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PXG’s 100 Percent Milled 0311T Wedges Start at $650

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Golfers can now purchase the PXG 0311T wedges they’ve been seeing in the bags of PGA Tour players for more than a year, but they better bring their checkbooks. The 100 percent milled wedges sell for $650-800 each.

“I have always wanted to design an entirely milled wedge, but it’s a time-consuming and expensive process,” says PXG’s Senior Designer Mike Nicolette. “With [PXG Founder] Bob Parsons’ support and commitment to exploring new processes and materials, we’ve been able to develop a collection of milled wedges that are nothing short of incredible.”

Making a 0311T Wedge

Unlike PXG’s 0311 wedges, the 0311T wedges are shaped with a CNC milling machine to ensures that “every line, curve and angle are produced to exacting specifications for consistent performance and advanced shot-making,” the company says. The construction process starts with an 11-pound block of forged 8620 carbon steel and takes 4.5 hours per wedge to complete. The benefit is that the process is completely automated, eliminating the inconsistencies of hand-finishing.

“We believe our new milled wedges could very well be the best-performing, most consistent wedges the golf industry has ever known,” Parsons says. “Every detail is held to the highest tolerance on a CNC mill and the finish is smoking hot.”

The 0311T wedges are available from PXG and its network of approved professional club fitters in four different sole designs that were inspired by the company’s PGA Tour players, as well as Parsons himself. Lofts range from 46-60 degrees. Learn more about each 0311T wedge below.

0311T Sugar Daddy 

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What PXG says: “The Sugar Daddy, currently played by World No. 1 Lydia Ko, serves as the one-size-fits-all wedge. It incorporates a moderate initial angle with a blended sole design. It can be used effectively from a wide variety of turf and sand conditions, allowing the golfer to use it for virtually any shot necessary.”

  • Lofts: 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60 degrees
  • Finishes: Chrome $650, Xtreme Dark $750

0311T Romeo 

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What PXG says: “Romeo, inspired by PXG’s pioneer touring professional Ryan Moore, incorporates a mild initial angle with minimal heel relief, allowing the lead edge to stay close to the ground. This creates an extreme amount of bounce when the face is open, making it ideal for playing from high rough or soft sand.”

  • Lofts: 58, 60 degrees
  • Finishes: Chrome $650, Xtreme Dark $750

0311T Zulu 

0311T_Zulu

 

What PXG says: “Zulu, inspired by Masters champion … Zach Johnson, incorporates a steep initial angle with aggressive heel and toe relief. This type of wedge is conducive to playing from tight turf or firm ground, as it keeps the lead edge close to the ground from both a square and open-faced position.”

  • Lofts: 58, 60 degrees
  • Finishes: Chrome $650, Xtreme Dark $750

0311T Darkness

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What PXG says: “The Darkness wedge was inspired by none other than PXG’s founder himself. [Its] sole design incorporates a moderate initial angle with moderate heel relief, coupled with a slightly larger head size for added forgiveness. Darkness is part of a special collection of black clubs and gear that feature a skull insignia and the number 26, representing the 26th Marine Corps Regiment that Parsons served with during the Vietnam War.”

  • Lofts: 55, 50 degrees
  • Finish: Darkness $800
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  1. Jerry KCCO

    May 14, 2017 at 12:06 am

    i want to know if the feel is better, than their softer metal used in the 0311 wedges being switched from s25c carbon to 8620carbon….tolerances might be tighter and grooves last longer, but the softness of the original is it worth the change? i have darkness wedges, but am skeptical as how much tighter can they be if my swing weights are on point, are spec’d and play well, just Very soft. i don’t know how i feel about all the names all over them as i liked the cleaner look, but PXG has been good with doing however you want…that being said worth the switch from previous head?

  2. pk20152

    May 12, 2017 at 6:25 am

    So with a bag full of PXG’s you would NEVER let them out of your sight, or need some sort of carjack device on each club. “Start at $650.00”? that’s just stupid.

  3. Matt

    May 12, 2017 at 3:33 am

    I think PXG as it is = a baby boomer ego trip. If this guy wanted to shake up the business and say we’re the best, couldn’t or shouldn’t he instead be footing it with the other OEM’s pro level gear in terms of retail price, with two points of difference being certified precision of manufacturing as well as genuine customisation options that the others don’t offer…?

  4. Sandy Bunker

    May 11, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    Trying to re coup the $$$$$ they PGA & LPGA players…….good luck !
    I recently posted a set of irons on EBay, which I left in the garden for the fairies to use. The super sprinkle star fairy shot 59 three times with them, I would be using them, but they are too short for me. Bids start at $6500.00. p.s you get a free bag of fairy dust with them.

