Taylormade Sim 2 Vs Ping G710 Irons Comparison And Review

Taylormade blurred the line between muscle and cavity back irons long ago with the original SIM irons.

The SIM 2 continue in that genre-bending tradition but how would they stack up against true muscle back irons?

We found out when we tested the Ping G710 irons against the Taylormade SIM 2 irons.

In the following overview comparison, we will get straight to the important differences between these 2 iron sets.

Taylormade SIM 2 Irons Overview

The SIM 2 irons are still predominantly occupied with distance. They also maintain some of the old forgiveness features we saw in the original SIM irons.

The main improvement between the SIM and SIM 2 irons is that the Speed Bridge has been virtually done away with.

It’s replaced by a cap-back design which is essentially a rear badge made of polymer. Instead of bracing from the crown to the sole, this badge stretches from heel to toe to improve lateral stability.

However, the purpose of this cap-back design is essentially the same: stabilize the head so that the Speed Pocket can allow the face to essentially function like a hinge. You get great ball speed with the SIM 2 irons even if your swing speed isn’t all that high.

The Inverted Cone Technology that expands the sweet spot toward the toe in an asymmetrical shape is also still present in the Taylormade SIM 2 irons.

Ping G710 Irons Overview

The Ping G710’s will do more for players who are looking for more forgiveness and an aewome looking set.

While the impressive maraging steel design of the face does enhance ball speed and distance, the main event of the G710’s is in the forgiveness department.

These irons feature variable face thickness that increases ball speed and accuracy on shots away from the sweet spot.

There are also tungsten weights in the toe and the heel of these irons for higher MOI and more forgiveness on shots closer to the toe, heel, sole or crown.

The Ping G710 irons also feature a beautiful black hydropearl finish that repels water.

Last but not least, the G710’s are muscle back irons. The muscle back design coupled with the black finish give these irons a player’s iron look.

While the Taylormade SIM 2 irons played longer than the Ping G710’s, they weren’t as forgiving. If you want better overall distance, go with the Taylormade SIM 2 irons. If forgiveness is what you need, pick up the Ping G710 irons instead.

Sim 2 Max Irons

Category – Distance/ Game Improvement Irons

Ping G710 Irons

Category – Distance/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 G710 First Impressions

The Ping G710 look impressive right out of the packaging and they continue to impress once you get them on the course.

The first thing you will notice about the Ping G710 irons is the sleek, black hydropearl finish. They also feel pretty substantial in the hand. You may also notice the notched hosel which helps create more discretionary weight to be placed for optimal distance.

The muscle-back design of these irons adds to the good looks and overall performance. This design also makes the Ping G710 irons extremely shapable while at the same time providing valuable feedback on mis-hits.

The head is also slightly larger than the precious G700 irons which may be a benefit for higher handicap players. The Ping G710 irons also feature variable face thickness so you get more distance on dead-center strikes and more forgiveness on shots around the crown and sole.

Combining high-performance maraging steel with the black hydropearl finish make these irons highly desirable for their looks and performance.

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

Ping G710 Selling Points

  • Variable face thickness increases distance and forgiveness
  • Great ball speed
  • Good apex height
  • Good drop and stop capability
  • High MOI for increased forgiveness
  • They feel very well-balanced on the downswing

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 Ping G710 Irons For?

The Ping G710 will suit a variety of performance needs whether you are a beginner or advanced player.

The great thing about these irons is that they provide a lot of value for a wide variety of players. Beginners will love the forgiveness and easy distance while more advanced players will love the high-arcing shots and shaping capability.

If we had to choose one specific group of players who could benefit the most from these clubs though, we’d have to pick beginners and high-handicappers.

They provide a bit more in terms of distance and forgiveness than they do accuracy and scoring.

The G Series From Ping

The Ping G series irons has a set for players of every skill level.

The G series of irons is one of the most diverse lines of golf clubs currently on the market. The G700 will suit intermediate players looking to break into the low handicap region while the G710’s will be more congenial to beginners.

It’s clear that Ping wanted the G series to be representative of as many kinds of players as possible.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel and Control: 92/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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