TaylorMade Stealth 2 Driver release date: February 17, 2023
TaylorMade’s Stealth 2 driver offers an inviting sweet spot, low spin, and a powerful carbon face that produces serious ball striking that flies for miles and miles.
Accessible for mid handicappers but guaranteed to transform the tee box game of high handicappers too, the TaylorMade Stealth 2 offers several advancements over last year’s Stealth.
Featuring a new carbon-reinforced composite ring that ramps up forgiveness, TaylorMade utilizes the weight savings across the entire face to boost power without sacrificing carry distance.
In this TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver review, we’ll take a deeper look at some of the new features you’ll find with the company’s latest driver, plus our thoughts on the alternative Stealth 2 models that could provide more benefit to your game.
Taylormade Stealth 2 Driver
Best All-Around Driver for Mid Handicappers
- Delivers crushing power to the golf ball with outstanding shot shape
- Offers oversized club head to produce better forgiveness over previous Stealth
- More forgiveness with 60x Carbon Twist Face technology
- Expensive driver, ideal for serious, frequent golfers
- Only the Plus+ model has slide weighting to customize ball flight
Taylormade Stealth 2 Driver Key Features
Thru-Slot Speed Pocket
The pocket helps maintain shot speed and the intended target line on strikes that come low off the face of the club. A longtime TaylorMade feature, the Speed Pocket also increases face flexibility for maximizing energy transfer to the golf ball.
The aerodynamic shape of the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, powered by the generator, offers less drag on the downswing to maintain a high swing speed that translates into more distance with quicker ball flight.
TaylorMade changed the shape of the Stealth 2 driver head over the original Stealth by lowering the generator to maximize the face angle at impact to extend carry for slower swing speeds.
Inverted Cone Technology
The inverted cone technology delivers better forgiveness to the entire hitting area of the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver. By maintaining shot speed and flight path via the improved ICT, the Stealth 2 offers additional forgiveness over last year’s TaylorMade Stealth.
Our In-Depth Taylormade Stealth 2 Driver Review
In contrast to the original Stealth driver, TaylorMade wanted to increase the red around the Stealth 2’s sole, adding charm and helping highlight the new refined aesthetics against the previous black-dominant color scheme.
The TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver takes the original design and streamlines the appearance to provide more color to the sole of the driver head, adding a new red ring that surrounds the rear weight.
If you loved how the original Stealth sounded, then the sequel won’t disappoint.
Even with the inclusion of a polyurethane cover, the new TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver offers a delightful, muscular sound at impact that instills confidence and lets you know right away if you hit a solid drive.
Check this video, and listen to it closely:
The TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver offers improved feel and forgiveness at impact, helping golfers shape their shots with the ideal flight, spin rate, and carry.
For high-speed swingers, the top-tier responsiveness certainly helps with impacts that strike off-center because it allows top players to make adjustments quickly and efficiently.
Our testers noted several times that when they struck the ball along the sweet spot, they were rewarded with a no-vibration kickback that felt incredibly pure.
While the company called the TaylorMade Stealth the driver to take us into the “Carbonwood Age,” their latest model, the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver offers even more of what made us fall in love with the original model.
From hitting shots with lower spin provided by a deeper CG to a different material encasing the carbon-based face to help reduce wear and tear, everything about the Stealth 2 is an improvement.
When we got the Stealth 2 driver on our launch monitor, our testers were quite impressed with the performance gains.
Our testers increased their ball speed, kept the spin within their intended RPM margins, and maintained ball speed on off-center strikes, a huge bonus for golfers looking to hold onto every yard they can generate on their drives.
Other Taylormade Stealth 2 Driver Models
Taylormade Stealth 2 Driver Plus+
The advanced version of the Stealth 2 driver comes via their Plus+ version.
Featuring a sliding weight track behind the club face, the Plus+ model also produces higher spin with that forward CG specifically for advanced golfers looking to get their RPMs around 2500.
The TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver offers outstanding ball speed, helping advanced golfers produce the precise ball flight they need to squeeze every yard they can out of each swing off the tee box.
Taylormade Stealth 2 HD Driver
Among the three drivers that TaylorMade’s engineers produced this year for the Stealth 2 line, the HD model is for golfers that need a draw bias to create better slice correction.
Ideal for beginners and high handicappers, the Stealth 2 HD provides four degrees of upright lie angle to better correct wayward shots over previous models of the Stealth.
The adjustments help players utilize the strong titanium face to produce more stability through the impact zone.
Taylormade Stealth 2 Women’s HD Driver
For the serious women golfers out there, TaylorMade has produced the Stealth 2 Women’s HD.
With the same draw-bias build as the standard model HD driver, the women’s version offers a lighter weight head to increase clubhead speed and maintain a more dependable shot shape that minimizes the penalty of hitting slices.
After evaluating the new advancements included on the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, including the carbon-reinforced composite ring that solidifies the hitting area, we were pleasantly surprised how much we loved the newest driver from the California-based golf company.
With distance gains and added forgiveness over the original Stealth, the Stealth 2 offers more of the same but with cleaner, more efficient power and added help on off-center strikes due primarily to a reworked carbon face.
For our final verdict for this TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver review, we are giving this superb piece of golf equipment, a vast technical improvement over the previous generation Stealth, a 5 out of 5 stars.
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