New TaylorMade golf club releases in early 2020

TaylorMade SIM Drivers

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TaylorMade became great all over again with their M1/M2 drivers, their M3/M4, and M5/M6 but the problem about them all being so great is that an argument arises about how similar they all are. To allay worries about technology plateauing or fears that the limits have been reached, something had to change for TaylorMade's next driver; something had to move. And it did. The shape moved. It's Shape In Motion.

Now let's start by reassuring you that this new SIM driver family is not "completely" different to M5/M6 that came before it or the M's before them. The foundations of those drivers are still there and all the best bits transferred over. But this SIM driver is all about evolving the blossoming Head Geometry we saw in the M6 and dialling that in.

From any driver you want low spin, you want high ball speed, but you also want forgiveness. Engineering wise this is a tough thing to do without making the driver aerodynamically draggy. The answer was to actually rotate the design of the inertia generator at a 20-degree angle in the SIM driver to match the arc of the swing and make it the most aerodynamically efficient shape possible when you consider all the benefits in terms of ball speed and forgiveness.

Add the existing Speed Injected Twist Face, with blue face screws this time, the Speed Pocket and Inverted Cone Technology behind the face for ball speed and forgiveness and you've pretty much all the bases covered in the SIM driver.

Now there are three models of the SIM Driver, the SIM, the SIM Max, and the SIM Max D (for Draw). They all share the Speed Injected Twist Face and 2-degree adjustable loft sleeve, but the three models are quite different in shape and functionality, which is refreshing too.


The standard SIM has moveable weights, and you'll immediately notice the weight track has been simplified back to a straight heel-toe design with a 10-gram weight. The weight at the back of the club is 12 grams and the net result of the setup will be up to 200 RPM less spin than the M5 but will feel more forgiving. This is the lowest spinning SIM model.

The SIM MAX is the version that the TaylorMade engineers get to lock in the settings they feel will provide the most distance and forgiveness or MOI of all the models. The weight at the back is 6-grams heavier than in the standard SIM at 18-grams. The face of the SIM MAX is deeper than in the Standard SIM.

The SIM MAX D is the draw version of the SIM MAX and engineered to help players who tend to hit a slice off the tee. Visually the face is 18% bigger than the standard SIM. The SIM MAX D has a 12-gram weight on the back of the club, and extra weight has been added to the heel, which will strengthen the draw bias.

TaylorMade Truss Putters

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Along came the Spider which has developed into the number one putter model (in its various forms) on the PGA Tour. However, there was always the alienation of the traditional blade players who perhaps couldn't get used to the mallet design - regardless of the benefits, high MOI brings.

Enter the Truss model for 2020, which delivers all the MOI benefits of a mallet, in a blade style. The engineering is impressive, from the address position the technology hidden, leaving the clean lines putter connoisseurs prefer.

However, change your perspective a little and how TaylorMade has achieved this becomes apparent. Truss putters have a second point of contact with the hosel to reduces the amount of unsupported mass and deflection at impact.

TaylorMade has retained the Tour-Proven technology represented by its Pure Roll insert to produce better sound and feel. The grooves are angled specifically at 45-degrees increase topspin to help the ball start and stay on its intended line.

Truss putters: developed for players who desire the stability and forgiveness of a mallet but prefer a more traditional look at address.

TaylorMade SIM Fairway Woods

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Shape In Motion or SIM works wonderfully in the new TaylorMade driver, but does it stack up in the fairway wood? The SIM driver stories surrounding CG location, inertia, and optimal aerodynamics are hard to apply to fairway woods, which are aerodynamic as standard. So to create the same buzz, TaylorMade turned to an old favourite, "V Steel".

The V-shaped sole provides heel/toe relief in much the same way as the Cobra Baffler. With less sole in contact with the grass behind the ball, you will get cleaner, more solid and consistent strikes.

Twist Face carries forward to exploit the bulge and roll of the face to redirect off-centre strikes back towards the middle. Tried and trusted Speed Pocket technology works to brace the face at impact and return energy to the ball (with interest!) to increase forgiveness on shots struck low on the face.

The SIM fairway has the same livery as the driver and shares the same chromium carbon weave with white chalk topline and blue flashes.

There are three SIM fairway models.

