Callaway Mavrik Vs Wilson D9 Irons Comparison Overview
The Callaway Mavrik and Wilson D9 irons could be looked at as parallel clubs.
Both represent some of the first attempts made by their respective manufacturers to use AI technology to help with the design.
When we put these irons together for this comparison overview, we were also stricken by how similar the shapes of the heads were. Yes, as it turns out the Wilson D9 and the Callaway Mavrik irons are similar in a lot of ways. But it’s knowing the differences that will help you make an informed decision…
Callaway Mavrik Irons Overview
“The Callaway Mavrik irons have a moderate footprint and blade length complemented with a fairly shallow cavity back design.”
Also, the Mavrik irons have strong lofts. The lofts are offset by progressive CG placement in each of the irons. In the long irons, you get a low CG that helps you achieve a penetrating launch so you can set yourself up for birdie.
In the short irons, the CG is a bit higher so you get more control and spin assistance around the green. The main difference we found between the Mavrik and Wilson D9 irons was that the Mavriks generated less spin overall. This helps with distance; but it actually hindered some of our testers on faster greens. Still, the Mavriks feel solid at impact and offer a straight trajectory as long as you are moderately accurate.
Wilson D9 Irons Overview
“The Wilson D9 irons feature the Power Holes in the sole which are essentially cavities that have been filled with a soft urethane.”
These cavities allow for the lower portion of the face to flex and bend freely, generating better ball speeds. There are more rows of Power Holes in the long irons than in the short irons to give mid to high handicap players more help with distance.
In addition to higher spin rates, we also found that the Wilson D9 irons produced a slightly more erratic flight than the Mavrik irons. The Wilson D9 irons were certainly more forgiving on low-face strikes though, which is a plus if you’re a high handicapper.
“It seems like the Callaway Mavrik irons are better for players with faster swing speeds, better accuracy and who want tighter shot dispersion. The Wilson D9 irons are good game improvement irons and provide more forgiveness and higher launch than the Callaway Mavriks.
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.
Wilson D9 Irons – First Impressions
“We weren’t sure what to expect from these irons.”
We liked that they were sleeker than the D7’s; but again, we were put off by the matte/chrome finish on the face.
That became less important as the test session pressed on. We were very impressed with the forgiveness and distance of these irons.
While spin rates are a bit low, Wilson seems to have compromised with higher launch.
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
Wilson D9 Selling Points
- Power holes
- Fast face
- Low Cg
- Strong lofts
- Expansive sweet spot
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 Wilson D9 Irons for?
“We could see both mid and high handicappers making good use of these irons.”
You get a touch of workability and the ability to stop the ball on fast greens which is something both high and mid handicappers will love.
Wilson D Family of Irons
The Wilson D9 irons are the most technologically advanced but the D7 irons are actually more forgiving – albeit at the sacrifice of any semblance of workability.