For 2022, Callaway added several technologies to its new Rogue ST fairway wood family and modified others to create an arsenal of clubs designed to hit the ball straighter and farther off the tee and from the turf.
Callaway say the new Rogue ST fairways are their fastest fairway woods ever, in fact they are up to 10 yards longer with new Batwing Technology. The new A.I. Jailbreak system has been completely redesigned to promote speed and stability. Two Jailbreak batwings are pushed to the perimeter, providing stiffness while allowing the face to flex for high ball speeds.
Like the driver, these fairway woods are engineered with a Tungsten Speed Cartridge plus an A.I. Face. Additionally, the High Strength Face Cup provides speed and spin consistency. The tungsten weight in the sole of the Rogue ST Max fairways lowers the centre of gravity and boosts ball speed making these heads seriously hot.
There are three models all designed to suit various players, Rogue St Max: Their longest fairway wood, with high MOI and a neutral ball flight. Rogue St Max D: Their highest launching and most draw biased model for shot shape correction and the Rogue St Max LS: Their lowest spinning model with a neutral ball flight in a compact shape.
The Rogue ST Max has a less-rounded shape than last season’s Epic Max fairway wood to make it appeal to a broader range of players. It was designed to have the highest moment of inertia for stability, and it has a neutral weight bias so better players can use it to hit draws and fades. Callaway said the Rogue ST Max produces 390 rpm less spin than the Epic Max fairway woods, 1.5 mph more ball speed and more than 7 yards of increased distance. The Rogue ST Max will be available in lofts of 15, 16.5, 18, 20, 21, 24 and 27 degrees.
The Rogue ST LS is a low-spin option designed for better players. Callaway added a weight screw behind the Tungsten Speed Cartridge to help fitters adjust the swing weight, and it features a deeper face and more compact design that should help it produce a lower, more-piercing ball flight. The Rogue ST LS comes in lofts of 13.5, 15, 16.5 and 18 degrees.
The Rogue ST Max D was designed with a draw bias for golfers who battle a slice. It has a face angle that is slightly more closed, and the clubs have 1 to 1.5 degrees more loft than the corresponding Rogue Max and Rogue LS clubs. The Rogue ST Max D comes in lofts of 16, 19 and 22 degrees.