Taylormade Sim 2 Vs Ping G425 Irons Comparison And Review

Taylormade and Ping need no introduction in the golf world, you can see their clubs and sponsorship at any professional golf tournament and it is no surprise to see the best players in the world using their clubs.

What’s interesting about the latest in the iron ranges from these two giants is how much they have improved on their predeccessors and what kind of technology they are packing as golf irons continue to get better and better every year.

Taylormade Sim 2 Max Overview

An upgrade to some of the most popular irons of all time in the Sim Max Irons.

The Sim 2 again comes in the Sim 2 Max and Sim 2 Max OS formats with the OS having more forgiveness and more forgiving lofts.

The big upgrade in the Sim 2 Maxes is the multi material cap back ™ cavity filler which dampens vibrations and promotes more forgiveness in the clubs

The CG is placed low in the clubs with artificial intelligence and promotes higher launching strokes with enhanced stopping power.

The fully enclosed echo camping system makes the irons feel like forged with unrivaled forgiveness.

Progressive ICT and the Thru Slot Speed pocket enhance the size of the sweet spot and these irons are right at the top of the market in terms of performance.

Ping G425 Irons Overview

After not releasing any new irons in 2020, Ping were back with a bang in 21 with their brand new G425’s which face a tough challenge in improving on the G410’s which cam before them.

The fact the performance of both of these irons is almost identical we see that the improvement has come from reducing the size of the club face which will allow for more control for those mid handicap players who have more consistency in their strokes.

These clubs are exceptionally workability and that is entirely evident when it comes to the shorter irons.

Tungsten weighting, including a visible screw in the head keep the CG low on the irons for high launch and far reaching shots.

The flexible hinge at the back of the club promotes more forgiveness and the thick soles ensure consistent bombs with the longer irons where a draw or fade can also be added for the better players.

We would recommend the Sim 2 Max or Sim Maxes for higher handicap players and the Ping G425’s maybe better for Mid Handicappers looking to work the ball a bit more, but it would be a very close call.

The Sim 2’s are the slightly better irons but be sure to try both out before committing to a purchase.

Sim 2 Max Irons

Category – Distance/ Game Improvement Irons

Ping G425 Irons

Category – Game Improvement 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.

Ping G425 Irons – First Impressions

After taking 2020 off, the G425 Irons are a much anticipated upgrade to the G410’s and the first thing you notice with these irons is that the heads are smaller and more compact.

The irons incorporate two weights, a visible screw at the front of the clubhead and a weight in the hosel. This, coupled with the wide and cascading sole allows a quality ball launch angle.

Ping have gone for the metal wood style material for the first time in a set of irons and the variable face thickness allows for a lot of forgiveness and ball speed on any strike, even when you hit the ball off center.

They also have a multi material badge filling in the cavity at the back to dampen any vibrations on mishits.

The irons have a slight bit of offset for forgiveness but you are going to get plenty of feel from these especially from Irons you would classify as game improvement.

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

G425 – Selling Points

  • Metal Wood Finish
  • Multi Badge Material
  • Small, More Compact Heads
  • Perimeter Weighting
  • Excellent Feel And Control

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

Check Out More Reviews Here:


Who Are The G425 Irons For

The Ping Irons aren’t going to be for every beginner. These irons will be incredible popular for improving and better players who want to get more feel on the ball without sacrificing forgiveness and consistency.

If you are someone who wants to starting working the ball a bit more, the G425’s are a perfect choice.

Ping G425 Family Of Irons

The G425 Irons also come in a crossover version which are black in color and the steel face on the crossover maximizes the distance you can get with G425 Crossovers.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

Check Out More Reviews Here: