Expert Comparison: Callaway Mavrik Irons vs TaylorMade M4 Irons

Published on 07/21/2023 · 2 min readComparing Callaway Mavrik and TaylorMade M4 Irons: similar cavity back design, but Mavriks are more forgiving and feel better on off-center strikes. M4s have a lower center of gravity for better distance.
Brady Falk, Golf Expert
By Golf Expert Brady Falk



Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Brady Falk. I am a golf expert at Curated, and I am a certified club fitter and club builder in St. Paul, Minnesota. Today, I want to give you a comparison between the Callaway Mavrik irons and the TaylorMade M4 irons.

Callaway Mavrik Irons

With the Callaway Mavrik irons, they do have a little bit bigger offset. That's one of the first things that I noticed when I was testing these clubs. The offset is pretty large when you're standing over the ball, and what that does is give the club face time to square up at impact. Because if the club face is too far open at impact, it can cause a slice or one of the reasons why the slice is caused. So, the offset helps reduce that slice.

Another thing with the Mavriks is that they have a perimeter weighting system. The off-center strikes are going to be more consistent. You're going to get more consistent distance as well as more consistent left-to-right dispersion. They're a very very forgiving club and that is a slight difference between the Mavriks and the TaylorMade M4s. I found that the Callaway Mavriks were a little bit more forgiving.

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TaylorMade M4 Irons

The TaylorMade M4s also have a low center of gravity, to help get the ball up in the air. They also have a bit of perimeter weighting, but the off-center strikes weren't as forgiving as they were on the Callaway Mavriks when I tested them, I did find that the off-center strikes didn't feel as good, but they were better distance when you did hit the sweet spot.

Similarities and Differences

We'll start with how they're similar. You can see that they're both a cavity back design. So, they're going to be for the mid to high handicapper who needs help getting the ball in the air and might need help with reducing the slice.

The biggest difference between the two is that the Callaway Mavriks are more forgiving and feel better on the off-center strikes. But if you are hitting the center of the clubface more consistently, you can get some better distance out of the TaylorMade M4s.

So, if you're wondering which irons are going to be right for you, that's going to depend on your swing, your style of play, and your goals. So, talk with an expert at and we can help get you all set up.

Comparison Table

ProductCallaway Mavrik IronsTaylorMade M4 Irons
Product CharacteristicsLarger offset, Perimeter weighting systemLow center of gravity, Some perimeter weighting
Best ForReducing slice, Consistent distance and dispersionBetter distance when hitting sweet spot
LimitationsNone mentionedLess forgiving on off-center strikes

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