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

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  • n_ronesn_rones New YorkMembers  687WRX Points: 278Handicap: 4.2Posts: 687 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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    Taylormade Sim Max Rescue 22° Fuji Pro 2.0 8x 39.75 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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    ^^^Yes, the scorecard doesn't care what clubs are in your bag. :-)

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  • Jack_HJack_H Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers  30767WRX Points: 7,050Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,767 Titanium Tees
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    Interesting. No plus sign on the hosel.

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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 
    Artisan Raw  53 59 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


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  • Jack_HJack_H Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers  30767WRX Points: 7,050Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,767 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 
    Artisan Raw  53 59 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


  • Pingman2019Pingman2019 Members  54WRX Points: 24Posts: 54 Bunkers
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    Rory and woodlands sims both have the + on the hosel

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  • thevaporzthevaporz Members  3308WRX Points: 425Handicap: 13Posts: 3,308 Titanium Tees
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    + hosel on Sneds clubs too.

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  • Jack_HJack_H Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers  30767WRX Points: 7,050Handicap: NONEPosts: 30,767 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 
    Artisan Raw  53 59 s400
    Cameron GSS 1.5 009. Sound slot,  tungsten weights. 


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  • HedgehogHedgehog EUMembers  534WRX Points: 213Handicap: 5Posts: 534 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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    Ping G410 Plus 9° Ventus 6x / Taylormade M6 15° Hzrdus Yellow75 6.0 / Ping G410 Hybrid 19° AD-DI85x / Ping G410 Crossover 21°Hzrdus Smoke90 6.0 / Ping iBlade 5-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  1514WRX Points: 370Posts: 1,514 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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    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  2285WRX Points: 263Posts: 2,285 Platinum Tees
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    SIM MAX10.5 Fujikura 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


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    SIM MAX10.5 Fujikura 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  9940WRX Points: 3,326Handicap: 8Posts: 9,940 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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    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  159WRX Points: 114Handicap: +1.5Posts: 159 Fairways
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    Looks good! Different strokes for different folks

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    Taylormade Tour Issue M3 440 9.0 actual loft 8.1 Aldila Rogue Silver 110MSI 70TX
    Taylormade Tour Issue M3 15* Diamana Blue 103X
    Titleist 915 HD Tour Issue 21.5* Aldila ATX Blue 105TX
    Ping i210 4-W DG 120 S300
    Nike Engage 52.5 and 57.5 Aldila SLT 115 TX
    Taylormade HiToe 61* KBS Hi Rev 115 S+
    Ping Anser 2X Long Neck 34"
    Bridgestone BXS 2020

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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  1514WRX Points: 370Posts: 1,514 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  2285WRX Points: 263Posts: 2,285 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 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  687WRX Points: 278Handicap: 4.2Posts: 687 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 120S 2° Upright
    Taylormade MG2 50° DG S200
    Taylormade MG2 54° DG S200
    Taylormade Hi Toe 58° KBS Tour Hi Rev
    Taylormade Spider X copper single bend 35 inches 2° Flat 1.5° loft.
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  • kcsfkcsf Santa Fe, NMMembers  1225WRX Points: 303Handicap: 5Posts: 1,225 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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    G410 Hybrid 3
    Ping i500 5-7
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    Ping Glide 2.0 50* & 56* wedges
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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members  9940WRX Points: 3,326Handicap: 8Posts: 9,940 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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    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  1514WRX Points: 370Posts: 1,514 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
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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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    Some Combo of the Below
    Adams XTD 10.5 PL Blue 55X
    Titleist 917F2 16.5* P95X
    Nike VR Pro LTD 19* P95X
    UDI 16* VS-Proto 85X
    VFP 19* Fuji Pro-95 X
    TWU #4 C-Taper 130
    Nike VR Pro Combo or Pro Blade 5-PW C-Taper 130
    National Custom/SSC 53 & 58 C-Taper 130
    Raw Hi-Toe 64* C-Taper 130
    Circle T Studio Design 1.5/Catalina 2 Weld Neck beached/T22 Newport

  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers  5322WRX Points: 428Handicap: 10Posts: 5,322 Titanium Tees
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    Anyone demo the D against the others?

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    TM SIM Max D 10.5 GD AD VR 6s
    TM M4 15* GD AD DI 6s
    TM M2 #3 19* Fujikura
    TM P790 4-AW Modus 105
    TM MG2 54*
    TM HT Bigfoot 60*
    PXG Gen2 Gunboat
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    Keegan looking for that Cleveland Classic deepness again!

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    Titleist TS3 9.5  HZRDUS Smoke Green 6.5TX 
    Titleist TS2 15 Aldila Rogue 70x 
    Srixon Z 745 (4-9) Z 945 (pw) KBS tour-x
    Mizuno T20 51, 54, 60, 64 TT x-100
    Miura KM 007
    Pro V1
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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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    Taylormade SIM 10.5 (8.5 setting) Fujikura Pro 2.0 Tour Spec 80X
    Mizuno JPX 919 HMP 4-PW Modus 120X
    Mizuno T20 48/08 Modus 120X
    Mizuno T20 53/10 Modus 125 Wedge
    Mizuno T20 58/08 Modus 125 Wedge
    MySpider X Long Slant Black / Tour Issue Odyssey Protype PT12
    


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  • GolfingfanaticGolfingfanatic Members  3638WRX Points: 566Handicap: 3.0Posts: 3,638 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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    Callaway Mavrik 10.5° w/ Aldila Rogue White 70 130MSI X
    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 Mini Copper

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