TaylorMade SIM2 Max Driver Adjustment Chart

TaylorMade SIM2 Max Driver Adjustment Chart (Full Guide)


On your TaylorMade SIM2 Max Driver, you can adjust the loft and lie by 0.5° to 0.75° and the face angle from 1° to 2° via the hosel adapter. Adjustment on the ball flight (neutral, draw, or fade) is done via the movable weight track.

However, you can rely on the Sim2 Max Driver Adjustment Chart to make these adjustments correctly.

TaylorMade SIM2 Max Driver Adjustment Chart on Tables

With the aid of this chart, you can gain a comprehensive overview of the available adjustments, their effects on ball flight, and recommended settings to achieve specific shot outcomes.

Setting Loft (degrees) Face Angle (degrees) Lie Angle (degrees) Weight Distribution
Standard 9 Slightly Open Neutral Neutral
Higher 10.5 Slightly Open Neutral More Rearward
Lower 8.5 Slightly Open Neutral More Forward
Draw 9 Slightly Closed Neutral Neutral
Fade 9 Slightly Open Neutral Neutral
Max Draw 10.5 Slightly Closed Neutral More Rearward
Max Fade 10.5 Slightly Open Neutral More Rearward
Low Draw 8.5 Slightly Closed Neutral More Forward
Low Fade 8.5 Slightly Open Neutral More Forward

Focusing on the hosel adapter, you can put it in 12 different modes, as shown in the diagram below and further explained in the table above.

The loft changes at each position, such as 0.5°—0.75°, Lie 0.5°—0.75°, and Face Angle 1.0°—2.0°.

As seen in the table above, standard means no adjustment, while lower means lower ball flight, less spin, and a 4° open face angle (fade, anti-draw).

An upright setting is for a more upright lie, while a higher setting will give you higher ball flight and more spin. It also achieves a 4° closed face angle (draw, anti-fade).

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SIM2 Max Driver Adjustment Chart—Explained




Source: TaylorMade

  • Loft: The loft adjustment lets you change the driver’s loft angle to control your shots’ launch angle and spin rate. To adjust, loosen the screw on the driver’s hosel using the provided tool, then rotate the hosel to the desired loft setting. Typically, 1.5 degrees of adjustment are possible for the loft.
  • Face Angle: This adjustment alters the face angle of the club head, which can influence the direction your shots go. You have to first loosen the screw on the hosel and rotate the driver’s head to open or close the face angle slightly. This helps you correct a slice or hook.



  • Draw and Fade Bias: Since the SIM2 Max Driver allows for draw and fade bias by shifting weights in the sole, you can use the included weights to change the placement in the sole of the driver’s head to prompt fade when you place it toward the toe.
  • Inertia Generator: This movable weight in the sole influences the driver’s overall stability and forgiveness. You can move it between the front and back positions to change the centre of gravity and optimize forgiveness or distance.
  • Hosel Sleeve: This one is responsible for the driver’s lying angle changes. When you loosen the screw on the hosel sleeve, you can easily adjust to your preferred lie angle setting for your swing and address.

How Do You Adjust the SIM2 Max Driver? (VIDEO)




Step 1: Loosen the adjustable hosel.

Use the included wrench to loosen the screw on the adjustable hosel located at the base of the driver’s shaft.

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Turn the wrench counterclockwise until the hosel is loose enough to adjust.

Step 2: Select the desired loft and face angle.

Once the hosel is loose, you can adjust the loft and face angle.

Align the small notch on the hosel sleeve with the desired setting on the hosel adjustment ring.

Loft and face angle settings are typically marked on the sleeve.

Step 3: Tighten the adjustable hosel.

After selecting the desired loft and face angle, use the wrench to tighten the screw on the adjustable hosel by turning it clockwise. Stop turning when there is an audible clicking sound.

Remember to tighten it securely to ensure the hosel stays in the chosen position during play.

Step 4: Fine-Tune

Adjusting the driver allows for customization based on your swing and preferences.

You can experiment with different settings to find your game’s optimal loft and face angle combination.

You may find this Thomas Campbell video helpful, where he further discussed the different settings available with the TaylorMade adjustable hosel and how they can help you hit better golf shots and improve your on-course performance:

How Much Can You Adjust the Loft on a SIM MAX Driver?

You can increase or decrease the loft on your TaylorMade SIM2 Max driver by 0.5° to 0.75°. This is done with the hosel adjustment.

You can make 12 different adjustments to the loft, lie angle, and face angle.

Don’t forget that the SIM2 MAX driver has four-degree sleeves supporting twelve loft, lie, and face adjustments.

What do Upright Settings on TaylorMade Driver do?

Adjusting the upright settings on your TaylorMade driver will cause the clubface to square up at the time of impact.

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So, it’s an ideal setting option if you encounter slices often because the clubface, which is now more inclined to the left of the target, will solve the slice issue.

To achieve the upright setting adjustment of the TaylorMade SIM2 Max driver, you must select the UPRT LIE option. Here’s a step-by-step guide to get you through:

  • Position the TaylorMade wrench tip inside the screw at the rear of the clubhead.
  • Rotate the wrench to the left until the screw loosens.
  • Take the screw off the club hosel.
  • Replace the clubhead over the hosel once again, such that the arrow mark on the head
  • Ensure the UPRT LIE markings on the hosel adapter are aligned.
  • Tighten the screw with a few rotations of the wrench to put the clubhead back in shape.
  • Stop the rotation to the right once it produces a click sound.

Note: Aligning the UPRT Lie marking on the hosel adapter does not impact the loft, but the lie angle is at the highest 60° setting.

Before You Go

With adjustments, you can fine-tune the Sim2 Max Driver for ideal launch conditions and increase palatable distance and accuracy for your playing style.

However, you need the chart, especially for fine-tuning the loft, lie angle, and weight distribution.

You can always access TaylorMade’s complete guide on their SIM tuning process HERE.



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