This Callaway Rogue St driver review examines the Max design.
The Callaway Rogue Max driver is the best option for average golfers who want accuracy, distance, forgiveness, and forgiveness.
The two other clubs are best suited for fast-swinging low-handicap golfers and inconsistent high handicappers. The Rogue ST Max LS has a low spin option that accelerates the ball speed to maximize distance. The Callaway Rogue ST Max D is a draw bias, which combats sidespin and allows for straighter drives.
The Max range is the latest Callaway Driver. Expect to pay a lot. You can still get a great deal if you have a limited budget.
For readers looking for a quick summary, here are the highlights/lowlights:
Callaway Golf 2022 Rogue ST Max Driver
- The consistency of ball speed when shooting out the middle or off-center.
- The Jailbreak speed frame keeps your clubface square at impact and imparts extreme ball velocity, while restricting backspin.
- Tungsten Speed Cartridge’s slight draw bias and Tungsten Speed Cartridge encourage straight ball flight for greater accuracy.
- The Rogue ST’s premium price is the biggest drawback.
- The Tungsten Speed Cartridge is visible at the address from the back of your crown. This can be confusing.
Table of Contents
- Quick Overview of The Callaway Rogue ST Driver
- What I Love About The Callaway Rogue ST Max
- What I dislike about the Callaway Rogue ST
- Overall Rating and Thoughts
Quick Overview of The Callaway Rogue ST Driver
Tungsten Speed Cartridge
Engineers at Callaway employed a Tungsten Speed Cartridge which places 26 grams of tungsten weight in the driver’s head.
To ensure the highest MOI head, the cartridge improves the stability of Callaway Rogue ST drivers. MOI stands for moment-of-inertia. This refers to the ability of a clubface not to twist during a swing. This encourages a square face, which will result in a straight shot.
This stable driver also helps maintain ball speed when hitting off-center shots. This driver offers exceptional forgiveness levels for the average golfer, helping to keep you on the fairway and long.
Jailbreak Speed Frame
Jailbreak Speed Frame technology improves the stability and mobility of your Callaway Driver both horizontally as well as torsionally. This structure is designed to increase ball speed on all strikes. The club maintains velocity on toe and heel mishits, and contact low off of the clubface.
This construction also helps to reduce spin to improve distance results. Tungsten Speed Frame and Jailbreak Speed Frame offer the best combination in distance, low spin, forgiveness.
Titanium Unibody Construction
Callaway used a Titanium Unibody Construction for stability and lower center gravity (CG). These two features work together to produce explosive ball speed, high MOI, and excellent ball flight.
Golfers with average swing speed will benefit from the low CG and deep CG. This allows them to consistently propel their golf ball into air, allowing for maximum carry distance. The high MOI profile is resistant to twisting and will remain square at contact. This ensures that you get straight shots and maximum accuracy.
Triaxial Carbon Crown & Sole
Engineers used a Triaxial Carbon Crown as a way to reduce the total weight of the Rogue ST drivers. This weight is then repositioned deep into the driver’s head, which enabled the team to lower the CG.
To ensure consistent carry and maximum distance, the CG is placed low.
Slight Draw Bias
The Rogue ST driver has a stock setup that places the head in a slight draw bias. This allows right-handed golfers the ability to avoid left to right spin on off center strikes. This results in slices and poor fairway performance.
This helps serial slicers hit straighter shot, but it can be detrimental for some golfers. If you are prone to hook your shots, the draw bias construction can affect your results.
Despite the Rogue ST Max driver’s slight draw bias, the hosel can be adjusted to adjust the setup. You can adjust the loft, lie, and shape of the hosel to achieve your desired launch or shot shape.
This driver’s loft can be lowered to encourage more spin and a better launch shot. Keep in mind, however, that an open clubface can lead to right-to left sidespin, resulting in a fade.
In the opposite direction, strengthening the loft of your club will close the face angle and encourage a neutral to low ball flight. This driver’s closed clubface is a great way to make a draw.
Callaway offers three loft options for the Rogue ST Max driver. 9 degrees is the strongest lofted configuration, while 10.5 degrees works for the average golfer.
