Today, we’re going to be reviewing the Callaway Rogue fairway wood and I’ll be sharing my honest thoughts after testing out this club. One of my favorite clubs to hit is a wood, so I was excited to get my hands on the Rogue (seeing as how I’m a Callaway fam) and take a couple of swings. I’ve tested quite a few different woods, so how did the Rogue stack up?
Long story short, I really liked the Rogue and would give it a thumbs up. I’ve always been a Callaway fan, so I’m already kind of used to their clubs, but I really noticed the improvement when it comes to forgiveness. It has a taller face than before, and that makes the club more forgiving on off-center hits. I liked how it felt and sounded at impact, which I can’t say for a lot of clubs these days. It had some great alignment aids on it which made things a lot easier, and best of all, it was long off the fairway (for me anyway).
If that’s all the info you were looking for then great. But if you want a more detailed review of the club, be sure to watch the full review video or blog post below!
Callaway Rogue First Impressions
The first thing I noticed with the Rogue was the mid-sized shape of the head. I’m not a huge fan of some of the smaller or bigger clubs out there, so this one was a perfect size. It’s not too smaller where it’s hard to hit and it’s not too big and bulky.
The next thing I liked about it was the taller face. It wasn’t a lot taller, but it definitely helped add forgiveness which was a huge help for me (and probably a lot of others). It also had really helpful alignment aids which were a big plus.
In terms of feel, it felt pretty much like any other Callaway in the past (which was good for me). It was solid at impact and didn’t feel hollow like a lot of other clubs these days. Even off-center hits felt pretty solid.
The only thing I didn’t like the best was the sound of the club. Not a huge deal or anything like that, but the pitch was somewhat medium, and in my opinion, other models sounded better (doesn’t take away from the performance).
How Did The Wood Perform?
Since I was already used to Callaway clubs, the transition was pretty smooth. I noticed right away that my ball speed on off-center hits was faster than before which would be great for mid to high handicaps. When I hit it pure the distance was actually longer than my previous driver (which I was pretty shocked by).
The launch angle was higher than my old fairway wood and it gave me less spin. I found that pretty helpful for reducing the dreaded hook and slice which a lot of people would find useful.
It had 4 shaft options to pick from, but this really shouldn’t make a difference for most mid to high handicaps. It also has 8 loft settings so you can tweak it and see what works best.
Here’s a demo video:
Who’s It Best For/Not For?
At the time of this post, the Rogue is my favorite fairway wood and would recommend it to anyone. It’s not the cheapest wood out there so I’d say it’s only worth it if you plan on golfing a lot or aren’t worried about money.
- I really liked the alignment aid.
- The taller face helps increase forgiveness on off-center hits.
- It felt really solid at impact.
- It increased my ball speed (almost went as far as my old driver).
- It wasn’t the best sounding club (in my opinion).
- It’s a little bit pricey.
- Performance score: 10
- Price score: 7
- Comfort & feel score: 9
- Personal score: 9
My Final Thoughts
Overall, this is probably my favorite fairway wood and that’s why I’d give it a thumbs up and recommend. It’s a little bit pricey, but the performance spoke for itself. It had forgiveness on bad hits and it pretty much went as far as my old driver.
If you’re a Callaway fan you’ll probably adjust nicely to the Rogue and see some benefits like myself.
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