SIM vs SIM Max Fairway Woods

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texcromtexcrom Franklin, TN 3677WRX Points: 325ClubWRX Posts: 3,677 ClubWRX
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Anyone had a chance to play both? Thoughts?


Taylor Made SIM 9.0 degree HZRDUS Black Smoke 6.0 70g Stiff
Taylor Made SIM 15 degree Titanium HZRDUS Black Smoke 6.0 80g Stiff
Taylor Made SIM Max Hybrid 19 degree Ventus Blue Stiff
Taylor Made P790 (2019) 4 - PW - Modus Tour 120 Stiff
Titleist Vokey SM7 54-10S, 60-10S
Titleist Scotty Cameron T-22 Newport
Titleist Pro V1



  • COmedicCOmedic  155WRX Points: 65Members Posts: 155 Fairways
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    Hopefully with the actual release yesterday some more reviews will start to come in. I chose to wing it and purchase a SIM Ti 3-wood over the max but haven’t hit either, just going off previous models and personal likes.

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  • sethdavidsdadsethdavidsdad  1917WRX Points: 148Handicap: 2Members Posts: 1,917 Platinum Tees
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    I bought sim max, haven't hit it enough to give a opinion. I was really bummed when I found out the shaft was glued and not changeable. Might have changed my choice just by that.

    Ping G410 Plus Tour AD DI 6s
    Ping G410 Plus Velvex Rome
    TM Jetspeed 5 wood
    Mizuno MP20 Nippon Modus 120
    Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide
    Vokeys SM6 52,56 SM7 60
    WITB Link
  • JunglelandJungleland  532WRX Points: 73Handicap: 7Members Posts: 532 Golden Tee
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    I went with the Sim TI 5W - it’s an absolute cannon. Long, mid-high trajectory and a tight ball flight. just explosive off the face, really fun club to hit.

  • dmeeksDCdmeeksDC  2733WRX Points: 370Handicap: 8ClubWRX Posts: 2,733 ClubWRX
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    I’ve got a glued shaft in a Wilson D7 driver. It looks sleeker from address and also feels great. Glued hosel is an attractive feature to me.

    Ping G400 9 degrees, Ping Tour stiff shaft, 65 grams
    Callaway XHot2 Pro 5 wood, 17 degrees, Aldila Tour Blue stiff shaft
    Titleist 915F fairway, 21 degrees, Diamana Blue 70 stiff
    Srixon 565 4 iron, Nippon 980GH stiff shaft
    Adams CMB irons, 5-PW, KBS C Taper regular shafts (110g)
    Titleist Vokey SM7 50 degree, F grind, Dynamic Gold S200 shaft
    Callaway Mack Daddy 2 54-degree wedge, S grind, DG wedge shaft
    Ben Hogan TK wedge, 59 degree, KBS black wedge shaft
    TaylorMade TP Chaska putter, sliver, 34 inches
  • LobberLobber  2515WRX Points: 200Members Posts: 2,515 Titanium Tees
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    Have the SIM 15 for two weeks now. Really loving the performance and look. Feels great and long. Sounds nice off the face easy to hit deck or tee. Have the Hybrid too and loving it

  • cliffhangercliffhanger spruce grove alberta 1769WRX Points: 216Handicap: 8.2ClubWRX Posts: 1,769 ClubWRX
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    I am finding the same results with the Ti 3 wood with a Graphite Design GP 7x shaft in it... its explosive and very consistent.


    Driver: Empty Slot at the moment
    3Wood: TM M6 (14 deg) with Project X Smoke 70X playing at 43 inches......Just ordered a Sim Ti 15 deg with Graphite Design GP 7x shaft
    2 iron/ 5Wood/Hybrid: Empty Slot at the moment
    4-GW: TM P760 with KBS Tour X (all bent 2 deg flat) standard length
    Wedges: TM Hi-Toe 56/10 and 60/10 (all bent 2 deg flat) with 2.0 hi-rev shafts both standard lengths... New wedges coming
    TM Mullen 2 TP putter @ 34 inches 
    Titleist Pro V1 (2019) 

     All grips 360 tour velvet burgundy with 1 extra wrap (Trying tour velvet align on 3 wood) 

    Sun mountain 4.5 stand bag

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  • n_ronesn_rones New York 662WRX Points: 258Handicap: 4.2Members Posts: 662 Golden Tee
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    The TI fairways are like everyone has said really explosive. I hit down on the ball a ton and put a lot of spin on it so the TI made more sense for me than the Max. They were both great heads just the TI fit into my windows better.

