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PXG launches more affordable, cast 0211 irons

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PXG, a company known for pushing the boundaries of forged iron performance (and price) is pushing boundaries again. This time, however, it’s in a new direction. Thanks to some changes in the manufacturing processes, new PXG 0211 irons feature just as much of the high-performance technology embodied in the flagship 0311 irons, but at a more approachable price point.

PXG 0211 irons

Just like with the 0311 irons, the 0211s feature a large hollow body cavity filled with the company’s COR2 material. The difference being that this body is investment cast instead of being forged and milled like other models. And as you can probably conclude, every step the company can eliminate from the manufacturing process can help bring the cost down for the consumer. Attached to this cast body is a thin, high-strength 1770M steel face, (which at 0.058″ is the thinnest face in golf) designed to help increase balls speeds across the greatest area possible.

Fore those curious about investment casting, it is the process where metal is heated until molten and then poured into a mold. This mold is much closer to the final shape of the end product and that helps cut down on the number of processing steps. It’s used for everything from car and airplane parts to golf clubs.

According to PXG, the new irons deliver both unrivaled feel and performance compared to any other cast club, thanks to the COR2 material. Rather than use high-density weights around the head, you will notice that there are no screws like in the other PXG irons. There are strategic reasons for this: those housing for the weights take up a LOT of mass to keep them structurally sound. This means additional manufacturing. YES they help move more mass but you have to consider that for some players those few extra percentage points of MOI come at a price. By utilizing the precise investment casting technique, PXG engineers are able to achieve almost identical MOI numbers with maximum performance in a more cost-effective way.

What’s also different about the 0211 is there are official “stock shafts,” which include True Temper’s Elevate and Mitsubishi’s new MMT steel/graphite shafts. BUT just like any PXG club, there will also be a huge number of premium and exotic shafts available through an upgraded pricing structure.

The 0211s are a stand-alone product in the PXG line and at the moment there is no plan to offer variations on the design for different players like a P or XF model. To help all players looking at 0211s they are designed like a progressive a set, which aims to provide optimal playability, turf interaction, and forgiveness from the longest irons into more compact mid and short clubs without sacrificing forgiveness along the way.

 

The new irons can be purchased through a PXG Fitting Specialist in-person or over-the-phone with the company’s new Fit-Me-Now program. In-person fittings are available at PXG Fitting Studios, via their mobile fitting program and through select premium fitting partners.

PXG 0211 irons go on sale Tuesday, May 21, 2019. $195/club steel. $210/club graphite.

 

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Ryan Barath is a writer & the Digital Content Creation Lead for GolfWRX. He also hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on GolfWRX Radio discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club fitter & master club builder who has more than 16 years experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour professionals. He studied business and marketing at the Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop in Hamilton and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers, including True Temper. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, from course architecture to physics, and share his passion for club building, and wedge grinding.

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  1. Jarn Mustafio

    May 16, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    Waiting for one of their staff players to set the tour on fire before I purchase these beauties! But based on recent years I’ll be waiting for a very longtime!!!!

  2. Dave r

    May 9, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    I think pxg is going in the right direction making a lower cost iron for the consumer. When you compare this new line it’s not far from the top lines Taylor made, ping , mizuno, . Never here any complaints about $700.00 drivers or $600.00 putters. I think that eventually the consumer will dictate the cost of these clubs by not buying off the shelf. You can buy what your looking for on line a year later for 1/2 the price so be patient and wait 1 year and purchase. Berating pxg does nothing for the price of golf equipment all the top lines prices are to high but they still exist and continue to sell their products.

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  3. JP

    May 9, 2019 at 9:35 am

    These are so innovative and filled with new tech. They have to make everyone better at scoring. I’m going to order mine from dhgate.

  4. Raptor Kawhi

    May 8, 2019 at 4:03 am

    Oooooh, poor Scott, you got your drawl’s in a bunch over my opinion? Poor guy. I bet you got fitted asap to land your brand spankin’ new BXG clubs!! Budget XG’s baby!!! You go Mr. Francis. I was always taught to never trust a akcufahtom with 2 first names. A well spoken clown that you are certainly can read that word backwards. Then again, your brain is prolly rattled with you trying to figure out how you’re going to pay for the NEW PXG’S!! Present us with a review after your “BXG Fanboy” experience!! I just farted!!

