Taylormade Sim2 vs Titleist Tsi3 Driver Review Vs Alternatives

When you get down to the nitty-gritty  of tour grade drivers, the choices can get a bit confusing. That’s because a lot of drivers at this quality level have the same kinds of features; but they go by different names.

Plus, you may not be sure which features you will really want to spend your money on. So in the following review, we want to help all the players out there in the market for a tour-grade driver with a helpful comparison.

An Intro To The Drivers

You can really feel the aerospace-grade titanium at work with the TSi3. It’s lightweight and it produces great ball speed when you hit the sweet spot.

It’s hard to ignore what makes the SIM2 driver unique. With a lower panel that juts out past the rear of the head that Taylormade calls their “inertia generator” you get a super-low CG – not to mention plenty of oomph on your drive.

Comparison Chart


Taylormade SIM2

Titleist TSi3

Adjustable weighting?




9, 10.5 degrees

8, 9, 10, 11 degrees

Key technology

Inertia generator with carbon sole.

Adjustable CG with neutral, heel and toe settings.







Overall rating




SIM2 Key Features

The forged ring construction along with a 9-layer carbon sole helps keep the weight of this driver down.

But it still plays tremendously long thanks in part to the 16g weight that sits at the very edge of the rear panel.

The SpeedPocket coupled with the aerodynamic new design of the head encourage optimal ball speed.

The head design increases swing speed and the cavity created by the SpeedPocket allows the face to flex more.


TSi3 Key Features

One of the main advantages of the TSi3 is that it can suit pretty much any player.

With the adjustable CG weighting that accounts for neutral, heel and toe strikes, you can fine tune your swing style with this driver.

The ultra-thin crown coupled with the pear shape of the head also help to inhibit spin off the tee.


The SIM Family

The SIM2 standard isn’t the only dog in the race. The SIM2 Max D Driver includes draw bias adjustment and an oversized face.

The SIM2 Max is the most forgiving of the trio with a very high MOI. Still, all 3 SIM2 driver comes with a 4 degree adjustable loft sleeve and the SpeedPocket.


The TSi Family


The TSi2 has all the same features as the TSi3 but it emphasizes a lower center of gravity and a higher launch angle.

The TSi4 has an even lower CG and sports a more aerodynamic head design compared to the TSi2 and TSi3.


What About The Original SIM’s?

The original SIM drivers had one feature that may be of particular interest to some players: a sliding weight for draw and fade bias adjustment. And the faces of the original SIM’s were progressive.

The standard SIM having the smallest face while the SIM Max D boasting the largest.


What About the TS3?

Titleist TS2 TS3

The precursor to the TSi3 was the TS3 from Titleist.

The main difference between the two is the appearance and the composition.

The TS3 sports a cleaner, more streamlined look. It also lacks the aerospace grade titanium head design of the TSi3. But you can also adjust the sweet spot of the TS3.


SIM2 Driver Options

  • Tensei AV Raw Blue shaft
  • Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX shaft
  • extra stiff, stiff and regular flexes


TSi3 Driver Options

  • Graphite or steel shafts
  • Kuro Kage Black DC 5G SFW  shaft
  • Tensei AV Blue RAW SFW shaft
  • HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX shaft
  • Tensei AV White Raw shaft
  • Premium Tour AD DI shaft
  • Premium Tour AD IZ shaft
  • Premium Tour AD XC shaft
  • Stiff, extra stiff and regular flexes


Who Is Each Driver For?

If you are looking for maximum versatility and customization then you would do well with the TSi3.

There are almost limitless bias and loft options.

But if you want a lighter driver that focuses on added distance then the SIM2 would be your best bet.


Performance Comparison

The TSi3 definitely has a higher launch angle which, could be a benefit or a drawback depending on what you prefer.

The SIM2 seemed to have more control over spin and was producing faster ball speeds as a result.

And as you can imagine, this also resulted in better distance overall.


Price Comparison

The difference in price between these 2 drivers is negligible.

You are going to spend about $20 more for the TSi3 ($549) than you would on the SIM2 ($529).


TSi3 Driver Pros & Cons


  • Maximum adjustability
  • Low spin off the tee
  • Feels great
  • Multiple loft options
  • Many shaft options
  • Quality stock grips


  • Slightly more expensive
  • Heavier
  • Didn’t play as long
  • Busy design

Overall Score: 96/100

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SIM2 Driver Pros & Cons


  • Played longer
  • Less expensive
  • Piercing speed
  • Low launch
  • Good driver head speed
  • twist Face technology


  • Lacking feel
  • Impact sound is hallow
  • Relatively small face
  • No draw bias  adjustment

Overall Score: 96/100

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Other New Drivers to Consider

Cobra King RadSpeed Driver

The Radspeed driver is counter-weighted.

There is a 28g forward radial weight coupled with an 8g rear weight.

This provides incredible balance in a driver that costs only $450.

Overall Score: 94/100

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Callaway Epic Max Driver

The Epic Max family of drivers feature the Jail Break internal ribbing system.

This is essentially a duo of bars behind the face that connect the crown and the sole.

This provides more stability in the mostly hollow head and allows the face to flex more.

Overall Score: 95/100

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Ping G425 Drivers

The Ping G425 drivers have a lot of discretionary weight to play with thanks to the lightweight “Dragonfly” crown.

There are 26 grams of movable weight in the rear of this club. The G425 series also comes equipped with adjustable hosels.

Overall Score: 96/100

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Final Assessment

Overall we like the TSi3 driver because of it’s versatility. It’s hard to put down a driver that provides all players with so many options.

And while the SIM2 provided more distance, it was lacking in terms of feel and the head design was honestly a little cumbersome.

We think the versatility of the TSi3 will suit more players – even ones not sure of what features they really need. So check it out today!

Overall Score: 96/100

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