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SPOTTED: PXG 0311T “Gen2” prototype irons

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After spotting Charles Howell III testing a PXG XXF prototype driver on Monday at the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge, we spotted CHIII and Zach Johnson testing PXG 0311T “Gen2” irons on Tuesday. We are told they are prototypes.

The original 0311T irons, which were released in 2015, were the Tour versions of the initial 0311 irons from PXG. The 0311T irons, while injected with the same thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) material that made PXG’s 0311 irons special, had smaller profiles, thinner toplines and soles, and less offset. They catered more to the Tour player than the original 0311 iron release, but still had the familiar PXG look with screws around the perimeter.

The PXG 0311T “Gen2” irons we spotted on Tuesday at the CareerBuilder have a slightly different look than the original 0311T irons. See if you can spot the differences below.

PXG 0311T “Gen2” 4-iron vs an original 0311T 4-iron

There’s a more accordion-like look on the back cavity of the 0311T Gen2 iron (left), and it seems the overall center of gravity (CG) may be lower in the club head on the Gen2 irons, as well. At least, it appears the club has a lower overall profile. It also appears the 7-screws near the sole wrap less around the toe portion in the Gen2 iron on the left, and there’s one less screw on the high toe portion of the Gen2 irons; possibly another notch in the lower-CG column.

What do you think of the PXG0311T “Gen2” irons that we spotted on Tuesday? See what GolfWRX members are saying about them in our forums.

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  1. Robert

    Mar 24, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    They changed the body material to a harder cast steel similar to Vokey wedges. Also similar to the P790. The prior generation PXG was a 1025 Forged body. I’ve hit the P790 vs the 0311t. The PXG prior gen is softer feeling. The odd part is the P790 gives you the oh I caught it soft feel on perfect shots, but misses are harsh compared to the PXG. The PXG is always soft. I prefer the PXG prior gen to the P790. You’d think it’d be cheaper in price due to the casting of the body, but I think they are $50 more a club. The new PXG looks better than the P790 less offset etc, but I think overpriced for what it is. Glad I got the 1st gen 1025 carbon.

  2. Brian

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    Excited to see the next generation PXG irons. Love their stuff!

  3. Scotr

    Feb 3, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    Nothing but negatives here from people who are angry simply because they can’t afford them. Yawn

  4. stan

    Jan 19, 2018 at 12:13 am

    Here is what they say on the PXG website!:
    “PXG Irons
    PXG irons look saxxy, launch high, go far, feel soft, are unbelievably forgiving, and have a sweet spot the size of Texas. They are made with the finest alloys and are manufactured using a sophisticated process that only we would use.”

    ——————
    Well that sells clubs to desperate unfulfilled gearheads and rich old hackers.
    BTW… in Freudian psychoanalytic symbolism the elastomer-filled heads are equivalent to seamon-filled heads… believe it … and as for ‘skrews’…. 😮

  5. Reality Kid

    Jan 18, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    Another piece of junk brought to you by a douchebag who knows nothing about golf. When people show up at our course with these clubs and shoot a 98, we call them Douchebag Golfers.

    • stan

      Jan 19, 2018 at 12:15 am

      All the OEMs are coming out with hollow seamon-elastomer filled iron heads at astronomic prices with a huge markup over cost so they can pay tour pros to p!mp the brands…. so obvious.

  6. stan

    Jan 18, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    So you got ‘skrews’ to dial in a fade or draw and compensate for your swing faults…. and… you got a hollow club filled with jello to muffle the feel of your off-center hits…. and fake-forged for status of your WITB weapons.
    What’s next … a ball-seeking computer chip built into the clubhead?!! 😮

  7. FAKE FORGED!!!

    Jan 17, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    WRX staff once again covering up for these hollow clubs filled with jello.
    The only part that is ‘forged’ is the club face and even then it’s a simple and cheap roll forged plate. The rest of the clubhead is cast steel and casting the word ‘forged’ on the cast hosel is false advertising.
    But that doesn’t matter because once the gearheads fall in love with PXG they can zinc die cast the club and the gearheads will still slobber over it.

    • DAVE

      Jan 17, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      You should have used ALL CAPS the whole time…

      “PXG SUCKS!!! AHHHH!!! THEY SHOULD WRITE “CAST” ON THE HOSEL AND ‘FORGED” ONLY ON THE FACE!! I’M SO MAD!!! MOM…THE MEATLOAF!!!”

      • Robert Parsons

        Jan 18, 2018 at 12:16 pm

        That’s backwards according to their website.

