Taylormade Sim 2 Vs Callaway Epic Max Driver Comparison And Review 2021
If you are in the market for a long, forgiving driver then you would be doing yourself a major disservice if you overlooked the Taylormade SIM 2 and Callaway Epic Max drivers.
While these clubs probably won’t appeal to low handicappers who need more accuracy from their driver, they are right up the alley of beginner players.
In the following comparison overview, we are going to be taking a closer look at these drivers to provide you with key insights and help you make a decision.
Taylormade SIM 2 Driver Overview
The Taylormade SIM 2 produces very straight shots and is very forgiving overall.
The only real problem we had with this driver is that it was heavier than the Callaway Epic Max driver. It felt a little less controllable in the hands which, was punctuated on full swings.
When you make solid contact with the ball though, this driver plays long.
The extreme-rear 16 gram weight sends your balls flying off the tee. Still, the shot trajectories are pretty low with this driver.
That combined with the low spin rates you get from the front-positioned weighting is enough to produce piercing speeds.
The Speed Pocket and Twist Face also help with forgiveness. If you are having trouble with a pesky slice, the Taylormade SIM 2 will surely help.
The slight curvature of the face works to straighten out errant shots.
Callaway Epic Max Driver Overview
The Callaway Epic Max looks big and beefy. It’s really hard to miss the sweet spot of this driver.
The Epic Max footprint is the largest of any driver in the Epic family. This will be a welcome sight to high handicappers.
We also found that it was much easier to square up to the ball with this driver. There is even 16 grams of perimeter weighting around the face.
The Taylormade SIM 2 driver played slightly longer than the Epic Max but the Epic Max was more forgiving overall.
The Epic Max is also more versatile thanks to an adjustable perimeter weight. The Epic Max also features a triaxial carbon crown which made it lighter than the Taylormade SIM 2.
In the end, it will come down to your preferences as a player. If you want the more forgiving driver then go with the Epic Max. If distance in your chief concern, try the Taylormade SIM 2.