Best TaylorMade Driver in 2021

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***If you’re looking for the most recent reviews for 2021 gear, we will be updating this page in the summer after we’ve had a chance to review them!

If you’re in a hurry and just want to know our top choices, here they are:

I remember when I purchased my first TaylorMade driver. I thought that I had arrived on the golf scene when I walked up to the first tee with my TaylorMade Burner Draw, XS shaft, 10.5 degree driver.

It was quite the upgrade from my previous club and I was ready to start blasting drives down the middle of the fairway. This driver, however, did not cure my slice and it did not make me a great driver of the ball.

It did, however, introduce me to what it was like to have a good driver in your bag. Back then it did not get much better than a TaylorMade driver and the same holds true today.

They remain at the forefront of technology and they continue to listen to players to develop some of the highest quality and best performing drivers on the market. As you continue reading, we will review and suggest the best TaylorMade Driver on the market in 2020 for your game.

Best TaylorMade Driver in 2020 Reviewed

 

TaylorMade SIM Max D

A lightweight draw biased driver that has a ton of forgiveness and length. The TaylorMade SIM Max D driver is one of the easiest drivers to hit with an oversized head and almost equally large sweet spot. This driver is extremely aerodynamic and very easy to swing. It is setup for a draw which appeals to the majority of golfers out there, but it does a lot more than that. The distance you can produce, even with off center hits with the SIM Max D is insane.

The center of gravity gives you a high and penetrating ball flight while the weight and MOI give you very little spin for accuracy and straightness. Twist Face Technology comes standard also so that even mishits look like straight, nice drives that end up putting you in good position on the course. The draw technology can provide as much as 20 yards of draw bias which is great for those of us who are used to slicing the ball everywhere. The Speed Injected Technology sets each club’s C.O.R. (Coefficient of Restitution) at optimal levels for maximum speed and distance. The accuracy of these clubs comes from how straight and consistent they are, and you cannot beat their distance or forgiveness.

Pros

  • One of the easiest drivers on the market to hit long and straight.
  • Very forgiving.
  • Twist Face Technology means that even mishits go straight and long.
  • Increased weight at the back of the sole increases launch angle.
  • Tested in a wind tunnel so that it is the one of the most aerodynamic and easiest to swing drivers on the market.
  • 3-stage draw technology can promote up to 20 yards of draw bias.
  • Very high MOI for even increased forgiveness.
  • At the very high end of forgiveness and distance of any driver on the market.
  • The adjustable loft sleeve allows golfers to change the height of their ball flight.

Cons

  • It is an expensive driver.
  • If your stroke already produces a draw or hook then this is not the driver for you.
  • The club head is really big and may be too big for some golfers.

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TaylorMade SIM Max

There are 2 main differences between the SIM Max and Sim Max D:

  1. The head of the SIM Max is 8% smaller.
  2. The SIM Max D is setup for a draw bias.

As you can tell by the name, the SIM Max is just a derivative of the SIM Max D described above. It features the Twist Face Technoloy, Speed pocket, and rear Center of Gravity just like the SIM Max D. You can get a little more spin and workability with this club, but not much. The SIM Max produces a really high ball flight and a lot of forgiveness and sends the ball straighter than most drivers. It features the really aerodynamic shape for added distance while the MOI and center of gravity give you great launch and few mishits. The SIM Max was designed more for mid to low handicappers, but have traits and features that make it a great club no matter you skill level.

Pros

  • Less draw bias and slightly more workability than the SIM Max D.
  • Very forgiving.
  • Twist Face Technology means that even mishits go straight and long.
  • Increased weight at the back of the sole increases launch angle.
  • Tested in a wind tunnel for optimal aerodynamics and distance.
  • Slightly smaller clubhead may look better to many mid and low handicappers.
  • The club face is tall which gives you some added margin of error.
  • The adjustable loft sleeve allows golfers to change the height of their ball flight.
  • Very high MOI for even increased forgiveness.

Cons

  • No draw bias.
  • On the expensive side.
  • Not adjustable and priced the same as the SIM Max D.

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TaylorMade SIM

The TaylorMade SIM has a lot of the same features as the first 2 on the list, but it is a little less forgiving and has a slightly smaller club face and subsequently smaller sweet spot. This is more of a players club than the other 2 SIM drivers. The main difference in terms of features is the Sliding Weight Technology.

