Gear: Callaway Mavrik, Mavrik Max, Mavrik Professional irons
Value: $799 (Customary, Max)/$899 (Professional) with True Mood Elevate or KBS Max metal shafts and Golf Delight Tour Velvet Tender grips; $899 (Customary, Max) with Challenge X Catalyst graphite shafts.
Specs: Solid chrome steel with cup face design, inner tungsten bar and urethane microspheres
Obtainable: Feb. 6
A 12 months in the past Callaway launched the Epic Flash driver household and touted that the faces in these golf equipment have been designed by supercomputers that utilized synthetic intelligence. Simulating how greater than 15,000 prototypes would carry out, the system revealed issues to Callaway’s design staff that might have taken years to develop.
For 2020, Callaway has used the identical technique to create a brand new iron household: the Mavrik, Mavrik Max and the Mavrik Professional.
Callaway instructed the pc to contemplate ball velocity, launch angle and spin because it simulated prototype faces for the brand new irons. Not solely did it give you totally different face patterns for every of the three membership varieties, it steered distinctive faces for every membership in all three units too. Callaway stated the steered designs for the lengthy irons produce extra velocity and distance whereas the brief iron designs assist golfers management spin and trajectory extra successfully.
Every iron additionally has a singular tungsten weight that helps Callaway tune the middle of gravity to profit gamers most. Further tungsten within the lengthy irons helps produce greater photographs, whereas smaller items of tungsten within the heads of the brief irons assist golfers hold strategy photographs down.
Tungsten is just not simply welded to chrome steel, so Callaway encases every of the tungsten items in a urethane liquid infused with thousands and thousands of tiny glass bubbles. After being injected into place, the urethane solidifies. The corporate refers back to the materials as Urethane Microspheres, and it not solely holds the tungsten weight in place, it dampens vibrations and enhances really feel at impression with out lowering ball velocity.
All these applied sciences – the computer-designed cup face, tungsten weight and urethane materials – work collectively to broaden the best hitting space and shield ball velocity on mis-hits.
The usual Mavrik is the longest-hitting of the three new irons. It’s a game-improvement membership that has a reasonably thick topline and sole width with some offset. The lofts are stronger than these designed into many game-improvement irons (the 5-iron is 21 levels and the pitching wedge is 41 levels) as a result of the tungsten weight helps get the ball up within the air. Consequently, photographs go farther and hit their apex farther downrange.
Callaway Mavrik Max iron (Callaway Golf)
The Mavrik Max is a super-game-improvement iron for higher-handicap golfers who battle with consistency. The lofts usually are not as sturdy as the usual Mavrik’s (the 5-iron is 23 levels and the pitching wedge is 43 levels), however the heads are bigger to make them extra forgiving.
Callaway Mavrik Professional (Callaway Golf)
The Mavrik Professional irons are essentially the most compact of the three. They’ve the thinnest toplines and soles, and solely reasonable offset. The iron lofts are zero.5 levels weaker than the Mavrik Max, however the pitching wedge and hole wedge lofts are the identical as on the Max.