PXG 0811 Vs. Taylormade SIM2 Driver Comparison Overview
Distance is an important performance factor for your driver. In fact, it may be the most important performance factor. However, it is not the only performance factor. There are other things you need to consider before you haul off and buy the longest driver you can find.
Today we are going to be taking a look at 2 drivers that are undeniably long. We dug a bit deeper though to find out what other important qualities they bring to the table.
PXG 0811 Driver Overview
The sole weight of the PXG 0811 driver can be adjusted to a fine degree which alone, makes it one of the most unique drivers we have ever tested.
For the most part, we found that adjusting the sole weight didn’t have much effect on distance. It was merely a comfortability and swing speed choice. Speaking of distance though, on average our testers were getting 276 yards off the tee with the PXG 0811 driver.
That’s pretty good considering that our testers’ swing speed run the gamut from 82 to 105MPH. Depending on how you adjust the 16 weights, you can get very little spin with this driver as well. The PXG 0811 also features a titanium face which feels a little hollow on impact.
For players who are struggling with consistent contact off the tee, the 0811XF may be more your speed. The face of the 0811XF driver feels limitless and like the original PXG 0811, it has an adjustable hosel.
The 0811XF is the more forgiving version of the PXG 0811 but features fewer adjustable weights.
Taylormade SIM2 Driver Overview
Aside from distance, the SIM2 driver has clearly emphasized forgiveness for higher handicap players.
Almost all the key features of this driver are meant to help beginner players launch the ball high and further. The twist face technology – which is simply a slight curvature of the face – helps correct errant shots. For us, this meant drives that flew straighter, easier.
The SIM2 also features an extreme rear 16 gram steel weight that helps distribute force from your swing to more areas of the head. This translated to higher ball speeds on shots where we missed the sweet spot.
In fact, the SIM2 was generating faster ball speeds across the board when compared to the PXG 0811. The slower swing speed testers were able to get an average of 276 yards from this driver as well.
However, if you are looking for optimum forgiveness, you might want to try the SIM Max D driver.
If you like to work your drives, the PXG 0811 driver will surely be the better call for you. If you need more forgiveness, give the Taylormade SIM2 a try.