Ping G410 Vs. Callaway Rogue ST Max Irons Comparison Overview

With the G410 irons, Ping took a very different approach to game-improvement compared to the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons. While the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons will certainly appeal to higher handicap players, the G410’s seek to appease that often overlooked class of intermediate players.

But which clubs are better overall? Looking past their category, which irons provide the best overall value? We tested the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons and the Ping G410 irons side by side to find out.

Ping G410 Irons Overview

The Ping G410 irons have smaller heads and shorter blades than the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons.

They also have a more compact and clean look at point of address, giving them the look of player’s performance irons. Taking things a step further, the G410’s also have much less offset than the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons.

So right off the bat, you will need to have a fairly accurate swing to get any use out of these irons. And as a light drizzle began to pour on our testing party, we were a bit disappointed that the G410’s don’t have the famed Hydropearl finish that other Ping irons do.

Still these were impressive irons overall. The weights in the toe screw and shaft tip greatly increase balance, stability and forgiveness while the compact head promotes workability.

Callaway Rogue ST Max Irons Overview

The first thing you should know about these irons is that slower swing speed players are able to squeeze 180+ yards plus out of them.

Of course, we’re talking about the 4 iron but you get the point. These blades are beefy, wide and have a ton of tungsten in the head. The slower swing speed players in our test party were able to match max distances with the Rogue ST Max’s to faster swing speed testers who used the Ping G410’s.

However, there was a drastic lack of control in the shorter irons of this set. Even the scratch players in our test group were having trouble with overshooting the green. They are also a bit on the heavy side and have slight draw bias.

Overall, we liked the all-around performance of the Ping G410 irons. They are certainly less congenial to beginners; but they will be more valuable to you as your game improves. The Callaway Rogue ST Max irons will max (no pun intended) out their usability once your handicap is in the teens.

Callaway Rogue ST Irons

Category: Game Improvement – Player’s Performance

Ping G410’s Irons

Category – Game Improvement/Players Distance Irons

Callaway Rogue ST Irons First Impressions

The first thing we noticed about the Callaway Rogue ST irons is that they felt incredibly stable on full swings.

While high handicappers may not fully appreciate that benefit at first, it will certainly spoil them as they get better. The large head sizes of the Max models will be a bit off-putting for lower handicappers; but that is what the Pro line is for.

All of the Max models have a wide sole that you can see from point of address. Again this will look more comforting in the eyes of a beginner or high handicapper. Our testers also noted the near-effortless launch of almost all the irons in the set.

Ping G410 – First Impressions

The first thing you are going to notice about the G410 irons is that they are much more attractive looking than the G410’s

The tingsten weighting in the club head and hosel have lowered the COG of the irons and survived to the G425’s as well.

The clubs are less offset and slight smaller headed than the G410’s and the undercut top line offers good turf interaction to turn the heads of the better players.

The clubs also introduced variable face thickness and a flexible hinge for forgiveness on off center hits.

The clubs offer forgiveness, distance and consistency to high and mid handicap players.

An ode to these clubs is that the G425’s are not that much better at all.

Callaway Rogue ST Selling Points

  • Up to 62 grams of tungsten weighting
  • 450 grade steel faces
  • Pronounced soles
  • I. designed Flash Face Cup design
  • Layers of urethane
  • Strong lofts

G410 Irons – Selling Points

  • 2 Tungsten Weights For Low COG
  • Co Molded Cavity Badge For No Vibrations
  • Lots Of Loft In The Clubs
  • Flexible Hinge And Variable Face Thickness
  • Forgiving And Consistent

Who are the Callaway Rogue ST Irons for?

The Callaway Rogue ST irons are mostly for high handicappers. The three different Max models are certainly for beginner to intermediate players while the Pro model would be better for single-digit handicappers.

But don’t get the wrong idea. The three Callaway Rogue ST Max irons aren’t as beginner-friendly when compared to some other irons. Just like we explained when we compared them to the Big Bertha’s, the Callaway Rogue ST irons are just a bit more refined than your average distance/game-improvement irons.

While most of the Callaway Rogue ST iron family is focused on upping the ball speed of high handicap players, the Pro model has a lot to offer more skilled players. Speaking of the different Callaway Rogue ST models…

The Callaway Rogue ST Iron Family

Callaway Rogue ST Max

The Rogue ST Max irons have the heaviest tungsten weight (62 grams) of any other Rogue ST iron. The head is not quite as big as the other Max models so it sits somewhere between the Rogue ST Pro and the other two Rogue ST Max models.

Callaway Rogue ST Max OS

If you need a little bit of draw bias in your irons, the pronounced offset of the Max OS irons will be helpful for you. Compared to the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons, the Max OS’s also have slightly stronger lofts. As a result the Max OS irons are more forgiving out near the toe.

Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite

As you can imagine, the Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite model is almost identical to the Callaway Rogue ST Max OS model. The key differences are lighter shafts and lighter swing weights.

The Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite irons also have the lightest tungsten weights (46 grams in the longest iron) and produce the highest launch angles thanks to an incredibly wide sole.

Launch is also helped with stronger lofts compared to the Callaway Rogue ST Max OS irons and the fact that these irons come standard in only graphite shafts should reiterate the emphasis on light weight and easier swinging.

Callaway Rogue ST Pro

The Callaway Rogue ST Pro irons are the most unique of the bunch. They feature the smallest head sizes and muscle backs. They also have a hollow body design. The spirit of the Rogue irons is still alive even in the Pro models though.

For instance, the Callaway Rogue ST Pro irons feature split weighting in the toe and heel to increase MOI and improve ball speeds on shots away from the sweet spot. So while they offer better spin dynamics, they are still pretty forgiving.

Ball speed is still there in the long irons as well – you’ll just have to be a lot more accurate.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 90/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Overall Score: 92/100

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Who Are The G410 Irons For

The Ping G410 Irons are made for high handicappers and improving players. The wide sole, generous lofts and low COG make these irons easy to hit and get into the air.

These irons are also going to be generating impressive distance and consistency.

Ping G Family Of Irons

As always, these ping game improvement irons build on the success of the G400’s and improve the looks and add some workabilty for better players and mid handicappers.

They’ve followed by the G425 irons which are more compact and more beginner friendly.

Distance: 93/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 90/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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