Callaway Rogue Vs Ping G425 Irons Comparison And Review
The Ping G425 and the Callaway Rogue irons actually have a lot in common despite being made by different manufacturers.
Both of these iron sets were made to increase flex on areas of the face that typically don’t generate flex.
This preservation of ball speeds on less than accurate strikes will more often than not, result in faster ball speeds. Let’s take a look at these irons and how they might benefit you.
Ping G425 Irons Overview
The Ping G425 have almost a player’s iron look but are packed with forgiveness features that high handicappers will love.
The Ping G425 actually has a shorter blade than other irons in the G series like the Ping G410 irons. However, they feature variable face thickness technology.
The face thins out around the perimeter to increase flex and preserve ball speed on impacts away from the sweet spot.
The extreme perimeter weighting (a tungsten toe screw and tungsten weight in the hosel) also serve to boost MOI.
The result is a forgiving iron that looks like a player’s iron. Still, these are technically cavity back irons that feature a top rail undercut.
This all equates to distance. The overall goal of these irons is to help high to mid handicappers with distance and accuracy.
Callaway Rogue Irons Overview
The Callaway Rogue irons also feature variable face thickness technology but also a special face design.
The Callaway Rogue irons feature the Cup Face design that Callaway has become known for.
The Cup Face design works in conjunction with the variable face thickness to promote flex around the perimeter of the face.
The Callaway Rogue irons also feature special tungsten weights inside the head.
Tungsten is very dense which means weights made out of this material don’t need much space. That’s good because the profiles of the Rogue irons is pretty thin.
The internal tungsten weights (not used for perimeter weighting) are used to control the CG throughout the set.
The result is more distance in the longer irons and better spin control in the shorter irons.
The Callaway Rogue and Ping G425 irons are both definitely for mid to high handicap players. They are both very forgiving and offer decent distance.
In fact, the Rogue’s barely played longer than the Ping G425’s at about 2 extra yards. However, the Rogue’s will help you with your short game more than the Ping G425’s.