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

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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.

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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 Forbes.com, 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 material..lol…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

        BOOM!

        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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Forum Thread of the Day: “Oldest set you have played lately?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from Bogeygolfer55 who asks WRXers for the oldest set of clubs they have played lately. The responses may surprise you, with some members going way back in time and still finding the older clubs effective.

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.

  • No_Catchy_Nickname: “1980 Ram Tour Grinds, Honma and Mizuno woods from, I think, the 80s, Ram BeCu gap wedge (don’t know the year), Ram Tom Watson Grind SW, and a TaylorMade TPA IX putter.”
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  • tannyhoban: “Played a set of Cobra Greg Norman Signatures early this year with the autoclave stiff graphite shafts. One last fling before moving them on. Sweet set of irons.”
  • NixLix26: “Cleveland TA3’s form forged. Still a great iron set.”

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Product: Big Max Aqua Sport 2 cart bag

Pitch: From Big Max “Big Max was founded 1994 and has grown into a global market leading push cart and golf bag brand. Europe’s #1 push cart brand was launched into the U.S. market in 2014. Big Max golf bags are manufactured using the highest quality materials and workmanship. Our bags are designed to deliver the best user experience in design, form, and function.”

Our Take on the Big Max Aqua Sport 2 cart bag:

Well known for their push carts, Big Max introduced themselves to the cart bag market with their Aqua Sport 2 bag. The bag’s primary selling point is the 100% waterproof element, and with the dreary winter months now upon us, it’s a much-needed asset.

Beginning with the look of the bag, it is indeed big and sturdy as you might expect with a cart bag, yet surprisingly, still relatively lightweight and mobile. The bag is exceptionally spacious boasting a 9.5 inch, 14-way compartment, and an oversized putter well which can be very beneficial for those that like an oversized grip on their flat-stick. The separation is both impressive and aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

Ultimately, the bag hinges on its waterproof quality, and it’s a feature which delivers in spades. The bag contains the i-Dry Rainsystem to provide water and tear resistance, and I was able to put it to the test on a wet day out on the course recently. The fabric casts away water superbly, keeping each item in the bag dry – delivering undoubtedly on the claim that the bag is 100% waterproof.

As for the storage areas, the bag has enough options for a retreat, let alone a day out on the course. The bag contains seven waterproof compartments, with both sides of the bag sporting large storage areas where you can stash larger items such as jackets. One of my favorite chambers is the “Cooler” pocket which is a great feature and ideal for carrying even a large water bottle (or whatever else you like to drink on the course!), with the specialized battery pack pocket coming in a very close second.

The bag contains a sweet umbrella storage area and even came equipped with a matching Aqua umbrella  which was another pleasant surprise. Clubs can be protected easily from the elements with Big Max’ transparent waterproof hood, while rubberized zips show that the company has gone to those extra lengths to provide a 100% waterproof bag.

A large comfortable strap sits the bag nicely and comfortably over one’s shoulder, and two rubberized handles provide for ease when lifting the bag.

I got to test out the vibrant red cart bag, which is the loudest of the colors provided and my personal favorite. Still, for those that prefer lower-key tones, then the brand have you covered with black-silver, charcoal-black-red, navy-black-silver and silver-black-cobalt color code options available.

Overall the Big Max Aqua Sport 2 cart bag is a mightily impressive bag which ticks the box in every department and provides you with an array of options storage wise. For winter months the bag’s values are priceless, but the seven pocket system and lightweight but robust nature means that it’s a bag which will also be seeing plenty of action in the summer months.

The bag retails at $299, and from now until christmas comes with a free matching Aqua umbrella worth $39.99. The Big Max Aqua Sport 2 cart bag is available to purchase now at BigMaxGolf.com.

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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.

  • Millhill88: “In the GI Category…. If you’re set on forged, look at the Srixon 585’s. Very forgiving, great feel and loooong. If you’re open to “forged feel”, try the Titleist T300’s. I switched from the 585’s to the T300’s. Both of these are great for all handicaps. I’m a “9”, and wouldn’t play anything but a GI iron.”
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