Taylormade SIM2 Vs. Callaway Rogue ST Max Irons Comparison Overview
Irons can be tricky – and we just don’t mean out on the course. Your iron journey begins long before you pull one out of your bag. In order to conquer the fairway you will need to do your homework. That means choosing the right set of irons for your particular needs.
Irons are hard enough to master without working against yourself, so to speak. What we mean is that most players choose an iron set that they want as opposed to one that they need. To help you make the right choice, we are comparing two popular iron sets in the following overview.
Taylormade SIM2 Irons Overview
The Taylormade SIM2 irons will certainly be a benefit if one thing you are struggling with is distance.
Ball speed and distance were major points of emphasis during the design of these irons and it shows. The Taylormade SIM2 irons have a near-free hinging face so flex is very pronounced. The ball speeds we were getting from the long irons in this set were very impressive.
In fact, it should be noted at this point that the SIM2’s were the longer irons in this comparison. They were also more forgiving – in a certain sense. If you are having trouble with a right-orientated miss, the SIM2’s will help you out thanks to the inverted Cone-shaped sweet spot.
If squaring up at impact is more your problem, you might benefit more from the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons.
Callaway Rogue ST Max Irons Overview
While the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons won’t be the best choice if you need pure distance, they are the more well-rounded irons for beginners and high handicappers.
First of all, they look better at point of address. More offset provides a clear line of sight and partial draw bias while a wide sole helps you launch the ball higher than the Taylormade SIM2 irons. And while ball speed and distance suffers, the 450 grade steel face of the Rogue Max’s has a more solid feel.
The only downside is if you are an intermediate player. It can be hard to control the launch angles and distance of the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons around the pin compared to the tamer SIM2’s.
The Callaway Rogue ST Max irons offer more all-around forgiveness while the SIM2’s offer more distance and help with a right miss. The Rogue ST Max’s provide better launch while the SIM2’s are easier to control.