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Less Spin, More Feel: PXG’s 0811X Drivers, 0341X Fairways and 0317X Hybrids



Golfers won’t need a launch monitor to know something is different with PXG’s new line of drivers, fairway woods and hybrids. While the new clubs look nearly identical to the company’s original line of metal woods, they don’t sound or feel the same thanks to a new technology that also offers performance benefits.


It’s a situation described as a “twofer” in the design world. The addition of a proprietary thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) insert inside PXG’s new metal woods not only dampens vibrations at impact to create softer feel, but it also give the clubs a lower the center of gravity (CG) that will help many golfers hit longer, straighter shots.

Robot Results: Spin Reduction of PXG’s new Metal Woods

  • 0811X Driver: 600-800 rpm lower
  • 0341X Fairways: 300-400 rpm lower
  • 0317X Hybrids: 200-300 rpm lower

It was PXG’s Chief Product Officer Brad Schweigert who had the idea to use the TPE insert, which is made of the same polymer material the company uses to fill the inside of its irons. In designing the new metal woods, he and his team found that the more of the special polymer they used, the more successful the clubs were in testing. They could only use so much, however; otherwise, it would make the club heads too heavy for golfers to use effectively.

The bigger, the better. A honeycomb TPE insert improves the CG location and acoustics of the new PXG metal woods.

The bigger, the better. A honeycomb TPE insert was added to the soles of the new metal woods to lower CG and improve acoustics.

So Schweigert and his team went about finding ways to reduce the weight of the finished club heads. They followed the industry trend giving the metal woods carbon-fiber crowns, providing a savings of 10-14 grams of weight per club head compared to their all-titanium predecessors. Schweigert also had an idea to improve the TPE insert itself; he gave it a honeycomb structure, which added to its dampening properties while allowing it be made larger and lighter.

The TPE Structure "wraps" the moveable weights of the X line to soften feel at impact.

The TPE inserts “wrap” the sole weights of the clubs for a softer feel.

GolfWRX spotted prototypes of the 0811X driver being tested on the PGA Tour as early as last April, but PXG Founder and CEO Bob Parsons says his company didn’t release the clubs sooner because his team “kept finding ways to make it better.”

Speaking specifically about the 0811X driver, Parsons says, “This is going to be a spin killer that helps [golfers] completely.”

The new metal woods line has PXG’s signature moveable weights that allow golfers to easily adjust swing weight and trajectory bias. Moving the silver weights from back to front creates a lower-spinning trajectory, while moving them to the heel or toe can mitigate a slice or hook. The metal woods also have adjustable hosels with eight different settings that adjust loft as much as +/- 1.5 degrees and lie angle as much as -3 degrees.

Learn more about PXG’s new 0811X driver, 0341X fairway woods and 0317 hybrids below.

0811X Driver

  • Price: $850
  • Lofts: 9 degrees, 10.5 degrees, 12 degrees
  • Lie Angle: 57-60 degrees
  • Head Size: 460 cubic centimeters
  • MOI: 4800 g/cm2

The 0811X driver will be available in two different head weights: 207 grams and 199 grams. The 199-gram version, which uses a 6-gram lighter TPE insert, is called the 0811LX.

0341X Fairway Woods 

  • Price: $650
  • Lofts: 13 degrees, 15 degrees, 18 degrees, 21 degrees
  • Head Size: 151 cubic centimeters (15 degrees)
  • Lie Angle: 58 degrees (15 degrees)

The 0341 fairway woods have a thin, high-strength face design (0.075 inches) made from HT1770M steel. The targeted, assembled head mass is 215 grams (15 degrees).

0317X Hybrids 

  • Price: $550
  • Lofts: 17 degrees, 19 degrees, 22 degrees, 25 degrees, 28 degrees
  • Head Size: 106 cubic centimeters (19 degrees)
  • Lie Angle:5 degrees (19 degrees) 

The targeted, assembled head mass is 235 grams (19 degrees).

Join the Discussion: See what GolfWRX Members are saying about the 0311X/0311LX drivers, 0341X fairway woods and 0317X hybrids in our forum.

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  1. Stephen

    Apr 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I hit the new PXG driver with the Hazardous shaft and it is a spin killer. My launch numbers were better than anything else i have hit including the M1 and M2 with exotic shafts and the Ping LS. I need to hit the Epic SubZero but the new PXG driver is really good.

