SPECS: 9°, 10.5° and 13.5° with 40g–80g shaft options, including Aldila Synergy, Aldila Quaranta, Project X HZRDUS and others.

RECOMMENDATION: Targets mid- to high-handicaps who want a slightly lighter option and enhanced ball speed.

KEY TECHNOLOGIES: Jailbreak with X-Face and VFT for a higher COR across the entire face and increased ball speed; Triaxial Carbon Crown for weight savings and a higher MOI and forgiveness; Boeing Speed Step for improved aerodynamics and swing speed.

GOAL: With the Rogue drivers, Callaway aims to take many of the technologies in 2017’s GBB Epic drivers and add more forgiveness and stability.

THE SCOOP: Callaway’s GBB Epic drivers were a runaway hit and the most widely sold driver in the United States last year. Now, with the release of three new Rogue drivers, Callaway is borrowing several key design features from those clubs while making the Rogue family slightly different. (The Epic line still will be available – Rogue doesn’t replace Epic.)


At the heart of the Rogue drivers are two features that work together to provide more distance: an updated Jailbreak system and a re-designed variable-thickness face.

“This is really the next generation of Jailbreak,” said Evan Gibbs, Callaway’s director of research and development for metalwoods. “There are two titanium rods that connect the crown and sole inside the head, and their purpose is to add stiffness to the body and minimize the amount of deflection in the body during impact. This minimizes the amount of energy lost in the body and focuses that energy to the face.”