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PXG adds 0311X driving irons to lineup

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PXG’s 0311X driving irons have become a popular option with the company’s PGA Tour players in recent months, landing in the bags of Charl Schwartzel, Billy Horschel and Charles Howell III. Now they’re available to all golfers looking to add more horsepower to the top of their iron set.

Like PXG’s 0311XF, 0311, and 0311T irons, the 0311X driving irons have a thin-face, hollow-body construction that’s filled with a thermoplastic elastomer material to improve ball speed, consistency, and feel. The low-spin clubs have wide soles, but they target better players with a minimal amount of offset and a low center of gravity that’s positioned closer to the shaft axis to help create less dynamic loft at impact. The result is a low-spin trajectory that can maximize distance, as well as be a fairway finder for golfers off the tee.

“The 0311X looks incredible at address,” says Billy Horschel. “It really suits my eye. Off the tee, it launches low with little spin, which helps me avoid getting into some hairy spots on the course.”

The PXG 0311X driving irons are available in five lofts and will sell for $350 in the company’s chrome finish, $450 per club with the company’s special Xtreme Dark finish.

Lofts

  • 1 Iron: 15 degrees
  • 2 iron: 17 degrees
  • 3 iron: 19 degrees
  • 4 iron: 21.5 degrees
  • 5 iron: 24 degrees
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  1. Michael

    Aug 7, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    I actually got fit into a set of PXG’s. Great sticks. Not for everyone. You have to get fit and buy what’s best for your game and swing. Varies for each person. As a side note, lot’s of haters on this site who have probably never even hit a PXG club before. Don’t knock it till you try it.

  2. Matt

    Jul 28, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Will be little more than a status brand until they can start winning regularly on the PGA and LPGA tours.

  3. Dylanr

    Jul 26, 2017 at 11:41 am

    But what does the address view look like though?!?

  4. golfraven

    Jul 26, 2017 at 10:32 am

    1 iron all the way. Just want to have this sitting in my bag because I am a snob and have the cash. Otherwise it will make me look like a pro. Cheers.

  5. JR

    Jul 26, 2017 at 9:41 am

    Amazed at all the people coveting these clubs purely on looks and branding. Pick one up, swing it, hit balls with it then decide if you want to pay $350-$450 on it. No one’s going to be impressed you’ve got PXG gear unless you can actually use it.

  6. KCCO

    Jul 25, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    finally!!!!

    • Lloyd

      Jul 25, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      It’s the magic elastomer jello that is encased in the hollow cavity >>> it’s MAGIC I tell you !

  7. Dat

    Jul 25, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Too cheap and pedestrian for me. Only Japanese Tour World Elite Extreme clubs will do. $10,000 or more per club.

    • Topic_Monitor

      Jul 26, 2017 at 7:40 am

      Comments should be made by people 18 years of age and older. Thank You

  8. Lloyd

    Jul 25, 2017 at 6:08 pm

    Take out the screws and replace it with steel and you have a $100 club. PXG are screwy status clubs for people with more money than brains. PXG must be paying the pros mucho $$$$$$ and that’s why the prices are so inflated.

    • Johnny Trap

      Jul 26, 2017 at 10:11 am

      So where did they get all that money if they dont have any brains???

      Its all relative – to some people $1200 Mizuno’s are a status symbol. I know several people who have PXG and all of them bought for performance – the SL63 is for status

  9. Rex

    Jul 25, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Little offset. Isn’t this going to make it hard for the say 5 to 7 handicap and above to hit?

  10. Chris B

    Jul 25, 2017 at 3:18 pm

    I suppose if you poach the ping designers your going to get clubs that look like….

    There are so many cheaper clubs that look so much better. Are they really much better or is it just an expensive badge?

    Not for me.

    • Roy

      Jul 25, 2017 at 4:06 pm

      Ive played AP2, Apex CF16, S56, MP 59 and others I know I am forgetting – none of them felt as good or has as consistent dispersion on distance. Not as long as the Callaways, but far better feel

  11. Noob

    Jul 25, 2017 at 11:14 am

    Man, another Ping copy? For real? Nobody wants these clubs

    • Nobody

      Jul 25, 2017 at 1:20 pm

      As a matter of fact, I really do want these clubs.

