Callaway Rogue ST Driver Review

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Tis the season for golfers. For us, it’s almost better than Christmas. January is when all the major club manufacturers introduce their new lines of clubs for the season. And Callaway never misses the date. This year, it’s all about the new line of Rogue ST drivers. There are no less than four customizable driver heads in this latest line. The thinking is that one driver head, no matter how adjustable it is, just isn’t enough to fit the needs of all golfers. According to the manufacturer, the new Rogue ST line of drivers is an evolution from the 2018 Rogue line, a not a replacement for the newer Mavrik or Epic Speed lines. Let’s take a closer look.

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Tis the season for golfers.  For us, it’s almost better than Christmas.  January is when all the major club manufacturers introduce their new lines of clubs for the season. 

And Callaway never misses the date.  This year, it’s all about the new line of Rogue ST drivers.  There are no less than four customizable driver heads in this latest line.  The thinking is that one driver head, no matter how adjustable it is, just isn’t enough to fit the needs of all golfers. 

According to the manufacturer, the new Rogue ST line of drivers is an evolution from the 2018 Rogue line, a not a replacement for the newer Mavrik or Epic Speed lines. 

Let’s take a closer look.

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Key Features

  • Updated Jailbreak Speed Frame behind the face improves flex and energy transfer at impact.
  • Unibody construction ensures greater consistency between heads during the manufacturing process. 
  • Tungsten weight at the back of the head optimizes perimeter weighting for added stability and higher MOI.
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Who Should Buy the Callaway Rogue ST Driver?

According to Callaway, there is a driver in this line for everyone.  And based on our own research and experience, it certainly appears that one of the four heads can be optimized for your swing whether you’re a scratch player, or brand new to the game.

As always, this line of drivers employs the latest and greatest in terms of technology and design features. 

Easy adjustability and plenty of stock shaft options make fine-tuning these clubs a breeze.

If you’re looking for more consistency and forgiveness from the tee, the Callaway Rogue ST line of drivers is worth considering.

Callaway Rogue ST Driver Detailed Review

Design and Technology

Callaway stuck to a lot of what’s been proven to work in previous drivers, and made some significant improvements with the Rogue ST line of drivers.

Callaway ST Rogue Max Driver

Let’s start with the ST Max.  This is the line’s most forgiving head.  We’re talking about high MOI and a large sweet spot. 

Compared to the Epic Speed driver, the ST Max head reduces backspin by up to 250rpm and increases ball speed by 1 mph.  That equates to an increase of three yards in distance and shot dispersion that’s 11% tighter.

The 26-gram tungsten weight helps increase MOI as well compared to previous models.

Callaway Rogue ST Max LS Driver

Next in line is the Rogue ST Max LS Driver.  This is the lowest spinning driver of the lot.  That’s due in large part to AI-designed patterns behind the face that add stability and increase ball speed. 

The head is also shorter from front to back, and the result is a robust aerodynamic design that allows golfers to achieve maximum clubhead speed. 

Even though this club is meant to produce low spin, it still has a large MOI for plenty of forgiveness. 

Golfers should expect a lower, more penetrating flight than they would find with the Rogue Max head. 

This is a great club for long hitters that also want the ability to shape shots.

Callaway Rogue ST Max D Driver

If you battle a slice, check out the Rogue ST Max D driver. 

Out of the four heads in the line, this one has the most draw bias.  This is thanks to extra weight in the heel that counteracts slice spin for straighter ball flights that find the fairway more often than the trees on the right (for right-handed golfers). 

The lie is also more upright.  This helps shots start a little farther left of the target than other heads in the line.  Internal and external weighting also help to maximize shot shape correction. 

The 20-gram tungsten weight in the back of the club also affords maximum MOI and forgiveness on mishits. 

Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS Driver

It’s no secret that Callaway has long produced drivers that are only available to their staff players on Tour. 

That’s changed with the Rogue ST line.  Now, the Triple Diamond head (what Tour players are using) is available to the public as well. 

It’s important to remember that this driver is the ultimate “player’s club” and probably isn’t best for the average player.

The head is slightly smaller than the other models at just 450cc.  It’s also the lowest spinning model and comes with neutral or fade-bias.  In short, it’s an “anti-left” driver. 

Before you think about putting this driver in your bag, it’s a good idea to go through a fitting.  Just because it’s what the best players in the world are using, doesn’t mean it’s what you should be hitting too. 

Specs

Each of the four heads in the Rogue ST family is a little different when it comes to specs.

Callaway Rogue ST Max Driver

This head comes in lofts of 9, 10.5, and 12 degrees. 

Stock shafts are the Mitsubishi Tensei AV White, Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue, and the Project X Cypher. 

Callaway Rogue ST Max LS Driver

The ST Max LS driver is available in lofts of 9 and 10.5 degrees.

The stock shaft is the Mitsubishi Tensei AV White.

Callaway Rogue ST Max D Driver

Like the Rogue ST Max driver, this head comes in lofts of 9, 10.5, and 12 degrees.

Stock shafts are the Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue, and the Project X Cypher.

Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS Driver

This Tour head comes in standard lofts of 9 and 10.5 degrees.

The stock shaft is the Mitsubishi Tensei AV White.

Our Experience

I recently had the chance to hit both the Max and Max LS drivers.  It’s safe to say that Callaway has churned out yet another quality line for this year. 

While I didn’t notice remarkable distance gains with either club compared to my current driver, my shot dispersion was noticeably tighter. 

I also like the lower penetrating flight of the Max LS.  This would be a great choice if you play in the wind or on courses that are firm where the ball rolls.

One of our writers gave the Triple Diamond LS head a go and was impressed.  As someone who tries to eliminate the left side of the golf course, he felt he was able to aim down the left side and let his natural fade come back into the fairway.  He also liked the look of the compact head.  However, he also warned that this club isn’t for anybody, and admitted that it might even be a little too much for him.

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Callaway Rogue ST Driver Review
Callaway Rogue ST Driver Review

Tis the season for golfers. For us, it’s almost better than Christmas. January is when all the major club manufacturers introduce their new lines of clubs for the season. And Callaway never misses the date. This year, it’s all about the new line of Rogue ST drivers. There are no less than four customizable driver heads in this latest line. The thinking is that one driver head, no matter how adjustable it is, just isn’t enough to fit the needs of all golfers. According to the manufacturer, the new Rogue ST line of drivers is an evolution from the 2018 Rogue line, a not a replacement for the newer Mavrik or Epic Speed lines. Let’s take a closer look.

Innovation
9
Performance
9
Design/Sound/Feel
9
Value
8
PROS
  • Multiple head, loft, and shaft options make the fitting process easy.
  • New tungsten weight in the back of the head increases MOI compared to previous models.
  • Improved Jailbreak Technology makes this face one of the most stable of any club on the market.
CONS
  • Price point is quite high.
  • Ship times have been slower than expected so far.
  • Scheduling a fitting may be difficult depending on where you live and fitter availability.

Conclusion

It comes as no surprise that Callaway’s newest line of drivers have already been met with such popularity.  It happens the same way every year.

What sets the Rogue ST line of drivers apart from previous generations, however, is that the line includes four different driver heads that are meant to cater to golfers of all ability levels.  More than what we’ve seen from any other manufacturer so far this year, this line is comprehensive.

Having hit a couple of the Rogue ST heads myself, I can attest that these clubs do live up to the hype.  If you have the chance, I suggest trying them out for yourself.

 

Additional information

Specification: Callaway Rogue ST Driver Review

Part Number

B1600601

Model

B1600601

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