Taylormade Sim 2 Vs Ping G425 Irons Comparison And Review
Taylormade and Ping need no introduction in the golf world, you can see their clubs and sponsorship at any professional golf tournament and it is no surprise to see the best players in the world using their clubs.
What’s interesting about the latest in the iron ranges from these two giants is how much they have improved on their predeccessors and what kind of technology they are packing as golf irons continue to get better and better every year.
Taylormade Sim 2 Max Overview
An upgrade to some of the most popular irons of all time in the Sim Max Irons.
The Sim 2 again comes in the Sim 2 Max and Sim 2 Max OS formats with the OS having more forgiveness and more forgiving lofts.
The big upgrade in the Sim 2 Maxes is the multi material cap back ™ cavity filler which dampens vibrations and promotes more forgiveness in the clubs
The CG is placed low in the clubs with artificial intelligence and promotes higher launching strokes with enhanced stopping power.
The fully enclosed echo camping system makes the irons feel like forged with unrivaled forgiveness.
Progressive ICT and the Thru Slot Speed pocket enhance the size of the sweet spot and these irons are right at the top of the market in terms of performance.
Ping G425 Irons Overview
After not releasing any new irons in 2020, Ping were back with a bang in 21 with their brand new G425’s which face a tough challenge in improving on the G410’s which cam before them.
The fact the performance of both of these irons is almost identical we see that the improvement has come from reducing the size of the club face which will allow for more control for those mid handicap players who have more consistency in their strokes.
These clubs are exceptionally workability and that is entirely evident when it comes to the shorter irons.
Tungsten weighting, including a visible screw in the head keep the CG low on the irons for high launch and far reaching shots.
The flexible hinge at the back of the club promotes more forgiveness and the thick soles ensure consistent bombs with the longer irons where a draw or fade can also be added for the better players.
We would recommend the Sim 2 Max or Sim Maxes for higher handicap players and the Ping G425’s maybe better for Mid Handicappers looking to work the ball a bit more, but it would be a very close call.
The Sim 2’s are the slightly better irons but be sure to try both out before committing to a purchase.