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TaylorMade launches 2022 Stealth irons featuring all-new Cap Back Design

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TaylorMade has today announced its new Stealth game improvement irons, which are powered by the all-new Cap Back Design with toe wrap construction.

Building from the Cap Back Design in SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max OS irons – which utilized the concept of a multi-material hollow body construction – the new Stealth irons are engineered to improve face flexibility and deliver fast ball speeds.

All-new Cap Back Design

TaylorMade engineers created the multi-material Cap Back Design by utilizing the concept of the hollow iron but replacing the steel back with a low density, polymer composite cap.

This construction is designed to improve the face’s ability to flex, delivering ball speed and forgiveness without compromising the center of gravity (CG).

Cap Back Design supports the entire topline from heel to toe with the strong, lightweight polymer material spanning the entire cavity to provide additional rigidity in the upper part of the face. Working in unison with the flexible Thru-Slot Speed Pocket, it created a larger unsupported area of the face, translating to a larger and more intelligently positioned sweet spot.

Toe Wrap Construction

The toe wrap construction shifts substantial mass from the extreme high toe of the head and repositions it low in the sole of the iron.

This redistribution of mass lowers the center of gravity by up to 0.8 millimeters, resulting in an increased launch angle that is designed to produce a super-high ball flight, added distances and maximum stopping power.

“When we were thinking of the next level of Cap Back Design, we centered our thinking around the fact that the majority of golf shots happen at center face or lower. In order to drive performance lower in the club face, we needed to drive the center of gravity lower in the club face because where CG goes, the sweet spot follows. With the addition of toe wrap construction and the ability to move weight lower in the club, Stealth irons provide a perfect harmony of technology and design for the golfer who is looking for a performance advantage on the course.” – Matt Bovee, Product Creation, Irons

Along with the new features, the 2022 Stealth irons feature core TaylorMade iron technologies that have been engineered to integrate seamlessly within the latest designs.

Echo Damping System & Inverted Cone Technology

Hidden inside the Cap Back Design, the Echo Damping System spans the full face from the heel to the toe and uses multiple contact points on the face in design to absorb unwanted vibrations. Each damper has been uniquely designed for each individual iron, as ribbed structures align with the contact area and the Inverted Cone Technology surface featured in each club.

The Inverted Cone Technology is located heel-to-toe in the 4-PW of the 2022 Stealth irons. The 450 stainless steel face has a strategically positioned sweet spot that spans the most common impact points in design to deliver explosive ball speeds and consistency.

The long irons are designed with slightly more draw-bias than the mid-irons, which in turn have slightly more draw-bias than the short irons. This design element is intended to provide the most accurate ball flight for all levels of golfers.

The aesthetic of Stealth drew inspiration from TaylorMade’s P·700 series with the idea of providing players with an iron that looks visually appealing in their bag and at address.

In addition, the 360 Undercut Technology with stiffening topline ribs in the 4-7 irons in a bid to promote face flexibility and ball speed in these core lofts while maintaining desirable sound and feel. A fluted hosel design promotes lower and deeper CG placement to offer players improved launch characteristics while providing a clean look at address.

Hosel bending notch technology is again incorporated to allow for an easier lie and loft fitting, allowing every golfer to customize their setup.

Specs, Availability & Pricing

  • Specs: 4-PW (7 pc. set with AW, SW & LW also available) 
  • Stock Shaft: Men: KBS Max MT 85 steel shafts (S, R) or Fujikura’s Ventus Red graphite; Women: Aldila Ascent Ladies
  • Availability: Pre-order January 4, 2022, and at retail beginning April 1
  • Pricing: $999 steel/$1,099 graphite
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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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  4. Jason

    Jan 5, 2022 at 8:48 am

    I’m sure they’ll try to put a carbon face on the irons. It’s only a matter of time.

  5. Tony Dyck

    Jan 4, 2022 at 10:00 am

    I guess the guys from Nike should be flattered at the almost direct copy of the Nike Vapor (as far as looks go).

  6. John

    Jan 4, 2022 at 9:58 am

    Nike Vapor anyone?

