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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 part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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  1. Bushwood Caddie

    Jan 31, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I’m like the majority on PXG irons, that is until I tried them. I like the high toe profile which these fit and quite honestly they hit every bit as well as the P790 which I tried side by side. I don’t know if it was the MMT shaft but these hit so smooth. Distance wise they were about equal to the 790’s. Forgiveness wise they had a very forgiving bottom, however they have a slightly larger profile than the 790, but hitting it out on the toe(which I do) didn’t cause any significant loss right or left, but there was some overall distance loss. I got these under the Hero’s program which was$30 under their sale price of $125 per stick, with a premium MMT shaft, I call it a good deal. Not too many guys have a love for the PXG name, but these irons work for me, got a good deal, I mean what else is there. The ones who try there irons will be surprised

  2. Imran Haniff

    Nov 22, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Please…. why so much hate. The world is full of hatred. Please do not bring it to the game of golf. Boys grow up for the love of the game

  3. PingZing99

    Aug 29, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    I currently play I210 which are excellent for feel and exact distances with each club. Played I20 for 7 years excellent also and Mizuno Mp32 prior to those. Before that Ping Zings. Got fitted for 0211 using my retired vet status which was nice at no cost and i have to say they look good, love the long irons. PXG fitting is excellent and its first class service….I’m a 4-5 HC and to me there kinda like the 790TM/I500Ping except I could not find any hot spots like the 790 which was a deal breaker. I500 clunky but super good looking. Love the 785 Srixon but long irons a touch hard to hit consistently but they look and feel fantastic. So the 0211’s are cast and at my cost of 95 a stick with Project X LZ 6.0 is fine but its still a cast iron and only should be priced with other top cast irons. At 195 a stick but a set of Mizuno/ping/Srixon etc.

  4. 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!!!!

  5. 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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  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. Tony Lynam

    May 7, 2019 at 7:26 pm

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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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.

  14. Pelling

    May 7, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    How is Taylormade’s lawsuit going?

  15. 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!

  16. 2putttom

    May 7, 2019 at 11:14 am

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

  17. 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.

  18. 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!

  19. 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!

  20. dat

    May 7, 2019 at 9:17 am

    LOL, those are i500s for more money.

  21. 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?

  22. Craig Loftus

    May 7, 2019 at 4:35 am

    Ping copies

  23. Ty Lou

    May 7, 2019 at 3:02 am

    bad joke

  24. 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!

  25. 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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A Deep Dive: The equipment timeline of David Duval, 1993-2001

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Like Tiger, David Toms, and Fred Couples there are certain players that I have been obsessed with for years. If you go to my Instagram, you can see it in plain sight. When it comes to DD it was more than the what, it was the why, the how that sparked my curiosity. Let’s face it, in 2000 with the Mossimo gear, Oakley shades, jacked-up physique, and on Titleist staff, was there ever a cooler looking player?

No. There wasn’t or isn’t.

That’s where my interest in Larry Bobka came about. I saw David and Larry walking the fairways of Sahalee at the ’98 PGA Championship.

At the time, I was already knee-deep in David Duval fandom but that experience took me over the top. Bobka had a handful of clubs in his hands and would pass DD a 970 3-wood, Duval would give it a rip and the two would discuss while walking down the fairway. Of all my time watching live golf, I have never been so awestruck.

This is an homage to David’s equipment during his prime/healthy years on the PGA Tour. From his early days with Mizuno, into the Titleist days, and finally Nike.

1993-1995 Mizuno

*This was an interesting time for Duval from an equipment standpoint. The pattern of mixing sets to put together his bag began and it was the time he transitioned from persimmon (Wood Bros driver) into metal woods. It was also the beginning of his long relationship with Scotty Cameron, a relationship that still stands today.

