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  • red5standingbyred5standingby Members  123WRX Points: 41Handicap: 10Posts: 123 Fairways
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    10.5 Sim set upright with weight neutral. Shaft is Venus Blue with Velocore at 45 inches. I only got two rounds and one range session in before courses were shut down. The big left miss is gone and now it is straight to a small cut which I love. Set at completely neutral it was going right which was a big chance from my previous driver.

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    PXG Proto X+ 10.5’ Hzrdus Yellow 6.0 63 Hand Crafted

    Callaway Rogue 3 & 5 wood Even Flow Blue 70s

    PXG Gen2 0317X 22 hybrid Even Flow Blue 85s HY

    PXG Gen2 0311P 5-GW SteelFiber I95s

    TaylorMade MG2 Raw 54’ & 58’ S-200

    Bettinardi Queen B 6

    Srixon Z Star XV

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  • stingerfadestingerfade Members  667WRX Points: 457Posts: 667 Golden Tee
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    Do the m5 weights for the SIM track? Where are you guys getting the extra weights?

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  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2656WRX Points: 1,669Handicap: 4Posts: 2,656 Titanium Tees
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    Were you fit for your M5? That is a silly amount of spin... doesn't sound right. That would be like going from a Ping G20 with reg shaft to the Sim. I could see 2600-2700 but 3500 is not right.

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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3720WRX Points: 669Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,720 Titanium Tees
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    Yeah, m5 weights fit. Got mine from monark, but TM, Golf Works, etc have them.

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  • Jnardelean19Jnardelean19 Members  95WRX Points: 26Handicap: 1Posts: 95 Fairways
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    I was not this was my first fitting ever when I got fit for the SIM. I hit it like 280 total on a smoked shot with the m5 but was seeing 280 carry and 315 totals on trackman with the SIM

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    WITB - 2020

    Driver: Taylormade Sim - 8° - Atmos Black 60tx

    Fariway/Strong Hybrid: 2020 Mizuno CLK - 16° turned to 14* - Tensei Pro White 90TX

    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Tour 85 X-stiff

    Irons: Ping Blueprint - 4i to 9i Dynamic Golf 120 Xstiff

    Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 RAW 45° and 50* Callaway MD4 RAW 54 and 58

    Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5x playing at 31.25inches

    Balls: Left Dash ProV1X

    Bag: Ogio College program bag

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  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ALClubWRX  3610WRX Points: 466Handicap: +1Posts: 3,610 ClubWRX
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    I had m5 tour. Hit the mavrik at demo days so I bought ther mavrik sz. It was crazy long on good shots, but crazy income.

    We t to ther sim max and have been seriously impressed. Longer than mavrik sz on average for me.

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    TaylorMade SIM driver 
    TaylorMade  M6 3 wood
    Mizuno JPX 850 2* hybrid 
    Titleist 718 AP2 4-PW
    TaylorMade HiToe 50, 54, 58
    Scotty Cameron Fastback 1.5
  • pat_katopat_kato ClubWRX  178WRX Points: 158Posts: 178 ClubWRX
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    I have the Sim Max and loved it and miss hitting it. Lol. I got the 9 degree so I could loft up to close the face a bit and it did help straighten out shots. I am scared to see what my swing and shots will look like when we in California get to golf again.

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    Driver: TaylorMade SIM Max 9º Ventus Black 6s Stiff Flex
    Fairway: TaylorMade SIM Max 3 Wood Ventus Blue 7s Stiff Flex
    Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM MAX 3H Ventus Blue 6s Flex
    Irons: Mizuno MP-20 MMC 4-P True Temper Dynalite 105 Stiff Flex
    Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8 52º F Grind, 56º M Grind, 60º M Grind 
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 
    Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS
  • Boydr12Boydr12 Members  1072WRX Points: 168Handicap: 2Posts: 1,072 Platinum Tees
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    9.0 turned up at 10.0, PX Smoke Hulk 6.0 60. Weight in the middle. Piercing bombssss

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  • aussiebaussieb Lefty Boomers  843WRX Points: 106Handicap: +1.8Posts: 843 Golden Tee
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    SIM 9* w/Accra RP472 M5+ @45" currently, but ordered a Ventus Black 7X and UST LINQ Gunmetal 7X for variety and curiosity's sake. Weight is neutral, as is loft sleeve, which works perfectly for me. If I did anything, I'd adjust the loft down and weight out to toe. Finally cracking 170 BS with 2200-2300 spin consistently without losing control of dispersion.

