Most TV golf viewers are familiar with the Trinity Golf Stiletto II Beta Ti. Infomercials for it run repeatedly on The Golf Channel and elsewhere. It comes with a generous, 90-day, money-back guarantee. The price is relatively high when shipping is factored in. But, a decent 4-wood is included free at that price, so if you need an extra wood, this becomes a very good deal.
This is a simple, straightforward review – an easy one to write. Seven testers have used the Stiletto II and seven have had the same opinion. All think the Stiletto is very attractive. They find the fit and finish, as well as the look, to be classy – first rate in all regards. All have hit this driver well with good distance and good control. No tester has fallen in love with the Stiletto 2, but each has given it high marks in all categories.
The infomercial claims, as so many other infomercials have done, that its club will automatically give the player mind-numbingly long yardage – that it will fly the ball countless yards past other, popular drivers. Did we see this earth-shaking yardage? No, we did not. One golfer on the infomercial hitting just three drives in comparison to the Titleist 945D averaged 41 more yards with the Stiletto II. Is the Stiletto 41 yards longer than a 945D with a similar length shaft? Of course not. Citing statistics from just three drives for each club is very silly and we are assuming that most viewers understand that without further explanation from us.
The Stiletto II does not “absolutely destroy the competition” as stated in the infomercial. However, we did see some very fine yardages on a consistent basis from the Trinity. Occasionally, we even saw some exceptional distances. This is a fine-hitting driver. It is certainly believable that the Stiletto II could be the longest driver available for some players on a day-in, day-out basis. The standard Stiletto II is 45″ in length and thus is at a disadvantage to some of our 46″ drivers. A number of well-known long drive competitors have had success with the Stiletto head. They use longer shafts.
The trajectories of this 9-degree, Trinity driver are good. They are moderately low and have a penetrating nature. Workability has been good, as well. The high-toe design gives a noticeable degree of forgiveability. The compact head design is small when compared to the newest jumbos on the market. It has a classic look at address. There is a coppery, “multi-metal” weight band across the back of the head that aids in giving the wood “punch” and a more piercing trajectory. Roll is ample. The feel is very solid. It is a sweet, muted feel when compared to the sharp, zingy feel of many larger titanium heads. Best hits can generate a “silky solid” feel that is very rewarding. The sound is pleasant, but again, it is not the sharp, metallic sound that some have grown accustomed to. This is a deeper, more mellow sound.
The Stiletto II is an aggressive-looking driver, but it is a surprisingly friendly one to use. At D1+, it swings easily. The low-torque, World Class graphite shaft from Fenwick is a fine one that plays a bit softer than would be expected. Our ‘S’ (6.0) shaft plays like a firm and many who normally use ‘R’ flex will be comfortable with this shaft. In spite of the added flex, good control is retained at high swing speeds and many ‘S’ users will be satisfied with it. Trinity also produces an ‘R/S’ (5.5) option. In our book, that would be more R than S.
This is a quality driver that will doubtlessly appeal to many players who would prefer a slightly smaller, classically shaped head. The black on black look is a good one. The Stiletto II is a stable driver that has performed well for testers of varied skill levels. Big distances are very much a possibility for some.