The first Monday after New Year’s Day is always busy in the golf equipment world because the United States Golf Association and the R&A typically add several new clubs to their Conforming Driver lists. With the PGA Tour set to hold its first event in Hawaii starting on Thursday, manufacturers want staff players to start using the clubs that will go on sale in the days and weeks ahead.
Several yet-to-be-released TaylorMade Stealth 2 drivers were added to the list on Tuesday, so while Rory McIlroy may not be in the field at the Sentry Tournament of Champions this week, look for other TaylorMade staffers like Scottie Scheffler and Collin Morikawa to be using new Stealth 2 drivers.
TaylorMade has not officially released information on the Stealth 2 drivers yet, but using the photos below, we can deduce a few things about them.
- All the Stealth 2 drivers have adjustable hosels, a Speed Pocket slot behind the leading edge and the word ‘Carbonwood’ on the sole. Last season’s Stealth drivers were called carbonwoods by the brand because they had carbon fiber faces. The USGA describes these clubs as having, ’60X Carbon, Twist Face’ written on their faces.
- Each of the Stealth 2 drivers appears to have a weight in the back of the head.
- The Stealth Plus+ versions have a sliding 15-gram weight behind the Speed Pocket with the words ‘Draw’ and ‘Fade’ on the heel and toe sides, respectively, but one version of the Stealth Plus+ appears to have a smaller head than the other.
- The Stealth 2 and Stealth 2 HD driver each have a weight screw in the heel area of the sole, near the hosel, but the HD version’s weight is further toward the perimeter, which could create a larger draw bias.