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Happy birthday to me. No really today was my birthday.

Hey WRXers on the TaylorMade trip...   Safe travels and see you soon. Come with an open mind. It's a SIM-mersion experience and we're gonna work hard to pick up some yards and extra fairways hot for y

Hey WRXers on the TaylorMade trip...

 

Safe travels and see you soon. Come with an open mind. It's a SIM-mersion experience and we're gonna work hard to pick up some yards and extra fairways hot for you. Remember, it's getting all about getting your ball speed maxed and the spin and launch optimized. Those are the keys to more distance and straighter drives.

We may have a couple of surprises for you too...

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Can’t wait to read and follow along! @TaylorMade Golf ill be out your way in May for a conference, I’m going to try and make some time to come and visit y’all

Driver: TaylorMade SIM MAX (10.5 degrees - set to 9.75 and 1.5 degrees open)

Shaft: Aldila Rogue 130 White 70 TX (at 45" and tipped 1")

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 degrees)

Shaft: Aldila Rogue 130 Black 70 TX (at 43" and tipped 1")

UDI: *** Under Construction ***

Irons: TaylorMade P-7MC 4-PW (1 degree upright)

Shaft: Nippon Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore Tour Rack (Raw) 52.10, 56.12 & 60.12

Shaft: Nippon Pro Modus3 Wedge 125

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid-Slant (at 34")

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I was excited to see if SIM could beat out my trusty TS3. I am very split on this driver. While I was able to hit some bombs that my TS3 just cant match, the rest of the shots were equal if not a little shorter which led to equal averages. As you can see in the data, SIM was getting out to 295 with roll on a couple of shots, whereas TS3 maxed out at 289. I think if I got really dialed into SIM i would be able to unlock a little more of that potential. But I also hit some truly woeful shots with the SIM. I deleted some shots in each round to try and make it a fair driver vs driver, but the deletions probably helped SIM more as I struck it worse.

It is also worth noting that I do not trust the Golf Galaxy GC2's. Every time I am there I feel like I am hitting the ball well and I get these brutal hooks and slices. I am a 1-2 Handicap who hits most fairways and when I miss it's usually a straight push or pull. But my game is based on hitting the ball fairly straight and parring everything. I don't bomb the ball, but I also don't miss an awful lot. For some reason at GG I get these bananas that spin off the face of the earth. I don't truly believe that's accurate.

But onto the test. I hit my gamer Hzrdus yellow 6.0 76g back and forth against SIM Max with Hzrdus Yellow 6.0 63g. I don't care about the looks of Sim much either way, but I think I like the look and feel of TS3 more. But I could really care less I only care about performance. I hit 3 rounds of shots with practice rounds in between so I could get used to each club. The bombs with SIM really did amaze me, but it also amazed me when I would hit a poop ball that went way off the planet. Round 1 was 10 good shots in which I then deleted 3. Round 2 was 5 shots where I deleted 1. Round 3 was 3 real golf shots, focused and at a good tempo trying to hit fairway. I will say SIM is harder to move left than TS3 which I love.

All in all SIM did not beat my gamer, though it showed it's raw potential. I will test again at some point in near future.

 

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Awesome! And happy bday!

Driver: TaylorMade SIM MAX (10.5 degrees - set to 9.75 and 1.5 degrees open)

Shaft: Aldila Rogue 130 White 70 TX (at 45" and tipped 1")

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM (15 degrees)

Shaft: Aldila Rogue 130 Black 70 TX (at 43" and tipped 1")

UDI: *** Under Construction ***

Irons: TaylorMade P-7MC 4-PW (1 degree upright)

Shaft: Nippon Pro Modus3 Tour 120 X

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore Tour Rack (Raw) 52.10, 56.12 & 60.12

Shaft: Nippon Pro Modus3 Wedge 125

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 Mid-Slant (at 34")

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Shaft makes no difference as long as it is a standard driver length & has a TM Sleeve that works w the driver.

Your trade value is based on the Head.

