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.

Taylormade M2 Driver

In 20 Words Or Less

The Taylormade M2 driver feels amazing on the downswing and it’s really hard to miss the fairway with it.

Mavrik Drivers

In 20 Words Or Less

A top driver from a top brand aimed at achieving maximum ball speeds, distance and forgiveness for any player.

Taylormade M2 First Impressions

The first thing we noticed about the Taylormade M2 driver was how light it felt and how well it cut through the air on the downswing.

This driver will feel really good for anyone with a slower swing speed. It cuts through the air like a dream and delivers smooth, buttery contact when you pure it.

The M Family

The M2 is joined by the M6 and M4 drivers. The M6 more closely resembles the SIM drivers from Taylormade as it has an even more pronounced rear weight. The M4 is a bit more subtle but does have a more satisfying sound and feel than both the M2 and M6.

Mavrik Driver – First Impressions

Once you get passed the bright colors and attractive design, you can immediately see how light and wieldy the Mavrik drivers really are.

The face on the club is huge and it gives you the confidence you need to let the driver rip, even on the first tee with a crowd gathered to watch.The face is also ultra thin, ultra light special steel which sends the ball into orbit on contact.

Two internal jailbreak bars on under side of the club hold everything together by connecting the sole with the crown and adding extra stability, feel, consistency and distance.The shape of the driver is also aerodynamic and like everything with the clubs, focused on more swing speed.

The Different Mavrik Driver Versions

The Mavrik is for your average player or mid handicapper, medium levels of forgiveness, and mid spin. This one has a standard launch angle too.

The Mavrik max is similar with more forgiveness and a higher ball flight for higher handicappers

The Mavrik Pro has a 450cc head, less forgiveness and spin and higher emphasis on distance for low handicappers and fast swingers.

Taylormade M2 Selling Points

  • A bit more forgiving than the Ping G400
  • Also felt a bit lighter than the G400
  • Affordable
  • High-quality composite body materials
  • It has a -/+ 4 degree adjustable loft sleeve
  • Does a good job of dampening harsh vibrations

Callaway Mavrik Driver – Selling Points

  • Ultra Thin, Ultra Light Titanium Face
  • Adjustable Loft In Each Driver
  • Internal Jailbreak Bars For Stability
  • A Version To Suit Every Player
  • Aerodynamic Shape For Swing Speed
  • Premium, High Performance Clubs
  • Incredibly Light For The Large Head Size

Who is the Taylormade M2 Driver for?

The Taylormade M2 is definitely more for beginners and high handicappers.

If you are looking for help getting your swing speed up or are having trouble staying on the fairway, the Taylormade M2 would be a better choice for you. It’s lightweight, produces very straight shots and yields good ball speed even when you hit out near the toe.

Distance: 93/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 92/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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Who Are The Mavrik Drivers For

The Mavrik Drivers are some of the highest performing on the market and there is a version for every level of ability.

With the adjustable loft, these are a great choice for any player but the clubs are primarily aimed at distance and forgiveness.

Callaway Mavrik Family Of Irons

The Mavrik

The standard version of the club, for average to fast swing speeds. This club has a perfect blend of distance, accuracy and forgiveness.

The Mavrik Max

the Mavrik Max is going to be perfect for beginners and slower swing speeds. It is more forgiving, higher launching and it has more of a draw bias to eliminate a slice.

The Mavrik Pro

A smaller head and lower, flatter launch trajectory. This is for the low handicappers and pros with high swing speeds and consistency in their swing that want to launch bombs as far down the fairway as humanly possible.

Distance: 96/100

Accuracy: 95/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Feel And Control: 92/100

Overall Score: 94/100

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