All You Need to Know About TaylorMade Stealth Plus Drivers: Optimal Launch, Spin, and Performance

Posted by Dallas Golf on 10 Nov 2022


TaylorMade was the first to introduce the world to the possibilities of metalwoods, which offered superior launch profiles and forgiveness when compared to traditional woods (which were made of wood).

Metalwoods defined an era, and for the better part of the last four decades, golf equipment manufacturers have pushed the boundaries of perimeter weighting, sliding weight tracks, and titanium driver heads.

But that era is about to yield to the carbonwood age - this time once more pioneered by TaylorMade Golf Company through its TaylorMade Stealth Plus Drivers.

Here’s what you need to know.

About Carbonwood Driver Heads

TaylorMade Golf Company, flustered by the limitations of titanium driver heads, began looking for alternative materials and landed on a gem: carbon fiber.

It is lighter, more flexible, and can nearly match the strength of titanium. TaylorMade Stealth Plus Driver heads feature a new 60X Carbon Twist face which is 40% lighter than an equivalent titanium face, while larger than SIM and SIM2 drivers.

These carbon fiber faces consist of sixty layers of carbon fiber that have been optimized for weight, strength, and energy transfer, to maximize ball speeds.

The driver heads also feature nanotexture technology and are encased by a polyurethane cover. This nanotexture cover fine tunes launch and spin profiles, improving consistency and optimizing performance to extend shot distance, regardless of variation in conditions.

Superior Energy Transfer, Higher Ball Speed

One of the great advantages of carbon fiber as an alternative to titanium is its strength, flexibility, and compressibility. Together, these result in thinner, lighter faces that are able to maximize energy transfer - extending shot distances.

Carbon fiber is also more flexible in terms of weight distribution, which has allowed TaylorMade’s engineers to optimize the weighting and overall profile of the club face for energy transfer.

And, since the overall weight savings of carbon fiber compared to titanium result in a lighter club head, the profile can be expanded; these are larger, lighter driver heads that can support higher swing speeds and additional forgiveness on low face strikes for even better performance.

Aerodynamic Design: Boosting Swing Speed

Leaning heavily on the principles of refined aerodynamic properties, TaylorMade’s engineers have designed TaylorMade’s Stealth Plus Drivers with an “asymmetric inertia generator” that creates a “slippery” fast club head that generates higher speeds, especially on the downswing, resulting in higher clubhead speed right before and at the point of impact.

This design is crucial not only to clubhead speed but also to forgiveness, detailed below.

Controlling Launch, Spin, and Shot Dispersion

The overall design of TaylorMade’s Stealth Plus Driver heads allows additional weighting to be placed at the rear of the club head. This shifts balance to the rear and creates a driver that is, all things considered, more forgiving at and through the point of impact.

These driver heads are more consistent while remaining more forgiving, overall, of mishits than titanium drivers. They offer enhanced MOI ratings, which in turn results in greater forgiveness - and more consistent ball flight.

All told, these driver heads deliver low launch, low spin profiles, and exceptional consistency that equates to greater distances and finer control over shot dispersion and a less frustrating, more enjoyable experience.

Sliding Weight Track and Thru-Slot Speed Pocket

TaylorMade Stealth Plus Driver heads are also made with sliding weight tracks and Thru-Slot Speed Pockets that improve their versatility and allow performance to be matched more closely to the unique needs of each individual golfer.

Thanks to the lighter weight of these driver heads, TaylorMade has been able to include a sliding weight track with a 10g weight. This enables golfers to shift the mass on the sole of the club head to better meet the needs of their swing profile, optimizing total distance and controlling consistency and shot dispersion.

These driver heads also contain a flexible speed pocket design that is engineered to deliver faster ball speeds while simultaneously offering additional forgiveness, particularly on low face strikes.

Acoustic Excellence

Sure, the TaylorMade Stealth Plus Driver can deliver fast ball speeds over a large area and control shot dispersion while improving forgiveness, but what about that “ping.” We all know that half the enjoyment of a satisfying drive is acoustic - the other half is where the ball actually goes.

TaylorMade’s engineers have outdone themselves in this arena as well, optimizing the shape and curvature of these driver heads and buttressing them with internal stiffening ribs so that they produce the optimal sound.

Pairing TaylorMade Stealth Plus Drivers with the Best Golf Shafts

TaylorMade has spared neither resource nor expense to produce these next-level carbonwood drivers; it only makes sense to pair them with golf shafts that will bring out the best in them.

If you’re thinking about updating your golf bag with some new clubs for spring, visit us in our shop in Dallas and work with one of our professional fitters. We’ll talk to you about your goals and abilities, take your measurements and observe your swing before recommending the best golf shafts for your game.

If you have any questions, call us ahead of time at 800-955-9550.