Taylormade M4 Vs. Callaway Mavrik Driver Comparison Overview
A lot of people will tell you that you need to look to the future if you want the best golf gear. However, there are drivers that are tried and true for a reason. You don’t always have to shell out top dollar for the latest driver from your favorite manufacturer.
Taylormade and Callaway are perfect examples of how looking back in time could spare your wallet a big hit and help improve your game. So join us as we run down the merits and drawbacks of two older yet worthwhile drivers.
Taylormade M4 Driver Overview
The Taylormade M4 came out in February of 2018 and almost immediately captured the hearts of mid to high handicappers.
While you are not likely to see the Taylormade M4 on the PGA Tour, it still has a lot of value for the begginer/intermediate level player. Mainly because it makes it very easy to produce straight drives. If you have been having trouble with slices and general mis-hits, the Taylormade M4 can help.
The slight curvature of the face helps to straighten out shots that are hit too high or too low on the face. Speaking of the face, we noticed almost immediately in our testing that the Taylormade M4 has a deep face profile.
The sweet spot is larger than on a normal driver although if you want more advanced features, we would recommend taking a look at the Taylormade M6 driver.
Callaway Mavrik Driver Overview
Right off the bat, you should know that the Callaway Mavrik driver played longer than the Taylormade M4.
Whereas the Taylormade M4 was producing drives of an average of 267 yards, the Callaway Mavrik was sending the ball an average of 274 yards. Like the Taylormade M4, the Mavrik driver has an adjustable hosel so you can dial in your preferred loft to a reasonable degree.
On full swings, the Callaway Mavrik also felt a bit more solid and stable. This is due to the internal bracing bars that connect the sole to the crown. The one thing that the Taylormade M4 had on the Mavrik though was more forgiveness.
While the Mavrik may not do much to correct your slice, you can expect more distance and better feel from it. The Taylormade M4 is a great beginner level driver but it won’t grow with you as your game advances like the Mavrik will.