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2020 Callaway Mavrik fairway woods and hybrids

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New for 2020 Callaway has three Mavrik Fairway Woods: Mavrik, Mavrik Sub Zero, and Mavrik Max.

Like with the Mavrik drivers, Callaway has taken every step to bring the same technological advantages produced through artificial intelligence to the Callaway Mavrik fairway metals for 2020.

The first thing you will notice beyond Callaway keeping the naming nomenclature consistent with the driver—Mavrik, Mavrik Sub Zero, and Mavrik Max—is the elimination of the adjustable hosel in favor of saving every last possible amount of discretionary mass to position around the head.

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Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (left), Mavrik (center) and Mavrik Max (right)

As we like to remind curious golfers out there: the one design constraint every single OEM has to deal with is final head weight for every club. With fairway woods, that’s between 212 and 218 grams for a 3-wood—that’s it! So use it wisely.

Flash Face SS20: Fairway wood edition

By using A.I just like with the Mavrik drivers, Flash Face SS20 in the fairway woods allow for lighter, faster and stronger faces, but thats where the similarities end…

Callaway Mavrik fairway 2020 face

As much as you might assume it would be as easy as taking the same face insert designs from the Mavrik drivers and shrinking them down to fairway wood proportions, it’s not quite that simple. There are some big differences between drivers and fairways  including

  • Face height, and overall size
  • Materials and mass distribution
  • Impact location variations

All of these factors mean how the faces are constructed needs to change too! Bring on C300 maraging steel!

Quick metallurgy break

From Magellan Metal – C300Maraging 300 alloy steel material is a vacuum induction melted and vacuum arc re-melted, low-carbon, nickel-cobalt-molybdenum high-temperature nickel alloy. This material can produce yield strengths in excess of 270 ksi (kilopounds per square inch ) (1862 MPa) through simple, low-temperature heat treatment at 900°F (482°C). Maraging steel 300 also exhibits good ductility at high strength levels, displays excellent notch ductility and outstanding weldability. This superior maraging steel maintains numerous beneficial features, including:

  • Extremely tough
  • Relatively soft
  • Maintains high strength and toughness
  • Ultrahigh tensile strength
  • Resists corrosion and crack propagation
  • Readily weldable

What this means for the golfer is this specialty metal helps engineers get more out of a fairway wood compare to conventional steel!

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Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (left), Mavrik (center) and Mavrik Max (right)

Ok and we’re back…

Each face is different: For a reason

With player testing at both the highest levels and with amateur players of all abilities. Callaway, with the help of artificial intelligence, has uniquely engineered variable face thickness patterns to maximize ball speed on center and off-center hits for every single loft of every single model in the Mavrik family.

The reason being, the average golfer using the Mavrik Max Model 7-wood, for example, hits it a lot differently than a touring profession hits a strong-lofted 3-wood. So why should they have the same faces?

Pair all of this new technology with more available discretionary mass from a fixed hosel configuration and Callaway’s proven Jail Break, and you have an entirely new line of fairway woods redesigned to help golfers across the whole spectrum of skill levels and swing speeds.

Mavrik fairway Wood models:

Mavrik Fairway Wood

Callaway Mavrik fairway 2020 sole

It is the fastest and most aerodynamically shaped of the three and is designed with the greatest scope of golfers in mind. The 3-wood comes in at 174cc’s, making it the perfect fit for players looking for a confidence-inspiring look from address while also not being “oversized.”

  • Available lofts: 13.5° – Strong 3-wood.  15° – Standard 3-wood.  16.5° – 4-wood.  18° – 5-wood, 21° – 7-wood.

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Mavrik MAX Fairway Wood

Callaway Mavrik max fairway 2020 sole

Like the Max model driver, the Mavrik Max fairway woods come with two adjustable weights positioned in the sole for either additional draw bias or extremely high MOI. The MOI is further boosted in the 3 wood since the head volume is 200cc—13 percent bigger than the standard model.

Callaway Mavrik max fairway 2020 face

Callaway didn’t just shallow out the Max, increase size, boost draw bias, and call it a day. No, it lowered the leading edge profile to put more face area lower to make it easier to get the ball in the air. The reason being the target golfer looking for this style of fairway wood generally struggles with is hitting a fairway wood of the deck. Plus for players that might not have a lot of speed or are shallow into the ball, it makes getting the ball up easier too.

Callaway Mavrik max fairway 2020 crown

This leading-edge change is paired with the uniquely designed faces for each loft, which produces more high-quality shots, according to the company.

  • Available Lofts: 13.5° – Strong 3-wood.  15° – standard 3-wood.  18° – 5-wood.  20° – Heaven Wood (length of a 5-wood). 21° – 7-wood.  23° – 9-wood.  25° – 11-wood.

Mavrik Sub Zero Fairway Wood

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This is the one segment of the Mavrik fairway wood line that hasn’t been mentioned yet—the club for faster players that desire workability and need lower spin. The more workability part is relatively “easy”, lower MOI (compared to the other models) by decreasing volume down to 169cc’s, and shrinking the overall footprint.

