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New PXG 0811X and 0811XF “Gen2” drivers hit the USGA conforming clubs list



Based on two new entries on the USGA Conforming Clubs list, PXG may have new “0811X Gen2” and “0811XF Gen2” drivers coming to market in the future; “Gen2” is nomenclature that PXG has used on its recent PXG Gen2 irons.

PXG’s first generation 0811 drivers released 3 years ago, and have since been replaced with PXG 0811X, 0811LX and 0811XF drivers. Now, as of October 1, it seems 0811X Gen2 and 0811XF Gen2 drivers are on their way. PXG isn’t currently reporting information on the new Gen2 irons, so we’re left to speculate on designs based on the photos.

Check out the differences between the older models and the newer models below; we’ll use the USGA photos of both to ensure an apples-to-apples comparison. Take notice of the different positioning of the screw ports, which house either tungsten or lighter weight titanium screws that allow for CG (center of gravity) adjustments that effect trajectory and ball flight.

PXG 0811X (previous generation) vs. New 0811X Gen2

PXG 0811XF (previous generation) vs. New 0811XF Gen2

What do you think about the new PXG Gen2 drivers?

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  1. Ryan Michael

    Oct 2, 2018 at 8:40 am

    This is glorified hot garbage at best. Get a Taylormade tour Issue head and be done with all the other gimmicks.

    • JP

      Oct 2, 2018 at 9:51 am

      Tour Issue also being glorified garbage. What would a tour issued head do for someone that the same off the shelf driver wouldn’t?

      Matter of fact, if that tour issued head has already been hit melted, it might be even worse for a player.

  2. Penile Xtention Girl

    Oct 2, 2018 at 12:02 am

    Smells like fish

  3. Kelly

    Oct 1, 2018 at 7:37 pm

    I always love the look of the PXG drivers but after hitting them they just do not perform.

  4. Ardbeggar

    Oct 1, 2018 at 7:23 pm

    I hit an 811 vs. my Ping G400. Did not see any reason to change, least of all because of the distance.

  5. JB

    Oct 1, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    Looking forward to giving these a try!!

  6. JP

    Oct 1, 2018 at 4:43 pm

    Snake Oil at its best… Boom Baby!

  7. dat

    Oct 1, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    Now with more screws! Only $450 head only!

  8. Travis

    Oct 1, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    The brand placement is a bit over the top and obvious. Basically it’s offset just so the PXG logo is level with the ground while Billy Ho et al are holding their finish. That logo is HUGE and screams LOOK AT ME!

    • James

      Oct 3, 2018 at 6:55 pm

      Did you say the same with the Ping G25 and G30 driver heads?

  9. Bfdgagw

    Oct 1, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    *Checks lottery ticket….Sigh
    Maybe next time.

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Louis Oosthuizen’s Winning WITB: 2018 South African Open



Driver: Ping G400 LST (10 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS T1100 6.5

3-wood: TaylorMade M4 (15 degrees)

Irons: Ping Blueprint Prototype Forged (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping PLD Voss Prototype (35 inches, 20-degree lie, 2.5 degrees loft)

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R

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Brian Harman, Patton Kizzire Winning WITBs: 2018 QBE Shootout



Brian Harman

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Accra Concept Series X-flex

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 661 S-flex

5-wood: Titliest 917F2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Evolution II 757 S-flex

Hybrid: Titleist 818 H1 (21 degrees)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold

Irons: Titleist 718 CB (5-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Wedges: Titleist SM7 (46, 50, 53, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: TaylorMade Spider OS CB

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 (2017)

Patton Kizzire

Driver: Titleist TS3 (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder TR 757 X-flex

3-wood: Titleist 917F2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Aldila Tour Blue 95 X-flex

Hybrid: Titleist 913H (19 degrees)
Shaft: UST Mamiya Axiv Core X-flex

Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB (4), Titleist 718 CB (5-6), Titleist 718 MB (7-9)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist SM7 (48, 52, 56, 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Onyx X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Golo Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2017)

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Bettinardi signs Eddie Pepperell



Eddie Pepperell is a singular quantity in to world of golf, so it’s not surprising that the Englishman has taken a unique route to becoming a Bettinardi staffer.

20 months ago, the two-time European Tour winner walked into Core Golf in Thame, Oxfordshire, and bought four putters, including a Bettinardi Studio Stock No. 8.

Pepperell, who jumped from No. 513 to No. 38 in the OWGR since putting the Bettinardi in play in April 2017, won’t have to pay for his putters any more. He joins the likes Francesco Molinari, Haotong Li, and Matt Kuchar as a Bettinardi staffer, the company announced the today.

“I’ve tried a number of putters and time and again, it’s the one model I keep coming back to.” said Eddie. “Positively I won’t have to buy a Bettinardi putter again, but having bought four putters from Core Golf I’m just hoping I haven’t put them of business as a result!” he added.

It was after Pepperell’s British Masters triumph in October that negotiations to bring him on board began in earnest.

“Once Eddie stayed ahead of a strong field at the British Masters to win his second Tour title of the year with a Bettinardi putter, we decided to reopen negotiations and we’re delighted with the outcome. It means that we now have another top 50 player in the world playing Bettinardi putters…” said Executive Vice President, Sam Bettinardi.

Here are the specs for his Studio Stock No. 8, courtesy of Bettinardi, which also provided the photos below of Pepperell’s putter (pre rust).

Material: Mild Carbon Steel
Finish: Mercury Gray PVD Finish
Face Milling: F.I.T. Face
Weight: 358 grams
Length: 33.25”
Lie: 71 degrees
Loft: 3 degrees

A more recent (and rusted shot) below of Pepperell’s putter at The Open.


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