  5. Fat Perez

    May 11, 2017 at 12:52 am

    The “they start at $650” line has to be my favorite!! They start?!!! Oh, so there’s a custom shop model for $988, I suspect? Hahahahaha!!! Deez jokers, I tell ya!!

  6. B. Evans

    May 10, 2017 at 3:13 pm

    No one…..(NONE) will play better for having these. BUT, if you have the cash, need the ego stroke, and don’t mind contributing to the margins at PXG, these are for you. Its a beautiful thing, America is. Something for everyone.

  7. J

    May 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    First off, I play PXG irons–thought I wouldn’t, but they are the best I have played (I have played a ton of different sets) for my game. That said, I am considering, at some point, checking out one of these wedges.

    Interesting that no one seems to mention that there’s been quite a few of these wedges seen in non-PXG staffer bags, including recent winner Kevin Chappell. Sure he get’s the for free, but he must like ’em better than anything else he gets for free…

  8. Dave R

    May 10, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    They didn’t see him coming they went and got him. When is it going to end dumb diddly dumb dumb.

  9. Karl

    May 10, 2017 at 10:10 am

    AND THE NUMBER OF PROS PLAYING THESE WEDGES IF THEY HAD TO PAY FOR THEM WOULD BE???? They would have the $800 custom model, 3 wedges at least 3 new ones a year…9 times 800, $7,200 for a season…yea I would say ZERO. But for free why not.

  10. birdie

    May 10, 2017 at 8:43 am

    if given these wedges for FREE i wouldn’t play them. i’d be embarrassed that anyone would look in by bag and think i was stupid enough to spend that kind of money on wedges. spending more money to get something better in return is one thing. spending more money just to have something that others can’t afford but is actually no better in quality that what the others are buying….flat out dumb. i’m all for capitalism, and hopefully a free market laughs pxg out of business.

    • Don

      May 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      I agree with where you are coming from but that being said, hey, I’d play them if they were given to me for free 🙂

      • DrRob1963

        May 13, 2017 at 4:12 am

        If they were given to me for free, I’d SELL them!

  11. Mat

    May 10, 2017 at 2:12 am

    I just like the fact that they had the stones to upcharge $100 for “dark”.

    Lydia, dear, get paid. It’s gonna end before you know it.

  12. Fat Perez

    May 10, 2017 at 1:11 am

    Oh come on!!! Somebody at PXG (price times gouging) needs to go sit down somewhere!!! 6fiddy?

    Get out of here with that nonsense! Put ’em in your home trophy case and tell great stories about

    how wealthy you are and that they were custom made especially for YOU!!

  13. Dylan

    May 9, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    I spent less than that on my ENTIRE BAG. And I consider my bag to be pretty nice…but even at $650? What is my money going towards? You mill a block of steel…like everyone else…on a machine…like everyone else…and that justifies what? There is like a 99% profit gain for PXG here…I doubt they spent all that much for the CNC machine, a block of steel, and a guy to push the button and read a magazine while it does his job for him. Especially for basically OTR clubs…at least Scratch had Don White to make custom sets of beautiful irons/wedges. That price I consider to be justified! I am sorry but I absolutely judge PXG users, they are all about that brand name when they could be spending all that money on a completely customized set of Edels which IMO are WAY cooler looking!

    • Bert

      May 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

      Scratch – awesome, still playing them.

      • Jim

        May 10, 2017 at 3:42 pm

        Excellent products! Still have my blades & wedges! My back-up rig. We miss them

  14. stevemac

    May 9, 2017 at 8:58 pm

    Crazy. There is no talent or added expense in milling a wedge on a milling machine. Push a button. Compare the Taylormade MG at 149. Or look at Bettinardi and their wedges 179. Give me some hand ground or something by Vokey and it isn’t that much. The new JP are 2000 for 3 plus all of the time spent there, and they are personalized.

    • KK

      May 9, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      Highly ignorant comment. More processing time means you produce less. If you produce less, you need to charge more to pay for the equipment and expenses.

      • KK

        May 10, 2017 at 6:24 am

        1. We’re talking about cost, not “charge.” 2. Overpaid? Sounds like more Socialism Sheep Propaganda 101.

        • stevemac

          May 10, 2017 at 7:43 am

          Thanks for your opinion. highly ignorant. Do handmade generally cost more or less- lets see. . . . the special Camerons, Mills putters with welded necks. Which takes more time? Doing it by hand or running it on a CNC? If you are familiar with that type of manufacturing you would see great time savings with a CNC.

