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Is there a new fairway wood coming from PXG? At the BMW Championship, we captured photos of PXG Staffer Charles Howell III taking a look at a new club.

Unless you can see through bananas, it’s hard to tell what could be different about the new fairway wood. CHIII is interested, though. He was told he couldn’t take the fairway wood home for testing, so well keep an eye out for future PGA Tour range testing of the new club. See more photos.

In other PXG news, the company released a new game-improvement iron earlier this week called the 0311XF, which is currently being used as a 4-iron replacement for Charles Schwartzel.

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  1. Willard L. Abernathy

    Oct 15, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    I’ve hit the 0311 irons and honestly, I would love to have a set but, it wouldn’t be as much for performance as it would be for a status symbol. It felt great but, my Mizunos still feel better and softer. I have also hit the PXG driver. The PXG fitter told me to also bring my own driver (Titleist 913D2) which I did. Over an hour fitting and trying over 8 different shafts the fitter told me “I can’t sell you this, you hit your own driver much better, it just wouldn’t be right” I thanked him for his honesty and went on my way. The PXG driver looks great, feels great and I was prepared to purchase it on the spot but, for $800 dollars I guess I expected much more…This is not a slam on PXG by any means, They are beautiful, modern and very industrial looking. This is just my opinion and you really should try them for yourself.

  2. Dave r

    Sep 16, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Relax boys

  3. FSUBASEBALL21

    Sep 10, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Don’t speak to what you don’t know. The PXG line is absolutely off the charts and I know this for an absolute certainty. A forged iron that feels like butter and goes further than any cast iron on the market. What is not to like? The woods hit an extra apex in flight, again, whats not to like? The price point excludes many people but that’s no reason to trash the product. It’s the best equipment on the market and it’s really not even close.

    • Y Drizzle

      Sep 11, 2016 at 6:32 am

      Good grief. If it really is the best equipment on the market, then every pro would have them in their bag.

    • ooffa

      Sep 11, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      So your saying the ball in flight hits an apex and then another apex? C’mon, do yourself a favor and put the pipe down dude.

  4. Tony Rich

    Sep 10, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Really PXG….nobody cares enough about your i20 knockoff.
    The Titleist and Cally fairways are all you ever need.
    No need to hide a knockoff.

    Ask Zach and Billy how well their PXG year has gone.
    P(ropoganda), for X(tremely)and G(rossly)overpriced average golf clubs.

  5. Roddy

    Sep 8, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Charl*

    • C

      Sep 8, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      This isn’t RSA, in the USA (greatest country in the World) it’s spelled “Charles”

      • RedX

        Sep 8, 2016 at 6:20 pm

        shouldn’t it be Bart in the White House then C ?

        • AllBOdoesisgolf

          Sep 9, 2016 at 10:22 am

          Barry Soetero… actually… thank you very much

      • spelling b

        Sep 10, 2016 at 2:56 am

        He spells his name the way he spells his name…not hte way you expect it to be spelled …idiot.

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Rory McIlroy WITB (2020 ZOZO Championship)

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Driver: TaylorMade SIM (10.5 @8 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6X (45.5 inches, 59.25 lie, D4)

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3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Titanium (15 @13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 80 TX (43.25 inches, 58 lie, D4)

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max (19 @ 18.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P7MB (3-PW)
Shaft: Project X Rifle 7.0 (6.5 in PW) 

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 (54-10SB, 60-08LB)
Shaft: Project X Rifle 6.5

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Putter: TaylorMade Spider X Copper (34.25, 2.5 loft, 70 lie)

Ball: 2019 TaylorMade TP5 (#22)

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord (58R 1+1, logo down)

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GolfWRX Spotted: 2021 Mizuno ST-Z and ST-X drivers on USGA Conforming List

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When it comes to drivers, Mizuno isn’t usually the company that comes to the top of mind for many golfers, but starting with the ST-190, and then the ST-200 series in 2020, they have quickly changed the perception of their metal woods thanks to wins on tour and more players choosing to put them in play—most recently Brandt Snedeker as a non-contracted player.

This morning, with the update of the USGA and R&A conforming equipment lists, we are getting a sneak peek at what Mizuno will have in store for 2021 with the release of the ST-Z and ST-X drivers.

What we know

Based on the information provided in the USGA submission by Mizuno, the ST-X will only be available in right-handed (10.5 and 12-degree lofts), while the ST-Z will be available in both right (9.5  and 10.5 degrees) and left-handed (9.5 degrees only).

ST-Z

Based on the images from the USGA list and our experience with the Mizuno product line, it appears that the ST-Z is the next step in the evolution of the standard ST200 with no adjustable CG but with a customizable weight in the back of the head.

We haven’t seen any images of a moveable weight driver in this new ST series, so it could be that the G-woods are getting phased out in favor of more internally biased weighting, but since those types of drivers often take a bit more time to get just right, it could be a matter of time before a “G” type driver hits the list.

As for technology, it has Mizuno’s standard wave to create flexibility behind the face, an adjustable hosel, and based on the images, more carbon fiber used around the head compared to previous generations, especially on the sole. I would also expect to hear a new face material or design story to complete the package and to boost MOI and ball speed.

ST-X

Based on the image from the USGA list and our experience, it appears that the ST-X is the next step in the evolution of the ST200-X driver, which is the lighter weight, more upright, and draw-biased driver from Mizuno. Don’t think draw bias always means it’s for higher handicaps either, because Mizuno staff player Chris Kirk got along very nicely with his out on the Korn Ferry and PGA Tours in 2020, including a win.

The tell-tale sign is the more heel biased weight in the back of the driver and what looks to be some sort of textured area to create “visible technology” towards the heel of the clubhead.

Beyond being draw-biased, when it comes to technology, it shares a lot of similarities to the ST-Z with Mizuno’s standing wave to create flexibility behind the face, an adjustable hosel, and more carbon fiber used around the head compared to previous generations, especially on the sole, and in the case of the ST-X, on the sole.

We don’t have any information on the release of these new drivers, but considering Mizuno didn’t adjust product release schedules in 2020, I would imagine it will be doing the same in 2021, and we can expect to hear more about these ST drivers either late 2020 or early into 2021.

To see what other golfers are saying about the newly spotted Mizuno ST-Z and ST-X drivers, check out the GolfWRX forums and join the discussion: GolfWRX – New Mizuno drivers spotted on USGA Conforming List

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5 hybrid vs 5 iron – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the logic behind removing their 5 iron from their bag. WRXer ‘rwl’ asks whether any fellow members have experiences doing so, and WRXers have been sharing their thoughts and experiences in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • RobertL.: “I replaced my 5 iron with a 5 hybrid. I find it far easier to hit than my 5 iron. I also took my 6 iron out of the bag, so now my longest iron is a 7. I now carry a 3, 4, and 5 hybrid since they’re so much easier to hit than long irons. Makes a big difference for this senior golfer.”
  • JohnKHawk: “For last 2 seasons I’ve played with a Cobra F9 5 hybrid. It’s 24 degrees & gaps perfectly between Cobra OS 3-4 hybrid at 20.5 degrees & Apex19 6 iron which is 26.5 degrees. The 5 iron was just getting to be to undependable. Misses with the 5 hybrid were more playable than the 5 iron. Use what works best for your game.”
  • Abe21599: “Never a bad idea to have both a 5i and 5h options in the trunk, just gotta watch lofts.”
  • nitram: “I know it sounds so “old man” but if you want to make a change in your 5-iron slot and can’t seem to get along with a hybrid, give the 9-wood a try. You may be pleasantly surprised.”

Entire Thread: “5 hybrid vs 5 iron”

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