Callaway Big Bertha B21 Vs. Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid Comparison Overview
Any time you see the word “Max” in the name of a Callaway club you can bet that its going to be big and forgiving with probable help in the distance department. Such is the case with the new Callaway Rogue ST Max which by now, we have tested a few times.
But players who are familiar with Callaway know that the Big Bertha clubs are known for the same types of performance aspects: oversized appointments, forgiveness and distance. The Callaway Rogue ST Max hybrid is the new kid on the block so to speak so we wanted to see how well it stood up against the tried and true Big Bertha.
Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid Overview
Even pure beginners will love the way this hybrid looks at address whether teeing off or trying to pop one out of the rough.
The Big Bertha hybrid makes it’s mark much like other Big Bertha clubs: with pronounced offset and an oversized head. Featured in the Big Bertha hybrid is split mass tungsten weighting which increases perimeter forgiveness and improves launch.
Amazingly though, these weights don’t make this club too heavy. That’s because the entire crown is made of carbon which saves a lot of weight. This Big Bertha is wieldy, powerful and the increase in offset will help you correct your rightward miss.
Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid Overview
While the Callaway Rogue ST Max is not as big as the Big Bertha, it definitely keeps up in terms of forgiveness.
Mainly, lateral forgiveness. The Callaway Rogue ST Max has re-designed jailbreak bars that have been pushed out to the extreme perimeter of the head increasing lateral stiffness. This helps preserve ball speed on toe/heel mis-hits and increases ball speed when you pure the ball.
There is also a sizable tungsten weight placed in the heel which produces a semi-draw. While the Callaway Rogue ST Max doesn’t have the pronounced offset that the Big Bertha does, this toe weight still helps to straighten out slices.
Amazingly though, the ST Max is heavier than the Big Bertha. We would really like to have seen a carbon crown used on the ST Max as well.
Despite it’s weight, the Callaway Rogue ST Max was actually the more accurate of the two hybrids. The Big Bertha is still the queen of distance; but the ST Max hybrid provides more precision.