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