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By Jamie Boudreaux
Last Update: August 18, 2022  

Which set belongs in your bag?

Ping G425 Irons at the range
Taylormade Stealth Irons in Golfer Geeks' Bag

Thanks for checking out Golfer Geeks' comparison of Ping G425 irons vs Taylormade Stealth irons.

I'm an avid golfer, a 9.2 7 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.  

I tested the G425 and Stealth irons on the range and on the course.

Summary: The G425s are the gold standard for game improvement irons I've tested in 2022, and Stealth irons are right behind them. Feel great - launch great - carry great. Very forgiving too. I wouldn't kick Stealth irons out of the bed...unless the G425s showed up at the door. 

In this comparison of the Ping G425 irons and Taylormade Stealth irons, I discuss my experience with the clubs, unique features and benefits, and my pick for which iron set I'd buy.

Editor's Pick
Golfer Geeks Approved
5.0
4.7
Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • Soft feel
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Elevates ball easily
  • Easy to hit
Cons:
  • Nothing - you need to try them
Cons:
  • Not the best looking
Description:

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Editor's Pick
5.0
Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • Soft feel
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Cons:
  • Nothing - you need to try them
Description:

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Golfer Geeks Approved
4.7
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Elevates ball easily
  • Easy to hit
Cons:
  • Not the best looking
Description:

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Ping G425 Irons

Ping G425 Mid Handicap Irons

Set Tested - 4-PW Iron Set Men Right Hand, Black Dot Standard

Shaft: Ping AWT 2.0 Steel Stiff Flex

Ping G425 Iron Specs

The G425 irons are Ping's flagship game improvement irons. And, for good reason. They don't miss a beat in any game improvement category.

They help with poor contact, they help with distance, they help with ball launch, they help with accuracy. They do it all and you can still play shots with them if you've got the chops.   

You need to at least give the G425s a try if you're in the market for game improvement irons

Taylormade Stealth Irons 

Taylormade Stealth Iron at the range

Set Tested - 4-PW, AW Iron Set Men Right Hand
Shaft: FST KBS Max MT 85 Steel Stiff Flex

Taylormade Stealth Iron Specs

Stealth irons have replaced the SIM2 irons from last year and are Taylormade's only game improvement iron option. Though, TM hasn't sold out of their inventory of SIM2s just yet. 

Stealth irons are a solid alternative to the G425s. Head size is similar. Playing characteristics are similar. Price is similar too. 

Testing the G425 & Stealth Irons

Golfer Geek & Ping G425 Irons Follow Through Splendor

G425s

  • 2 Range sessions: I was testing the G410s at the same time and probably hit around a bucket or a little less with each.  
  • 1 Round of golf: I thoroughly enjoyed my round with the G425s. My ball striking was good to go and the G425s were a dream to hit

It's not often I get to play a round with test clubs where my swing is "on". This was such a case. Learned everything I needed to know pretty quickly. 

Stealths

  • 2 Range Sessions: Didn't have my best stuff. But, managed to get through the bag and hit a few solid and semi-solid shots. Enough to form an impression.
  • 1 Rounds of Golf: Same as above. Brought my C-game to the round, but managed to be at least around the green for most of the time.  

My Impressions of G425s & Stealth irons

Golfer Geek & Taylormade Stealth Iron Immediate Post Impact

The G425s are a dream to hit and play. The feel is exceptional for a game improvement iron. Extremely playable and easy to hit great looking shots.

Stealth irons performed well in their own right. They lack just a touch in the feel category compared to the G425s. I can't ding them too much on performance in this comparison because my swing and ball striking was no bueno. 

Editor's Pick
Golfer Geeks Approved
5.0
4.7
Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • Soft feel
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Elevates ball easily
  • Easy to hit
Cons:
  • Nothing - you need to try them
Cons:
  • Not the best looking
Description:

Get 8% off with Coupon Code: GolferGeek

Description:

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Editor's Pick
5.0
Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • Soft feel
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Cons:
  • Nothing - you need to try them
Description:

Get 8% off with Coupon Code: GolferGeek

Golfer Geeks Approved
4.7
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Elevates ball easily
  • Easy to hit
Cons:
  • Not the best looking
Description:

Get 8% OFF with Coupon Code: GolferGeek

Looks

I prefer the design and Hydropearl finish of the G425s. They're about the same size, so that's not a factor. Taylormade doesn't make great looking game improvement irons.

Winner - G425s

Sound/Feel

This one belongs to the G425s. Lovely muted sound and soft feel on impact. Stealths are a touch harsher.

Winner - G425s

Playability/Ball Flight/Accuracy

Couldn't ask for better with the G425s. Outstanding. I think maybe Stealth irons are a half a notch behind. 

Winner - G425s

Forgiveness

They both excel here. Close enough to call it a draw.  

Winner - Draw

Distance

These are both long irons. The Stealths have stronger lofts than the G425s I played. You can get the "Power Spec Loft" option with Ping G425s, which give you about the same lofts as Stealth irons.

I hit the G425s longer because my contact and swing were better when I played them.

Winner - Draw.

Conclusion of Ping G425 irons vs Taylormade Stealth irons 

Which set would I get? Ping G425s. Can't get over how good they felt.

I'm going to assume the Stealths would have performed similar if my swing was as good for them. To be fair, I may owe the Stealths another round of testing. 

My #1 suggestion is to test both sets before you buy. Either at your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf's Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it. 

Thanks for checking out my comparison of the Ping G425 irons vs Taylormade Stealth irons. You will love whichever set you end up with. I almost guarantee it. 

Editor's Pick
Golfer Geeks Approved
5.0
4.7
Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • Soft feel
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Elevates ball easily
  • Easy to hit
Cons:
  • Nothing - you need to try them
Cons:
  • Not the best looking
Description:

Get 8% off with Coupon Code: GolferGeek

Description:

Get 8% OFF with Coupon Code: GolferGeek

Editor's Pick
5.0
Pros:
  • So... so easy to hit
  • Soft feel
  • High trajectory
  • Great distance & forgiveness
Cons:
  • Nothing - you need to try them
Description:

Get 8% off with Coupon Code: GolferGeek

Golfer Geeks Approved
4.7
Pros:
  • Long & Forgiving
  • Elevates ball easily
  • Easy to hit
Cons:
  • Not the best looking
Description:

Get 8% OFF with Coupon Code: GolferGeek

About the author 

Jamie

I'm an avid golfer, a 9.2 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.

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