Taylormade Stealth Vs. Ping G425 Hybrid Comparison Overview

Some of you may already be familiar with the Ping G425 hybrid. It debuted over a year ago and was a hit with a broad array of golfers almost immediately. A bit over a year has past since it’s debut in 2021 and in 2022, we have a new generation of hybrids.

The new Stealth lineup from Taylormade has garnered a lot of attention in just a couple of months. When we got our hands on the Stealth hybrid, we couldn’t wait to test it against one of our favorite hybrid clubs: the Ping G425.

Taylormade Stealth Hybrid Overview

Right off the bat, the Taylormade Stealth hybrid club is forgiving.

It is really hard to miss the sweet spot of this club whether you are venturing from the tee or from the fairway. It has a pronounced head size and the V-steel sole is heavy enough to pull the club head down to exactly where it needs to be – especially from the deck.

Naturally, this also gives the Stealth hybrid a high launch. Turf interaction is excellent as well as the V-steel sole panel chops down tall turf like a dream. The only caveat is that you have to have an at least moderate swing speed to wield this club properly.

But if you do, you can use it from the tee or the deck to achieve great distance with minimal draw or fade.

Ping G425 Hybrid Overview

The Ping G425 hybrid is also incredibly versatile as it features an 8-position adjustable loft sleeve.

The G425 also has a slight face curvature (similar to the Stealth) that helps optimize spin and reduce wayward shots. The face is made of maraging steel and there are tungsten weights that bring down the CG of this hybrid.

Compared to the Stealth, the G425 hybrid launches a little low which isn’t a problem if you are trying to stay under trees or you simply prefer a lower trajectory. The G425 provided better spin control as we were able to stay on more greens from 150+ yards out compared to the Stealth hybrid.

After just a couple of sessions with these hybrids it became clear that they are both amazing in their own right. What also became clear is that the Taylormade Stealth hybrid is more for high handicappers while the G425 hybrid would work better for mid handicappers.

Ping G425 Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

The Ping G425 hybrid clubs will help mid and low handicap players reach the pin from a variety of lies.

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.

Ping G425 Hybrid First Impressions

The Ping G425 will impress you with the way it looks right away.

The sleek, matte black design of the head begs to be swung. You come for the looks; but you’ll stay for the feel of the maraging steel face. The Ping G425 is available in 2h-7h.

The Ping G425 hybrid clubs can also be adjusted at the hosel for lie and loft so it’s pretty versatile overall.

The G Hybrid Family

You can also pick up the Ping G410 hybrid which allows for a wide range of loft and lie adjustability thanks to the TrajectoryTuning hosel. It’s also a bit more forgiving than the G425.

Like the Ping G425 hybrid, the Ping G410 hybrid clubs feature tungsten rear weights. However, it places a higher emphasis on perimeter weighting which again, makes them a bit more forgiving than the Ping G425 hybrids. They are available in 2H-6H.

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.

Ping G425 Hybrid Selling Points

  • Face curvature
  • Maraging steel face
  • The face wraps into the crown and sole
  • 3-dot alignment guide
  • Tungsten sole weight
  • Adjustable hosel

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 Ping G425 Hybrid for?

The Ping G425 would be best used by advanced players who are able to hit the green from nearly anywhere on the fairway.

What we really liked about the Ping G425 hybrid clubs was the consistent spin control. If you are able, you can decrease spin on longer approaches and increase on shorter approaches.

If you are looking for some hybrids that will help you reach the pin faster then the Ping G425’s would be a great fit for you.

That all being said, the Ping G425 hybrid is certainly not the most forgiving hybrid club out there.

It would certainly help to practice a bit of honest discernment before you commit to buying the Ping G425 Hybrid as it will surely cause some frustration if you are still floundering in the high handicap range.

Distance: 94/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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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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