Ping G410 Vs. Taylormade Stealth Irons Comparison Overview

If you’re looking for a set of irons that can help you lower your handicap, we have an interesting comparison article for you. In particular, the Taylormade Stealth and the Ping G410 irons are great for anyone looking to break into low handicap territory from the mid handicap neighborhood.

But which one would benefit you the most? That will depend on the particulars of your game but to help you sort it all out, we tested these two iron sets against each other and composed the following comparison overview.

Ping G410 Irons Overview

Ping did their best to pack a bunch of forgiveness features into an iron with a surprisingly small head.

Surprising because these are technically game-improvement irons. When we first tested them out though, our higher handicap players were very wary. They don’t inspire a lot of confidence in the mind of a high handicapper at point of address but bear with these irons.

We did and found that they were remarkably forgiving. Despite minimal offset and short blades, the Pig G410 irons produce extremely high MOI thanks to a tungsten toe screw and weight it the shaft tip. The result is a remarkably balanced iron that promotes ball speed across almost the entire face.

More of the face of the Ping G410 irons flexes too – even compared to the Taylormade Stealth irons. Overall the Ping G410 irons were more forgiving; but that’s pretty much the only advantage they hold over the Taylormade Stealth irons.

Taylormade Stealth Irons Overview

The Taylormade Stealth irons aren’t as forgiving as the Ping G410’s but have other benefits.

For instance, the Taylormade Stealth irons produced better launch angles throughout almost the entire set; but most markedly in irons 7-9. This made sticking to fast greens much easier. The long irons in the Taylormade Stealth set also played slightly longer than the G410’s.

The long irons in the Ping G410 set were more workable than those of the Taylormade Stealth set; but the shorter irons in the Taylormade Stealth set provided much better spin control and consistency. Overall the Taylormade Stealth irons were surprisingly accurate on short approaches.

If your game could benefit most from added forgiveness and higher MOI, the Ping G410 irons would be best for you. If however you need to prioritize short-game accuracy and long-game distance, we would recommend the Taylormade Stealth irons.

Ping G410’s Irons

Category – Game Improvement/Players Distance Irons

Taylormade Stealth Irons

Category: Game Improvement Irons

Ping G410 – First Impressions

The first thing you are going to notice about the G410 irons is that they are much more attractive looking than the G410’s

The tingsten weighting in the club head and hosel have lowered the COG of the irons and survived to the G425’s as well.

The clubs are less offset and slight smaller headed than the G410’s and the undercut top line offers good turf interaction to turn the heads of the better players.

The clubs also introduced variable face thickness and a flexible hinge for forgiveness on off center hits.

The clubs offer forgiveness, distance and consistency to high and mid handicap players.

An ode to these clubs is that the G425’s are not that much better at all.

Taylormade Stealth First Impressions

The Taylormade Stealth irons have a striking design that we didn’t really know what to make of at first.

These are some of the most uniquely designed game improvement irons we ever tested. The cap back system that wraps around the rear toe area looks striking but it didn’t make sense to us at first.

Then we started playing with this set. One of the first things we noticed was that even with the 4 iron, it was very easy to find the sweet spot. The offset helps yes, but more than anything, that extra mass in the sole beneath the sweet spot helps to square up.

It’s like a giant target for your alignment. And since the face was designed to flex to a ridiculous degree, you don’t need a fast swing speed to get decent distance out of these irons.

With the 5 iron in the Taylormade Stealth set, our testers were able to establish an average distance of 161 yards. Of course, as game improvement irons, they suffer from the typical short-game pitfalls.

With the shorter irons, spin is very hard to control. Roll distance was a problem on short approaches and if you are playing a particularly fast green, you will need to rely on your wedges for longer shots.

G410 Irons – Selling Points

  • 2 Tungsten Weights For Low COG
  • Co Molded Cavity Badge For No Vibrations
  • Lots Of Loft In The Clubs
  • Flexible Hinge And Variable Face Thickness
  • Forgiving And Consistent

Taylormade Stealth Selling Points

  • They have an innovative cap back design
  • They do work to soften harsh vibration to a moderate degree
  • Reduced toe mass
  • Increased sole mass under the center of the face
  • They feature Taylormade’s inverted Cone Technology (ICT)
  • 450 stainless steel face

Who Are The G410 Irons For

The Ping G410 Irons are made for high handicappers and improving players. The wide sole, generous lofts and low COG make these irons easy to hit and get into the air.

These irons are also going to be generating impressive distance and consistency.

Ping G Family Of Irons

As always, these ping game improvement irons build on the success of the G400’s and improve the looks and add some workabilty for better players and mid handicappers.

They’ve followed by the G425 irons which are more compact and more beginner friendly.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 90/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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Who are the Taylormade Stealth Irons for?

The Taylormade Stealth irons would primarily benefit high handicap players who are struggling chiefly with distance.

While they offer a moderate degree of forgiveness, it’s clear after testing these irons that most of the R&D went into improving ball speed and distance for players with slower swing speeds.

Most of the testers in our party with swing speeds under 90MPH were keeping up remarkably well with testers with faster swing speeds. Just don’t expect impeccable feel from these irons.

While Taylormade claims that the polymer cap back material gives these irons a “forged feel” we would classify this as a dubious claim at best. At the end of the day, there is simply no mistaking a forged iron and these are not forged irons.

The Taylormade Iron Family

While the Stealth irons are a stand-alone class, Taylormade makes a ton of iron sets. One of the most notable for beginners and high handicappers is the SIM2 Max irons that sport an oversized face profile so that it’s much easier to nail the sweet spot.

The SIM2 Max irons also feature the predecessor to the cap back system, the Speed Bridge. The Speed Bridge is a rear brace that connects the crown and sole, allowing the face to be disconnected from the body just like the Taylormade Stealth irons.

The result is the same: higher degree of flex and ball speed. However, the SIM2 Max irons will do more for you if you are struggling with iron accuracy. They offer comparable distance to the Taylormade Stealth irons; but with a higher emphasis on forgiveness.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Feel & Control: 89/100

Overall Score: 92/100

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