Callaway Mavrik Vs Callaway Mavrik Max Drivers Comparison Overview
If you’re looking to save a bit of money on golf clubs, you can always look to older models.
The great thing about the fact that major golf club manufacturers like Callaway put out new clubs each year is that previous models get instantly discounted.
Case in point: the Callaway Mavrik drivers. The Mavriks have been succeeded by Big Bertha’s, Paradym and even new Rogue drivers just to name a few. So are the Callaway Mavrik and Callaway Mavrik Max drivers still worth your while? We discuss it in the following comparison overview.
Callaway Mavrik Driver Overview
“The Callaway Mavrik driver features the Flash Face SS20 design and the last versions were released three years ago.”
The Callaway Mavrik was also one of the first Callaway drivers to feature the Cyclone Aero head design which is supposed to reduce drag on your downswing. When we tested the Callaway Mavrik, we found that club head swing was increased; but not by much.
Most of our testers saw club head speed increases between 1 and 1.5 MPH. The Callaway Mavrik driver also features a carbon crown to keep the overall weight down. It was moderately forgiving and resulted in carry distance increases of 4.2 yards on average for our testers – good but not great.
The Callaway Mavrik was also moderately forgiving on lateral mis-hits. MOI was a little low for our liking which led to inconsistent flight on mis-hits.
Callaway Mavrik MAX Driver Overview
“The Callaway Mavrik MAX is the same as the standard Mavrik in almost every way save for a couple key differences.”
The most important difference is that the MAX version has interchangeable weights. The weights can be placed in the rear position to increase MOI (something lacking in the standard version) or in the heel for draw bias.
The Callaway Mavrik MAX also has a different head shape. The MAX’s head is more elongated and therefore larger than that of the standard Mavrik. This also pushes forgiveness and gives the Callaway Mavrik MAX a higher flight.
“For once, we actually liked a MAX version of a driver more than the standard. Most golfers can leave the Callaway Mavrik on the shelf in 2023. However, the Callaway Mavrik MAX definitely still has something to offer high handicap, budget-minded golfers of the modern era with its superior forgiveness and versatile shot-shaping.”