With the new Mavrik series of drivers, Callaway Golf has turned once again to artificial intelligence to make what company engineers describe as “smarter and wider-ranging performance improvements.” The results, they aver, are clubs that possess the “finest combination of distance, forgiveness, consistency and feel.”
Perhaps the most important innovation in these clubs is the new Flash Face SS20 architecture. It boasts a thinner face as well as a more expansive sweet spot and was the result of work with a new and powerful supercomputer that worked for weeks to produce thousands of virtual prototypes until it came up with the one Callaway technicians ultimately used.
To make that architecture design work, however, they had to come up with a new material for the face, in this case FS2S titanium, which engineers laud for being as strong as it is light.
In addition to those advances, Mavrik also employed technologies from previous drivers. That includes Jailbreak, which is made to provide faster ball speeds, and a T2C triaxial carbon crown, which provides weight savings and enables the R&D team to relocate mass in an effort to improve forgiveness.
The Mavrik driver is available in lofts of 9, 10.5 and 12 degrees and uses a single, fixed weight in the center back of the sole to promote mid-level spin and a moderate draw bias. A Sub Zero version has a slightly smaller head (450 cc) and features two interchangeable screws in the sole, so players can manipulate launch angle and spin rate. The club, which is offered in lofts of 9 and 10.5 degrees, also has a neutral ball flight bias.
Mavrik Max, which is designed to be the easiest of these drivers to launch, incorporates a pair of interchangeable weights near the heel and center back that can help maximize forgiveness and encourage a draw. These sticks, too, are sold in lofts of 9, 10.5 and 12.5 degrees.