A sister model to the TaylorMade Stealth 2 rescues, the Stealth 2 Plus is also new for 2023 and aimed at better players seeking workability with forgiveness.
The new Stealth 2 Plus hybrids differ from the Stealth and Stealth HB models thanks to a more refined and compact Tour-inspired shape to provide more shot making and workable options in the bag.
We take a look at the changes made to the Stealth 2 model, what you can expect if adding them to the bag and if they are worth upgrading to from the original Stealth rescues.
What TaylorMade says about the Stealth 2 Plus Rescues:
“A refined shape inspired by Tour and preferred by better players lends itself to enhanced shot making. The compact design offers control and workability similar to irons with the added forgiveness of a Rescue.
“Variable face thickness engineered to maximize ball speed across the face while maintaining conformance and improving durability in each individual hybrid.
“This iconic TaylorMade technology stays true to its heritage by improving turf interaction and versatility.
“High-strength C300 steel allows for a strong, fast face engineered for explosive ball speeds. The proven Twist Face® design helps golfers overcome inherent mis-hit tendencies for straighter shots.
“Flexible Speed Pocket design is engineered to maximize ball speeds and produce additional forgiveness on low-face strikes and Low Spin/Player.”
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Hybrids Specs & Design
The Stealth 2 rescues are the successor to the Stealth Plus hybrids with TaylorMade making tweaks to improve the workability, shot shaping options and the forgiveness too.
The carbon construction remains the key element to the Stealth 2 rescues to create an incredibly light rescue, with the crown now a more refined shape in the latest design.
Weight has been saved further to allow the CG to move lower than the Stealth for an improved launch angle and reduced spin rates off the face.
The Stealth 2 hybrid also now features a mass pad of weight positioned at the rear of the club head to increase the MOI in the model and add more forgiveness.
The ball flight is honed further thanks the the heavy V steel sole design remaining on the sole of the club.
The hybrids once again feature a high strength C300 steel Twist Face Technology face, the Thru-Slot Speed Pocket behind the face and tweaked Inverted Cone Technology for more speed from across the face.
The Stealth 2 Plus’ are available in 2-hybrid (17 degrees), 3-hybrid (19.5 degrees) and 4-hybrid (22 degrees) with plus or minus 1.5 degrees of adjustability available from the hosel.
Verdict: Are TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Rescues any good?
TaylorMade have overhauled the Stealth rescues, but instead have made well-thought out tweaks to the design of the Stealth 2 Plus.
You get a more compact clubhead and shape, new and improved technology to make the face more forgiving and faster and the ability to shape balls more effectively.
The Stealth 2 provide more options in terms of lofts, but the Plus model is the ideal choice for lower-handicap golfers looking for workability in their long game.
What is the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus rescues release date?
The new hybrids were unveiled in January 2023 and will go on general sale in February.
How much does the TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Rescues cost?
The TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus Rescue Hybrid currently retails at $300 / £230.
What are the TaylorMade Stealth 2 hybrids specs?
The Stealth 2 Plus rescues are available in 2-hybrid (17 degrees), 3-hybrid (19.5 degrees) and 4-hybrid (22 degrees) with plus or minus 1.5 degrees of adjustability available from the hosel.
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