Callaway Goes Rogue with Updated Jailbreak Technology In New Rogue Drivers

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Last year saw a huge breakthrough for Callaway with the Epic and Epic Sub Zero drivers and their Jailbreak technology. In case you forgot (but who could…), Jailbreak technology is 2 Titanium bars behind the clubface attaching the crown and sole. The bars provide extra support, allowing for more face flex, higher ball speeds, and forgiveness throughout the face.

After such a huge leap forward, Callaway set out to improve this technology. Their efforts led to the Rogue drivers. You’ll meet the 3 drivers that make up the line and learn about what separates them from their predecessor.

Callaway Rogue Drivers

Technology

The Jailbreak Effect

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The titanium Jailbreak rods in the new Rogue drivers are redesigned in an hourglass shape, versus vertical in the Epic. The new shape saves 25% of the weight while retaining structure. The weight savings are to repositioned around the head for added forgiveness.

X-Face

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Along with improved Jailbreak technology, Callaway incorporates a new variable-thickness X-Face to add ball speed. The face consists of raised ridges in the shape of a large X in the middle-inner part of the face. This alters how the face behaves at impact to deliver high ball speeds. The combination of Jailbreak and X Face increased the MOI of the Rogue drivers 7.5% from the Great Big Bertha Epic.

Features on the Crown

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On the crown, you’ll notice a new aerodynamic design. Boeing was again brought in to look at reducing drag and collaborated on a new speed step on the crown. This new speed step takes into account the rotation of the club head during the swing as well as the clubhead’s path from start to finish.

The triaxial carbon material used in the Epic has been increased on Rogue drivers. The lightweight material encompasses 46% of the head’s surface, redistributing more weight for more forgiveness.

Models and Specs

There are 3 models in the new Rogue line; Standard, Sub Zero, and Draw.

Rogue standard Driver

The Rogue Standard has a larger footprint than the GBB Epic and does away with the sliding weight on the sole. Callaway did research and found that most golfers didn’t adjust the weight once they found the right setting. The Rogue Standard simply has one weight port in the back.

Rogue SUBZERO Driver

The Rogue Sub Zero has a slightly smaller look at address than the Rogue Standard and produces lower spin. Two weights on the sole (1 2-gram and 1 14-gram) can be interchanged to raise or lower the spin by 200rpm. Heavier weight in the front lowers the spin/ball flight while putting the 14-gram weight in the back raises spin/ball flight.

Rogue DRAW Driver

Finally, there’s the Rogue Draw. This draw-biased version packs 20 grams of weight into the heel, allowing up to 17 yards of slice correction.

Break On Through

The impact on the industry that the Callaway GBB Epic had is huge and will be a challenge to top. The design improvements the Callaway team implemented in the Rogue drivers has them poised to break through and past the standard set by Epic. Be sure to experience these drivers for yourself and see if they are up to the challenge.

Stay tuned for more reviews of the 2018 Callaway lineup, coming soon…

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Season of Change: Notable New Club and Apparel Signings

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A new season is underway and many players on the PGA Tour are making changes to the clubs, balls, or clothes they’ll be using this year. Some of the more notable new club and apparel signings are listed below:

New Club and Apparel Signings

Sergio Garcia

Sergio Callaway Clubs

Without a doubt, the biggest name on the change list is Sergio Garcia. He made his mark for years playing TaylorMade equipment and wearing Adidas apparel.

For 2018, while he is sticking with Adidas for his look, Sergio has signed a deal with Callaway. His bag will be filled with Callaway clubs and golf balls. It is worth noting that Garcia and TaylorMade mutually agreed to part ways in November. He had also been spotted playing Callaway clubs at the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai prior to the deal being made public.

Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed Nike Apparel

Patrick Reed has signed a head-to-toe apparel deal with Nike, the company he first had a deal with before leaving for Callaway in 2013. With Nike no longer in the club market, it’s still uncertain what club manufacturer will land Reed as he is no longer under contract with Callaway.  Stay tuned for more on that front…

KJ Choi

kj choi PING

KJ Choi has signed a deal with PING that will have him playing a minimum of 13 clubs from the manufacturer. These will consist of the G400 driver, fairway woods, hybrid and irons as well as the Glide 2.0 wedges and a Sigma G Piper putter for starters. Known to play a wide variety of club brands over his career, the decision to go with one company shows Choi’s strong confidence in PING as a brand.

