TaylorMade SIM Metalwood Fitting trip at The Kingdom! Follow Along Here!

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  • hurley999shurley999s Members  746WRX Points: 361Posts: 746 Golden Tee
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    Very cool my man. I’m sure you guys wanted to extend the trip through the weekend at least.

    Also, forgot to ask but are the heads they used at for your fitting similar to the tour heads? Meaning did their stock have exact specs measured out (loft/lie) or did they not say? I guess unless they specifically said one way or another, we wouldn’t know what they do behind the scenes but was curious.

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  • Redjeep83Redjeep83 Members  5981WRX Points: 577Posts: 5,981 Titanium Tees
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    Either tiger shrunk a few inches or Rory is standing on a hill because he is 5"9 and tiger is 6"1

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  • osubuckeyes691osubuckeyes691 Columbus, OHMembers  1228WRX Points: 379Handicap: 1.9Posts: 1,228 Platinum Tees
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    It did not look like the heads we were testing were spec’d out. The clubs were getting, to the best of my knowledge, will not be spec’d either. One interesting thing we learned is that there is zero difference between the SIM you could buy at golf galaxy and the SIM tour guys are playing. In some cases Taylormade actually injects MORE resin than retail heads in order to make the tour drivers slower. They told a really cool story about how this was the case with Brooks. They just hit is so darn hard. So actually there’s a good chance the driver the public buys will be faster than the tour heads.

    Obviously there are differences when you take in to account hot melt, and potential hosel bending, etc. but the structure of the drivers are exactly the same. That that was pretty cool.

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    Taylormade SIM 8* - Fujikura Ventus Black 6
    Taylormade SIM Ti 3w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Taylormade SIM Ti 5w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Srixon 745 4-PW - Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 - SST Pure
    Ping Glide 3.0 - 50SS, 54SS, 60Eye2
    Taylormade Spider X Tour - Stability Tour - Evnroll Gravity Grip   /   Yes! Sally12 Long Putter / Yes! Sally12 Std - Evnroll Gravity Grip
  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3608WRX Points: 619Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,608 Titanium Tees
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    Awesome. That's a fitting rather than just smashing balls on a launch monitor.

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    Keep em coming guys. Very interested in reading/seeing more info on the putters and putting lab.

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    TaylorMade Kingdom M4 9.5* Red 5S stiff Atmos 44.5”
    TaylorMade M4 3HL 16.5* fairway stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 3 hybrid stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 4 hybrid stiff Atmos
    PING G410 5-U w/DG 105s
    Callaway Apex CF19  5-A w/KBS $-Taper 120
    Cleveland RTX 54*
    Cleveland RTX 58*
    Seemore si5, si3 and Directed Force 2.0
    Garmin g6/Precision Pro Nx7 Pro slope
    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/838786-cwings-witb-2013/
    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1580770/recaps-the-taylormade-twistfaceexperience-7-golfwrx-members-visit-the-kingdom-for-an-exclusive-m3/p1
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members  10327WRX Points: 3,531Handicap: 8Posts: 10,327 Titanium Tees
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    That KBS shaft interests me. Can you provide anymore info?

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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
  • osubuckeyes691osubuckeyes691 Columbus, OHMembers  1228WRX Points: 379Handicap: 1.9Posts: 1,228 Platinum Tees
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    honestly I don’t have a ton of technical info on the shaft. My fitting was cut slightly short so that we could make our Aviara tee time so I didn’t get the chance to ask those kind of questions and really nerd our learning about those kind of details.

    But it’s a shaft with a lot of feel and a lot of pop. Compared to the Ventus Black I could really feel it unload. But with that said, it produced a flat ball flight. Typically I like a shaft that is pretty linear feeing and I wouldn’t say this was IMO. I’m not the best describer of shafts in all honesty, I just know what shafts I’ve enjoyed (T1100, Ventus Black) and people call those pretty linear. I remember talking with @JohnnyDub on the first night about that shaft and even he said he couldn’t fully understand the exact profile of the shaft. Maybe he can jump in here and provide some of the more technical info.

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    Taylormade SIM 8* - Fujikura Ventus Black 6
    Taylormade SIM Ti 3w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Taylormade SIM Ti 5w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Srixon 745 4-PW - Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 - SST Pure
    Ping Glide 3.0 - 50SS, 54SS, 60Eye2
    Taylormade Spider X Tour - Stability Tour - Evnroll Gravity Grip   /   Yes! Sally12 Long Putter / Yes! Sally12 Std - Evnroll Gravity Grip
  • Carolina Golfer 2Carolina Golfer 2 Members  9463WRX Points: 489Posts: 9,463 Titanium Tees
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    Great jobs on the recaps guys. Such an incredible experience.

