Callaway Mavrik Driver Review
The Callaway Mavrik driver has received a very positive response from professional and amateur golfers since its release in January 2020. Callaway drivers have been found in the bags of PGA golfers for years, so what makes the Mavrik so special?
Like the Epic Flash – But Better
When Callaway released the Epic Flash driver with the SS20 Flash Face in 2019, it quickly became a top seller. The club was designed using Artificial Intelligence, a fairly new concept in equipment design.
Testing and design that once took months could be completed in a fraction of the time. Equipment designers formerly built their ideas and tested physically, with each tweak resulting in more building and testing.The main limitation of the epic flash was the reduced durability of the Flash Face.
With the Epic Flash – and now the Mavrik – a computer simulation can test over 10,000 variations of the clubhead in the same amount of time as a dozen or so variations in the past. Callaway refers to this as Flash Face technology, which Callaway claims is changing the golf equipment world.
Both the Epic Flash and the Mavrik have Flash Face technology. So, how do they differ?
- Designers incorporated the use of AI in developing the entire club, not just the club face. The result is a lighter, stronger club and increased swing speed.
- The Mavrik has a FS2S titanium face that is 6 grams lighter than the Epic Flash. Despite the lower weight, the material is stronger and more durable than its predecessor. Durability was one complaint golfers had about the Epic Flash.
- Cyclone shaping of the Mavrik clubhead creates better aerodynamics and faster club speed which usually translates into additional distance off the tee.
- Unlike the Epic Flash that had just one design, the Mavrik is available in three models – the standard Mavrik, the Mavrik Max and the Mavrik Sub Zero.
The Mavrik Driver is Very Forgiving
A larger sweet spot on the Mavrik allows for more forgiveness when you miss a shot. The Mavrik is lighter, it has a great feel and sound (the snap from the Mavrik on a good tee shot is sweet) and it is more durable. But the biggest selling point for the Mavrik is its forgiveness.
For amateurs, shot forgiveness can mean the difference between a drive in the fairway and one in the hazard. For golfers on the Tour, the forgiveness means there is no loss of ball speed on missed shots. When your peers aren’t making many mistakes, shot forgiveness becomes even more important.
Two jailbreaks inside the clubhead help contribute to the lighter feel, increased ball speed and forgiveness. The result is a much lighter carbon crown.
PGA Golfers Using the Callaway Mavrik
Many of the Tour's golfers are currently using the Mavrik, including longtime Callaway representative Phil Mickelson. Mickelson, like many professional golfers, prefers the Mavrik Sub Zero, which has a smaller head and lower spin.
Other golfers include:
- Henrik Stenson
- Brooks Koepka
- Daniel Berger
- Will Gordon
- Mark Leishman
Koepka liked the club so much that he switched from his usual TaylorMade M5 driver to the Mavrik Sub Zero midway through the Saudi International tournament in February.
The Three Mavrik Driver Styles
All Mavrik drivers feature the same basic technology, but there are a few differences to note.
Mavrik – This standard driver is the model preferred by most average golfers. It has the most aerodynamic shape and a mid-range flight and ball spin. It does not have interchangeable weights.
Mavrik Max – This driver is the most forgiving of the three and is a good choice for golfers who struggle with a slice. Interchangeable weights can be used.
Mavrik Sub Zero – This driver is the smallest of the three and is designed for lower ball spin. It is best for golfers with a consistent strike pattern.
What are the Mavrik Shaft Options?
The Mavrik comes with three shaft options:
- UST Helium Black - 40g Class
- Project X Evenflow Riptide - 40g/50g/60g Class
- Aladila Rogue White 130 MSI - 60g/70g Class
Learn more about how to find the right golf shaft size.
Specifications: Callaway Mavrik Driver
|Head shape||Cyclone aerodynamic|
|Available Lofts||9.0°, 10.5°, 12.0°|
|Adjustable Weight||Yes, Max and Sub Zero models|
How Much Does the Callaway Mavrik Cost?
The Callaway Mavrik is currently available for $399 USD. The price point is the same for all three models with no price increase for the pro version (in this case, the Sub Zero).