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Callaway Dominates The Golf Digest Hot List

Jeff Newton

Callaway once again dominated in Golf Digest’s Hot List equipment issue. In the 2018 Hot List (out now), we were awarded the MOST product gold medals, MOST products with perfect scores, MOST putter gold medals, and MOST stars for performance and innovation.

The quick breakdown:

19 gold medals for Callaway (far more than any other company)

5 Callaway products earned perfect scores: Rogue Fairway Woods, Rogue Pro Irons, Big Bertha OS Irons, Odyssey O-Works Red and Black Putters, Odyssey O-Works Red and Black Mallets. (The rest of the participating companies had 3 perfect scores COMBINED)

Rogue Hybrids had the highest score of any hybrid submitted

– 13 of our products received 5-stars for product innovation!

And of course the new Rogue lineup scored extremely high with the Hot List panel.


– Rogue Drivers: Gold medal winner with 19.5 out of 20 stars (no other driver scored higher). Our favorite Hot List quote: “If confidence had a sound, this would be it. Explosive, piercing drives.”

– Fairway Woods: Again, the ONE AND ONLY Fairway Woods with a perfect score. Rogue is the first Fairway Wood with our groundbreaking Jailbreak Technology. It looks like that was a good decision by our R&D team.

– Hybrids: 19.5 out of 20 stars, the highest score for any hybrid. This is also the first Hybrid with Jailbreak Technology, This was also a good decision by our R&D team.

– Irons: Gold medals for Rogue, Rogue X and Rogue Pro. All three irons combine our industry-leading 360 Face Cup for exceptional ball speeds and urethane microspheres for great feel. And Rogue Pro earned a perfect 20 out of 20 in the new “Players-Distance” category.

The Best Of The Rest

– Mack Daddy 4 Wedges earned a gold medal, with 5 stars for performance and 5 stars for innovation

– 6 of the irons we submitted received 5 stars for innovation (led by the Rogue lineup)

– Big Bertha OS Irons received a perfect score in the super game-improvement category.

Odyssey: The Most Putter Gold Medals

– The new O-Works Red and Black Putters got a perfect score in both the mallets and blades categories (the only blade putters to get a perfect score, by the way). Our favorite quote: “It’s silent but deady, it has the perfect weighting. You draw the putter back and it goes into auto pilot.”

– Odyssey won the most gold medals of any putter brand, led by O-Works Red and Black, Odyssey EXO, and Odyssey Toulon Putters.

When it comes to product performance and innovation, Callaway stands alone.

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