For­give­ness and ac­cu­racy

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Call­away Rogue

The data showed the Rogue was very ac­cu­rate and for­giv­ing for a fair­way wood, but it didn’t in­spire as much con­fi­dence in our testers as the G400. The head it­self is sta­ble through im­pact and off-cen­tre hits don’t go wildly off tar­get but the two stronger hit­ters in the panel thought that the shaft didn’t present the club­head to the ball quite as con­sis­tently as the other two. Hav­ing said that, it was the most con­sis­tently close to the tar­get line for Luther and Kit didn’t lose any ac­cu­racy even with it be­ing his long­est on test. Key take­away: More ac­cu­rate and for­giv­ing than you might ini­tially per­ceive.

Tay­lorMade M4

Hav­ing been the most pow­er­ful club you might ex­pect that the M4 would suf­fer when it comes to for­give­ness, but it per­formed well. Over­all, it was prob­a­bly a lit­tle less for­giv­ing than the other two but not to the ex­tent that you would worry about its abil­ity to hit a tight fair­way or green. In fact, it was no less ac­cu­rate for Nick as well as be­ing no­tice­ably his long­est. It’s in­ter­est­ing to note that it landed fur­ther left than the other two for Kit and Luther, in di­rect con­trast to his trend with the G400. Key take­away: It doesn’t sac­ri­fice as much for­give­ness as you might ex­pect for the power.

Ping G400

“Sta­ble” was a word that all four of our testers used to de­scribe this club. Again, it’s that lower and deeper CG po­si­tion and flat­ter sole pro­file that gives it the high­est MOI and great­est for­give­ness of all three. It pro­duced the tight­est dis­per­sion pat­tern for Kit and Derek and it in­spired a huge amount of con­fi­dence in all the testers. Its high flight meant it would also be the club our testers would be the most con­fi­dent to hit into a green. One in­ter­est­ing ob­ser­va­tion was that all Luther’s shots fell just right of tar­get. Key take­away: A very for­giv­ing club that in­creases con­sis­tency and in­spires con­fi­dence.

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