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GolfWRX Spotted: Callaway Mavrik drivers and fairway woods for 2020



Say hello to Callaway Golf’s newest driver and fairway woods for 2020—Mavrik and Mavrik Sub Zero.

We just spotted the new Callaway Mavrik drivers on the USGA Conforming List, which for those that don’t know, is a publicly available database that allows tournament committees to check the conformity of any club that might be put into play during an event. Every single OEM has to submit each variation of a club to the USGA before it gets deemed legal for competition.

For the new Callaway Mavrik to show up on the USGA List on an “off week” for the PGA Tour, beyond the Tiger Woods’ hosted Hero World Challenge, means that there is a very good chance we could be seeing this in a few bags this week, not just in the Bahamas but on the European Tour as well.

What’s New With The Callaway Mavrik Line?

First up, there is the confirmed continuation of the now traditional Callaway “standard” model along with a lower-spinning, lower-MOI Sub Zero version. What is difficult to tell on either head is the geometry compared to the Epic Flash. If Callaway is going to work along what has been their standard practice over the last couple of years, the new Mavrik should be slightly shallower and longer heel to toe like the Rogue which would offer a total boost to overall forgiveness.

Callaway’s JailBreak face technology is predominately featured on the sole, and again this is an assumption, but with the success of last year’s A.I. designed Flash Face, it would be hard to believe that the team at Callaway would be abandoning that.

The most noticeable difference so far compared to the 2019 Epic Flash is the lack of any movable weight track along the back of both Mavrik driver models. They look to have the same adjustable hosel but no adjustable CG, beyond the potential of move a heavier weight to the rear of the Sub Zero head.

I must admit that compared to the Callaway Epic Flash the new Mavrik drivers look to be trending towards a slightly more subdued overall graphic scheme but that has very little to do with the technology and is just an observation. We have heard unconfirmed rumors that the main accent color will be orange, but until we have a clubhead in hand, this is just a rumor.

Mavrik Fairway Woods

Just like with the drivers, any technology included in the Mavrik fairway woods beyond what we can see are up to the imagination.

We know that we will have a standard and a Sub Zero model, and that unlike the previous Epic Flash fairway woods, the Mavrik heads will NOT be adjustable at the hosel. The interesting thing about the hosel is that Callaway has been producing non-adjustable versions the standard retail (adjustable) heads on tour for a few years now, and this could mean that as far as fairway woods go, there is potential for increased forgiveness from freed up mass when the adjustability is removed—at that point it becomes a fitting want versus a performance need with either one being the better option depending on the player.

Keeping You Updated

Until more details emerge we will have to continue to speculate, but you can see what other golfers are saying about the new Callaway Mavrik driver and fairway woods in the GolfWRX forums here: GolfWRX Forums: Discussion the All New Callaway MAVRIK


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Ryan Barath is a writer & the Digital Content Creation Lead for GolfWRX. He also hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on GolfWRX Radio discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club fitter & master club builder who has more than 16 years experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour professionals. He studied business and marketing at the Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers, including True Temper. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, from course architecture to physics, and share his passion for club building, and wedge grinding.



  1. Trevor Green

    Dec 6, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Introducing, the new Callaway M2

  2. Charlie Waffles

    Dec 6, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Let me guess…

    1. longer
    2. more forgiving
    3. better sounding
    4. increased MOI
    5. less spin

    Now let me go and read the column and see if I’m right. #justchasingafewyards

  3. Low Tier God

    Dec 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm

    No APW. So, this is the Rogue’s replacement?

  4. Tyler Maden

    Dec 4, 2019 at 12:19 am

    Looks like s hit.

  5. Jerkeejoe

    Dec 3, 2019 at 10:27 pm

    Gotta love the hard on for names and color schemes on here. Who cares what it’s called or what color it is if it performs?

  6. joe

    Dec 3, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    The author of the article doesn’t know that the color isn’t rumored to be orange. It IS orange. The Callaway representative has been bringing them to retailers around Denver for almost 2 months and every single person I know has hit this club. It’s definitely orange. A bit more muted than the flash… And looks cheap as hell.

  7. Joe

    Dec 3, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    Total Callaway, Pick a terrible name and mis-spell it in a block sans-serif font. Are we sure this isn’t their second-tier line which they sell at Sam’s Club?

