We have now 4 very fortunate members visiting TaylorMade’s world headquarters in Carlsbad, California to check out their new 2023 Irons and Carbon Irons earlier than they’re launched to the world. These members would be the first to expertise TaylorMade’s new merchandise for 2023. Observe within the GolfWRX Boards!
The 4 fortunate WRXers – @Olde Maroon, @Kylekoz17, @gticlay, and MFBach – bought to get the complete Kingdom expertise plus gear for TaylorMade’s new Stealth 2 woods and irons.
Learn extra concerning the Stealth 2 household under.
And take a look at some product introductions straight from the dominion.
TaylorMade Stealth 2 drivers
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Fairway Woods
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Rescue
Listed below are some member feedback.
oldmaroon: “I am positive you are overwhelmed with Stealth 2 content material resulting from as we speak’s block date. I personally know I woke as much as a few dozen video evaluate notifications on YouTube, so I feel you noticed at the very least a type of (perhaps extra). What can I provide you with that may’t These execs? Properly, for higher or worse, I can share my complete TM taking pictures expertise and the correct expertise from a mean golfer’s perspective.”
So, just a little bit about me. I am 41 with two children and a busy job (like a lot of you), so golf has fallen behind for me previously 5 years or so. I now sit at 16 handicap (up from a low of about 10) And I play about 15 rounds a yr currently. I am fairly positive I purchase extra golf equipment/poles right here at BST annually than I do… As you may count on, I battle with consistency. I have been a member of the GolfWRX boards for simply over A couple of decade in the past, I’ve discovered rather a lot, I’ve spent rather a lot, and I am having fun with the spirited atmosphere.”
“Coming into this journey, I had by no means slot in earlier than. My pre-fitting bag was as follows:
- 9 * SIM card, Tensei 1K 65x
- Cobra F9 3w @ 15.5*, GD IZ 7s
- Cobra F9 19h, 22h, GD IZ 85s
- Titleist TS2 25h, Ventus Velo 8s
- Srixon ZX5, MMT 105s
- Cleveland CBX 2 Wedges (50/55/60) Recoil 110 F4
- Odyssey Stroke Lab 2-Ball
“As you may see, it is an actual mixture of what I anticipated can be true for my (restricted) talent degree.
“I am going to skip to the opening line and allow you to know the place I ended up after becoming in with Chandler (who was superb – extra on that later):”
- Stealth+ 9.0 (down to eight.75* and 1-click upright), Fuji Ventus Blue TR 6x
- Stealth HD 3w (upped as much as 16*), Fuji Ventus Blue TR 7s
- Stealth + 4 hours, Fuji Ventus Blue HB 8s
- P790 5-7, MMT 105s
- P770 8-PW, MMT 105s
- P770 GW (bent to 49*)
- Milled grinding 3 (excessive rebound) 54 (bend to 53 *) and 58 *, MMT wedge shafts 125s
“A spider putter that may stay a secret…however I can say I went with a easy toe maintain, which helped stop a barely closed face on influence.”
“I do know I’m going to leap round, however I need to get straight into the becoming expertise with Chandler (who additionally gave us a presentation for the launch of the brand new line of SGI irons). Chandler has labored in a number of roles on Taylormade and is a golfer himself, so he brings nice views. Nearly every little thing we lined.Most significantly for me, it was nice at getting me via my preliminary nerves and getting me snug rapidly (besides when the drone buzzed over my shoulder mid-swing).
“We dived straight into the large stick, which was a bonus. I hoped to swing exhausting and punch these nerves. Chandler had me hit my present driver (once more, SIM Max 9* with Tensei 1K 65x). Traditionally, my favourite shot has been a slight equalizer. , and my fatalities are when I attempt to management it and it feels tight – then it is a duck hook and I am leaving. I swing round 105, just a little larger if I heat up and/or have a beer. Immediately, I had just a little little bit of blocking, however the connection was tremendous. The launch was low At round 9* (quite common for me).The launch angle was about impartial and even barely destructive, which is not typical for me however that is the problem with an inconsistent participant.
Chandler put me proper within the Stealth 9* in a single place with my Tensei Orange 65s (as a result of I’ve traditionally performed steadiness bars to assist my AOA). It felt easy and helped bump up the AOA a bit, however it was too free for me and my dispersion suffered. It additionally spun to over About 3000 killing my distance.
Subsequent up was the AD-XC 6s Graphite Design. This shaft felt nice for swing and helped a bit with scattering, however the launch was too low and the spin stayed too excessive. The end result was a low elevation which, mixed with headwinds within the Kingdom, resulted in a lack of distance. We may to do higher.
Chandler put in Ventus TR Blue 6s within the Stealth+2 head, and we noticed some quick outcomes. The spin dropped a couple of hundred turns and the trip was extra penetrating. The launch additionally elevated barely to about 11*. The shaft felt nice. I beforehand tried the unique Ventus Blue and it was A bit of too free for me. The black was too manly for me. The Ventus Blue TR actually hit Goldilocks territory. Nonetheless, my journey began off just a little proper. Chandler stated he had one other tweak to make.
Then he switched all of it up, and gave me a Hulk pole. I am positive he simply wanted a fast rebound so he needed to look at me battle to maintain the ball on the planet. We had some enjoyable laughing constructing after constructing, and he casually handed me his actual plan.
Stealth + 2 with Ventus Blue TR 6x. When he gave me the membership again, I did not discover it had spiked (I attempted not to have a look at any modifications he made). I instantly began belting after driving proper down the center (which I am unable to stress Sufficient will not be one thing I am normally capable of do). The flight was noticeably larger and extra penetrating. It turned out to place it upright one diploma, put the load towards the heel, and drop the loft a contact. With these modifications, we discovered the winner.
