2017 proved to be an epic year for Callaway. The company saw its 2017 GBB Epic driver lead the field as one of the best reviewed and highest selling models of the year. For 2018, Callaway is going rogue, and taking some of the technology that worked so well in their last driver to their new fairway woods and hybrids.
The Callaway Rogue line will features three new drivers, two fairway woods, two hybrids, and four iron set models. All of the clubs fall under the Rogue name, but are built with unique designs for different players.
The standard Rogue driver will be joined by the Rogue Sub Zero and the Rogue Draw. The standard Rogue will use “The Jailbreak Effect”, Callaway’s upgrade to the Jailbreak design. Lighter titanium bars connect the crown and the sole, giving the Rogue a thinner face with more flex than the Epic, while still delivering the same effect as the original. Other new features include a leading edge design for better aerodynamics, and an improved X-Face design to boost the variable face thickness. The Sub Zero is a low-spin version meant for Tour-level players. The Draw is a heel-weighted iteration built specifically to fight slices and create straighter ballflight. Both the Sub Zero and the Draw utilize the same Jailbreak and X-Face technology. All three versions are $499 at retail.
Rogue Fairway Woods and Hybrids
The most noticeable difference between the Epic and Rogue fairway woods and hybrids is the use of the Jailbreak technology. While the Epic limited the Jailbreak design to the drivers, the Rogue has implemented the technology into the fairway woods and hybrids too. The fairway woods come in the standard Rogue and the lower-spin Rogue Sub Zero model ($299 each). The hybrids are available in the standard Rogue and the more forgiving Rogue X ($249 each). The clubs all feature thin, Carpenter steel clubfaces and Face Cup designs.
Callaway will also release four different models of irons under the Rogue name. The standard Rogue irons, Rogue X irons, and Rogue women’s irons will all retail for $899 steel, $999 graphite, while the Rogue Pro irons will go for $999 steel. The standard Rogue is built as an option for a wide selection of players as a game-improvement iron. It includes the 360-cup face technology found on many of Callaway’s recent iron models. The Pro version features all of the same technology as the standard, but with a thinner topline and sole. The Rogue X includes the same technologies as the Rogue, but with features like stronger lofts, lighter weights, and a larger clubhead to maximize distance and enhance forgiveness. The women’s model is ultra-light weight and includes a large cavity to increase forgiveness.
Take a look at the different Rogue models:
All clubs are available for pre-order on January 19, 2018, and at retail on February 9.