Callaway Mavrik Vs. Taylormade Stealth Irons Comparison Overview
If you have shopped for game improvement irons in 2022 then you have probably come across the Taylormade Stealth irons. The Stealth irons are Taylormade’s latest entry into their own illustrious line of game-improvement irons.
In the course of shopping, you have probably wondered if you need to spend so much money on a new set of irons. What about older sets that are more affordable? How do they stack up against the latest clubs? To help you find out, we compared the Taylormade Stealth irons to the Callaway Mavriks.
Callaway Mavrik Irons Overview
The Mavrik’s sole focus is ball speed. While the size of the head naturally lends itself to forgiveness, this is really more of an afterthought.
Forgiveness takes a backseat to ball speed in the Callaway Mavrik irons. The Flash Face technology used to make these irons emphasizes the preservation of swing energy for maximum ball speed. So how long are these irons?
Using the 4 iron in this set, our testers were able to achieve a maximum distance of 189 yards. This sounds pretty impressive and it is – just keep in mind that the slower swing speed testers in our group were averaging max distances of about 10 yards fewer with the same club.
Launch was also pretty impressive with these irons. They did a greatj ob of stopping dead even on fast greens.
Taylormade Stealth Irons Overview
The latest offering from Taylormade sees the company take new steps in the same direction.
While the redefined Cap Back design that blends in with the toe marks a new innovation for Taylormade, the purpose is the same as past irons: increase forgiveness. The Taylormade Stealth irons are game-improvement irons that like the Mavrik’s provide easy launch.
Surprisingly, this means slightly above average short-game performance when compared to most game-improvement irons. But the Taylormade Stealth irons underperformed in one of the most important arenas for game-improvement irons: distance.
On average, the 4 iron of the Taylormade Stealth set was 9 yards shorter than the same club from the Mavrik set. While the Taylormade Stealth irons are certainly more workable, the Mavrik irons were also more forgiving.
At about $200 cheaper than the Taylormade Stealth irons, the Callaway Mavrik irons are the better buy if you are in the market for a true set of game-improvement irons. Better players may actually benefit more from the Taylormade Stealth irons though.