Callaway Mavrik Driver Review

What Does the Manufacturer Say?

The Callaway Mavrik Driver series is a new 2020 release. It has been labeled as Callaway’s fastest driver and features a brand new Cyclone Aero shape for reduced drag. The new A.I. designed Flash Face SS20 has been designed to promote fast ball speeds and it is this ‘Mavrik’ approach to the design which has given the driver its name. There is a larger area across the face of each Callaway Maverik Driver, regardless of model and loft

The face of the driver has been created using FS2S titanium. This is an extremely strong material and it is 6 grams lighter than traditional titanium. This helps to promote optimal speed, forgiveness, and spin when using the driver off the tee. In addition to this, there are two internal Jailbreak bars and these connect the sole and crown to promote fast ball speed. The weight of the club head has been redistributed for higher moment of inertia thanks to the lighter carbon crown.

To round things off, the Callaway Mavrik Driver boasts a newly designed head shape. This reduces drag for faster head speeds due to superior aerodynamics.

How Does the Club Look?

The Callaway Maverik Driver is the ‘standard’ model within the range of three drivers released by the manufacturer – the other ones being the Mavrik Max and Mavrik Sub Zero. It is worth pointing out that of the three new drivers released by Callaway, this is the only one which features a true cyclone aero shape. In terms of size, the Callaway Mavrik Driver is the middle of the three with the Sub Zero model a touch shorter from front to back and the Max model looking the longest from face to back.

Though I am not a big fan of the orange (just looks a bit cheap to me), the driver is mainly kept in a very cool, all-black satin look.

At address, the driver looks modern thanks to the black carbon fiber weave pattern which is visible on the top of the club. The only other significant colour on the Callaway Mavrik Driver range is orange. The addition of orange certainly makes the driver stand out on the shelves but is probably not for everyone  (and let me just be honest, it is not for me.  There is nothing wrong with the combination of black and orange colours although some golfers seem to think it makes them look a little cheap. Colour is a personal preference, after all, so you can make up your own mind. Plus, Callaway offers customization options so you could always ask for a colour of your liking if you are really put off by the orange.

How Does the Mavrik Driver Play?

One of the most notable aspects when first using the Callaway Mavrik Driver is the sound. It sounds very solid when contacting the ball, even if the strike is off centre. This is based on the work of a supercomputer and it certainly delivers the goods. Imagine what a perfect drive should sound like, well you have it with the Callaway Mavrik Driver.

Although the Callaway Mavrik Driver may not set any records for distance, it is very consistent with the ball often landing within no more than 10 yards of the previous shot. Combine this with the feeling of knowing you are always going to hit the ball straight and you begin to get an idea of what it is like to use the Callaway Mavrik Driver off the tee. This is in contrast to the Callaway Sub Zero Driver, which always has the feel of being able to drive the ball that few extra yards. You may find when comparing the two drivers there is only between 5 and 10 yards difference in the distance but that is significant enough during an 18 hole round of golf.

For those who are looking for a very forgiving driver, the Callaway Mavrik Max Driver is a good option. When positioning the 14 gram weight at the rear of the club, you can almost forget about slicing the ball, it is that good. This driver achieves the highest MOI of all three and generally launches higher. Expect the Callaway Mavrik Max Driver to produce more spin and less distance than the other two drivers in the range. However, there is no faulting the accuracy when using this club.

The Callaway Mavrik Max Driver is certainly at the improvement and of the range, with the Callaway Mavrik Driver at the mid-point range and the Callaway Sub Zero Driver aimed at the top player.

Who is Using the Mavrik Driver?

Xander Schauffele and Marc Leishman are two of the most prominent PGA Tour players who are currently using the Callaway Mavrik Driver. Schauffele used the new driver already at the Presidents Cup in December and at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in 2020. Leishman used the driver at the Sony Open in Hawaii and it will be interesting to follow the progress of the players throughout the year.

8.5 Total Score
High quality - high price

Looks
8.5
Forgiveness
6.5
Lenght
9.5
Value for Money
6
PROS
  • Forgiving
  • Pleasing to the eye
  • Great sound
  • Adjustability
CONS
  • Price tag
  • Orange colour
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