What it does: This iron borrows the multi-material “cap-back” design (which is 7.5 times lighter than steel) from the SIM2 Max that allows the face to move more freely but does so in an updated fashion. The cap-back now wraps around the high-toe area to reduce weight, making the club easier to square at impact. A slightly wider sole drives the mass – and therefore the centre of gravity – low, but the topline and blade length remain relatively compact. The speedy 450 stainless-steel face gets as thin as 1.6 millimetres, or the same as the SIM2 Max, for the distance boost every golfer craves.
Why we like it: The Stealth driver is likely to be the most-talked-about club of the year. Look for this iron to draft off that success with good reason. The Stealth doesn’t feature the carbon-composite technology of the driver, but it nonetheless has a sleek, futuristic styling with a satin finish that is sure to appeal to the lower-handicap segment of the game-improvement category. A cut-through “speed pocket” helps mitigate the loss of ball speed on strikes hit low on the face, and a rib on the toe is used to support the upper portion of the topline to prevent any sound issues.
“It has everything you want in a club regardless of handicap level. It’s not big. Sleek looking. Super energetic at impact with a soft feel off the face.”
– Player comment