Taylormade SIM Max Vs. Taylormade M4 Driver Comparison Overview
Taylormade recycles some of their technology. Sometimes, they do it so much that you can barely tell the difference between older and newer driver models. To that end, we thought we’d help the average Joe golfer discern the practical differences between two of Taylormade’s most popular drivers.
Take a look at the following comparison overview to find out what you need to know about the differences between the Taylormade M4 and the SIM Max drivers.
Taylormade SIM Max Driver Overview
The big hype surrounding the SIM Max driver is that it can help you improve your swing speed with an aerodynamic bottom fin.
In all honesty, we really didn’t think this sole panel did much to improve swing speeds. It felt a bit gimmicky after we were done with our testing in fact. However, it wasn’t a total loss. Our testers mentioned that the asymmetrical bottom panel was helping with distance and forgiveness.
The SIM Max driver also has one of the same features as the Taylormade M4: the twist face technology which helps straighten out mis-hits. In fact, our testers were really impressed with the overall forgiveness and versatility of the SIM Max.
The sweet spot is more generous than the standard SIM driver and it isn’t as clunky and cumbersome as the SIM Max D driver. It also features an adjustable loft sleeve that helps you open or close the face at impact.
Taylormade M4 Driver Overview
The Taylormade M4 driver is an incredibly straight and satisfying driver.
The sound you get from this driver belies the beginner/distance category that that it certainly belongs in. The Twist Face technology is also present in the Taylormade M4 driver as it is in some of the other drivers in the M family including the M6.
However, our testers were consistently getting shorter drives out of the Taylormade M4 compared to the SIM Max. In general, you can expect about 8 yards less from the M4 compared to the SIM Max.
The face of the M4 is nice a tall though so we think it would be great for players who tend to top the ball off the tee.
We would say that both of these drivers would be a good choice for beginners and high handicappers; but overall, we liked the distance and overall performance of the Taylormade SIM Max driver a bit more.