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 (opens in new tab), 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
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.  
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.

A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well. 

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 is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6