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Callaway Rogue and Rogue Sub Zero drivers hit USGA conforming list



As of Monday, Dec. 4, two new drivers from Callaway appear on the USGA conforming list: a Callaway Rogue and a Callaway Rogue Sub Zero, each in 9- and 10.5-degree heads. Based on the photos, the drivers will use weights in the sole, have adjustable hosels, and will feature Callaway’s popular Jailbreak technology that it introduced in its GBB Epic drivers. The Jailbreak design essentially uses two internal bars behind the face to reduce flex and ultimately boost ball speed.

Photos of a Callaway Rogue Sub Zero driver, which look similar to the photos posted on USGA’s conforming list, also recently popped up in our forums,. Check out the “Epic is out, enter the Rogue” forum thread, and the “New Callaway Driver/Woods: Rogue” thread to see what GolfWRX members are saying about the photos of the driver.

Below are the photos of the drivers as they appear on the USGA site, along with the listed specs and descriptions.

Callaway Rogue

Callaway Rogue Sub Zero

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  1. Dean

    Jan 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I say let the manufacturers do whatever the want; it’s their money they are spending not mine. We don’t have to upgrade every time they introduce another version or product. The upside is since they come out with new stuff every 3-6 months, we can buy the newly replaced stuff, which is usually just as good if not better than the new stuff, at reduced prices. Plus I do like tinkering and experimenting with new stuff, and even though I have gone through several irons over past several years (and currently play Srixon 945s), I have not found a driver to replace my 8-year old Titleist 910 D2 with a Mitsubishi Diamana Silver S60 shaft. So bring ’em on, Taylormade and Callaway!


    Dec 20, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    I am currently hitting the Callaway Fusion Heavy. I tried the Epic with a 44.5″ shaft, but if you don’t hit the face square, who knows where the ball will travel. Hitting outside the rods on the heal or toe will cause the ball to squirrel. If the Rogue has added the missing forgiveness, I’d go with it, otherwise I’ll stay with the Fusion.

  3. robert

    Dec 12, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    the rogue is not the next evolution for the epic, it’s a evolution of the fusion. totally other linie not the same mistake loke TMG

  4. jim

    Dec 6, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    I’m driving a ’17 Nissan Rogue … nice…

  5. Rocky

    Dec 6, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Yea, yea, something new every year that will get another 7-10 yards. Think we’re stupid Callaway ? Sick of all the marketing BS and insulting every past driver after we spent $400-$500.

  6. Bob Jacobs

    Dec 6, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    I’m not sure I get the title of the article as “Callaway drivers hit USGA conforming list”. Aren’t all or most Callaway drivers conforming??

  7. SoonerSlim

    Dec 6, 2017 at 11:44 am

    I can’t see any adjustment on these new drivers for the hook/fade bar. As as hooker, I like to set up my driver for maximum fade without adding draw bias with increased loft. Can’t see any reason to go spend additional money for a club that will not offset my tendency.

  8. D Mack

    Dec 4, 2017 at 9:34 pm

    1 year is plenty of time for a good design and engineering team to devlope a new product. I’m alll for it. If your only hobby is golf, the price of a new driver is relatively cheap.

    • Nat

      Dec 5, 2017 at 1:16 am

      From and engineering pov this is all ostentatious rubbish intended to scam the gullible golfers who seek a new toy to boost their pathetic game …. soooo obvious

      • D Mack

        Dec 5, 2017 at 9:28 pm

        I wouldn’t say rubish. Most of the new drivers are very good. Will they make a golfer with a below average swing start hitting great drives? Uh…. no. But the quest for “Excalibur ” gives golfers a mission which some golfers seem to love. I myself like to demo the new crop of drivers every year, but seldom see the drivers live up to the hype. Drivers in my bag are on self regulated 2 year contract and irons are on a 5 year. Putters on the other hand come and go. My weakness.

  9. don

    Dec 4, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Just looking at the design of the Rogue soles it’s evident these drivers are top notch.

    • Uhit

      Dec 5, 2017 at 6:53 am

      Great design indeed, wonder if they also have a milled face?

  10. JThunder

    Dec 4, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    For those who get annoyed at the “constant” club releases, understand, this is typical capitalism. The marketing departments and shareholders demand new products on a regular basis. It’s been a long time since “consumer demand” or “improvement” drove new product launches – in golf or almost any other area of manufacture.

    If you want to change this, vote for socialism.

    • JEC

      Dec 5, 2017 at 11:15 am

      You have a choice not to buy it…..Socialism is for losers.

  11. dat

    Dec 4, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Have Callaway not learned a thing from the demise of TMAG? They just put out too many clubs that look the same, sound the same, and perform the same, while pricing them a bit more than the last model. Enough.

    • NJhonus

      Dec 4, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Why do we care? Do you get mad when BMW launches a new 3 series or 5 series every year. Or Chevy pumps out annual upgrades to the Malibu or Corvette.

      They run 2 year product cycles, same as smartphones and longer than computers or cars or pretty much anyother good we purchase.

