Neil Tappin puts a new club to the test in this TaylorMade SIM DHY utility iron review
TaylorMade SIM DHY Utility Iron Review
Back in 2018, TaylorMade launched its GAPR range designed to offer golfers more options to bridge the gap between their fairway woods and irons. Now, along with the SIM UDI and P790 UDI utilities, TaylorMade has released a new SIM DHY utility iron to replace the GAPR products and refine the concept.
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A club like this is aimed at players who prefer utility irons to hybrids but want as much modern playability as they can get.
The SIM DHY utility has a hollow head which is designed to boost distance and forgiveness and has also been filled with Speed Foam to dampen vibrations, providing the sort of smooth and powerful feel that golfers crave through impact.
Compared to the SIM UDI, the SIM DHY utility has a slightly thicker topline and more offset, which makes it a more confidence-inspiring package for those in search of extra assistance at the top end of the bag.
Despite this, the clean lines ensure it has a sleek appearance behind the ball and it definitely represents a significant improvement over the GAPR in this regard.
We tested both the SIM DHY and SIM UDI irons at the Foresight Sports headquarters using the GCQuad launch monitor to compare the performance and what stands out from the SIM DHY utility is the increased launch and peak height on offer in like for like static lofts.
As shown, the distance and spin numbers were fairly similar, so this is where personal preferences come into play. Despite being bigger, the SIM DHY is still a great-looking club and the higher flight makes it a great option off the deck when hitting into greens as well as off the tee.
Overall, it’s an excellent addition to the TaylorMade SIM family and has recently been joined by two new SIM2 Rescue clubs, giving golfers even more choice.
For those who prefer long irons to hybrids and struggle to launch their woods, the TaylorMade SIM DHY is a forgiving utility iron that offers a great alternative to use from the tee or the fairway.