What's new? How much do they cost? And how do they perform? Jack Backhouse brings you the low down on Callaway's Rogue ST MAS OS Lite irons

How does the Callaway’s easiest-to-swing hybrid perform? Find out in our Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite hybrid review.

Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite hybrid review: NCG Summary

Callaway Rogue ST Max OS hybrid review
Callaway Rogue ST Max OS hybrid review

The lightest option in Callaway’s Rogue ST hybrid lineup is perfect for golfers with a slow swing speed and who want extra help getting the ball in the air.

This club offers excellent forgiveness and a very consistent launch. It is available all the way from 3 iron replacement to 8 iron replacement which is great for players that struggle with their irons.

PROS

  • Draw biased to stop the slice
  • Oversized head makes you feel you can’t miss
  • Easy to get airborne from any strike location

CONS

  • A high spin head is not suitable for all players

Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite hybrid review: First impressions

As soon as you put this club behind the ball, you can tell this club is designed to help players get the ball in the air more often. The oversized, iron-like head shape looks huge behind the ball, filling you with confidence that the ball will get up in the air and move toward the target regardless of strike location. This is exactly what slower swinging speed players need.

Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite hybrid review: NCG verdict

This club feels a lot different compared to the other hybrids in the Rogue ST lineup. It is noticeably lighter and when just practice swinging and standing over the ball I felt like I was going to be able to create some club head speed and hit the ball high and long. Callaway assumes that if you’re holding this hybrid you are looking for the easiest-to-hit long iron replacement club on the market, and they’ve done a great job building a contender for that title.

Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite hybrid review

Setting up to the ball, the oversized head is definitely confidence-inspiring. The distance from heel to toe feels really long, giving me the feeling like the sweet spot is huge. I don’t typically play a hybrid but I like how easy to hit this club feels and looks.

With its lighter components, high spin design and draw bias, I’m not the player Callaway had in mind when they designed this club, but I was really pleased with the results I got when hitting it. Besides one particularly poor strike, my results were very consistent. I was able to swing this faster than the other hybrids in the Rogue ST range, and very consistently hit a high shot that curved to the left, which is exactly what the player this club was designed for wants.

Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite hybrid review

My fastest club speed with the Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite hybrid was a whopping 101.6mph giving me a 217-yard carry. This is 5mph quicker than the fastest swing I recorded when hitting the Rogue ST Pro Hybrid with a 15-yard further carry, proving that the technology works.

Even on my really bad heel strike, the ball still carried a solid distance and was a bad shot I’d be quite happy with out on the course. This is down to Callaway’s new A.I. optimized face which gives reliable ball speed and spin from strikes all over the face.

Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite hybrid review

I tried the 3 iron version of the hybrid and this club would replace the 3 iron I play, but I actually think that this club goes too far for my current set-up, when I hit it well. This may sound like a bizarre statement, but Callaway have done such a great job creating a club that’s powerful and easy to hit, there would be too much of a gap between my 4 iron and 3 hybrid.

Despite this, I really liked how powerful and stable this hybrid felt on impact. Callaway have added more tungsten weight into the heads of the Rogue ST hybrids and combined with the new Jailbreak Frames the ball really launches high and with speed.

I tried the Rogue ST Max OS Lite hybrid with the Project X Cypher Black 60 HB/IR Graphite shaft with the 21-degree head. Although I wouldn’t put this straight into my bag, I would absolutely recommend it to players who are looking for more distance, and an easier-to-hit long iron replacement club.

Callaway Rogue ST MAX OS Lite hybrid review: The Details

Available: Now

RRP: £249

Lofts: 3h: 21 degrees – 4h: 24 degrees – 5h: 27 degrees – 6h: 30 degrees – 7h: 33 degrees – 8h: 36 degrees

Stock shafts: Project X Cypher Black 60 HB/IR Graphite: Regular
Project X Cypher Black 50 HB/IR Graphite: Light

More information: Callaway website

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Jack Backhouse

Jack is a PGA Golf Professional who specialises in coaching. He also loves his golf equipment and getting into the data of the latest clubs on the market. Jack has quickly become a go-to for expertise on a wide range of golf products but specialises in reviewing hardware. If you are looking for some new golf clubs make sure you have checked out his latest driver, fairway wood or iron reviews. He previously worked in wealth management, all of this means that number crunching and launch monitors are his favourite thing in the world. Jack is a member at Sandmoor Golf Club and regularly gets out on the golf course to maintain his scratch handicap.

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