Taylormade Stealth HD Vs Wilson Dynapower Irons Comparison Overview
We hear the question a lot from fellow players, “do I really need super game improvement irons?”
Even the definition of super game improvement clubs remains murky. Was it just a marketing ploy that manufacturers came up with to sell irons with rehashed technology?
Or do the features of super game improvement really work to help high handicappers? While the question is still up for debate, we thought we could at least add some more precedence. So we tested a super game improvement set of irons against a regular game improvement set.
Taylormade Stealth HD Irons Overview
“The Taylormade Stealth HD irons are designated as super game improvement irons.”
And to be honest, we can kind of see what they mean. If “super game improvement” compared to regular game improvement means simply that the latter are bigger, then yes, the Stealth HD irons are most definitely super game improvement irons.
One can’t help notice the sole width on these irons. While the face profile is pretty shallow, the soles jut out from behind the head at point of address. As you can imagine, the launch on these irons is pretty ridiculous. It’s high and allows all players to shatter their apex height average.
The great thing about these irons though is that the CG is progressive – it gets higher in the short irons.
Wilson Dynapower Irons Comparison Overview
“The Wilson Dynapower irons are definitely slimmer; but they still have enough offset to look comfortable to high handicappers.”
There is also more mass placed in the toe area to help your mis-hits behave a bit more. Like the Taylormade Stealth HD irons, the Wilson Dynapower have strong lofts but low CG. Overall, the natural launch of the Wilson Dynapower irons is lower than the Stealth HD’s; but better players will be able to work them better.
The Wilson Dynapower irons also have a deeper face profile than the Stealth HD irons. We liked the workability of the Wilson Dynapower irons and the progressive offset. We could definitely see a performance difference between these sets.
“If super game improvement means only useful for 20+ handicappers, then the moniker is fitting. The Stealth HD irons can’t really help anyone under 20 handicap because the launch is not fitting for moderate to fast swing speeds. The Wilson Dynapower irons on the other hand would work for players in the 10-19 handicap range.”
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.
Wilson Dynapower First Impressions
“The Wilson Dynapower irons have a very sleek and clean design which is a welcome site from a lot of the more recent game improvement irons that quite frankly, tend to look too busy.”
Wilson did a good job of not going overboard with the cavity undercut while still making the Dynapower irons forgiving. The blade length is about what you would expect from a GI iron but you get a good amount of up-and-down workability.
And you would think that with a shallower undercut cavity that it would be hard to get air under the ball. However, it would seem that mass was also allocated to the soles of these irons, making it much easier to launch the ball. This is especially helpful around the pin because the grooves in the scoring irons aren’t very aggressive.
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
Wilson Dynapower Iron Selling Points
- Power Hole 3.0 technology for a more forgiving face
- Designed with assistance from AI
- Strong lofts
- Low CG
- Thin face design
- Progressive offset
- Longer, smoother hosel transition
- Good combination of looks and forgiveness
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 Wilson Dynapower Irons for?
“The Wilson Dynapower irons would be a good choice for players in the 10-19 handicap range.”
They offer a good combination of forgiveness and workability. So if you are knocking on the door of a single digit handicap, these irons can get you there. Likewise, if you are trying to get down to the mid teen handicap range, the Wilson Dynapower irons have the forgiveness and distance/accuracy assistance to elevate your game.
One of the best things about these irons is that they will help you straighten out your shot. The face feels hot and very responsive. More mass moved to the toe area also means that many players can gain a few extra yards simply by launching their balls straighter.
Our testing team also mentioned that the Wilson Dynapower irons were great confidence boosters. They have a better look than most modern game improvement irons too. So if you really want to lower your score but are a bit bashful about gaming huge shovels, these irons would be a great choice for you.