Taylormade Stealth Vs Titleist TSi2 Driver Comparison Overview
Remember when titanium was the most premium face material you could get in a driver?
Those days are gone. Now golfers have to choose between advanced face materials and the choices can be confusing.
On the one hand you have the new Taylormade Stealth drivers. Taylormade is hoping that their new carbon fiber face design will be the future of drivers.
On the other hand, you have the Titleist TSi2 which employs an aerospace-grade titanium face. Which one is better overall? We tested both these drivers to find out.
Titleist Tsi2 Driver Overview
“Aside from the aerospace-grade titanium face, the Titleist TSi2 also features an adjustable hosel.”
The Titleist TSi2 driver also features a 460cc head and a deep face profile. The design of the face was intended to improve spin dynamics just above and below the sweet spot.
What you really end up with though is a surprisingly forgiving Titleist driver.
Most of our testers noticed an every so slight increase in club head speed as well.
The Titleist TSi2 driver was aerodynamically designed to achieve faster club head speeds; but the improvement is marginal at best.
Our testers were also averaging a distance of 290.2 yards with the Titleist TSi2 after three swings apiece.
Definitely not the best distance; but still very impressive overall. Helping to keep the overall weight of the club down is a thin titanium crown.
Taylormade Stealth Driver Overview
“The standard Taylormade Stealth driver lacks a sliding track weight; but it still offers incredible forgiveness and a truly unique feel.”
The Taylormade Stealth driver features 60 thin layers of carbon fiber on the face, wrapped with a polyurethane cover. The resulting effect is acute spin control whether you hit low or high on the face.
Spin rates were kept well under the 2500 ROM mark for most of our testers which is a good sign considering that some of our testers are high handicap players.
The Stealth driver also features the asymmetric inertia generator sole panel which helps increase your swing speed – a bit more effective than the aerodynamic head design of the Titleist TSi2 driver.
“While we would still be reluctant to say that carbon fiber is a better face material than titanium, the Taylormade Stealth is certainly better than the Titleist TSi2 at keeping spin rates low, increasing club head speed and producing more distance.”
Taylormade Stealth Driver
In 20 Words Or Less
The Taylormade Stealth is one of the most unique and impressive drivers of 2022 so far.
In 20 Words or Less
The Tsi2 marries the amazing feel of a premium tour-grade driver with the forgiveness features of an entry-level driver.
Taylormade Stealth Driver – First Impressions
The Taylormade Stealth driver was impressive in almost every respect but we were really interested in testing our first carbon-faced driver.
For the most part, we weren’t disappointed. While it became clear fairly early on that the Taylormade Stealth driver was more for mid to low handicap players, it was awesome to experience something so fresh, new and most importantly, effective.
As you may expect from a Taylormade driver, the Taylormade Stealth features the famed speed pocket and a redesigned inertia generator that was upping the swing speeds of even our higher handicap testers (by 2-3 MPH).
The Stealth Family
The Stealth family includes the Stealth Plus and the Stealth HD drivers. The Stealth Plus is the only one in the line that features a sliding rear weight while the Stealth HD is the only one with internal draw bias.
Titleist Tsi2 First Impressions
At first, the Titleist Tsi2 doesn’t look like much. But it’s a driver that has to be swung to be believed.
One of the things that really helps bump this driver up a few points is the adjustable hosel.
It is no secret in the golf world that the majority of tour pros that aren’t sponsored are using Titleist and it is the majority of the winners too.
The Tsi2 provides an excellent blend of forgiveness, feel and distance to take your game to the next level.
This customization of loft and lie angles adds instant value to this driver.
However, it’s the feel of this driver at impact that really steals the show.
The Tsi Family
The Titleist Tsi2 is the most ofrgiving driver in the Tsi fanily which also includes the Tsi1, Tsi3 and Tsi4. The Tsi4 is for lower handicap players and features a 425cc head.
The Tsi3 would be best for mid to low handicap players and the Tsi1 is a lightweight version but produces considerable spin off the tee.
Taylormade Stealth Selling Points
- Carbon face
- Inertia generator
- Extreme rear weighting
- Adjustable hosel
Titleist Tsi2 Selling Points
- Aerospace grade titanium
- Vertical MOI enhancements
- Adjustable hosel
- 460cc head
- Aerodynamic head shape
Who is the Taylormade Stealth Driver for?
This driver would be amazing for any fast swing speed player looking for maximum distance.
The Taylormade Stealth took everything great about the SIM driver and amplified it by giving it a more reactive face.
Taylormade Stealth Drivers
The Standard Stealth driver is joined by the Stealth Plus and the Stealth HD drivers. The Stealth Plus is the only one in the family with a sliding rear weight while the Stealth HD is the only one with draw bias.
Feel & Control: 95/100
Overall Score: 95/100
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Titleist Tsi2 – Who is it for?
The Titleist Tsi2 would be best for low to mid handicappers who want a great-feeling driver.
While some workability is lost in the architecture of the face and size of the head, there’s no denying the awesome feel and reaction of the face.
The forgiveness is there too. You will find that the Tsi2 will still yield impressive distance on shots around the sweet spot.
All of the drivers in the Tsi family feature the same aerospace-grade titanium face construction.
However, the Tsi2 is probably the most congenial for beginners and high handicappers.
Feel & Control: 93/100
Overall Rating: 94/100