What was in the bag

Driver: TaylorMade Tour Burner 8.5 w/ Dynamic Gold X100 (*he also played with the Bubble XHKP Prototype)

3-wood

King Cobra @14 w/ Dynamic Gold X100

TaylorMade Tour Issue Spoon @13  w/ Dynamic Gold X100

Irons

1993: (1) Ping Eye2, (3-PW) Mizuno Pro TN-87 with Dynamic Gold X100

1994: (1) Ping Eye2, (3-PW) Mizuno Pro TN-87 with Dynamic Gold X100

1995: (2,3) Mizuno TC-29, (4-PW) Mizuno TN-87 with Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Mizuno Pro (53, 58) with Dynamic Gold X100

Putter: Scotty Cameron Classic Newport (35 inches, 71 lie, 4 degrees of loft)

Ball: Titleist Tour Balata 100

Glove: Mizuno Pro

1996-2000 Titleist

The beginning of the Titleist years started off quietly. There wasn’t any new product launched and David wasn’t quite the star he would become 12-18 months later. However, it gave Titleist the opportunity to get to know DD and his overall preferences, which aren’t dramatic but certainly unique. He didn’t win in 1996 but did qualify for the Presidents Cup Team and finished that event off at 4-0. So the buzz was going in the right direction and his peers certainly took notice.

It was 1997 that things took off on all fronts and it was the year that Titleist made David Duval the face of the DCI brand and with that decision spawned the greatest cast players cavity ever: the 962B—and also equipped David Duval to go on a 3-year run that was surpassed by only Tiger Woods.

Hence the deep dive article I wrote up earlier this month

What was in the bag

Driver

1996

TaylorMade Bubble Tour 8.5 w/ Bubble XHKP Prototype

1997

TaylorMade Bubble Tour 8.5 w/ Bubble XHKP Prototype

King Cobra Deep Face 9 w/ Dynamic Gold X100

Callaway Warbird Great Big Bertha 6.5 w/ Dynamic Gold X100, True Temper EI70 Tour X

Titleist 975D 6.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ Fujikura Prototype X

1998

Callaway Warbird Great Big Bertha 6.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Titleist 975D 6.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

1999: Titleist 975D 6.5 (no line heavier head weight) @ 7.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

2000: Titleist 975D 7.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

3-wood

1996

King Cobra @14 w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

1997 

King Cobra @14 w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100

1998

Callaway S2H2 (1 Dot) @14 w/ Fujikura Vista Pro 90X


Callaway Steelhead 3+ @13 w/ RCH 90 Pro Series Strong

Titleist 970 (Dark Grey Head) @13 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X (only tested this one)

1999

Callaway S2H2 (1 Dot) @14 w/ Fujikura Vista Pro 90X

Cobra Gravity Back 14.5T w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Irons

1996

(2-PW) Titleist DD Blank Prototype w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (w/sensicore)

(2-PW) Titleist DCI Black “B” w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (w/sensicore)

*This prototype set was a blank set of the DCI Black “B” but with sole modifications. 

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000: (2,3) Titleist DCI Black (4-PW) Titleist DCI 962B w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (with sensicore)

*David liked the original prototype version of DG Sensicore X100 that had weight removed from the center of shaft to create better feel and a slightly higher trajectory

24 Feb 2000: David Duval watches the ball after hitting it during the World Match-Play Championships at the La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, California. Mandatory Credit: Harry How /Allsport

Wedges

1996: (52 @53, 58) Mizuno Pro, (56 @57) Cleveland 588 RTG w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

1997: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 RTG, (58) Titleist Bobka Grind, (57 @58) Cobra Trusty Rusty w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

1998: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 RTGw/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

1999: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 RTG w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

2000: (53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 “Gun Metal” w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

PUTTER

1996: Scotty Cameron Classic Newport 1 35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft, Scotty Cameron Long Slant Neck Laguna Custom (double welded neck)

1997: Odyssey Dual Force Rossie 2, Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport “Beached”  35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft w/ PingMan “Blacked Out” Grip

1998, 1999, 2000: Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport “Beached”  35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft w/ PingMan “Blacked Out” Grip

2001: Nike Golf and The Open Championship

The relationship with Titleist Golf ended quickly and when David showed up to Kapalua with a non-Titleist stand bag the rumor mill went nuts. The story (although super speculative) was that David opted out in the middle of a $4.5 million per year deal with Acushnet, a lawsuit followed, but Davids’s stance was that he had a marquee player clause that allowed him to walk if he wasn’t “marquee” aka highest-paid.