Callaway Mavrik sub zero fairway 2020 crown

Callaway is using the same two-weight system as the Max but in the same configuration as previous Sub Zero models, allowing golfers to move weight front to back in the head to alter spin. This is not new technology, but it does further help players dial-in numbers, something that could becomes slightly more difficult with the elimination of the adjustable hosel.

Callaway Mavrik sub zero fairway 2020 face

Other less noticeable appearance factors also separate the Mavrik Sub Zero from the rest of the line, including full-face scoring lines on every head, and a more open face angle from the address position—something better players request in a fairway wood.

  • Available Lofts: 13.5° – Strong 3-wood.  15° – Standard 3-wood.  16.5° – 4-wood.  18° – 5-wood.

Shaft Specs, Availability, and Pricing

The stock shafts for the Mavrik fairway woods are below with further shafts options available through Callaway Customs

  • Project X EvenFlow Riptide 50g, 60g in A-Flex, Regular, Stiff, and X-Stiff
  • Aldila Rogue White 130 MSI 60g, 70g, 80g, in Regular, Stiff, and X-Stiff
  • UST Helium 40g, 50g, in Women’s, A-Flex, Regular, and Stiff

Fitting pre-sale for Callaway Mavrik fairway woods starts January 14. PAR January 23.

Each model is priced at $299.99.

2020 Callaway Mavrik Hybrids

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Callaway Mavrik Pro (left), Mavrik (center) and Mavrik Max (right)

The best way to describe the new Callaway Mavrik hybrids are as smaller more compact, more precise versions of the fairways woods—when you have an engineering and technology breakthroughs like Flash Face SS20 and A.I to help design faces, why not bring it to as many clubs as you can right?

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Callaway Mavrik Pro (left), Mavrik (center) and Mavrik Max (right)

Featuring three distinct models to fit specific player types similar to the rest of the Mavrik wood line, the hybrids options are: Standard, Max, and Pro. Flash Face SS20 offers the same unique face cup designs to each loft of each model family to maximize performance and creates greater customization for golfers in each segment of the market. It’s also a heck of a lot of tooling and extra production time being put into each club but Callaway 100 percent believes this can bring an improvement to anyone’s golf bag. 

Mavrik Standard Hybrid

This is the most traditionally “Callaway-shaped” hybrid model of the three. Midsized to inspire confidence, but not too bulky to impede hitting shots from tougher lies or getting through the rough.

Callaway Mavrik hybrid 2020 face

It features a much more squared-off toe to help with alignment and is going to appeal to the greatest number of players.

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Mavrik Max Hybrid

Callaway Mavrik Max hybrid 2020 sole

The Mavrik Max is exactly what you would expect—a bigger, higher-launching, more forgiving version of the Mavrik hybrid. While not quite as large as the current Callaway Super Hybrid, which is one of the biggest hybrids on the market, the Max utilizes a larger footprint, lower leading edge, and larger face profile to deliver for those players looking for easy-to-launch green-holding control.

Callaway Mavrik Max hybrid 2020 face

The Max offers a similar square face profile as the standard model, but with a slightly higher face height, this creates better vertical MOI (up and down the face) for players hitting this out of the rough, without sacrificing shots hit from the fairway.

Callaway Mavrik Max hybrid 2020 crown

Mavrik Pro Hybrid

If there is one hybrid departing from Callaway’s traditional shaping, this is it!

The Mavrik Pro takes its design cues more from a fairway wood than a standard hybrid but for good reason. The Pro is the smallest in the Mavrik hybrid family and also offers the flattest lie angles to promote a completely neutral ball flight.

Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid 2020 sole

One of the biggest complaints OEMs and fitters hear from better players with higher clubhead speeds is that as much as they would love to play a hybrid to gain a higher trajectory or increase descent angle into greens, the dreaded “hook” miss is not something they want to worry about. Callaway believes they have helped solve this with the Mavrik Pro by offering a different head shape than ever before—but what will be interesting to see is if adoption by these targeted players will be as quick as the other models.

Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid 2020 face

It’s not a completely new look for Callaway since some might remember the Original X-Hot Hybrid had a very similar profile but with a lot more offset and at this point a lot less technology.

Callaway Mavrik Pro hybrid 2020 crown

Specs, availability, and pricing

Lofts options

Shafts

The stock shafts offerings for the Mavrik Hybrids pair specifically with the target player in mind for each model by flex and weight availability. For the Standard and Max models, the secondary reason for the selected stock shafts is to help fitters and consumers build combo sets to tailor to each player.

  • Standard: Project X Catalyst 55g, 65g, 75g,
  • Max: Project X Catalyst 55g, 65g, 75g,
  • Pro: KBS Tour Prototype Graphite Hybrid

Pre-sale starts January 14. PAR February 6.

$249.99 per club.

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He 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. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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Today from the Forums: “Recommend me a 14th club…”

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Today from the Forums showcases our members helping out ewe8523 who is on the hunt for a 14th club. Per ewe8523:

“My home course is fairly short 6050 yards, so I’m not really in a position where I have to hit a lot of long fairway shots. There is one par 5 on each side – 548 and 449 respectively.

Open to other options as well.

Including current specs and avg distance.

