TaylorMade Stealth Drivers, Fairways and Hybrids
The golfing world first saw the new TaylorMade Stealth driver back in December, when Tiger Woods unveiled it while teamed with his son, Charlie, at the PNC Championship.
The red clubface matched the Woods’ red shirts—and captivated the imagination of viewers around the globe.
But it wasn’t just the red color that had golfers buzzing.
It was the new material—carbon—that TaylorMade used to create the breakthrough Stealth driver.
Carbon Comes Through
Golf companies have tried using carbon for some time, due to its exceptionally lightweight quality.
But carbon never gained traction due to its high price, the fear of cracking the face, and the increased spin it put on the golf ball.
Now, after 20 years of experimentation, TaylorMade has cracked the carbon code and created a bold new driver that opens up a whole new level of performance off the tee.
So it’s not just the color…it’s the carbon that has everyone talking about the new TaylorMade Stealth driver.
Let’s take a closer look at this breakthrough innovation from TaylorMade.
Lighter Is Better
Historically, there have been three big shifts in golf club materials—wood to steel, steel to titanium, and now titanium to carbon.
Each shift has lightened the load while also delivering greater strength.
In the case of the TaylorMade Stealth driver, company engineers have taken advantage of the lightweight carbon material to create a 26-gram face, which is a remarkable 40% lighter than a titanium face of equivalent size.
That’s a huge percentage, folks!
And as a result of this substantial weight savings, the Stealth face can be 11% larger than its predecessors, the TaylorMade SIM2 and SIM2 Max drivers, and nearly 20% larger than the 2020 SIM driver.
This means a bigger sweet spot with more forgiveness on off-center hits. And that means greater confidence over the ball.
Layers of Carbon, More Ball Speed
The new TaylorMade Stealth driver features 60 layers of carbon in the red twist face, which the company says produces more ball speed than the SIM2.
So grip it, rip it and watch the ball fly.
What’s more, there is a thin polyurethane layer cover across the face—called nanotexture technology—that allows the carbon face to come alive and optimize distance by improving launch conditions.
Other Familiar TM Technology
Other familiar TaylorMade technology carried over from the SIM2 is the company’s prized Thru-Slot Speed Pocket and the asymmetric inertia generator for aerodynamics.
The Stealth Plus model features the TaylorMade weight track on the sole.
All of the new Taylor Made Stealth Plus drivers are adjustable for customized loft, draw and fade bias.
At address, you don’t see much, if any, of the red face, just a very handsome, clean black matte finish on the crown and a barely visible Stealth stamp towards the heel.
As one clever reviewer said, “To me, it’s got a Spiderman face and a Batman look on the crown.”
You may feel like a superhero when you hit it!
Great Sound, Solid Feel
The sound and feel of the carbon face is no different than titanium.
TaylorMade engineers worked extremely hard to create a bright and powerful sound—and they succeeded.
The feel is solid off the carbon face, but you’ll never see a ball mark, so you may not know where, exactly, you struck the ball. The feedback feels consistent on every strike.
Bigger, Faster, Better
The bigger face, faster ball speed and better distance with good accuracy all add up to the must-try driver of the new golf season.
You’ll have the choice of three models. The Stealth is the standard and will suit most golfers. The Stealth HD is for slicers of the ball. And the Stealth Plus is for faster speeds that like to work the ball—such as Tiger, who introduced the new Stealth drivers to the world.
TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Woods
The new TaylorMade Stealth fairway woods deliver the same faster ball speeds, high MOI performance and precision playability as the TaylorMade Stealth drivers.
There are two models to select from—the Stealth and the Stealth Plus.
TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Woods
The new TaylorMade Stealth Plus fairway woods feature a ZATECH titanium face, previously used in the SIM2 Titanium fairways.
This is an ultra-thin material that is flexible and therefore promotes faster ball speeds.
Lighter Carbon Crown
The innovation in the new TaylorMade Stealth Plus fairways is an all-new infinity edge carbon crown that creates a 12% larger carbon surface area than its predecessors.
This allows for the redistribution of more weight lower in the clubhead—where mass in the heavy 80g V Steel sole has been re-engineered for forgiveness, while maintaining its core purpose of improving turf interaction and versatility.
More MOI, Lowest CG Ever
The new Stealth Plus fairway woods have 12% more MOI than the SIM2—thanks to having the lowest CG ever in an adjustable TaylorMade fairway.
The refined 175cc profile of the Stealth Plus is only 2% larger than the SIM2 to maintain versatility…while the face area is 12% larger to provide improved performance on off-center hits.
TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Woods
The new TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Woods feature many of the same advancements as the Stealth Plus model in a larger head size (190 cc vs 175 cc).
Both new fairways have been designed to provide the ultimate combination of distance and forgiveness from TaylorMade.
You’ll find the same 3D carbon crown, which allows weight to be shifted deeper and lower in the clubhead….
…the same TaylorMade Twist Face technology to keep the clubface square at impact…
… and the same refined V Steel sole that promotes versatility and reduced turf drag.
Both new TaylorMade Stealth fairways also feature the company’s innovative Thru-Slot Speed Pocket that provides increased face flexibility and preserves ball speed, especially on lower-face strikes.
Advanced Laser Alignment Aid
One standout change on both new Stealth fairway models is a new advanced laser alignment aid across the top of the face. The laser-etched pattern serves as a subtle, yet powerful, alignment tool.
It was designed using optical engineering and player testing to deliver visual cues that influence alignment at address and how the club is delivered at impact.
Multiple Loft Options
You can choose from multiple loft options of 3/15 degrees, 3HL/16.5 degrees, 5/18 degrees, 7/21 degrees, and 9/24 degrees.
Stealth fairways come stock with Lamkin’s Crossline Black/Red grip.
TaylorMade Stealth Hybrids
The final members of the new TaylorMade Stealth family are the new TaylorMade Stealth Rescue Hybrid and the TaylorMade Stealth Plus Rescue Hybrid.
Both feature new carbon crown construction that allows for the relocation of weight to lower in the clubhead—to better position CG for easier launch and higher forgiveness.
TaylorMade Stealth Plus Rescue Hybrid
The new Stealth Plus is the option for better players—what TaylorMade calls, “a shot maker’s dream.”
It features an iron-like high toe profile and a compact footprint to make it easier for better players to control trajectory and shot shape—while still providing more forgiveness than a long iron.
The new Stealth Plus hybrids also feature an adjustable loft sleeve that provides +/-1.5 degree loft adjustability to optimize trajectory.
TaylorMade Stealth Rescue Hybrid
The new TaylorMade Stealth Rescue is a great weapon from any lie on the golf course.
If you’re an average player who wants easier launch and greater forgiveness on longer shots into the green, you’ll love the new TaylorMade Stealth Rescue.
Swing By & Swing Away
Stop by one of our four stores today and try the new family of TaylorMade Stealth drivers, fairways and hybrids in our state-of-the-art indoor fitting bays. See for yourself what TaylorMade’s breakthrough carbon technology can do for your game.
You‘ll see all the performance data right on the screen as we provide you with an expert custom fit. It’s the best way to play your best golf with the great new TaylorMade Stealth drivers, fairways and hybrids.