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Callaway Rogue Driver Review

Golf Equipment test and review: Callaway Rogue Driver, Sole and Jailbreak technology


Golf Club Tested

Club: Callaway Rogue standard Driver
Project X Even Flow
Flex: Stiff

Set-Up: -1° Neutral

Golf Equipment test and review: Callaway Rogue Driver, sole and hosel adjustment

Golf Equipment test and review: Callaway Rogue Driver, crown and address view

Golf Equipment test and review: Callaway Rogue Driver, toe view

Golf Equipment test and review: Callaway Rogue Driver, face view

Golf Equipment test and review: Callaway Rogue Driver, sole and hosel adjustment





Callaway have kept their Jailbreak technology but redesigned the pillars using titanium and crafted them into an hour glass shape making them 25% lighter. The bars join the sole to the crown of the club and make the structure more rigid which then helps transfer more energy into the ball at impact. Callaway claim this increases ball speed by 2-mph giving it further distance over the Epic drivers

Callaway have made a lot of weight saving in the Rogue driver and have used a Triaxial Carbon in the Crown which now comes in at under 10g. The new X Face VFT face is also lighter and thinner helping promote forgiveness on off-centre shots. They have also gone back to using titanium in the sole and by losing the sliding weight adjustability the Rogue saves another 15g over the Epic, which has been put lower and further back to lower the CG.

The Rogue has the same 460cc head as the Epic but is now a shallower deeper design, which has helped make the Rogue more forgiving, with Callaway claiming a 10% tighter shot dispersion over the Epic. They have also worked with Boeing again and use a new boundary-layer geometry which helps increase the Speed Step's efficiency for better airflow giving more clubhead speed.

There are eight loft and lie options on the hosel, with S giving you the stated loft which can be adjusted down by -1° or up by 2° and with N and D on the other cog giving you a Neutral or Draw bias setting.

There are several Premium Shaft options to choose from in 40g, 50g and 60g weight classes, with Aldila Quaranta, Aldila Synergy, Project X Even Flow.


When I tested the Epic driver, I have to admit I didn’t really get on with it, but having used the Rogue on a testing trip to Canada playing several links style courses I have to say I loved everything about it. The sound, the feel the way the ball rocketed off the face and for all you out there who are looking for extra distance yes the Rogue has plenty of that too.

I normally prefer a smaller head than the 460cc, but the shallower, deeper design really sat behind the ball well and I really liked the carbon cell type tapered design on the crown at address. I found the adjustability on the hosel easy to understand and execute.

If you are a Callaway fan you will love the new Rogue drivers, if you have never picked one up then I suggest you make sure you get one in your hands before you make your next purchase, you will be glad you did. As I said I never got on with the Epic which turned out to be the club of the year when it was launched and I feel the Rogue is a big improvement on that driver.

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