ClubTest 2022: TaylorMade Stealth hybrids tested and reviewed
Courtesy of TaylorMade
This year’s ClubTest is bigger and better than ever. To help you make sense of the mountain of high-tech new clubs on the market, we put all of the latest offerings from the top golf club manufacturers to the ultimate test. Below you will find the test results and complete reviews of TaylorMade’s new Stealth lines of hybrids.
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TAYLORMADE HYBRID REVIEWS
TaylorMade Stealth Rescue
We tested: 19°, 22°, 25°, 28°, 31°
Our take: TaylorMade continues to pump out success rescue products. Stealth Rescue is the latest example of a strong long-iron replacement for better players and mid-handicappers alike. “The ball turns over with ease, and I really like the look,” said a tester. “It’s probably my favorite of the rescues I tested. It does it all. Long irons have never been my thing, so I’d be fine with two or three of these in the bag.”
TaylorMade Stealth Rescue hybrids
The details: TaylorMade calls it a “rescue,” which is fitting when you consider the Stealth Rescue is here to save you in a pinch. The generous profile is paired with a new carbon crown construction that allowed for 7 grams of discretionary weight to be positioned low in the head to increase launch. A heavy V-Steel sole serves a dual purpose, enhancing launch and turf interaction at the same time.
TaylorMade Stealth Plus Rescue
We tested: 17°, 19.5°, 22°
Our take: Not all rescues are created equal. For most golfers, the rescue is a delivers a blend of forgiveness and versatility that makes it a must-add. Of course, better players need to be considered as well when designing a rescue. The Stealth Plus is an option for the more accomplished player with a svelte profile and more penetrating launch. “I could see myself playing this one,” commented a tester. “And I don’t consider myself a hybrid/rescue. It has a clean profile. You can tell TaylorMade put some effort into shaping this one.”
TaylorMade Stealth Plus Rescue hybrid
The details: The high toe profile and compact shape is for the better player. Full stop. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should refrain from playing it if you’re a 15 or 20, but the Stealth offers a combination of performance and high launch that should be more up your alley. The ultra-strong C300 Steel face and Thru-Slot Speed Pocket found on the Plus version work in tandem to produce some impressive ball speed numbers. The V-Steel sole is also situated in a way where golfers will see mid launch characteristics.