  12. Jerry

    Jul 25, 2017 at 10:11 am

    For better and faster speed players – great alternative if you don’t want the 0311XF – which I like quite a bit.

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Honma launches new XP-1 Series driver, fairway woods, and hybrids for 2020

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new 2020 Honma Driver

For 2020, Honma Golf is launching the all-new XP-1 line of clubs comprised of an entire family holistically designed to help players maximize forgiveness and get the most out of their games with one set. The new Honma XP-1 drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids, all the way to irons, is a new direction for the premium Japanese company that brings together ultimate craftsmanship with performance.

The highlight of the XP-1 line from Honma is the fact that they were designed from top to bottom to work as a comprehensive set of tool to achieve maximum performance. The technology in the metal woods flows from the driver to the hybrids with a seamless transition that creates consistency for feel and looks for the player.

Honma XP-1 driver

new 2020 Honma Driver

New 2020 Honma Golf Driver

Honma is known for its dedication to quality and craftsmanship, and every part of the XP-1 line was developed with the golfer in mind to both look appealing and perform to the highest standards. The XP-1 driver packs a lot of technology into a very classic looking club, and we’re here to take you under the hood—or in this case, the carbon fiber crown—to show you how it can help you hit better shots.

2020 Honma XP1 Driver toe

Honma XP-1 Driver Toe

It starts with a tour-inspired look from address, designed to inspire confidence for any level of golfer. Underneath ther gloss black crown, there is a lot of technology to generate faster ball speeds around the entire face and help get you dialed into the right setting. Speaking to the crown, it’s made from ET-40 fiber, making it one the lightest in golf. This weight savings helps engineers relocate an additional 15g of mass around the head towards the heel for increased MOI and greater ability to help players close the club face more easily.

Flip the driver upside down, and we have a lot more going on with the sole than initially meets the eye. Honma is introducing a new double slot in the sole for increased ball speed across a much larger area of the face. What starts off smaller in the middle increases in width and depth as it reaches towards the heel and the toe of the club. These slots, along with improved MOI, keep ball speeds up and misses closer to the intended target. The last part of the equation: How these wider parts of the face, flex around the more narrow middle to also increase gear effect—think of it like one more way to help the bigger misses stay in play.

New 2020 Honma Driver XP1

2020 Honma XP-1 Driver sole and shaft adjustment connection

The last piece key piece of technology in the XP-1 driver head is exclusive to Honma—the adjustable hosel that changes face angle, lie, and loft, but never changes the orientation of the shaft. This gives the player or fitter the ability to truly dial in hosel settings without having to worry about the constantly changing of the grip orientation. This, according to Honma, also keeps the shaft spine in the ideal location for consistent performance.

Honma 2020 xp1 driver shaft

Honmq Vizard 43g shaft

Honma is the only manufacturer that produces its own shafts from start to finish in house, and the XP-1 is getting its own custom-designed and built shafts to complement the technology built into the heads. The Vizard stock shafts are engineered to produce a smooth feel that promotes faster clubhead speeds, yet also remain extremely stable. For the XP-1 driver, the matching Vizard shafts will come in weights of 43g, 53g, and 63g, and flexes from senior to stiff.

Honma XP-1 fairway woods

The XP-1 woods bring the same level of craftsmanship and technology as the drivers to a club designed for use both off the tee and off the fairway.

New for 2020 Honma XP-1 Fairway wood

New for 2020 Honma XP-1 Fairway wood

The Honma XP-1 3-wood uses the same weight-saving ET-40 crown to position a large amount of the club’s total mass low and on the sole for greatest possible launch and spin consistency. The 3-wood is the second-lightest club in most players bags by total weight and head mass, and unless you are carrying a second driver, it’s also the second-largest by volume. By using the carbon crown designers get everything they can from the other technologies including the double slot sole and thin fast face without having to sacrifice the overall design of not just the head but the entire club.

