A lot of companies go to great lengths to hide the forgiveness features of super-game-improvement irons in as sleek a package as possible. The Sim2 Max OS is a good example. Housed in anappealing cavity-back clubhead, this iron borrows liberally from its SIM2 Max counterpart, including a through-slot speed pocket to maximise face flex, especially on shots hit low on the face. The company’s venerable inverted-cone technology, which places a variable-thickness structure behind the face, is positioned differently in each iron to line up with where impacts frequently occur to expand forgiveness with added ball speed: more towards the toe in the long irons to reduce the likelihood of a slice and more towards the heel on short irons to reduce the tendency to pull those shots. Upping the distance game is the use of stronger lofts, up to 2 degrees stronger than the SIM2 Max. Because players in this category are reluctant to play wedges with less forgiveness (or if they do, they probably shouldn’t), TaylorMade extended the line-up of irons here to include a gap, sand and lob wedge for those wanting a consistency of look and playability throughout.  

7-IRON LOFT 26.5 degrees PW LOFT 42 degrees

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“Delivers consistent shots and lets me work the ball, even if I haven’t mastered that skill yet.”

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