Callaway Rogue ST Max Vs Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Irons Comparison Overview
Are you looking for a set of game improvement irons in 2023?
If you are then you probably already know that the decision isn’t so simple.
More and more companies are vying to dominate the player’s improvement golf club space which means your choice can be very difficult.
In order to help you find the best fit for your game though, we will be comparing a couple of quality game improvement iron sets: the Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal and Callaway Rogue ST Max irons.
Callaway Rogue ST Max Irons Overview
“Behind the ball, you can clearly see that the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons are beefier than the Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal’s.”
For the most part this is a good thing if you’re a high handicappers.
However, most of our high handicap testers actually mentioned that the ball kind of gets swallowed up by the chunky and long blades of these irons.
So the size begins to work against these irons in terms of accuracy. However, swinging these irons was very comfortable.
The long irons sport up to 62 grams of tungsten to bring the CG nice and low. This offsets the surprisingly strong lofts of these irons nicely.
The Rogue ST Max irons also feature urethane microspheres to give them a softer feel. Indeed, puring the ball with these irons felt great and incredibly satisfying.
Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal Irons Overview
“We were very surprised that our low-face mis-hits were not producing significant drop-offs in ball speed.”
Mizuno decided to make the thinnest part of the sole 18% wider in these irons which really makes a difference in terms of forgiveness.
The Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal irons also sport a one-piece nickel chromoly cavity which imparts a very stable feel to every iron in the set.
The blade length shrinks a bit as you get down to the scoring irons. Offset also tapers off nicely.
Feedback is also excellent in these irons as it never gets strong enough to be jarring. We did lose an average of 4 yards with the Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal 5-iron compared to the 5-iron in the ST Max set.
“Distance was overall better with the Callaway Rogue ST Max set. However, our testers mentioned that they felt a bit unwieldy and heavy.
The Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal irons felt nicer and had better short game control as well. So if pure distance is what you’re truly after, the Rogue ST Max irons are for you.
If you want better all-around performance and feel, the Mizuno JPX923 Hot Metal’s are better.”