Paradigm vs Stealth 2 for 2023

Today, I’m going to compare two of the most anticipated drivers of 2023: the Callaway Paradym and the TaylorMade Stealth 2. Both of these drivers claim to offer a new paradigm in performance, with innovative carbon technologies that enhance speed and forgiveness. But which one is better for your game? Let’s find out!

First, let’s look at the Callaway Paradym driver. This driver features an industry-first 360 Carbon Chassis that eliminates titanium from the body, so more weight can be redistributed to optimize stability and ball speed1. The face is also designed with artificial intelligence to create a variable thickness pattern that reduces spin and improves dispersion1. The driver comes in three models: the Paradym, which is the most balanced and adjustable option; the Paradym X, which is the most forgiving and draw-biased option; and the Paradym Triple Diamond, which is the most compact and workable option1. The price of the Callaway Paradym driver is $599.991.

Next, let’s look at the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver. This driver also uses a carbon composite face that is 40% lighter than a titanium face, allowing for more flexibility and speed across the face2. The face is constructed with 60 layers of carbon fiber that are arranged to create a thinner perimeter and a thicker center, which enhances off-center performance3. The driver also has more carbon than ever before in the body, using a Carbon Reinforced Composite Ring that saves weight and increases stability2. The driver comes in three models as well: the Stealth 2 Plus, which is the lowest spinning and most adjustable option; the Stealth 2, which is the most neutral and forgiving option; and the Stealth 2 HD, which is the highest launching and most draw-biased option2. The price of the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver is $600 for the Stealth 2 and Stealth 2 HD, and $630 for the Stealth 2 Plus2.

So, which driver should you choose? Well, it depends on your preferences and swing characteristics. Both drivers offer impressive speed and forgiveness, but they have some differences in their shapes, sounds, and adjustability. The Callaway Paradym driver has a more modern and sleek look, with a bright and powerful sound. The TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver has a more traditional and classic look, with a muted and solid sound. The Callaway Paradym driver has more options for loft and weight adjustments, while the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver has more options for face angle and lie angle adjustments. The Callaway Paradym driver is slightly more expensive, but it also comes with a premium shaft and grip.

Personally, I prefer the Callaway Paradym driver over the TaylorMade Stealth 2 driver, because I like the aesthetics, the sound, and the adjustability of the Callaway driver more. I also feel that the Callaway driver gives me more consistent and accurate results, especially on mis-hits. However, I would recommend that you try both drivers for yourself and see which one suits your game better. You can find more information and reviews on both drivers on the links below. Thanks for reading, and happy golfing!

All photos curtesy of Callaway and Taylormade Golf.