Ping G425 Vs. Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid Comparison Overview

About a year separates the releases of the Callaway Rogue ST Max and the Ping G425 hybrid clubs which isn’t a lot. However, when we went out and tested these two hybrids against each other we could tell that they were very different in terms of performance.

You would have thought more time has passed between the releases of these hybrids from the kind of performance we were getting out of them. To explain what we mean we put together the following comparison overview.

Ping G425 Hybrid Overview

The Ping G425 has metal-wood action to go along with the appearance of a wood.

The shape of this club at address is certainly more reminiscent of a fairway wood than an iron. And that is a good thing if you actually prefer the look of a wood with enhanced workability. The Ping G425 has the distance of a pure fairway wood as well.

This hybrid provides a decent amount of forgiveness as well. The face feeds directly into the head to create more flex points around the perimeter. The maraging steel face acts like a springboard for the ball and creates excellent ball speed.

However, turf interaction felt a bit chunky with this club. Also, some of our higher handicap testers were having trouble with accuracy.

Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid Overview

On the other side of the equation is the Callaway Rogue ST Max with a head design more reminiscent of an iron.

The feel and weighting of this club is entirely different than the G425 as well. Whereas the G425 has weight in the far back perimeter of the head, the Callaway Rogue ST Max features tungsten in the toe, thus creating a draw bias.

The G425 has no flight bias to speak of. The weighting also helped to improve launch angles for most of our testers and we feel it will do the same for most mid to high handicap players.

The iron-like shaping doesn’t help much with lateral workability; but the Jailbreak bars do help to improve lateral stiffness which benefits forgiveness more than anything else.

These two clubs are very different. The Callaway Rogue ST Max provides more forgiveness for players that have a rightward miss and struggle with launch while the Ping G425 provides better distance for moderate swing speed players who can make consistent contact.

Ping G425 Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

The Ping G425 hybrid clubs will help mid and low handicap players reach the pin from a variety of lies.

Callaway Rogue ST Max Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

The AI technology is impressive, you can feel the Jailbreak technology working on every shot.

Ping G425 Hybrid First Impressions

The Ping G425 will impress you with the way it looks right away.

The sleek, matte black design of the head begs to be swung. You come for the looks; but you’ll stay for the feel of the maraging steel face. The Ping G425 is available in 2h-7h.

The Ping G425 hybrid clubs can also be adjusted at the hosel for lie and loft so it’s pretty versatile overall.

The G Hybrid Family

You can also pick up the Ping G410 hybrid which allows for a wide range of loft and lie adjustability thanks to the TrajectoryTuning hosel. It’s also a bit more forgiving than the G425.

Like the Ping G425 hybrid, the Ping G410 hybrid clubs feature tungsten rear weights. However, it places a higher emphasis on perimeter weighting which again, makes them a bit more forgiving than the Ping G425 hybrids. They are available in 2H-6H.

Callaway Rogue ST Hybrid First Impressions

Callaway have really outdone themselves on this hybrid. Straight away we could feel the forgiveness and could see the ball visually going further than previous models.

It has 4 loft options, 3 – 6 Hybrid, unfortunately there is no loft sleeve, we felt this was a downside as playing around with the loft can really help you dial in your trajectory and distances.

We could feel the technology working, from miss hits to shots out of the middle, this club performed unbelievably on every shot. We were really impressed with the Jailbreak A.I. system, and the results showed.

This hybrid is very easy to launch, they have been able to place the CG in specific positions to help with launch, making it easier to get the ball into the air.

The Callaway Hybrid Family

The Rogue ST has 3 other models in the family; Rogue ST Max OS, Rogue ST Max OS Lite and Rogue ST Pro.

The Rogue ST Max and Rogue ST Max OS are your oversized options, mainly for your higher handicap player, they both have quite a bit of offset. Because of this they are draw biased. Something to consider if you struggle with a fade or slice.

Rogue ST Pro is for your better player, your more traditional looking Hybrid, it has a neutral shot shape and promotes a low launch and spin profile. Stay away from this model if you are a higher handicap player.

Ping G425 Hybrid Selling Points

  • Face curvature
  • Maraging steel face
  • The face wraps into the crown and sole
  • 3-dot alignment guide
  • Tungsten sole weight
  • Adjustable hosel

Callaway Rogue ST Hybrid Selling Points

  • AI Technology Jailbreak works really well
  • 24g of tungsten in precise locations to improve CG
  • Low center of gravity
  • 455 Face Cup, which improves speed

Who is the Ping G425 Hybrid for?

The Ping G425 would be best used by advanced players who are able to hit the green from nearly anywhere on the fairway.

What we really liked about the Ping G425 hybrid clubs was the consistent spin control. If you are able, you can decrease spin on longer approaches and increase on shorter approaches.

If you are looking for some hybrids that will help you reach the pin faster then the Ping G425’s would be a great fit for you.

That all being said, the Ping G425 hybrid is certainly not the most forgiving hybrid club out there.

It would certainly help to practice a bit of honest discernment before you commit to buying the Ping G425 Hybrid as it will surely cause some frustration if you are still floundering in the high handicap range.

Distance: 94/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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Who is the Callaway Rogue ST Hybrid for?

The Callaway Rogue ST Hybrid is for someone looking for a slight draw bias and loads of forgiveness.

The AI technology helps with all aspects of this club, so if you are looking to drop your handicap, and are struggling with your long irons this could be your answer.

The high launch helps you to get the ball up in the air.

Distance: 96/100

Feel & Control: 93/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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