Cool Clubs Summary
In this Cool Clubs segment with Breaking Par we compare last year’s TaylorMade M6 to the new SIM MAX as well as Callaway’s Epic Flash Sub Zero to the new MAVRIK Sub Zero. Specs don’t lie.
To keep things comparable, we used the same KBS shaft, same grip, same settings, same player – none other than former PGA TOUR pro Tom Kalinowski. First up, TaylorMade.
First Impressions – SIM
“These guys have gotten so good at their presentation of how they look going to a little blue and gray as opposed to the red and gray. Just little subtleties, but they both look great,” said Kalinowski.
How did it feel?
“The SIM MAX felt great. I was expecting it to have a higher launch than that. It came out nice and flat, not any rise to it. I like that flight. It’s a little quieter than the M6, a fraction quieter. Not quite as pitched,” Kalinowski continued.
“That’s the first five shots I’ve hit with the SIM MAX and I’m very impressed. Four out of five were just about perfect. I like that SIM. First five performed great.
“It surprises me that it launches a little higher with less spin. Impressive. To get a little less spin with a higher launch is great. It looks almost like a tie, but if you’re looking at a bunker at 270, the SIM carries and the M6 is in the lip.”
Now time for Callaway
First Impressions – MAVRIK
“My first thing is I was expecting a higher pitch noise, but I love that sound from the MAVRIK. The overall look of the driver and color contrast is fantastic. I prefer the MAVRIK to the Flash,” said Kalinowski.
How Did it Feel?
“Overall, I felt a bigger difference between the Epic Flash and MAVRIK. These have more of a drastic feel and sound difference.”
“I prefer the MAVRIK to the Flash. We picked up 2mph ball speed and six yards with the exact same clubhead speed between the Flash and the MAVRIK.”
Book your Cool Clubs fitting for TaylorMade’s SIM or Callaway’s MAVRIK drivers
Book a Fitting