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.