Callaway Mavrik Vs Taylormade M4 Irons Comparison Overview
Taking your game to the next level means scrutinizing every club in your bag.
That’s not to say that you need to replace every club you own; but as you start to improve, some clubs become less serviceable.
This happens a lot with irons because they are your most varied clubs. You swing differently with your 4-iron than you do with your 7-iron.
So things are likely to change with your irons quicker than with your other clubs. Today we will be discussing the merits and drawbacks of the Taylormade M4 and Callaway Mavrik irons.
Callaway Mavrik Irons Overview
“When you look at the Callaway Mavrik irons next to the Taylormade M4 irons, you can see that the Mavrik’s have a smaller profile.”
The soles of the Mavrik’s are narrower and the head profile is smaller. We really liked the clean look at address.
While these are considered game improvement irons, they look better than most GI irons. The Mavrik’s also have strong lofts. They launch low and produce low spin rates.
So right off the bat, if you have a faster, more aggressive swing, the Callaway Mavrik’s would yield more distance for you – they would probably look more aesthetically pleasing as well.
The Mavrik’s have a smooth feel thanks to the urethane microspheres. They also have progressive weighting which moves the CG slightly higher in the short irons.
Taylormade M4 Irons Overview
“The Taylormade M4 irons have a noticeably larger profile and more offset than the Callaway Mavriks.”
Right off the bat, the Taylormade M4 irons are more forgiving. They have slots on the sides and under the hitting zone which helps preserve ball speed on mis-hits.
They also yielded steeper launch angles for our testers.
In terms of turf interaction, the Taylormade M4 irons were superior to the Mavriks. They had a smoother, cleaner feel even in thick rough. However, the Taylormade M4 irons aren’t as workable as the Mavriks.
The larger profiles and wider soles makes them more forgiving however. The Taylormade M4’s would suit players with a more deliberate swing tempo better than the Mavriks.
“While the Taylormade M4 irons are more forgiving overall, faster swing speed players will be able to squeeze more distance from the Mavriks.
The Callaway Mavrik irons are also more workable throughout the set. The Taylormade M4’s will yield higher apex height as well.”
Callaway Mavrik – First Impressions
The Callaway Mavrik Irons look amazing and deliver a ton of distance and accuracy with low dispersion between strikes.
Each Iron is crafted using Artificial Intelligence that ensures the weighting is in the optimal position and that these Irons maximize their potential.
They have 360 Face Cup technology which allows for some flex in the iron face on impact resulting in maximum ball speed and distance.
The clubs have a lot of loft, allowing you to get the ball in the air while Tungsten Weighting, keeps the center of gravity low in these irons and the Urethane Microspheres reduce vibrations on off center hits.
These are excellent Game Improvement irons from 2020 that come at an affordable price.
Taylormade M4 Irons First Impressions
The Taylormade M4 irons have a clean, cavity back design with an extended sole in the rear which looks very comforting for beginners.
This feature also made them play very well in the rough. It is very easy to launch the ball high (and far) even from the rough. We were very pleased with the feel when we struck the ball right in the sweet spot.
However, the feel gets a little thin and the sound gets a little hollow unless you are dead-center on the sweet spot.
Callaway Mavrik – Selling Points
- Artificial Intelligence
- Urethane Microspheres
- Tungsten Weighting For Low COG
- Large Sweet Spot With Flexible Face For Forgiveness
- 360 Cup Face For Maximum Ball Speed
Taylormade M4 Selling Points
- Ribcor design
- Speed Pocket
- Thick sole
- Plenty of offset
- Premium shaft options
- Strong loft
Who Are The Mavrik Irons For
The Mavrik Irons will suit Beginners and Mid Handicappers. Almost anybody should be able to hit high, far and straight shots with these classic irons that ares till among the best in the game right now.
Mavrik Family Of Irons
The Mavrik Max are more suited to beginners, they have higher lofts and offer more forgiveness while giving up a bit of their distance.
The Mavrik Pro Irons are going to be perfect for Mid Handicappers and those that want to work the ball a bit more. Less loft and more fell in the Mavrik Pro Irons
Feel And Control: 88/100
Overall Score: 95/100
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Who are the Taylormade M4 Irons for?
There’s no question that the Taylormade M4 irons would be great for anything struggling with distance on the fairway.
At the end of the day though, these irons do much more for beginners than play long. Beginners, who will often find themselves in the rough, will benefit from the beefy sole and strong lofts of these irons.
Even intermediate players who don’t quite have their swing speeds where they would like it to be would benefit from these irons. Even if you are mixing and matching and only using the longer Taylormade M4 irons, they could be great assets as purely distance irons.
The Taylormade M Family of Irons
The Taylormade M family of irons also includes the M2 irons. The first thing we noticed about the M2 irons compared to the Taylormade M4’s is that the M2’s don’t do as good a job at dampening harsh impact vibrations.
On full swings, the M2’s feedback gets muddied by unwanted vibration. The M2’s do have the same lofts as the M4 irons though so the flight trajectory is very similar with these two iron sets.
It should also be noted that the M2 irons don’t feature the same Ribcor design as the Taylormade M4 irons. The main difference this makes is lesser distance – or at least, harder distance.
In other words, you will have to have good accuracy and a fast swing speed to get the same kind of distance with the M2’s as you would with the Taylormade M4 irons. As such, the M2 irons are better in the bags of low handicappers.
Feel & Control: 92/100