        The body is forged.

        The face is FORMED and welded to the body.

        So either way, I don’t consider it a forged iron. It’s two pieces. The welding process negates the feeling a forged iron would give.

        Cut a Miura forged iron in half and weld it together. Would you still consider it a forged iron?

        • stan

          Jan 18, 2018 at 6:21 pm

          This what they say on their website:
          “Exceptional Feel at Impact
          The body is forged from S25C soft carbon steel. Forged materials, having a tight grain structure, resonate differently than cast materials which adds to an outstanding impact experience.”

          What you are saying is that the weld bead interferes with the tight grain structure of the body and this affects the ‘feel’ of the impact.
          What I say is a hollow body club filled with jello elastomer also negates the ‘feel’ of the club because it dulls the impact feel and negates the feel of where you hit the ball on the face. It deceives you!
          The ‘feel’ of impact on the face resonates through the hosel to the shaft, and the metal back of the body is irrelevant to impact ‘feel’ because it’s mostly separated from the face.

    • It's Forged Homie

      Jan 17, 2018 at 3:20 pm

      Have you actually gone to their site and read about their irons? They show right on their site the blank forgings they use, then the incremental steps to end at their product.

      • Stupidity

        Jan 17, 2018 at 6:58 pm

        He won’t go to the site. It’s way too much fun to angry type nonsense about a product he pre-judged based on price and target market. I play PXG over my old Miura set because the Trackman numbers were better. Pretty simple.

        • Robert Parsons

          Jan 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm

          I read it on their site.

          Says the body is forged.

          The face is “FORMED” from HT1770 high-strength steel and plasma welded to the body.

          So the face is NOT FORGED. Hmmm…

          https://www.pxg.com/en-us/clubs/irons

          Read it for yourself. Bottom of the page, scroll to the left. Body, goo, face.

          Nobody hides the facts like we do. Period.

        • stan

          Jan 19, 2018 at 12:17 am

          Your forum moniker says it all… you need super-forgiveness clubs for your off-center hits… and you need a psychological boost playing seamon-elastomer filled irons …. so obvious

  8. Jerry

    Jan 17, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I think that are too rich for my blood now. lol. More power to those who get them. Looks more elegant with the weight pad and not cut off at the heel.

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS “Hulk” Smoke Green 75 6.5 TX

3-wood: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (15 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZURDUS Hulk Smoke Green 85 6.5 TX

Irons: Callaway Epic Forged (3), Callaway Apex MB 18 Raw (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS TG Hybrid Proto 95 X (3), KBS $-Taper Black 125 S+ (4-PW)

Wedges: Callaway MD5 Jaws Raw (50S, 54S, 60C)
Shafts: KBS $-Taper 125S+

Putter: Odyssey SL Black Armlock 7

Grips: Iomic Sticky 2.3 Black

 

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#3 Aaron Baddeley (.520% AVG, 19.257 SG) 

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (52-12SS), Ping Glide (56-10), Titleist Vokey 260 (60-12, @59)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

#2 Rob Oppenheim (.536% AVG, 24.106 SG)

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After all the excitement caused by the Titleist TSi2 and TSi3 driver and fairway woods, it didn’t take long for another Titleist TSi series driver to pop up on the USGA and R&A conforming club lists, and this time it’s the TSi4.

left-handed driver head from USGA list

Based on the entirety of the information provided in the submission, including the fact that it has been submitted both right and left-handed, leaves us to believe that along with the TSi2, and TSi3, which are currently going through the seeding process on the PGA and Korn Ferry Tours, the TSi4 will also be coming to retail in the near future.

If you remember last year in the spring of 2019, Titleist added the line extension of the TS1 and TS4 drivers to cater to further reaches of the fitting bell curve, for players that needed more launch and spin, and for those that needed further reduction respectively.

The line for the TS4 was simple—the smallest and lowest spinning member of the TS family of drivers. It reduced spin by an average of 300-400 RPM compared to the TS2 and TS3 drivers. All of this while also in a player preferred 430cc package. 

To achieve those kinds of dynamics, MOI of the driver’s head has to be sacrificed in favor of creating a low and forward center of gravity to create lower spin. The curious thing with the TSi4 is if Titleist engineers have been able to boost the head size to a full 460 and keep a similar profile or if they have reverted to a sub 460cc design to replicate the TS4’s mass properties and CG location in a new package with new technology to increase ball speed around the head and increase spin robustness.

Time will tell if and when this becomes available at retail, but based on this information, it’s most likely sooner rather than later.

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