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