Going into this, I by no means would have guessed that I’d have ended up in plus type. Chandler’s changes have improved my strike a lot, and the membership has a lot inherent tolerance, that I’ve bought higher spreads than I’ve ever had.
“Chandler was an absolute genius all alongside, recognizing flaws and making changes to fulfill my wants. He was additionally stuffed with surprises, however extra on that in a bit (typing on my telephone is so gradual that this report will take as much as the best time).”
@kylekoz17: “As for the driving force, I hit a couple of pictures with the 9*TSi3 to ascertain the baseline. It hovered round 165 balls at velocity and about 2,500 laps, which is one thing I am very glad about on a January swing within the Northeast. One of many issues we needed to do was enhance My down angle which was about 40. Goal was lower than 35. We tried heads 8,9 and 10.5*.The ten.5 did not match straight away, so we took our time discovering the best mixture of head and shaft between 8 and 9 heads.As for yesterday’s swing, The 8* might need been the best match, however we have been additionally speaking a few mid-season swing and took that under consideration when deciding which one to go for.Ultimately, we went with the 9* header with the Tensei Orange 65x as a result of it was such a superb mixture of spin, ball velocity and downward angle that it We predict it could be appropriate in the summertime as nicely. The No. 8 was nice and the 30* pitch angle would do eternally, however I feel the spin was only a contact too low.”
Two issues concerning the driver that basically impressed me:
“1. Effectivity of ball velocity as I began to decelerate after hitting quite a lot of balls. My swing velocity was a couple of miles per hour much less as a result of I used to be drained and the ball was nonetheless bouncing off my face and the gap didn’t actually change
2. Forgiveness. If I keep in mind appropriately, I used to be hitting 167 ball velocity with the Stealth 2 Plus at about the identical swing velocity as my TSi in the identical loft, so my MPH achieve was a pair good, however my errors have been superb. My step is Excessive spin proper shot so after I catch low pictures to the face or heel I at all times return and examine spin and distance.It was superb to see ball velocities at 162-164 with spin remaining underneath 3k.That is exceptional, And truthfully I had my correct crossbow catching the ball to my face after I stated I missed, however we confirmed my hits with the Trackman. The carry distances have been about 10-15 yards shorter than the exhausting hits.”
gticlay: “I used to be actually enthusiastic about moving into the Stealth2 + Fairway choices. They threw us a curveball by introducing a brand new mannequin – the Stealth2HD mannequin. It is a new huge, mid-height, 3-watt confronted head that may get the ball rolling rapidly. This was nearly instantly after That I thanked the presenter for preserving his fairways with a deeper face, so he gave in to his mouth besides that it was designed for somebody new to golf, or who at all times struggled to get the ball off the golf green wooden.”
“I hit each 3w’s and 5w’s. For trails we began with 3w’s and primarily based on the irons and driver combos I already had a shaft chosen for me – an AD DI 7X Graphite Design shaft. At 75 grams it’s kind of lighter than the Ozik Black Tie 80M -X which I am taking part in in a TI R9 “paint break” 3w now. We began with the load in impartial however ended up with all of it the best way ahead to assist the pinnacle work for my swing. I additionally hit the IZ-6 shaft, however did not really feel With that feeling I like concerning the shaft (I did not know I had such a powerful desire for a selected sort of shaft earlier than that.) So as to see the flight of the ball he needed, my hitter put my weight all the best way ahead saying he did not suppose I might have an issue shedding forgiveness. supplied by the rear middle. The solar was in my eyes, so my pictures have been exhausting to see after I began, however by the top of the 3w mount I used to be hitting it on a white cocking put up plus my swing allowed fairly good numbers.”
“Once we bought to 5w I used to be beginning to get just a little drained however he got here out and gave me the membership and stated ‘I feel you are going to like this setup’. I hit two glorious pictures and one which leaked just a little to the best – the membership was in all probability essentially the most strong I’ve ever felt… good on The launch. I let myself take a look at what a shaft it was and a Blue Ventus 9-X. I hit one other shaft simply to make sure however no, that 9-X was love on the primary flight. I had by no means hit a Ventus shaft earlier than, so it was good to fulfill your second.”
“Although I hit it first the driving force was my first picket mount. It created one thing just like the present participant – Epic Max LS. I hit a couple of completely different shafts however the final one was the one I performed within the latter a part of 2021 and the primary 2/3 of Yr 2022 – Tensei Orange 65-X. Due to the very crisp graphics, I knew precisely what it was (I attempted not to have a look at the bars after I hit it) and it instantly felt acquainted and cozy. With the ten.5* head introduced down a notch, we ended up the place my experimenter needed me To “stay” that’s 12* launch and 1700 excessive, 1800 rpm. The one time I appeared on the numbers it stated 12.1*, 1776 rpm. I’ve to say it felt good when the experimenter subsequent to us watched , commenting how actually good the flight sounded and asking “what number of yards did that flight go!”. It isn’t like my SS is just too excessive however the ball was already there on a few sloppy pictures. In comparison with the empty aluminum he may really feel/the sound of my earlier driver , the Stealth Driver appears very good and strong.
So if I have been to explain Stealth2 Carbonwoods in a single phrase – I might say SOLID. Strong really feel, strong trip, strong sound. I am unable to wait to play with them.
*One final observe – the gen 1 fairway foresters did not have the inverted cone “donut” know-how within the face, however they added that to the 2nd era fairways so they need to be extra forgiving on extra of the face.
*Okay, one final observe – I am undecided in the event that they modified the white line on prime of the face, however I am unable to even keep in mind seeing it throughout becoming. I’ve by no means hit gen 1 stealth lanes so cannot communicate to these, however I feel it’s important to lookup the road if you wish to use it vs. being “in your face” on setup.
Learn extra concerning the Stealth 2 household under.
- very humorous0