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TaylorMade launches new 2022 Stealth UDI and DHY driving irons

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Back in January 2022, TaylorMade launched its new Stealth family of golf clubs, including drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, and irons. The most glaring omission from the Stealth lineup at the time was driving irons.

The company’s exclusion of driving irons wasn’t surprising, though, since TaylorMade typically waits until around The Open Championship to release its driving irons. And, right on queue, TaylorMade has officially announced its new Stealth UDI (Ultimate Driving Iron) and DHY (Superior Driving Hybrid) driving irons on Tuesday ahead of the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open.

Most golfers, in their 14-club bag setups, use a driver, at least one fairway wood, and then some kind of long iron (such as a 3, 4 or 5-iron). The space between their 3-wood and longest iron, however, is a bit more player-specific and open for interpretation. Some golfers fill that gap with higher-lofted fairway woods or hybrids. Others, however, prefer to utilize a driving iron.

Driving irons, especially modern day designs, provide golfers the look and control of a long iron, but with a bit of added speed and forgiveness. For the most part, driving irons fly slightly lower than their hybrid or fairway wood counterparts, offering a more penetrating ball flight that’s particularly effective in windy conditions; no wonder TaylorMade waits until Open Championship season to release its driving irons!

2022 Stealth UDI, DHY driving irons: The details

TaylorMade’s new Stealth UDI and DHY options are each packed with SpeedFoam Air to fill their hollow-bodied constructions; the bodies are made from 450 stainless steel, while the faces are forged from 4140 (the same material used in P790) and come with Inverted Cone Technology to boost overall speed and forgiveness. SpeedFoam Air, compared to the company’s previously used SpeedFoam, is 69 percent less dense, which helps save mass and reposition weight to help achieve better launch and more forgiveness.

There’s also a Thru Slot Speed Pocket in the sole sections of the Stealth UDI and DHY to provide flexibility across the face for higher ball speeds, especially low on the face (where golfers tend to miss their iron shots).

Between the two new Stealth driving iron options, the UDI has a sleeker profile and more traditional iron look with narrower soles, less offset and it offers a slightly lower trajectory. The DHY, on other hand, has a beefier profile, wider sole, lower CG (center of gravity), longer blade length, and produces a higher ball flight with more forgiveness. Between the two options, the Stealth DHY will be slightly easier to launch from tight lies in the fairway, or from hairier lies in the rough or first cut. The Stealth UDI will offer a more penetrating ball flight for windier conditions, and for players who already achieve high spin rates and high launch.

Compared to TaylorMade’s previous SIM DHY, the new Stealth DHY has undergone a few changes to the look. For example, the new DHY has a slimmer profile, and according to TaylorMade’s manager of product engineering Matt Bovee, the Stealth DHY has a softened curve in the rear section to reduce the “blocky nature” of the previous DHY.

CAD image of SIM DHY at address

CAD image of SIM UDI at address

TaylorMade’s new Stealth UDI (18, 20 and 23 degrees RH, 18 and 20 degrees LH) and DHY irons (17, 19, 22 and 25 degrees RH, 19 and 22 degrees LH) will come stock with Aldila Ascent Black shafts and SuperStroke S-Tech club grips. They’ll be available at retail on July 15 selling for $249 each.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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