Gear: Callaway Mavrik, Mavrik Sub Zero, Mavrik Max drivers
Value: $499 with Challenge X Even Movement Riptide, Aldila Rogue White or UST Mamiya Helium shaft and Golf Satisfaction Tour Velvet Align grip
Specs: FS2S cast titanium face with carbon-fiber crown, adjustable hosel and moveable weights
Accessible: Jan. 23
In 2019, Callaway launched the Epic Flash and Epic Flash Sub Zero drivers, golf equipment that featured hitting areas created by supercomputers that examined greater than 15,000 face designs utilizing synthetic intelligence.
After investing in higher computing energy, Callaway has tried to unravel a thorny downside: How can they make a driver extra forgiving and, on the identical time, extra aerodynamic? Their reply is designed into the brand new Callaway Mavrik, Mavrik Sub Zero and Mavrik Max drivers.
Every Callaway Mavrik driver’s face is designed to offer extra distance together with extra forgiveness. (Callaway Golf)
Callaway stated the important thing to unlocking efficiency within the Mavrik drivers was making a face that delivers extra ball velocity and enhances forgiveness by defending ball velocity and spin charges on mis-hits extra successfully. To attain that, every Mavrik driver mannequin’s face is barely completely different, with thicker and thinner areas created by AI. And there’s a completely different face for every loft of every driver. For instance, not solely is the Mavrik driver’s face completely different than the Mavrik Sub Zero face, the 9-degree Mavrik’s face is subtly completely different than the 10.5-degree Mavrik’s face.
Callaway stated that by fine-tuning every face this manner, the Mavrik drivers produce extra ball velocity on well-struck photographs and enhance efficiency on mis-hits to offer the steadiness that golfers sometimes affiliate with golf equipment that characteristic excessive second of inertia.
The Mavrik sole sweeps up greater than final season’s Epic Flash for higher aerodynamics. (Callaway Golf)
With elevated stability coming from the face as an alternative of a low-and-back heart of gravity, engineers have been free to make the physique of the Mavrik drivers extra aerodynamic. In comparison with final season’s Epic Flash, the only real now rises up extra and the carbon-fiber crown is increased, so the membership creates much less drag on the downswing and permits golfers to swing it quicker with the identical quantity of effort. Callaway stated the Mavrik creates 68 p.c much less drag than the Rogue driver it replaces.
Callaway additionally needed to push the bounds of attribute time tolerances to make the drivers as springy as potential, nevertheless it needed to make sure the faces keep throughout the USGA and R&A’s limits all through their lifespan. To try this, it opted to make the faces from an unique materials, FS2S titanium, that’s lighter, stronger and extra resilient.
To reinforce the sound of the Mavrik drivers, designers turned once more to AI. After learning hundreds of combos of inside rib buildings, the pc revealed to Callaway the optimum mixture. Inside the top, there’s a rib within the toe and others close to every weight port that make the sound of impression deeper.
The three Mavrik drivers characteristic carbon-fiber crowns, Jailbreak bars that stiffen the entrance of the physique at impression and adjustable hosels that permit the said loft to be elevated or decreased by as many as 2 levels. Nevertheless, every mannequin is designed for a special group of gamers.
Callaway Mavrik driver (Callaway Golf)
The usual Mavrik ought to match the best variety of gamers, and it has a slight draw bias. The 460-cubic-centimeter head has a single 5-gram weight screw behind the only real, which additionally has essentially the most distinguished rise, making it essentially the most aerodynamic. It’s obtainable in 9-degree, 10.5-degree and 12-degree variations.
Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero driver (Callaway Golf)
The Mavrik Sub Zero has a 450cc head and two weight ports. When the 14-gram weight is within the entrance and the 2-gram weight is within the again, it creates much less spin and a decrease launch angle. When the heavier weight is within the again, it creates extra spin and a better launch. It’s obtainable in 9-degree and 10.5-degree heads.
Callaway Mavrik Max driver (Callaway Golf)
The Mavrik Max, a 460cc membership, has two weight ports, with one within the heel. When the 14-gram weight is positioned there, it creates a big draw bias, however when that weight is within the again, it performs like a conventional high-MOI membership with a low and deep heart of gravity. The Mavrik Max is accessible in 9-degree, 10.5-degree and 12-degree variations.
Xander Schauffele utilizing Callaway Mavrik prototype driver at Presidents Cup