Taylormade SIM2 Vs. Taylormade M4 Driver Comparison Overview
The M4 family of drivers predates the SIM2 drivers and we have heard a lot of our fellow golfers wonder which drivers were better. This got us to wondering as well. Does newer automatically mean better?
Does the older M4 model have something more to offer than the SIM2 driver? To find out, we tested these two drivers side-by-side and recorded our findings in the following comparison overview.
Taylormade SIM2 Driver Overview
The Taylormade SIM2 driver more closely resembles the older M6 driver and some of the performance factors are on par with it as well.
The SIM2, like the Taylormade M6 driver, features an inertia generator that is capped off with a 16 gram rear weight. This rear weight is placed about as far back in the head as possible because the bottom panel juts out past the rear of the head.
For our testers, this meant a moderate boost in distance and forgiveness. Of course, the rear weight was adding more oomph to every swing, resulting in average drive distances of 279 yards.
It also helped a bit with forgiveness as more energy is shifted to all sectors of the face due to the extreme rear weighting.
However, what our testers like most about the SIM2 when compared to the Taylormade M4 driver was the added stability. The SIM2 features a forged aluminum ring that wraps around the rear of the head, giving it a more solid feel and enhancing consistency.
Taylormade M4 Driver Overview
The Taylormade M4 is your basic distance/forgiveness driver with the popular Twist Face technology.
This will definitely help if you are struggling with slices. And while the Taylormade M4 can certainly be described as a distance driver, it was not as long as the SIM2 driver. The M4 was yielding averages of 267 yards.
We also have to say that the Taylormade M4 driver wasn’t even as long as the Taylormade M6 driver although it was at least as forgiving as the M6. Still, the Taylormade M4 has a nice, expansive face which will certainly be a boon for players struggling with striking accuracy.
In this case at least, newer certainly does mean better. Taylormade put a lot of work into the SIM2 drivers to make sure they were improved in almost every regard over the older M drivers. The M4 is still a solid budget driver; but the SIM2 offers more dynamic performance off the tee.