Forgiveness and accuracy
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.
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.
“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.