Taylormade M2 Vs. Callaway Mavrik Driver Comparison Overview
You don’t always need to fork over a month’s salary just to get a good driver. Taylormade and Callaway are two great examples of golf club manufacturers that are always pumping out new models. This provides a distinct advantage for budget-conscious golfers.
That’s because new models lower the price of older models. That doesn’t mean the older models aren’t good quality drivers though. To illustrate that fact, we tested two of their older drivers side-by-side.
Taylormade M2 Driver Overview
The Taylormade M2 driver had a lot of cutting edge features when it first came out and those same features are still providing good value to golfers today.
First of all, we really liked the feel of this driver. It’s affordable, yet it feels like more premium drivers on impact. The 9-1-1 titanium body and the composite carbon crown give this driver a solid feel while also helping to keep the weight down.
After thoroughly putting this driver through it’s paces at the range, we can safely say that it would be a great one for beginners and high handicappers. That’s because it has a noticeably low and rear-oriented CG that even out low handicap testers liked.
The Taylormade M2 also comes with an adjustable, 12-position hosel that allows for a considerable degree of shot shaping.
Callaway Mavrik Driver Overview
The Callaway Mavrik is probably better suited to intermediate level players.
The reason we say this is that you need a pretty decent swing speed to get good distance with it. While it does sport an aerodynamic head design, our lower handicap testers were struggling to get 265 yards out of this driver.
It has a slight draw bias as well so you might want to think about that if you are having trouble producing straight shots. Like the Taylormade M2, the Mavrik has a nice feel on impact thanks to the titanium face.
The Mavrik was also producing a bit more spin off the tee than the Taylormade M2. Also, it is the least forgiving of the Mavrik line which also includes the Mavrik Max and the Mavrik Sub Zero.
Both of these drivers offer great value in terms of price – you just have to be aware who each is for. The Taylormade M2 would be great for high handicappers while players with middling swing speeds will like the Callaway Mavrik driver.