Callaway Rogue Driver Review – Mid-handicap testing

Callaway go bigger but lighter with a focus on forgiveness and tighter dispersion writes equipment editor James Savage

Review: Callaway Rogue driver
Our Callaway Rogue driver review took place at the brand’s launch event at Archerfield where we tested the driver in the performance centre then out on the Dirleton course.

We have also tested the Callaway Rogue driver out at Leeds Golf Centre, Hillsborough Golf Club and the Pete Cowen Golf Academy in Rotherham.

Callaway Rogue Driver review – First impressions
Callaway Rogue Driver

The Callaway Rogue driver follows the Epic which has been one of the most successful drivers in Callaway’s history.

The Epic was the number one driver for sales across Europe in 2017 with a really strong performance across the board.

So the Callaway Rogue driver was always going to be up against it if it was going to improve on the Epic.

So what’s new with the Callaway Rogue driver? For starters, we have a new colour scheme which I’m told is ‘teal’.

My first impression was that it looked like a ladies range and the name Rogue to me makes me think of the character from the X-men comics who is a woman.

The next thing to notice is that we no longer have a sliding weight and we have three models instead of the two which we had with the Epic.

So we have a standard Callaway Rogue driver, a Sub Zero model and a heel-weighted Draw model.

One key difference I immediately about the Callway Rogue driver was the fact it looks bigger and more confidence-inspiring at address than the Epic.

Overall, these drivers look fantastic with their carbon crowns and stylish sole designs.

Callaway Rogue Driver review – The technology

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Comments

Bandit Baker says:

I`m looking to upgrade my PING G30 SFT driver this year and the Rogue Draw bias and G400 SFT are probably heading my to try list. Slight criticism of the review (hopefully constructive) the moving light on the backdrop screen towards the end of the review got quite distracting, but apart from that it was a very thoughtful and constructive review.

sleddog8 says:

How did it perform for you compared to the new G400 Max and the Cobra F8

Geordie Sancaster says:

Hi, I have the standard epic driver but I’ve just bought the Rouge again standard, would my hazard shaft fit the Rouge? I just bought it yesterday so I’ve not tried to change it, I’m playing tomorrow and I’ll keep the shaft I was fitted for which worked well but it’s just in case I fancy changing it. Thank you.

Mike Beck says:

I tested Rogue, Epic, g400 max… Distance was about the same with all three. Personally I like the look of the Ping but sound and feel of Rogue best.

NovaScene says:

Arghh, that studder is getting worse, its really painful to listen to.. maybe use a script and a prompter?

Byron Bruce says:

I hit the Rogue a few weeks ago at my local club-builder’s studio. The driver has great feel and I loved the EvenFlow shaft.  The shaft was really smooth and shot dispersion was very tight. Great review as always.

ibass2 says:

Though I think you did a good job describing the technology in the club, and I enjoy your reviews, it would help your viewers to explain what target market Callaway is going after with this offering. This driver was not developed to compete in any way with the Epic. It is and was created to present a driver to the consumer that carries the jailbreak technology at a different price point. The Rogue was developed to replace the XR16/XR16pro. Just like the Epic was created to fill the “Great Big Bertha “ driver slot. It is their second tier offering. Stay tuned ….. they will no doubt come out with a total forgiveness offering to replace the “Fusion” in the next half cycle. Oh, and also…. those are pretty good numbers for you James .. “Bag it”

Little Venice123 says:

Ah man, this looks good.

Cpk Unlimited says:

Just picked one up yesterday. Was gonna get the twist face. But after hitting it I didn’t like it. My son had the epic testing it and I tried that and fell in love

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