I love my new Rogue Draw Driver and was planning to buy a matching Rogue 3 wood. I tested it and found it doesn't have an adjustable hose like the previous Callaway fairway woods. I wanted to set it to draw like my current Callaway fairway woods. I would like to know why Callaway eliminated this feauture.
This my opinion. This is a marketing decision. You put out a good product but you withhold some of the features that will make this good product a better one. When the good product sales have peaked you then re-introduce the good product with enhancements to make it better and the cycle starts over again. I expect the rogue fairway wood will come out with an adjustable hosel sometime in the future.
Callaway has the XR series of drivers, woods, and hybrids that are not adjustable. Just because it’s adjuatable doesn’t make it “better” or “worse” on any way IMHO. There are trade offs between having a glued/fixed hosel or an adjustable. I’ve played both and generally once I got it dialed in, I didn’t change it, so what really matters is does YOUR game match the club.
I personally thought the Epic hybrids didn’t fit my game or I wasn’t able find the right shaft to test, but I wasn’t willing to make a leap of faith or spend $$$ in trying/purchasing multiple shafts, so my five year old hybrids stayed in the bag. I DID like the Rogue X hybrid and opted to upgrade this year.
@CLottich it's because of the increased weight from adding the Jailbreak bars. Adjustable hosels add weight. I hope they figure out how to make both work because that's the reason I'm not going Rogue in my fairways. You might want to look at what the stock lie angle is on the Rogue fairways though as opposed to whatever you're playing now. It's possible the lie angle is already more upright and would be effectively in a Draw already. My deal is I never stick with the stated loft so without the ability to mess around with that it's a dealbreaker for me.
Not sure about the weight issue, fairways are much smaller and heavier than a driver. Likely a marketing feature so the Rogue II will have it. More likely to be a cost issue.
@CLottichIt did take me a couple of rounds to get used to the Rogue 3 wood SZ. I had been playing the Epic since it came out and traded it out for the Rogue. Not having the adjustability was a little dissappointing, but I do think it has to do with the weight of the club, I did notice the Rogue was a little heavier than the Epic, but man does that thing hit well.
Slippery slope taking the adjustable hosel out of a premium club like the rogue fairway wood and hybrid. I purchased 2 rogue hybrids that replaced an epic hybrid and a non adjustable xr hybrid. Will I miss the adjustable hosel at this time no, down the road maybe only time will tell. On a side note I replaced my epic driver with a rogue driver without the sliding weight which was always kept in the neutral setting anyways.
As @PC98 has stated, the main reason is the weight. With the added weight of the Bars they had to take it out. Will they figure out how to put it back, probably. It just takes time. The forward weight of the bars and the adjustable hosel also would change the CG.
Its all about weight. Adding jailbreak adds weight, so it had to be taken away from somewhere. If i look at my bag, the clubs I adjust the least are the fairway woods. Trust me its not about saving what works for the sake of another release. That doesnt make business sense. The whole mentality of Continuous Improvement is to put out the best product you can and then go mad trying to make it better. Why hold back when you run the risk of losing the momentum you have with fairway wood marketshare?