Expert Review: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS DriverPublished on 03/14/2023 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in June of 2022.
All photos by Miles Minor
About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the golf club, which I purchased with my own money in June of 2022.
Geared towards more advanced golfers with high swing speeds, the Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS has been phenomenal for keeping my spin rates optimal no matter where I hit the ball on the face. I have an average of around 115 clubhead speed with my driver and have never had any problems with spinny shots that lose distance.
About the club I own
- Model: Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS Driver
- Loft setting: 9 degrees set to 8
- Shaft type: Mitsubishi Tensei AV X Flex 65 grams
- Shaft flex: Extra Stiff
- Average score: 78
- Handicap: 7
- Experience: 3 years of playing golf
- Right/Left-Handed: Right-handed
- Typical ball flight: Mid
- Golf ball used: Titleist ProV1
- Club swing speed: 115 average with driver
- When I bought the club: June 2022
- Days tested: 45
- Where I’ve used it: Indoors, simulator, mat, outdoor range.
- Weather and wind conditions: 10-15 mph winds, dry, wet, hot.
How it performs
What I was looking for
I was looking for a driver with low spin numbers to gain distance but still had a good amount of forgiveness on off-center hits.
Why I chose this club
I bought this club because the spin numbers were always optimal for distance and were still forgiving on off-center hits. I also considered the Cobra LTDx LS driver, but I went with the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS simply because I felt like it had more forgiveness.
What I love about it
- Distance: Thanks to Callaway’s speed cartridge, SS22 flash face, and jailbreak technology, this driver has an incredibly low spin resulting in me gaining about 50 yards when I hit the center of the clubface. (My previous driver had very high spin numbers for my club speed, so others may not see the same distance gains.)
- Forgiveness: Even though this is the least forgiving driver in the Rogue ST lineup, I feel as if it has tons of forgiveness on off-center hits. I struggle with hitting in the heel sometimes, but I’ve never felt super punished for hitting a poor shot.
- Feel: The Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS provides a lot of feel at impact. When I hit the center of the face, I know it. If I hit the heel or toe, I also know it.
- Workability: Although this is a fade-biased driver, I’ve found it very easy to work the ball left and right and can raise or lower ball flight when needed.
- Adjustability: The Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS can be adjusted one degree lower or two degrees higher. There are also standard and draw settings.
- Shaft Feel: The Mitsubishi Tensei AV X Flex 65-gram shaft has worked great for me. It feels very smooth throughout my swing.
- Shaft Performance: I tried several high-end shafts with this driver, but the Mitsubishi Tensei AV performed just as well, if not better.
- Aesthetic Appeal: This driver looks great with a matte black finish and compact clubhead. It could be intimidating for mid-high handicappers, but I personally love it.
- Launch Angle: This driver has a low and penetrating ball flight which is awesome for distance.
- Spin: Again, thanks to the speed cartridge, SS22 flash face, and jailbreak technology found in this driver, the spin numbers are very low and optimized for distance. However, one has to have a high swing speed, or the spin numbers will not be effective.
Issues I’ve encountered
- Sound: This driver's sound at impact is a little unorthodox but not necessarily bad. It’s kind of high-pitched and makes a ting.
Best shot with this club
In the first golf tournament that I played with this driver, I picked a line that required a lot of distance. I went up to the par 5 tee box and pushed it just a little bit, close to some water that went out to about 300 yards on the right side of the fairway. The shot was too far to tell if I was okay, and when I couldn’t find my ball I thought I had gone OB. Little did I know, I just hadn’t been looking in the right place. It went so far that I went over the water and had a total distance of about 340. It was an awesome feeling.
Value for the money vs. other options
Although other clubs like the Cobra Radspeed, Cobra LTDx, Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero, and the Callaway Epic Speed can do the job, I personally don’t think any of them perform as well as the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS, making it more than worth the money.
The Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS is great for low handicap golfers with high swing speeds and gives optimal spin rate and launch angle for distance, while maintaining lots of forgiveness for a player’s driver.