Callaway Mavrik Pro Vs Ping i500 Irons Comparison Review
Comparing player’s irons is hard to do unless you are getting fitted for them side-by-side. And since we know not everyone has the time or discretionary income needed to get a fitting, we are continuing to provide helpful firsthand insight to popular irons.
It’s a burden we gladly bear for you, the everyday golfer. Today we will be taking a look at two player’s iron sets that take a very different approach to overall performance: the Callaway Mavrik Pro and the Ping i500 irons.
Callaway Mavrik Pro Irons Overview
The Callaway Marik Pro series is pretty much everything higher handicap players loved about the the original Mavrik’s packed into a sleeker, more compact player’s iron.
We really liked the sleeker design of the new Mavrik Pro’s compared to the original model. Gone is the clunky backside that screamed “high handicapper. “ In its place as a shallow, nearly non-existent cavity that looks cleaner at point of address.
However, apart from the design of the rear and the size of the head, not a lot has changed with the Mavrik Pro. This is both a good and bad thing as we will discuss in more detail later.
Ping i500 Irons Overview
The Ping i500 irons give you great performance from the deck to the pin. They are an advanced set of irons for serious players.
As you can probably tell from the above description, the Ping i500’s aren’t really designed for high handicappers and beginners. That being said, you don’t need a ridiculously fast swing speed in order to get good distance out of these irons.
In fact, we were pretty surprised at the almost effortless ball speed and distance we were getting from irons. The caveat here is that you still need to be pretty accurate and create consistent contact.
While both of these iron sets have the look of a player’s iron, you get more forgiveness from the Mavrik Pro’s while the Ping i500 will satisfy the player looking to sink more eagles and score lower.