    It's like the best mix of my G400 and ST190, that didn't improve enough for me in their latest models. Not that they're bad, but SIM is a complete surprise since I haven't touched a TM since R7 425 and R9 Super-Tri days.

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    SIM 9*, Accra RPG 472 M5+, 45" M5 15*, Accra TZx 475 M5, 43" Ping G400 19*, Accra XH85, 41" SEL MP20 4-P, Modus 130X T20 50*7, 54*8,60*6 Modus Wedge 125 Toulon San Diego 33.5" 2019 Srixon XV
    Occasionally throw in a DI over the hybrid, 3i HMB (18*) KBS Proto 85X
  • craz-ecraz-e Members  4401WRX Points: 485Handicap: 3Posts: 4,401 Titanium Tees
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    would love to hear your thoughts with the Ventus black and the UST LinQ Gunmetal. Got to hit the LinQ purple during my SIM fitting and it was the best feeling shaft I got to hit on the day but had a few misses to the left. The Gunmetal grey option intrigues me

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    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Scotty Cameron 2020 Special select Del Mar
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
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  • JakeW13JakeW13 Members  123WRX Points: 140Handicap: 4.1Posts: 123 Fairways
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    Can anyone speak to a stock fade setup with this driver? I recently bought a Ventus 6x that I'd like to put a SIM head on to compare to my G410+ and Accra TZ5.

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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 9 Degrees Flat setting, Weight in Toe, Accra TZ5 65 M5
    FW: Titleist TS2 3W, 15 Degrees, Graphite Design Tour AD Blue 75 X
    3 Iron: Taylormade P790s, Nippon Pro Modus Tour 105S
    4-PW: Ping Blueprint, Red Dot Power Spec, DG 120 S300
    50: Cleveland RTX DG S400
    56&60: Callaway MD3
    Putter: Taylormade Spider X Navy 34"
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (2019)
  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ALClubWRX  3610WRX Points: 466Handicap: +1Posts: 3,610 ClubWRX
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    IN MY TESTING.., regular sim with ventus was very fade biased. Ventus is no joke... stiffer tip kept it from turning over as well.

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    TaylorMade SIM driver 
    TaylorMade  M6 3 wood
    Mizuno JPX 850 2* hybrid 
    Titleist 718 AP2 4-PW
    TaylorMade HiToe 50, 54, 58
    Scotty Cameron Fastback 1.5
  • JakeW13JakeW13 Members  123WRX Points: 140Handicap: 4.1Posts: 123 Fairways
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    Re-posting this here (also posted in the Ventus thread in Tour & Pre-release)

    Initial findings from on course testing between my Ping G410+ and Taylormade SIM. I hit about 20 drives with each, on various holes with varying wind directions.

    Ping G410+ Setup

    • Accra TZ5 M5 (70 grams)
    • 1 degree flat (lie angle)
    • Weight in toe (fade)
    • Playing at 9* loft
    • Total weight 334g


    Taylormade SIM Setup

    • Fujikura Ventus Black 6x (65 grams)
    • Weight in center
    • Playing at 9* loft (turned down from 10.5* default)
    • Total weight 329g


    Notes

    • On comparable shots (height, shot shape, etc), the SIM/Ventus was about 7-10 yards longer. I had at least two drives from SIM that were easily 15+ yards longer.
    • I've been playing the G410+ for a year, and the slightly additional weight is something my body is very attuned to. My consistency was overall better with the G410+.
    • With the SIM setup, I was able to produce a very reliable low-spin fade on well struck shots (exactly what I'm looking for).
    • However, possibly due to the lighter overall weight, I hit a couple severe hooks.
    • The G410+ on sub-optimal strikes tended to spin more. Today was a fairly windy day, so that added spin impacted overall carry much more on the G410+ than with the SIM.
    • I didn't hit a single "spinny" shot with the SIM. Even hit one high on the face and carry was minimally affected.
    • I feel the head more with my G410+ and Accra TZ5, even with the shaft being 5 grams heavier. I like this more than the lighter SIM.
    • I've been working on not allowing my upper body to "stall out" on the downswing. When I focused on forcing my shoulders to continue opening up, the SIM really started to shine. My G410+ felt stuck behind me at times and produced a push fade miss to the right, whereas the SIM produced a fade that started just left of my line and came back to.


