The TaylorMade SIM fairway is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice 2020 product list.

TaylorMade SIM Fairway

TaylorMade introduced the V Steel fairway wood many years ago and has now revisited it in the SIM fairway woods, but this time with a heavier 80g V-shaped sole weight that helps pave the way to increased ball speed, higher launch, improved forgiveness and better interaction with the turf.

Editor’s Choice 2020

The crown is a mix of carbon composite with titanium in the front white section, and the clubface is made from an ultra-strong Zatech titanium, the first time TaylorMade has used this exotic material in the face of a fairway wood. There’s also a Speed Pocket in the front section of the sole to keep ball speed up on strikes from low in the face, while TaylorMade’s Twist Face technology is on hand to help straighten out mishits.

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There’s adjustability on offer too thanks to the loft sleeve in the hosel that allows for adjustments of up to two degrees either way for those who like to fine-tune things or adjust set-up according to conditions.

Flying high

We’re big fans of the techy look at address, but it’s not merely aesthetically pleasing to look down on as the white front section on the crown makes it easy to align too.

The SIM was one of our standout performers in this year’s big fairway wood test, generating the highest ball and clubhead speeds and delivering a solid, powerful feel at impact. Perhaps just as importantly, it produced a noticeably higher ball flight than all its rivals bar its sibling, the SIM Max model, a slightly larger-headed club specifically engineered for higher launch and peak trajectories.

It’s only available in two different 3-wood lofts and a 5-wood model, but if you’re looking for a towering ball flight that’s going to give you added stopping power into long par 4s and par 5s, TaylorMade’s SIM is one of the best fairway woods on the market this year.

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