After receiving HUNDREDS of questions on what “other heads” we carry for our TOUR staff, I felt now was a good time to explain each head so any speculation can rest.
DISCLAIMER: YES, we have multiple TOUR-specific heads for our staff. WHY? Well, for one, these are the best players in the world, and some require a level of nuance that most of us mere mortals don’t need. The other reason is to support a particular shot shape, spin window, etc. Keep in mind that TOUR players hit the middle of the face SUBSTANTIALLY more than weekend amateurs do. US weekend or avid golfers need SPEED, FORGIVENESS, and STABILITY. On TOUR, that’s still true, but it’s also making sure that a draw (for example) launches at the right number, flies out of the exact window the player with the correct spin, and the MISS is relatively consistent. That type of nuance requires some adjustments, and we offer it. On the performance trailer, we have a driver head to accommodate ANY player that walks thru the door. True Story.
Every OEM has TOUR head/s, whether optically adjusted, CG adjusted, smaller, heavier, lighter, spins more, etc. The difference is, we actually talk about ours AND offer them in many forms, IE 💎💎💎LS. It also needs to be said that many of our staff across the globe play RETAIL heads. For example, Sam Burns put on a driving clinic at Sanderson last fall with an Epic Speed retail head.
If there is one stark difference, our TOUR heads have thicker/heavier faces. The reason, simply, is durability. TOUR players hit thousands of balls and hit the same spot on the face repeatedly. That level of consistency requires sustainability, ESPECIALLY if the player is in a Driver that they LOVE. The last thing Jon Rahm wants, is to get into May/June and crack the face of a driver that he has been successful with. Trust me; he played the same Epic Speed 💎💎💎LS (his favorite driver of all time) all year.
So, NO. Tour heads are not faster, juiced up, or filled with Unicorn sprinkles. In all honesty, they start slower than the heads you see in the store.
NOW WE GOT THAT OUT OF THE WAY
Let’s breakdown each Tour Head.
Rogue ST 💎💎💎 (Neutral CG, Mid Spin, Mid Launch, 455CC) Lofts: 8.5, 9, 10.5, 10.5+
Rogue ST 💎💎💎LS (Neutral/Fade CG, Low Spin, 450CC) Lofts: 8.5, 9, 10.5, 10.5+
*FYI You can buy this one:)
Rogue ST 💎💎💎”S”peed (Neutral CG, Low Spin, 440CC) Lofts: 8.5, 9, 10.5, 10.5+
Rogue ST Max LS (HIGH MOI, Neutral CG, Low Spin, 460CC, Longer Heel to Toe than 💎💎💎, Shallower face) Lofts: 9, 10.5
Rogue ST Max LS T (Max LS profile with slightly more face progression AKA On-set, Neutral CG, 460CC, each head has .75 more loft than stated) Lofts: 9T, 10.5T
Rogue ST 💎💎💎 (Bonded and ADJ) (Similar DNA to Epic Speed 💎💎💎FW, slightly higher launch, neutral CG) Lofts: 3+ (ADJ), 3, 3HL, 5
Rogue ST 💎💎💎T (Similar DNA to Epic Speed 💎💎💎T, touch lower in spin, extra camber in the sole for turf interaction, neutral CG) Lofts: 3, 3HL, 5
Rogue ST LS (Bonded and ADJ) (Neutral CG, Low Spin, Mid Launch, our most popular model on the PGA Tour) Lofts: 3+, 3, 3HL, 5
*FYI You can buy this one:)
Pretty cool stuff, if I do say so myself. I hope this answers all your questions and, if nothing else, gives you a gearhead rabbit hole to venture down.
Our Tour heads are quite fascinating subjects to study, and as I learn more about the “why” from R&D, the more I discover that, like F1 or any sport at an elite level, it’s in the wonderful details that the magic happens. Would it be cool for the general public to access all of these? Sure. It would be cool…..but that’s it. Just cool.
I love that we offer some of it to the golfing public because there is definitely a place for it and the response has been there.
But the best players in the world need something a lil different, trust me I walk with these players every week. It’s different.
This ain’t no hobby, folks.
In the meantime, I’m happy with my Rogue ST Max D:)