When coupled with the adjustable loft sleeve, it contains adjustability and personalization to optimize the club for each golfer’s trajectory, face angle and flight bias preferences, up to +/-2° loft change and up to +/-20 yards of draw-fade bias. While it is not magic, it does allow players who like to tinker with their swings the flexibility to shape their shots in a lot of different ways. 

Pros

  • The key to this club is adjustability. You can change the loft and draw/fade bias very easily.
  • Designed as a players club with great length and forgiveness.
  • A lot more workability than what you find in most drivers with this level of forgiveness and distance.
  • Tested in a wind tunnel for optimal aerodynamics and distance.
  • Slightly smaller clubhead may look better to many mid and low handicappers.
  • Very forgiving.
  • Twist Face Technology means that even mishits go straight and long.
  • Increased weight at the back of the sole increases launch angle.
  • Very high MOI for even increased forgiveness.
  • Looks great at setup.

Cons

  • Even more expensive than the first 2 drivers on the list.
  • Still a very large club head though it is close to normal.
  • Designed as a players club but with a lot of game improvement features that may turn some people off.
  • Not as forgiving and a smaller sweet spot than the other 2 SIM drivers.

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TaylorMade M5

Another highly adjustable driver with the T-track sliding weight system that allows you to set up for a draw, a fade, or anything in between. This adjustability comes with all of the technology and high end driver features for which TaylorMade is known. The Twist Face technology, speed injected face, deep and low center of gravity, and high MOI are all found in the M5 driver. It also has a very unique and sophisticated look that screams high tech and the performance matches it.

The forgiveness and distance are definitely there, but the M5 also gives you some workability and shot making characteristics that you do not always see in clubs that are this long and straight. With a slightly smaller head and sweet spot than some of the other offerings, the M5 is not for beginners, but for seasoned golfers looking to add distance and forgiveness while maintaining that shot shaping capability, the M5 is definitely worth the look.

Pros

  • As adjustable as the SIM driver with the T-track system.
  • You can play around with the weight of your driver until you get the results and performance you are looking for.
  • A cutting edge design that looks high tech.
  • The flexible Hammerhead slot produces a larger sweet spot.
  • Twist Face technology for greater distance and accuracy on mishits.
  • One of the longest drivers out there.
  • Inertia Generator stores 46g of weight low and back for maximum forgiveness.
  • The head is not as large as the other “M” series drivers and looks great at setup.
  • Speed Injection face just like the SIM drivers.
  • The taller club face allows for a larger margin of error.
  • Great stock shafts.
  • You can find the M5 at a good price right now.
  • Similar to the SIM driver.

Cons

  • If you are going to keep the weights in a neutral position, the M6 offerings are a better choice.
  • Slightly smaller sweet spot and club head than other M series drivers.
  • Not for beginners.

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TaylorMade M6

The M6 is one of the longest drivers on the market. The larger head size and bigger sweet spot make the M6 easier to hit and more forgiving than the M5 driver while the M5 is better for workability and feel. This club head is big and has the Hammerhead slot that combines with the Twist Face technology and rear weighting for high end forgiveness and top notch distance. The main advantage of the M6 is the increase in club head size and increase in forgiveness and sweet spot.

One of the best “off center” clubs on the market as the ball will still fly straight and long. For beginners and most intermediate players, the M6 is a better overall club than the M5. It is considerably more forgiving and straight while producing very little spin. Even for many low handicappers, the benefits of the added distance and forgiveness outweighs the workability and adjustability of the M5.

Pros

  • A bigger club head and sweet spot than the M5.
  • Twist Face Technology and HammerHead slot work together for great forgiveness and a huge sweet spot.
  • One of the longest drivers out there.
  • Inertia Generator stores 46g of weight low and back for maximum forgiveness.
  • Speed Injection face just like the SIM drivers.
  • The taller club face allows for a larger margin of error.
  • One of the most forgiving clubs out there.
  • Reaches a wide range of players and skill levels.
  • Can be found at a great price.
  • A players club with a lot of game improvement features.
  • A very accurate and low spin club.
  • Clubhead is shaped to maximize distance.
  • A high and penetrating trajectory.

