TaylorMade Stealth Irons Review

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Since the onset of COVID-19, golf has witnessed an explosion of new people taking an interest in the game. The truth is most folks are brand new to it. Maybe they’ve been to the driving range a time or two, or played a little when they were younger, but for all intents and purposes, they’re just starting out. As such, equipment manufacturers have recognized the need for equipment geared toward these types of golfers. Especially when it comes to irons. TaylorMade is one of the industry leaders in this regard, and Stealth irons are their latest introduction in the game improvement category. These irons are packed with technology and early reports are that they’re some of the most forgiving TaylorMade has ever produced. Let’s dig deeper.

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Since the onset of COVID-19, golf has witnessed an explosion of new people taking an interest in the game.  The truth is most folks are brand new to it.  Maybe they’ve been to the driving range a time or two, or played a little when they were younger, but for all intents and purposes, they’re just starting out.

As such, equipment manufacturers have recognized the need for equipment geared toward these types of golfers.  Especially when it comes to irons. 

TaylorMade is one of the industry leaders in this regard, and Stealth irons are their latest introduction in the game improvement category.  These irons are packed with technology and early reports are that they’re some of the most forgiving TaylorMade has ever produced.

Let’s dig deeper.

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Key Features

  • Large sole and thinner top line inspire confidence at address.
  • Inverted Cone Technology stretches the sweet spot farther toward the toe, where most amateurs miss. 
  • Cap Back Technology diverges from traditional cavity back design to offer increased distance and forgiveness.
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Who Should Buy the TaylorMade Stealth Irons?

There’s no questioning the type of golfer the TaylorMade Stealth irons were designed for.  These clubs are perfect for anyone that’s just starting out or struggles hitting their irons consistently. 

Even though the design features of the Stealth irons are unlike anything we’ve seen in a cavity back iron before, they’ve already proven extremely beneficial for these types of players.

While TaylorMade might market these irons as the key to success for everyone, we’ve yet to hear too many rave reviews from better players that prioritize playability and responsiveness over distance and forgiveness.

TaylorMade Stealth Irons Detailed Review

Design and Technology

The most immediate feature of the Stealth irons is Cap Back Technology.  In layman’s terms, this means that the body of the head is hollow. 

Along with the Thru-Slot in the sole, this technology effectively disconnects the face from the body of the iron. Since there’s nothing behind the face, maximum flex and rebound make energy transfer between the face and the ball incredibly efficient.  All this amounts to faster ball speeds and more distance. 

TaylorMade has incorporated Inverted Cone Technology in it’s irons going back a few years.  It’s utilized in the Stealth irons too.  This tried and true tech is proven to help golfers maintain consistent ball speed across the entire face.  Yes, that includes mishits too. 

There’s a lot of weight high in the toe of most cavity back irons.  This is far from optimal.  TaylorMade has redistributed this weight by wrapping the Cap Back around the entire toe.  This removes some 10 grams of needless weight and allows golfers to achieve greater clubhead speed. 

The weight that’s removed from the toe has been redistributed to the sole which is wider and lacks any relief on the trailing edge.  Not only does this improve turf interaction, it provides more forgiveness on thin shots. 

Suffice it to say the Stealth irons stand to revolutionize how we’re going to think about game improvement irons in the future.

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TaylorMade Stealth Irons Review
TaylorMade Stealth Irons

Since the onset of COVID-19, golf has witnessed an explosion of new people taking an interest in the game. The truth is most folks are brand new to it. Maybe they’ve been to the driving range a time or two, or played a little when they were younger, but for all intents and purposes, they’re just starting out. As such, equipment manufacturers have recognized the need for equipment geared toward these types of golfers. Especially when it comes to irons. TaylorMade is one of the industry leaders in this regard, and Stealth irons are their latest introduction in the game improvement category. These irons are packed with technology and early reports are that they’re some of the most forgiving TaylorMade has ever produced. Let’s dig deeper.

Innovation
9
Performance
9
Design/Sound/Feel
10
Value
8
PROS
  • Lack of weight in the toe extends the sweet spot and offers more forgiveness than other game improvement irons.
  • Inverted Cone Technology increases MOI across the face for forgiveness and consistent ball speeds, even on mishits.
  • Wider sole provides more forgiveness on thin shots and improves turf interaction in all playing conditions.
CONS
  • Price point is quite high.
  • May not be suitable for better players looking for playability and ability to hit different shots.
  • Availability may be limited because irons are in such high demand.
TM22 IRN TA203 Stealth LFS BMW 08683 v1

Specs

TaylorMade Stealth irons are available in both right and left-handed.  The set makeup is four-iron through pitching wedge, and also includes an approach wedge, sand wedge, and lob wedge. 

The KBS Max MT is the stock steel shaft.  It’s Fujikara’s Ventus Red for graphite. 

The standard grip is the Lamkin Crossline 360.

The set is available in different lofts as well.  The seven-iron loft in the standard clubs is 28 degrees.  However, golfers can customize their lofts either one degree strong or two degrees weak. 

Our Experience

Whenever TaylorMade comes out with something new (which is more often than most manufacturers), I can’t wait to get my hands on it. 

So, when the Stealth irons were introduced, I could hardly wait to get to the range.  For the last few years, I’ve personally gone away from the thick top line, bulky look of cavity back irons.  Not that there’s anything wrong with it, it’s just not my preference. 

The Stealth irons are quite a divergence from the traditional cavity back look, however.  While the sole is wide, the top line isn’t as thick as previous generations.  The club’s profile behind the ball gives you the sense that you’re going to hit it solid.

The club is remarkably forgiving too.  I noticed forgiveness toward the toe, which is what TaylorMade was after. 

While the company is known for its hot irons, these irons weren’t quite as hot as I expected.  Don’t get me wrong, they were plenty long, but didn’t seem as hot as other TaylorMade irons I’ve hit.

Overall, I think TaylorMade is really on to something with Cup Back Technology and hollow club heads.  The science behind it makes sense and it seems to deliver on the course.

Conclusion

There’s no question that major club manufacturers across the board are rethinking the norms this year far as traditional club design is concerned.  TaylorMade is at the front of the pack, especially with the Stealth irons.

While some skeptics might question such a new iron design, the proof already seems to be in the pudding.  The Stealth irons are more forgiving than anything TaylorMade has made before.  Coupled with the fact that they help golfers hit the ball farther as well, and you’ve got the perfect combination. 

If you’re new to the game or struggle hitting the irons the way you want to consistently, you need to try the TaylorMade Stealth irons.  If you don’t, you’ll be missing out.

 

Additional information

Specification: TaylorMade Stealth Irons Review

Part Number

B1600601

Model

B1600601

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