    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° 
    Titleist Vokey SM7 54°
    Taylormade Hi Toe 58°
    Taylormade Spider X copper single bend 35 inches
    -Pro V1x ball
  • J_L_35J_L_35  13WRX Points: 13Members Posts: 13 Bunkers
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    Picked up a SIM Max 3/15 with the Ventus Blue shaft and it is a beast!! Only hit it indoors at a local simulator but already is my new favorite club in my bag!


    TaylorMade M5 9 deg [Project X Evenflow Black 65g] // TayorMade SIM Max 3w 15 deg [Fujikura Ventus Blue 5-R] // Slazenger Wrath 5i-PW // TaylorMade ATV Grind Wedges 52-56-60 [KBS Tour Steel] // Odyssey Stroke Lab 7s // TaylorMade TP5 // Mizuno BRD-4 [Cart-Red-Gray]

  • jungwjd7jungwjd7 seattle, WA 54WRX Points: 21Members Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    I just purchased SIM MAX D type with great deal. I will pull out my IZ 7s and glue it to sim max. Very excited to see the result!


    Taylormade SIM MAX 10.5 Graphite Design Tour AD VR 6S
    Taylormade SIM MAX D 3W 16 Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 7S
    Taylormade SIM MAX 3H 19 Graphite Design Tour AD DI 85S HY
    Taylormade 4-P P790 17’ Nippon NS Modus3 Tour 120S
    Callway Mack Daddy 4 48(10), 52(10), 56(10)
    Titlist SM7 60(12)
    Toulon Las Vegas

  • GraymulliganGraymulligan  2438WRX Points: 141Handicap: 8ishMembers Posts: 2,438 Platinum Tees
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    I made the mistake of hitting the TI, and it's likely going to chase my trusty M2 3 wood out of the bag. With the same shaft, I'm getting a better trajectory and it's a super consistent couple yard fade. The 3 wood is easily the worst club in my bag, so picking up some improvement there would be a big positive.

    M5 w/Rogue
    Cobra F6 3/4 wood w/Kuro Kage
    RSI 2 driving iron w/recoil
    PSI Tour 4-pw w/S300
    MD3 50/54/58
    Lajosi DD201 w/full face Damascus insert

  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, Canada 8131WRX Points: 340Handicap: ScotchMembers Posts: 8,131 Titanium Tees
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    Love the look, but not the feel for me. Going G410s.

    In the bag:

    Demoing for 2020.

    Super Bowl LII Champions
    Fly Eagles Fly!
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  • tgoodspe1991tgoodspe1991 New England 1066WRX Points: 364Handicap: +2.8Members Posts: 1,066 Platinum Tees
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    “Golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated; it satisfies the soul and frustrates the intellect. It is at the same
    time rewarding and maddening – and it is without a doubt the greatest game mankind has ever invented."
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  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, Canada 8131WRX Points: 340Handicap: ScotchMembers Posts: 8,131 Titanium Tees
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    Felt too hard. Felt like I was hitting rocks?!

    In the bag:

    Demoing for 2020.

    Super Bowl LII Champions
    Fly Eagles Fly!
  • 18thbunker18thbunker  387WRX Points: 76Members Posts: 387 Greens
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    Did you ever get a chance to compare the Sim with the M5 TI fairway ? Traded my Titleist woods for the M5 TI 3 wood and I am pleasantly surprised....I am Tiger !!

    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]driver - Titleist 915 D3 10.5[/font]
    [font=comic sans ms,cursive]fairway - Ping I25 18 degree 5 wood
    hybrid - Ben Hogan VKTR 19 & 23
    Irons - Mizuno MP68 3-PW
    wedges Mizuno MP-T5 50-58
    putter - Ping Sigma G Doon[/font]
  • JunglelandJungleland  532WRX Points: 73Handicap: 7Members Posts: 532 Golden Tee
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    I didn’t, regret not trying the M5 last year because I never got comfortable with any FW’s in ‘19


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