      • Doesnotno

        Dec 5, 2017 at 10:03 am

        But BMW/Chevy put out models with quantifiable improvements – faster, smoother, more economical, etc. Smartphones and computers have more memory, better screens, faster processors. Callaway and TMAG can’t prove similar improvements. They’re simply offending people who purchased the earlier models. In the short term they think they’re improving profits, in the long term they’re educating people that there’s no need to change driver until the current model breaks.

        • mike

          Dec 5, 2017 at 11:57 am

          not true. newer models arent always better and sometimes have lots of recalls.

          • Sam

            Dec 6, 2017 at 2:40 pm

            i have done ALOT of testing with all models and i think they are are big upgrade for epic.
            I dont game callaway clubs but as a club fitter i get to test everything.
            The original epic to me was strange…. it was hard to tell where on the face you hit the ball and hard to find the COG.
            The rouge line has much more “FEEL” which is the main thing epic is lacking…
            the fairway woods were much much better.
            As for the Iron line… pretty sure the rogue X iron had a 41* PW (im not exaggerating)
            Performance wise i didnt see much change and doubt you will see much more in the next 2-3 models..
            Taylormades M3 and M4 are going to be something we haven’t seen in the golf industry before….. Actual NEW stuff….
            Anyone have any Question ill do my best to answer.

            • Terry (TMAC)

              Dec 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm

              Is there a way to adjust the fade / draw bias?

      • Anthony

        Dec 6, 2017 at 3:01 pm

        2 year product cycle? What planet are you from? Callaway and Tmag are ridiculous with There product cycles…

    • Donny Johnston

      Dec 4, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Let the market decide. Your opinion makes you sound like an economic illiterate.

  12. jd57

    Dec 4, 2017 at 2:56 pm

    Oh great… more drivers…

    • don

      Dec 4, 2017 at 9:03 pm

      …. and fewer golfers who can afford them …lol

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Driver, shaft combinations of strokes gained: off-the-tee leaders



‘Tis the season for, well, looking back at the previous golf season. Hopefully, you’re still able to put a peg in the ground where you live.

However, if you find yourself stuck on the couch, staring longingly at your clubs in the corner as they begin their period of forced hibernation, we’re here to offer you an always enjoyable (we hope) diversion: a look at the equipment of some of the best golfers in the game this past season.

More specifically, we’re taking a look at the driver head and shaft combinations of the best drivers of the golf ball on the PGA Tour (as measured by their strokes gained: off-the-tee metric) for the 2022-2023 PGA Tour season.

Let’s get to it.

10. Hayden Buckley: 0.611

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees)

Shaft: UST Mamiya Lin Q M40X Blue 6F5

9. Luke List

Driver: Titleist TSR3 (9 degrees)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70 TX

8. Viktor Hovland: 0.741

Driver: Ping G425 LST (9 degrees @8.4)

Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 661 TR X (45.75 inches, tipped 1 inch)

7. Keith Mitchell: 0.743

Driver: Mizuno ST-Z 230 (9.5 degrees)

Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 75 6.5

6. Kevin Yu: 0.803

Driver: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro White 80 TX

5. Brent Grant: 0.806

Driver: Srixon ZX7 Mk II (8.5 degrees)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei 1K Pro Black 75 TX

4. Patrick Cantlay: 0.852

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 @8.75 degrees)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana ZF 60 TX

3. Rory McIlroy: 0.907

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (9 degrees @7.5)

Shaft: Fujikura Ventus TR Blue 6 X

*McIlroy switched into TaylorMade’s Qi10 LS driver at the DP World Tour Championship. 

2. Ludvig Åberg: 0.982

Driver: Titleist TSR2 (9 degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

1. Scottie Scheffler: 1.021

Driver: TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus (8 degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

*Scheffler switched into TaylorMade’s Qi10 LS driver at the Hero World Challenge. 

There you have it, GolfWRXers. We’ll be back with more pieces of this nature as we X out the days in December.

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Callaway Apex Pro, Apex CB, Apex MB combo irons – Club Junkie Reviews



When Callaway released the new Apex Pro, Apex CB, and Apex MB irons in August, better-skilled golfers were very excited to get them out on the course to try for themselves.

The Apex Pro packs a ton of technology into a small head size with reduced offset and a thinner topline. Callaway updated the new Apex CB with a new sole design for better turf interaction and shot consistency. The Apex MB is the blade for elite players who are looking for precise distance control and shot shaping.

Callaway knows some golfers like to mix and match clubs from different sets to optimize their performance, so I was very intrigued to see how the Apex Pro Series Triple Play iron set combined all three irons.

Callaway Apex Pro Long Irons (4, 5, 6)

When you set the new Apex Pro irons down, you will be pleased with the look of reduced offset and a compact shape. The irons aren’t so small that you get intimidated, I think Callaway picked a good size. Being slightly larger than the CB and MB gives you a little more confidence that you don’t need to strike it dead center in order to get a good shot out of them.