A 12-degree loft design is the best option for slow-swinging golfers.
The lofted 9 degree driver is recommended for faster swingers. You can either strengthen or decrease the loft. For a lower launch, you can reduce the loft to 8 degrees and 11 degrees respectively for a higher flight.
Additionally, the driver at 10.5 can adjust to 9.5-degrees and 12.5-degrees. The weaker 12-degree club can be strengthened up to 11 degrees, and weakened to as much as 14.
The Rogue ST Max driver has 4 stock shaft options. This ensures a consistent launch and high accuracy. Mitsubishi dominates this shaft offering with three ranges.
The Tensei AV Blue 55 or 65 graphite shafts are suitable for drivers with fast and medium swing speeds. Both of these shafts are available in stiff and regular flex. Regular flex can be used for average swing speeds while stiff flex is for faster swingers.
The Tensei AV White 65 graphite shaft can also be set up for super fast swing speeds. These shafts are available in stiff or extra stiff flex.
The Fujikura Ventus Blue 5 or 6 shaft is the final option. It can be used for both fast and moderate swing speeds. These shafts can be made in regular, stiff, or extra stiff flex. These shafts are made for moderate, fast and super fast clubhead speeds.
The stock shafts of the Rogue ST Max driver are perfect for fast, mid- and fast golf swings. They are not intended for slower swingers.
What I Love About The Callaway Rogue ST Max
Consistent ball speed
My standout feature was my consistent ball speed on shots out of the middle and off center. My average ball speed is around 142 mph. This is the benchmark for all driver testing.
This was the area where the Callaway Rogue ST Max Max performed well during the test. The lowest ball velocity was 140.3 miles per hour, slightly off-center to my right. Other than that, my remaining swings gave me maximum speed.
Because of the consistent ball speed, I was able to generate optimal distance. This is why I value this asset.
They work together to maximize your long game yardage by combining low spin and high ball speed. This driver’s Jailbreak Speed Frame increases the stability of the clubhead. This ensures that your clubface is square at impact for maximum ball velocity and reduces backspin.
The Rogue ST Max Max delivered a great backspin rpm range of 2200 to 2300. My average speed during the tests was 2275 rpm. This is exactly where I needed to get.
Tungsten Speed Cartridge with slight draw bias encourage straight-ball flight for greater accuracy. The former increases MOI to reduce twisting, and promotes a square clubface at impact.
The slight draw bias counters side spin, which causes slices to keep your eyes on the fairway.
What I dislike about the Callaway Rogue ST
The Rogue ST’s premium price is the biggest problem. The recommended retail price for the Rogue ST is $549.99. This is way too expensive for average golfers. Callaway engineers have created a wonderful product.
The Tungsten Speed Cartridge is visible at address from the back of my crown. It’s a bit odd. When I first saw it, I was reminded about the terrible things the Nike Sasquatch had done my eyes. The rest of the club, aside from this issue is clean and attractive.
The Wrench is not included
The wrench is usually purchased separately to adjust the hosel. This can be annoying and increases the cost of an already expensive item. You should expect a complimentary wrench when you pay a premium to purchase a golf club.
Overall Rating and Thoughts
Overall, the Callaway Rogue ST driver review highlights a remarkable creation that allows you to maximize your distance without compromising forgiveness. The Tungsten Speed Cartridge escalates the driver’s MOI and accelerates ball speed on mishits. They combine to produce consistent distance and precise flight for an enhanced fairway record.
Jailbreak Speed frames increase the speed of your ball by increasing the zone around your clubface. It also reduces backspin rpm, encouraging more yards off the tee.
The lower CG positioning allows you to launch your drives higher, and for longer distances. A hosel that can be adjusted allows you to set up your preferred ball flight. It is a great driver for mid-handicappers due to its many qualities.
I am impressed by the Callaway Rogue ST driver’s performance and applaud their engineers. The excessively high price makes it unaffordable for average golfers, especially in these times of recession. I suggest a cheaper, older version like the Epic Speed and Max.
If money is not an issue, then I won’t stand in your way. You can see the Callaway Rogue ST driver in detail here.