Apparently he had a point, Acushnet had recently inked big deals with Davis Love and Phil Mickelson leading someone on the outside to do the math. However, I’m not an attorney, wasn’t there, and have no clue what the legality of any of it was. Point is, he walked and landed at Nike with a new head-to-toe contract. 

 

DRIVER:

Titleist 975D 7.5 (no line heavier head weight) w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Titleist 975Z Prototype 7.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X

Nike Titanium w/ True Temper EI-70 II Tour X (pictured below)

Nike Titanium Prototype 7.5 w/ True Temper EI70 Tour X (featured image)

3 WOOD:

Callaway Steelhead Plus 4+ @15 w/ RCH 90 Pro Series Strong

Nike Prototype @14 degrees w/ True Temper EI-70 Tour X

Sonartec/Excedo (SS-03 head) Driving Cavity @14 w/ Fujikura Vista Pro 90X

IRONS:

(2-PW) Titleist 990B w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100  (with sensicore)

(2-PW) Nike Prototype “DD” Grind MB w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 (with sensicore)

(2) Titleist DCI Black w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold X100  (with sensicore)

 

WEDGES: 

(53) Cobra “Trusty Rusty”, (57 @58) Cleveland 588 “Gun Metal” w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

(53,58) Nike DD Grind w/ True Temper Dynamic Gold S400

PUTTER: Scotty Cameron Pro Platinum Newport “Beached”  35 Inches, 71 Lie, 4 Degrees of Loft w/ PingMan “Blacked Out” Grip

SPEC TALK

Over the years the one constant was David’s iron and wedge specs. As a shut-faced player he has always favored traditional lofts in his irons. However, a cool thing to note is his lie angles remained constant 59.5 (2-4), 60 (5-9). The running theory here was being a shallow (low hands) and shut faced player, keeping the lie angles at a constant (flatter) lie angle allowed him to feel like his angle of attack could remain the same for each iron. It’s just a feeling but that’s what he did. If the “why of it” is true, it looks like he was doing Bryson things before Bryson did.

David Duval Iron/Wedge Specs

Loft/Lie/Length/SW

  • 2-17/59.5/40.25/D5
  • 3-20.5/59.5/39 1/6/D4
  • 4-24/59.5/38 9/16/D4
  • 5-27/60/38 1/16/D4
  • 6-30.5/60/ 37 9/16/D4
  • 7-35/60/37 1/16/D4
  • 8-39/60/36 9/16/D4
  • 9-43/60/36 5/16/D4
  • P-47/61/36/ 1/16/D5
  • GW-53/62/35 5/8/D4
  • LW-58/62/35 9/16/D6

Whew…since this prolific run, David transitioned into some interesting projects with smaller companies like Scratch, B.I.G Golf (AKA Bio-engineered in Germany), back to the mainstream with Nike, and most currently Cobra Golf.

I hope you all enjoyed this walk down memory lane with me, Duval is not only fascinating from a career standpoint but digging into the equipment of DD has been quite the experience.

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“Why can’t I hit my new irons to a consistent distance?” – GolfWRXers have their say

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In our forums, our members have been discussing irons and how to hit your numbers consistently. WRXer ‘Hubb1e’, who is a 15 handicap, is having issues and says:

“I recently upgraded from 20 year old Taylor Made 360 irons to a set of custom-built Callaway Apex 19 Forged irons. Old irons were traditional cavity back. New irons are categorized as players distance irons. Both have the same fit.

My new 3 iron will go 230 yards or 130 yards and not even make it far enough to reach the fairway. My new 7 iron will typically go 160 yards but will often will fly 175 yards or drop out of the air at 120 yards. I can’t control the distances of my new irons, and I spent a fortune custom fitting them to my swing. Why is this happening? This was never an issue with my old irons. A bad hit would go 10-20% shorter, but I never had balls fly over the green or completely fall out of the air. What is going on with my new equipment?”

