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Bob Parsons, Paige Spiranac’s new video blog: “Why are PXG clubs so expensive?”



Golf’s favorite disruptive, ultra–premium golf brand is serving up a heaping portion of PXG brand red meat to its core consumers and detractors alike with the inaugural edition of “The PXG Files.”

In the new video series, PXG’s outspoken founder, Bob Parsons, clad in camo PXG headwear, sits next to Paige Spiranac, described as “social media sensation and PXG Ambassador,” to ostensibly answer “the many online questions and comments PXG receives about club technology, performance and price, along with some personal questions.”

As episode one is titled, “Why are PXG Clubs so Expensive?” the company is keen to address the question/comment they get more than any other.

Anyway, to see how Parsons, who speaks with nothing short of the enthusiasm of Randy Savage cutting a promo, answers that question and others, as well as what Spiranac has to say, check out the video below. And cheers on the production values!

Let us know what you think of the tandem of Bob & Paige, GolfWRX members.

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  1. Christian Washington

    Dec 18, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    It’s great that someone is taking a “no restrictions” approach to developing golf equipment. That makes breakthroughs possible. PXG is good for the golf industry. I think they’re pushing the other club companies to innovate and move the needle on performance – across all price points.

    Am I biased? Yes. I own the irons, wedges, and hybrids. In 30+ years playing and buying equipment, I’ve never been happier with the performance and quality of my clubs. Keep up the good work PXG and Bob.

  2. MarkH

    Dec 15, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Marketing Rule #1: S e x Sells …!!!!

  3. Jon doe

    Dec 14, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Can anyone find the original tweet?

  4. vince guest

    Dec 14, 2017 at 4:10 am

    I like Bob, Paige and the clubs.

  5. Jimmy

    Dec 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    Can we get rid of Paige? She has no status on any tour and will never get more than a sponsors exemption. There are other pretty girls who actually have tour cards. As for PXG the clubs they are good but not any better than your pings, TMs, etc.


    Dec 13, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    People buy PXG because they have nothing else to buy with their money! Are they that much better? NO! Will you score lower? NO! Will you look “cool”? NO! Will anyone care? NO! I’ll put my Callaway Apex CF-16’s up against PXG any day!

    • Michael

      Dec 13, 2017 at 7:18 pm

      I’m not sure anyone cares about you and you Callaway Apex CF-16s.

  7. MT

    Dec 13, 2017 at 3:37 pm

    PXG made a huge impact already to the whole golf industry. They made other major companies to work on better and at the same more expensive clubs including Callaway and TM. They did a great thing by pushing the industry further. That is a fact, you like them or not.

    • stevek

      Dec 14, 2017 at 11:27 am

      It the expensive tungsten screws in the heads of the driver, irons and putter that make the clubs so costly to build.

  8. Ben Jones

    Dec 13, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Nothing more stupid than an older guy wearing an ear lobe ring and trying to be hip with a young blonde. With that Caddyshack intro, I was just thinking of the judge and Parsons is just as goofy.

  9. EJB

    Dec 13, 2017 at 1:23 pm

    What a creep, cringe

  10. Tom54

    Dec 13, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I guess Mr Parsons figured he’d splash out a pretty girl to compliment his butt ugly clubs. News flash….. your clubs are still ugly and your girl is not all that.

  11. The Dude

    Dec 13, 2017 at 1:11 pm

    So much cringe.

  12. Andrew

    Dec 13, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    You like your roads, highways, and bridges? That’s what I do. I create value for others for a living, Paige. Getting by on TNA and the victim card will make such a wonderful life story for you. SO proud of you.

    • Tom

      Dec 13, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      A little full of ourselves there, Andrew? Jealous, perhaps? Or just the south end of a horse facing north. Your parents must be so proud of what you’ve become. Get a life.

      • Andrew

        Dec 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm

        Civil Engineer? My parents hate that I didn’t become a trust fund baby, politician, bureaucrat, lawyer, or underwear model. Yep, life sucks.