Kevin Streelman

Kevin Streelman Wilson

With all of the switches made by players, it’s important to note that Kevin Streelman has signed a two-year extension with Wilson. Originally signed by Wilson in 2011, Streelman has been an important part of Wilson’s Tour feedback staff in regards to products and R & D. Wilson described him as a “trusted advisor” who’s played a key role in the design process of several products over the last 7 years.

Other Notable Signings

  • Jason Dufner signed to Titleist ball, FootJoy shoe, and glove deal. No club deal yet.
  • Francisco Molinari will use Bettinardi putters.
  • Xander Schauffele will play Callaway clubs and wear Adidas apparel.
  • Tyrrell Hatton to don Adidas apparel
  • Jamie Sadlowski signed as a global brand ambassador with Cleveland Golf
  • Brian Harman switches to all Titleist clubs.

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TaylorMade M3 and M4 Fairway Woods and Rescues Help You “Get Home” Easier

M3 and M4 fairway woods and rescues

TaylorMade M3 and M4 fairway woods and rescues round out the company’s latest metalwood family. The new design features in these clubs deliver accuracy and distance, helping you find the fairway and pin-seek with ease. Here’s a closer look at those features.

TaylorMade M3 and M4 Fairway Woods and Rescues

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TaylorMade M3

“Crank it. Slide it. Stripe it.”

TaylorMade’s intro for the new M3 fairway woods and rescues references the adjustability of the clubs. Golfers can again personalize their settings to achieve their preferred ball flight thanks to the sliding weight and Loft Sleeve adjustable hosel.

Fairway Woods

M3 fairway carbon crown

The M3 fairway wood has 40% more carbon fiber than the M1 2017 model, saving weight. One area where the saved weight was added to is the sliding weight. Designers added 4 grams to the M3’s sliding weight from the ’17 M1’s 25-gram weight. The extra weight allows you more shot shaping adjustability.

m3 fairway speed pocket

The now-familiar Speed Pocket on the sole is lengthened on the M3 fairway wood. The added length increases flexibility and ball speed for shots struck low on the clubface, resulting in more forgiveness and consistent distance.

Finally, the smaller (between 123 and 140 cc’s, depending on loft) clubhead provides a sleek, confidence inspiring look.

Rescues

M3 rescue speed pocket and crown

The M3 Rescue has adopted the two-toned crown of the fairway and driver. The look provides a consistent look and easier alignment. As on the M3 fairway wood, a new Speed Pocket improves for shots struck low on the clubface.

Both clubs feature a newly designed track for the sliding weight. The new track delivers precise and consistent turf interaction thanks to the overhang design.

TaylorMade M4 Fairway Woods and Rescues

m4 fairway wood and rescue

Like the M2 before it, the M4 fairway woods and rescues are all about towering shots, incredible distance, and forgiveness.  Both M4 clubs feature a new split weight design featuring two internal weights, one toward the heel and one toward the sole. The weights increase forgiveness (higher MOI) and promote more ball speed across the face. This helps you find the center cut more consistently.

M4 fairway wood and rescue split internal weight design

Split Internal Weight

Both clubs also feature the new Speed Pocket and Inverted Cone Technology, resulting in a larger sweet spot.

Finally, the M4’s versatile playability and superior feel are achieved thanks to a blend of geometric and acoustical engineering. You know it better as Geocoustic Technology.

m4 fairway wood and rescue technology

TaylorMade is also coming out with an M4 Tour fairway wood. This model features much of the same technology in a smaller, more compact look that better players prefer. Add in the tour-inspired sole and leading edge profiles and the club is workable and versatile even from difficult lies.

Last Words on TaylorMade M3 and M4 Fairway Woods and Rescues

The M3 and M4 fairway woods and rescues round out their respective families perfectly. Their improved looks and performance features, compared to previous products, are sure to turn heads. Be sure to give these a serious look when considering new clubs. They could take your game to the next level.

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