PXG 0211 DC Vs. Taylormade SIM 2 Irons Comparison Overview

In case anyone was wondering the “DC” in PXG 0211 DC stands for DualCor. It refers to a soft polymer interior layer that helps to smooth out harsh vibration in these irons. Indeed, that was one obvious point of emphasis with these irons: a good feel.

Likewise, the Taylormade SIM 2 irons attempt to provide a better overall feel for beginner and mid handicap players. So which one did a better job? What about other performance aspects? Learn everything you need to know in our short comparison overview.

Taylormade SIM 2 Irons Overview

The Taylormade SIM 2 irons feature the Echo vibration damping system which gives them a feel beyond their price point.

The Echo system is actually a layer of polymer that spreads across multiple point in the face. It did give them a pretty good feel by suppressing harsh vibration – but not much else.

The SIM 2’s also feature a cap back design which bridges the heel and toe for more lateral stability.

The forgiveness of these irons was pretty impressive. It felt like the sweet spot shifted a bit as you work through the set but to points that were very helpful.

We were finding the sweet spot pretty effortlessly as we went down the line with these irons.

PXG 0211 DC Irons Overview

The PXG 0211 DC’s also use a polymer layer to smooth out vibration and improve sound.

Right away, we should say that the PXG 0211 DC had a more premium feel than the SIM 2’s. However, we can’t be sure if it’s because of the internal cushioning.

Both the PXG 0211 DC’s and the SIM 2’s use polymer for their internal cushioning so we’re inclined to say that the superior feel doesn’t come from the polymer.

Instead, we attribute it to the miraging steel face of the PXG 0211 DC irons. This material just felt like it gave more feedback and control – especially on approaches.

The PXG 0211 DC also gave distance comparable to the Taylormade SIM 2’s.

In terms of forgiveness, it was also a tie. These 2 iron sets are similar in so many ways that in the end, the decision ultimately came down to feel.

These 2 iron sets even cost almost the same – just around $800 for a complete set. However, the better feel of the PXG 0211 DC’s puts them over the top for us.

PXG 0211 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Sim 2 Max Irons

Category – Distance/ Game Improvement Irons

PXG 0211 First Impressions

We didn’t think that the PXG 0211 irons were going to perform much differently than other PXG irons we have tested based on the muscle back design.

However, they did. There was a slight improvement in overall feel and forgiveness. We tested the 4 and 5 irons first and found that we were getting better ball speed on shots around the crown and sole than with other models.

The vibration dampening properties of the COR2 insulation also made the long irons more comfortable on full swings. The PXG 0211 irons also produce pretty good launch angles thanks to moderately generous loft.

The short irons didn’t offer much in the way of workability though. Although, that might not be such an issue for beginners and high handicappers. Still, this is something you may want to consider if you plan on investing in the PXG 0211 irons as a long-term set.

Sim 2 Irons – First Impressions

Immediately noticeable on these irons is that they look pretty similar to the Sim Max irons but the Cap Back technology does stand out as being more solid.

We weren’t expected much difference in performance either and turned out to be true as well, the Sim 2 Max are slightly longer and lower launching than their predecessor which shows an incremental improvement but nothing overly major to write home about.

The echo dampener and cap back does make these irons feel a good bit smoother in the shorter irons and you can really get a good command of the ball with the forged feeling face.

Thru slot and ICT technology ensure the sweet spot is large and playable and that is another feature that we enjoyed about these clubs.

Overall the clubs do mark an improvement over the Sim Max in terms of distance, feel and control and we recommend giving these clubs a shot before committing to a purchase, because the Sim Max are still competitive and may be available for a keener price.

PXG 0211 Irons Selling Points

  • The faces are made from incredibly thin and strong miraging steel
  • They do actually play longer than the PXG 0311 irons
  • They have a soft feel thanks to the vibration-insulating liner
  • The long irons produce very low spin
  • The PXG 0211 irons have a slightly larger sweet spot than other PXG irons
  • They have a premium muscle back head shape and hollow-body design

Taylormade Sim 2 Max Irons – Selling Points

  • Artificial Intelligence Used In Weight Placement
  • Massive Sweet Spot
  • Cap Back Is Excellent For Feel
  • Echo Dampener Increases Consistency
  • Straight Biased shots without much offset
  • Some Of The Leading Irons On The Market

Who are the PXG 0211 Irons for?

While the PXG 0211 irons are billed as forgiving game-improvement irons, we have our doubts.

Yes, high handicappers and beginners will love the soft feel of these irons. Additionally, the low spin rate in the long irons means that high handicappers will be able to get down the fairway quicker.

However, these irons won’t do much for a high handicapper in terms of accuracy. If you are struggling to produce straight shots with your irons, don’t expect much help from the PXG 0211 irons.

In reality, the PXG 0211 irons would actually be better-suited to mid-handicap players.

If you aren’t having much trouble finding the sweet spot with your irons then the PXG 0211’s would be worth a look.

The 0211 Family

Included in the 0211 series of irons from PXG are the 0211 DC and 0211 ST sets. The 0211 DC irons feature a dual layer of polymer inside the head which helps preserve the maximum amount for energy. These are most certainly distance irons for high to mid handicappers.

The 0211 ST irons on the other hand have a solid-body design and have been triple forged for exceptional feel and enhanced workability. These blade irons feature a muscle back design and offer exceptional greenside spin control which makes them ideal for low handicap players.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Rating: 93/100

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Who Are The Sim 2 Irons For

Because these irons offer so much, literally any golfer can get good performance from them although they are going to be a perfect fit for Beginners, High Handicappers and Mid Handicappers.

Lower handicap players and pros might look to the consistency and enhanced workability of some players irons but these are still going to be easily usable by any player.

Taylormade Sim 2 Family Of Irons

The Sim 2 Max also comes in the Sim 2 Max OS which is more forgiving and has a higher loft.

The Sim 2 follows on from the Sim Irons and offers slight improves in all aspects of the game.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 92/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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