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.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

The Big Bertha hybrids are the best choice if you are dealing with a slice and need more distance.

Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

The AI technology is impressive, you can feel the Jailbreak technology working on every shot.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid First Impression

The Callaway Big Bertha B21 hybrids immediately instilled a sense of confidence at point of address.

Of course, this has mostly to do with the oversized head and the noticeable offset. It’s really hard to miss the sweet spot of these hybrids unless it’s your first time swinging a golf club.

You can pick up the Big Bertha hybrids in 3H all the way to 8H.

The Callaway Hybrid Family

Naturally, the Big Bertha B21 hybrids aren’t the only game in town. Callaway also makes the famous Epic Super Hybrid.

The Epic Super Hybrid sports a titanium body and head. Titanium is thinner than stainless steel so it flexes more, meaning the Super Hybrid produces faster ball speeds than the Big Berthas.

However, the Epic also has much less pronounced offset so it is not as congenial for beginners as the Big Bertha hybrids.

Callaway Rogue ST Hybrid First Impressions

Callaway have really outdone themselves on this hybrid. Straight away we could feel the forgiveness and could see the ball visually going further than previous models.

It has 4 loft options, 3 – 6 Hybrid, unfortunately there is no loft sleeve, we felt this was a downside as playing around with the loft can really help you dial in your trajectory and distances.

We could feel the technology working, from miss hits to shots out of the middle, this club performed unbelievably on every shot. We were really impressed with the Jailbreak A.I. system, and the results showed.

This hybrid is very easy to launch, they have been able to place the CG in specific positions to help with launch, making it easier to get the ball into the air.

The Callaway Hybrid Family

The Rogue ST has 3 other models in the family; Rogue ST Max OS, Rogue ST Max OS Lite and Rogue ST Pro.

The Rogue ST Max and Rogue ST Max OS are your oversized options, mainly for your higher handicap player, they both have quite a bit of offset. Because of this they are draw biased. Something to consider if you struggle with a fade or slice.

Rogue ST Pro is for your better player, your more traditional looking Hybrid, it has a neutral shot shape and promotes a low launch and spin profile. Stay away from this model if you are a higher handicap player.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid Selling Points

  • Flash Face
  • Tungsten weighting
  • Pronounced offset
  • Oversized head
  • Straight shots

Callaway Rogue ST Hybrid Selling Points

  • AI Technology Jailbreak works really well
  • 24g of tungsten in precise locations to improve CG
  • Low center of gravity
  • 455 Face Cup, which improves speed

Who is the Callaway Big Bertha B21 Hybrid for?

Like with all Big Bertha clubs, the Big Bertha hybrids were designed for beginners who are struggling with inaccurate shots from the deck.

While the Callaway Big Bertha B21 hybrids do produce almost effortlessly straight shots, it should be noted that this same asset means that there is limited workability with these clubs.

As a result, more advanced players may be a bit frustrated with the lack of shot shaping.

Still, it was clear after our testing that these clubs were never meant for advanced players. They lack a satisfying feel but they are light and long enough to provide the type of long-game performance that beginners need.

Distance: 96/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who is the Callaway Rogue ST Hybrid for?

The Callaway Rogue ST Hybrid is for someone looking for a slight draw bias and loads of forgiveness.

The AI technology helps with all aspects of this club, so if you are looking to drop your handicap, and are struggling with your long irons this could be your answer.

The high launch helps you to get the ball up in the air.

Distance: 96/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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