TaylorMade SIM Comes Out On Top In American Golf Driver Test

The driver was the longest model on average in the Battle of the Brands test.

TaylorMade SIM Comes Out On Top In American Golf
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The driver was the longest model on average in the Battle of the Brands test.

TaylorMade SIM Comes Out On Top In American Golf Driver Test

The results of American Golf's Battle of the Brands driver test are in and they reveal several interesting insights into driving habits with different clubs.

The American Golf Battle of the Brands driver test asked visitors to the store to hit 3 shots with each of the Benross Delta, Callaway Mavrik, Cobra SpeedZone, Ping G410, TaylorMade SIM, Titleist TS2 and Wilson Launch Pad drivers.

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Each club was equipped with stock shafts and lofts. Data was captured for 1274 participants with the longest drive in Men’s and Ladies’ over 45 and under 45 categories winning one of four £500 American Golf vouchers.

What were the results?

Well in terms of longest overall driver in average distance, the TaylorMade SIM came first with an average of 268 yards. One yard behind was the Titleist TS2 and the Callaway Mavrik came third with 262 yards.

The four winners of the four American Golf vouchers for longest drives were John McDonald in the Open category who hit a monstrous 398 yard driver with a TaylorMade SIM.

In the Mens over 45 Kelvin Walters took top spot with a 355 yard driver with a Callaway Mavrik.

Holly Western was the longest woman overall with an impressive 328 yards from the Callaway Mavrik and Margaret Hoskins hit 275 yards with the TaylorMade SIM in the Women’s over 45’s.

On presenting the results, Will Sturgess, Brand Manager at American Golf, was delighted with the response from customers. He said, “It’s great to see so many people taking part and giving us a real insight into the ‘average’ golfer’s driving. It’s clear from the results that every one of the drivers on test would be a fantastic addition to any golfers’ bag.

"Every driver on test was the best choice for someone, which really does confirm that getting the right  technology, right look and right feel for your game really can add yards to every drive.”

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Sam Tremlett
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

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Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22