    I don't know if any of this information will be helpful to anyone, but I figured I'd write it up while it's fresh in my mind. At this point I am still undecided, but am going to potentially try adding weight to the SIM to bring it in line with my G410+ and then do some more comparisons.

    If anyone has questions, I'd be happy to answer.

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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 9 Degrees Flat setting, Weight in Toe, Accra TZ5 65 M5
    FW: Titleist TS2 3W, 15 Degrees, Graphite Design Tour AD Blue 75 X
    3 Iron: Taylormade P790s, Nippon Pro Modus Tour 105S
    4-PW: Ping Blueprint, Red Dot Power Spec, DG 120 S300
    50: Cleveland RTX DG S400
    56&60: Callaway MD3
    Putter: Taylormade Spider X Navy 34"
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (2019)
  • craz-ecraz-e Members  4401WRX Points: 485Handicap: 3Posts: 4,401 Titanium Tees
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    Maybe look at adding a little more weight to the SIM head?

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    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Scotty Cameron 2020 Special select Del Mar
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
  • JakeW13JakeW13 Members  123WRX Points: 140Handicap: 4.1Posts: 123 Fairways
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    Yeah, that's the plan. Mentioned it in my last paragraph. Should I go hotmelt or does SIM have heavier weights I can buy?

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    Driver: Ping G410 Plus, 9 Degrees Flat setting, Weight in Toe, Accra TZ5 65 M5
    FW: Titleist TS2 3W, 15 Degrees, Graphite Design Tour AD Blue 75 X
    3 Iron: Taylormade P790s, Nippon Pro Modus Tour 105S
    4-PW: Ping Blueprint, Red Dot Power Spec, DG 120 S300
    50: Cleveland RTX DG S400
    56&60: Callaway MD3
    Putter: Taylormade Spider X Navy 34"
    Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (2019)
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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3720WRX Points: 669Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,720 Titanium Tees
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    You can put m5 weights in the sim front track. I added a 4g weight to mine...needed 2 swingweight points more. I play a stock fade and this is my setup.


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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3720WRX Points: 669Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,720 Titanium Tees
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    It really depends on you and what you can very slightly improve on. I tried adding lead tape along the back and couldn't find consistency.

    4g isn't going to change a whole lot. In the front track the weight

    -will make the head feel a bit heavier

    -will tend to help slow face rate of closure

    -will tend to drop launch and spin just a touch

    -will increase gear effect (how much club/ball contact makes the ball spin)

    More weight in the back will tend to do the opposite of what I listed.

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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3720WRX Points: 669Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,720 Titanium Tees
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    2 points is 4g. A 4g weight is less than $20 shipped. Cheap way to test things out.

    Just a fyi...if you get the 4g weight, don't tighten it until the wrench clicks. You'll strip the screw. Just tighten it until the wrench is about to click and you'll be set.

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  • golfpros1golfpros1 Members  7894WRX Points: 313Handicap: 0.3Posts: 7,894 Titanium Tees
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    I've never been super comfortable with the Taylormade drivers. I produce good numbers on a launch monitor, but on the course they never felt that great to me, and the heads seem to pursue low spin in exchange for forgiveness, making them unnecessarily difficult to play consistently day in and day out.

    Has the SIM brought anything new to the table, or is this just the same thing from TM again this year in a new package? I'm probably going to pick up a TS3 this year, but I'd consider the SIM driver if something is really different.

    BTW, don't buy anything TM from eBay. It's fake as often as it's not. Support your local shop or buy online from a well known retailer.

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    Driver: Titleist TS3 9.5 w/ Tensei Blue 55 S
    3W: Titleist 915F 15 w/ Diamana D+ 80 S
    3H: Titleist 915H 21 w/ Diamana D+ 90 S
    Irons: 4-W Titleist T100 w/ Project X LZ 6.0
    Wedge: Vokey SM8 54.10S TC w/ Project X LZ 6.0
    Wedge: Vokey SM8 60.04L TC w/ Project X LZ 6.0
    Ball: Titleist ProV1
    Bag: Titleist
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3720WRX Points: 669Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,720 Titanium Tees
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    I ordered from monark. I would go with monark or golf works. Too many sellers with crap goods from China that aren't to spec on ebay. Tried a ts3 last year and bought a weight for it. The weight was supposed to be 8 or 10g and it wasnt even 2g. The magnet on the weight wasn't even a magnet. Just a plastic cap. Cheap garbage.

