Callaway Rogue ST Max Vs Callaway Paradym Driver Comparison Overview
It seems like just a couple of months ago that Callaway hit us with a revamped version of the Rogue series of drivers – in reality it was almost exactly a year ago.
Callaway is clearly not resting on their collective laurels.
In 2023, they have introduced a new line of drivers: the Callaway Paradym drivers.
The new Rogues and the Paradym drivers are the latest offerings from Callaway so we thought we’d pit them against each other for this comparison review.
It’s Callaway Vs Callaway – which driver will come out on top?
Callaway Rogue ST Max Driver Overview
“The Callaway Rogue ST Max driver has the most tungsten of any driver in the new Rogue lineup.”
There is a 26 gram tungsten weight cartridge placed deep and low in the head of this bad boy.
One of the results of this massive weight is a low CG and high launch. Complementing the low CG nicely is a unibody chassis that sits just under face-center.
This allows you to seamlessly transfer all your swing energy right at the force line.
Almost all of our testers remarked that the Callaway Rogue ST felt really nice on the downswing and that it almost always produced high launch angles.
It should be noted though that the Callaway Rogue ST Max has a slight draw bias to help correct a slice. The average distance for our testers after three swings with the Rogue St Max was 228.3 yards.
Callaway Paradym Driver Overview
“The Callaway Paradym has a fully carbon fiber chassis with forged carbon fiber in the sole.”
The full carbon fiber design really helps to lighten things up. While the CG wasn’t as low or comfortable according to our testers, they did notice slight upticks in club head speed across the board.
The Callaway Paradym driver also registered lower spin rates than the Rogue ST max.
The Callaway Paradym also features a forged titanium face and a 15-gram sliding rear weight to shift CG.
Our average distance after three swings apiece was 231.1 yards with the Callaway Paradym.
“Low spin and faster club head speeds won the day for our testers. The forgiveness factor was pretty much equal between these drivers so it came down to distance for us.
The Callaway Paradym driver played longer, so in our opinion, it is the better driver.
Callaway Rogue ST Max Driver – First Impressions
After our first swing with the Roge ST Max, we were very impressed by how solid and satisfying it felt.
Part of the solid feel comes from the internal bracing bars that are more laterally expansive to provide body support both horizontally and vertically. That, coupled with the titanium low-profile body bracing make for an exceptionally solid driver with a nice, comfortable and low center of gravity.
The Callaway Rogue ST Max also features an adjustable hosel for fine-tuning your shot shape.
The Rogue ST Family
The Rogue ST Max is the only one with a 26 gram tungsten weight. The Rogue ST Max D, Rogue ST Max LS and Rogue ST LS have either 23 gram or 20 gram weights. The Rogue ST LS was the most workable of the bunch and produced the lowest spin off the tee.
Callaway Paradym Driver – First Impressions
“The Blue colored full carbon chassis of the Callaway Paradym really grew on us as the round wore on, espeically due to the exceptional forgiveness from the clubs Ai enhanced face”
The Ai enhancement of the forged titanium face ensures that the ball is going straight from almost any area across it.
It is also big and inviting in the Paradym and Paradym X models.
The Triple diamond is more compact and will offer tour players longer distance and more workability in the 2023 season.
The Face Cup Technology wraps around the face to extend the forgiveness even further and enhance the flex across the face.
The Ai Jailbreak speedbar technology is still on offer but it is reduced to a single bar again with two prons at the bottom. This offers enhanced ballspeeds and increased stability.
The 360 Degree Carbon chassis is a first in the industry and offers unrivalled weight savings which are then redistributed to enhance the ball speeds on offer.
Overall these clubs are longer, more forgiving and feel better than their predecessors.
The only problem is the premium price tag that comes with them which is close to $700 or £600.
Callaway Paradym Family
The Paradym has an adjustable 15g slot that can be adjusted to suit your swing style.
It offers mid level spin and superb distance. Were getting around 10 yards further the Rogue ST Driver from 2022.
For someone that tends to draw the ball a little bit, the Paradym X was drawing a bit much for my liking but it will definitely suit a slicer.
It is the highest launching, highest spinning model with the shortest distance.
It is probably worth sacrificing that extra distance to actually land on the Fairway more consistently.
Expect to see the Paradym Triple Diamond extensively on tour this year, while some Tour Pros will prefer the regular Paradym.
The Diamond version has a 450cc head, and adjustable weighting. It offers stronger lofts, the most distance and the lowest launch angle.
Callaway Rogue ST Max Selling Points
- 26 grams of rear tungsten weighting
- High launch
- SS22 face
- Adjustable hosel
- Highest MOI
- Unrivalled Stability
- 4 Flavors
Callaway Paradym Selling Points
- 15% Tighter Downrange Dispersion
- More Distance
- The face is extremely forgiving
- Triple Diamond plays hot
- Plenty of adjustable weighting
- X version is great for a slice.
Who is the Rogue ST Max Driver for?
The Rogue ST Max would be great for any player seeking more distance off the tee.
The Rogue ST Max is certainly long and versatile which would meet the demands of high to low handicap players.
Callaway Rogue ST Family of Drivers
Rogue ST Max LS
Even with a large footprint the ST Max LS still manages to be the most workable driver in the family.
Rogue ST Max D
The rogue ST Max D is a very forgiving driver and one that would be very helpful to anyone dealing with a slice thanks to the internal draw bias.
Rogue ST LS
The Rogue ST LS is the driver for mid to low handicap players. It doesn’t have the same forgiveness features but it produces low spin and has a lower shot trajectory.
Feel and Control: 95/100
Overall Score: 94/100
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Who is the Callaway Paradym Driver for?
“The 3 Paradym drivers on offer from Callaway have enough firepower to suit every type of golfer possible.”
While the draw bias X version was a little too draw bias for us. Some players who don’t slice the ball have found it incredibly straight. It launches high and it is the most forgiving by far. Slightly less distance than the regular Paradym.
The regular Paradym will be the best choice for almost all players. It has an adjustable 15g weight on the back that will suit and shot type.
This one is jam packed with the latest ai technology and carbon body. We found it 10 yards longer and more forgiving than the 2022 model.
The triple diamond is going to be limited to the best strikers in the game.
We were spraying this one left and right but when we did catch it flush, it flew for miles.
Overall a very impressive if not slightly expensive set of drivers.
Feel & Control: 94/100