Callaway Apex DCB Vs Taylormade Sim 2 Comparison And Review
The SIM line from Taylormade has been nothing over the years if not innovative. Taylormade has not been afraid to try new things and tweak what has already proven to be successful. Case in point: the Taylormade SIM2 irons.
We are going to be putting the Taylormade SIM2 irons up against the Callaway Apex DCB’s to help you decide which clubs would be more beneficial to your game.
Callaway Apex DCB Irons Overview
The Callaway Apex DCB irons are very different from the SIM2’s in the sense of construction and purpose.
Right away, we could tell that the Taylormade SIM2’s weren’t going to be able to hold a candle to the Callaway Apex DCB’s in terms of feel. That’s because the Callaway Apex DCB’s are forged from 1025 mild carbon steel.
This gives them a softer and more premium feel than the SIM2’s. However, the Callaway Apex DCB lacked the distance of the SIM2’s. Instead, Callaway focused on short game performance and forgiveness with these irons.
The forged construction gives you more control and feedback around the pin. This was helping us inform out shots and hold on to more greens. The Flash Face design was also helping with ball speed on shots that weren’t dead center.
And did we mention that 100% forged irons are cavity back irons? And not just any cavity back irons. The cavity is stupid deep. Not really something you seen in 100% forged irons often.
Taylormade SIM2 Irons Overview
Taylormade took the famous Speed Bridge and tweaked it for the new SIM2’s.
The new “cap back” design does away with the brace that connected the sole and crown. Instead, the polymer cap back connects the toe and heel for added stability, forgiveness and vibration dampening. The Speed Pocket is still intact though.
The Speed Pocket is essentially a cavity that reduces mass in the face so that it hinges and flexes more. This is essentially what made the SIM2 irons play about 4 yards longer than the Callaway Apex DCB’s.
For players who hit their irons near the toe, the Inverted Cone sweet spot placement of these irons will also be helpful.
We would say that the SIM2’s were slightly more forgiving than the Callaway Apex DCB’s. They also played longer. Still, the Callaway Apex DCB’s were better to have when it came time to score.