  1. Driver – Cobra F9 – 250 yards
  2. 3-Wood – Cobra F7 – 220 yards
  3. Hybrid – Callaway Epic – 200 yards
  4. 5 Iron – Callaway Apex CF16 – 175 yards
  5. 6 Iron – Callaway Apex CF16 – 165 yards
  6. 7 Iron – Callaway Apex CF16 – 155 yards
  7. 8 Iron – Callaway Apex CF16 – 145 yards
  8. 9 Iron – Callaway Apex CF16 – 130 yards
  9. PW – Callaway Apex CF16 – 115 yards
  10. 50 Degree – Vokey SM6 – 100 yards
  11. 56 Degree – Vokey SM6 – 75 yards
  12. 60 Degree – Cleveland CBX – Bunker Only
  13. Putter – Scotty Cameron Newport 2
  14. ?”

WRXers have been giving their suggestions on what could work best for ewe8523, and also discussing what they have found most useful from a 14th club standpoint.

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.

  • heathpitts: “Very similar setup and gapping to my setup. Although my wedge lofts are a bit different. I have wedges at 50, 54, 58, and 62 but generally, only carry 3 per round. I adjust the 54-62 based on where I’m gonna play. I do also have a graphite shafted 3 utility iron that I play around with as a driving iron, but I see that you haven’t really found one that you like. I adjust the 14th club based on the course or conditions or time of year (due to different wedge grinds) sometimes but try to keep it as simple as possible. I think your setup is pretty good honestly. I always seem to score better with fewer options, so I don’t try to get cute with shot selection 🙂 I play 13 clubs a lot of times.”
  • MP4444: “I agree with the others on a club to hit that 185-190yrd spot. Either a hybrid or an iron with extra help compared to the CF16s. I personally have a 4 hybrid and a more game-improvement style 5 iron that I use interchangeably for this spot in my bag depending on how I’m striking the ball. When my ball striking is on, I usually prefer an iron in this spot because my misses are smaller, but it’s nice to have the help of a hybrid when I’m not feeling so on with my game. If you go the iron route just be sure to check out the lofts to ensure the proper gapping. Some game improvement and super game improvement type irons have stronger lofts so you may need to look at a 4 or 5 iron depending on the model. I would also recommend hitting both on a launch monitor and comparing peak height and spin numbers. You are still typically looking to hold a green at this distance, so you want to make sure you are getting enough height and spin to have a chance.”
  • Z1ggy16: “The obvious choice is like a 188-yard club but if you never need that shot… Why spend the money? Other option is like a 64* wedge, but that’s probably going to get you into trouble more often than not. I’d lean toward the 185-190 yard club, probably another hybrid, gives you more flexibility if you play other courses that are longer.”
  • crapula: “Higher lofted Callaway Epic?”

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Today from the Forums: “Best 54/56-degree wedge for a sweeper?”

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Today from the Forums we take a look at 54 and 56-degree wedges which are effective on full shots from tight lies. WRXer, 10of14, is a sweeper of the ball and has reached out to fellow members who have been giving their suggestions in our forum.

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.

  • dhen9: “M grind or ES Glide 2.0.”
  • PowerCobra98: “Callaway MD4 or MD5 with the C Grind.”
  • bsb70x7: “I am a sweeper and a low bounce player. I play Vokey 54 with 10* of bounce (as my highest bounce). You may want to go with 8* of bounce if you use your Lob wedge in the sand.”
  • NYCGolfNut: “I’m the same. M grind Vokey – 8 deg bounce, heel and toe relief. Works great.”

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Today from the Forums: “Searching for a 5-wood”

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Today from the Forums we take a look at 5-woods, with WRXer, RAMDAN, on the hunt for a new addition to his bag. Our members discuss the options on the market and give their take on the best models from their experiences.

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.

  • Golf64: “Cobra F8 and 9s are still out there, and the new SZ is nice too. I prefer Ping, love the look and feel and easy to get in the air!!”
  • KGilma: “I just replaced my F6 baffler with the F9. It is a definite upgrade. I still have the F6 if you’re interested.”
  • bjh1: “Recently got an Epic Flash 5 wood (regular, not sub-zero), and I am loving it! Can’t go wrong sticking with the Callaway.”
  • jah7838: “I agree with those mentioning the Baffler and the other various Cobra offerings. F8+ and F9 Tour are really good clubs. I just got the F9 Tour 3 wood, and it’s really easy to elevate with the right shaft. I still have my Baffler that I’m going to mess around with as my 5 wood. I was using it as my 4 wood for last season, and really liked it, but I found a good deal on a like-new F9 Tour 3 wood that I couldn’t pass up. The issue I’m going to have with the Baffler as my 5 wood is that I’ve had my Adams 19* XTD Super Hybrid that it’s going to have to beat out. I’ve had that club for so long now, and I’m going to have a hard time not keeping that one in the bag. It’s not a knock on the Baffler; it’s just how much I trust the XTD.”
  • AG12: “I just was given a PING G410 5W to try, and I think it’s the easiest FW to elevate and just wants to go straight. I think j the Tour 75 shaft that PING offers is a great shaft as well. Worth a look if you’re in the market.”

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