  2. Rod C

    Apr 3, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I’m curious to know why Cristie Kerr no longer appears to be a brand ambassador for PXG?

  3. Desmond

    Mar 31, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    When you see PXG clubs reviewed on, you begin to recognize their market. They are good looking clubs – I’ve got irons and hybrids and enjoy them. The XF irons are great for lower to mid lofts. I can find similar performance in other clubs but tend to get clubs that are different. Enjoy.

  4. Fat Perez

    Mar 31, 2017 at 4:19 am

    A six hundred and fifty dollar fairway wood! 6 fitty?! 6 FIFTY?!! Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

    As Iron Micahael Tyson would say, “Thass Ludacrith, ya nah I mean?!!”

  5. moses

    Mar 30, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    James Hahn
    291.7 and #100 in driving distance as of March 30,2017
    290.9 2016 #88
    295.1 2015 #50

    Didn’t do squat for James Hahn

    Zack Johnson picked up about 6.5 yards which is huge.

    • Jim

      Mar 30, 2017 at 11:48 pm

      Maybe he just hits it more consistently or confidently – years ago when I was playing mini-tour & weekly section events, I took an avg 25 yd loss switching from the original 975 6.5 driver to a 7 degree Ping ISI but it went dead straight – and shaping was easier… the 975 too easily ended up left of Nancy Pelosi when trying to curve it a little…..285 on fairway is better than 310 up against a tree…

  6. golfraven

    Mar 30, 2017 at 7:35 am

    If money is no question then why not. However, those sticks still need to perform otherwise where is the point of having those blings in the bag.

  7. memphys7

    Mar 30, 2017 at 6:38 am

    lie on the hybrid looks way too flat

  8. Dan

    Mar 30, 2017 at 12:15 am

    Golf Club prices are starting to remind me how expensive prescription drugs and health care is getting. Pretty soon we’ll have 24 million less golfers.

  9. BD57

    Mar 29, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    IMO, GolfWrx would do well to get rid of comments on articles – far more snark than light ….

    It’s a shame, really.

    • Jim

      Mar 29, 2017 at 10:55 pm

      PXG or Tiger – biggest click bait topics on here…shame… there were two interesting and appropriate topics last few weeks I really hoped to see a lot of responses to – one was about “Why are practice swings so good” – an eternal question I have my opinions on but wanted to see some discussion on and there were three replies to that one…

  10. westphi

    Mar 29, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    When it looks like hotmelt, acts like hotmelt, sounds like hotmelt…is it hotmelt??? Selling snow to eskimos Bobby…

  11. Barry S.

    Mar 29, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    I’m not rich but I’m extremely handsome, I would be concerned with liability issues if one of the screws came loose and put someone’s eye out.

    • Jim

      Mar 30, 2017 at 9:39 am

      As opposed to the sliding weights on other clubs?…not gonna happen…

  12. Mr Muira

    Mar 29, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Mr Parsons, this technology is old. Back in the day we used to spray foam into the heads and knew this was the result. We just kept it to ourselves. Now you are charging a premium for 20 cents worth of…good luck to you for fooling the public.

  13. Wayne

    Mar 29, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    These clubs are a price joke for the everyday golf enthusiast. At 5000.00 dollars a set lot’s of luck selling them. So far all the PRO players that are playing these clubs have not won a tournament. Lidia Ko played Callaways last year and was number 1 in the world. She switched to PXG clubs and didn’t even make the cut in her last outing. What does that tell you?

    • E

      Mar 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      forget the week before she also played had over 20 birdied and no bogie’s. So what does that tell you?

  14. Wayne

    Mar 29, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I haven’t seen any PRO players that play the PXG clubs win a tournament. Lidia Ko switched from Callaway to PXG and missed the cut in her last outing. I guess her new 5000.00 clubs didn’t help her very much.

