The excitement for the eagerly awaited 2020 TaylorMade SIM Driver ramped up recently when the likes of Dustin Johnson, John Rahm, Collin Morikawa and Matthew Wolff were spotted putting the latest TaylorMade driver offering in play.
With the new TaylorMade SIM, SIM Max and SIM Max D drivers being added to the USGA conforming list on the 30th December it’s clear we’re not a million miles away from a general release.
What we know about the new lineup
From recent tour images it appears not only with the SIM line be for drivers but also for fairway woods and hybrids.
The SIM driver itself looks to have what appears to be a single weight with marked draw/fade positions something which is very much a development on previous TaylorMade drivers. The SIM Max and SIM Max D drivers however don’t seem to have the same moveable weight system.
Within the USGA’s driver notes for the SIM the feature ‘Twist Face’ is listed as being incorporated into the full SIM range. Twist Face was first seen on the M5 and M6 drivers and provides golfers with a technology that helps to hit straighter shots.
The wording ‘Speed injected’ features just before the leading edge of the driver which again is a further development on the M5 and M6. It was first introduced by TaylorMade in order to control the maximum speed at which a driver can perform at in order to comply with speed regulations.
Shaft options at this point are somewhat unknown, however what we can see from recent photos from the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua is there are already a few Tour pro favorites. Dustin Johnson for example put in play a 10.5 degree TaylorMade SIM Max driver using a Fujikura Ventus 6X shaft, whilst John Rahm opted for a 10.5 degree TaylorMade SIM driver with a 75g Aldila shaft – the same shaft he’s had in play in recent years.
In terms of a projected release date, over the previous two years TaylorMade have chosen January as their release month so check back to GolfGETUP in the coming weeks for all the latest news on this incredibly exciting driver lineup.
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