Callaway Rogue ST Pro Irons Review

Reviewed by Jordan Piller

  • 10.5 handicap
  • High 90s MPH driver swing speed 
  • Jordan upgraded from Mizuno MP 32 then Callaway RZR X Black

Review in short

The Callaway Rogue ST Pro is a hollow body iron with a very thin and fast face to give you player looks but insane distances. Lacks the feel of the Apex range but for the money, these are a real competitor to the TaylorMade P790s. 

Why I play these irons 

I’ve been waiting for a few years to find a set that was not a blade and was not a cavity back. These are not forged but are dead sexy, provide great feedback, are workable and provide a touch of forgiveness when needed. I’ve got some old Mizuno blades that I love but just don’t get on the course enough to be consistent with them. These Callaway ST Pros, which I believe they call “playas distance irons”, have been exactly what I hoped for so far.

callaway rogue st pro irons

Looks and feel 

I can break down how these irons play into 3 areas;

1. Control. Although the club faces are extremely hot I’ve found that a smooth swing generates the yardage I want with the accuracy I need.

2. Length. Pure strikes feel pretty much like nutting a blade and seem to penetrate through the air. A smooth swing hit square pays off with extra yards.

3. Feels. Both standing over it and in the hands. I feel like a boss over the ball cause they don’t have a hunk of material out the back and the feedback is great in the hands knowing where I’m off centre.

Performance

The TaylorMade P790 shook up the players-distance iron market and Callaway had to respond. Callaway designers pushed stainless steel to new limits by switching the cupface material to a stronger 450 steel that can be made thinner to produce an extra spring-like effect. Increased ball speed doesn’t really help a player like me if I can't keep the ball on the planet so a better casting process for the intricate faces that yield speed and proper spin (300 revolutions per minute more), launch (half a degree higher) and descent angle is welcome. The result is a 13-percent tighter dispersion than the Mavrik Pro iron.

Pros

  • Sexy as f. Gives the confidence and appearance of a playas iron.
  • Yardage gains due to new tech
  • Accuracy without sacrificing distance
  • For clubs of this quality they are very reasonably priced in comparison to their competition

Cons

  • The black piece of plastic on the back of the head isn’t the greatest to look at. Not a deal breaker by any stretch.
  • Rifle shafts? This isn’t really a con but not something I’m used to so I suppose undecided is a better term.
  • They haven’t made me a scratch golfer yet in four whole weeks
  • Not as much feel as in the Apex iron range

Tech specs

Iron

Loft  

Lie

Length

3

19°

60°

39"

4

21°

60.5°

38.5"

5

23.5°

61°

38"

6

26.5°

61.5°

37.5"

7

30.5°

62°

37"

8

34.5°

62.5°

36.5"

9

38.5°

63°

36"

PW

43°

63.5°

35.75"

GW

48°

63.5°

35.5"

Shaft options

  • Project X Tour Flighted 105
  • Mitsubishi Tensei White

Price for the set

RPP $1,199 4-PW

Conclusion

Last Updated on July 19, 2022 by Matt