Callaway Rogue Pro Irons Review

callaway rogue pro irons review
Along with the regular game improvement irons in a range Callaway Golf always launches a better player’s set for golfers with mid to low handicaps.

In the case of the Rogue range the Rogue Pro irons continue this trend and offer a slightly more forgiving option of irons for better players with slower swingspeeds, with the biggest emphasis of these irons on distance.

Many of the design features found in the already reviewed regular Rogue irons have been carried through to the Pro version, however there has been some minor tweaks to the clubheads that makes them more suited to the better player ensuring you get both the distance and control necessary to shoot low scores.

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Callaway Rogue Pro Irons Review

Pros and Cons

PROS:
  • Incredible distance and low spin thanks to the 360 Face Cup and Variable Face Technology.
  • Very easy to hit and mishits offer very little difference in distance and dispersion to shots hit on the sweetspot.
  • Decent workability enables some shot shaping, but is more prone to hit a forgiving high and straight flight.
  • Lightweight stock steel shafts are still firm enough to allow for the added workability.
CONS:
  • Despite featuring technology to improve the sound and feel these irons still have quite a harsh click at impact.
  • These aren’t what you would consider affordable for a cast set of irons, however the fact that it is a 3-PW set with plenty of technology the price is actually decent.

Key Facts

Product Details Callaway Rogue Pro Irons Review
Launch RRP $1000 Check Price: Amazon | GlobalGolf.com | Worldwide Golf
Gender Men’s
Handicap Range Low – Mid
Hand Availability Right and Left
Swing Weight Men’s – Steel – D3
Lofts 19°-50°
Length 39-35.50”
Shaft Type and Name True Temper XP105
Manufacturers Website Callaway

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Callaway Golf 2018 Men's Rogue Pro Irons Set

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Detailed Review

Build Quality

Rogue Pro irons are packed with technological design elements that enhance the playability of the set for mid to low handicappers.

As mentioned before these irons feature many of the same design features as the regular Rogue irons, but in a more compact clubhead with small adjustments made to allow for more workability.

All of the materials used in the construction of the Rogue Pro irons are premium grade to ensure great performance and durability.

Control & Performance

Rogue Pro irons make use of 360 Face Cup technology and Variable Face Thickness, the same features found in Callaway Woods. These two design elements combine to create a larger sweetspot across the face area with thinner sections around the edge to improve consistency on extreme mishits. It also improves the rebound ability of the face to increase ballspeed at impact and produce greater distance.

Internal tungsten weights have been used to place the CG in a strategic area so as to launch the ball higher with less spin to also help improve distance. Callaway has then incorporated Urethane microspheres into the clubhead that help to create a softer feel and sound at impact, which is said to give these irons more of a forged feel at impact.

The compact design of the clubhead with a thinner sole, topline and less offset makes these irons more appealing to a golfer looking for more workability.

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Design & Appearance

As explained above the Rogue Pro irons use many design elements taken from the regular Rogue irons that are there to improve the distance and forgiveness of these clubs.

In the case of both sets these elements do make a big difference making them some of the best performing game improvement irons on the market.

However, when it comes to being a better player’s clubhead design the Rogue Pro irons aren’t what you would really consider as compact.

They are still quite chunky compared to many other mid to low handicapper game improvement irons.

Value for Money

You would have to consider the Rogue Pro irons to be on the slightly higher end of the game improvement irons price scale, but are still a few hundred dollars less than a forged set of better player’s irons.

And if you are in need of some added yards while still wanting some workability the Rogue Pro irons must be considered for testing.

9 Total Score

This is a seriously great set of workable game improvement irons. This category has always struggled to garner much popularity due to many better players choosing to go the forged iron route, however this set provides enough feel and control while also offering some extra distance per iron especially for those who don’t possess what these days is considered ‘tour level’ swingspeeds. It’s also great that the Rogue Pro irons are available as a traditional set of 3-PW with the option of also purchasing a matching gap wedge for the set.

Build Quality
9
Control and Performance
9
Design and Appearance
9.5
Value for Money
8.5
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Been hooked on golf since I was 12 and lived on a golf estate while at school. Began to work in Golf Industry during university and spent a year on the Sunshine Tour as a media operator. Subsequently became deputy editor of Compleat Golfer in South Africa for 5 years, specializing in equipment and travel reviews. After that I became a consultant to a major golf chain, testing and reviewing all equipment. Also a Callaway custom fitter and play off a 2 handicap when actually getting the chance to play!

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  1. […] For the sake of clarity this review is only about the regular Rogue irons, which offer the best combination of forgiveness from the Rogue X and workability from the Rogue Pro irons. […]

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