The Pros use multi-material construction to add distance and forgiveness while the forged face and body give you soft feel and distance control. Urethane Microspheres are also used to dampen vibration and give the Pro irons a soft and solid feel. Now the GolfWRXer in me wishes the Pro had a touch less offset, but I like the overall shape and think the more rounded toe gives them a softer look.

Out on the course, the 4, 5, and 6-irons are easy to hit and do offer you a little extra firepower for those longer shots. The feel is soft and muted, even on mishits, and the turf interaction from the Dynamic Sole design resists digging in soft conditions. The 4-iron is a real cannon off the tee on short par 4’s and long par 3’s, giving you the distance as well as added height to stop the ball on the green.

Off the turf, you can easily elevate the 5 and 6-iron shots into greens, but all of the Pro irons offer better forgiveness than you might expect. My miss is generally off the toe and those shots still get up in the air and carry. When you miss, you can still carry that bunker or get the ball to the front of the green.

Apex CB Mid Irons (7, 8, 9)

These might be my favorite looking out of the three iron sets in terms of size and shape. They blend some of the roundness from the Apex Pro with a slightly sharper toe and more compact size. The Apex CB have very little offset, and the transition from hosel to leading edge is done well and without too much curvature.

The soles are more narrow, but you can see more of the angles in the Dynamic Sole. The pre-worn leading edge and trailing-edge relief stand out more and work very well. I play in Michigan, and you rarely come across a firm and fast fairway, so turf interaction is very noticeable in these softer conditions. Much like the Apex Pro, the CB gets into the turf immediately and wants to shallow out and exit quickly.

Solidly struck shots feel so solid and soft with a heavy “thud” at impact. When it comes to feel, these irons will easily hold their own against other popular forged CBs. Shots hit thin or off the toe will bring more vibration to your hands and produce a clickier sound.

Distance control with the Apex CB irons is very, very good. Well-struck shots seem to fly exactly the same distance and height every time. The launch is a little lower than the Apex Pro but you still can elevate them off the turf or tee. These irons also seem to spin a bit more as you notice shots having a little more curvature to them. Into the wind, you can see a touch of rise in the shot. You will notice a little more of a dropoff in carry when you miss the center of the face, but directionally the ball stays online well.

Callaway added MIM weights in the toe, and as much as they perfect the balance of each iron, they seem to add some forgiveness as well. Skilled players will love the shotmaking ability of the CB: You can hit them high, low, left, or right, and in any combination of the aforementioned.

Apex MB Short Irons (10, 11)

First, just having irons with a “10” and an “11” on the sole is flat-out cool. That little difference is fun to see and they always get comments from other golfers. While all of the new Apex irons blend well together, these have the most distinctive look to my eye. They are the edgiest look with a sharper toe and straight leading edge. There is a lack of softness and roundness to the me, but again, they blend in well with the set.

I only have the pitching and gap wedge in the set, but that is about where my skill tops out! The MB will demand your attention as they obviously are the least forgiving in the set. While well-struck shots will reward you with impeccably soft feel and a solid “thud” sound, off-center will be a little more harsh on your hands and ears. My misses tend to be the most dramatic and you will see a big drop off in distance when you hit it out on the toe. Where the Apex Pro will get you on the green, the MB can keep you just off depending on the miss.

For being such high-lofted clubs, they do keep a lower ball flight that carries a lot of spin into the green. You can easily fire at tight pins with confidence that the trajectory and spin will keep the ball close to its landing spot. And since they are MBs, you can flight those shots any way you would like with ease.

Turf interaction is good, but these will dig the most out of the set. But even with the deeper divot, the irons get through the turf very quickly.

Matching the gap wedge to the set is something I have liked in this set. There is just a feeling of consistency on full, or close-to-full shots that you don’t get with a sand wedge-style head. Those full shots kind of feel like you are just hitting a pitching wedge but at a shorter distance. The “11-iron” still works around the green, and you can hit little pitch and chip shots with plenty of spin, even with an open face.

Overall, Callaway’s Triple Play offers a little bit of everything for players who need a little help in the long irons but want consistency in the scoring clubs. Feel, distance, and forgiveness are all added to the mix in good amounts in order to balance out the set. If you are a single-digit handicap who wants a players look from address but needs a little help, Callaway’s Apex Pro Series combo sets are well worth trying out.

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Whats in the Bag

Tony Finau WITB 2023 (December)



  • Tony Finau’s what’s in the bag accurate as of the Hero World Challenge.

Driver: Ping G430 LST (9 degrees @7) Buy.
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

3-wood: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond T (14 degrees) Buy here.
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: Nike Vapor Fly Pro (3) Buy here, Ping Blueprint (4-PW) Buy here.
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 Hybrid X (3), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 TX

Wedges: Ping Glide 4.0 (50-12S, 56-12S) Buy here, Titleist Vokey Design WedgeWorks Proto (60-T) Buy here.
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 125 Wedge S

Putter: Ping PLD Anser 2D prototype Buy here.
Grip: Garsen Golf Ultimate

Grips: Lamkin UTx Mid

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot Buy here.

See the rest of Tony Finau’s WITB in the forums.

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