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By Jamie Boudreaux
Last Update: May 19, 2022  
Taylormade Stealth Driver
Callaway Rogue ST Max Clubhead

Thanks for checking out my Taylormade Stealth driver vs Callaway Rogue ST Max comparison

I'm an avid golfer, a 9.2 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.  

I tested the Stealth during two range sessions.
I tested the Rogue ST Max over four range sessions and one round of golf. 

In this comparison of the Taylormade Stealth & Callaway Rogue ST Max drivers, I discuss my experience with each driver, unique features and benefits, and my pick for which driver I'd buy.

Driver Specs

Taylormade Stealth Driver Face

Loft - 10.5 degree 

Shaft - Aldila Ascent Red 60 Graphite Stiff Flex

Stealth spin, launch, and flight characteristics

  • Mid-Low spin
  • Mid-High
  • Highest forgiveness
  • Neutral flight bias
Crown of Callaway Rogue ST Max Driver

Loft - 10.5 degree 

Shaft - Project X HZRDUS Smoke IM10 60 Graphite Stiff Flex

Rogue spin, launch and flight characteristics

  • Mid spin
  • High launch
  • Highest forgiveness
  • Semi-draw flight bias

Taylormade Stealth Driver

Stealth Driver in Headcover

Taylormade says they've reached the limits of titanium faces in their woods. They've been working with carbon in the background for 20 years and now feature carbonwood face technology in all their woods for 2022 (and beyond).

Taylormade says their "60x Carbon Twist Face" is faster and more forgiving. They took a heap-big chance doing this and it appears to have paid off. They say they are sunsetting titanium face tech for their woods. 

Features and Benefits

1) 60X Carbon Twist Face

  • Better energy transfer (Hotter Face)
  • More forgiving
  • Increased the effective hitting area by increasing the size of the face and clubhead
  • Increases accuracy and distance on off-center hits.
  • Provides better feel on shots hit across the face
2) Asymmetric Inertial Generator
  • Better aerodynamics just before impact (where Taylormade says it's needed for increased clubhead speed)
  • Allows additional weight to be placed for higher MOI, optimal launch, better forgiveness

3) 44% Lighter Than Titanium

  • Position more mass lower in the clubhead for added forgiveness.

4) Nanotexture Cover & Polyurethane

  • Nanotexture creates face texture with more friction at impact
  • Polyurethane used to fine tune launch and spin, and optimize total distance

5) Premium Sound

  • Taylormade says sound is an important component in feel so they used curvature, shape, and internal stiffening ribs to dial in acoustics. 

Callaway Rogue St Max Driver

Callaway Rogue ST Max Driver in Head Cover

Callaway bills the Rogue ST Max as their fastest, most stable driver ever. Emphasis on "stable." It's designed to give you tighter shot dispersion without giving up distance. I found this to be the case. It's as long as any driver I've tested this year and I had waaaay more playable misses.

Features & Benefits

1) Tungsten Speed Cartridge

  • 26 grams of tungsten are placed low and deep in the head to increase forgiveness thanks to a high MOI and increase speed on off-center hits. 

2) Jailbreak Speed Frame

  • Provides added stability for more speed across the face

3) A.I. Designed Flash Face

  • Reduces spin and increases forgiveness.
  • Launches the ball easier and and faster

4) Precision Unibody Frame Construction

  • The frame is made of titanium and the crown and sole are proprietary Triaxial Carbon. The weight savings from using these materials is distributed elsewhere in the clubhead to increase forgiveness, improve launch, and give a slight draw bias.

Testing the Stealth & Rogue ST Max Drivers

Golfer Geek Sends it With Taylormade Stealth Driver
Golfer Geek & Callaway Rogue ST Max Driver in Follow Through

Stealth - 2 Range Sessions: About 20 drives per session. I was testing the SIM2 at the same time, so I switched drivers after every swing.   

I measured all drives with my Swing Caddie SC300

Rogue ST Max - 3 Range Sessions: About 15 or so drives each session. I was testing the Epic Max during these sessions too. 

1 Rounds on the course: I played one round with the Rogue ST Max and zero rounds with the Stealth (not ideal, in hindsight). 

My impressions of the Stealth & Rogue ST Max drivers

Rogue ST Max Driver Sole
Taylormade Stealth 10.5 Degree Driver

Looks

Stealth

Head shape: I love the head shape of Taylormade drivers and the Stealth didn't disappoint. It sites nicely on the turf, frames the ball beautifully, and gives me a sense of confidence looking down at address. 

Color/Graphics: I like the flat black finish on the crown of the stealth at address. The simple Taylormade logo for ball alignment works well for me. The red face is a clear departure from typical wood face design, but it's not shocking or distracting. Sole graphics are underwhelming. 

Rogue ST Max

Head Shape: I'm a fan of Callaway driver head design and the Rogue ST Max fits perfectly with what they're know for. It sits well at address and frames the ball well.

Color/Graphics: I like the blackish - dark grayish colored mat finish on the crown the Rogue. The gold clock-like accents on the rear of the crown work fine and the Callaway chevron logo alignment feature also work for me. You can take most any color, give it a flat or mat finish, and I'm going to be ok with it. The exposed carbon weave is a nice, if not ubiquitous, touch. 

The graphics on the sole look high-end, in keeping with a driver at this price. 

Winner: Rogue ST Max

Sound/Feel

Stealth: Feels and sounds a bit softer at impact than I like, but in no way bad. I have lofty standards for a $600 driver.

Rogue ST Max: Great sound and feel. Reminds me of the Mavrik. 

Winner: Rogue ST Max

Playability/Ball Flight

Stealth: I got long high draws with my good swings and playable hooks and pushes with my bad swings.

Rogue ST Max: Long high draws with my good swings and playable hooks and pushes with my bad swings. 

Winner:  Stealth 

Forgiveness

Stealth: Really wants to keep my drives in play. Seems only my worst swings were punished.

Rogue ST Max: Kept most of my drives playable during my round, but I ended up taking a few penalties off the tee box. I fully accept this is most likely due to operator error. 

Winner: Stealth on this one. 

Distance

These are both long drivers. I don't think anyone can tell you they're not.

I tested these drivers in different weather conditions and about 2-3 weeks apart. 

Stealth: The Stealth was at least as long as the Rogue ST Max for me. On the range, anyway.


I used my launch monitor for every drive with the Stealth, but my recording method was garbage. So, I have a sense of the numbers, but not enough to put exact averages here. 


Rogue ST Max: This is a long driver, but my swing deteriorated on the second and third day testing at the range. I got good distance on the course


Distance will not be a deciding factor in my opinion. 

Conclusion of Taylormade Stealth driver vs Callaway Rogue ST Max driver comparison

 My #1 suggestion is to get these drivers in your hands and test before you lay down your money. Go to your local golf store or take advantage of Global Golf's Utry trial program. I use it and recommend it. 

I'm a mediocre driver and a strong iron player. I prioritize forgiveness in my driver. I just need a path to the green.


I give the edge to the Stealth in this driver comparison.


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Thanks for checking out my comparison of the Taylormade Stealth driver vs Callaway Rogue ST Max.

Let me know in the comments if I'm leaving out anything you think is important or tell me about your experience with either club.

 Again, I suggest you test before you buy. 

About the author 

Jamie

I'm an avid golfer, a 9.2 handicap on my way to a 2 (been a 5.6) and frequent tester of golf clubs and equipment since 2015.

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