Callaway Mavrik - Is There Anybody Out Here?
2019 was the season of the clubface bringing CoR (Spring like effect) back into the golfing consciousness with Titleist going to tighter quality control to achieve it, Taylor Made building beyond the limit and slowing the face down with an additive while Callaway let a super computer and Artificial Intelligence redesign the clubface. Was it theoretically faster than the Rogue model it supplanted ? possibly. Was it as all round playable as the less adjustable Rogue? Err NO. How is the Mavrik different? READ ON
What is CoR? Find out HERE
At the Elite level of the game there is little chance to gain yards as players are already running close to the limit so perhaps a touch embarrassing for Callaway that some of their big player stories in 2019, Danny Willett returning to form and the winners circle with all Rogue woods (Read about his amazing win here)– Xander Schauffle cementing a place in the worlds Top 10 but having his driver fail the CT test, didn’t reflect well on the brand. So where to go for 2020?
Get more computing power and let it loose on more of the head with a positive outcome. One of the big issues for every brand is adjustability is win and lose situation. Modern driver heads are actually around the same 200-210 gram weight as their vintage wooden predecessors, add much more weight and you reduce swing speed, go too light and you reduce the efficiency of the impact. With Epic and Epic Flash the extra adjustability of the rear track robs vital grams that can stabilize launch spin and off centre efficiency.
How is Mavrik different?
Mavrik Callaway have gone back to the 3 head fixed weight concept that served Rogue and some of the X lines that brought them back into the driver market well with more computing power allowing them to both stream line the aero dynamics and weight placement. With the Sub Zero, yes you get the low forward CoG and more neat looking head that suits an draw/hook player or someone who’s accurate and wants a bit more zip but you are back in much less forgiving territory for a drop of maybe 300-400 rpm in over all spin. With the standard and max versions you’re going to see the return of forgiveness with the faster face and aerodynamics. Find out more about Mavrik
How much extra distance you gain from Mavrik is really a fitting solution, aerodynamics only give you so much at lower speeds so making sure shaft length optimizes that first is a huge help, balancing your vertical launch and ball speed comes from getting the head design and loft right. Equally if you’re using an older model such as X Hot or XR you’re probably going to see some big changes in feel and feedback from the club from the numerous upgrades their drivers have recieved over the years.
Whenever Callaway brings out a less adjustable product you usually find a lot more happy golfers, just ask Henrik!!