Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Driver

The Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero driver is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice 2020 product list.

The Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero driver is one of the products featured in our Editor's Choice 2020 product list.

Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero Driver

Callaway’s latest Mavrik drivers are available in three different versions (standard, Sub Zero and Max). Despite its smaller head size, it was the Sub Zero that excelled for us in testing.

Editor's Choice 2020

Despite the standard Mavrik model featuring a new Cyclone Aero shape, which is sweeps markedly upwards in the rear to reduce drag by up to 61 per cent compared to Epic Flash for added clubhead speed, we squeezed nearly 2mph more speed out of the Sub Zero. This lower-spinning model doesn’t have the new Cyclone Aero shape, but the smaller head size delivered more club speed for us.

The head on the Mavrik Sub Zero is shorter from front to back than the standard model, while the Max has the most stretched-out look of the three. The Sub Zero also offers adjustability via 14g and 2g weights that can be interchanged from front to back, and it was with the heavier weight in its more forgiving rear setting that we achieved our best results.

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Solid performer

The Mavrik SZ driver feel incredibly solid off the improved Flash Face, giving you the impression that Callaway has left no stone unturned in the quest for maximum energy transfer at impact.

The spin you generate at impact will probably dictate which model works best for you, but for us, the Sub Zero’s combination of lower spin and four yards more carry just gave it the edge, even if the standard model was a little straighter. The Sub Zero’s slightly wider dispersion was not enough to cause us any concern.

The orange colour accents will grab your attention in the shop, but the all-important address look is a winner for us too, with a traditional shape and quite a refined look thanks to the carbon-fibre crown. All in all, a very strong performer.

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