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.

Ping G425 Irons

Category – Game Improvement Irons

Callaway Rogue Irons

Category – Game Improvement/Distance Irons

Ping G425 Irons – First Impressions

After taking 2020 off, the G425 Irons are a much anticipated upgrade to the G410’s and the first thing you notice with these irons is that the heads are smaller and more compact.

The irons incorporate two weights, a visible screw at the front of the clubhead and a weight in the hosel. This, coupled with the wide and cascading sole allows a quality ball launch angle.

Ping have gone for the metal wood style material for the first time in a set of irons and the variable face thickness allows for a lot of forgiveness and ball speed on any strike, even when you hit the ball off center.

They also have a multi material badge filling in the cavity at the back to dampen any vibrations on mishits.

The irons have a slight bit of offset for forgiveness but you are going to get plenty of feel from these especially from Irons you would classify as game improvement.

Callaway Rogue – First Impressions

You can feel the power in these irons from the moment you pick them up. The clubs are solid, the lofts are strong and there is no question that these are built to make the ball fly.

What Callaway tried with the Rogue irons clearly worked as they have kept so many of their features in the new clubs and as soon as you get them on the course, you can see why.

The clubs are going to add distance to your game, especially if you are upgrading from a beginner set and it would not be uncommon for high handicappers to shave 5 or 6 shots of their round with these.

strong lofts with tungsten weighting gets a high and far flight while the flashcup face is built for speed and forgiveness.

Urethane microspheres absorb any unwanted vibrations and these are a really nice set of irons for any player.

G425 – Selling Points

  • Metal Wood Finish
  • Multi Badge Material
  • Small, More Compact Heads
  • Perimeter Weighting
  • Excellent Feel And Control

Callaway Rogue Irons – Selling Points

  • Tungsten Weighting For Low COG
  • 360 Flash Cup Face
  • Strong Lofts For Distance
  • Urethane Microspheres
  • Perfect For High To Mid Handicaps

Who Are The G425 Irons For

The Ping Irons aren’t going to be for every beginner. These irons will be incredible popular for improving and better players who want to get more feel on the ball without sacrificing forgiveness and consistency.

If you are someone who wants to starting working the ball a bit more, the G425’s are a perfect choice.

Ping G425 Family Of Irons

The G425 Irons also come in a crossover version which are black in color and the steel face on the crossover maximizes the distance you can get with G425 Crossovers.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who Are The Rogue Irons For

Who They Are For

These are built for players looking for distance and forgiveness. Whether that is the High Handicapper looking to improve or a mid handicapper look for more from their irons.

Released in 2018, the irons can still compete with anything on the market right now.

Rogue Family Of Irons

The Rogue irons are complimented by the Rogue X irons which are geared more for the high handicapper looking for more forgiveness from their irons while being willing to sacrifice some of the feel.

Both very good options for beginners.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel And Control: 91/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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