Taylormade Sim 2 Vs Ping G410 Driver Comparison And Review 2021
Everyone could use a little help from the tee, right? That’s what golf club manufacturers are banking on anyway. There’s always a “longer” and “more forgiving” driver coming out every year but how much can drivers be improved upon?
That’s what we wanted to figure out when we tested the Taylormade SIM 2 driver and the Ping G410 driver – two drivers that approach distance in very different ways.
Taylormade SIM 2 Driver Overview
The Taylormade SIM 2 has a lot of unique features that are supposed to give the player effortless distance.
Right away, you will notice the asymmetrical sole of this driver. In reality though, the SIM 2 driver is more toned down than the original SIM in terms of the footprint and the prevalence of the “inertia generator.”
The inertia generator houses a 16 gram weight that is supposed to put more power behind your swing. And we can confirm that it does. We were getting pretty easy distance with the Taylormade SIM 2. The twist face technology is present in the SIM 2 as well.
Twist face is essentially a slight curvature of the face that helps correct mis-hits. This feature makes the SIM 2 driver more forgiving than the original SIM driver.
Ping G410 Driver Overview
The Ping G410 wasn’t producing the same kind of distance as the Taylormade SIM 2; but it was certainly the more versatile driver.
Instead of emphasizing weight in the rear of the driver head like the Taylormade SIM 2 does, the Ping G410 goes about distance by utilizing a premium face. The Ping G410 features a forged T9S titanium face that produces a high amount of flex.
The premium titanium allow gave this driver a better feel than the Taylormade SIM 2. However, the Ping G410 driver played an average of 5 yards shorter than the Taylormade SIM 2. It also has a 455CC head so beginners and high-handicappers with slower swing speeds may not get much use out of it.
Still, we really liked that it has an adjustable rear weight that can be moved to the draw, neutral and fade positions.
The Taylormade SIM 2 was the longer and more forgiving driver.
However, mid to low handicap players will certainly appreciate the versatility and premium feel of the Ping G410 driver – just make sure your swing speed is up to par.