Callaway Rogue ST Max Vs. Callaway Big Bertha B21 Irons Comparison Overview
It’s hard to imagine a set of Callaway game-improvement irons that would be better for beginners and high handicappers than the Big Bertha’s. That hasn’t stopped Callaway from trying though. 2022 saw the launch of the new Callaway Rogue ST Max and Pro irons.
While the Pro irons with their smaller heads and hollow-body design will be better for mid to low handicappers, the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons have a lot to offer newbies – even when compared against the Big Berthas.
Callaway Rogue ST Max Irons Overview
The Callaway Rogue ST Max irons have wide soles, thick top lines and the offset to impart slight draw bias.
That’s all stuff we’ve seen in past Callaway iron lines though. What makes the new Callaway Rogue ST Max irons unique is the 450 grade steel faces they have been outfitted with. This gives them a much more solid feel than the old Rogue’s and increases stability over the Big Berthas.
The soles of the Callaway Rogue ST Max iron aren’t as wide as the Big Berthas, but they are still noticeable at point of address. Launch angles are also comparable between these two iron sets. In fact, the Callaway Rogue ST Max’s produced the same apex heights as the Big Berthas.
While ball speed was greater in the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons, the Big Bertha’s were yielding better carry distance most of the time.
Callaway Big Bertha B21 Irons Overview
The Big Bertha irons played longer than the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons on average.
However, the Callaway Rogue ST Max’s were more useful around the pin. Sometimes, it was really hard to reign in the distance and launch of the Big Berthas so, more often than we’d like to admit, we saw our balls sailing past the green.
The Callaway Rogue ST Max irons also offered more feel and feedback than the clunky Big Berthas. And while the spin control of the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons is nothing compared to say the Apex irons, it was certainly better when compared to the Big Bertha B21 irons.
It really comes down to distance. The only thing that the Big Bertha B21 irons offer that the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons can’t is more distance. However, if you are knocking on the door of the mid handicap range, we would recommend the Callaway Rogue ST Max’s.