TaylorMade’s all-new Stealth HD irons are a maximum game improvement model designed to help slow-to-moderate swing speed golfers get the ball airborne with ease.

They have been introduced as an adjunct to the company’s original game improvement Stealth iron, which stays in the range, giving a further option for golfers who are looking for a more forgiving, easy-to-launch iron.

Stealth HD irons, and the Stealth HD Women’s model, feature progressive head sizes, with each club getting incrementally larger from pitching wedge to 5-iron to independently optimise the performance of each iron. An increased sole radius and stepdown design along the bottom of the club round out the all-new shape. Testing confirmed that increasing the sole arc from heel to toe led to more shots high on the face, which translates to higher launch and further helps slower swinging golfers get the ball airborne. The stepdown sole is designed to boost playability by reducing the amount of surface area that contacts the turf.

A draw-bias face was incorporated in direct response to feedback from players who associated ‘successful shots’ with any result that flew straight or had a draw shape. High COR and fast ball speeds are an added benefit of the new face construction. In addition, enhanced lofts throughout set optimise carry distance, launch angle and spin at slow to moderate swing speeds.

In addition, Stealth HD irons incorporate proven TaylorMade technologies such as Cap Back Design, a Thru Slot Speed Pocket and the ECHO Damping System, a combination of design features that creates a flexible and responsive face with exceptional feel.

Speaking about the performance demands of the Stealth HD irons, Matt Bovee, TaylorMade’s Director of Product Creation for Irons, said: “In working with players in this category, we exhausted all optimisation tools to determine the ideal loft for each iron in the set. Incorporating higher lofts was done purposefully and with intent. Our goal was to provide as much launch and spin as possible without sacrificing distance, and what we found was this design strategy often led to increased carry distance for the developing golfer when compared to traditional super game improvement irons with stronger lofts. By combining this totally unique construction with our existing technologies, we created a high launching, easy-to-hit iron with surprisingly exceptional feel.”

Stock shafts: KBS Max 85 MT (steel), Fujikura NX Red/Silver (graphite), plus Aldila Ascent Ladies shaft.
Stock grips: Lamkin Crossline Black/Red grip (47g) and Lamkin Ladies Sonar grip (38g).
Availability: Pre-orders from January 10 and at retail on February 17.
RRP: £129/£143 per club (st/gr). Available 5-PW, with AW, SW and LW (RH only).

For more details, visit www.taylormadegolf.eu

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