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The Callaway MAVRIK hybrid is a versatile club that has both good distance and the ability to be precise. A great choice for players who use their hybrids in many situations
With so much golf equipment in the market, we’re seeing more clubs that meet specific needs. Sometimes that’s an uber-low spin driver, sometimes it’s a non-conforming, golf ball shredding wedge. The Callaway MAVRIK hybrid isn’t one of those niche products. This is a solid hybrid that does a little bit of everything for the player who wants to use their hybrid in a variety of ways.
At address, the Callaway MAVRIK sits right in the middle of the hybrid spectrum. It’s not too big, not too small, and there’s just a hint of asymmetry favoring the toe. Players will notice that the face is taller with scoring lines that mirror an iron, making this a more comfortable choice for players who prefer irons to fairway woods. The MAVRIK hybrid is shaped more similarly to the MAVRIK MAX hybrid [review HERE] but is closer in size to the MAVRIK Pro [review HERE].
Sound & Feel
The sound and feel of the MAVRIK hybrids are consistent across the three models. On center, the MAVRIK hybrid has a crisp, metallic sound and a fast feel. When you move away from the center of the face, the feel becomes dull as does the sound.
As I alluded to earlier, many hybrids are targeting either distance or accuracy. This makes sense insofar as some players use hybrids to replace fairway woods and others use them to replace long irons. However, there are still plenty of players who want a little of both. That’s the sweet spot that the Callaway MAVRIK hybrid occupies.
In terms of ball speed, I found the MAVRIK to be every bit as fast as the MAVRIK Max. To be more clear: the MAVRIK hybrid has ball speed to spare. What’s even better is that the ball speed stays high even when the strikes are less than ideal. This speed comes about through the combination of Callaway’s Flash Face SS20 – a club face designed with artificial intelligence – and Jailbreak Technology.
Where the MAVRIK differs from the Max, for me, is that it launches a little higher and spins a little more. This makes it a bit shorter in terms of total distance, but the steeper descent angle makes it better at holding greens. For the player that wants to shape shots, that extra spin is a plus in that area, too.
While the MAVRIK doesn’t come in quite as many lofts as the MAVRIK MAX, you’ll still have the ability to swap out a lot of irons if you so choose. Per Callaway’s labeling, they offer everything from a 3H to a 6H, with lofts ranging from 18 to 26 degrees. As always, check your iron specs and work with your fitter to determine which irons should be replaced with which hybrids.
If your hybrid is your go to club in a wide array of situations, the Callaway MAVRIK Hybrid is worthy of consideration. Callaway’s latest tech makes it long, but it doesn’t sacrifice the ability to be precise and shape shots when needed.