          • KK

            May 10, 2017 at 11:37 am

            No thanks for changing the subject. This is not about “handmade,” whatever your definition is, pretty sure it’s wrong anyway, vs milled. It is a fact, not an opinion, that increased manufacturing time increases manufacturing cost, all else being equal. If you knew anything about CNC, manufacturing or business, you’d know that fact.

  15. jc

    May 9, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    If I bought the woods, and the irons and wedges and the putter, do I get a Ferrari to dirve them around with? Sure wouldn’t want to put them in any old car. Oh, and I guess I need a parsons bag (4k).

    • H

      May 11, 2017 at 12:38 am

      No, you have to already own a Ferrari just to be able to afford these wedges. Duh.

  16. jc

    May 9, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    I got one of the sand wedges…I went into the bunker, tossed the club in the air and said “do your thing”…the club turned around and knocked it one inch from the hole, then flew over and went back into my bag….I looked at it and said “you can’t even hole a bunker shot?”…so I sold it to kid for 20 bucks.

  17. chinchbugs

    May 9, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    That video = PXG…the Harley Davidson of golf

    • SH

      May 9, 2017 at 7:44 pm

      You mean junk that breaks down all the time and doesn’t work at all as stated except look good in commercials and advertising?

  18. ifc202

    May 9, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    Won’t even think about buying till they hit $1500 per

  19. ooffa

    May 9, 2017 at 5:20 pm

    I bought a set of these. A 50 , 56 , 60. They are the best wedges I have ever played. The ball fight is spot on and my dispersion ratio has never been better. If you can live the price I recommend you get these. You won’t be disappointed.

    • Regis

      May 9, 2017 at 6:35 pm

      How much of a concern is dispersion with a 56 or 60 degree wedge?

      • ooffa

        May 9, 2017 at 9:46 pm

        for me it was a huge problem but thanks to PXG it’s no longer an issue

    • Mad-Mex

      May 9, 2017 at 11:11 pm

      I call B.S. on this one, ooffa probably plays with complete Northwestern golf set and uses Pinnacle Golf Balls

      • Ian

        May 10, 2017 at 1:24 am

        Yeah, but at least it’s the Pinnacle Proto ball.

      • ooffa

        May 10, 2017 at 10:40 am

        BTW, I don’t even play new pinnacle balls. I get the refurbished ones. Thank’s for getting my comment. Some of those who posted back at me are really clueless.

      • Skip

        May 23, 2017 at 12:52 pm

        What’s wrong with Northwestern? I play ’em, and still carry a +1

  20. J Zilla

    May 9, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    How much for 1 groove?

    Can you break a $100?

  21. Eric E

    May 9, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    LOL you win

  22. C

    May 9, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    I’m holding out for a forged Damascus CNC-milled Darkness with titanium ferrule for $2500.

  23. Jam

    May 9, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    LOL one shot out of a bunker where you smash a rock could take $45 worth of your wedge with it.

  24. Axelrage

    May 9, 2017 at 1:45 pm

    If people are willing to pay $500+ for a milled putter, this is the next step, right? 100% automated w/ finishing for near perfection is an amazing (and expensive) feat. If someone is willing and able, why not offer it?

    • Don

      May 9, 2017 at 1:56 pm

      A putter you could use for your entire golfing life. A wedge is something – depending on how much you play – that would need to be replaced after a season or two.

      • Axelrage

        May 9, 2017 at 2:10 pm

        While that is true, how many of us actually stick with a putter (without buying others) for more than a few years? The longest I have gone is 2. Again, doesn’t matter for the target consumer, if the have the means they will pay.

    • JD

      May 9, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Yeah I think I’ll take a tour putter for $2000 than 3 milled wedges.

    • Jack

      May 10, 2017 at 3:31 am

      Are casts or forgings less precise? As long as my wedges have the right lie loft angle, fresh grooves, and the right shaft, I’m good. 650 for 1? I’d rather get new wedges whenever they wear out. Who cares what wedge you are gaming.

    • Dave

      May 20, 2017 at 10:43 am

      Paying 500 for any club is plain stupid. I putt just fine with my
      $35 used YES! Donna. Play off a 5.3 with all used equipment.

  25. Shank

    May 9, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    GOD these are ugly!

  26. toyzrx

    May 9, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    No wonder less and less people play golf, not to mention the younger generations.