Cons

  • Not adjustable.
  • The club head may be too large for some golfers.
  • Sacrifice feel and workability for distance.

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TaylorMade M6 D

The M6 D-type driver by TaylorMade combines all of the advantages of the M6 driver but in an even more forgiving, higher launching, and draw biased package. You still cannot adjust this driver, but the vast majority of beginners and players in general struggle with a slice. This driver weights the ball towards the heel of the club to promote up to 20 yards of draw.

It is not quite as revolutionary of a draw bias package as what you find in the SIM Max D, but it really helps. The other difference is the added launch angle produced by that extra weight lower in the club. For a draw biased club, however, the distance is almost staggering. It would stand to reason that adding draw to a shot would take away distance, but this is still one of the longest and most forgiving drivers out there.

Pros

  • All of the features of the M6 with a draw bias added.
  • An even better club for beginners but still works across most skill levels.
  • One of the most forgiving clubs out there.
  • Clubhead is shaped to maximize distance.
  • A high and penetrating trajectory, the M6 D-type launches the ball even higher than the M6.
  • Twist Face Technology and HammerHead slot work together for great forgiveness and a huge sweet spot.
  • One of the longest drivers out there.
  • Speed Injection face just like the SIM drivers.
  • The taller club face allows for a larger margin of error.
  • Inertia Generator stores 46g of weight low and back for maximum forgiveness.
  • Solid feel for the forgiveness and distance provided.
  • Great for off center shots and mishits.
  • Looks more open at address.
  • A great looking club next to the ball.

Cons

  • If your shot naturally lends itself to a draw, this club will not work for you.
  • Many lower handicap golfers prefer the M6 or M5.
  • Club head may be too large.
  • Too many game improvement options for many lower handicap players.

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What Sets TaylorMade Apart?

The thing that sets TaylorMade apart from other driver manufacturers is their consistency. Every single year and with every driver, TaylorMade seems to raise the bar.

As distance has become more and more important on Tour and amongst weekend warriors, TaylorMade is producing incredible length.

Players who need workability can find smaller heads and smaller sweet spots on drivers that can work the ball around the course wherever you want to hit it. If you are just starting out and need a lot of forgiveness, the Twist Face technology has been one of the most successful forgiveness features ever.

While not included on this list, they also make some more budget friendly options that still produce terrific results. I mentioned before that I still remember my first TaylorMade Burner Draw, and I still actually have it in storage. Your first TaylorMade driver is kind of an occasion as a golfer, and if you are in the market for one there are some really good ones available.

Features and Terms Found With TaylorMade Drivers

Twist Face Technology. The curvature of the club face on drivers with this technology have is designed to deliver a corrective angle so that mishits go straighter and farther than ever before. 

Speed Injection Face. Calibrates each head to the limits of legal distance by optimizing C.O.R. (Coefficient of Restitution or where the most energy is transferred from club to ball) where golfers most often make contact with the ball.

Rear Weight. Creates really high MOI for extra forgiveness and really straight shots.

HammerHead 2.0. The sole has a slot that is flexible. This flexibility allows for a spring-like launch and therefore increasing the speed. The slot also maximizes the “sweet spot” area so you don’t have to worry about a bad swing.

Adjustable Weights. You can move the weights back and forth across the club face for a draw, fade, or neutral bias.

Inverted Cone Technology. The face of each club is designed and built to promote the best forgiveness and accuracy possible.

Draw Bias. 3-stage draw technology in some TaylorMade drivers includes:

  1. Divergent topline masking.
  2. Center of Gravity is moved slightly towards the heel.
  3. Slight offset.

How To Choose The Best TaylorMade Driver

Choosing a new driver can be a daunting task. The 6 drivers we reviewed above are only a sample of what TaylorMade offers not to mention Callaway, Titleist, Cobra, Cleveland, and the list could go on and on. Once you settle on the TaylorMade brand, the task becomes a little easier. You know that they are the 

The Verdict

For many years now TaylorMade has been at or near the top of the driver market. The technology and research that they do is unmatched and the product that comes from it remains great.

There is a driver for every swing type and skill level and they all perform well. Golfers today want more distance, and the stable of TaylorMade drivers produce a ton of distance with game changing forgiveness and launch capability.

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