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Callaway Rogue ST Max Fairway Wood Review

Hands-on Callaway Rogue ST Max Fairway Wood Review

Callaway’s Rogue ST Max series of fairway woods offer a variety of mid-range solutions for either the tee box or fairway.

Callaway calls their new fairway woods the company’s “fastest fairway wood,” and for a good reason, as these clubs offer increased ball speed resulting in a huge boost in distance when playing golf.

Callaway Rogue ST Max Fairway Wood

In our review of these first-rate Callaway fairway woods, we’ll take a look at each different version of the club and which one is best for your game.

Product Brand: Callaway

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Editor's Rating:
5

Pros

  • Marvelous combination of low spin and power
  • Three different editions to fit your style and handicap
  • Adjustable loft sleeve customizes shot shape
  • Cons

  • Draw bias in both game-improvement models
  • Callaway Rogue ST Max Fairway Wood Key Features

    Callaway Rogue ST Max Fairway Wood upclose

    A.I. Designed Flash Face

    Aided by Artificial Intelligence, the face upgrade offers flexibility across the hitting area resulting in more forgiveness.

    Boosting forgiveness, the Callaway Rogue ST series utilizes the A.I.-designed face to minimize side spin while keeping your shot along its intended target line.

    Tungsten Speed Cartridge

    The cartridge pushes the CG low in the club head to increase launch, reduce side spin, and extend carry.

    Each wood in the Rogue ST series uses the cartridge to create that lift that makes these fairway woods some of the easiest to hit on the market.

    Jailbreak ST with Batwing Technology

    The Callaway Rogue ST Max fairways benefit greatly from the Jailbreak ST bars directly behind the face’s center.

    Adding strength and stability, the Jailbreak ST works in unison with the perimeter balancing Batwing Technology that minimizes twisting, helping you return the face to square at impact.

    Our In-Depth Callaway Rogue ST Max Fairway Wood Review

    Looks

    Callaway’s Max model offers a clean appearance featuring a black and gold color scheme.

    If you feel that modern woods have become too busy, then the Rogue ST Max Fairway Wood probably won’t change your mind, but the futuristic design does promote power and confidence in your hands.

    The LS head offers roughly 180cc in volume, so the head is relatively compact. The matte black crown also offers a clean contrast with the golf ball, allowing the golfer to easily see the face angle at address.

    Between the three Rogue ST Max fairway woods, the only difference lies along the sole of the Rogue ST LS.

    Unlike the regular ST Max fairway wood, Callaway placed a stationary weight in the center of the sole to encourage lower flight and low spin.

    Sound

    When the ball finds the center of the face, the sound provided by the full complement of Callaway Rogue ST Fairway clubs offers a purity that few fairway woods can touch.

    If you love that professional sound you hear on Sunday at impact, you’ll definitely enjoy the sound provided by the full complement of the Callaway Rogue ST range of fairway woods.

    Feel

    Our testers really loved the feel of the Rogue ST Max Fairway, the Max D, and the LS version. At impact, the golf club offers immediate response, letting you instantly know the quality of the shot.

    Each Rogue ST Max Fairway also offers the ability to upgrade the shaft, increasing feel and sophistication. Golfers can add a Mitsubishi Tensei AV Blue and Mitsubishi Tensei AV White shaft.

    Performance

    During our testing, we noted that the draw bias in the Callaway Rogue ST Max D and the standard edition worked very well in combating a slice, reducing side spin, and offering tighter shot dispersion.

    In the Rogue ST LS, our advanced testers loved the workability provided by the compact club head. Also, the club delivers the low launch that helps fight the wind and worked very well when our testers were hitting stingers.

    Similar to other top performing golf clubs such as the TaylorMade Stealth, Callaway’s own Epic Speed and Epic Max Fairway, the Rogue ST Max Fairway delivers low spin for higher accuracy.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What does ST stand for in Callaway Rogue ST?

    The ST stands for Speed Tuned. With the Callaway Rogue ST Fairway series, Callaway has created their longest fairway wood.

    And in their design, the company emphasized more ball speed, mid-launch, a greater, forgiving sweet spot, and the woods also provide golfers the ability to launch high.

    Which Rogue ST Fairway Wood is designed to have the most neutral CG location?

    The Rogue ST LS offers the most neutral setting for golfers.

    The fairway wood delivers the best opportunity for advanced players to work the golf ball from side to side.

    Rather than the stationary weight being in the rear of the head to encourage better launch, the weight has been moved to the center of the sole for a more forward CG with lower spin and mid-launch.

    What is the loft on a Callaway Rogue 3 wood?

    The golf equipment company offers three different lofts with their Rogue 3 woods.

    The Callaway Rogue ST Max standard model carries a 15-degree loft, while their HL (high launch) model holds a higher loft at 16.5-degree. The Rogue ST LS also offers a shallow 13.5-degree option with a compact head.

    Our Verdict

    The fairway edition of the Rogue ST Max delivers exceptional all-around performance for mid and high handicappers.

    With a slight draw bias, the ST Max Fairway Wood increased ball speed during our testing, making it one of the longest woods we’ve ever swung on the golf course.

    Other models:

    Callaway Rogue ST Max D

    If you are a beginner fighting a slice, Callaway has you covered with the Max D. This draw-biased fairway wood boosts forgiveness while offering high ball speeds.

    We were very impressed with how much side spin this club reduced in our beginners and high handicap testers, resulting in straighter, longer shots.

    Callaway Rogue ST LS

    Finally, the Callaway Rogue ST LS offers total control with low spin and low launch for the low handicappers. Our highly-skilled testers absolutely loved the flight path and workability provided by this first-rate wood.