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    Titleist TS1 10.5 Fubuki 45g Sr Flex
    PING G410 FW 7 and 9
    PING G410 Hybrid 5 
    Titleist T300  5-P KBS TGI 80 Shaft
    Vokey  50.10, 54.10 58..12
    Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5 
    TaylorMade Spider X Custom Blue

  • bd59bd59 Members  841WRX Points: 89Posts: 841 Golden Tee
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    So how’d the Ventus Black compare against the KBS in the Sim head?? Could you guys provide your swing speed and angle of attack with your driver? Thanks!!

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  • osubuckeyes691osubuckeyes691 Columbus, OHMembers  1228WRX Points: 379Handicap: 1.9Posts: 1,228 Platinum Tees
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    On good strikes, very similar. Spin in the low 2000s. KBS dropped one or two even lower than that. Where the KBS TD shines for me is on misses. My big black cut became much more playable and much longer.

    my swing speed is 118-121. Attack angle is about 3 up and path is a couple degrees left.

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    Taylormade SIM 8* - Fujikura Ventus Black 6
    Taylormade SIM Ti 3w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Taylormade SIM Ti 5w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Srixon 745 4-PW - Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 - SST Pure
    Ping Glide 3.0 - 50SS, 54SS, 60Eye2
    Taylormade Spider X Tour - Stability Tour - Evnroll Gravity Grip   /   Yes! Sally12 Long Putter / Yes! Sally12 Std - Evnroll Gravity Grip
  • TheSphynxTheSphynx All Quiet on the Googley Eyed Front Las VegasMembers  1546WRX Points: 218Handicap: 2Posts: 1,546 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited Jan 18, 2020 5:07pm #194

    What driver was everyone playing before this trip?

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  • osubuckeyes691osubuckeyes691 Columbus, OHMembers  1228WRX Points: 379Handicap: 1.9Posts: 1,228 Platinum Tees
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    Don’t think we did that. But I’ll give you my run down.

    Old set up

    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash SZ Double Diamond 9* turned to 7*. Ventus black 6x

    Fairway: Taylormade 2016 M2 deep face. Tensei Blue 90tx

    Hybrid: Ping G410 19*. Aldila Tour Green 105tx


    Taylormade set up

    Driver: SIM 9* playing at 9. KBS Tour Driven 70 Category 5

    Fairway: SIM TI 15*. Ventus Blue 7x

    Fairway: SIM TI 19*. Ventus BLue 7x

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    Taylormade SIM 8* - Fujikura Ventus Black 6
    Taylormade SIM Ti 3w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Taylormade SIM Ti 5w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Srixon 745 4-PW - Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 - SST Pure
    Ping Glide 3.0 - 50SS, 54SS, 60Eye2
    Taylormade Spider X Tour - Stability Tour - Evnroll Gravity Grip   /   Yes! Sally12 Long Putter / Yes! Sally12 Std - Evnroll Gravity Grip
  • fillwelixfillwelix Boston AreaMembers  1520WRX Points: 377Posts: 1,520 Platinum Tees
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    I was playing an M3 with Speeder Evo IV 565 X. Weights forward

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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
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  • osubuckeyes691osubuckeyes691 Columbus, OHMembers  1228WRX Points: 379Handicap: 1.9Posts: 1,228 Platinum Tees
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    Here’s two albums of all the pics and videos I took. Hopefully the videos work on IMGUR. Most have been posted already but this might be easier to look through!




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    Taylormade SIM 8* - Fujikura Ventus Black 6
    Taylormade SIM Ti 3w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Taylormade SIM Ti 5w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Srixon 745 4-PW - Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 - SST Pure
    Ping Glide 3.0 - 50SS, 54SS, 60Eye2
    Taylormade Spider X Tour - Stability Tour - Evnroll Gravity Grip   /   Yes! Sally12 Long Putter / Yes! Sally12 Std - Evnroll Gravity Grip
  • SchneeSchnee SOTABM NortheastClubWRX  5576WRX Points: 714Posts: 5,576 ClubWRX
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    At least it didn’t rain for 2 straight days when you guys went :P Congrats on an awesome experience. I’m jealous of the swag too. TM has stepped their game up with their trips. Interested to try a SIM for myself.

