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This is a review of the Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver.
The Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS is engineered for skilled players who want ultra-low spin and a high degree of workability in a compact shape. As with other Triple Diamond drivers from Callaway, it’s designed with the needs of TOUR players in mind.
How does the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS actually perform on the course? Is it a better option for high-swing speed players than the Rogue ST MAX LS? Who is it best suited for?
Read on to find out what you need to know to make an informed purchase.
What are the reviews like?
The Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver is quite a niche offering which is why it’s the least popular driver in the 2022 Rogue ST lineup.
However, golfers who have managed to get their hands on one have been extremely pleased. It currently has an average rating of 5/5 stars (100% recommended) on the Callaway store and it’s also a gold medal winner on the 2022 Golf Digest Hot List.
What People Like
- very satisfying and powerful feel
- impressive forgiveness
- exceptional workability and control
- fade bias helps those who struggle with hooks
What People Don’t Like
- less adjustability than previous Sub Zero/Triple Diamond drivers
- spin isn’t as ultra-low as some were hoping
What are the features?
The Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver has the same core technologies as the Rogue ST MAX, namely:
- Tungsten Speed Cartridge: a tungsten bar placed in the club’s sole shifts the center of gravity (CG) low and deep in the head.
- Jailbreak A.I. Speed Frame: vertically and horizontally connects the crown and sole to produce more ball speed and torsional stability towards the heel and toe. The latest iteration optimizes ball speed even further.
- A.I. Flash Face: produces faster ball speeds over a large area of the face and improves spin robustness as well. The latest iteration produces lower spin and more forgiveness.
- Titanium Unibody Construction: lowers the CG and adds stability.
- Triaxial Carbon Crown: allows for weight savings that are redistributed for more forgiveness.
The key differentiators of the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS are:
- the Tungsten Speed Cartridge weighs 20g instead of 26g.
- weight is distributed to produce very low spin and a neutral-to-fade bias rather than a draw bias.
- it has a more compact, TOUR-proven Triple Diamond shape at 450 CC.
- it has a single weight port near the face.
Like the Rogue ST MAX LS, the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver is available in 9° and 10.5° standard lofts.
The driver comes with an Optifit hosel that allows you to adjust loft and lie. The loft settings are -1, +1, 0 and +2 (a range of 3°). The lie settings are N (neutral) and D (draw), giving a total of 8 possible configurations.
The stock graphite shafts are the Mitsubishi TENSEI AV Blue (65g) and Mitsubishi TENSEI AV White (65g and 75g). The stock grip is the Golf Pride Tour Velvet 360. Custom options are, of course, available.
If you’re interested, full information on the driver, shafts, grips and their specs can be found here.
Below are the specs of the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver. Click or zoom to enlarge.
How does the driver perform?
You need to be a certain type of golfer to see max distance with the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver, namely one who has a 100+ mph swing speed and a natural draw ball flight.
You’ll need a high swing speed to take advantage of the penetrating ball flight. However, the slight fade bias of the driver, which helps better players who struggle with hooks, can technically reduce distance slightly because fades inherently don’t go as far as straight balls or draws.
This driver may be advertised as the lowest-spinning driver in the Rogue ST family, but I didn’t find much difference in spin rates compared to the MAX LS — about 50 RPM less on average.
So, this isn’t the absolute longest driver I’ve ever tested, but then again, TOUR-calibre players don’t just look for distance in a driver — they also look for feel, consistency and workability.
You may expect the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver to be relatively unforgiving given the low spin and compact shape. But this isn’t really true.
Because the technologies of the driver are more or less the same as the other drivers in the Rogue ST line, you still benefit from a low and deep center of gravity as well as good ball speed preservation across the face.
I found that while ball speed forgiveness is nearly as good as the MAX, dispersions are considerably wider. If you mis-hit a shot, you’re likely to miss the fairway.
No, there isn’t as much overall forgiveness as there is with the MAX or MAX LS, but I think there’s more than enough to satisfy TOUR players and scratch golfers.
This driver indeed produces low spin rates. However, I find that the initial launch is a little higher than the MAX LS, and consequently, it’s not really more difficult to get the ball up in the air with medium-high swing speeds.
During my tests, I found that the driver’s slight fade bias had more of a positive effect on strong draws or hooks than it did on mildly curved shots, which is a big plus in most cases.
As with the other drivers in the Rogue ST family, the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS lacks a sliding sole weight. But you can alter the driver’s launch and spin characteristics by replacing the weight port on the sole.
The Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS has great workability, so if you have the skill, you should be able to shape your tee shots any way you wish.
What about look, sound & feel?
The Triple Diamond LS has a similar shape to the MAX LS, but the footprint is clearly a bit smaller and the toe end of the face is a little lower.
The more compact appearance at address gives me more confidence when set up behind the ball, but many golfers feel more confident with bulkier heads and that’s fine too.
The Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver features a weight port between the Jailbreak Speed Frame medallions. Aside from that, the aesthetic is more or less identical to the MAX, with the Tungsten Speed Cartridge that you can’t miss, the matte black crown, and black colour scheme with white and gold accents.
I love the aesthetic of the Rogue ST driver family, and the Triple Diamond LS is no exception. Furthermore, I think the smaller head adds an extra sophistication to the look.
The Sound & Feel
To me, the feel of the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver is almost identical to that of the MAX LS except it’s a little more solid — it takes a step in the direction of feeling like a fairway wood, which I quite like personally.
The feel is solid and crisp, and the Triple Diamond LS produces a nice “whoosh” with a crack at impact that is medium-pitched but quieter than the MAX.
Both sound & feel are informative in terms of strike feedback; mis-hits feel just a touch harsher and sound a little less tight.
When you hit this driver, you really get the impression that it’s a premium club worthy of being used by the best players in the world.
Where should you buy this driver online?
At this time, the best place to order a Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver with custom specifications (loft, length, shaft, grip, etc.) is this page on the Callaway store.
Callaway is also allowing you to, for a limited time, order a special Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver with custom colours for the Speed Cartridge, Speed Frame medallions, sole channel and crown accents, as well as a clean crown option. You can do that here.
With a compact shape, neutral-to-fade bias and low spin, there’s no doubt that the Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS is a driver built with seasoned and professional golfers in mind.
And they won’t be left wanting on the performance front. The forgiveness of this driver is noticeably better than previous better-player driver models from Callaway.
However, given that the price tag starts at $550 minimum, and given spin isn’t quite as low as it could be, I’m not sure there’s enough of a compelling reason for many golfers to upgrade from their current Sub Zero or Triple Diamond gamer unless they can get a good trade-in value.
Are you interested in the Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS driver? Have you tried it yet? What’s your experience? Let us know by dropping a comment below.
Callaway Rogue ST Triple Diamond LS Driver
- Low spin yet has better forgiveness than previous better-player models
- Premium feel
- Fade bias is great for hookers
- Superior workability/controllability
- A little too much like the MAX and MAX LS drivers
- Spin could be a little lower