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The Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver is well-designed for the better player. Lower launch and spin. Compact head. Sacrifices some forgiveness.
For the last couple years, Callaway’s Triple Diamond driver heads have come to retail late after strong consumer demand. For the 2022 Rogue ST line, Callaway is launching the Triple Diamond LS driver along with its three brothers, the Max [review HERE], Max LS, and Max D. True to its Tour nature, the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS is designed to be the lowest spinning model with a neutral-to-fade bias, and a smaller 450cc head. I tested one to see how it fares in the hands of a decidedly non-Tour golfer.
At a glance, there’s nothing about the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver that sets it apart from the other Rogue ST drivers. It has the same matte black, carbon fiber fade crown with a thin band of gold at the trailing edge. The focal point of the sole is a golden Tungsten Speed Cartridge near the back of the head. A second look at the sole reveals one notable difference: a weight near the center of the face.
The major difference between the Triple Diamond LS and the other models is the size. Standing on its own, the Triple Diamond LS looks compact but not scary small. Next to the Rogue ST Max LS [review HERE], it’s a bit shocking that it’s only 10cc smaller. The Triple Diamond LS is noticeably shorter from front to back. Also, the face looks taller and more tapered toward the bottom. Aesthetically, this is absolutely the driver that better players are going to want.
Sound & Feel
I loved the whisper-quiet impact of the Rogue ST Max LS, and I found that same sound in the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver. Contact creates a “thump” which is a stark contrast to the metallic tones many drivers produce.
Your hands are going to receive most of the feedback on strike quality with this club. Because it’s so quiet, you won’t hear obvious differences between pure strikes and mishits. Thankfully, the Triple Diamond LS communicates impact location very clearly through feel.
The Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver met all my expectations while still impressing me with how much forgiveness is packed into a smaller head.
Per Callaway, the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS is the lowest spinning model. They also state that it’s slightly higher launching than the Rogue ST Max LS. For me, the Triple Diamond LS was slightly lower launching and lower spinning than the Max LS. Neither difference was huge, but together they created a more penetrating ball flight. As always, getting fit is the key to finding your best driver.
The Tungsten Speed Cartridge in the Triple Diamond LS is the lightest of the four Rogue ST drivers at 20 grams. This savings is put into a round, adjustable weight near the face which optimizes the CG while detracting slightly from the forgiveness. For a smaller, Tour-style head, the Triple Diamond LS does an impressive job of retaining ball speed on mishits. That said, it was easy to see in testing on my Foresight GCQuad that it is not as forgiving as the other Rogue ST drivers.
My one other note is that this driver felt more workable than the other Rogue STs. Callaway sometimes refers to the Triple Diamond LS as Neutral, sometimes as Neutral-Fade. For me, it was definitely the easiest Rogue ST to fade. That said, I’m happy to acknowledge this could be a placebo effect from looking at the smaller head. Either way, the results were clear. Players who want to shape their tee shots should give this driver a try.
For faster swingers who value looks and workability over maximum forgiveness, the Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver is a great choice. Make sure you get fit to find the right model, loft, and shaft to get the most out of your tee shots.