  8. gurn

    Dec 2, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    SHHHH My used Epic Flash just dumped in price

    • JP

      Dec 3, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      Your Epic Flash just appreciated in price! This mavrik driver isn’t going to move the needle at all imo.

  9. Andrew M Prutsok

    Dec 2, 2019 at 6:01 pm

    Grayscale was a bold move.

    • JP

      Dec 3, 2019 at 5:33 pm

      Seriously? Haha. That’s the pic from the USGA conforming list. That’s not how the clubs will look. Haha.

      • Joe

        Dec 3, 2019 at 5:49 pm

        Seriously, the joke went right over your head and you’re laughing at him?

  10. Rich Douglas

    Dec 2, 2019 at 1:01 pm

    Given the physical limitations placed on clubs by the USGA, it would seem manufacturers are running out of potential performance improvements. If that’s the case, a normal market would be saturated with competing clubs, all performing in a similar manner.

    If this is becoming the case–and I think it is–the choice will come down to two factors: fit and price. Which club is best for you and how much does it cost? Even the first factor will become largely irrelevant to the second–fit will not drive cost.

    Will costs come down? Two forces act against this: an unfair marketplace and perceptions driven (and distorted) by advertising, commerce’s propaganda arm.

    As we know, there is no real competition at the retail level. Prices are set by the OEMs and enforced with supply agreements. There is also very little competition on price between OEMs; they function as a cartel.

    Couple this with factors like reputation and advertising and you get a skewed market with a huge informational imbalance (between OEMs and consumers). Retail outlets don’t help–they make things worse.

    I used to blindly go with one TM driver after another–until the SLDR showed to be a real dud. Then I finally got fitted. Thinking I was going to buy another TM or the latest from Callaway, I instead went with a Titleist 917D3 and a custom-fit shaft–something I would not have predicted. I won’t switch because (a) this club fits and (b) there really is no compelling reason to switch.

    I did the same with irons, going to Wishon Sterlings. Never going back. And as we know, there really hasn’t been a lot of innovation, nor improvement, in iron design since multiple-material and slotted designs became the norm.

    If I ever switch from the Titleist driver, it will be to go to a shorter shaft, something I could do in any club. So I’ll get fit with the latest because I’m switching anyway, and that will be that.

    • Tryhard

      Dec 5, 2019 at 9:36 pm

      Holy. Is there no character limit on comments? Dude just went off and wrote his own article.

  11. Val K

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:51 pm

    I want an Iceman model.

  12. Marshall

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm

    Not to be negative, but these couldn’t look more “blah” and uninteresting. I’ve been a fan of the last few iterations of drivers from Callaway, but these definitely have a less-than-premium vibe to them.

    However, I guess that matters only little if they play better than what is currently out there.

  13. John

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Pretty basic looking. Should come with a goose neck hosel.


    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Here we go again…$500+++…get you platinum cards out!

    • Jack Nash

      Dec 2, 2019 at 2:46 pm

      You got it. Was thinking the same myself. Guess they just want to beat Taylormade to the punch.

      • jgpl001

        Dec 3, 2019 at 4:45 pm

        Surely there isn’t an M5 or M6 replacement due already…

  15. dat

    Dec 2, 2019 at 12:08 pm


  16. Cody Reeder

    Dec 2, 2019 at 10:48 am

    You guys really should start giving credit in your articles to the forum individuals that post this info. Its the right thing to do.

  17. DJ

    Dec 2, 2019 at 10:30 am

    It is the new Rogue – same design

  18. Eric Hutchens

    Dec 2, 2019 at 10:12 am

    Terrible Name. Is it a Top Gun product placement. Not a fan at all, even if it’s a good driver. Where are you Harry Arnett?

