Taylormade SIM2 Hybrid Vs Ping G425 Hybrid Comparison Overview
Your hybrids can make or break a hole for you. But what makes a useful hybrid differs from player to player.
After we tested the SIM 2 hybrid and the Ping G425 hybrids side-by-side, it became clear to us that these manufacturers took different approaches.
With the SIM2 hybrid, it was clear that Taylormade wanted to make a hybrid that was forgiving and one that performed well in the rough.
The V-steel sole panel pulls your shot down almost effortlessly so you can get under the ball very easily.
The Twist Face technology helps straighten out your shots as well – although this feature is also present in the Ping G425 hybrid.
The Ping G425 on the other hand was better at actually hitting the green from tough lies and scoring on shorter approaches.
The spin control you get from the maraging steel face was superior to that of the SIM2 hybrid. However, the Ping G425 was also pretty forgiving overall.
More of the face actually flexes to a high degree to promote better ball speed on off-center strikes.
SIM2 Hybrid Overview
The SIM2 hybrid really performs like a fairway wood. What we mean is that it generates impressive distance; or at least slightly more than the Ping G425 hybrid.
We reached a max distance of 203 yards with the SIM2 3 hybrid whereas the max distance with the Ping G425 3 hybrid was 194 yards.
This has a lot to do with the speed pocket that helps the face hinge a bit more than the Ping G425. In fact, the Ping G425’s face has more of a flexing effect so that may be why it’s slightly shorter.
The SIM2 hybrids also feature C300 steel faces which isn’t as thin or nice-feeling as the Ping G425; but at least the slight curvature straightens out shots.
The SIM2 was also a bit better than the Ping G425 at cutting through the turf thanks to the V-steel sole panel.
Ping G425 Hybrid Overview
After we tested the Ping G425 hybrid against the SIM2, it was clear that these hybrids were meant more for lower handicap players.
The maraging steel face feels amazing and helps you control spin even on long approaches.
With that, you get the ability to bite and hold onto greens from approaches of up to about 150 yards out.
The extreme rear tungsten weighting helps increase MOI; but you still need pretty good accuracy compared to the SIM2 hybrid.
Still, the Ping G425 also sports a face curvature that helps straighten out shots. The maraging steel face also wraps into the sole and crown to create an expansive sweet spot that flexes at more points.
All of this adds up to a set of hybrids that boasts comparable forgiveness to the SIM2 hybrids; but not quite the same.
Overall, we liked the spin control and better scoring ability you get from the Ping G425 hybrid clubs. The Taylormade SIM2 yielded better distance and would be more congenial for high handicappers.