TaylorMade Golf’s Stealth driver is going to get a ton of attention for its 60-layer carbon fiber face, with the company now calling itself a manufacturer of carbon wood (instead of wood or metallic wood).
However, the technology found in drivers rarely makes them complementary fairways and hybrids at the same time. These last two clubs are smaller and so it is more difficult to find ways to incorporate new materials and features into them and to offer significant advantages. The function of the two clubs is also different from that of a pilot, so the design goals are not exactly the same.
That said, TaylorMade has made some hardware improvements in its new Stealth line of fairways and hybrids (rescue, in TaylorMade parlance).
Stealth fairway woods
Stealth fairway woods are available in two models: Stealth Plus and Stealth.
The Stealth Plus sports a 175cc face using ZATech titanium, which has an ultra-thin construction to maximize face flex and increase ball speed. The carbon crown is 12 percent larger in carbon area and the face is 12 percent larger compared to SIM2 titanium fairways, allowing for greater low and tail distribution – the lowest in a TaylorMade adjustable course . The V Steel sole has been redesigned to help with forgiveness while the 80 gram weight still helps with the turf interaction of any lie. All in all, the Stealth Plus has 12% more MOI compared to SIM2 Titanium fairway woods.
The Stealth model has a new carbon crown for the 190cc head and also has a refined V Steel sole. Stealth fairways feature the C300 Twist Face, which is designed to maximize ball speed and aid in the direction of shots across the face.
In both models, a laser-etched alignment stretches across the top of the face, providing subtle visual cues with a minimalist aesthetic. A Thru-Slot Speed Pocket helps increase face flexibility and improves ball speed, especially on lower hits across the face.
There is a Women’s Stealth offering with a lighter head and higher lofts, sporting a shiny silver PVD sole and dark silver crown.
TaylorMade Stealth fairway woods are available for pre-order and go on sale February 4. The Stealth Plus costs $ 430 and is available in Rocket 3 (13.5 degree), 3 (15 degree), and 5 (19 degree) wood with a stock Project X Hzrdus Smoke RDX Red 70 graphite neck (with neck options additional available at no additional cost).
The Stealth costs $ 330 and will be offered in 3 (15 degree), 3HL (16.5 degree), 5 (18 degree), 7 (21 degree), and 9 (24 degree) wood lofts with a stock Fujikura Ventus Red. FW 5/6, graphite shaft (with additional shaft options available at no additional cost). Women’s offerings are available in 3HL (16.5 degrees), 5 (19 degrees), 7 (21 degrees), and 9 (24 degrees) with the Aldila Ascent Ladies upper.
Stealth hybrids are available in two models: Stealth Plus and Stealth.
The Stealth Plus Rescue is aimed at a better player, with a more compact shape with an iron-inspired high point profile. The V Steel sole has been redesigned to compose the launch profile and improve interaction with the turf. There is also an adjustable loft sleeve to move the loft up or down 1.5 degrees.
The Stealth Rescue has a new carbon crown construction, saving 7 grams and positioning itself lower in the head to improve the center of gravity position, ensuring a higher launch, more forgiveness and better throttle speeds. ball. transferring it lower in the head to better position the center of gravity for easy launch, optimal forgiveness and better stability at impact. The V Steel sole has been redesigned to compose the launch profile and improve interaction with the turf.
Both models use a high strength C300 steel face designed with Twist Face. A speed pocket helps maximize ball speed and produce extra forgiveness on low-face shots.
Stealth Rescue Hybrids are also available in a women’s package designed to maximize performance.
The Stealth Plus Rescue is available for pre-order and retail on April 1, while the Stealth Rescue is also available for pre-order and goes on sale February 4.
The Stealth Plus costs $ 300 and is available in 2- (17 degree), 3- (19.5 degree), and 4-hybrid (22 degree) heads with a Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Red HY graphite shaft (with options additional handle available at no extra charge).
The Stealth Plus costs $ 280 and is available in 3- (19-degree), 4- (22-degree), 5- (25-degree), 6- (28-degree), and 7-hybrid (31-degree) heads with a stock Fujikura. Ventus Red graphite shaft (with additional shaft options available at no additional cost). The Women’s Stealth Rescue is available in 4- (23 degree), 5- (26 degree), 6- (28 degree) and 7-hybrid (31 degree) heads with the Aldila Ascent Ladies stem.