There are many golf iron sets out there created by different brands. Though many might hold the notion that golf clubs are relatively straightforward pieces of equipment, nothing more than metal sticks with weights on the ends, there’s more that goes into it.
Some of the brightest minds have utilized A.I. technology, testing procedures honed over decades of research, and military-grade material to product clubs that serve the purpose with every use.
This is to provide serious golfers with the consistency of distance that allows them fully express their own individual skills. [no_toc]
Why Listen To Me?
My name is Linda Parker, my mom was a LPGA pro before my parents met, and I’ve been around golf since before I could walk.
For this review, we’ll be weighing in on the innovations of the TaylorMade Sim Max Irons – for there are quite a few – and see if it is on par (get it, on par....hello, anybody there....?) with the other iron sets in the market.
Taylormade Sim Max Irons Features:
Let's dig in and see what makes these clubs tick!
Part of the design that supports the TaylorMade Sim Max Irons’ price point is the top line of the iron which is intended to unlock explosive distance and forgiveness with improved sound and feel.
Such an innovation works well for newbies in need of iron sets that help them compete.
Vibrations can seriously affect the quality of a golfer's swing. Any iron set worth its salt can cancel out vibrations without compromising on flexibility.
The TaylorMade Sim Irons are luckily designed with energy channeling geometry to quickly eliminate harsh vibrations at impact delivering a better feel without sacrificing face flexibility.
This innovation is now uniquely positioned on each iron face to increase the sweet spot and minimize sidespin on mishits promoting a straighter ball flight.
Every set comes in the numbers 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, PW, AW.
Forgiveness refers to a club that delivers adequate distance and accuracy on poorly struck shots.
Crafted primarily for mid-handicap rangers, the TaylorMade Irons is a little more forgiving than previous iterations but not by much.
What We Experienced Using These TM Irons:
Over the course of two weeks, we took these bad boys out for multiple rounds in San Diego, California including the beautiful Farms Golf Club, as well as other private and public courses in San Diego County, and this is what we think!
They are designed for forgiveness
Honestly, these are a FANTASTIC irons set for newbies or less experienced golfers!
This was immediately apparent upon first use even for less than perfect swings.
For an experienced player, the irons are forgiving enough to help but not too forgiving to be inaccurate.
They provide adequate distance
We managed to attain an average carry distance of 182 yards with the Sim Max Irons.
- In comparison, we managed to get 181 yards with the TaylorMade M6.
- On the other hand, the TaylorMade Sim Max OS has a carry distance of 188 yards.
The TaylorMade Sim Max Irons are in direct competition with other popular iron sets like the Callaway Mavrik and the Ping G710.
|Feature||TaylorMade Sim Max OS||Callaway Mavrik||Ping G710|
|Control and Precision||Moderate||High||Moderate|
|Traditional Feel & Sound||No||No||Yes|
When comparing the Sim Max Irons to these models, we found that the TaylorMade clubs had a slightly thinner face and better overall forgiveness.
However, the Callaway Mavrik offered better control and precision, while the Ping G710 had a more traditional feel and sound.
Ultimately, the decision will depend on your priorities as a golfer and the specific aspects of performance you value most.
Uniquely thin design
Our favorite design feature is the ultra-thin face, which measures just 1.7mm, delivering impressive ball speed across the face
This along with an enhanced sweet spot design promotes a straighter ball flight.
There are still some vibrations
One drawback for us is that, despite the ECHO Damping System, the Max Irons still offer some vibrations.
While the amount of vibration might not seem too much for some players, we found that it was enough to hurt some players’ game.
They take some getting used to when you’re on the green
We used the TaylorMade Irons over a period of 2 weeks and, by most standards, it's a halfway decent set.
It is consistent enough to allow even new players to keep up, even though it might fall a little short of other clubs with higher price points.
But after the first week though, another drawback became pretty obvious.
As the title might suggest, these clubs requires some getting used to once you’re on the green where distance is not more important than control and accuracy.
This might be attributed to the vibrations which it still produces is the emphasis on forgiveness over control.
They Really Are Best suited for beginners
Due to features that go above and beyond in terms of providing forgiveness, the TaylorMade Sim Max Irons are probably best suited for beginners.
It’s a set that essentially does the heavy lifting for you.
That is not to say the professionals can’t still benefit from them. We simply believe that experienced players might play more importance on the accuracy, especially when on the green, over forgiveness and distance.
Pros & Cons
Review & Verdict (4.5/5)
And that was our review of the TaylorMade Sim Max Irons.
To summarize all our points on this particular set:
- They're a pretty straightforward set of clubs that’ll work great for beginners looking to better their game
- They are reliable enough to be consistent and one of the most forgiving sets out there.
- If you’re an experienced player looking for the best of the best, you might find them a bit lacking
- But for someone still learning the ropes, we would recommend the TaylorMade Sim Max Irons for purchase.