Callaway Big Bertha B21 Vs. Callaway Rogue Driver Comparison And Review 2021

The Callaway Big Bertha B21 is the latest incarnation of a driver that has become a favorite among beginners and high handicappers.

But newer doesn’t always mean better. The Callaway Rogue has also been a stalwart for beginners and high handicappers even if Callaway doesn’t make them anymore.

In the following comparison overview, we pit old vs. new in the Callaway Rogue and the Big Bertha B21 drivers.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 Driver Overview

The Big Bertha B21 actually sports a lot of the same features as the Rogue – just updated versions of them.

For example, the Big Bertha and the Rogue both feature Callaway’s jailbreak internal bracing arms which help with shot stability.

In reality, not much has changed in stability between the Big Bertha B21 and the Rogue.

However, we will say that the Big Bertha does produce straighter shots. That has more to do with the internal heel-oriented weighting that creates natural draw bias.

So if you are having trouble staying on the fairway, the Big Bertha would actually be the better choice between these two drivers.

The Big Bertha also has a similar carbon crown design as the Callaway Rogue which gave these drivers an almost identical feel and club head speed.

But the big question is, which driver played longer? The Big Bertha takes the distance title but only by about 6 yards on average.

Callaway Rogue Driver Overview

The Callaway Rogue has a very forgiving face but it may not do much to help correct your slice.

Overall, the Callaway Rogue is still a very solid driver considering how old it is and how many new drivers Callaway have been released since the Rogue’s time.

One similar feature is the OptiFit hosel which is a nice touch for players looking for more forgiveness and shot-shaping.

It’s true that the Big Bertha played straighter and slightly longer but in terms of forgiveness, these 2 drivers are almost exactly the same.

The Callaway Rogue will also allows you to work the ball a little bit better because the internal weighting is even around the perimeter as opposed to being focused in the heel.

The Big Bertha was the longer of these two drivers; but by a negligible amount. It was less workable overall but would still be a good choice for anyone struggling with finding the fairway.

The Rogue is still a solid driver that offers comparable distance, forgiveness and more workability in a more affordable driver.

Callaway Big Bertha B21

In 20 Words or Less

If straighter, longer shots are what you’re after then you would do quite well with the Callaway Big  Bertha B21.

Callaway Rogue Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

The Callaway Rogue driver combines lightweight design with impressive forgiveness and distance. This driver still has a lot to offer.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 First Impressions

At first glance, the Big Bertha B21 will look inviting to high handicappers thanks to it’s oversized head.

The Driver is absolutely massive and it has a huge sweet spot which stretches in every direction on the drivers ultra thin steel face.

The weighting is low and deep in the head which leads to a low CG and high MOI, meaning long, high and straight shots.

The driver has all the stability you would expect from a Callaway too with it’s internal jailbreak bars.

The driver has considerably offset too, so if you suffer from a slice, this one is going to be an excellent choice.

It’s pretty easy to start upping your drive distance with the first few swings of the Big Bertha B21 due to it’s massive head and deep weighting.

This can be considered a super game improvement driver that will help you take your game to the next level.

Big Bertha Family

The Big Bertha rides solo but their are plenty of other options from Callaway for players looking for a different type of driver like the Mavrik and Epic Ranges.

Callaway Rogue Driver – First Impressions

At first, the Callaway Rogue has a massive head and sweet spot. The club was actually designed by Boeing so you expect serious aerodynamics with this one.

The Rogue was also very lightweight. The triaxial carbon crown feels airy but the head still feels substantial at impact thanks to the strong perimeter weighting.

The driver has a super thin face but is also variable thickness which adds to the forgiveness of the driver.

Perimeter weighting in the sole and the heel of the club stretches the sweet spot and the Rogue is one driver that does a lot in terms of forgiveness, accuracy and distance.

If you struggle with a slice, the Rogue also comes in a D style which is more offset to reduce errant strikes.

The Sub Zero form is also for those with high swings speeds looking for maximum distance.

The Rogue doesn’t go as far as the Epic Speed, but the forgiveness is comparable.

Callaway Big Bertha B21 Selling Points

  • Draw bias weighting helps correct slices
  • Adjustable hosel
  • SS21 Flash Face
  • A.I. designed
  • Internal Jailbreak bars
  • Lightweight Triaxial carbon crown

Callaway Rogue Selling Points

  • Perimeter weighting
  • High MOI
  • Triaxial carbon crown
  • Adjustable hosel
  • Variable Face Thickness
  • Forgiving design

Callaway Big Bertha B21 – Who is it for?

The Callaway Big Bertha B21 would be most beneficial for high handicappers who are looking for a driver that will help them produce straighter shots that actually make it onto the fairway.

The performance of the Callaway Big Bertha B21 is pretty straightforward – literally. It produces long, straight shots.

In fact, the Big Bertha was yielding an increase of distance for us by an average of 6 yards. Compare that to the average distance increase of 3 yards in the Titleist Tsi2.

Big Bertha B21 Drivers

The Callaway Big Bertha B21 is the only one in the family.

However, you can take a look at older models which have a different footprint and head shape than the B21.

In fact, older versions may be even more congenial to beginners and high handicappers.

Accuracy: 94/100

Distance: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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Callaway Rogue – Who Are They For?

The Callaway Rogue driver would be a good choice for anyone who has grown comfortable with perimeter weighting.

We like the fact that the VFT face design couples nicely with the perimeter weighting. This combo makes for a very comfortable and forgiving driver.

However, the Rogue driver did not play as long as the Epic Speed which is pretty much what we predicted when we started out.

We were getting about 8-9 extra yards from the Epic Speed.

Still, the Rogue’s got it where it counts: good stability from the Jailbreak bars and a decent degree of forgiveness.

Surprisingly, it was also more workable than the Epic Speed

Callaway Rogue Family

The Rogue D Type is for the slicers among us. The is offset, giving the club a draw bias which can work to eliminate your slice.

The Sub Zero, leaves some of the forgiveness behind and it aimed at high swing speeds with good control over the driver, looking to squeeze more distance off the tee.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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