    • The Dude

      May 9, 2017 at 1:25 pm

      who says you cant play golf because these are on the market??

      • Andrew Han

        May 9, 2017 at 1:53 pm

        Yup. No one seems to care that basketball and soccer shoes are 150+ and wear out a lot quicker than golf equipments. Just saw a $200+ basketball in sports authority before they closed. WTH?!, but there is a market for it.

        The lesson is, there is a market for everyone. That is why you see bimmer going nuts with the 1 to 8 series and an x and m variant in all of them.

        • xjohnx

          May 9, 2017 at 4:05 pm

          As a former store manager for SA the basketball you saw was the Wilson connected ball. Its a bluetooth ball that tracks your shots etc. kind of like basketball’s version of a swing analyzer. The most expensive game ball is usually around $75

        • SH

          May 9, 2017 at 7:47 pm

          Andrew,
          You’re not really supposed to wear those shoes, you’re only supposed to buy numbered ones and keep them in the boxes in your storage as part of your shoe collections, according to the sneaker addicts lol

  27. Ardbeggar

    May 9, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    I’d love to hit a few with these, but there are other good options for milled putters if I want to buy one. None of them would break the bank.

  28. Double Mocha Man 4 President

    May 9, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Since i play off a 4 I could game ’em

  29. Birdie Bob

    May 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Must have for the true PXG player.

    • BC

      May 9, 2017 at 12:16 pm

      No link to your towel and clubs?

    • Dat

      May 9, 2017 at 2:09 pm

      Opposed to what? The PXG poser who can only afford their chincy irons? haha

  30. Don

    May 9, 2017 at 11:46 am

    These are too rich for my blood. Actually it would probably take blood for me to get these. I change wedges every 2 years. $650×3=Too much money to be spending on a deteriorating asset.

  31. Tom1

    May 9, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Scooby snacks for everyone!

  32. TCJ

    May 9, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I’m at a loss here for the definition of “forged”. Sure, at one point that 11lb block of metal was heated and shaped… into a block. How can the club head be considered “forged” when no die or incredible force was used to shape the head?

    • BC

      May 9, 2017 at 12:14 pm

      The block of steel was most likely hot-rolled into shape, which, as you pointed out, is in no way, shape or form the same as forging. Talk about marketing nonsense.

      • new stuff!!

        May 9, 2017 at 1:08 pm

        OR… the 8620 carbon steel could be forged to any shape including a block and then milled to the shape of a wedge… kind of like what they said they did… why would you assume otherwise unless you were trying to put them down.

  33. JD

    May 9, 2017 at 11:34 am

    I see PXG is attending the LaVar Ball School of Economics

  34. Gooseboss

    May 9, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I like the look, but as a few already stated, grooves will wear out siginificantly faster, and ZJ who is a wedge demon has lost his edge since switching.

  35. bh

    May 9, 2017 at 11:21 am

    If these wedges detail both my cars and clean the gutters everytime I go play golf, I’m in.

  36. George

    May 9, 2017 at 11:16 am

    The JP wedges are only $2000 for 3 and it includes a fitting by the top fitter. Or just buy a short game area in your backyard. Your choice.

  37. Desmond

    May 9, 2017 at 11:08 am

    Not as pretty as Acushnet JP Wedges for the same price.

    • Ian

      May 9, 2017 at 1:26 pm

      You are so wrong. Those titleist wedges look like garbage.

      • setter02

        May 9, 2017 at 11:27 pm

        Because my comment comes after yours Ian, it makes it more righter and bigly relllllavantium, you are soooooo wrong….

  38. C

    May 9, 2017 at 10:59 am

    Ho-lee-****, NOPE!

  39. ray arcade

    May 9, 2017 at 10:41 am

    I think I’ll wait for the $1000 wedges…

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WRX Spotlight: Argolf Mordred putter

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Product: Argolf Mordred putter

Pitch: From Argolf: “…each ARGOLF putter is named after an Arthurian legend.”

“Mordred was known as a notorious traitor who fought King Arthur at the Battle of Camlann, where he was killed, and Arthur was fatally wounded. The images depicting Mordred are reflected in the winged design of the putter which aids in stabilization and alignment, as well as its coloring.”

“With a lower center of gravity that surpasses all mallet putters in the ARGOLF collection, Mordred boasts one of the highest MOIs available on the market. Precisely milled from a solid block of aeronautical-grade 7175 Aluminum, Mordred appeals to the eye with its clean and sophisticated look. Using the most advanced technology, Mordred is shaped through a 5-axis milling process that differentiates itself from its competitors in design and performance due to its aerodynamic features.”