Taylormade SIM MAX 9 (Set to 8.25U) Fujikura Speeder Evo IV 661 Stiff Tipped .5"
Taylormade M5 15 set to 14.5 Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 7.3 Stiff Tipped 1"
Bridgestone Tour B 19 Hybrid KBS Proto 85 Stiff
Taylormade M3 3i KBS Tour 105 Stiff
Bridgestone J15CB 5-PW DG AMT S300
Taylormade MG2 52 DGTIS400, MG2TW 56/12 DGTIS400, & Tour Raw Hi Toe 60/09 KBS HiRev 125
Scotty Cameron TeI Newport 2 Longneck 34"
Bridgestone Tour B XS

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Maybe SIM is nothing more than a SLDR C with adjustable hosel???

Good Catch.....

Taylormade SIM MAX 9 (Set to 8.25U) Fujikura Speeder Evo IV 661 Stiff Tipped .5"
Taylormade M5 15 set to 14.5 Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 7.3 Stiff Tipped 1"
Bridgestone Tour B 19 Hybrid KBS Proto 85 Stiff
Taylormade M3 3i KBS Tour 105 Stiff
Bridgestone J15CB 5-PW DG AMT S300
Taylormade MG2 52 DGTIS400, MG2TW 56/12 DGTIS400, & Tour Raw Hi Toe 60/09 KBS HiRev 125
Scotty Cameron TeI Newport 2 Longneck 34"
Bridgestone Tour B XS

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I have played the M5 in a 9 degree with the Diamana LTD stiff 60 stiff, tipped 1", moved up 1 click to 9.5, for the last couple of years. Swing speed on avg of 106-108. I'm 45 years old and the days of going after it really hard are long gone. I tried the SIM 9.0 on STD with my Diamana LTD shaft for nine holes, and felt like I had to really try to elevate the ball to get my desired flight, and I felt like the ball was falling out of the air bc of too low spin. For the next nine, I switched to the 10.5 clicked to one setting lower. Same shaft. Much easier to hit, much easier to square up, and felt like the spin was still low. Ball came out much straighter with less tendency to go left than my M5(probably due to the face being more closed on the M5 because I lofted up). Only discrepancy is that the head was too light and felt to be about D1 instead of my D4 usual swingweight. I felt like the Diamana worked well with the head and maybe added some spin when needed. Definitely a lower spin head than the M5, and the head looks less upright at address, even in the standard settings.

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From watching the YouTube Reviews & Seeing what is going into PGA Bags I really think #loftup is back & the right thing to do with both heads.

Now I'm sure the hulk WRX'ers will be gaming the 8 degree heads with 2"Tipped TX Shafts but for us mere mortals loft is once again our friends just like in 2014.

Taylormade SIM MAX 9 (Set to 8.25U) Fujikura Speeder Evo IV 661 Stiff Tipped .5"
Taylormade M5 15 set to 14.5 Fujikura Motore Speeder TS 7.3 Stiff Tipped 1"
Bridgestone Tour B 19 Hybrid KBS Proto 85 Stiff
Taylormade M3 3i KBS Tour 105 Stiff
Bridgestone J15CB 5-PW DG AMT S300
Taylormade MG2 52 DGTIS400, MG2TW 56/12 DGTIS400, & Tour Raw Hi Toe 60/09 KBS HiRev 125
Scotty Cameron TeI Newport 2 Longneck 34"
Bridgestone Tour B XS

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Absolutely cannot wait!! One more sleep before we head out there!

Taylormade SIM 8* - Ventus Black 6x / Smoke Green 60TX / AV Raw White 2.0 65TX
Taylormade SIM Ti 3w - Fujikura Ventus 7x
Taylormade SIM Ti 5w - Fujikura Ventus Black 9x

Taylormade 790 3 iron - Tensei White 100TX
Srixon 745 4-PW - Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 - SST Pure
Ping Glide 3.0 - 50SS - TI S400

Taylormade MG2 TW - 56 & 60 - TI S400
Sik Pro C Armlock

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