Rogue returns: Callaway unveil ST drivers and fairway woods

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Callaway Rogue ST drivers and fairway woods are 'Speed Tuned' to give golfers greater distance and stability.

Callaway have taken inspiration from a simple, personalised performance idea to develop their new Rogue ST range, with the four new drivers,  three fairway woods, four hybrids and four iron models each ‘Speed Tuned’ to better suit its intended audience.

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The Callaway Rogue ST family of golf clubs.

They have explored how every parameter can be optimised to incrementally nudge the rules of maximum distance and stability to higher levels.

Let's take a closer look at the new-for-2022 woods range, starting with the big sticks.

For everything you need to know about the new Rogue ST hybrids and irons, click here.

Callaway Rogue ST Drivers

RRP £479 | Available March 4th

The four Callaway Rogue ST Drivers.

Personalised performance is nothing new in the world of drivers. Most manufacturers offer three or four models, so golfers can take advantage of low spin, more forgiveness, or draw bias. And it's from that that Callaway got the idea to create their new drivers.

All four models – ST Max, ST Max D, ST Max LS and Triple Diamond – share several identical updates:

– A new A.I. designed face means lower spin on the face, helping create added forgiveness.

– A new Jailbreak Speed Frame behind the face, which is stiffer at the bottom and more flexible at the top, to improve flex and energy transfer across the face.

– A Unibody construction, which means the Rogue ST heads are more consistently constructed than previous models, and better at transferring impact energy to the ball.

– A Tungsten Speed Cartridge (which ranges in weight from 20-26g) at the back of the head delivers extreme perimeter weighting performance to deliver increased speed on off-centre hits.

– A unique stock shaft for each driver to optimise the different Rogue ST models.

So how do the four drivers differ? Let's take a deeper dive. 

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The Callaway Rogue ST Max Driver.

Callaway Rogue ST Max Driver

RRP £479
Lofts 9°, 10.5º, 12º | Lie 59º | Left hand options? Yes | Adjustable? Yes | Stock shaft Project X Cypher 40g (WMS, Light); Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 50g (Regular); Mitsubishi Tensei AV White 60g (Stiff) | Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 (50g)

The most forgiving model, which Callaway expect to account for up 55-60% of all Rogue ST sales. Compared to the Epic Speed, the Max cuts backspin by 250rpm, adds 1mph of ball speed and gives an 11% tighter dispersion.

Callaway say there’s a touch of draw bias built in (but nowhere near as much as the slice-busting Max D), so it suits all levels of golfer well. A 26g tungsten speed cartridge (the copper-coloured section at the back of the head) means more MOI than the Mavrik driver, so expect extra ball speed protection when shots don’t hit the middle.

Read our full Rogue ST Max driver review, here.

The Callaway Rogue ST Max D Driver.

Callaway Rogue ST Max D Driver

RRP £479
Lofts 9°, 10.5º, 12º | Lie 60º | Left hand options? Yes | Adjustable? Yes | Stock shafts Project X Cypher 40g (WMS, Light); Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 50g (Reg) | Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 (55g)

Thanks to extra heel weighting, the ST Max D is the Rogue family’s most draw biased model. It has less face progression, so there’s more time to square the face at impact.

A more upright lie angle helps start shots further left of the target, and there’s a forgiving, stretched address profile and internal and external weighting to create maximum shot shape correction.

A 20g Tungsten Speed Cartridge also ensures high MOI performance for maximum forgiveness performance on off-centre hits.

Read our full Rogue ST Max D driver review, here.

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The Callaway Rogue ST Max LS Driver.

Callaway Rogue ST Max LS Driver

RRP £479
Lofts 9°, 10.5º | Lie 57º | Left hand options? Yes | Stock shaft Mitsubishi Tensei AV White 60g (Stiff) | Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 (55g)

Like all four ST drivers (and each different loft), the lower spin LS has different AI designed patterns on the back of the face to optimise ball speed from the typical impact locations of each loft and model.

Callaway say the tech gives marginal gains over competitors, and since starting to use AI in 2019 they’ve got better at asking the computer to optimise loft, launch and spin. Each generation wrings out extra performance that wouldn’t have been possible before AI. The tech allows Callaway to make the LS very speed and spin robust, so on and off-centre hits fly consistent distances.

