Taylormade Stealth HD Vs Cobra Aerojet Irons Comparison Overview
For high handicappers, trouble can come in many forms on the fairway.
Your issue may be that you can’t seem to even stay on the fairway. Maybe you are having trouble getting to the pin on long par 5’s.
Today we will be looking at a couple of iron sets that are certainly made for higher handicap players. However, they are helpful in different ways so we wanted to focus mainly on what kind of player each iron set would be best for.
Taylormade Stealth HD Irons Overview
“The Taylormade Stealth HD irons have enlarged and rounded soles to improve launch angles and help you out of the cabbage.”
The soles will probably be the first thing that any player notices about these irons. They have a sort of stepped rear end that gives them the look of hybrid irons. The soles really do help out in the rough though. Our testers said that the Taylormade Stealth HD irons allowed for easy launch and better contact from the rough.
The spin rates keep the distance at an average rate though. Side spin really dulls the ball speed and the high launch will affect distance for players with faster swing speeds. Overall, if you are looking to get more air under the ball and find yourself in the rough more often than you’d like to admit, the Taylormade Stealth HD irons are a good choice.
Cobra Aerojet Irons Overview
“The Aerojet irons have a more traditional look at address.”
While they are more compact than the Taylormade Stealth HD irons, the sole and toplines are narrower.
The Cobra Aerojet irons feature a suspended weight bar that lowers the CG while at the same time, stiffening the perimeter of the head. They also feature what are essentially variable thickness faces. Our testers said that the Aerojet irons were nearly as forgiving as the Taylormade Stealth HD irons while offering more control and workability.
They have a soft feel and don’t look too intimidating at address. If you want a more controlled launch and better ball speeds, the Aerojet irons would be a good choice.
“We preferred the overall performance of the Cobra Aerojet irons; but we can definitely see how the Taylormade Stealth HD’s would benefit the games of players who have yet to break 100. The Taylormade Stealth HD’s will keep you on the fairway and give you a better chance at par.”
Taylormade Stealth HD Irons – First Impressions
“The first thing that almost all of our testers noticed about these irons was the width of the sole.”
This is what makes these borderline hybrid irons. The sole looks very chunky both in the bag and behind the ball. For high handicappers, this will likely be a welcome sight. You will feel very confident taking a full swing with these irons and likely increase your striking accuracy.
Tayloramde Stealth Iron Family
“For better players looking for a bit more workability, the standard Taylormade Stealth irons would be a solid choice.”
The standard Taylormade Stealth HD irons have a more traditional iron look at address even as they are cavity backs. Mass has been shaved off of the toe area and repositioned in the sole, right under the sweet spot. So you get rewarded more than usual when you pure the ball. The flight is lower compared to the Taylormade Stealth HD irons and so are the spin rates.
The standard Taylormade Stealth irons will definitely feel better for players with faster swing speeds too. They have a neutral flight instead of the internal draw bias of the Taylormade Stealth HD irons. The standard Tayloramde Stealth irons lack the multi-material cavity badge in the back; but they don’t really need it because forgiveness is not the main emphasis of these irons.
Cobra Aerojet Irons – First Impressions
“Right away, we liked the moderate footprint of these irons.”
We could just tell by looking at them out of the packaging that they would suit the needs of a wide variety of everyday golfers. They look forgiving, are forgiving and will provide you the launch angles you need for any kind of lie. Around the pin, you can unleash their full launch potential to nail fast greens. And from distance, the naturally low launch will give you piercing trajectory and ball speed.
The Cobra Iron Family
“The T-rail irons are also a handy choice for high handicappers.”
They sport a hybrid iron design with baffler rails to help you glide through rough turf. These are definitely for players scoring above 100.
Taylormade Stealth HD Irons Selling Points
- Steep launch angles
- Good stopping power
- They play well from the rough
- They will help you correct your slice
- The wide sole looks forgiving behind the ball
- Great for high handicap players looking to increase accuracy
Cobra Aerojet Irons Selling Points
- Moderate sole width
- Great for high handicappers
- They provide enough launch around the pin
- They are forgiving
- They have a smooth feel at impact
Who Are the Taylormade Stealth HD Irons for?
“The Taylormade Stealth HD irons will benefit high handicappers and in particular, high handicappers that need to be able to launch the ball high while keeping it on the fairway.”
If accuracy is your main concern, then the Taylormade Stealth HD irons should definitely be on your radar. If distance is your main concern, you may want to look elsewhere. The distance isn’t the main attraction with these irons. Don’t misunderstand, as we have said the distance our testers were yielding with these irons was considerable – just not anything you would write home about.
Feel & Control: 93/100
Overall Score: 93/100
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Who Are the Cobra Aerojet Irons for?
“The Cobra Aerojet irons would be a great choice for high handicappers looking to score a set that will still be of use to them as they improve.”
While spin control was a bit lacking (especially in the shorter irons), our testers really didn’t care because of how forgiving these irons are. They provide great distance thanks to the naturally strong loft but are tempered nicely by a sizable undercut cavity and moderate soles.
Feel & Control: 95/100