Taylormade M2 Vs. Callaway Rogue ST Max Irons Comparison Overview
It can be difficult to sort through all the features that manufacturers put into their clubs. It all sounds nice at first; but once you get your hands on them you realize that you can’t even discern any difference that these fancy features are making.
Sometimes the improvements are subtle and nuanced – sometimes they’re non-existent. To help you sort through the marketing, we have compared two very popular iron sets that promise better performance through advanced features.
Taylormade M2 Irons Overview
The Taylormade M2 irons have similar head sizes to the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons.
Right off the bat, this means more forgiveness. These are not player’s compact profile irons. They are big, beefy and were designed to help beginners find the sweet spot. Additionally, the M2 irons have been outfitted with the Speed Pocket to promote face flex.
When we tested these irons we were impressed by ball speed and distance. In all, they played an average of 5 yards longer than the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons. However, these irons are not without their superfluous features.
The “Geocoustic” engineering which is meant to enrich the sound and produce certain frequencies at impact are indiscernible on the course. From our testing, it did not improve performance – it just seemed kind of gimmicky.
Callaway Rogue ST Max Irons Overview
The Callaway Rogue ST Max irons feature a massive amount of tungsten weight.
In fact, they have the heaviest tungsten weight of any other Rogue ST iron (62 grams in the 4 iron). So does this feature help with performance? Yes and no. It certainly puts more power behind each of your swings.
But when you add from somewhere you have to subtract from somewhere else. The added weight makes these irons a bit cumbersome and unwieldy. While they are meant to help beginners and high handicappers with distance and forgiveness, they didn’t play as long as the M2 irons.
It’s not that they are wildly unforgiving either – it will just take longer to get the hang of the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons compared to the Taylormade M2 irons.
Still, the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons produced higher launch angles which is always nice. Carry distance with the Callaway Rogue ST Max irons was impressive but if you are looking for improved overall distance and a lighter feel, check out the Taylormade M2 irons.