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Stealth 2 / Stealth 2 HD

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Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: Saving weight wherever you can in a fairway wood is crucial to achieving performance goals. This line uses a lightweight carbon-composite section that wraps around the edges of the crown to save more than 20 grams compared to the steel it replaces. The shallow face height is integral to helping golfers launch the ball, but the idea isn’t as simple as it seems. Less face height means a smaller trampoline for maximum ball speed, so TaylorMade engineers redesigned these faces to feature multiple thicknesses to maximize ball speed for on-center and off-center hits. 

WHY WE LIKE IT: The Stealth 2 is a plenty spicy fairway wood that works for a lot of golfers, but the surprise here is the Stealth 2 HD, which does its best to turn the most mediocre fairway-wood players into modern-day Gene Sarazens. This is accomplished with a shallower face than the standard model, yet the Stealth 2 HD still possesses an overall face area and size that exudes forgiveness thanks to a center of gravity that is low and deep. Also, rather than use the typical face insert, this model has a cast face with even more varied thickness zones to ensure ball speed on strikes that aren’t so pure. Read more>>>

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Price: Stealth 2 $350, Stealth 2 HD $350
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Which One's For Me?
Stealth 2
The Stealth 2 targets the broadest range of player types and swing speeds. It's aimed at those preferring a healthy mix of low spin and distance with forgiveness.
Stealth 2 HD
It features a larger profile but still a shallow face. Overall, it offers the most forgiveness for off-center hits, flies the highest and produces shots with more spin to help moderate swing speed players' shots stay in the air longer.
Ratings
Performance

50%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
Low-Handicapper
"Sound was dampened but still had some oomph behind it. Nice mid ball flight that you like to see from a fairway wood."
Handicap, +4
Medium-Handicapper
"Beautiful club and two-tone framing of the face. Deeper face but still easy as could be to launch. Forgiving. I didn't make three perfect swings but got three identical results. Barely any sidespin. Launches high. If you want to hit the ball high and straight, this is a great option."
Handicap, 9
High-Handicapper
“The HD is effortless to swing with medium-high trajectory and super forgiving across the face. Quiet power. Cleanly exited the ground each time.”
Handicap, 15
Club Specs
Models Price
Stealth 2 $350
Stealth 2 HD $350

Stealth 2

Name Loft Length Dexterity Adjustable
3 15.00 43.25 No
3HL 16.50 43.25 No
5 18.00 42.25 No
7 21.00 41.75 No
9 24.00 41.25 No

Stealth 2 HD

Name Loft Length Dexterity Adjustable
3 16.00 43.25 No
5 19.00 42.25 No
7 22.00 41.75 No
From the Manufacturer
Description

Stealth 2 Plus, Stealth 2 and Stealth 2 HD fairway woods feature technological breakthroughs that make each club a cheat code. The flagship model of the line is Stealth 2 Plus fairway, which features a heavy 50g sliding weight on the sole creating three different fairway woods in one. The middle setting is the most versatile for optimal playability off the deck or off the tee with mid launch, mid spin and consistently powerful distance. Shifting it to the front reduces spin and creates a piercing trajectory for added distance off the tee. Positioning the Stealth 2 Plus sliding weight all the way back is the most forgiving setting. It adds spin and increases MOI for enhanced performance on off-center strikes. The Stealth 2 fairway wood features a slightly lower profile 3D carbon crown that pushes CG down and pulls mass away from the high toe area, allowing more weight to be positioned rearward for optimal forgiveness and maximum playability. The all-new Stealth 2 HD, engineered to maximize forgiveness and deliver easy playability for golfers at every level. A larger, low-profile sole helps the club hug the ground at address and makes it easier to achieve a high launch, while internal weighting encourages a draw-bias ball flight.

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