    • Funkaholic

      May 8, 2019 at 4:00 pm

      Raptor, you write and speak like a small, petulant child. Even if one was inclined to agree with the notion that PXG is more about image than substance, I would never take the side of such a dimwitted moron as yourself. I do not begrudge a man the right to spend his dollars however he sees fit, you are free to enjoy the game and equipment on your own terms.

    • BSDetector

      May 9, 2019 at 2:14 am

      Grow up little boy.

    • Dorsey Gray

      May 23, 2019 at 10:11 am

      Raptor, what an adolescent jerk you are…bet you can’t break 85

  5. Scott Francis

    May 8, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Raptor….youre a moron Mediocre golf equipment? No thats TM. Funny how the other OEMS are raising prices yet no one blasting them. You dont like PXG fine now STFU

  6. fairwayandgreen

    May 7, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    It strikes that each PXG intro comes with ever increasing justification for moving toward the mean. Less expensive drivers because manufacturing costs declining with volume. Now cast irons without customizable perimeter weights (basically, cast irons like the rest of the industry) for 50% premium over top tier competitors? Would it be so difficult to be transparent and say PXG identifies a market and means to supply it?
    Also, designers and engineers from Ping having a deleterious effect on delivering a distinct looking product.
    Lastly, it seems unfair to characterize Golf Galaxy fitting as buying off the rack while PXG offers to fit its customers with a 5-10 minute online questionnaire. GG offers custom fitting that last 30-45 minutes; most irons are sold this way without added cost.

  7. Tony Lynam

    May 7, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    0211 is the military occupation speciality identification for Counter-Intelligence Specialist.

  8. David Aceto

    May 7, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    its about time mr parsons you revolunized the fordged iron market now its time to do the same for the cast iron market way to go i just wish the were priced along the lines of ping titleist and mizuno irons you couldnt build them fast enough

  9. Scott Francis

    May 7, 2019 at 12:55 pm

    Totally agree Dave lot of visceral hate on here for PXG. Frankly they make quality stuff even their apparel and other gear is all high quality. Parsons is a multi billionaire and a self confessed club ho. Frankly Id rather buy products from him than another OEM and CEO who doesnt have any skin in the game. The stuff coming from Callaway and TM is kinda lame IMHO. Flash face and screws?

    • M

      May 7, 2019 at 7:47 pm

      Those screws helped somebody win the Masters.
      When was the last time PXG won anything big

  10. Swirley

    May 7, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    I wouldn’t want to be the guy at the club with the POOR MAN’S PXG’s. Just saying.

    • Funkaholic

      May 8, 2019 at 3:55 pm

      Especially when they cost more than a nice set of forged Mizunos.

  11. Pelling

    May 7, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    How is Taylormade’s lawsuit going?

  12. HKO

    May 7, 2019 at 11:18 am

    1. hatred to PXG on this site is just incredible, on somehow ridiculous level. it’s like, hate first then see what it is.
    2. thos ppl responding with same tune “ping copy” to everywhere… hopeless.

    other than that.

    3. these irons don’t seem as sleek as other PXG offerings. but making sense if they also target ‘lower’ market. (relatively)

    • dat

      May 7, 2019 at 1:33 pm

      or, could it be that these clubs are not a good value, or offer anything of difference for the average or skilled player that another more affordable club doesn’t?
      ?
      that we see through the marketing BS and design elements that mimick other brands?

      • Brandon

        May 7, 2019 at 2:48 pm

        You aren’t offering anything of difference than the average PXG hater. The cycle continues. You could do something more crazy and I don’t know, maybe…. Test them?

        • dat

          May 7, 2019 at 9:54 pm

          I have tested them. No difference between many other OEMS on a trackman. Why pay more? This isn’t a luxury car. It is a governed body of equipment manufacturers who have to stick to limits. If you want to pay more for the same results, by all means, waste your money.