        • Tom

          Dec 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm

          No, it’s that you feel the need to disparage someone for just doing their job. Chief? You really are full of yourself. Get a life.

          • Andrew

            Dec 13, 2017 at 8:32 pm

            Yea, you said that already. Call loud-and-shallow Bob and his TNA puppet to be in the next PXG commercial. You’ll fit right in.

    • SteveS

      Dec 13, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      How in the world is she playing the victim card? Getting by on TNA? Do you think that is something new? Would you rather she was taking welfare?

      • Andrew

        Dec 13, 2017 at 8:56 pm

        You’re new to her little act apparently. She won’t stop crying victim of “cyberbullying” and it’s really boring and fake. That’s what happens when one derives self-worth from the number of social media “friends” they have. I don’t care what she does but I hope she’ll see a psychiatrist for the narcissitic personality disorder. It might help her make it as a professional golfer. She has golf talent. She just eff’s off too much.

  13. Andrew Pavlov

    Dec 13, 2017 at 11:48 am

    I get the purpose I guess. It’s as much about marketing Bob as it is the clubs. He knows he is taking some direct hits as to being likable or someone you can trust. That said, to me the big fail here is Paige… she comes off as artificial as plastic flowers and as dry as week old toast. Then closing with the “I get to play golf for a living. Do you buddy?” … in your face type comment was just plain stupid from the perspective of trying to increase marketability and being likable.

    • Skip

      Dec 13, 2017 at 12:58 pm

      Agreed. “play golf for a living”? When was the last time she cashed a check for her performance on a golf course? LOL.

      • SteveS

        Dec 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

        When she signed a contract with PXG or received money for her golf related videos on YT or other platform.

      • MT

        Dec 13, 2017 at 3:32 pm

        Some great players make more money outside of playing golf on tour including Tiger at his prime.

  14. rebfan73

    Dec 13, 2017 at 9:03 am

    I half expected Bob to say : “Snap into a SlimJim!”…..

  15. mM

    Dec 13, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Just a dirty old rich dude like Hefner trying ta get into a blonde’s pants

  16. Barry Martin

    Dec 13, 2017 at 12:02 am

    Wow that was painful to watch.

    I’ve heard the mantra that they set out to be the best,no compromises, etc…but damn those are the ugliest clubs I have ever seen. They look like they belong in a Walmart boxed set.

  17. Ray

    Dec 12, 2017 at 11:31 pm

    What a complete clown show. A total insult from PXG to anybody here that has a functioning frontal lobe.

  18. Jeff Beasley

    Dec 12, 2017 at 6:48 pm

    I can’t think of a poorer person to represent an golf manufacturer. It would be sooo much better if their products did the talking… unfortunately it cannot!

  19. WES

    Dec 12, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Creepy, period!

  20. RGammaBlade

    Dec 12, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Video blog? More like info commercial. Couldn’t get 1 minute into it…too painful.

  21. carl spackler

    Dec 12, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    what is on bobs ear lobe?

  22. Matt

    Dec 12, 2017 at 1:12 pm

    What a terrible commercial and that last condescending comment from Paige…wow. I’ll NEVER buy a PXG club now.

  23. Mike Honcho

    Dec 12, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Bob Parsons related to Ed Orgeron?

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Phil Mickelson’s pursuit of average driving, Phil being Phil, and plenty more Mickelsonia from the wires today



Phil Mickelson. We tend to forget the left-hander remains a divisive, swashbuckling figure as he settles into the home stretch of his PGA Tour career. We pretend that his outrageous risk-taking-masquerading-as-cool-calculation approach to the game is somehow something other than an affront to the plodding, conservative way the game was “meant to be played.” Phil Mickelson: Even those who can’t stand him have to be deeply intrigued by Mickelson the Man and Mickelson the Golfer. How can you not be fascinated? How can you not be frustrated?

The 47-year-old begins his season at the CareerBuilder Challenge this week seeking his first victory since the 2013 British Open. Thus, it’s not surprising to see a rash of Mickelson-related pieces populating the golf newswire today.

