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2022 TaylorMade Stealth Plus, Stealth fairway woods and hybrids

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TaylorMade has today introduced its all-new Stealth Plus and Stealth fairway woods along with expanded hybrid offerings with the Stealth Plus Rescue and Stealth Rescue.

Carbon is at the heart of the new Stealth fairways, hybrids and drivers, which are all linked by the multi-material construction that is designed to provide higher MOI, faster ball speeds and greater playability.

Stealth Plus Fairway

The new Stealth Plus fairway is constructed of Zatech titanium, which is made in small batches using a process that allows engineers to improve the strength of the face while still maintaining a high level of ductility. The ultra-thin construction is designed to promote fast ball speeds while allowing for greater face flexibility.

The MOI on Stealth Plus is 12 percent higher than its predecessor, the SIM2 Titanium, and 18 percent higher than the original SIM titanium fairway. These changes have resulted in a club with the lowest CG in company history yet in an adjustable TaylorMade fairway.

The infinity-edge carbon crown creates a 12 percent larger carbon surface area compared to the SIM2 Titanium fairways, which allows the redistribution of more weight lower in the clubhead. Mass from the heavy 80g V Steel sole has been re-engineered in pursuit of forgiveness while still maintaining its core purpose of improving turf interaction and versatility.

In addition, the Stealth Plus and Stealth fairways contain a Thru-Slot Speed Pocket designed to increase face flexibility, and preserve ball speed and distance, especially on low-face strikes.

The new Stealth Plus comes in a 175cc profile, with the address area of the Stealth Plus being only two percent larger than SIM2 in design to maintain versatility. The face area is 12 percent larger than its predecessor in a bid to provide improved performance on off-center hits.

Specs, Availability & Pricing

  • Lofts: 3/13.5 degrees, 315 degrees, and 5/19 degrees
  • Stock Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Red 70 (Additional shafts available at no cost)
  • Availability: Pre-order on January 4 and at retail on February 4, 2022
  • Pricing: $429.99

Stealth Fairway

The Stealth fairway features a larger profile compared to Stealth Plus (190cc vs 175cc) while also containing an all-new 3D carbon crown that allowed engineers to shift weight lower and deeper in the clubhead.

The new additions feature C300 Twist Face, which is designed to deliver added speed, with the V Steel Sole working in conjunction to promote versatility and reduced turf drag.

As with the Plus fairway, the Stealth features an advanced laser alignment aid that stretches across the top of the face. The laser-etched pattern was designed using optical engineering and player testing to deliver visual cues that influence alignment at address and how the club is delivered at impact.

The Stealth fairways also come with a women’s specific offering featuring a stand-alone bright silver PVD sole and a dark silver crown. The women’s Stealth fairways also feature modified specs in the form of lighter heads and higher lofts in some cases, all designed to promote better performance for slower clubhead speeds.

Specs, Availability & Pricing

  • Lofts: 3/15 degrees, 3HL/16.5 degrees, 5/18 degrees, 7/21 degrees and 9/24 degrees
  • Stock Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red (Additional shafts available at no cost)
  • Availability: Pre-order on January 4 and at retail on February 4, 2022
  • Pricing: $329.99

Women’s offerings include the Aldila Ascent Ladies shaft, with loft offerings including 3HL/16.5 degrees, 5/19 degrees, 7/21 degrees, 9/24 degrees.

Our Brian Knudson, host of the Club Junkie podcast, had a chance to hit the new Stealth Plus and Stealth Fairway. Here’s what BK had to say:

“The new Stealth fairway looks great with the new 3D Carbon Crown and all black finish. The Stealth+ titanium fairway is really long but easy to launch off the turf. The Stealth+ had a mid to mid/high launch and low spin for me, and did I mention long? The Stealth was long as well and launched a little higher than the Plus model. Forgiveness was really good as shots that were off center stayed on line really well.”

Stealth Plus and Stealth Rescue

The Stealth Plus rescue contains an iron-like high-toe profile and overall compact footprint in a bid to provide controlled trajectory and shot shape while maintaining added forgiveness.

A redesigned V Steel sole positions weight low in the club to encourage optimal launch properties and enhance turf interaction, while the Stealth Plus also features an adjustable loft sleeve that provides +/-1.5 degrees loft so players can optimize trajectory.

In the Stealth Rescue, the new carbon crown construction allows for the relocation of 7 grams of weight which has been transferred lower in the head to better position CG in design for easier launch, optimal forgiveness, and better stability through impact.

In both the Stealth Plus Rescue and Stealth Rescue, a high-strength C300 steel face aims to offer maximum ball speeds, while the brand’s Twist Face design is designed to help golfers hit fewer mis-hits. In addition, the Speed Pocket design is engineered to maximize ball speeds and produce greater forgiveness on low-face strikes.

Stealth Rescue hybrids come with the same women’s offering featuring a bright silver PVD sole and a dark silver crown, as well as lighter heads and higher lofts.

Specs, Availability & Pricing

  • Lofts: Stealth Plus: 2/17, 3/19.5 and 4/22 degrees; Stealth Rescue: 3/19 degrees, 4/22 degrees, 5/25 degrees, 6/28 degrees and 7/31 degrees
  • Stock Shaft: Stealth Plus: Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Red HY (Additional shafts available at no cost); Stealth Rescue: Fujikura Ventus Red
  • Availability: Pre-order on January 4 and at retail on February 4, 2022
  • Pricing: Stealth Plus $299.99, Stealth Rescue $279.99

Women’s Stealth Rescue offerings include the Aldila Ascent Ladies shaft, with loft offerings including 4/23 degrees, 5/26 degrees, 6/28 degrees and 7/31 degrees.

Our Brian Knudson, host of the Club Junkie podcast, had a chance to hit the new Stealth Rescue. Here’s what BK had to say:

“The new Stealth hybrid looks great in all black but at first glance not much different than the SIM2 Max. Shape is very similar to last year and that is a good thing, most golfer like it! After a few shots you notice the the hybrid is a little more stable and consistent, with a nice high launch that lands soft.”

BK took a deep dive into all things Stealth woods with TaylorMade’s Tomo Bystedt. Give a listen below!

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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