          • Funkaholic

            May 8, 2019 at 4:04 pm

            It isn’t wasted if they enjoy them, it isn’t as though they are paying extra for inferior gear. It may be marginally better or worse than what you bag but, it isn’t your money. Go look at the JDM market if you want to see what “luxury” costs. That is truly an image driven market.

          • BSDetector

            May 9, 2019 at 2:19 am

            May the lack of difference you found is because your swing and game scuks. Ever consider that Einstein?

          • Dorsey Gray

            May 23, 2019 at 11:07 am

            so how do you test a set of clubs that isn’t being released until this Friday the 24th? me thinks you are full of sh*t as Club Champion and other club builders don’t even have them to test yet either.

      • acemkr9

        May 20, 2019 at 4:43 pm

        Are you the club guru who all should listen to? Say I can’t or won’t afford them and good luck to anyone can or will!

  13. 2putttom

    May 7, 2019 at 11:14 am

    wonderful ! we’ll see a lot of these in bags after initial purchase and resale

  14. dave

    May 7, 2019 at 9:57 am

    This company is doomed on this website. However, this is branding brilliance. You get the “thinnest” face available in golf, you still get the goo inside to help with the mis-hits, you still get the free fitting as opposed to just rack shopping at Golf Galaxy. The military discount alone is worth giving them a little respect. Loosen up folks…this will fit a new demo for them and the clubs actually look clean.

    • Robin

      May 8, 2019 at 7:02 pm

      You mean veterans discount to an old marine like Tour Edge does.

  15. Brandon

    May 7, 2019 at 9:44 am

    It’s worth noting this iron is taking over the Gen 1 forged as the discounted iron through their First Responder/Military program. It will sell for $145 a club with the discount.

    • dat

      May 7, 2019 at 1:32 pm

      So, you’re saying that if I enlist in the military, these become affordable? Sign me up for the draft!

  16. Bradley Baker

    May 7, 2019 at 9:43 am

    I din’t think this is a good strategy. Unless the pros are playing them, they will be viewed as a ‘secondary’ offering. Most golfers attracted to this brand do so seeking aspirational benefits in addition to playability. The criteria for purchasing extends beyond functionality.

    • WangoTango

      May 7, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      ^This When businesses go outside of thier A.O.I. bad things usually happen (endless case studies on it). In life and business you cant be everything to everyone… Lucky for them PXG is just a hobby for Mr. Parsons and i get the feeling like this is just a fun retirement project for him. Id guess PXG is just an excuse to use w/Mrs. Parsons to play more golf. Haha gotta salute the man for that!

  17. dat

    May 7, 2019 at 9:17 am

    LOL, those are i500s for more money.

  18. DB

    May 7, 2019 at 8:29 am

    What is with the blurry picture showing the specs? That’s actually the picture they sent you?

  19. Craig Loftus

    May 7, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Ping copies

  20. Ty Lou

    May 7, 2019 at 3:02 am

    bad joke

  21. Raptor Kawhi

    May 7, 2019 at 3:00 am

    Hahahaha!!! That’s pretty hilarious, these jokers have back peddled to create “affordable” gouge irons to accommodate little ‘ol us that neither can nor care to shell out thousands for mediocre golf equipment! Really, affordable? Why would anyone want buy an alleged budget Rolls Royce? Just stay in your lane and continue creating 4th tier unaffordable golf gear!

  22. Scott Francis

    May 7, 2019 at 12:53 am

    Dont know they just didnt keep the Gen1 has their cheaper entry point iron. Well now we know why no more Gen1 irons.

    • Strokes Gained Breakfast Ball

      May 7, 2019 at 6:34 pm

      It’s the Tesla 3 of the PXG Lineup.

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Puma launches new X Collection that Rickie Fowler will debut at this week’s Open Championship

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Puma Golf has launched its new X Collection which is inspired in part by the celebration of Rickie Fowler’s 10-year partnership with the company. Fowler will debut the collection this week at the 148th Open Championship in Royal Portrush.

