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

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  • n_ronesn_rones New York 662WRX Points: 258Handicap: 4.2Members Posts: 662 Golden Tee
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    There it is

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  • J-Ho12J-Ho12  4WRX Points: 30Handicap: +2.0Members Posts: 4 Starters
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    I can't wait to get one.

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  • Sean2Sean2  32166WRX Points: 1,996Members Posts: 32,166 Titanium Tees
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    ^^^Yes, the scorecard doesn't care what clubs are in your bag. :-)

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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 30198WRX Points: 6,555Handicap: NONEMembers Posts: 30,198 Titanium Tees
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    Interesting. No plus sign on the hosel.

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    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 30198WRX Points: 6,555Handicap: NONEMembers Posts: 30,198 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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    TM SIM max 10.8 Fuji Ventus red 6x 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  54 60 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


  • Pingman2019Pingman2019  48WRX Points: 23Members Posts: 48 Bunkers
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    Rory and woodlands sims both have the + on the hosel

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  • thevaporzthevaporz  3280WRX Points: 408Handicap: 13Members Posts: 3,280 Titanium Tees
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    + hosel on Sneds clubs too.

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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolina 30198WRX Points: 6,555Handicap: NONEMembers Posts: 30,198 Titanium Tees
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    Lol. Sleep ?

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    TM SIM max 10.8 Fuji Ventus red 6x 
    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3- PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged  54 60 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


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  • HedgehogHedgehog EU 503WRX Points: 196Handicap: 5Members Posts: 503 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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  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston Area 1488WRX Points: 355Members Posts: 1,488 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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  • ignitewvuignitewvu  2265WRX Points: 252Members Posts: 2,265 Platinum Tees
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    M1 3i KBS Tour 105 Stiff
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    Taylormade MG 52 S300
    Taylormade MG2 56/8 KBS HiRev 125
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    M5 9 Fujikura Ventus Black 6S 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"
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU  9552WRX Points: 3,038Handicap: 8Members Posts: 9,552 Titanium Tees
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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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  • AdamStoutjesdykAdamStoutjesdyk Venice FL 120WRX Points: 84Handicap: +1.5Members Posts: 120 Fairways
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    Looks good! Different strokes for different folks

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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 Area 1488WRX Points: 355Members Posts: 1,488 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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    Taylormade SIM 9.5* Ventus Black 6X
    Taylormade SIM 15* Graphite Design AD-DI 7X
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  • ignitewvuignitewvu  2265WRX Points: 252Members Posts: 2,265 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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    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"
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  • n_ronesn_rones New York 662WRX Points: 258Handicap: 4.2Members Posts: 662 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 39.75 inches
    Taylormade P770 5-PW KBS Tour FLT 120
    Mizuno S18 50° 
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  • kcsfkcsf Santa Fe, NM 1214WRX Points: 297Handicap: 5Members Posts: 1,214 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  9552WRX Points: 3,038Handicap: 8Members Posts: 9,552 Titanium Tees
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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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    4-PW Mizuno MP-18 MB Aldila RIP SLT Tour 115X Flex
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  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston Area 1488WRX Points: 355Members Posts: 1,488 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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    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
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  • swgolf12swgolf12  1060WRX Points: 205Members Posts: 1,060 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 Sun 5267WRX Points: 398Handicap: 10Members Posts: 5,267 Titanium Tees
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    Anyone demo the D against the others?

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  • getair23getair23  2224WRX Points: 375Members Posts: 2,224 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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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic  3531WRX Points: 502Handicap: 3.0Members Posts: 3,531 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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