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Whats in the Bag

Presidents Cup WITBs: International Team



  • see the U.S. squad’s WITBs here 

Hideki Matsuyama

Driver: TaylorMade M5 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8 X

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 9 TX

Hybrid: Ping G410 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 115 X

Irons: Srixon Z 965 (4-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Wedges: Cleveland RTX4 Forged (52, 56, 60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype

Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

Grips: Iomic X-Evolution

Joaquin Niemann

Driver: Ping G400 LST (10 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Chemical Tensei White 70 TX

3-wood: Ping G410
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8X

Hybrid: Ping G400
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 95 X

Irons: Ping iBlade (4-9)
Shaft: Project X 6.0

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (46 degrees), Ping Glide Forged (52, 56, 60)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Putter: Ping Vault 2.0 Anser
Putter Grip: P58 Midsized

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Ribbed

Louis Oostuizen

Driver: Ping G400 LST (10 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 65

5-wood: Ping G400 (17 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Tour Spec 7.2 X

Driving iron: Ping Blueprint (3-iron)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Red Hybrid

Irons: Ping Blueprint (4-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (52, 56, 60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Ping Vault 2.0 Voss
Putter grip: PP58 Midsized Cord

Golf Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Grips: Custom Switch Grip

Adam Scott

Driver: Titleist TS4
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (16.5 degrees, A1 setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Rombax P95

Irons: Titleist 680 (4-9)
Shafts: KBS Tour 130X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (48, 52, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Prototype SC-X

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Abraham Ancer

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero

3-wood: TaylorMade M4
Shaft: LA Golf Shafts 70x White Tie

5-wood: TaylorMade M2
Shaft: Matrix VLCT X

Hybrid: TaylorMade UDI (23 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi OT110 X

Irons: Miura MB-5005
Shaft: Mitsubishi OT110 X

Wedges: Artisan MT Grind (51.5, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Cameron Smith

Driver: Titleist TS2 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Graphite Design Dj6X

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana BF 70 TX

5-wood: Titleist TS2 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei BF 70 TX

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-9)
Shaft: KBS Tour X

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 Raw (46-10, 52-10, 56-08, 60 degrees)
Shaft: KBS Tour 130X

Putter: Scotty Cameron

Ball: Titleist Pro V1X

Haotong Li

Driver: TaylorMade M6 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 130 70TX

3-wood: TaylorMade M6 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Rogue Silver 130 80TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M5 (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 80X

Irons: TaylorMade M3 (3), TaylorMade P750 (4-9)
Shafts: Nippon Pro Modus3 120X

Wedges: TaylorMade MG (48) High Toe (52) Vokey SM7 (60T)
Shafts: Nippon Pro Modus3 120X

Putter: Bettinardi Custom

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

C.T. Pan

Driver: Titleist TS2 (9.5 degrees, A1 setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Blue 6X

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (16.5 degrees, A1 setting)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Red 70 TX

Irons: Titleist U510 (3), Titleist U500 (4), Titleist T100 (5-9)
Shaft: Project X HZDRS Red 85 (3), Project X 6.0 (4-9)

Wedges: Vokey Design “Raw Heated” SM7 (46-10F, 52-08F, 58-10K, 62-08M)
Shafts: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Purple S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M
Ball: Titleist Pro V1X

Sung Jae Im

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5 degrees, D1 setting, draw CG)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7X

3-wood: Titleist TS3 (15 degrees) D1
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD IZ 8TX

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H2 (19 degrees, A1 setting)
Shaft: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X

Irons: Titleist T100 (4-PW)
Shafts: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 Raw (52-08F, 56-08 M, 60-04L)
Shafts: Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X-100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom T6 STR
Ball:  Titleist Pro V1X

Byeong Hun An

Driver: Titleist TS3 (8.5 Degrees) B2 Setting, Draw CG
Shafts: Accra TZ5 65 M5

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (13.5 Degrees) D4 Setting
Shaft: Project X HZDRS Smoke Black 80X

Irons: Titleist 716 TMB (3, 4, 5), Titleist 620 MB (6-9)
Shaft: Nippon Pro Modus Hybrid TX (3), Project X 6.5 (4-9)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design Raw SM8 (48-10, 52-08, 56-08, 60T)
Shafts: Project X 6.5 (46, 48, 52), Project X 6.0 (56), True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 (60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Proto

Ball: Pro V1X

Marc Leishman

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (9 Degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution II X

3 wood: Callaway Epic Flash (15 Degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC Tour Spec 9.2X

5 wood: Callaway Epic Flash (18 Degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC Tour Spec 9.2X

Utility: Callaway Apex UT (21 Degrees)

Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X

Irons: (3-9): Callaway Apex MB
Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X

Wedges: Callaway Jaws MD5 (48, 52,56)

