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TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood Review

Hands-on TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood Review

TaylorMade’s Stealth Fairway Wood offers premium features that help amateur golfers hit straighter shots with forgiveness from anywhere on the golf course.

With an accurate aim at address, the TaylorMade Stealth Fairways also provide golfers with forgiveness.

TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood

In this review of the TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood, we'll take a deeper look into what makes this club such a popular choice on the PGA Tour and with amateurs.

Product Brand: Taylormade

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Editor's Rating:
4.5

Pros

  • Unbelievably forgiving with maximized ball speeds on off-center strikes
  • Lightweight feel delivers outstanding swing speed
  • Exceptional perimeter weighting for premium balance
  • Cons

  • Standard Stealth Fairway offers no adjustable features
  • Higher price point leaves casual golfers out
  • TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood Key Features

    TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood twist face

    3D Carbon Crown

    The lightweight 3D Carbon Crown improves ball speed by redistributing more weight toward the rear of the head. It assists in creating a forgiving sweet spot that lowers side spin for straighter shots.

    The crown also comes with a bright directional alignment aid along the center to help you find your target line.

    Speed Pocket

    Behind the face, TaylorMade has included their popular Speed Pocket feature. This creates an open area behind the hitting area, increasing flexibility to maintain ball speed and maximize distance.

    On low-face strikes, the Speed Pocket keeps the MPHs up with confidence.

    V Steel Sole

    Along the bottom of the head lies the V Steel Sole. The sole design boosts forgiveness for most golfers while improving turf interaction.

    Even in rough, the sole moves easily through the grass without twisting to keep the face square at impact.

    Our In-Depth TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood Review

    TaylorMade ball and Stealth Fairway Wood on the green

    Looks

    Easily one of the best-looking clubs on the market today, the TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood series offers an outstanding appearance with a mix of sleek black with red trim.

    Looking like a racecar, the club contrasts nicely with golf balls. The fairway wood makes sense for players looking to upgrade their woods with style.

    At address, you’ll first notice the Advanced Laser Alignment that sits between the face and crown. The laser etched alignment aid allows you to find the target line easily. 

    Along the sole, TaylorMade has given the Stealth a V-shape design streaked with red against the black that works hard to improve turf interaction and create a striking look.

    Sound

    TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Woods offer premium sound at impact. Even equipped with a stock shaft or a custom shaft such as Project X Hzrdus Smoke, the club delivers pleasing sound to players of all skill levels.

    Between the TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway that utilizes titanium for the face and the standard line of Stealth Fairway Woods that uses a C300 face, the Stealth Plus does offer a better golf sound.

    While the sound of the club doesn’t particularly affect performance, the impressive sound provided by these TaylorMade clubs boosts confidence with each shot that finds the sweet spot.

    Feel

    Along the entire Stealth line, regardless of the driver or fairway woods, the company delivers a smooth feel alongside its outstanding performance.

    When it comes to the company’s Stealth woods for the fairway, the powerful feel mirrors the strength our testers regularly experienced when testing the Stealth driver.

    Even if golf balls strike the toe during playing, the fairway wood maintains a powerful feel with the ball speed to back it up. The Twist Face offers a highly forgiving sweet spot that redirects shots toward your target.

    Our testers were in unison by reporting that the TaylorMade Stealth Fairway offered crisp contact with a pleasing feel alongside great forgiveness.

    Performance

    Our testers absolutely loved the distance and tight shot dispersion provided by these TaylorMade fairway woods.

    The low profile provided by the Stealth woods also delivered easy lift and helped launch golf balls high with outstanding forgiveness.

    Although the standard Stealth model is made for mid and high handicappers, our low handicappers found that the wood offered outstanding workability.

    In addition, our testers also noted that the TaylorMade Stealth Fairway’s low profile offers an impressive launch. With a deep, low CG, the Stealth extends carry.

    If you plan to hit shots with the TaylorMade Stealth Fairway off the tee box, the far-reaching carry definitely boosts your total average yardage.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is the stealth 3 wood worth it?

    Yes, the Stealth 3 wood is well worth the cost if you are a serious golfer looking to upgrade your shot-making.

    The wood also increases launch, helping you extend carry for maximum distance. From tour players to weekend warriors, TaylorMade’s latest fairway club series delivers the goods with confidence and a bit of flair.

    Does TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood have a carbon face?

    Unlike Stealth drivers that carry a proprietary carbon face, the Stealth fairway woods utilize a steel face. 

    Each fairway wood, regardless of the standard or Plus model, uses Twist Face Technology commonly found on Stealth drivers and is also present with new Stealth fairways.

    What’s the difference between Stealth and Stealth plus 3 wood?

    One of the biggest differences between the two versions of the Stealth Fairway is that the standard Stealth Fairway uses a steel face while the Stealth Plus Fairway Wood boasts a Titanium Zatech Twist Face. 

    In addition to the difference in face material, the TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood also offers a smaller head at just 175cc compared to the 190cc of the standard Stealth and an adjustable hosel.

    Perhaps the biggest difference between the two is that the TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood has a 4-degree loft sleeve while the standard model has a non-adjustable hosel.

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    Our Verdict

    If you are looking to boost your distance in a flashy package, TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Woods offer low spin while improving turf contact and the ability to maximize golf ball speeds.

    Even on low-face strikes, our testers found that TaylorMade’s newest fairway wood offered ultra-strong power directed to the point of impact resulting in the exceptional distance and dynamic forgiveness.

    A new fairway wood can help bridge the yardage gap between your driver and hybrids, and the TaylorMade Stealth Fairway Wood is well worth your consideration if you are in the market for new fairway woods.