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Drivers Through The Decades | Callaway Golf 

Drivers Through The Decades | Callaway Golf 

Matt Wallace and Erik van Rooyen go back in time on the European Tour to experience four decades of iconic Callaway drivers


As the European Tour welcomed in the New Year at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, we decided to take two of our most prominent stars back in time. 

Team Callaway players, Matt Wallace and Erik van Rooyen, were tasked with testing some of the most iconic golf clubs from the last four decades:

• 1982 – Original Persimmon 

• 1995 – Great Big Bertha 

• 2006 – FTi 

• 2010 – Diablo Edge 

Complete with period golf outfits – some more forgiving than others! – the challenge culminated with a nearest the pin challenge on a par four using the brand new Callaway MAVRIK driver.

The pin is 333 yards away…how close can they get?

MAVRIK Drivers feature Callaway’s new Flash Face SS20 architecture, designed by A.I. Each driver model’s face is designed to work with the individual specifications of each head – size, shape, CG location, footprint, internal weighting – to maximise distance. Callaway engineers didn’t limit A.I. to the clubface. For the first time they used it to create a new internal rib system designed to more efficiently control impact vibration to promote more satisfying sound and feel.

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