Callaway Rogue ST Max Vs. Callaway Mavrik Hybrid

While Callaway is known for recycling some of their features across different models, we found it pretty interesting that the new Callaway Rogue ST Max hybrids differed so much from the Callaway Mavrik hybrids in terms of features and performance.

Performance is one thing – the “Max” moniker usually signifies that this is a more forgiving, game-improvement club. But the difference in features is what really struck us when we went out and actually tested these two clubs.

Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid Overview

The Callaway Rogue ST Max features up to 24 grams of tungsten placed in the toe to create a semi-draw bias.

This is the first major feature difference between the ST Max and the Mavrik as the Mavrik has no tungsten weighting at all – an oddity in it’s own right. Players struggling to keep the ball straight off the deck will surely benefit from this weighting though.

Secondly, the Jailbreak bracing arms are completely different in the ST Max than they are in the Mavrik. In the ST Max, they are pushed way out towards the heel and toe whereas on the Mavrik, they are placed more in the center.

For the ST Max, this means more lateral stability but some of our testers remarked that the ST Max felt a bit too stiff on full swings.

Callaway Mavrik Hybrid Overview

The Mavrik Hybrid is a surprisingly stripped down hybrid club.

There is no internal tungsten weighting in this club so you should have a good swing speed and be able to launch the ball on your own. The offset is minimal so right away, it won’t be as beneficial to players struggling with a slice as the ST Max hybrid.

The Callaway Rogue ST Max also sports a lighter crown while the Mavrik has a steel crown. This gives it a nice sound on impact and the lack of tungsten weighting means that the Mavrik and ST Max are almost identical in weight despite the steel crown.

Another difference is that the Mavrik has a squared toe area which actually helps with workability and accuracy when playing from the rough.

It’s painfully clear that these hybrids were made for completely different players. If you’re a low handicapper with a fast swing speed, the Mavrik is for you. If you struggle with accuracy and distance, the Callaway Rogue ST Max hybrid is the one you want.

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 Mavrik Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

The AI technology is incredible, plus the shape of the club gives you confidence at address position.

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 Mavrik Hybrid First Impressions

The Callaway Mavrik Hybrid is going to be a game changer. The performance and look is something we have not seen before.

From the get go we could see the Mavrik Hybrid was better than the models we had in our bags, more ball speed, higher launch and more forgiving, what more do you want?

It has 4 loft options, 3 – 6 Hybrid, the one downside we felt is that there is no loft sleeve. The loft sleeve gives you the ability to dial in your club that much more. However this is a personal preference, and we know some of you prefer it without a loft sleeve.

There is no question the A.I. technology works, the Jailbreak and FlashFace technologies can be felt from the first hit. It is so forgiving we actually couldn’t feel if we had mis-hit it or not.

The Mavrik Hybrid launches very easily, the CG has been positioned low in the head to help with launch, and it is clear from the outset. We could see the balls landing on the green, and stopping very quickly.

The Callaway Hybrid Family

Callaway has two additional Hybrids, the Apex and Big Bertha B21 hybrid. All three and designed slightly differently to accommodate all levels of golfers.

The Apex model is aimed more towards your better player, it has adjustability which we love, as you can really get dialed in. it has more lofts (3-6) and obviously with the loft sleeve many more. The Apex has minimal offset with a more traditional looking Hybrid shape.

The Big Bertha B21 is your game improvement model. It has a large offset, much more than the Mavrik and Apex. With this it will be slightly more draw bias, helping higher handicap players straighten out their slice. The low CG and easiness to launch gives you the ability to stop the ball on the greens with ease.

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

Callaway Mavrik Hybrid Selling Points

  • AI Technology has improved this Hybrid tremendously
  • Precisely positioned CG for optimum launch
  • FlashFace helps with forgiveness
  • Iron shaped Hybrid, for easy transition into your Irons

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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Who is the Callaway Mavrik Hybrid For?

The Callaway Mavrik is great for all levels of golfers, the shape of the head appeals to everyone. It is extremely forgiving and long off the tee.

If you are looking for a forgiving club or a club that is easy to shape, the Mavrik does it all.

Our only downside is that if you are a low handicap looking for adjustability then you will have to look at the Apex model.

Distance: 95/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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