    • brian

      Mar 30, 2017 at 12:57 am

      james hahn won wells fargo, ryan moore won john deere, patrick reed won using just the 3 iron, pat perez won using the irons out of contract, rocco mediate won senior pga championship. brittany lang us womens open. Also two staff players playing on the ryder cup team. For a company only 2.5 years old to have the success it has had, including now having 10% of the iron market share in the US is flat out impressive. People might not like them or the price tag, but cant say they haven’t been successful

      • Jim

        Mar 30, 2017 at 10:02 am


        PXG absolutely out perform virtually every single major OEM on off center/not perfect impacts….Measurably longer & way less dispersion…witnessed & measured hundreds of times on Trackman at our indoor outdoor facility. MY personal opinion is they have no ‘feel’ compared to Miura, Apex, or other ‘quality’ forged heads…

        I and many of our ‘good stick’ customers who gave them a serious workout – willing to buy them – ended up with something else BECAUSE they feel like hitting marshmallows, not cause they didn’t perform.

        Therefore, I’m not surprised more tour players aren’t playing them. After developing the feel and connection to the tool over the course of a lifetime – to play at that level, changing to something that feels so dramatically different isn’t something I want to do.

        Remember, Parsons didn’t set out to build clubs for the tour….and, for the most part tour players aren’t rocket scientists. There’s a bunch of folks outside the top 50 that are more concerned with superstition than facts

    • ROY

      Mar 30, 2017 at 10:00 am

      Perhaps if you followed golf you would have noticed??

  15. riff raff

    Mar 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    just tried out all PXG gear while getting fitted the other day, they were the worst clubs of the bunch.

  16. John

    Mar 29, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    All you haters crack me up. Just mad because you cant afford them and wish you could. PXG doesn’t appeal to masses. They are a top end brand. If you cant afford them that sucks. That doesn’t mean Ferrari’s suck just because you cant buy one…. You all need to get over yourselves. Maybe if you spent less time on GolfWRX and worked harder you would be able to afford them.

    • Bob Chipeska

      Mar 29, 2017 at 3:05 pm

      I’m so rich, I could buy 50 sets with cash right now. However, I don’t spend my hard-swindled money on overpriced junk.

    • riff raff

      Mar 29, 2017 at 3:10 pm

      no, they do suck. i can afford them, tried them out and they were laughable. taylormade out performed them and they are the lowest on the totem pole for me.

    • setter02

      Mar 29, 2017 at 3:19 pm

      Oh John… You do realize for many of us, its not about money at all, and can easily afford to drop that coin on a set. If I’m going to buy a Ferrari, I know that it will get me from A to B, just like pretty well everything else, but you can clearly see/feel/hear the difference from an Aveo, to a LaFerrari. Can the same be said for PXG against a fit set from 5 to 10 years ago, let alone everything else on the market today?

    • Tiger woods

      Mar 29, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      You are just plain stupid. Ferrari can sell their cars because they perform at a different level than other sports cars that normal people can afford, like a Ford Mustang for example. But what happens if that Mustang starts going just as fast and handles just as good, if not better, but sells at a third of the price of the Ferrari. Then Ferrari just looks stupid (kind of like you). That is the same as the PXG. They don’t perform at a different level, like a Ferrari. They can’t because the usga won’t allow it.

    • Dat

      Mar 29, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      I’ve seen this comment before. Golf is an artificially capped industry by the USGA. Cars aren’t nearly as capped in terms of their potential performance. Stupid comparison.

    • Huh?

      Mar 30, 2017 at 9:17 am

      I apologize everyone. While going over the travel logs of my autonomous vehicle, I discovered that it posted all of the comments above while it was forced to sit idly for several hours at a defective traffic light. I suppose it’s further evidence that artificial intelligence has an unexplainable attraction to golf and I had to wait three and a half hours for my ride.

  17. KJ

    Mar 29, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    The prices are laughable

    You can only do so much with a technology………and there is only so much of a premium you can charge

    here today…..but wont be around in 203 years when the money runs out

  18. Mark

    Mar 29, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    I hit the 0311T irons in Az and the Apex Pros, the PXG’s were 2 yds longer, same shaft. Dispersion was within a yard.
    I was told to hit the Steelhead irons (GI) and they were the longest irons I have hit to date but not ready for a GI iron, I like a thin top line with no offset.
    PXG’s are nice but not
    I currently play:
    Adams CMB’s with Matrix Program shafts (daily set at club)
    Yamaha Inpres V Forged with AeroTech Steelfibre I95 shafts (travel set)
    Adams aTour Reds with Matrix shafts – in Arizona (gamer)
    Yonex ADX tours – in Arizona (these were/are great irons, never had the heart to get rid of them)
    Anytime I have visitors and they play these irons there first reaction is wow, and then they want to buy them.