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  • David_McCullyDavid_McCully Members  6WRX Points: 14Posts: 6 Bunkers
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    Had a fitting for the SIM hybrid and there was a SIM driver 10.5 with stock Diamana stiff shaft. Had no interest in a new driver as my M5 was mint!!!

    Had a few swings and it was flying to the back of the range. Jumped on the trackman and was driving 250m carry (275 yards). M5 couldn’t get past 235. Switched shafts and heads around and nothing close to SIM with stock. Dispersion way tighter too.

    Next & final round with M5 was the best driving round I’ve ever had. Golf huh! 🤦🏼‍♂️

    SIM is amazing. Going to get the 3 wood next.

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  • aussiebaussieb Lefty Boomers  843WRX Points: 106Handicap: +1.8Posts: 843 Golden Tee
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    I would never have guessed that the hottest shaft at the moment was the worst performer for me in the SIM. The Ventus Black isn't a poorly made shaft, but it felt lifeless in comparison to the other two. Most shots for me are within 5mm and the UST was getting more ballspeed production and smash factor. On the course the UST was easiest to hit down 7/7 fairways , opposed to the 6/7 with the Accra and 5/7 with Ventus. The Accra is the most stable on mishits, whereas I really don't mishit the LinQ GM as the profile must really suit me best. I'm probably going to sell the Ventus and swap around the other two for awhile longer.

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    SIM 9*, Accra RPG 472 M5+, 45" M5 15*, Accra TZx 475 M5, 43" Ping G400 19*, Accra XH85, 41" SEL MP20 4-P, Modus 130X T20 50*7, 54*8,60*6 Modus Wedge 125 Toulon San Diego 33.5" 2019 Srixon XV
    Occasionally throw in a DI over the hybrid, 3i HMB (18*) KBS Proto 85X
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  • drvrwdgedrvrwdge Members  2684WRX Points: 285Handicap: +.7Posts: 2,684 Titanium Tees
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    SIM 10.5 tuned down one notch to 9.75 to open the face a bit and like many others take the left side out of play. Fujikura Ventus Black 6x, no tipping. Had a G410 LST previous with the same shaft and while it was an amazing driver, and I dont have any numbers, I have no doubt hit a handful of drives that the 410 would have gotten no where near. And I had previously thought it was the longest driver I had ever hit. Both sound and feel are better to me and I think it looks better. All that and better performance. As stated I dont have numbers but spin is visually lower. Much flat flight and roll out is greater as well.

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    Taylormade SIM 10.5 Fujikura Ventus Black 6x
    Taylormade M6 Tensei Pro Orange V3 70TX
    Ping G410 19* Hybrid Tensei PO 100TX
    Revolving door
    Honma TW W4 52/56/60 Modus 125 Wedge
    Ping Sigma 2 Tyne Steath, Stealth shaft. PP58 Black Cord
    Snell MTB X
    Ping Hoofer Multicam
  • RobYakesRobYakes "You can talk to a fade but a hook won't listen" Washington, D.C.Members, ClubWRX  462WRX Points: 120Handicap: 4-6Posts: 462 Greens
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    SIM 9.0 at standard. Track weight all the way to heel. Graphite Design AD-IZ 6S at 45.5". Absolute beast and favorite driver to date. Can finally hit draws and fades on command off the tee (was previously a fade/cut player only).

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    SIM 9.0* AD-IZ 6S // SIM 15* AD-IZ 7S // SIM 19* AD-DI 7S // P790 Modus 120S // MILLED GRIND 50* & 54* Modus 115W // HI-TOE 60* Modus 115W // SPIDER X 34"
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  • boggymanboggyman Members  3003WRX Points: 389Posts: 3,003 Titanium Tees
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    Why is it being referred to as the “front track” weight. Am I missing something here, thought there’s only one track?

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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3720WRX Points: 669Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,720 Titanium Tees
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    All depends on you man. For me, it had higher launch and lower spin than other drivers I've played.

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  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3720WRX Points: 669Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,720 Titanium Tees
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    Front track weight verses back weight. Both can be replaced/changed/etc...

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    🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️I got it now 😂😂😂I looked on TM site but can’t find them. I do have my trusty m5 as a backup now. Might have to experiment. Are the SIM 10 grams like the m5, or do you know? I can’t find the weight of the stock in the SIM. Thanks!!

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