TaylorMade Sim Max Driver Adjustment Guide + (CHART)


TaylorMade SIM Max driver adjustment

 

How to adjust the TaylorMade SIM Max driver

You can adjust your TaylorMade Sim Max driver through the hosel adapter fitted on the club hosel, using the TaylorMade torque wrench. You can adjust the loft by increasing or decreasing the angle by 0.5°-0.75°.

This adjustment is referred to as four-degree loft sleeve adjustment and changes the loft, lie angle, and face angle of the TaylorMade SIM Max driver by either increasing or decreasing them. 

The TaylorMade SIM driver set consists of four drivers: the TaylorMade SIM, TaylorMade SIM Max, TaylorMade SIM Max D, and TaylorMade SIM Ti Fairway drivers. All four drivers support the same adjustment method.

The steps to make the adjustment are given below.

  1. Insert the TaylorMade torque wrench into the screw present in the club heel and turn it a few times to the left or anti-clockwise direction until it becomes completely loose.
  2. Release the clubhead from the shaft.
  3. Position the preferred loft mark highlighted on the sleeve against the line behind the hosel so that they are in line with each other.
  4. Tighten the sleeve once again by turning the wrench in the opposite direction the same number of times. A click sound ensures that the screw is tightened and that the clubhead is secured in position.

The above adjustment supports 12 different positions to help you with fine-tuning the flight of your golf ball. 

Lowering the loft on your TaylorMade Sim Max Drive results in lowering the ball flight and in turn the spin rate. This will also open the face angle and promote a fade and/or anti-draw. 

On the other hand, raising the loft tends to increase the ball flight and the spin rate. This will also close the face angle and promote a draw and/or anti-fade.

 

TaylorMade SIM Max driver adjustment chart

The TaylorMade SIM Max driver adjustment is made through its hosel adapter with a TaylorMade torque wrench. Each of the dozen adjustment positions increases or decreases the loft by 0.5°-0.75°, lie angle by 0.5°-0.75°, and face angle by 1° to 2° from the previous setting.

 The adjustments below are also applicable to the TaylorMade SIM Max drivers with 9° and 12° lofts. These drivers have the same standard 56° lie angle as the 10.5° loft driver.

The following table indicates the twelve different adjustments and how they change the loft, lie angle, clubface or face angle, and spin rate for a TaylorMade SIM Max driver with a 10.5° loft.

Sim Max Driver Loft

Lie Angle

Clubface/Face Angle

Spin Rate (RPM)

Standard 10.5°

Standard 56°

Square

No change

9.25° (-0.75°)

56.5° (+0.5°)

1.5° Open

-150

9°(-1.5°)

57.25° (+0.75°)

3° Open

-300

8.5°(-2°) Lower

58° (+2°)

4° Open

-400

9°(-1.5°)

58.75° (+2.75°)

3° Open

-300

9.25°(-0.75°)

59.5° (+3.5°)

1.5° Open

-150

11.25°(+0.75°)

56.5° (+0.5°)

1.5° Closed

+150

12°(+1.5°)

57.25° (+0.75°)

3° Closed

+300

12.5°(+2°) Higher

58° (+2°)

4° Closed

+400

12°(+1.5°)

58.75° (+2.75°)

3° Closed

+300

11.25° (+0.75°)

59.5° (+3.5°)

1.5° Closed

+150

10.5° Upright

60°(+4°)

Square

No change

 

TaylorMade SIM Max driver draw settings

As with any adjustment driver, the TaylorMade SIM Max driver can be set for a draw by increasing its loft. You will need a TaylorMade torque wrench for the adjustment. 

The following steps help in adjusting the TaylorMade SIM Max driver for a draw.

  1. Place the TaylorMade torque wrench on the screw found in the club heel.
  2. Turn the wrench a few times in the anti-clockwise direction or to the left until the clubhead is loose.
  3. Remove the clubhead from its position on the club hosel.
  4. Align the arrowhead on the clubhead with the desired loft marking on the hosel adapter. 
  • Increasing the loft by 0.75° increases the lie angle to either 56.5° or 59.5°, depending on the position you choose. 
  • Similarly, a loft increase by 1.5° changes the lie angle to 57.25° or 59.5°. 
  • Raising the loft by 2° elevates the loft angle to 58°. This position promotes the maximum draw in the driver.

Turn the wrench once again by the same number of turns in the clockwise direction or to the right. You can stop the turning when you hear a click sound. This sound also offers assurance that the clubhead is seated firmly in position.

