Callaway says the Rogue ST Max is their fastest, most stable driver. The focus for most of the marketing materials has been on that stability which is supposed to give you tighter shot dispersion for those times when you miss the sweet spot of the clubface.
We thought this club was good enough to make the top of the list of best drivers for high handicappers and was included on our lists of the best drivers for beginners and the best drivers for slicers.
Callaway Rogue ST Max
The Callaway Rogue ST Max driver is built for increased swing speed and forgiveness, which makes it a great option for higher handicap golfers.
- High MOI and lots of forgiveness
- Good ball speed off the face
- The somewhat classic look is much more appealing than other Callaway drivers
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I tested out the Rogue ST Max in a simulator to see the results.
Overall, I felt that it lived up to the claims for the most part. Compared to my current older driver, I did see some distance improvement on off-center hits as well as a slightly tighter dispersion.
So let’s break it down and take a closer look at my review of the Callaway Rogue ST Max driver…
Callaway Rogue ST Max Specs
- Lofts: 9° (Adjustable 8°-11°), 10.5° (Adjustable 9.5°-12.5°), 12° (Adjustable 11°-14°)
- Lie: 59° (adjustable from -1° to +2°)
- Head Size: 460cc
- Swing Weight: D3
- Adjustable Hosel: Yes
- Adjustable Weights: No
- Stock Shafts:
- Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 55 Graphite 55g
- Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue 65 Graphite 65g
- Mitsubishi Tensei AV White 65 Graphite 65g
- Fujikura Ventus Blue 5 (non-velocore) Graphite 50g
- Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 (non-velocore) Graphite 60g
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One of the most notable features of the Rogue ST Max is its Speed Step technology. This technology helps to increase club head speed and ball speed, resulting in longer and straighter drives. The driver also includes an adjustable hosel and weighting system, allowing golfers to customize their swing and preferences. This means you can change the way the club is set up to match your swing, which will help you hit the ball better and have more fun on the course.
The club is also designed with a low center of gravity and a high MOI (Moment of Inertia), which helps to lower spin on the ball and make the club more stable when hitting off-center shots. Additionally, the Rogue ST Max is built with a carbon composite crown, which helps to save weight and move the center of gravity lower and deeper for optimal launch and distance.
Tungsten Speed Cartridge
Callaway included 26 grams in a tungsten insert placed low and deep in the head.
The purpose of this is to increase the MOI of the club to help you maintain ball speed when you miss the center of the clubface.
The low placement also lowers the CG which helps to increase the launch angle. This can be a distance benefit to many golfers that have either a slower swing speed or launch angle.
Jailbreak Speed Frame
The “speed frame” is designed to give the head more stability on off-center hits. By reducing the twisting of the clubface on off-center hits, you’ll end up with straighter shots overall.
Of course, you won’t see a huge correction of bad mishits, but according to Callaway, you should see a tighter shot dispersion over time which can result in hitting more fairways and lowering your scores.
A.I. Designed Face
Callaway has jumped on the AI bandwagon in the last few years with their face design. According to Callaway, they use AI to virtually test many different face designs to maximize ball speed across the face.
Callaway has long been focused on forgiveness and the Rogue ST Max does just that.
Forgiveness is one of those things that is a little difficult to test precisely without access to a swing robot. But luckily, I am good at missing the center of the clubface so I can give you my impressions.
This club stacks up nicely with any other current driver out there in terms of forgiveness. I saw minimal distance lost compared to my well-hit shots.
Feel & Sound
This driver has a muted sound and feel, similar to that of its predecessor, the Callaway Mavrik driver.
The closer to the sweet spot that you hit the ball, the more muted the feel gets. So when you hit it perfectly, you’ll get that great feeling as if the ball was barely there and then watch the ball fly.
Today’s drivers have pretty much maxed out on the distance they can give you on sweet spot hits, so you probably won’t see any improvement on perfectly hit shots.
But where you will see distance improvements is on off-center hits. The Callaway Rogue ST Max focuses on minimizing the distance you lose when missing the center of the clubface.
The matte black crown is darker towards the face and has a gradient as it changes to a textured pattern near the back with a yellow line tracing the back of the head.
It’s not the most traditional-looking club at address but it’s better than most out there.
When it comes to club specifications, the Rogue ST Max is available in 9-degree, 10.5-degree, and 12-degree lofts and comes with a Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue shaft as standard, but it’s also available in other shaft options. This means that golfers can choose the shaft that best fits their swing, whether it’s a stiff, regular, or senior flex.
Additionally, the club is available in both right-handed and left-handed versions. The driver is also available in both men’s and women’s versions, and the stock grip is a Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360.
Callaway offers four different versions of the club…
Rogue ST Max
Basic version as described above.
Rogue ST Max D
Draw version of the Rogue ST Max.
Rogue ST Max LS
Low launch and lower spin.
Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS
Less forgiving and lower spin but will give you more distance when struck on the sweet spot.