Stealth HD

What it does: The HD stands for high draw, but how does TaylorMade accomplish this in a super-game-improvement iron? The shallow face profile and wide sole push the centre of gravity low and inspire confidence at address. The heel-to-toe sole curvature is especially pronounced to reduce digging. The damping system – different in each iron – achieves the same goal for all clubs: make it sound better while allowing the face to flex. The set starts at the 5-iron. Sole slots on the 5 through 8-iron maximise ball speed.

Why we like it: All golfers, regardless of ability, can appreciate a well-struck shot. This simple statement informed the approach for how this iron was created. Knowing that high-handicappers are not as reliable to test on such data points as distance, launch angle and spin rate, TaylorMade asked its testers a binary question: was it a successful shot? What the company found was this player type believed high launch and high spin worked. So, too, did anything straight or with a draw. This kind of common-sense thinking to
understand the audience can be as valuable as any kind of
supersonic metal or other technological achievement.

7-iron loft 30 degrees; pw loft 44.5 degrees

Reviewer profile

“The ball flight is not too high or low – just a textbook trajectory. Helps mis-hits by keeping balls on the planet.”

– Player comment

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