Taylormade SIM2 Vs Titleist TSi3 Driver Comparison Overview
Taylormade has always been known as a company that isn’t afraid to make the most forgiving game improvement drivers.
Titleist on the other hand is viewed more as a company that caters to amateurs and pros.
The Taylormade SIM2 driver is packed with forgiveness and performance features and is one of the best examples of how the company develops drivers with higher handicap players in mind. However, more and more players have been turned on to the Titleist TSi3 driver and we wanted to see exactly why.
Taylormade SIM2 Driver Overview
“The SIM2 is a 460cc driver with a large face profile. Right away, it appeals to the sensibilities of higher handicap players.”
Behind the ball, the Taylormade SIM2 driver looks very assuring. It features split mass weighting in the sole and in the rear of the club. The 16 gram rear sole helps to increase forgiveness while the sole weight helps to reduce spin.
When we tested the SIM2, we weren’t blown away from the backspin numbers. They were kept reasonable but you still get enough to affect your ball speed. However, the CG feels nice and low even though this is also a relatively low-launching driver.
The SIM2 also features Twist Face Technology which helps increase launch on hgh face shots and preserves ball speed on low face shots. The SIM2 plays hot and affords enough forgiveness to be viable for mid and high handicap players.
Titleist TSi3 Driver Overview
“The Titleist TSi3 not only has an adjustable loft sleeve; but the CG can be placed in 5 unique positions.”
At address, you get the classic titleist lines and colors. It looks fantastic behind the ball. The sliding CG weight also allows you to compensate for your mis-hit. It can be placed in heel, extreme heel, toe, extreme toe and neutral positions.
The facs is also made of ATI 425 titanium which feels incredibly hot. Overall, the Titleist TSi3 was actually producing better ball speed and overall distance for our testers than the Taylormade SIM2 driver.
“The Titleist TSi3 was the longer overall driver; but it wasn’t as forgiving as the SIM2. In true Titelist fashion, the TSi3 would be better for mid handicappers. The Taylormade SIM2 driver on the other hand is forgiving enough for high handicappers, and launches low enough to be beneficial for mid handicappers with faster swing speeds.”