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Review: TaylorMade SIM Max Irons

Published on 07/01/2023 · 3 min readCurated Golf Experts share their experience with using the TaylorMade SIM Max Irons. Note that Experts are not sponsored by any brands; these are their honest opinions.
Aaron Payne, Golf Expert
Christopher Colburn, Golf Expert
Mark Ostler, Golf Expert
By Curated Experts Aaron Payne, Christopher Colburn and Mark Ostler
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Photo by Aaron Payne, Christopher Colburn & Mark Ostler

The Curated Take

4.3/5

The TaylorMade SIM Max Irons are perfect for golfers seeking to improve their game. They offer increased shot-shaping versatility due to a compact clubhead design, with their forgiving low center of gravity promoting accuracy even on mishits. The forged clubface enhances the feel of impact, and the solid sound boosts confidence. The irons' high launch angle and Speed Bridge technology combine for greater distance. They are a premium-priced product justified by advanced technology and performance benefits.

Ideal for
  • Great forgiveness
  • Adds ball speed
  • Sounds better than most game improvement irons
  • Durability
  • Feel
Not ideal for
  • Distance bias
  • Workability
  • Limited adjustability
  • Some might not like the look of a game improvement iron
Workability
Aaron Payne, Curated Expert
The SIM Max irons have a relatively compact clubhead shape, which allows golfers to manipulate the ball flight and shape shots to some extent. Skilled players can adjust the face...Read more
Forgiveness
Aaron Payne, Curated Expert
The SIM Max irons feature a low center of gravity design, which helps launch the ball higher and provides increased carry distance. Even on mishits or shots struck toward the...Read more
Feel
Aaron Payne, Curated Expert
The SIM Max irons have a forged clubface made from a soft, responsive material. This construction helps to enhance the feel at impact, providing a satisfying sensation and feedback to...Read more
Sound
Aaron Payne, Curated Expert
The SIM Max irons are designed to produce a solid and satisfying sound at impact. This sound can give golfers confidence that they have struck the ball well and provide...Read more
Launch
Aaron Payne, Curated Expert
The higher launch angle generated by the SIM Max irons can increase carry distance. When the ball launches higher, it stays in the air longer, maximizing the potential distance of...Read more
Distance
Aaron Payne, Curated Expert
The SIM Max irons feature a Speed Bridge that helps to stabilize the clubhead and increase ball speed. This technology can result in faster ball speeds across the face, allowing...Read more

Expert Reviews of the TaylorMade SIM Max Irons

Christopher Colburn This iron set is great for any golfer. I ran across these irons while working as a club fitter and fell in love with them. They are forgiving, sleek, and just an amazing club overall. I recommend these clubs to anyone looking to upgrade their bag.
 This product is good for someone new to the game or returning after some time away. The ball really flies off the club, so if someone is looking for distance, this is a good set for them. Irons also sound great. They might not look like a blade, but they sound great.
Aaron Payne The TaylorMade SIM Max Irons is a high-quality set that offers many potential benefits to golfers of all skill levels. Some of the potential pros include increased distance, forgiveness, good sound and feel, customization options, and a sleek appearance. However, potential cons may include a high price point, a bias towards distance over precision, some golfers not liking the appearance, and limited adjustability compared to other iron sets on the market. Ultimately, whether the SIM Max iron set is the right choice for someone depends on their needs, preferences, and budget. Trying out different clubs and shafts to find the best fit is always a good idea.

Product Specs

Iron Set TypeIron Set
Player typeGame improvement
Grip nameLamkin Crossline 360
Used (Y/N)No
Club TypeIrons
Model year2020
ItemBounce degreesClub lengthLie angleLoft degreesOffset degreesSwing weight (graphite)Swing weight (steel)
4H39.125''61.5°19°5.8mmD0D1
5H38.5''62°21.5°5.2mmD0D1
6 Iron37.88''62.5°25°4.7mmD0D1
7 Iron37.25''63°28.5°4.2mmD0D1
8 Iron6.5°36.75''63.5°32.5°3.5mmD0D1
9 Iron36.25''64°38°3mmD0D1
PW7.5°35.75''64.5°43.5°2.6mmD0D1
AW7.5°35.5''64.5°49°2mmD0D1
SW35.25''64.5°54°1.5mmD1D3
LW35''64.5°59°1.5mmD1D3

Review Ratings

Workability

4/5
Aaron Payne gave 4 of 5 stars. The SIM Max irons have a relatively compact clubhead shape, which allows golfers to manipulate the ball flight and shape shots to some extent. Skilled players can adjust the face angle and swing path to produce fades, draws, and other shot shapes with these irons. They can handle a variety of lies and shots around the course, enabling players to adapt to different situations and course setups.

Forgiveness

5/5
Aaron Payne gave 5 of 5 stars. The SIM Max irons feature a low center of gravity design, which helps launch the ball higher and provides increased carry distance. Even on mishits or shots struck toward the toe or heel, the forgiveness of the irons helps maintain distance and accuracy. The forgiving nature of the SIM Max irons helps alleviate some of the pressure and worry associated with hitting perfect shots every time, allowing me to focus more on my swing and overall game strategy.

Feel

5/5
Aaron Payne gave 5 of 5 stars. The SIM Max irons have a forged clubface made from a soft, responsive material. This construction helps to enhance the feel at impact, providing a satisfying sensation and feedback to the golfer. The soft feel contributes to a sense of control and confidence during the swing. The SIM Max irons are designed to reduce unwanted vibrations upon impact.

Sound

5/5
Aaron Payne gave 5 of 5 stars. The SIM Max irons are designed to produce a solid and satisfying sound at impact. This sound can give golfers confidence that they have struck the ball well and provide positive feedback on the quality of their shots. This can contribute to a pleasant overall experience during the swing and impact.

Launch

4/5
Aaron Payne gave 4 of 5 stars. The higher launch angle generated by the SIM Max irons can increase carry distance. When the ball launches higher, it stays in the air longer, maximizing the potential distance of my shots. This can be particularly advantageous on longer approach shots or when facing obstacles on the course.

Distance

3/5
Aaron Payne gave 3 of 5 stars. The SIM Max irons feature a Speed Bridge that helps to stabilize the clubhead and increase ball speed. This technology can result in faster ball speeds across the face, allowing golfers to hit the ball farther with the same swing speed. The SIM Max irons have a low center of gravity, which helps launch the ball higher and with less spin.

FAQs

What was your favorite moment with this gear?

Aaron Payne My favorite memory is using these on par 3s and hitting them close to the pin.

Why did you choose this product?

Aaron Payne These were my favorite clubs I tested out.

What is the value for the money versus other options?

Aaron Payne More expensive than the average, but considering the reputation and technology behind the irons, it can influence their perceived value.

What do you love about this product?

Aaron Payne I love the sound, feel, and versatility of these clubs.
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