Pure muscular feel with a pleasing sound on each swing
Exceptional forgiveness that removes unwanted vibrations on off-center strikes
Have everything you’d look for in a game improvement iron
Higher-end price point for game improvement irons
Incredibly lightweight feel may push away golfers that want more heft
A masterful iron set, the Stealth provides extra forgiveness, high launch, and innovative technology to generate more length and better accuracy for all golfers. A huge leap from the company’s last set, the Sim2 Max, these mid handicap irons offer extended carry distance for additional distance.
TaylorMade Stealth Irons Features & Benefits
Thru-Slot Speed Pocket
The Speed Pocket, a mainstay on all clubs by the popular golf company, increases exit velocity and minimizes side spin for shots that impact the area by the toe. The Speed Pocket, located behind the face, also adds more flexibility to the hitting area for propulsive speed after impact.
Forged Iron Feel
These irons produce an exceptional forged iron feel, especially with the KBS Max MT steel shafts. TaylorMade utilizes the ECHO Damping System to reduce vibration, offering players muscular responsiveness that you rarely see at this price point.
Lower CG, Higher Launch
Everything TaylorMade brought to the table with the Stealth family of clubs, including these impressive irons, helps raise launch behind lower CG. These TaylorMade irons play with high arcing power with an extended carry for amateurs looking for more distance.
In-Depth Review: Our Experience
At address, these Taylormade irons look like streamlined aerodynamic steel. We adored the look of the thick topline behind the ball and the rounded toe, knowing both helped deliver more power directly to the golf ball.
Its stainless steel foundation produces dependability in our hands. We can ensure that you can trust throughout the swing, especially when the club head passes through the golf ball.
The company has also included its patented ECHO Damping System to remove vibration and improve sound quality while increasing responsiveness and feel. The toe wrap construction is also worth noting. During our test, it assists in lowering the CG to help produce a more deliberately solid sound.
When judging the feel for this irons review, we were pretty taken by the sturdiness of the club. We were surprised to find that each iron even sounds pure on mis-hits. It remains tough to find anything not to like about the upgrade provided by the Stealth Iron set.
When referencing the Stealth, the word we keep coming back to is “crisp.” Every shot we hit during testing just felt pure. The Stealth utilizes the low-density polymer cap to lighten and strengthen the iron by revamping the old Cap-Back design and streamlining the club head. As a result, each ball catapults off the face with a high, straight, and long trajectory.
Hollow body construction offers a lightweight feel
Thru-Slot Speed Pocket delivers face flex for more forgiveness
Low, penetrating flight extends total distance with carry
Hard to master for high handicappers and beginners
TaylorMade’s Stealth DHY Utility Iron offers a dynamic alternative on the tee box. Delivering a wide hollow body that smoothly moves through the turf to create crisp, high shots with a tight dispersion, the Stealth DHY works well if you want to extend your Stealth iron set with lower lofted clubs.
The company’s most popular features are here with the DHY iron, including hollow body construction, Thru-Slot Speed Pocket, and Inverted Cone Technology that increases face flexibility providing more forgiveness and faster ball speed.
Whether I used the utility iron from the tee box or fairway, I found the club produced low- a penetrating tour-specific flight that stayed along the target line with ultra-fast velocity. The iron also minimized side spin on off-center strikes to help me produce gorgeous fades and draws into the green.
Great for low handicappers but accessible enough for mid handicappers, the Stealth DHY provides total workability with an easy-to-launch high shot flight.
TaylorMade Stealth HD Irons
Best Draw-Bias Taylormade Irons for High Handicappers
Only for high handicappers and beginners with a slice
TaylorMade’s Stealth HD irons offer a first-rate collection for golfers that need slice correction. Built for producing a high launch that translates into more distance, the Stealth HD set provides a wide face that cleanly picks up the ball with minimized side spin to keep the ball close to the target line.
When I was hitting these clubs, I found the Stealth HD kept the vibration low with exceptional feel and responsiveness. The turf interaction also came through with high marks during my practice sessions.
The irons come with either steel or graphite shafts. The graphite option is great for golfers struggling to maintain ball speed and distance. Offering a lightweight feel, the graphite option remains an exceptional choice for senior golfers looking to boost their enjoyment of the great game.
Great for high handicappers and beginners that need help hitting the ball straighter, the TaylorMade Stealth HD delivers outstanding all-around performance.
Outstanding consistency via the iron’s innovative technology
Very forgiving, helping shots maintain a line toward the target
Minimized vibration improves feel and responsiveness
Exceptional power, especially with the middle irons
Shots from inside 150 offer a tall arc, with a lot of air under the golf ball
Doesn’t offer the workability of a player’s iron
The Stealth’s predecessor, the SIM2 Max, still packs a punch for players that want an iron in their bag that helps maximize their distance. With the muscular Cap-Back Design powering the club head of the set, the SIM2 Max produces staggering speed with each swing and is easily one of the most enjoyable irons to play.
The irons also deliver premium turf interaction with a wide sole along the base of the head that moves effortlessly through the grass for clean contact with the golf ball.
We remained enamored with the forgiveness, accuracy, and overall performance during our time with the TaylorMade iron set. If you are in the market for more length, the SIM2 Max is waiting to help you.
Great starter set for beginning players on a budget
Generous hitting area produces high-speed shots with length
Delivers consistent high, straight-shot flight
Not ideal for experienced players that want workability
Progressive offset makes these irons slightly draw-biased
In recent years, PXG splashed upon the golf club market, delivering high-quality clubs that professionals just adored. The company has turned its attention to the consumer market with the release of its latest iron set, the 0211 DC irons.
Depending on your skill level, one of the blessings, or curses, is the progressive offset of each iron. PXG has added more offset to each sole and face as the irons work their way up in the set. The offset helps slower swings get their club back to square at impact. But if you don’t have that problem, you’ll hit more severe draws or hooks, so these clubs might not suit your game.
Multiple combination sets are available from PXG, including a set that offers multiple wedges and a high-spin gap wedge worth checking out.
Questions & Answers
What handicap are the TaylorMade Stealth irons for?
Ideal for players with handicaps between 10-25, the Stealth irons offer players a large sweet spot, enticing ball speed, and a solid feel through the impact zone. During our time with each Stealth iron in the set, we were wholly impressed with the benefits these Stealth irons provide players in this handicap range.
Is the TaylorMade Stealth a game improvement iron?
Yes, the new Stealth irons are considered in the game improvement iron category. For experienced players and high handicappers, the irons provide exceptional stopping power from outside 100 yards and a high level of forgiveness. Overall, these irons are ready to assist you in becoming a more well-rounded golfer.
Are the TaylorMade Stealth irons forgiving?
Yes, they are incredibly forgiving. Each TaylorMade Stealth iron has a large hitting area on the club face and provides a warm and welcoming contact zone that redirects off-center strikes toward your target line without losing ball speed.
Who Are the Taylormade Stealth Irons For?
If you are struggling to hit the golf ball with strength and accuracy, the TaylorMade Stealth Iron set helps correct that problem. With a crisp delivery to the golf ball, each TaylorMade Stealth iron, from the long irons to the pitching wedge, offers a tall launch angle that creates the arc you need to get closer to the pin with inviting spin rates.
Great for all golfers but ideal for those mid handicappers ready to stabilize their game, the TaylorMade Stealth Iron set is well worth adding to your golf bag.