Callaway Rogue X Hybrid Review

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The Callaway Rogue X hybrid is a larger hybrid designed for maximum distance and forgiveness.  It delivers on both counts.

Introduction

In an earlier review, we took a look at the Rogue hybrid and found it to be one of the longest hybrids in golf.  Callaway bills the Rogue X hybrid as being designed for “maximum distance.”  I tested it to see if there was any room for the Rogue X to improve on the standard model.

Looks

The Rogue X hybrid is noticeably larger than the standard Rogue at address.  Though they’re the same size from heel to toe, the Rogue X is bigger from front to back.  The face also appears to be a hair taller.

In the bag, the Rogue X looks much like the standard Rogue – black sole with minimal branding.

Sound & Feel

The Rogue X hybrid has a very similar sound to the Rogue hybrid – quiet and metallic, just like a fairway wood.  I strained my ears to try to find a difference and concluded that the Rogue X might be a touch louder, but the difference is minimal.

I mentioned in my review of the Rogue hybrid that there wasn’t a lot of feedback on strike quality.  Being even larger, the same issue is present in the Rogue X as well.

Performance

The first note I made after my testing of the Rogue X hybrid was, “Forgiveness: WOW.”  If you need a lot of forgiveness from a hybrid, you don’t need to look any further than the Rogue X.  As long as you find some part of the face, the ball is going on a long, straight ride.

While the forgiveness is dialed up noticeably from the standard Rogue hybrid, the other performance elements are very similar.  Ball speed is spectacular, but no better in the Rogue X than the standard.  I would classify both clubs as mid-launch, low spin.

As a fairly low spin player, I didn’t find the Rogue X to be longer than the Rogue.  Other players may find that there’s a big gap between the two.  As always, being custom fit is the key to maximizing performance.

Conclusion

I didn’t find the Rogue X hybrid to the  longer than the standard Rogue, which means it’s only freakishly long, not completely, insanely, otherworldly.  Where the Rogue X differentiates itself is in forgiveness.  For the higher handicap player, the Rogue X hybrid will be a godsend in the long game.

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Matt Saternus

12 Comments

  1. What is the price? Does it cost more than the old rouge?

  2. Alan Goudie

    Another helpful review. Thank you.

  3. How did you compare vs Rouge, as the same numbered hybrid will have different lofts. 3 vs 3 or loft vs loft?

    • Matt Saternus

      Joe,

      3 vs 3 because that’s how most consumers are going to look at it and how Callaway is presenting it.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. For a high handicaper (25) who started 2 years ago, would you recommend this, or the F9 Hybrid? I’m really struggling to decide between the two clubs? I have TM M4 irons 5-sw, and am thinking of getting a 4 hybrid.

    Thanks!

    • Matt Saternus

      Dan,

      I would recommend trying both in a fitting and getting the one that performs better. Neither is objectively better – both are excellent and it comes down to fit and preference.

      Best,

      Matt

  5. James Long

    Great review! I purchased these irons, their on the way, my swing speed at 59 yrs old is terrible slow in the low to mid 70’s. My toughest distance is 150 believe it or not. I’m hoping these will make 150 consistent and easy everytime. I really need distance, hoping these are the answer. Thanks for the great review.

  6. Do I need a ladies flex shaft on the rouge x or is the light shaft the same?

    • Matt Saternus

      Diane,

      I’m not sure if it’s the exact same, but I would guess that it’s probably close. If you’re a strong player, I would guess the light would not give you any issues.

      -Matt

  7. Kevin Trudel

    Is it draw biased like a lot of other hybrids?

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