Callaway Rogue Iron Set #5-Pw Graphite Soft Regular Men's Right
Who's It For?
Callaway is offering three different models when it comes to the new Rogue irons, leaving players with a decision to make about which set is the right choice for their game. All three options feature impressive technological advances and will provide ample playability. The standard Rogue would best be categorized as a game-improvement iron, as it will provide the mid- and high-handicappers it was designed for with the distance, launch, and forgiveness that they’re looking for. That said, the Rogue irons also provide a clean, mid-sized shape in the playing position and offer more workability and feel than many game-improvement irons, which might be enough to entice some better players take a look as well.
The Tech Story
Since introducing Face Cup Technology into irons a few years ago, Callaway has dramatically increased its market share in the space. Not surprisingly, the new Rogue irons will feature Face Cup technology as the driving force behind the impressive ball speed and distance they produce. More specifically, the Face Cup is a flexible rim around the perimeter of the clubhead that allows the face to flex more at impact. Additionally, Variable Face Thickness (VFT) technology has been implemented into the clubface construction to help maintain ball speed on off-center strikes, giving players more consistent distance results when hitting shots from the heel or toe. Callaway is also utilizing strategically placed tungsten weight that has been positioned in an Internal Standing Wave in the longer irons to increase MOI and promote optimal launch and spin, while the short irons feature a more traditional construction approach to promote control. And finally, given that distance irons with thin faces can produce unwanted vibrations at impact, Callaway has implemented what it’s calling urethane microspheres into the cavity design to improve sound and feel without having to sacrifice ball speed.