The Callaway Mavrik Max Ladies Irons are the newest release in the Callaway line. They come in both a Mavrik Max W and a Mavrik Max W Lite. These irons are packed with technology and retail at a high price. There is not much difference between the Mavrik Max W and the Mavrik Max W Lite, but it is good to have as much information as you can before purchasing your new iron set. We will give you our honest review of these irons and whether or not they are worth the money. Stay tuned for a few alternatives as well.
For the first time in the history of golf, a manufacturer used artificial intelligence to create a set of golf clubs. Can you imagine what Ben Hogan would think of that? These golf clubs are engineered to the highest degree to produce incredible ball speeds.
While most golf clubs are created from one mold and then just adjusted to be different lofts, each one of the Mavrik irons is precisely engineered to perform at the highest level for its loft. What this means for the average golfer is that you will be getting the optimal launch, forgiveness, and distance for each individual iron. There is a custom tungsten infused weight put in each iron to place the center of gravity correctly.
Where the Rogue featured the 360 Face Cup the Mavrik takes it a step further with the Flash Face Cup. This is a combination of the Flash Face technology and the Face Cup Technology. So what does all this mean to you? You can hit these irons really far, even if you miss the sweet spot a little bit.
When it comes to feel, the Mavrik Max W Women’s irons have the same urethane microspheres that the Rogue had to help eliminate some of the vibration at impact and make them feel much better. The sound and the feel on these irons make them feel closer to a forged iron than a cavity back. Callaway irons have always looked a little bulky, but these Mavrik seem to be sleeker than some of the previous models Callaway has released.
Callaway Mavrik Max W vs Max W Lite
The standard Mavrik Max W women’s irons are sold with a 50 gram UST Helium shaft. These are high-quality shafts designed to help increase launch and clubhead speed. If you are a slower swinging female player or feel as though you are losing strength in your golf game, take a look at the Mavrik Max Lite irons. The Lite irons are very similar to the Max except that they come with a 40-gram shaft. The 40-gram option is one of the lightest golf iron shafts on the market.
Combo Set Option
The Mavrik Max irons are made from a four iron down to a sand wedge. We recommend taking a look at the Mavrik Max Ladies Hybrid instead of putting a four iron in the bag. It is still nice that they offer it as some companies don’t even make women’s irons past a six-iron anymore. The clubs have progressive technology, so as you get closer to a sand wedge, you will be looking at a club designed to work for you around the greens and create the spin you need in your short game.
The only issue that we have with the Mavrik clubs is their price. Outside of the pricing, they are an extraordinarily forgiving and lengthy set of irons. This is a set of irons that will still be great technology for the next 5-8 years. If that initial price is just too high for you, there are other options to look into.
The first and most obvious alternative is the Callaway Rogue womens irons. These are the irons that Mavrik immediately followed. Since the release of the Mavrik, the Rogue pricing has gone down considerably. The Rogue features the same Urethane Microsphere technology that the Mavrik has for a better feel, and it has the Face Cup technology. The only negative we can say that the Rogue has compared to the Mavrik is feel. The feel is just a bit better on the Mavrik. (It should be for the price difference).
If the Rogue is still more than you want to spend, the Cobra Superlite Ladies Irons sets can be found for a bit less, and they are lightweight, easy to swing, and very forgiving. They will not be as long as the Mavrik or the Rogue.
Are the Mavrik Max Women’s Irons Worth It?
In our opinion, they are very high performing irons that will keep their spot in your golf bag for years to come. That being said, it may be worth waiting a year on these to get something at a great price. If that is not an option, look at replacing the six iron to the pitching wedge for now and filling in with some hybrids and wedges at a lower cost.