Callaway has never failed to surprise us with its breakthrough innovations. Last year, they released the Callaway Mavrik Driver, and every golf enthusiast like you and me is curious about it.
Does it live up to its name? How do we make the most out of the Callaway Mavrik Driver? Trying it out yourself would take too much time and trouble, doesn’t it?
That’s why we wrote this Callaway Mavrik Driver Guide, so we can give you an idea of how to work around it, especially with its chart.
What are you waiting for? Let’s dive right in!
What Are the Steps in Adjusting My Callaway Mavrik Driver?
Regardless of whether you are using any one of the Callaway Mavrik Driver sets – Callaway Mavrik, Callaway Mavrik Max, and Callaway Sub Zero – the process of adjusting the drivers is identical.
The Callaway Mavrik Driver can be adjusted through the Optifit hosel, which has two cogs independent of each other.
The most common way to configure your Driver is through the loft adjustment, where you can increase it by 2° or decrease it by 1° from the stated loft (loft stamped on the clubhead).
All the drivers in the Driver sets feature the Optifit hosel and swappable weights. We recommend you not remove the single at the rear.
From here on, you can select the setting you prefer – whether that is Neutral (N) or a Draw (D) – depending on the angle that you want.
Remember, you can choose from eight different combinations. The best way to determine which one is ideal for you is to play a few games with different configurations.
Note that increasing the loft settings of your Callaway Mavrik Driver will result in a higher ball launch and more spin, and a decrease will result in the opposite.
Callaway Driver Adjustment Chart
Although the process is identical, there are still some differences in the adjustment settings for the Callaway Mavrik Driver, Callaway Mavrik Max Driver, and Callaway Sub Zero.
The adjustment chart below will give you an overview of the lie angles to have an idea of your desired loft settings.
For the standard Mavrik Driver, there are three standard configurations for the loft, namely 9°, 10.5°, and 12°. All of these have a standard lie angle setting of 58°. You can set it on an N or D.
At a standard lie angle setting of 59°, the Mavrik Max Driver has the same standard settings as the Mavrik Driver at 9°, 10.5°, and 12°. You can also set it at your preferred lie settings: a neutral or at a draw setting.
Lastly, the Mavrik Sub Zero can only be adjusted in two standard configurations at 9° and 10.5°. The standard angle is also less than the previous drivers at 56°. Neutral setting and draw are available.
Loft Increase and Decrease Guide
Since the three versions all have 9°, 10.5°, and 12° standard loft, at a loft increase of 1°, all the three drivers in the Callaway Mavrik set will be at 10°, 11.5°, 13°.
The same way that the set will have 11°, 12.5°, 14° when there’s a loft increase of 2° from the stated loft.
All the standard loft angles of the Mavrik, Mavrik Max, and the Mavrik Sub Zero would become 8°, 9.5°, 11° when there is a loft decrease of 1°.
The highest setting to increase the trajectory is 2°, while the lowest is -1°. Most golfers would find their “sweet spot” through trial and error.
You can have either a high or a low spin, depending on the weight setting of your driver. Remember, the default one is your stated loft lie settings.
How Do I Configure the Hosel?
The hosel is an important part of the golf club. The Opti-Fit hosel of the Callaway Max Driver would need the wrench provided by Callaway since it is specified for this purpose alone.
Follow the steps below to configure the hosel of your club:
- Insert the wrench into the screw behind the clubhead of your driver. Turn in counterclockwise a few times until you feel the screw becoming loose.
- After you raise the clubhead, gently remove it from the shaft.
- Remember the two cogs we mentioned earlier? Rotate them until you align them into your preferred loft marking over the club shaft.
- After that, align the top cog to the D marking by lifting and rotating it until you reach the loft marking you chose earlier. Choose the (N) setting if you want a neutral lie angle.
- Cover the hosel by the clubhead again. This ensures that the preferred loft and D markings are aligned with the little dash on the hosel and the driver’s head.
- Ensure the clubhead is attached by turning the screw using the wrench again, this time, in a clockwise direction. To be sure, turn it in the same number you did in Step 1.
- When you hear a double-click sound, stop turning the wrench. This means that the clubhead is already secure in place. We don’t want to overtighten the placement.
Remember, the flight of the ball will be affected by increasing or decreasing the loft. It also affects the spin rate. Again, to find your ideal setting, be sure to play a few games with each.
Increasing the loft setting will produce faster ball speeds, while a decreased loft will lower ball flight and a decreased spin rate.
How Do I Adjust the Optifit?
It is similar to the hosel adjustments above, but some steps are different in the latter parts.
The steps below would give you some clarity on adjusting the Optifit Hosel of your Callaway Mavrik driver.
- Loosen the clubhead by the designated Callaway wrench. Turn it in the counterclockwise direction.
- Raise the clubhead and remove the shaft of the driver.
- Instead of both the cogs, the lower cog must be rotated first to set the desired loft marking in line with the little white dash present on the hosel.
- After that, rotate the upper cog and choose between N (Neutral) or D (Draw) setting.
