In my experience, there is one universal “thing” that all amateur golfers aspire to…speed.
There is something so satisfying about standing on a 165 yd Par 3, pulling out an 8-iron, making a swing, and watching the ball fly high at the target with some integrity. The idea that you Joe or Janice 12 handicapper can hit the quality of shot you see on Tour every Sunday afternoon has an emotional value.
It’s one of the things that keeps players coming back for more.
2022 is the year Callaway took that idea even further with the introduction of the tech-heavy ROGUE ST irons. Pound for pound the longest irons in Callaway’s storied history, and what’s even better is they are optimized to help you hit an even finer quality golf shot than ever before.
Designed to satisfy the core golfer, ROGUE ST offers all players speed and forgiveness in a package designed for tight dispersion and optimized spin/launch.
With each release, Callaway R&D is continuing to refine the user experience to offer players distance and control.
Introducing the Rogue ST Family of Irons:
The Core Tech:
High Strength 450 A.I. Designed Flash Face Cup: STRONG 450 Steel in harmony with our A. I designed Flash Face to optimize ball speed across the face.
A.I. Face Optimization: This goes beyond set optimization; each iron is optimized individually to dial in spin and launch. In my opinion, this is what makes these high-speed irons so playable.
Precision Tungsten Weighting: 62g of high-density tungsten buried low and deep, a 260% increase over MAVRIK. This is what makes the ball get up with speed and descend at an optimized angle. For players in the higher handicap/slower speed category, this helps them make up for the loss of spin so they can hold greens.
Patented Urethane Microspheres: “Pure Feel” Our patented urethane microspheres are now pushed further up the face in Rogue ST irons (up to the 6th groove) to enhance sound and deliver pure feel while maintaining fast ball speeds.
ROGUE ST MAX
What: PURE Distance iron. It’s long and forgiving and will give the player the ultimate user experience in the air. Think high nasty bomb 7-irons that get up, go out, and come down soft.
Who: Wide range of players but ideally for your 10+ handicap wanting speed and forgiveness 4-PW. Also, consider looking at a combo with the Rogue ST Pro.
ROGUE ST MAX OS/Lite
What: Speed and forgiveness across the face. FAST, high launching, MAX forgiveness, and a tight dispersion package. Think point and shoot.
*The LITE version will come in with higher lofts, lighter shafts and play at a lighter swing weight
Who: Higher handicappers, beginners, or those in the slower speed category looking to add some muscle to their iron shots.
ROGUE ST PRO
What: Players distance iron in a traditional players profile. Minimal offset, short blade length, and lower bounce than its siblings. Ball flight is high, long, and soft but will spin a bit more than the others by design.
Who: Better players pure and simple. This is a set I will definitely try this year and potentially use 4, 5, and 6.
What more can be said?
This whole ROGUE ST family of irons is designed for one thing, to hit high, majestic, towering, sonar-guided missiles. Who doesn’t love that?
In my testing, I found that they were all (even the PRO) EXTREMELY easy to hit, and the ball flight is something you need to see first hand. Typically in my experience, irons like this go forever, but there is a bit of unpredictability to them. In the case of the ROGUE ST and the way flash face harmonizes with the urethane microspheres for sound and feel, I found myself just wanting to hit ball after ball to see how far I could push it. When you are hitting 7-irons 180 straight up in the air, time after time, Golf can get VERY addicting.
These things are a blast!!