Hudson's handicap plummets after 'crazy' Rogue gains

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Kings of Distance attendee Jamie Hudson says his handicap has tumbled into single figures just weeks after receiving his Callaway Rogue driver, describing his distance gains as ‘crazy’.

The 27-year-old was part the winning White Team after teammates Dan Blackwell and Rudi Ryan produced heroics in the long drive finale at Stockport Golf Club, earning all 12 team members a Rogue driver each, which they had been custom-fitted for earlier in the day in the Driver Zone.

In that zone, Hudson gained 32 yards – the eighth most of the 96 attendees – and, just weeks receiving his new big stick, is already reaping the benefits.

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“My handicap has come down a shot and a half already,” beamed Hudson, whose handicap was ten at the Kings of Distance event on May 2. “With the extra yardage, I’m hitting wedges into greens rather than 7-irons.

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“It’s just so much easier and the gains have been crazy. I’m now getting the Rogue 3-wood because of how well the driver has performed for me. It just feels like I don’t need to go at it that much and I get an extra 20 to 30 yards each time. The only way I can describe it is that it feels rock solid.”

Before the day, Hudson had never used Callaway clubs before – only balls – and was surprised just how good the day turned out to be.

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“I was very surprised,” he added. “Watching how the pros hit the ball, move the ball and how Callaway helps them with the tour truck was really interesting.

“To try out a myriad of different clubs – not just the driver – and see how you could get extra distance with all of them was so good. It was just a really eye-opening day in seeing the advantages of using Callaway clubs.”

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