What we say...
Callaway's new Mavrik driver has the fastest head shape of the three new drivers, with a lower MOI but more accuracy than the Epic Flash
Callaway say the three new Mavrik models are more optimised to player traits than ever before. How? Next-level Artificial Intelligence, which builds on the success of Callaway's 2019 Epic Flash.
A new super computer's ability to learn quickly and efficiently has led Callaway's engineers to ask deeper, more far-reaching questions – even factoring in the swing traits of players likely to use each model.
Callaway say the extra computing power has led to some pretty unconventional thinking, which just wouldn't be possible for human designers, hence the Mavrik name. It's also led to three unconventional and completely different driver designs, which have never really been trialled before.
More familiar tech includes two internal Jailbreak bars, which connect the sole and crown to promote fast ball speeds, and a significantly lighter carbon crown allows Callaway to redistribute weight for a higher MOI.
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
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.
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. Sub Zero (bottom) has a more traditional lower-tail design as the golfers it's aimed at don't lack clubhead speed.
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.