New TaylorMade Stealth 2 Driver Spotted
A day after appearing on the USGA’s Conforming list, photos have emerged of the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus driver in the hands of tour players at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. The Stealth 2 looks set to replace the Stealth from last year and appears to be offered in three head options - Stealth 2, Stealth 2 HD and the Stealth 2 Plus, all of which appeared on the USGA conforming list this week. It is said to promise new levels of forgiveness due to the inclusion of even more carbon fiber within the head.
As photos surface, it looks as though we remain firmly in the 'Carbonwood era' as the drivers appear to feature the carbon fiber Twist Face we saw in the original Stealth drivers as well as the Speed Pocket we have seen in previous years models. TaylorMade has been synonymous with using carbon in its metalwoods for a few years now but it remains to be seen if this transfers to the fairway woods for the first time in 2023.
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With the success of the Stealth Driver and Stealth fairway wood in 2022 it will be interesting to see how quickly TaylorMade touring professionals make the switch to the Stealth 2. Collin Morikawa is one of those who used the Stealth 2 Plus driver last week in Kapalua, Hawaii, as the PGA Tour kicks off for the calender year. Morikawa looks to be playing a 9° head lofted up and the stronger fairway wood option of 13.5°, also lofted up. Scottie Scheffler also put this model in the bag in the first PGA Tour event. The Stealth 2 Plus looks to feature a black gloss carbon crown compared to the matte finish of its predecessor with both the driver and fairway featuring interchangeable weight systems.
It’s yet to be seen which other TaylorMade players will be making the switch to the Stealth 2 or when it will be released to the public, but we will be the first to let you know how it performs and if it will become one of the best TaylorMade drivers in history.
Sam has worked in the golf industry for 12 years, offering advice on equipment to all levels of golfers and as Staff Writer, he tests and reviews equipment throughout the bag. Sam graduated from Webber International University in 2017 with a BSc Marketing Management degree while playing collegiate golf. His experience of playing professionally on both the EuroPro Tour and Clutch Pro Tour, alongside his golf retail history, means Sam has extensive knowledge of golf equipment and what works for different types of golfer.
Sam is a member of North Hants Golf Club in Fleet, Hampshire, where he won the club championship 3 times in succession from 2015-2017. His golfing highlight to date is shooting a round of 10-under 60 at his home club, narrowly missing a wedge shot for a magical 59.
Sam’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Titleist TSi3, 9°
Fairway Wood: Titleist TSi2, 15°
Utility Iron: Titleist U510 3 Iron
Irons: Titleist T-100 4 iron, Titleist 620MB, 5-PW
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 50°, 54°, 62°
Putter: Scotty Cameron Select GoLo
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x 2021
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