Callaway Rogue Driver
Callaway Rogue Driver
Callaway Rogue Driver
More Powerful. More Forgiving.
To dramatically change driver performance, you have to dramatically change driver dynamics. That’s what inspired Callaway R&D to break away from industry-leading metalwood design protocol to once again re-invent the driver. They took the revolutionary technologies that made GBB Epic and supercharged it to create Rogue, a driver that combines all we know about boosting ball speed with a new, MOI-enhancing shape that delivers extraordinary forgiveness.
Industry-leading ball speed comes from what’s called “The Jailbreak Effect.” First, revolutionary Jailbreak technology has been enhanced with new, hourglass-shaped titanium bars, making them significantly lighter without affecting their ability to minimize crown and sole deflection at impact. That allows for a thinner face and better energy-transfer to the ball, to promote faster ball speed. Next, the enhanced X-Face architecture thickens and thins-out strategic areas of the face to promote higher ball speeds on off-center impacts and consistently high ball speed and long distance overall.
Rogue’s new and more forgiving 460cc shape boasts a larger address footprint than Epic, encouraging golfers to relax, cut loose and make a free and fast swing. Rogue’s extreme forgiveness is also made possible by our incredibly light and strong triaxial carbon crown, which allows more weight to be distributed into the head’s perimeter to increase stability on off-center hits.
Jailbreak Effect for Enhanced Ball Speed
Combined power of Jailbreak Technology and X-Face VFT Technology that promote high ball speed and long distance.
Triaxial Carbon Crown and New Head Shape for Increased MOI
Largest ever carbon composite crown surface area in a Callaway driver and new high-MOI shape with larger address footprint combine to increase stability and forgiveness.
Boeing Aero Package
Redefined leading-edge geometry increases the Speed Step’s efficiency for better airflow and more head speed.
Premium Shaft Selection at Multiple Weights
Rogue offers a wide range of premium aftermarket shafts at varying weights including the Aldila Synergy, Aldila Quaranta, Project X EvenFlow, and HZRDS Yellow.
Learn more from golf expert: Callaway Rogue Drivers Reviews
Written By: Keith Schneider
Club Tested: Rogue Driver & Rogue Draw Driver; Shaft: Project X EvenFlow 60; Flex: Stiff; Loft: 9°
Callaway gathered valuable real-world data from players using the GBB Epic driver and applied the findings to create the all-new, super-charged Callaway Rogue driver. Hourglass-shaped titanium bars achieve the same “Jailbreak Effect” as the Jailbreak bars in the Epic, but significantly reduce the weight of the bars without affecting their ability to minimize sole and crown deflection at impact.
There is quite a bit of forgiveness engineered into the Rogue driver. The enhanced X-Face architecture strategically thickens and thins out the face to promote higher ball speeds on off-center hits. With the help of Boeing engineers, Callaway redefined the leading-edge geometry to increase the Speed Step’s efficiency for better airflow and increased club head speeds. Finally, the ultra-light triaxial carbon crown allows more weight to be distributed into the head’s perimeter increasing MOI and stability on off-center hits.
Who's It For?
Everyone should come and hit it! Players of all skill levels will benefit from the technologies in this driver. Better players looking for a bit more workability may want to check out the Rogue Sub Zero version, and players looking for help drawing the ball will want to give the Rogue Draw version a try.
After a couple swings it was hard to find a fault with this driver. In terms of the shot results, I consistently produced a penetrating ball flight with excellent distance and a slight draw. On the day of testing I was hitting into a head wind and had no issue keeping up the ball speeds to easily carry the back net of the range over 235 yards away. If a power fade is more your thing, you’ll have no issue bombing cuts down the fairway. The Callaway Rogue driver has a lager footprint at address than the Epic driver and the forgiveness the Rogue produces off the heel and toe is uncanny. Well struck balls hit off-center still produced long distances and near optimal ball flights.
The Callaway Rogue driver has a wonderfully subtle, yet powerful look to it. The softer teal accents work really well with the triaxial carbon crown fade-in styling. Looking at the clubface head on it looks a bit busy with the scoring lines and the X-Face design, but I didn’t notice any clutter while the chevron on the crown helped align the ball at address. One challenge manufacturers face with carbon composite crowns on drivers is a more muted smack at impact, and the Callaway Rogue driver passes with flying colors.