 

TaylorMade SIM Max driver lie angle settings

The TaylorMade SIM Max driver’s lie angle can be set to your desired angle by increasing or decreasing the loft. 

The steps given below will guide you on increasing or decreasing the standard 56° loft angle.

  1. Fit the TaylorMade torque wrench into the screw present on the heel of the driver.
  2. Rotate the wrench by a few turns to your left until you notice that the clubhead has become loose. This is the same as turning it a few times in the anti-clockwise direction. 
  3. Take off the clubhead from over the club hosel.
  4. Set the arrow mark on the clubhead in line with the marking on the hosel adapter.
  • Align the arrow mark with the LOWER or HIGHER marking on the hosel. This increases the loft to 58°. However, the LOWER marking opens the clubface by 4° while the HIGHER marking closes the clubface by 4°.
  • Align the arrow mark with the UPRT LIE marking on the hosel. This increases the lie angle to its maximum setting of 60° while the clubface is more upright by 4°.
  1. Rotate the wrench again to the right or in the clockwise direction. Often, you will need to do the same number of turns until you hear a click sound that confirms the clubhead’s secure seating on the hosel.

You can also increase the loft angle by choosing to align the arrow mark with any of the two markings in between the STD LOFT and LOWER settings, the LOWER and UPRT settings, the UPRT, and HIGHER settings, or the HIGHER and STD LOFT settings.

 

TaylorMade SIM Max driver flat setting adjustment

The TaylorMade SIM Max driver can be adjusted for a flat setting by a simple process. Decreasing the standard loft can promote a flat bias in your driver. 

The steps given here will walk you through the process of making the flat setting adjustment.

  1. Position the TaylorMade SIM Max driver either horizontally or vertically based on what works best for you.
  2. Put the TaylorMade torque wrench into the screw fitted on the club heel of the driver.
  3. Loosen the clubhead by some anti-clockwise turns of the wrench or turning it leftwards.
  4. Take off the clubhead from the club hosel.
  5. Line the arrow marking on the clubhead with the LOWER marking indicated on the club hosel. 
  6. Decreases the loft by 2° and increases the lie angle by 2° to 58° with a 4° open clubface. This incorporates a fade bias in the driver while promoting the left to the right trajectory simultaneously.
  7. Tighten the clubhead and fix it back in place with the same number of turns in the clockwise direction or to the right. You can stop the turning process when you hear a clicking sound.

Additionally, you can decrease the loft by aligning the arrowhead with any of the settings between the STD LOFT and LOWER markings. All these settings also promote a fade bias as the loft gets reduced.

 

TaylorMade SIM Max driver upright setting adjustment

The upright setting adjustment of the TaylorMade SIM Max driver can be done almost the same way you would do the setting for a flat or a draw bias.

The steps mentioned below guide you on how to adjust your driver for its upright setting.

  1. Place the TaylorMade torque wrench inside the screw located in the club heel of your driver.
  2. Turn the wrench to the left or in the anti-clockwise direction to get the clubhead loose. You will often have to do this step a few times.
  3. Remove the clubhead from where it’s positioned on the club hosel.
  4. Put the clubhead back over the hosel by aligning the clubhead’s arrow mark with the UPRT marking on the club hosel. This doesn’t change the loft but squares the clubface and increases the default 56° to 60°.
  5. Replace the clubhead on top of the hosel.
  6. Turn the wrench to the right or clockwise direction by the same number of turns you did in Step 2. 
  7. Stop the turning when you hear a clicking sound as this indicates the secure fixing of the clubhead in position.

 

How to adjust the TaylorMade SIM Max D driver settings

The TaylorMade SIM Max driver’s adjustment can be done in the same way as you would adjust the TaylorMade SIM Max D, driver. The only tool needed for this adjustment is a TaylorMade torque wrench.

The steps given below will help you to do the preferred adjustment in a few simple ways.

  1. Insert the TaylorMade torque wrench into the screw fixed onto the club heel. 
  2. Turn the wrench anti-clockwise or to the left until you notice that the clubhead is loose over the hosel.
  3. Take the clubhead off its position on the club hosel.
  4. Replace the clubhead by aligning the arrow mark on it with any of the preferred settings on the hosel other than the STD LOFT setting. This changes the loft, lie angle, spin rate, and clubface angle of the driver.
  5. Turn the wrench once again clockwise or to the right until you hear a clicking sound. This sound ensures that the clubhead is firmly seated in position. 

Ernie

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