Need To Know
TaylorMade Stealth HD Irons - Key Features
- Performance Driven Shaping: wider sole with a large step down to keep CG low for easier launch
- Cap Back Design: extremely high toe of the head and repositions it in the sole to create an extremely low CG, this creates the added distance and forgiveness
- Echo Damping System: delivers an improved sound and feel at ball impact
- Thru-Slot Speed Pocket: TaylorMade's patented tech that helps the clubface flex more and increase ball speed performance even on low miss-hit shots
The TaylorMade Stealth HD Irons are the perfect set of super game-improvement irons for golf beginers or golfers that really want instant help with their ball striking in 2023.
TaylorMade has released a number of new products for 2023, none bigger than its impressive TaylorMade Stealth 2 Driver, which featured prominently in our best golf drivers guide.
The Stealth HD irons won gold in our latest best golf irons guide.
These latest irons from TaylorMade, as we say, are designed for a very specific market.
Better players will want to look in the direction of the TaylorMade P7MC irons or TaylorMade P770 irons, while game improvers will likely want to check out last year's TaylorMade Stealth irons.
GolfMagic Equipment Editor Alex Lodge takes a closer look at the new Stealth HD irons from TaylorMade in the video below, and you can scroll below in this review to learn more.
WATCH OUR TAYLORMADE STEALTH HD IRONS REVIEW HERE:
TaylorMade Stealth HD Irons - Looks and Feel
As expected for a super game-improvement iron range, these irons are fairly large down at the ball and so they do lose a bit of shelf appeal in comparison to other TaylorMade irons out there right now.
However, they still look great. They've still got the aesthetics of the original Stealth iron from TaylorMade.
They're just a tad bigger, and the long irons have quite a hybrid look about them.
The topline of the Stealth HD irons are not too off-putting but there is quite a bit of baggage behind the ball.
There is a lot of offset here, as expected, similarly to the Wilson Staff Launch Pad irons we tested out last season.
But will golf beginners or slower swing speed players really care about all that if it performs? Probably not to be fair.
It must be said, the feel of these irons at impact was much nicer than with the aforementioned Wilson set.
TaylorMade Stealth HD Irons - Forgiveness and Performance
You want consistency with an ultra low CG iron such as the TaylorMade Stealth HD, and thankfully you get exactly that.
The first thing to note is that these are extremely forgiving and high launching irons.
Yes you lose things somewhat in the appearance stakes, but what you get in performance and forgiveness completely makes up for it.
Alex used a number of different Stealth HD irons during his in-depth testing session in the studio, but for the video review he primarily looked into the middle irons, such as the 6-iron, to crunch the data.
Alex's spin rate with the 6-iron was consistent at around the 4500 RPM mark, which pleased him considerably. It was also launching at around 17-19 degrees, which again was pleasing for him.
The majority of Alex's shots were finishing just left of target, testament to the heavy draw bias on offer with these clubs. They are designed for slower swing speed players and those struggling with their ball striking at the end of the day, so this was good to see.
As you can see from our video review above, Alex was receiving lots of consistency with his data, and that is exactly what the super game improvement golfer will want to see with the Stealth HD iron, especially given the hefty price tag.
Alex was impressed with the standard KBS Max MT shaft too, which helps to provide the nice high launch and extra forgiveness.
Should you buy the TaylorMade Stealth HD irons?
If you are someone hitting shanks, thins, tops, pulls (we could go on!), then the TaylorMade Stealth HD irons are going to be worthy of serious consideration for you this season.
They are so easy to hit, and this was TaylorMade's goal.
The main issue for Alex is that these are super game-improvement irons, and they cost a lot, especially when compared to something like the Wilson Launch Pad irons, which also impressed us at a slightly cheaper price point.
The big difference with the Stealth HD irons though, is the feel. These are much nicer feeling irons compared to the Wilson set, and that is why they cost the extra bit of cash.
Stealth HD irons are the perfect set of irons for those who need urgent help with their ball striking.
Alex also recommends that any interested Stealth HD punters might want to look at the new Stealth 2 Rescue clubs, which recently launched.
If you're looking to improve quickly, then it's probably best to look elsewhere in the TaylorMade range.
But if you're a beginner or slower swing speed player who just wants to enjoy the game a bit more, then we highly recommend the Stealth HD irons.