Callaway Big Bertha Vs. Taylormade Stealth Irons Comparison Overview
It’s tough being the new kid on the block. All the neighborhood kids are apprehensive to play with you because they don’t know what you’re like. This is an apt analogy for new golf clubs. Without experience, it can be hard for golfers to warm up to new sets.
The Taylormade Stealth irons launched this year and we wanted to help introduce them to the world. To do so, we compared them against a tried and true set of game improvement irons: the Callaway Big Bertha’s.
Callaway Big Bertha Irons Overview
The first thing you will notice about the Big Bertha irons is the prominent sole and visible tungsten weight.
We won’t lie, these things look pretty big at point of address. But for the high handicappers in our test group, this was certainly a plus. The Big Bertha irons inspire confidence at point of address and launch the ball like you wouldn’t believe.
The pronounced offset will also help newbies who are struggling to overcome their shot biases. This is a great set for anyone struggling with a slice or any beginner looking for max launch and distance. The Big Bertha’s also do a decent job of cutting through the rough and providing adequate forgiveness.
Taylormade Stealth Irons Overview
The Taylormade Stealth irons are much lighter and nimbler than the Callaway Big Bertha’s.
While we would certainly still classify them as game-improvement irons, it’s clear that they have a bit more performance to offer mid handicappers than the Big Bertha irons. For starters, the smaller head profile makes them more workable from 7 iron to the 9.
Secondly, they sport and almost muscle back design but in reality, it’s just a rear badge that fills in most of the rear cavity. That all being said, the Taylormade Stealth irons yielded impressive launch angles that kept up with the Big Bertha’s.
The Taylormade Stealth irons had almost no chance of keeping up with the Big Bertha’s in terms of distance though. The 4 iron of the Taylormade Stealth set was yielding max distances of 185 yards compared to 192 yards with the Big Bertha 4 iron.
The Taylormade Stealth irons have the launch and workability to be useful for intermediate players. However, if you are looking for a pure set of game-improvement irons, the Big Bertha’s are still the better choice.