Callaway Rogue

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Was this line of drivers a flop? You see people post in the WTB section for pretty much every driver under the sun but rarely the Rogue. Just interested in people’s thoughts as I find that peculiar.
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  • Bomber_11Bomber_11 Enjoy the Chase. ClubWRX  3578WRX Points: 160Posts: 3,578 ClubWRX
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    Never hit the standard Rogue, but I thought the Rogue Sub Zero did what it was supposed to do (cut spin down and perform well).



    I think the Rogue was an odd release mainly because they never discontinued Epic, or stated Rogue to be an Epic replacement. I feel that never identified it as an "upgrade", and therefore it never got as much traction as it should have.



    I play Rogue SZ 3-wood and really like it, no intentions of swapping out it anytime soon.
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  • BrandonG31BrandonG31 Members  133WRX Points: 11Handicap: 9.5Posts: 133 Fairways
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    Good point, I never thought about it that way.
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members  3436WRX Points: 227Posts: 3,436 Titanium Tees
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    Isn't Phil still hitting the Rogue?
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  • BicknellCCBicknellCC Members  1456WRX Points: 1,096Posts: 1,456 Platinum Tees
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    I played in a foursome with a guy who got one when they were hot off the press. He couldn't keep it in the fairway, but the other 3 of us hit a practice ball with it and killed it dead straight and long of course. I thought it felt good and couldn't complain about the results, but I hit every club great till I pay for it. That being said, he's the only guy I know who ever owned one. 2017 club?
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  • CwingCwing #TaylorMade TwistFace Experience 2018 Go Big Blue!!! 8x Champs. Who Dey !!! Go Bengals,Members  8355WRX Points: 333Handicap: 12.1Posts: 8,355 Titanium Tees
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    Three of my buddies have Rogues and they are just fine.
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  • Bece2117Bece2117 MassachusettsClubWRX  1731WRX Points: 168Handicap: 3.8Posts: 1,731 ClubWRX
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    Rogue SZ is the best driver I have hit in years....not sure I would use the WTB as an indication of a clubs prowess...I’d be more inclined to stay away from something that is constantly on the BST.
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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers  4897WRX Points: 622Posts: 4,897 Titanium Tees
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    I just picked up a Rogue SZ and Epic SZ to replace my Razr Hawk at our that broke on me. The epic, for me, is leaps and bounds ahead of the rogue. I tried the epic’s shaft in the rogue for an apples to apples comparison, and there’s no comparison. Just bought the thing and it now resides in my spare bag of stuff.
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  • Radeon962Radeon962 ClubWRX  2119WRX Points: 228Posts: 2,119 ClubWRX
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    Went from the Epic SZ to the G400 Max and then to the Rogue last year. Rogue beat out the G400 Max and the Rogue is still in the bag for me this year. Standard Rogue fits me well and felt better to.me than the Epic or Max
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  • JMac02JMac02 Members  136WRX Points: 67Handicap: 2Posts: 136 Fairways
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    bigred90gt wrote:


    I just picked up a Rogue SZ and Epic SZ to replace my Razr Hawk at our that broke on me. The epic, for me, is leaps and bounds ahead of the rogue. I tried the epic’s shaft in the rogue for an apples to apples comparison, and there’s no comparison. Just bought the thing and it now resides in my spare bag of stuff.




    It’s the complete opposite for me. I never got along with the Epic, tried it several different times, and hit the Rogue like a cannon and it’s still my driver now. Funny how different clubs work better for different people.
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  • 1Mordrid11Mordrid1 Members  941WRX Points: 311Posts: 941 Golden Tee
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    Rogue is still in the bag for me, and I have hit most of the 2019 drivers, and the closest one to supplanting my rogue was the G410. But in reality it performed about the same, so there was no reason to spend the $$.
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  • I_HATE_SNOWI_HATE_SNOW Members  3436WRX Points: 227Posts: 3,436 Titanium Tees
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    Had 2 Epics, traded them for a Rogue, much more forgiving for me.
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  • jkim27jkim27 SF Bay AreaMembers  134WRX Points: 62Handicap: 7.8Posts: 134 Fairways
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    Pretty sure all the Callaway staffers were playing all Rogue last year. Don't think anyone stuck with Epic in 2018.



    I play a Rogue and performance is great. Hate the sound though. High pitched "tink" sound and not the nice powerful crunch that you get with the TM products.
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  • Hougz79Hougz79 Members  393WRX Points: 106Posts: 393 Greens
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    I gamed a Rogue at release thru July of last year. Admittedly my swing was going through some changes but I stuggled with control. Switched back to my 917D2 and driving instantly improved. For me it wasn't an optimal fit. I did hit some of my longest drives in years with it when hit well. It gave me wonderful launch monitor numbers, just didn't transfer well to the course for me. The 3w is a true gem, probably the longest fairway wood I've ever hit. But I like to tinker, and glued hosel made it harder to be a shaft ho.
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  • BrandonG31BrandonG31 Members  133WRX Points: 11Handicap: 9.5Posts: 133 Fairways
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    I feel the same way, it probably wasn’t an optimal fit. I hit some of my longest drives with it, but on off days it was very punishing. Whereas my 16 M2, even on days I’m not swinging it top notch, I can still get around and post a decent number.
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  • wchahnwchahn BostonClubWRX  142WRX Points: 43Handicap: 9Posts: 142 ClubWRX
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    I have a Rogue 3W and love it. Callaway drivers and I have never gotten along.
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  • erock9174erock9174 North Canton, OHMembers  4148WRX Points: 243Handicap: 10.5Posts: 4,148 Titanium Tees
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    Read on another Golf Forum that it Outsold the Epic and was the highest selling driver of 2018
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  • kiw1982kiw1982 Williamsburg, VAMembers  1238WRX Points: 161Handicap: 7Posts: 1,238 Platinum Tees
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    Personally, I could not find performance difference among epic, rogue, and flash.

    All margins we're less than my swing variation.
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  • BrandonG31BrandonG31 Members  133WRX Points: 11Handicap: 9.5Posts: 133 Fairways
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    Bomber hit the nail on the head for me at least. I wasn’t trying to say the performance isn’t there. I’m just saying the general buzz, for me, isn’t there anymore. I found that the EPIC had a much longer lasting buzz. Maybe that’s because of the new jailbreak tech that came with the EPIC release.
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