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Callaway

Rogue ST Max OS/Lite

Hot List Gold 2022

Our Review:

WHAT IT DOES: Callaway has a penchant for making irons that are easy to hit, and this one ranks with the best of them. To achieve this, the company took tech improvements from its other Rogue models and put them in a package designed to eliminate as much user error as possible. With the aid of artificial intelligence, the face has varying thicknesses for each iron. A durable 450 stainless-steel wraparound cupface brings rebound at impact. Because players in this category often need an assist getting the ball airborne, up to 60 grams of tungsten are placed low inside the clubhead for a lower center of gravity that ups launch angle by half a degree.

WHY WE LIKE IT: The company’s previous offering in this category, the Big Bertha, was a super-game-improvement iron in a relatively palatable shape. With the Rogue ST Max OS no such subtlety was attempted. The clubheads are suitably large and provide plenty of launch assistance, distance and forgiveness for those needing help in all three of those areas. Because not all players in this category have the same swing speed, we particularly like the addition of the Lite model designed for those with deliberate swings. Read more >>

Price: $143-$157/per iron
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Ratings
Performance

45%*

Innovation

30%*

Look / Sound / Feel

20%*

Demand

5%*

* Percentage of total score

Player Comments
High-Handicapper

"The line seems to be coming off exactly where I'm looking. That's a big plus. Alignment comes easily. Seems like every shot is within five yards of where I'm aiming. Top of the bunch. Distance is better than any of the others."

High-Handicapper

"A comfortable look with a nice feel off the head. Good height without getting too high. Really good distance."

High-Handicapper

“The technology is packaged in a clean way. Really rewarding: On slightly heavy shots, the club feels like it cuts through the ground effortlessly.”

Club Specs

Lofts

7-iron: 28.5 degrees; PW: 41 degrees

From the Manufacturer
Description

The Rogue ST Max OS and OS Lite irons are forgiving game-improvement irons with high launch, wide soles, and enhanced offset for mid-high handicap golfers.

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