Shafts: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X

Lob wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7(60-08M),

Shaft: Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 130X

Putter: Odyssey Versa 6 Black

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Adam Hadwin

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash (10.5 Degrees) 

Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 70x

3 wood: Callaway Rogue (14.5 Degrees) 

Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana D+ 72x

Utility: Callaway X Forged (3-4) 

Shafts: True Temper Project X 7.0

Irons: (5-PW): Callaway Apex MB, 

Shafts: True Temper Project X 7.0

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Mack Daddy MD5 

Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey Stroke Lab Double Wide

Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Is one brand OCD a thing?”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from IamMarkMac who asks WRXers whether they feel one brand OCD is a thing. Our members share their thoughts on the subject and discuss the pros and cons of having a one brand bag.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Tim Sherwood: “I don’t mind having a bag where there’s a mix of manufactures (although my bag is now all Srixon except wedges and putter, as their gear just works for me); however, I cannot stand having a bag that is branded and having none of that OEM’s clubs in it. I recently had to buy an off-brand bag as I couldn’t bring myself to put zero Taylormade clubs in a Taylormade bag. Finding a clean, almost unbranded bag wasn’t easy though.”
  • MattyO1984: “It’s something that I have thought about, and I definitely believe that I have OCD when it comes to my bag. I am all Titleist everything. My being a Titleist guy goes back to when I was barely even a teenager. Tiger had a Scotty putter and a 975D driver. I wanted them, and from there, over time, everything became all Titleist everything and everything in the bag has to match. There are plenty of other headcovers that I could have bought for my clubs, but because they aren’t black, white and red, I simply wouldn’t go near them. I even mark my ball with one black dot above the number and red dot below the number. I know it’s weird, but I am OK with it. If anything, I feel more confident using Titleist, and at the end of the day, confidence is a huge factor in golf so I can’t see my changing any time soon…well apart from my AP2’s which will shortly be switched for T100’s.”
  • pheenomz4774: “Brand OCD is a thing for me. I sometimes don’t, but when I found a manufacturer, I liked I tend to go all-in. For me it’s not about being looking like anything to anybody else, it’s a trust in a company that’s engineered their own products to match feel, gapping, etc. throughout their own bag. Most manufacturers have several options in every spot in the bag, so while it may have been true in the past, it’s very hard not to find a type of club you want within a single OEM. If I were truly “min/maxing” to squeeze every possible yard and spin rate, I’d probably have several different brands in the bag. For how much I play, that chore seems way too exhausting to sift through, and so I found a manufacturer that got me “close enough” knowing my actual golf scores won’t differ so much.”
  • ChipNRun: “Is it OCD, or does focusing on one brand save one time and money? Since about 2012, most of my club choices have been Callaway and Tour Edge. They just seem to fit my eye better. That said, Cobra hybrids have a solid place in the bag. I also like the Cobra FWs, but I can only have so many golf bag sets. As for Callaway, the top two pros at my club are Callaway guys. Golfers at the club get to hit a lot of prototype models the pros get for us prior to general release. They work closely with the Callaway rep, who shows up for general demo days and special Callaway-only visits. You can make a club selection decision over several months rather than after one day on Trackman. Tour Edge is good also. I got to know the regional TE reps very well the past ten years, and the lesson pro I work with is a knowledgeable TE fitter.”

Entire Thread: “Is one brand OCD a thing?”

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Best driver for low face contact?”



Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from barony19 who is on the lookout for a driver that “combines forgiveness and great spin control on contact that’s below the center of the face.” A single-digit handicapper, barony19 is currently playing a Rogue SZ, and our members discuss drivers in the market which could be good alternatives.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • getitdaily: “M5…not just because I play it, but because I’ve missed low on the course in just the 2.5 weeks I’ve had the driver and the ball still goes.”
  • Noke: “Cobra LTD and Wishon 919 come to mind. They use similar, flatter roll up/down the face that will help with low contact. LTD has a lower CG, but Wishon 919 is higher MOI.”
  • reider69: “ST190. I have been shocked at how much distance I get on low/thinned shots.”
  • DixieD: “My brother has a F8 plus that he purposefully tees low and hits cut bullets. The thing flies.”
  • GSDriver: “Epic, works well anywhere on the face. Maybe tee it lower if can’t get impact point up to where it should be?”

Entire Thread: “Best driver for low face contact?”

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