Callaway Big Bertha BB23 Irons Vs Taylormade Stealth HD Irons Comparison Overview

Callaway Big Bertha BB23 Irons Vs Taylormade Stealth HD Irons

Callaway has finally given us a new line of Big Bertha irons that promise to be the most forgiving and easiest to hit of any BB irons that came before them.

With these loft promises, we really wanted to put the new Callaway Big Bertha BB23 irons through their paces.

So we decided to test them against another set of modern game improvement irons: the Taylormade Stealth HD irons.

How do these sets compare and which one is better overall? Let’s talk about it.

Callaway Big Bertha BB23 Irons Overview

“The Callaway Big Bertha BB23 irons feature tungsten weighting and large soles to help promote high launch.”

We were surprised to see that these are relatively strong-lofted irons given the fact that they are clearly game improvement irons.

The 9-iron in this set checks in at 36.5° so while the huge soles make it easy to launch these irons, they don’t balloon out of control.

The toplines are also thick. To be honest, these almost look like hybrids at address. And like hybrids, the Callaway Big Bertha BB23 irons produce effortless launch and very impressive distance.

Your ball will still have a go at your target when you mis-hit so they are also incredibly forgiving.

The sound and feel are a bit muted; but that’s only to be expected with irons of such a substantial footprint.

Taylormade Stealth HD Irons Overview

“The Taylormade Stealth HD irons feature progressive CG that shifts higher as you work your way up to the short irons.”

Compared to the Callaway Big Bertha BB23 irons, the short irons in the Stealth HD set give you more control over launch and distance.

The Stealth HD irons also have a shallower face which allows for a more expansive sweet spot from side-to-side.

At address though, the Stealth HD and Callaway Big Bertha BB23 irons have a very similar look: both have thick toplines and wide soles.

But the long irons in the Stealth HD set have noticeable draw bias.

“We liked the overall control and accuracy of the Taylormade Stealth HD irons and we think they would be better for players who struggle against a slice.

But the Callaway Big Bertha BB23 irons are better for pure beginners because they are slightly more forgiving and won’t require you to adjust your face angle if you already tend to hit draws.”

Big Bertha BB23 Irons – First Impressions

These irons look really nice in the bag, the blue has been removed from the 21 version and the super forgivness features have been camoflaged to ensure that these irons look super slick in your bag.

These irons have longer blades, a thicker top line, a chunkier sole, and more offset to ensure that you get maximum forgiveness, distance, launch, and consistency from your clubs. These are perfect for beginners, high handicappers, slow swing speeds, and any golfer who is very inconsistent with they shots.

Slower swing speeds will get the launch and distance they want, due to light weight and ultra-low CG. Players that hit the ball all over the face will get that much-needed consistency in their ball flight.

Each iron is specially designed by A.I. and are progressive. The longer irons get good distance and the short irons have good stopping power on the greens.

Urethance Micropshers sit behind the 450 stainless steel face which gives super ball speeds for such a chunky iron while the sound and feel are also right up there with the best in the game improvement category.

Overall a great iron for anybody who wants ultimate forgiveness while sacrificing some distance and workability. It’s all about trade-offs in the Iron selection.

With the premium price point, we wouldn’t be rushing out to get these irons unless you are due an upgrade and they are the best clubs for you after fitting.

The hollow body players distance iron market is quite competitive.

Taylormade Stealth HD Irons – First Impressions

“The first thing that almost all of our testers noticed about these irons was the width of the sole.”

This is what makes these borderline hybrid irons. The sole looks very chunky both in the bag and behind the ball. For high handicappers, this will likely be a welcome sight. You will feel very confident taking a full swing with these irons and likely increase your striking accuracy.

Tayloramde Stealth Iron Family

“For better players looking for a bit more workability, the standard Taylormade Stealth irons would be a solid choice.”

The standard Taylormade Stealth HD irons have a more traditional iron look at address even as they are cavity backs. Mass has been shaved off of the toe area and repositioned in the sole, right under the sweet spot. So you get rewarded more than usual when you pure the ball. The flight is lower compared to the Taylormade Stealth HD irons and so are the spin rates.

The standard Taylormade Stealth irons will definitely feel better for players with faster swing speeds too. They have a neutral flight instead of the internal draw bias of the Taylormade Stealth HD irons. The standard Tayloramde Stealth irons lack the multi-material cavity badge in the back; but they don’t really need it because forgiveness is not the main emphasis of these irons.

Big Bertha BB23 – Selling Points

  • Amazing Looks
  • Ultimate Forgiveness
  • Easy Launching
  • Longer Soles, Thicker Top Line, Chunkier Sole
  • A.i Designed
  • Progressive Irons
  • Sound And Feel Excellent

Taylormade Stealth HD Irons Selling Points

  • Steep launch angles
  • Good stopping power
  • They play well from the rough
  • They will help you correct your slice
  • The wide sole looks forgiving behind the ball
  • Great for high handicap players looking to increase accuracy

Who Are The Big Bertha BB23 Irons For?

The BB23’s are for beginners, high handicappers, slower swing speeds and players that are inconsistent with their irons.

You can really make every shot your best shot with these irons and it will come as a relief to many beginners when they find a club that is perfectly tailored to their game.

Distance: 92/100

Accuracy: 98/100

Forgiveness: 98/100

Feel And Control: 88/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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Who Are the Taylormade Stealth HD Irons for?

“The Taylormade Stealth HD irons will benefit high handicappers and in particular, high handicappers that need to be able to launch the ball high while keeping it on the fairway.”

If accuracy is your main concern, then the Taylormade Stealth HD irons should definitely be on your radar. If distance is your main concern, you may want to look elsewhere. The distance isn’t the main attraction with these irons. Don’t misunderstand, as we have said the distance our testers were yielding with these irons was considerable – just not anything you would write home about.

Distance: 93/100

Workability: 90/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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