Expect a strong, lower, more penetrating trajectory, with more shot shaping capacity and a more neutral (straight) ball flight than the ST Max.

Read our full Rogue ST Max LS driver review, here.

The Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond Driver.

Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond Driver

RRP £479
Lofts 9°, 10.5º | Lie 57º | Left hand options? Yes | Stock shaft Mitsubishi Tensei AV White 60g (Stiff) | Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 (55g)

In 2021, Jon Rahm and Phil Mickelson won Majors and Xander Schauffele won an Olympic Gold using a Callaway Epic Speed Triple Diamond driver that wasn’t available to the public. That will change in 2022.

The ST Triple Diamond is a tour-proven, 450cc, low-spin option for better players, decked out with a neutral-to-fade bias which Callaway say makes it a great anti-left driver… and nowhere near as forgiving as a Rogue ST Max.

Read our full Rogue ST Triple Diamond driver review, here.

How the four Rogue ST drivers compare

How the four Callaway Rogue ST golf drivers compare.

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Callaway Rogue ST Fairway Woods

RRP £299 | Available March 4th 

The Callaway Rogue ST Fairway Woods.

Callaway have taken a similar personalised performance approach to the three new Rogue ST fairway woods, which they say are their fastest ever.

Each model has a more player’s shape than the flatter, pan-shaped Epic fairways. Inside, new Jailbreak ‘bat wings’ in the toe and heel work together with a new C300 maraging steel face to encourage more flex in the centre for improved ball speed and distance.

Let's take a look at how they differ.

The Callaway Rogue ST Max Fairway Wood.

Callaway Rogue ST Max Fairway Wood

RRP £299
Lofts 15º, 16.5º, 18º, 20º, 21º, 24º, 27º | Lie 56º-59º | Left hand options? Yes – 16º and 19º | Stock shaft Project X Cypher 40g (WMS), 50g (Light); Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 60g (Regular, Stiff) | Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 (50g)

The Rogue ST Max will fit a wide range of golfers who are looking for speed, forgiveness, and all-around performance. It’s a mid-launch club with slight draw bias.

The Rogue ST Max features stronger lofts and a slightly more open face angle compared to the Max D model. The Max model has the most robust loft offerings, plus unique progressive shaping on the 3 & 5 woods to enhance MOI.

The Callaway Rogue ST Max D Fairway Wood.

Callaway Rogue ST Max D Fairway Wood

RRP £299
Lofts 16º, 19º, 22º | Lie 58º-59º | Left hand options? Yes – 15º and 18º | Stock shaft Project X Cypher 40g (WMS), 50g (Light); Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 60g (Regular, Stiff), 70g (Stiff) | Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 (50g)

The Rogue ST Max D is for the player who needs more draw bias in their fairway woods. It’s Callaway's highest launching Rogue ST fairway. 

The Callaway Rogue ST LS Fairway Wood.

Callaway Rogue ST LS Fairway Wood

RRP £299
Lofts 13.5º, 15º, 16.5º, 18º | Lie 56º-56.5º | Left hand options? Yes – 15º and 18º | Stock shaft Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 70g (Stiff); Mitsubishi Tensei AV White 70g (Stiff, X Stiff) | Stock grip Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360 (55g)

The Rogue ST LS Fairway Wood features a compact shape that’s especially suited for better players.

It has an additional forward weight screw for a low, forward CG in a neutral location making this Callaway's lowest spinning, most fade-capable Rogue ST Fairway Wood.

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How the three Callaway Rogue ST fairway woods compare

How the three Callaway Rogue ST golf fairway woods compare.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rob Jerram is Today's Golfer's Digital Editor.

Rob Jerram is the Digital Editor of todaysgolfer.co.uk
He has been a journalist for more than 20 years, starting his career with Johnston Press where he covered local and regional news and sport in a variety of editorial roles across ten years.
Rob joined Bauer Media in 2010 and worked as the Senior Production Editor of Today's Golfer and Golf World magazines for ten years before moving into the Digital Editor's role in July 2020.
He has been playing golf for almost three decades and has been a member at Greetham Valley Golf Club in Rutland for eight years, playing off 12.

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