- Align the clubhead with the dash on the hosel and the preferred adjustment of both the upper and lower cog.
- Secure the clubhead once again by turning the wrench in the clockwise direction.
How Can I Set My Driver for a Draw?
Setting a draw is simple, as you would only need to increase the loft and choose the D angle setting through the upper cog.
Follow the steps below to achieve a Draw Setting for your driver:
- Use the wrench to loosen the clubhead of the driver.
- Release it from over the hosel, rotate the lower cog, and align it to its +1 or +2 marking. This would depend on your ideal stated loft.
- After that, it’s time to rotate the upper cog and align it to the D marking.
- Return the clubhead over the hosel by turning the opposite wrench direction. Wait for the double click to ensure that it is in place.
And now you have a D setting! It’s easy peasy.
Can I Adjust the Weight for My Callaway Mavrik?
Of course! The regular Mavrik DOES NOT have adjustable weights in the sole, but you can fix your desired loft configuration.
The Callaway Driver sports a 5g weight on the underside. This weight can be removed, although we do not recommend it.
Why? The weight on the underside has an optimization that enables it to match the driver’s length. In simpler terms, it’s placed there for a reason.
If you decide to remove the weight, you will need the wrench to configure the weight. The Callaway driver has weight settings of 2g, 4g, 6g, 8g, 10g, 12g, and 14g.
If you are looking for a driver with many weights, you might find that you’re better suited for the Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero. It has two weights on the underside, one heavier than the other.
Once the weights are interchanged, this will result in a low spin
For the Callaway Mavrik Max, on the other hand, the driver promotes a draw bias when the weights are interchanged. This is best for players who encounter slices.
Callaway Mavrik Driver Review: Is It Worth the Hype?
This section will cover all the parts and features of this driver, including what sets it apart from others.
So, if you are still debating whether to purchase it or not, we hope this will help you gain some much-needed clarity. Let’s dive right in!
What Makes It Stand Out?
A Callaway Mavrik has a total of 8 possible configurations, which we mentioned above. It comes with an Optifit hosel to adjust loft and lie.
Aside from that, you can also choose from aftermarket graphite shafts such as:
- UST Helium Black
- Project X EvenFlow Riptide
- ALDILA ROGUE White 130 MSI
Project X EvenFlow Riptide has two versions: Project X EvenFlow Riptide 50 Graphite and Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 Graphite.
Riptide 50 has a shaft weight of 51 and has flex options of Light, Regular, and Stiff. Both its torque and kickpoint are in the midrange.
ON THE OTHER HAND, Project X EvenFlow Riptide 60 offers more flex options with Light, Regular, Stiff, and X-Stiff at a shaft weight of 61. Torque and midpoint are also in the mid range.
Not only that, but the ALDILA ROGUE also offers two types of shafts at MSI 70 and MSI 60. The shaft weight changes depending on the flex, with torque set at low-mid and kickpoint low-mid to mid.
AI and Flash Face SS20
This Callaway Golf driver is no joke, as the Flash Face results from artificial intelligence.
Flash Face SS20 builds on the Flash Face of the Epic Flash driver, resulting in faster ball speeds over a larger area of the club face.
Cyclone Aero Shape
The Mavrik’s head enhances aerodynamics, which is a huge plus for golf. The Cyclone Aero shape of the head reduces drag, enabling it to have faster club head speed.
The clubface of the Mavrik is made of high-strength titanium, which is six grams lighter than regular titanium.
What good does it do, you say? Because the titanium is lighter, the face delivers better speed. At the same time, it also has more forgiveness, spin control, and more consistent results.
Regardless of your distance to the goal, the ball will surely land where it’s supposed to be because of the clubs’ consistency.
Sound and Feel
Overall, this one has very notable stability, making one think that you can’t mishit the ball unless you deliberately do so.
Once you hit it yourself, you will understand the fantastic “whack” with a solid and clicky feel balance.
Regarding the feel, the swing is much faster, which can be attributed to the head’s aerodynamic design.
How Does the Mavrik Perform?
The Mavrik is not that long compared to the Epic Flash, which isn’t that surprising. But that doesn’t mean it’s a short driver.
The Mavrik is meant to have more spin and less forgiveness than Epic Flash, which will cover less distance.
This also depends on the configuration of your Mavrik. Take note that the ball flight is also lower when the lift is lowered.
But, as long as you hit the Mavrik solid or close to solid and with a stable and consistent swing, you’d be out there for sure.
Whatever shortcoming the Mavrik has on distance, it makes up on forgiveness. The Mavrik has exceptional consistency and produces the best ball speed preservation compared to the Epic Flash.
How cool is that, right? The Mavrik is best for handicapped players, as it corrects the slice, and a Draw configuration would turn that into a tight fade, straight shot, or a slight draw.
Some Last Words
We hope you learned a thing or two from this guide on how to configure different settings and a Callaway Mavrik Driver review on the side.
Remember, the range of your hit will depend heavily on your head configuration and swing. Until the next golf sesh!