Titleist AP3 718 Vs. Taylormade SIM 2 Irons Comparison Overview
Both the Titleist AP3 718 and the Taylormade SIM 2 irons were built to give players more forgiveness – though the designs go about it in very different ways.
We wanted to see which set was more forgiving and what else each set brings to the table for the everyday golfer.
In the following article, we will cover only the most important features and performance aspects of these irons to give you a better idea of which ones would be best for you.
Titleist AP3 718 Irons Overview
The Titleist AP3 718 irons give you the look of a player’s iron with the forgiveness of a game improvement iron.
One of the things we really liked about these irons is that they feature the L-shaped face inserts that Titleist likes to use.
This face insert essentially wraps into the sole to correct low-face shots. They also have a very smooth leading edge that makes them a dream to work in the rough.
You get really great launch from these irons as well so they are great for getting over hazards. The hollow body design allows the face to play hot but overall, you will be getting more distance from the Taylormade SIM 2 irons.
Overall, the Titleist AP3 718 are fairly forgiving if you are a mid to low handicapper. Keep in mind that these irons have smaller heads than the SIM 2’s.
Taylormade SIM 2 Irons Overview
The SIM 2 irons will yield more distance and higher handicap players will like the larger head profile.
However, apart from the head size there is really nothing that differentiates the SIM 2 irons from the Titleist AP3 718’s in terms of forgiveness.
These things are really more about ball speed than anything else. In fact, SIM stands for Speed In Motion.
They feature the famed Speed Pocket that allows the face to hinge and inverted cone technology which forms an asymmetrical sweet spot that expands out towards the toe as you work down the set.
Both the Titleist AP3 718 irons and the SIM 2’s provide excellent launch and a low center of gravity.
These irons feel good on the downswing but at contact, we liked how the 17-4 stainless steel face inserts of the Titleist AP3 718 irons felt.
In terms of forgiveness, these irons performed about the same – you just have to get used to the smaller heads of the Titleist AP3 718’s.