Titleist TSR2 Vs Taylormade Stealth 2 Hybrid

Titleist TSR2 Vs Taylormade Stealth 2 Hybrid

Today we will be looking at the differences between the Titleist TSR2 and Stealth 2 hybrids.

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid Overview

“The TSR2 features sole relief pockets, adjustable hosel and a low CG.”

The TSR2 certainly looks more like a fairway wood than it does a hybrid. It has a nice, inviting rounded profile.

It’s also very forgiving from heel to toe and it helped eliminate my leftward bias.

The flight is high which makes for soft landings. The Titleist TSR2 costs $300.

Taylormade Stealth 2 Hybrid Overview

“The Stealth 2 has the Speed Pocket, twist face technology and inverted cone technology.”

It looks a bit more iron-like than the TSR2 but still gives you plenty of sweet spot to work with.

The Stealth 2 was more forgiving on low-face mis-hits; but didn’t jell very well with my shallow angle of attack.

And in terms of distance, the Titleist TSR2 played longer because the Stealth 2 produces aggressive spin. The Stealth 2 costs $250.

“If you tend to miss left and have a shallow angle of attack, you will likely fare better with the Titleist TSR2.But if you tend to hit the ball thin you may want to check out the Stealth 2 hybrid.”

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid

In 20 Words or Less

“The Titleist TSR2 offers a good combination of shot shapeability and forgiveness with the added bonus of smooth turf interaction.”

Taylormade Stealth 2 Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

“The Taylormade Stealth 2 Hybrid is a winning tandem of versatility and workability. Great for all kinds of players.”

Titleist TSR2 Hybrid First Impressions

“My first thought about the Titleist TSR2 hybrid was that it looked really clean.”

As usual, Titleist kept the design of the crown neat and tidy. All you see is a pleasing spherical shape and a single alignment marker. I also liked the rounded shape that leans towards a fairway wood aesthetic.

The Titleist TSR Hybrid Family

If you’re looking for more of a player’s look and more adjustability, check out the Titleist TSR3. The Titleist TSR3 is the only hybrid in the TSR line to feature an adjustable CG weight.

A single weight can be positioned to achieve a neutral, heel, toe, extreme heel or extreme toe center of gravity. The Titleist TSR3 also features the same adjustable hosel as the Titleist TSR2.

Compared to the TSR1 and TSR2 hybrids, the TSR3 has a more compact head shape. It doesn’t extend as far as the Titleist TSR2 so you get more of a large iron profile than a fairway wood profile.

As a result, the Titleist TSR3 is the most workable hybrid in the TSR family. I would definitely recommend it to mid and low handicappers.

Taylormade Stealth 2 Hybrid – First Impressions

“At first, we believed that the Taylormade Stealth 2 hybrid was a pure GI club.”

But its workability and versatility quickly impressed us. It’s not the longest hybrid on the market; but it makes up for it with accuracy.

Taylormade Stealth 2 Hybrid Family

“The Stealth 2 Plus and Stealth 2 HD hybrids are also available for more specific needs.”

The HD version will help correct a slice while the Stealth 2 Plus is a better option for low handicap players seeking lower flight and spin.

Titleist TSR2 Selling Points

  • Adjustable hosel
  • Extended sweet spot
  • Recessed sole relief pockets
  • Long blade length
  • Low CG

Taylormade Stealth 2 Hybrid Selling Points

  • Inverted cone technology
  • V-Steel sole panel
  • Great from the rough
  • Viable from the tee
  • Very forgiving

Who is the Titleist TSR2 Hybrid for?

“Despite my preconceptions, testing the Titleist TSR2 hybrid proved that it is indeed a good club for high handicappers.”

I would say that as long as you’re in the 17-25 handicap range, you will get along well with this hybrid. I really liked that it covered up toe-side mis-hits which is probably the most common type of mis-hit for high handicappers.

The Titleist TSR2 hybrid is also easy to launch. I was achieving steep launch angles and correspondingly steep descent angles. As a result, I was able to stop the ball better on or at least near my target.

So if you are looking for a hybrid that will not only provide adequate forgiveness but  make you a better pin-hunter, the Titleist TSR2 would be a solid choice.

Distance: 96/100

Feel & Control: 95/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 96/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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Who is the Taylormade Stealth 2 Hybrid for?

“The Taylormade Stealth 2 hybrid is sure to suit the needs of many kinds of players.”

We were a little disappointed with the spin rates and the high launch compared to the Stealth 2 Plus hybrid. But the standard Taylormade Stealth 2 hybrid definitely checks more boxes. While it isn’t as long as the “Plus” version, it is playable for more types of golfers.

It is truly a rescue club from the rough and it will allow skilled players to actually attack the pin from tight lies. It feels and sounds nice when you pure the ball and you don’t lose much ball speed when you mis-hit.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 97/100

Feel & Control: 96/100

Overall Score: 96/100

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