The 180cc SIM Titanium fairway wood switches out a standard steel face for a high-end ZATECH titanium which is lighter and stronger than steel. It's also expensive and hard to come by, so much so, TaylorMade is the only company using it in fairway woods. A carbon composite crown with the 80-gram V-steel soleplate creates a low back CG location to make it the highest launching and lowest spinning of the three models.

The other models are the SIM Max, and the SIM Max Draw both with a C300 maraging steel face and a bonded hosel. The crown of the SIM Max is 5cc bigger than the SIM Titanium and will spin a little more and be the longest and most forgiving.

The SIM Max D (for Draw) is the largest of all at 190cc and is weighted more towards the heel which moves the Centre Of Gravity location to the optimal position to square the face at impact to help players who hit a slice.

TaylorMade SIM Rescue

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Shape in Motion and improving aerodynamic efficiency is the calling card for the new TaylorMade SIM driver, but what about the SIM rescue which is about as aerodynamic as you can get already? Well to create some fanfare TaylorMade has turned to an old favourite, the much loved V-Steel concept.

V-Steel was a 2007 fairway wood with a sole plate which lifted the heel and toe slightly off the ground at address making it that little bit easier to pick the ball cleanly off the turf during the strike. The 2020 V-Steel sole is upgraded to match the SIM Rescue's newly contoured maraging steel C300 face and of course, incorporates TaylorMade's hugely successful SpeedPocket which delivers more ball speed and forgiveness on mis-hits.

TaylorMade's Twist Face technology is also incorporated to direct off centre strike back towards the intended line.

The SIM Rescue is available in five lofts, so if you're looking for a quality long iron replacement with the added versatility from a V-Steel sole, this has to be on your shortlist.

TaylorMade SIM Irons

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After M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, and M6 TaylorMade decided that's enough and their new irons will fall under the SIM sub-brand. Call it marketing, call it what you like; there's nothing wrong with a name change to freshen things up and make a point of difference in the ultra-competitive game improvement market. But to make it work there has to be some new technology.

If you haven't changed your irons for four or five years, you're going to be shocked at the distance gains in these irons. It's all about strengthened lofts, high launch, and low spin. The SIM irons have the same 360 Undercut cavity under the topline as M6 and a fluted hosel to manipulate the Centre of Gravity as low as possible. TaylorMade's engineers have this down to a fine art to produce a set where the 7-iron has a loft of just 28.5 degrees yet (and crucially) will climb precisely as a seven iron should.

The headline technology in the SIM irons comes in the form of a Speed Bridge and a Thru Slot Speed Pocket.

Speed Bridge is a band of steel at the back of the iron connecting the topline to the sole to ensure all the different ball speed technology in the club works together as one for maximum speed and consistent distance from all-over the face.

For the Speed Pocket, the leading edge is disconnected from the sole, only held together by a polymer. This makes up the Flow-Thru Speed Pocket and together with the Speed Bridge (and a 20% thinner face) help the face to act as a springboard, improving energy transfer and ball speed at impact.

The face, at just 1.5 mm thick, provides a bigger sweet spot in the SIM irons compared to M6, aided by the tried and trusted Inverted Cone Technology is optimised for each iron.

And if that's not enough, the SIM Max OS irons are the even bigger with stronger lofts again! The additional weight is drawn down by making the sole wider to allows the lofts to be 'jacked' a little more without affecting launch. SIM Max OS are really aimed at making the game as easy and fun as possible.

TaylorMade Spider S Putters

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With the momentum behind the Spider sub-brand at retail and on the PGA Tour (both original 'Tour' and 'X') its no wonder there is a new evolution for 2020. The TaylorMade Spider S combines the properties of high-grade aluminium and tungsten weighting in a design that delivers max stability and forgiveness.

The Spider S is a combination of a machine milled aluminium body and strategically placed tungsten weighting on the sole and back bar provide unparalleled stability. With an MOI of 6,000, the Spider S model is the most stable putter in the TaylorMade range for 2020.

The face insert is TaylorMade's Tour-Proven Pure Roll as played by the world's best. Pure Roll inserts produce better sound and feel while 45-degree grooves increase topspin to help the ball start online and deliver superior distance control.

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