Here are a few morsels. Per Cameron Morfit of, Mickelson is pursuing “average” driving this year. The left-hander has historically struggled with the big stick and placed outside the top 100 in strokes gained: off-the-tee last season,

Here’s what Mickelson said about his pursuit of mediocrity off the tee.

“What’s funny is when you’re good at something, chipping, putting, wedges, distance control, all that stuff, it’s easy. It takes me a day or two of practice to get back to kind of an elite level. But to become just an average driver when you’re not good at it, it takes a lot of work. And that’s what I’ve been spending the last few years on, really trying to figure it out. Get the swing plane right, get shallower into the ball, get the weighting of the driver right. The whole mental approach to the driver. Just to get everything dialed in just to be average.”

“I just don’t want to give away shots off the tee. I don’t need to gain shots off the tee; I’ll gain them elsewhere. I feel like the short putting has been addressed. I feel like, and believe, that I’ve had a bit of a breakthrough with the driver. And if that happens, I think 2018 could be a remarkable year, a year where I can win multiple times.”

Golfweek’s Brentley Romine has some interesting remarks from Jon Rahm. Rahm, of course, was coached by Phil’s brother Tim at Arizona State–a job Mickelson left to manage Rahm. Tim Mickelson then ditched that gig to loop for his brother after Bones Mackay dropped his bag to pick up a microphone. In other words, Rahm has seen the pair up close plenty of times, and had this to say about the difference between his approach to the game and that of the variable-obsessed Mickelson

“It’s really fun to hear how they (Phil and Tim) talk to each other, because Tim being my coach at ASU, I don’t need much – “Okay, it’s like 120 (yards), this shot, right?’” Rahm said. “And you have Phil, it’s like, ‘Oh, this shot, the moisture, this going on, this is like 1 mph wind sideways, it’s going to affect it 1 yard. This green is soft, this trajectory. They’re thinking (that) and I’m like, ‘I’m lost.

“It’s funny, he gets to the green and then it’s the same thing. He’s very detail-oriented. He gets there and I’m like, ‘Oh, it’s a foot right.’ And he goes, okay, he reads the green, like, ‘Oh, it’s 1.8 degrees of slope here and this and that. And I’m there listening and I’m like, ‘Man, I hope we’re never paired together for anything because I can’t think like this.’ I would not be able to play golf like that. For me to listen to all that is really fun. And then you hear me and Adam talk, ‘180, a little breeze into, okay, hard six.’ … And it’s just opposite extremes completely.”

Different strokes before making strokes.

Then, there is this piece from Shane Ryan exploring the nature of Phil Mickelson, if you will, and suggesting he could impress this year. Of course, this is a wholly inadequate description of a piece for Golfworld you absolutely must read.


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What’s your favorite photo from the history of pro golf?



Golf history, as we know, is rich. Dramatic storylines, pithy anecdotes, iconic equipment, and storybook shots are all woven into the vibrant tapestry of the game at the professional level.

It’s no surprise, then, that from the rough black-and-white of Old Tom Morris, open-stanced, gazing past the camera to his target, to the present DSLR shots, the history of the professional game is peppered with great photographs.

WRX member Christosterone started a thread with the question, “What’s your favorite tour picture and why?”

He offered this shot of “three reverse-c idols and a Texan.”

Of course, it only took one response, for someone to offer up this classic shot of Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan. One assumes that the fact that they didn’t care for one another only enhanced their badass postures.


Also, dicko999 (who better to post the following?), offered a cropped version of the legendary Presidents Cup streaker shot. Beyond the absurdity of the scene, the facial expressions make this shot great.

Just a fantastic thread that you’ll want to check out–and hopefully add a photo of your own to.

Check out the thread.


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Do you go high-five or fist-bump on the golf course? #YoGolfWRX



Equipment expert Brian Knudson and Editor Andrew Tursky cover a wide variety of topics including Tiger’s best swing, high five vs. knuckles and logo up or logo down?

Watch below (or click here if the embed doesn’t work for you).

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