  19. Bill

    Mar 29, 2017 at 11:40 am

    We are to promote the great game of golf with one club that is worth $600. PXG will have to come up with a ‘consumer grind’ that doesn’t take away our sons and daughters University funds.

  20. Leon

    Mar 29, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Use some hot glues and melt them into your driver head. The same effect but cost you only a few cents. You are welcomed.

  21. Tom

    Mar 29, 2017 at 10:42 am

    I know what ya mean DAT, I feel the same way about Cameron putters.

  22. Desmond

    Mar 29, 2017 at 9:37 am

    I don’t see anything groundbreaking here, but am willing to test them outside on a LM and on the course.

  23. Dat

    Mar 29, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Does PXG offer financial assistance for those who qualify or payday loans?

    • Joe

      Mar 29, 2017 at 11:21 am

      only real things one should finance are cars and houses. Anything else, if you don’t have the cash then you shouldn’t buy it. But what do I know? Debt is America’s middle name.

      Show me 95% of the people’s spreadsheets who complain about gear being too expensive/can’t afford it and I will show many things that are too expensive and things they cannot ‘afford’.

  24. Tourgrinder

    Mar 29, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I’m wondering if this company ever releases hard data sales figures. It’s a privately owned company, I believe, so they don’t really have to do that. I realize Parsons has landed a collection of pros to play the clubs and endorse the brand. I have not tested or played any PXG equipment, but the real question is not the inherent quality as much as whether or not the typical 5- or 10-handicap golfer is buying the Parsons sales pitch with enough conviction to fork over $850 for a new driver, or $550 for a new hybrid. Not to mention in my case, a sales tax of 9%.

    • Blade Junkie

      Mar 29, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Golfwrx – please ignore the “Report Comment” … hit accidentally thinking I was hitting “comment” not “report comment” … the Reply bit in light grey does not show up very well on my monitor !

  25. ooffa

    Mar 29, 2017 at 8:19 am

    PXG’s are the clubs to have. If you don’t use them you are not going to play your best golf. If you are happy being second best there are a lot of choices for you. There is only one best and PXG equipment is it.

  26. The dude

    Mar 29, 2017 at 8:11 am

    That price……oy!!!!

  27. Jim

    Mar 29, 2017 at 8:09 am

    Hopefully they do improve, but the above comment is correct – there needs to be some independent reviews. I’m sure there will be eventually. But the real point is the price. Who would pay that much for a driver when the results are the same as one costing almost half as much?

    • Jack

      Mar 29, 2017 at 8:16 am

      I guess people who want to. I know I don’t but I am not their clientele.

  28. sumsum

    Mar 29, 2017 at 3:42 am

    800 Rpm less,
    600 Rpm less,

    … See I can shout out numbers too and sound intelligent.

    Bold claim for not having any evidence to support. No data, no independent study.

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LA Golf Partners buys Matrix Shafts’ assets, launches “LA Golf Shafts”



Reed Dickens, Founder and Chairman of the newly formed LA Golf Partners, is bringing a concept he once used in a baseball bat company into the world of golf shafts.

Marucci Sports, of which Dickens was the co-founder and former CEO, was once the No. 1 bat in Major League Baseball, and it was different because the company partnered with professional players who not only helped with product development, but who actually invested in the company.

Now, Dickens is bringing the same strategy into golf after winning a bid and purchasing assets (inventory, equipment and patents/IP) from Matrix Shafts on March 9th. LA Golf Shafts will partner with professional golfers; the company will build shafts for these pros “from a blank sheet of paper,” meaning they will be fully custom, according to Dickens. Also, those players will become partners with the company. As of now, LA Golf Shafts has not announced exactly which players will become partners.

LA Golf Shafts will also sell aftermarket shafts, with emphasis on the word aftermarket. According to Chief Operating Officer Chris Nolan — who’s the former General Manager of North America for Matrix Golf Shafts — LA Golf Shafts will be made with extreme attention to detail and with a different scaling approach. Therefore, the new shafts will be aftermarket-only, meaning they will not be the “stock” shafts in the golf clubs of OEMs. LA Golf Shafts will also offer the signature shafts of pros to the public, according to Nolan.

