What Is The New TaylorMade Driver For 2023?

You might have spotted some of the best players in the world putting a new TaylorMade driver into play but what is it? We have the answer

What Is The New TaylorMade Driver For 2023?
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What Is The New TaylorMade Driver For 2023?

For 2023, TaylorMade continues with its Stealth name that first burst on to the scene in 2022, with the unsurprisingly titled Stealth 2. Like last year, there are three models for golfers to choose from, with the regular Stealth 2 being joined by the Stealth 2 Plus and the Stealth 2 HD, driver heads which are designed to maximize your performance off the tee.

Which model will be best suited for your game, you may ask? The most forgiving model in the Stealth 2 range is the HD. This will suit higher handicappers as it is helps launch the ball higher in the air more easily, with draw-bias built in to combat a slice.

The Stealth Plus is the least forgiving model of the three, with it also being the most workable off the tee, as well as one of the best low spin drivers that money can buy thanks to its moveable weight track that alters shot shape. If you want a mixture of forgiveness and distance though, then the Stealth 2 sits perfectly in the middle, as its Swingweight System weight is strategically located to encourage optimal launch and spin.

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The 2022 Stealth driver (Left) and the 2023 Stealth 2 driver

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In 2022, TaylorMade introduced golfers to the 'Carbonwood Age', with its Stealth drivers becoming some of the best golf drivers on the market. So, how have the brand bettered their previous model for 2023? Well, that comes in the form of more carbon fibre, with the clubs being the brand's first to have more carbon than any other material by volume.

We see further improvements from the increase in carbon, as TaylorMade have relocated the weight to optimize the Centre of Gravity and increase the Moment of Inertia, thus promising a new level of forgiveness.

The last notable improvement that we see is within the driver face. It still has the 60X Carbon Twist Face, something which makes it one of the most forgiving drivers but, for 2023, the Stealth 2 features a new version of Inverted Cone Technology (ICT). This is said to maintain ball speed on off-centre strikes and increase forgiveness.

When Can I Buy The TaylorMade Stealth 2 Driver

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The full family of Stealth 2 woods will be available for preorder from Jan 10th and will retail from Feb 17th, with a number of Tour players already putting the new model into play.

Two-time Major winner Collin Morikawa was spotted using the Stealth 2 Plus model during the Sentry Tournament of Champions, with former World No.1, Scottie Scheffler, also seen using the Plus model in Hawaii.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x