Taylormade Sim Max Vs Ping G710 Irons Comparison And Review
Both the SIM Max and G710 irons promise enough forgiveness for beginner and mid handicap players and plenty of distance to boot.
We won’t beat around the bush: both of these iron sets are indeed forgiving. They were made to be that way with unique features that will help with accuracy even on mis-hits.
That’s really what makes both the Taylormade SIM Max and the Ping G710 irons great.
Still, there are one or two key differences that you should know about if you are trying to decide between the two.
Taylormade SIM Max Irons Overview
The Taylormade SIM Max irons are perfect for players that need both forgiveness and distance.
These aren’t your ordinary cavity back irons. The Taylormade SIM Max feature the now famous Speed Bridge that connects the crown and sole in the rear.
The purpose of the Speed Bridge is to stabilize the head when you are going full-throttle on the ball.
You can really unload with these clubs and still maintain a reasonable amount of control.
However, the Speed Bridge would be pointless if not for the “Speed Pocket.” It sounds fancy but it’s just a channel bored into the iron that allows the face to flex more.
In essence, the Speed Bridge stabilizes the Speed Pocket. As you can imagine, this combination makes for irons that play long.
Ping G710 Irons Overview
With the G710’s Ping set out to prove that an intermediate set of irons can still have a premium look.
What we like almost as much as how forgiving these irons are is how they look.
They feature a black hydropearl finish that not only makes makes them look cool; it also enhances accuracy when playing in wet conditions.
The Ping G710’s also feature perimeter tungsten weighting in the tow screw and hosel.
This increases forgiveness because instead of having all the weight placed in the center, it’s spread around the club head so you get better distance from strikes closer to the toe or hosel.
Indeed, the G710’s were made more for forgiveness than they were for distance.
The Variable Face Thickness technology which also increases accuracy on high or low strikes, attests to this.
The Taylormade SIM Max irons are forgiving enough for beginner/intermediate level players but they offer more in terms of distance compared to the G710’s.
The G710’s have a better feel than the Taylormade SIM Max irons and are generally more forgiving as well.