    TM driver will sell regardless of ideas to slow sabotage the head.

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    Driver: Taylormade SIM 10.5 KBS TD 70TX
    3 iron Cobra King Utility Aldila Rouge 90 X flex
    4-PW Cobra king forged CB KBS $ Taper 130 X flex
    WEDGES; CLEVELAND RTX4: 49 and 64
    WEDGES: Titleist SM7 54 and 60 KBS tour custom matte black shafts.
    PUTTER; Kronos release long neck
    BALL; 2019 ProV1 yellow/Snell MTB-X yellow
  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston AreaMembers  1520WRX Points: 377Posts: 1,520 Platinum Tees
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    Yeah, just because the advances in CT are nil doesn't mean improvements can't be made elsewhere (aerodynamics, weight distribution with lighter/different materials/etc.)

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    WITB
    Taylormade SIM 9.5* Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade SIM 19* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
    Taylormade P760 4-PW Modus 3 Tour 120 S
    Taylormade MG 52 KBS Tour-V 130 S
    Taylormade Hi-Toe 58 & 64 KBS Hi Rev Wedge
    Taylormade Spider X Tour
  • swgolf12swgolf12 Members  1119WRX Points: 244Posts: 1,119 Platinum Tees
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    Funny how once we pointed out that other SIM drivers had the "+" sign on the hosel @TaylorMade Golf seemed to leave the chat.

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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers  5518WRX Points: 501Handicap: 10Posts: 5,518 Titanium Tees
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    Anyone demo the D against the others?

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  • getair23getair23 Members  2318WRX Points: 427Posts: 2,318 Platinum Tees
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    Keegan looking for that Cleveland Classic deepness again!

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    I’ve seen a few “tour issue” SIM heads listed on eBay, all have the + on the hosel.

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    Driver - G410 LST 9* Ventus Black 7X (tipped 1”)
    Fairway - Under Construction
    Hybrid - Under Construction
    Irons - 2019 Cobra King Forged MB 5-GW KBS $-Taper 130X
    Sand Wedge - Cobra MIM Black 56.10 Versatile KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125
    Lob Wedge - Cobra MIM Black 60.04 Widelow KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 125 
    Putter - Tour Issue Odyssey Protype PT12
    


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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members  3830WRX Points: 732Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,830 Titanium Tees
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    My suspicion is that TM didn't really expect a lot of interest in the D model and because Bradley needed one quickly they just gave him a retail head.

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    TaylorMade M2 DF 16.5° w/ Mitsu Diamana W 80X
    TaylorMade Sim Max Rescue 19° w/ HZRDUS Red 105 6.5
    Yonex Ezone CB-301 3-9 w/ Nippon Modus 125X
    Cleveland RTX4 Raw 48°,53°,58° w/ DG S400 Tour Issue
    TaylorMade Spider Tour Black 34"

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