Our take on the Argolf Mordred putter

When you are dreaming of your next high-end milled putter, Argolf might not be the first name that pops into your head. Argolf is a French company founded in 2010 by a couple of aeronautical industrialists and a golf professional. By combining the expertise from both sites, Argolf has created a line of milled putters that not only look like art but with performance that rivals more well-known brands.

Mordred is a large mallet that boasts a very low center of gravity and super high MOI. Milled out of a solid block of aerospace-grade 7175 aluminum, the design is influenced by the aerodynamic lines from F1 race cars. The face features Argolf’s C-Claw technology that produces a more consistent forward roll without skidding. The Mordred is finished off with a single orange site line, a black PVD shaft, and a Pure midsize grip.

When you open the box, you are greeted with a nice grey and orange head cover that feels high quality and durable. Headcover removed, you will say hello to one of the larger mallet putters you have ever tried. The finish is a matte dark gray that eliminates glare and contrasts well with the orange paint fill. Traditionally high end milled putters have milling lines on most of the head and ARGOLF hid most of those in this head. The milling lines and marks are still visible on the rounded sections, but any flat surface is perfectly smooth. From what I have been told by machinists, it is more expensive to remove those lines and marks.

Any mallet putter that boasts high MOI, the style is going to be love or hate. At first, I was taken back by how busy the Mordred is, but out on the course, those flowing lines melt away. Not once was I distracted by them while lining up a putt. Size is going to take some getting used to as it just frames the ball different than any other mallet I have tried.

Feel and sound is where Mordred really shines. I have putted with aluminum putters before, and depending on the design they can have a different sound or feel. The C-Claw face really offers a softer feel and sound with just a slight click at impact. Not as crisp as carbon steel, just a little more muted and I enjoyed the sounds and feel with the Titleist AVX.

ARGOLF’s C-Claw technology does what it says and gets the ball rolling with zero skidding, even on long uphill putts. Putting side-by-side with a standard faced putter you could easily see tell the difference in the first foot of roll. Some face technologies can cause issues with distance control, but every putt rolled out to the expected distance. Compared to a traditionally milled face the Mordred will roll a fraction farther, but something that is easy to adjust to with a handful of putts on the practice green.

Shots off center go almost exactly where you aimed; the toe miss leaks just a touch right. Putts struck on the heel go straight and lose minimal distance while feeling still very solid. Toe strikes leak a hair right and are met with a small amount of vibration letting you know you missed the center of the putter.

Overall, Argolf’s Mordred putter is a great option for someone who is looking for a super forgiving putter. A minor complaint is no grip options for a putter at this price. I like a standard size, firmer grip and there are no other options to select from. The other thing that could become an issue is how well the finish holds up. I always use the headcover when I am not using my putter and the finish still has a few minor marks on it. If you are anti-headcover you might notice faster wear. Those are pretty small issues, and I think that ARGOLF has a really solid putter here.

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases an Odyssey/Toulon Santa Monica putter which has got plenty of our member’s attention. Some have likened the blade to Tiger’s Newport 2, and a number are hoping for a release at retail soon.

For more photos, check out the full forum thread here.

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.

  • Weston11: “Absolutely beautiful!”
  • Scotty1140: “Sweet putter. Definitely inspired by Tiger’s Newport 2. Needs a bit more of a bevel on the trailing edges from address IMO. Always love a tri-sole. This coming to retail? Would like to roll this.”
  • Wdwfreak: “Bring that one out, and you have a sale. I like that a lot.”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from nuttinbutapeanut, who asked fellow members what golf-related gift they received for Father’s Day. Our members share what they received, as well as gave on Father’s Day.

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.

  • OSpreyCI: “PXG 0811x Driver. Thank you fam bam.”
  • Aviador Naval: “Two hours of time with my son hitting balls and practicing short game on a day with beautiful weather. As an empty nester, that is 1000x more valuable than anything material.”
  • Kingcat990: “Took the father in law golfing, and we posted some horrendous scores. Had a great time piling garbage on the scorecard.”
  • Gautama: “New golf shirt and shorts, and got a surprise treat in a tee time for the whole clan on a little executive 9 hole, par 33 course. First time we’ve done it…my wife, my two sons aged 22 and 18, and my two daughters aged 9 and 6. The whole course was crawling with groups like ours… Not the fastest round any of us have ever played, but very fun.”
  • granata10: “New ping hoofer golf bag. It was needed and wanted.”

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