Callaway Mavrik Vs. Ping G400 Driver Comparison Overview
Even though they are made by different manufacturers, the Callaway Mavrik and Ping G400 drivers are driven by similar design elements. We tested both of these drivers and the first thing we want to get out of the way is that they are both great choices for mid handicappers.
That being said, there are little differences that make significant impacts on how these drivers perform. Find out the important details in the following comparison overview!
Callaway Mavrik Driver Overview
The Callaway Mavrik attempts to lengthen your drive by increasing your club head speed and ball speed.
The Mavrik driver has the cyclone aero shape that some other Callaway drivers have. When we tested the Mavrik, we were noticing moderate increases in swing speed (about a 2mph increase on average). The Mavrik also has a titanium face which plays nice and hot.
You can feel how fast the ball launches on impact when you pure it with this driver. It should also be noted that the Mavrik has a slight draw bias. Launch was a little lower than what we would expect for a driver in this category but it wasn’t a huge problem.
Ping G400 Driver Overview
Like the Mavrik driver, the Ping G400 driver has a titanium face and an aerodynamic head design.
Unlike the Mavrik however, the face of the Ping G400 driver is forged and the head is smaller. This worked really well for our fast swing speed testers who loved the low launch and piercing trajectory. The Ping G400 also has a rear weight that can be made to be heavier or lighter.
Overall, the Ping G400 doesn’t help much with club head speed (about a 1mph increase on average). However, our lower handicap testers were actually able to get more distance out of the Ping G400 driver than the Mavrik.
There is always a caveat though: in order to unlock the distance potential of the Ping G400 you will need at least a moderate swing speed. The forged titanium face feels great though and plays just as hot as the Mavrik.
Players who need a lower-launching driver would do well with either the Ping G400 or the Callaway Mavrik. The Ping G400 definitely has more to offer in terms of workability though. It also has a nicer overall feel so we really like it for mid handicappers.