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Tour de Rogue irons at StL Expo

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#1 ChipNRun

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 12:19 AM

Here are the head and shaft combinations I hit on Rogue irons family at the St. Louis Golf Expo this past weekend:

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I hit Rogue X as iron for GolfTEC swing analysis at Expo. Club had the proprietary KBS Max 90 shaft - strange looking with blue label without a hint of KBS red. Club just felt too light - would need to try it with heavier shaft to really judge it.

Overall: if going Rogue line would test the Rogue Pro with XP105 and XP105-ST in S300 and R300.

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XP95-ST felt good and very lively, while XP105-ST felt lively and really solid. This was a bit confusing, as I gave up stiff for regular almost 10 years ago.

For a full fitting, the Calla rep recommended a “gap analysis” to see if I would have a distance fall-off in the 4i and 5i. If so, two possible options: Go all Pro heads, and softstep the 4i and 5i; or go Pro for 6i-PW, but put in standard Rogue head for 4i and 5i.

The PX LZ 105 shaft seems to be a bit much – the same feel that had me reshaft my X20 Tours from even heavier PX 5.0 to NS Pro.

Note: My remarks are based strictly on feel and eyesighted launch patterns. None of the hitting stations had launch monitors.

What's In The Bag *...

Driver:  Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
  or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
Hybrid:  Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
Irons: Calla X20 Tour 4i-9i / NS Pro 8950GH R-flex 97 gr.
Wedge:  Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS - KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr. |

   MD.PM 60°/10 - KBS TourV-W 125 gr.

Putter:   Ping B60 / 34" w. Winn ProX 1.8 grip
Bag:      Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
Ball:    Calla SuperSoft
   * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course.

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#2 dalton044

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 10:48 PM

Did hit anything, but the expo was interesting. I would think the XP 105 would make sense for a vast majority. that 100 or so weight range works well for people.
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Posted 16 February 2018 - 07:09 PM

I hit Rogue Pro at that STL Golf Expo last Friday. I know the Cally rep, Dave K for several years, he knows his stuff. I hit Rogue driver and Rogue Pro irons from my club pro's fitting cart yesterday. I think I like the driver but don't know about Rogue Pro irons yet cause I would like to hit short and long irons before I determine my choices for this season.

They do remind me of old Callaway X-Tours that I had good success with.

Edited by br61, 16 February 2018 - 07:10 PM.

A bag of hacking utensils;

TM M4 10.5* Tensei White stiff(44.75")
TM R11TP 14* Kai'li 80 stiff
816H1 19* & 23* Speeder 8.8 stiff
AP3 5-PW PX LZ 6.0
TM MG Bronze 52HB, 56SB & 60LB Modus 115 stiff
Odyssey original WhiteHot 2Ball 44"

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