New Honma XP-1 3 wood crown fairway

Honma XP-1 3 wood crown

The XP-1 fairways also include a 5  7-woods, but with the smaller volume of the heads and the reduced crown size, using a carbon crown would actually increase the mass higher in the head, so they instead utilize an extremely thin high strength steel crown.

New Honma 53g Vizard Fairway Shaft XP1

Honma 53g Vizard Fairway Shaft

All of the fairway woods come with the same made-in-Sakata, Japan 43g, 53g, and 63g Vizard shaft options as the driver to help every player get the most of each club in the set. If might seem like a minor detail, but being able to design an entire club in house from head to grip is a big advantage for Honma versus other OEMs. This holistic approach to designing an entire club/set is a big benefit to the consumer looking to get the most out of each club in their bag and not feel like something may be working against them.

Honma XP-1 hybrid

With the Honma XP-1 hybrid, forgiveness and flow from the fairway woods is the number one consideration for these club. The flow includes a wood-like shape that keeps the club shallow and the center of gravity as low as possible for higher launch and approach shots that fly higher and land softer. Considering the target player for the XP-1 line, the wood-like shape is also very confidence-inspiring.

New 2020 Honma XP1 hybrid

Honma XP-1 Hybrid

Honma continues the design philosophy of keeping the XP-1 both forgiving and fast by utilizing the double slot sole all the way into these hybrids that go from a 19-degree 3-iron replacement to a 25-degree 5-iron replacement.

Honma XP-1 specs & availability

The Honma XP-1 driver, fairway wood, and hybrids will be available starting in October.

New 2020 Honma XP1 Driver fairway hybrid specs

Honma XP-1 line club specs

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2020 Honma XP-1 Irons, featuring “fast” hybrid construction, launch

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Honma XP-1 Irons

Honma has unveiled its game improvement 2020 Honma XP-1 irons which feature a hybrid construction with low CGs and fast faces in the new 2020 Honma irons.

The XP-1 long irons (4-7 iron) are hollow and contain a tungsten sole weight in a bid to offer both higher launch and added stability on mis-hits. The short irons (8-SW) feature a cavity back construction and are designed for maximum forgiveness as well as providing straighter distance.

2020 Honma XP-1 Irons

The long irons also contain a wide sole which seeks to add forgiveness and also offer game improvement golfers greater turf interaction.

Honma XP-1 Irons

The XP-1’s, which are crafted in Sakata, Japan, feature a large profile with a traditional shape, with a thin face designed to maximize ball speed for greater distance.

Honma XP-1 Irons

Speaking on the release of the company’s entire XP-1 range release, Honma’s Vice President of Global Product, Chris McGinley stated

“We are thrilled to bring the many decades of club-making knowledge and shaping talent of Honma’s master craftsmen to game-improvement golfers with XP1. This product line is incredibly beautiful and exceptionally playable and will help golfers with a wide range of skill levels enjoy the game even more.”

Honma XP-1 Irons

The new additions from Honma come equipped with the brand’s VIZARD shafts. The shafts contain an ascending weight flow design and a graphite fiber in the tip, which, according to the company, helps to provide faster swing speeds.

Honma XP-1 Irons

2020 Honma XP-1 iron specs

Honma XP-1 IronsThe XP-1 irons, which arrive in both men’s and women’s models, are available in-store and online from the beginning of October and cost $199.99 and $174.99 per club for graphite and steel shafts, respectively.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Scotty Cameron Teryllium TFB-1.5 (stainless) putter”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day showcases Scotty Cameron’s Teryllium TFB-1.5 (stainless) putter. Our members have been mightily impressed by the flat-stick, with the finish proving to be a massive hit with WRXers.

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

  • ASN21: “Beautiful putter!”
  • WillyL: “That would go well with my black one!!”
  • deep18: “Yes please. Daddy like.”
  • noodle3872: “I typically gravitate to black finishes on putters, but the stainless looks amazing! The insert looks slick with a bit of shine to it as well.”

Entire Thread: “Scotty Cameron Teryllium TFB-1.5 (stainless) putter”

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