So, what’s the connection between baseball bats and golf shafts?

“There’s not just a few parallels, there’s dozens,” says Dickens.

Dickens, who aspired to be a pro baseball player but is a lifelong golfer and has a handicap in the “low teens,” says when the opportunity arose to buy the assets from Matrix he drew a number of connections between the baseball bat industry and the golf shaft industry. The similarities he noted included materials used, industry size, trade secrets and attention to detail of the products. He also recalls that player-after-player in the majors had issues with baseball bat specs that were off: “Some players kept a scale in their locker to make sure their bat actually weighed [the proper amount].” Now, Dickens says making golf shafts that are fully custom and “absolutely perfect” makes perfect sense given his background. He says that “custom” shafts doesn’t mean engravings or colors, however; he says they’re making prototypes for specific player needs.

Just four days after winning the bid, Dickens and Nolan said they already began making prototypes. While no player-partner for LA Golf Shafts has been announced, they say they’re shooting for Quarter 2 — “as early in Quarter 2 as possible” — to have a product at market.

In terms of pricing, Dickens says LA Golf Shafts will “position as a premium brand.” They will be “aggressive with margins,” and expect to sell “on the high end and above the high end” of what’s currently on the market, possibly “at a few different price points.” Dickens says philosophically that he places a premium on value, meaning he “won’t ask for more money than [the shaft is] worth” and that the company will “spend more money on making these shafts in order to give more to the consumer.”

As for LA Golf Partners, Dickens says the brand new company will continue “looking for good opportunities and looking for the right partners.” Dickens says the company will focus on not just traditional strategies in the golfing space, but will be looking for strategies that are different, possibly partnering with companies not in the golf space.

“I’m on a mission to grow and expand the game of golf,” Dickens says. “[LA Golf Partners will] invest in diverse golf businesses and grow the audience of who plays golf.”

The takeaway here? Dickens and LA Golf Partners have big plans for growing the game of golf, and they’re starting with a shaft company.

Certainly, GolfWRX will be the first to bring you in-hand photos of the new LA Golf Shafts when they release, along with all of the information on materials, tech and specs when we know them.

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Ben Hogan launches Equalizer wedges



The Ben Hogan Equalizer is back.

Forged from a soft, 1025 carbon steel, Equalizer wedges feature a Progressive Center of Mass Weighting System, which means more mass higher and around the edge of the club head in the lower-lofted wedges, and incrementally lowering in the higher-lofted wedges.

Equalizer wedges feature a milled face and 0.20″ U-Shaped grooves precisely cut into the face at increments of 0.40″. The CNC-milled wedge faces create a texturized surface between the grooves for increased spin.

The company carries over its V-Sole Technology from the TK wedge series, improving upon the sole geometry with a softened leading edge and addition of more bounce. The leading edge of the Equalizer wedges is straighter than the TK series, which aids alignment and tightens dispersion.

Equalizer wedges are available now in even-numbered lofts from 48-62 degrees via exclusively. Length, lie, shafts, and grip modifications are available at no extra charge. $100 per wedge.

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Dick’s relaunches Tommy Armour golf



Dick’s Sporting Goods is relaunching the Tommy Armour golf brand. That’s right, the proprietors of the 845s irons are returning to the marketplace. According to the company, new Tommy Armour products featured a “renewed focus on innovative golf club technology that promotes both forgiveness and distance.”

The in-house brand features men’s, women’s, and senior drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters.

Dick’s enlisted the help of Designworks, a subsidiary of BMW Group, to develop a premium set of game improvement woods and irons for mid-to-high-handicap at a lower price point than competitors.

“We set out to honor the history of the Tommy Armour brand and build a product that golfers at any level would want to use,” said Scott Hudler, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, DICK’S Sporting Goods. “From the early feedback we’ve received, these clubs are ones that you’re just going to have to try to really experience the difference they deliver in both distance and feel. We think this brand will be a game-changer for any player looking to improve their game.”

The company points to the new TA1 Driver, which features a DAT 55G titanium face, is a highlight of the new product line/collaboration.

Further product details, on the TA1 driver, irons, and GXT wedges, per Tommy Armour, below.

The full Tommy Armour line is available in-store and online at Dick’s.





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