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    Taylormade M6 10.5* Graphite Design AD DI 
    Taylormade SIM Max 15° Project X Even Flow Riptide 70X
    Taylormade SIM Max Rescue 22° AD DI 85S
    Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW Tour Issue S400
    Vokey SM7 50.12F, 54.14F Stealth S200
    Vokey SM8 60.8M S400 
    LAB Golf Directed Force Reno 2.1T
  • TheSphynxTheSphynx All Quiet on the Googley Eyed Front Las VegasMembers  1546WRX Points: 218Handicap: 2Posts: 1,546 Platinum Tees
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    The DI is awesome in fairways

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  • OaksOaks Member of #TeamJetSpeed Ocean StateClubWRX  2439WRX Points: 159Posts: 2,439 ClubWRX
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    Awesome trip guys!

    did everyone get a Spider putter and a different putter cover?

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    M1 440 9.5* - ACCRA TZP Proto 265 M5      X2 Hot Pro - 15* Aldila Tour Green X     JetSpeed 19* w Matrix Hm95X 
    MP-63 3-PW - Project X 6.0      RTX4  54.10 & 60.09 - DG TI S400     Toulon Portland    Titleist  2016 Ultralight
    #TeamJetSpeed - Dec 2013
  • osubuckeyes691osubuckeyes691 Columbus, OHMembers  1228WRX Points: 379Handicap: 1.9Posts: 1,228 Platinum Tees
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    I think 3 of us fit in to the Spider X and then Jim will be gaming a new Truss!

    side note. Those putters don’t look AS goofy in person as you may think.

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    Taylormade SIM 8* - Fujikura Ventus Black 6
    Taylormade SIM Ti 3w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Taylormade SIM Ti 5w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
    Srixon 745 4-PW - Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 - SST Pure
    Ping Glide 3.0 - 50SS, 54SS, 60Eye2
    Taylormade Spider X Tour - Stability Tour - Evnroll Gravity Grip   /   Yes! Sally12 Long Putter / Yes! Sally12 Std - Evnroll Gravity Grip
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  • stoneydukesstoneydukes ClubWRX  420WRX Points: 105Handicap: 8-10Posts: 420 ClubWRX
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    Thanks to all of you for sharing the incredible experience. Even though I'm super jealous of the opportunity, I'm glad it went to fellow golf lovers and I'm glad to get to share your trip through the posts. What a cool way to give back to the community Taylormade and golfwrx. Cheers

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  • hurley999shurley999s Members  746WRX Points: 361Posts: 746 Golden Tee
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    Not to bombard you guys with questions, but would love to hear more about your 3W fitting and performance vs gamer. I’ve got two 16 M2 Tour DFs (15 and 16.5), so really curious what you found with your gamer vs the shallow face SIM 3W.

    Based on your driver description, we have very similar swing speeds and characteristics. BTW I use my 3Ws probably equally off tee and deck, so it’s not reserved for just one or the other.

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  • wely324wely324 Members  334WRX Points: 149Posts: 334 Greens
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    What an amazing experience, and a great break in the offseason from this miserable weather up here in the northeast.

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    This is awesome! Thanks for sharing the experience with us!

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    Interested if any of the forum members who attended had a mere mortal swing of somewhere between 95-100 Driver chs.

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    Sick head-cover for your driver, representing Boston well!

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    Fillwelix, I'm interested in hearing more about this comment that you made regarding your conversations concerning product.

    “and what differentiates SIM from past iterations and product lines.”

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    TaylorMade Kingdom M4 9.5* Red 5S stiff Atmos 44.5”
    TaylorMade M4 3HL 16.5* fairway stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 3 hybrid stiff Atmos
    TaylorMade M4 4 hybrid stiff Atmos
    PING G410 5-U w/DG 105s
    Callaway Apex CF19  5-A w/KBS $-Taper 120
    Cleveland RTX 54*
    Cleveland RTX 58*
    Seemore si5, si3 and Directed Force 2.0
    Garmin g6/Precision Pro Nx7 Pro slope
    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/topic/838786-cwings-witb-2013/
    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1580770/recaps-the-taylormade-twistfaceexperience-7-golfwrx-members-visit-the-kingdom-for-an-exclusive-m3/p1
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