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TaylorMade Stealth 2, Stealth 2 Plus, Stealth 2 HD fairway woods

TaylorMade Stealth 2 fairway wood

Gear: TaylorMade Stealth 2, Stealth 2 Plus, Stealth 2 HD fairway woods
Price: $349 (Stealth 2, Stealth 2 HD) with Fujikura Ventus TR Red shaft or Fujikura Speeder NX Red shaft and Golf Pride Z-Grip grips. $429 (Stealth 2 Plus) with Mitsubishi Kai’li Red shaft.
Specs: Carbon fiber crown with variable-thickness face and stainless steel design for the Stealth 2 and Stealth 2 HD; carbon fiber crown with titanium body and face plus as adjustable hosel for the Stealth 2 Plus. Lofts: 15, 16.5, 18, 21, 24 degrees for Stealth 2; 16, 19, 22 degrees for Stealth 2 HD; 15, 18 degrees for Stealth 2 Plus
Available: Feb. 17

Who They’re For: Golfers who want more forgiveness without sacrificing ball speed or distance.

The Skinny: By making the carbon fiber face even lighter and adding a carbon fiber sole, TaylorMade made the sweet spot in the three Stealth 2 drivers larger while significantly increasing the moment of inertia for enhanced stability.

The Deep Dive: Starting with the Rocketballz fairway woods in 2012, TaylorMade helped usher in a fairway woods revolution, delivering greater distance and ball speeds. With the first SIM fairway woods in 2020, the company hit upon a formula that proved popular with elite golfers and recreational players too – titanium fairway woods with carbon fiber crowns that also had heavy sole plates.

For 2023, TaylorMade has three Stealth 2 fairway woods: a titanium offering and two stainless steel clubs made to boost distance off the tee and from the turf.

The Stealth 2 fairway woods have Inverted Cone and Twist Face. (David Dusek/Golfweek)

Inverted Cone Technology (ICT) is a feature TaylorMade has added to woods for years, but in the Stealth 2 Plus, Stealth 2 and Stealth 2 HD fairway woods, TaylorMade has tried to take it to a new level.

Each face insert has a very thin center area (2.3 millimeters) that is ringed by a thicker region (up to 3.1 millimeters). Moving farther to the perimeter, the face thickness decreases again until it reaches 2.3 millimeters in the heel and around 2.6 millimeters in the toe. However, each face in the different clubs is subtly different to maximize the distance potential and broaden the sweet spot more effectively.

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus fairway woods

TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus fairway wood (David Dusek/Golfweek)

As with last season’s Stealth Plus fairway wood, the Stealth 2 Plus is made using titanium, like most drivers, and has a carbon fiber crown. Those features save significant…


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