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (4/18/24): TaylorMade BRNR mini driver head

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a TaylorMade BRNR mini driver head

From the seller: (@lasallen): “For sale is a BRNR mini 11.5 deg head only in brand new condition.  $325 shipped.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: TaylorMade BRNR mini driver head 

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (4/18/24): Ping PLD Limited Anser – 1988 Open Championship – #2 of only 88 Made

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Ping PLD Limited Anser – 1988 Open Championship – #2 of only 88 Made.

From the seller: (@DLong72): “Ping PLD Limited Anser – 1988 Open Championship – #2 of only 88 Made. ?: $1150. ?? 100% milled collectors item from the limited releases commemorating when Ping putters won every major in 1988 (88 putters made). This was the model Seve Ballesteros used to win the 1988 Open Championship. Condition is brand new, never gamed, everything is in the original packaging as it came. Putter features the iconic sound slot.

Specs/ Additional Details

-100% Milled, Aluminum/Bronze Alloy (310g)

-Original Anser Design

-PING PP58 Grip

-Putter is built to standard specs.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Ping PLD Limited Anser – 1988 Open Championship – #2 of only 88 Made

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Inside Collin Morikawa’s recent golf ball, driver, 3-wood, and “Proto” iron changes

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As you probably know by now, Collin Morikawa switched putters after the first round of The Masters, and he ultimately went on to finish T3.

The putter was far from the only change he made last week, however, and his bag is continuing to change this week at the 2024 RBC Heritage.

On the range of The Masters, Morikawa worked closely with Adrian Reitveld, TaylorMade’s Senior Manager of Tour at TaylorMade, to find the perfect driver and 3-wood setups.

Morikawa started off 2024 by switching into TaylorMade’s Qi10 Max driver, but since went back to his faithful TaylorMade SIM – yes, the original SIM from 2020. Somehow, some way, it seems Morikawa always ends up back in that driver, which he used to win the 2020 PGA Championship, and the 2021 Open Championship.

At The Masters, however, Rietveld said the duo found the driver head that allowed “zero compromise” on Morikawa’s preferred fade flight and spin. To match his preferences, they landed on a TaylorMade Qi10 LS 9-degree head, and the lie angle is a touch flatter than his former SIM.

“It’s faster than his gamer, and I think what we found is it fits his desired shot shape, with zero compromise” Rietveld told GolfWRX.com on Wednesday at the RBC Heritage.

Then, to replace his former SIM rocket 3-wood, Morikawa decided to switch into the TaylorMade Qi10 core model 13.5-degree rocket head, with an adjustable hosel.

“He likes the spin characteristics of that head,” Rietveld said. “Now he’s interesting because with Collin, you can turn up at a tournament, and you look at his 3-wood, and he’s changed the setting. One day there’s more loft on it, one day there’s less loft on it. He’s that type of guy. He’s not scared to use the adjustability of the club.

“And I think he felt our titanium head didn’t spin as low as his original SIM. So we did some work with the other head, just because he liked the feel of it. It was a little high launching, so we fit him into something with less loft. It’s a naughty little piece of equipment.” 

In addition to the driver and fairway wood changes, Morikawa also debuted his new “MySymbol” jersey No. 5 TP5x golf ball at The Masters. Morikawa’s choice of symbols is likely tied to his love of the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

Not enough changes for you? There’s one more.

On Wednesday at the 2024 RBC Heritage, Morikawa was spotted with a new TaylorMade “Proto” 4-iron in the bag. If you recall, it’s the same model that Rory McIlroy debuted at the 2024 Valero Texas Open.

According to Morikawa, the new Proto 4-iron will replace his old P-770 hollow-bodied 4-iron.

“I used to hit my P-770 on a string, but sometimes the distance would be a little unpredictable,” Morikawa told GolfWRX.com. “This one launches a touch higher, and I feel I can predict the distance better. I know Rory replaced his P-760 with it. I’m liking it so far.” 

See Morikawa’s full WITB from the 2024 RBC Heritage here. 

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