Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Review

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  • TG Rating 5 out of 5
  • Owner Rating Not yet rated
  • RRP £469.00

What we say...

The Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero has a more traditional lower-tail design and is aimed at golfers who don’t lack clubhead speed

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All three drivers have exotic new FS2S titanium faces. The material is lighter (6g) and stronger, with ultra-high rebound qualities, as conventional titanium just couldn’t deal with the stresses the AI computer demanded.

The Sub Zero is 450cc in size, 14g and 2g sole weights can be switched to dial in spin and launch characteristics, there’s also a flatter lie angle and more neutral shot bias. Callaway say this model offers the ultimate combination of low spin and high MOI.

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Callaway Mavrik: Key Features

Cyclone aero shape 
Mavrik is really slippery when it comes to aero performance. The sweeping sole displaces less air, especially in the final three feet before impact. It reduces drag by 61% over the Epic Flash, which was considered a very aerodynamic driver

AI acoustics 
Callaway’s new super computer has been put to good work and with Mavrik it was unleashed on the acoustics, too. The computer was tasked with improving sound for all three new models. And because Callaway’s engineers asked it to dial into known “pleasing” sound frequencies, the new model sounds more like an iron.

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Unconventional forgiveness 
Forget everything you’ve been told about high MOI meaning more forgiveness. Callaway say that by allowing a computer to design each Mavrik face individually, they dial down spin variation which gives the effect of a higher MOI. Mavrik has a lower MOI than Epic Flash, but amazingly is 13% more accurate.

Three models, three shapes 
The standard Mavrik (top) is the fastest shape; the head is a very different cyclone aero shape, which produces mid-spin with a moderate draw bias. It’s for everyone, from tour players to mid handicappers. Max (middle) is the easiest launching model with the highest MOI and most draw bias. 

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Callaway Mavrik: First Hit

Three-model driver families are nothing new, but Mavrik moves the idea to a whole new optimised level. And, boy, is it clever stuff. We loved the solidness of the new sound, which comes down to how each head is individually optimised from so many angles.

All three heads sit beautifully behind the ball. The shape differences are easy to spot at address, yet the MAX won’t draw attention to you being an average golfer. In fact, it might just be the driver club golfers have needed for years. Its ability to be either super forgiving or slice busting, all without an ugly closed face angle, is really impressive.

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Product Information

  • RRP: £469
  • Lofts: 9° / 10.5°
  • Stock shaft: Project X Evenflow Riptide 50g, 60g / Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60g / 70g
  • Adjustable hosel: Yes (-1/+2°)

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