Taylormade SIM2 Vs. Taylormade Stealth Hybrid Comparison Overview

While the Taylormade SIM2 and Stealth hybrids have a lot in common in terms of features, there is a sizable gap between them in terms of performance. The Stealth hybrid is the literal and spiritual successor to the SIM2 hybrids.

The Stealth hybrid was released a year after the SIM2 and on paper, not a lot has changed in just a year. But the specs belie the design differences. Find out what the key differences are between these 2 seemingly similar hybrids in the following article.

Taylormade SIM2 Hybrid Overview

What struck us the most about the SIM2 hybrid was that in terms of workability, it is much more akin to an iron.

It even has a more compact head shape than the Stealth hybrid so right off the bat, there is a bit more lateral workability. The SIM2 also gives a mid launch trajectory which will surely be a boon to mid to low handicappers looking to hold onto more greens from long approaches.

The C300 steel face also gives a clean, solid feel at impact. The feedback on this club is great whether you are playing from the deck or the tee. The SIM2, like the Stealth, sports a V-steel sole; but for whatever reason was actually not as viable from the rough as the Stealth.

Taylormade Stealth Hybrid Overview

The Taylormade Stealth hybrid produces a higher launch than the SIM2 and what Taylormade calls their most flexible Speed Pocket ever.

On top of all that, the head profile is larger on the Stealth hybrid. The Speed Pocket increases forgiveness and ball speed on errant shots and the high launch will certainly benefit players who struggle getting the ball airborne from a variety of lies.

Starting to get the picture? The Stealth hybrid (at least the standard Stealth) was clearly made with higher handicappers in mind. Lateral workability is compromised while more of an emphasis is placed on increasing ball speed.

That all being said, this is an excellent hybrid for high handicappers. It’s long so you can play it from the tee and should you find yourself in the rough, the V-Steel sole (we assume it’s just heavier than that of the SIM2) will bail you out.

Both of these clubs have something to offer – just to different kinds of players. The SIM2 is more for mid handicappers while the Stealth would be great for beginners.

Taylormade SIM2 Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

A very long and forgiving hybrid club that will help correct errant shots – great for beginners.

Taylormade Stealth Hybrid

In 20 Words or Less

The name says it all, this club is a beast. The club slides so easily through the turf.

Taylormade SIM2 Hybrid First Impressions

The first thing you will notice is how naturally the CG pulls your swing down.

Overall this was a very comfortable hybrid club to swing. It comes in hybrids 3-7  so you get a nice range depending on what your game needs.

And of course, you will surely be impressed by the distance of this hybrid club even if you are a high-handicapper. While we would say that it’s not quite suitable for use off the tee, it sure is close.

The SIM2 Hybrid Family

Included in the SIM2 line is the SIM2 Max. If you think the SIM2 was forgiving, wait until you try the SIM2 Max. It has a larger footprint and sweet spot and yields the same impressive distance with the same shot-corrective face curvature.

Another asset of note with the SIM2 Max Hybrid is that it performs better off the tee.

We usually don’t use hybrids off the tee but the Taylormade SIM2 MAX 3H was providing comparable distance off the tee to our drivers.

Taylormade Stealth Hybrid First Impressions

The first thing you notice is how square the club sits when you put it behind the ball.

TaylorMade has been able to make the Stealth Rescue sit unbelievably well behind the ball, this gives you confidence from the outset.

One thing is for sure, the V Steel technology works like a charm, the club slides through the turf in any lie, from the fairway to the rough, the TaylorMade Stealth has you covered.

The way TaylorMade positioned the weight throughout the head makes it incredibly easy to launch and very forgiving. This gives you the ability to stop the ball on the green easier than ever.

The TaylorMade Stealth Hybrid Family

TaylorMade only has one additional Hybrid in this family, they call it the Stealth Plus.

This Hybrid is going to feature a more player/iron looking shape. It is definitely for the mid to low handicap golfer, as it has a mid to low launch and spin profile.

The big benefit is that it has an adjustable loft sleeve, this allows you to play with the face angle and loft, to really get your desired shape and distance dialed in.

Taylormade SIM2 Hybrid Selling Points

  • Twist face technology
  • C300 steel face
  • Speed Pocket
  • V Steel sole panel
  • Fujikura Ventus Blue shaft
  • Shallow face profile

TaylorMade Stealth Hybrid Selling Points

  • V Steel sole helps with turf interaction
  • Tungsten weighting helps with launch
  • Incredibly easy to stop on greens
  • Extremely forgiving

Who is the Taylormade SIM2 Hybrid for?

The Taylormade SIM2 Hybrid would be a great fit for anyone who could use a significant distance boost from the deck.

One of the most impressive things about the Taylormade SIM2 hybrid clubs is that it produces good distance even if you are in the rough.

The Taylormade SIM2 Hybrid will also be a great choice for anyone looking for a hybrid with good forgiveness.

However, if you really need to emphasize forgiveness with your hybrids, you may actually want to look into the Taylormade SIM2 Max hybrid clubs.

Distance: 95/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Accuracy: 91/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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Who is the Taylormade Stealth Hybrid for?

The TaylorMade Stealth Hybrid is aimed at your mid to high handicap player, the distance and forgiveness will benefit you tremendously.

It has a slight draw bias, so if you are a lower handicap or someone that doesn’t struggle drawing the ball, we suggest trying this club out before you purchase it.

The V Steel technology is a game changer, as a high handicap player, consistently striking the ball is always an issue, the V Steel sole helps with turf interaction, giving you a more consistent distance and ball flight.

Distance: 95/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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