PXG 0811 Vs. Callaway Rogue Driver Comparison Overview

The journey to a lower handicap starts at the tee. If the driver you have in your bag is suited to the specific needs of your game, you will be fighting an uphill battle for the rest of your round. That’s why it pays to do your fair share of research when it comes time to shop for a new driver.

To that end, we have tested a couple of drivers ourselves and compared them on some key performance parameters. Find out what we discovered when we tested the PXG 0811 against the Callaway Rogue driver in the following article.

PXG 0811 Driver Overview

The PXG 0811 is an almost infinitely adjustable driver that will surely benefit a wide variety of players.

That’s because the original PXG 0811 driver has 16 – yes we said 16 – adjustable weights made of both tungsten and titanium. Almost all the testers in our party used a different weight configuration and everyone was pleased with the results.

The max distance that our testers were able to get out of this driver was 287 yards. While the PXG 0811 driver doesn’t have the nicest feel when compared to other premium drivers we have tested, it certainly provides the most launch options as it is also fitted with an adjustable hosel.

The original PXG 0811 family also includes the 0811X which has the lowest spin rates of the bunch, the 0811LX which produces low, piercing shot trajectories and the 0811XF which is by far the most forgiving 0811 driver in the line.

Callaway Rogue Driver Overview

The Callaway Rogue driver may have been succeeded by subsequent models but it’s features make it a worthwhile driver to this day.

The Callaway Rogue driver’s best asset is that it is very comfortable to swing no matter what your swing speed is. The triaxial carbon crown keeps the weight down while the enhanced leading edge helps pull your swing down where it needs to be.

The large head of the Rogue driver will also be very congenial to high handicap players who are having trouble squaring up. The Rogue also sports a VFT face which allows more weight to be placed around the perimeter of the face to promote forgiveness.

The Rogue was producing a bit more spin off the tee than the PXG 0811 but distances were still comparable (in the low 280’s). Overall, we would say that the Callaway Rogue driver was more forgiving on mis-hits than the PXG 0811 driver.

The PXG 0811 driver allowed all the testers in our party to tune their drives to their liking while the Callaway Rogue drivers was more beneficial due to it’s enhanced forgiveness features.

PXG 0811 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

The 0811 driver is a great option for any player that likes lots options based on the hole they’re playing.

Callaway Rogue Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

The Callaway Rogue driver combines lightweight design with impressive forgiveness and distance. This driver still has a lot to offer.

PXG 0811 Driver First Impressions

At first glance, we could see that the shape of the 0811 driver face was unique. It was deep (or tall depending on how you want to put it) and made for excellent spin ratio.

Right off the bat, the PXG 0811 driver played long. It worked to dramatically reduce spin off the tee and produced high-arcing shots.

Carry distance was also impressive. To say that this driver played long would be an understatement. Still, for all the distance, the 0811 driver is surprisingly forgiving.

PXG claims that by using a robotic face polishing process, they were able to add a slight curvature to the face. This may be what enhances the spin correction at impact and the forgiveness of this driver.

The 0811 Family

The 0811 driver family also includes the 0811 X Proto driver. The X Proto is the more forgiving driver but it does produce significantly more spin than the standard 0811.

Callaway Rogue Driver – First Impressions

At first, the Callaway Rogue has a massive head and sweet spot. The club was actually designed by Boeing so you expect serious aerodynamics with this one.

The Rogue was also very lightweight. The triaxial carbon crown feels airy but the head still feels substantial at impact thanks to the strong perimeter weighting.

The driver has a super thin face but is also variable thickness which adds to the forgiveness of the driver.

Perimeter weighting in the sole and the heel of the club stretches the sweet spot and the Rogue is one driver that does a lot in terms of forgiveness, accuracy and distance.

If you struggle with a slice, the Rogue also comes in a D style which is more offset to reduce errant strikes.

The Sub Zero form is also for those with high swings speeds looking for maximum distance.

The Rogue doesn’t go as far as the Epic Speed, but the forgiveness is comparable.

PXG 0811 Selling Points

  • Hybrid crown design
  • Titanium alloy face
  • Adjustable hosel
  • Sloped crown
  • Slight curvature of the face enhances forgiveness
  • Aluminum vapor process enhances crown stiffness

Callaway Rogue Selling Points

  • Perimeter weighting
  • High MOI
  • Triaxial carbon crown
  • Adjustable hosel
  • Variable Face Thickness
  • Forgiving design

PXG 0811 Driver  – Who is it for?

This driver would be a good choice for anyone who is looking for a combination of distance and feel.

The minimal spin of this driver can’t be denied. The deep face works in conjunction with the low, back weighting to produce high-arcing shots that carry further.

This is also a surprisingly long driver for PXG. The sloped crown will help if you have a downward attack on your drives.

Of course, the PXG 0811 feels excellent. But we would expect nothing less from a PXG club.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel & Control: 98/100

Overall Rating: 95/100

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Callaway Rogue – Who Are They For?

The Callaway Rogue driver would be a good choice for anyone who has grown comfortable with perimeter weighting.

We like the fact that the VFT face design couples nicely with the perimeter weighting. This combo makes for a very comfortable and forgiving driver.

However, the Rogue driver did not play as long as the Epic Speed which is pretty much what we predicted when we started out.

We were getting about 8-9 extra yards from the Epic Speed.

Still, the Rogue’s got it where it counts: good stability from the Jailbreak bars and a decent degree of forgiveness.

Surprisingly, it was also more workable than the Epic Speed

Callaway Rogue Family

The Rogue D Type is for the slicers among us. The is offset, giving the club a draw bias which can work to eliminate your slice.

The Sub Zero, leaves some of the forgiveness behind and it aimed at high swing speeds with good control over the driver, looking to squeeze more distance off the tee.

Distance: 95/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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