The collection features traditional fabrics and patterns of the British Isles, incorporating houndstooth detailing and a navy, green and white color palette that pays homage to the region where golf was born.

“Rickie’s style has evolved over the years, starting various fashionable trends in on course wear by blending influences from streetwear and modern fashion. Today, his style reflects both a maturation in his game and personal confidence, and the X Collection was designed to reflect that transition in an elegant way.” – Grant Knudson, Head of Product Creation, Puma.

Puma X Collection

Causeway Jacket – $140

Featuring an antiqued zipper, button closure, hand pockets and a traditional houndstooth pattern, the Causeway Jacket is both water and wind-resistant and comes in a peacoat colorway.

Antrim Pant – $110

The Antrim Pant features a polyester-wool blend fabric and subtle houndstooth pattern, while the waistband contains a hook and bar closure. The pant is designed to wear both on and off the course and is available in a peacoat colorway.

Donegal Polo – $85

Designed with a longer four-button placket and a front chest pocket that features a discoverable houndstooth accent pattern on the inside that matches the interior of the neck. The Donegal is available in bright white, Irish green and peacoat colorways.

Skerries Polo – $85

Containing a deconstructed houndstooth pattern throughout the body of the shirt, the Skerries utilizes a premium, moisture-wicking, technical fabric with a rib-knit collar, and is available in bright white, Irish green and peacoat hues.

Dunluce ¼ Zip Pullover – $120

Featuring a premium pima cotton cashmere blend fabric, the Dunluce contains an antiqued zipper, a contrast green tipping on the collar, ribbed cuffs and comes in peacoat-Irish green or quiet shade-Irish green.

P 110 X Cap – $30

The P 110 X Cap features a raised leather P logo to complement the moisture-wicking sweatband and slight curve brim and is available in both peacoat and white shade bodies each with a brown leather P detailing.

IGNITE PROADAPT X Shoes – $220

Containing all of the benefits included in the brand’s original IGNITE PROADAPT shoes, the X version comes in a peacoat body with Irish green and bright white colors.

All of Puma’s X Collection is available now to purchase at Pumagolf.com as well as select retailers.

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WRX Spotted: Mizuno MP-20 irons, T20 wedge on USGA Conforming list

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Thanks to WRX Member mrmikeac, we have some photos that confirm the new Mizuno line will, in fact, be the MP20, along with a new T-Series wedge: the T20.

We don’t have details from Mizuno yet beyond the pictures from the USGA’s site, but there appear to be four different models of irons including an SEL (something, something, lefty?) set which is good news for you southpaws.

There has been lots of discussion so far in the forums, along with a speculation piece written by or own Ryan Barath (One Post Many Questions – New Mizuno Speculation).

The models are

MP20 (Blade) 

MP20 MMC (Multi-Material Cavity)

MP20 HMB

Speculated to be Hot Metal Blade thanks to the Chromoloy on the hosel, there are two versions on the USGA list, which could also mean a blended set with solid forged irons in the shorter clubs.

MP20 SEL

T20 wedge

We’re going to have to wait until confirmation from Mizuno to get all the details but join in the discussion in the GolfWRX forums.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “New set of irons on a budget of $500-$700?”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from GarhawlR who is on the hunt for a new set of irons and is looking for suggestions on how to get the best bang for his buck with a budget of between $500 and $700. Our members disclose their advice for how to go about filling your bag if you’re on a budget.

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.

  • rgk5: “Pre-owned Srixon 585 or Wilson Staff W6 will fit the budget. Maltby irons are okay but will have virtually no resale value down the road.”
  • PushDrawFlush: “$500-700 is plenty to find new-to-me forged irons. I’d keep an eye out for some Srixon z745/765 if you want something similar to your MP25s but a little chunkier/more forgiving.”
  • T.B: “Sub 70 and hogans. Maltby makes great clubs. You have a lot of options at that price range. Take your time, and you’ll find something you really want.”
  • revenant: “You should be able to do this without much trouble. My MP-4s (3-PW) were $280 from global golf with minimal face wear (good grooves and no rust/wear spots).”

Entire Thread: “New set of irons on a budget of $500-$700”

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