Our members offer up their solutions in our forum.

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.

  • ThreeBoxers: “Strike quality is your answer. Tech or no tech, irons will not have 50-yard distance discrepancies. Not super familiar with the Apex irons, but they’re pretty forgiving no? You might lose 10 yards on toe or heel strikes but 40, 50? You’re probably hitting it heavy. If they have a beveled edge, it may mask the feeling of hitting it fat a bit, but not the result. My Mizunos have a pretty aggressive front edge grind which helps a ton on heavy shots. It’s the difference between landing 15 yards short and 50 yards short. +1 on using foot spray to check impact.”
  • extrastiff: “It also would not hurt to check your swing speed. Even strike being terrible that’s a large discrepancy. Maybe your last build had a weight that helped you get consistent swing speed.”
  • WristySwing: “I would say inconsistent strike is the biggest issue. Now that can mean a couple of things. It could mean you, as in the person swinging, are not hitting the ball properly because of inconsistent delivery. The other option is the fit is bad, and it is causing you to be extremely inconsistent because you cannot feel the head. It might be a little bit of column A and column B. However, I would lean more towards column A in this scenario because even a horrifically misfit set someone could get used to it eventually and not have 100 yards of discrepancy in carry shot to shot. I’ve seen people who are playing 50g ladies flex irons with fat wide soles who are very shallow and swing a 6i 92mph still not have 100 yards of carry flux with their sets. If your miss is toe-side 9/10x that is because you are coming too far from the inside. When you get too stuck on the inside you typically stall and throw your arms at it. When you break your wrists (flip)/throw your arms at it you get a very inconsistent low point average that often manifests in extremely fat or thin strikes….typically fat since your squat and rotate is out of sync with your release. As others have said, get some impact tape/foot powder spray and see where you are actually making contact. Then if you can get on a video lesson and see what the issue is. As of right now, we can all only assume what is going on. If your low point control is good, you don’t get stuck, and you are hitting it in the middle of the head — then fit comes into question.”
  • larryd3: “I”d be on the phone to my fitter and setting up a time to go back in and see what’s going on with the irons. You shouldn’t be getting those types of results with a properly fit set of irons. When I got my fitting earlier this year at TrueSpec, the fitter, after watching me hit a bunch with my current irons, focused on increasing the spin on my irons, not on distance but on consistency. So far, they seem to be working well when I put a decent swing on them.”
  • fastnhappy: “One possibility that wouldn’t necessarily show up indoors is sole design and turf interaction. You may have a real problem with the newer clubs because of a sole design that doesn’t work for your swing. That’s hard to tell when hitting inside off a mat. If so, you’d see major distance inconsistency because of strike. The feedback I’ve seen on the players distance irons is exactly what you’re describing… difficult to control distance.”

Entire Thread: “Why can’t I hit my new irons to a consistent distance?”

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What GolfWRXers are saying about their favorite watch for golf

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In our forums, our members have been discussing their favorite watches for golf. WRXer ‘Sourpuss’ asks fellow members: “Dealer’s choice, cost is of no concern. What would you wear if you could afford it? Top 5 of your choice?” and WRXers have been weighing in with their choices in our forum.

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.

  • sheppy335: “Garmin S40. Love the feel and look.”
  • golfkrzy10: “Apple iWatch with the hole 19 app. Yardage, score, fway, and putts. Perfect for my minimalist walking views on the golf course.”
  • jcboiler: “Second the Apple Watch. Need to look into the apps though.”
  • Deadsquiggles: “If it didn’t bother me to play with a heavy watch, I’d wear my Deep Blue NATO Diver Automatic. But instead, I wear my cheap GShock.”
  • Golfjack: “I thought I was going to come in with a witty comment about my expensive watch, but looks like I’m late! Anyway, I wear my Galaxy Active 2 normally now. Used the Golf Caddie app for a few times. It worked well enough, but I don’t see it helping too much. Still prefer using apps on the phone if I need GPS info. Otherwise, I just use my rangefinder.”

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