Go get you Rogue ST in stores today!!!
If I was to grade the work done by our Tour Team in regards to converting our staff into the new Rogue ST drivers I’d give it a resounding A+.
The process started last fall at The RSM Classic (and off-site), and it was apparent that what we had to offer was unique. Fast? Yes. Very. But these drivers also offer a level of stability that we haven’t really seen.
Callaway drivers have always been stable, enough to satisfy, but Rogue ST offers a level of stability that allows our players to trust that the “foul balls” are few and far between. So if I needed to put a word on it, id use Faith. It’s a driver that allows our staff to ramp up speed and know that the clubhead will be there. That’s a HUGE weapon.
I had a chance to talk with Tour Rep Kellen Watson, who was involved with the lion’s share of the fittings (along with Dean Teykl), and he gave me The Who, What, and Why…
“Jon was an effortless switch to the new Rogue ST TD LS. There were a few similarities between the two heads (Epic Speed TD LS) when it came to face angle, but the look and performance of the new head were the factors that made things seamless. We saw an uptick in ball speed with more stable ball flights on his desired shot shapes, and the spin profiles per shot were spot on. Full disclosure, we added a degree of loft from the Epic Speed while maintaining the face angle.”
“As with every off-season, players will make slight adjustments to their swings in terms of speed/strength, setup angles and small adjustments for desired shot shapes. In Xander’s case, we overhauled all the graphite shafts in his bag before the Hero World Challenge. This change was due to increased speed and swing changes over the last two years. Thus far, the new shafts have given him more confidence in hitting all the shots he uses in competition.
After testing an exact update (Rogue ST Triple Diamond 9*), we realized there were a few slight modifications we needed to make, Xander loved the new look and feel of the Rogue ST TD, but he was very intrigued by the smaller footprint of the Triple Diamond S
He was the first to hit the finished product and was the first time we had seen this finished head fly. After moving to a slightly higher loft and a more open face angle, Xander started hitting the variety of shots he uses in competition.
The numbers were landing exactly where we wanted. Test over, but Xander kept hitting his arsenal of shots. When his facial expressions change, he gets quiet and is giddy to keep hitting a club; we instantly know that the club works.”
“Dean Teykl did the bulk of work with Sam and what I can say is that the switch was quite simple, when the player loves the look, sound and picks up a couple of MPH of ball speed it’s hard to deny.”
According to Sam:
— Callaway Golf (@CallawayGolf) January 25, 2022
“As with Jon Rahm, Talor fell right into the same model as last year. A very similar setup from the Epic Speed 💎💎💎LS in terms of weight placement. Talor loved the new aesthetics of the driver in terms of color, paint breaks, and sound.
Ball speeds were a touch higher and Talor was in love with the stability of the head.
Cut shots were in his spin range, draws were much easier to maintain spin, and stingers were moving each way with great numbers. Talor moves the ball around a bit more than most out here and to have a very stable clubhead that he can still shape shots with ease is pretty awesome.
“Kiz was in a long term relationship with a driver from about 6 or 7 years ago, but Kevin loved the look, feel, and sound of two models of Rogue ST 💎💎💎’s
After plenty of shots during testing at QBE in December, he landed on a Rogue ST TD LS 9.0*, which he played in Hawaii with great success.
Goal #1 – accomplished
After playing a few rounds in competition and getting back to full tournament speed, Kevin felt that “good” could be better and lead to “great.”
“This ain’t no hobby”
We did some testing on the range Monday of Waste Management, where we moved from RST TD LS 9.0* to a Rogue ST TD 8.5*. The 8.5* TD launched similarly, spun a touch lower, and gained a bit of ball speed due to the lower loft. So far so good.”