Taylormade Sim 2 Vs Callaway Rogue Irons Comparison And Review

The Taylormade SIM 2 irons are billed as “fast and forgiving.”

But how do they stack up to the older and more established Callaway Rogue irons?

The Rogue’s are well-known for their forgiveness so we wanted to see how the Taylormade SIM 2 irons and the Rogue’s matched up side by side.

Callaway Rogue Irons Overview

The Callaway Rogue irons are loaded with forgiveness features that have made them a favorite among beginners and high handicappers.

One of the coolest things about the Callaway Rogue irons is that they provide a good amount of short game spin control for entry-level irons.

Granted, they aren’t as accurate as some other Callaway irons but the progressive CG of the internal tungsten weights make for surprisingly high launch in the short irons.

At the end of the day though, the Callaway Rogue irons are all about forgiveness. They feature both variable face thickness technology and the Face Cup design.

Both these features enhance flex across nearly the entire face.

So if you are struggling to square up to the ball with your irons, these features will help you get more distance from less than perfect strikes.

Taylormade SIM 2 Irons Overview

The Taylormade SIM 2 irons produce high-arcing shots comparable to the Rogue irons and have been developed to dampen unwanted vibration from full swings.

The Taylormade SIM 2 irons feature a redesigned version of the “Speed Bridge” that made the first SIM irons so popular.

Instead of bracing the head from sole to crown, the Taylormade SIM 2 irons stabilize the head by bridging the heel and toe.

The Taylormade SIM 2 irons also have a hollow body design that allows space for a layer of polymer which smooths out harsh vibration.

These irons also have a Speed Pocket cavity that allows the face to hinge upon impact, creating faster ball speeds.

Taylormade addressed lacking short game accuracy in the SIM series by producing a face that produces neutral ball flight and higher launch in the short irons.

Whereas the Rogue irons enhance greenside accuracy with CG placement, the Taylormade SIM 2 irons simply create higher launch.

Both of these iron sets produce comparable launch angles in the short irons.

Distance and feel was essentially the same as well thanks to similar vibration dampening features.

However, the Callaway Rogue irons were the more forgiving irons overall.

Sim 2 Max Irons

Category – Distance/ Game Improvement Irons

Callaway Rogue Irons

Category – Game Improvement/Distance Irons

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.

Callaway Rogue – First Impressions

You can feel the power in these irons from the moment you pick them up. The clubs are solid, the lofts are strong and there is no question that these are built to make the ball fly.

What Callaway tried with the Rogue irons clearly worked as they have kept so many of their features in the new clubs and as soon as you get them on the course, you can see why.

The clubs are going to add distance to your game, especially if you are upgrading from a beginner set and it would not be uncommon for high handicappers to shave 5 or 6 shots of their round with these.

strong lofts with tungsten weighting gets a high and far flight while the flashcup face is built for speed and forgiveness.

Urethane microspheres absorb any unwanted vibrations and these are a really nice set of irons for any player.

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

Callaway Rogue Irons – Selling Points

  • Tungsten Weighting For Low COG
  • 360 Flash Cup Face
  • Strong Lofts For Distance
  • Urethane Microspheres
  • Perfect For High To Mid Handicaps

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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Who Are The Rogue Irons For

Who They Are For

These are built for players looking for distance and forgiveness. Whether that is the High Handicapper looking to improve or a mid handicapper look for more from their irons.

Released in 2018, the irons can still compete with anything on the market right now.

Rogue Family Of Irons

The Rogue irons are complimented by the Rogue X irons which are geared more for the high handicapper looking for more forgiveness from their irons while being willing to sacrifice some of the feel.

Both very good options for beginners.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 91/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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