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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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40 Comments

  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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Tour Van Intel @ The Open: P790 UDI seeding, possible new putter for Tiger, Bryson with PXG wedges, Spieth in T100 irons

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Whispers from the tour vans at The Open Championship, via our Johnny Wunder’s crack reporting. JW has his finger on the pulse of what’s going on in the world of reps, techs, new builds, and new product. Here are his notes on equipment switches of note from Royal Portrush.

1. Tony Finau had a Ping Blueprint 2-iron built up. The strategy here is self-explanatory: knee-high fastballs.

2. Tiger Woods was seen testing a heavier headed Scotty Cameron proto that is a replica of his famous wand that he’s used to win 14/15 majors. In addition, he also added lead tape to the back of his famous Scotty. The strategy here is to create a heavier head feel which is helpful on slower greens.

3. Do we see Bryson Dechambeau with PXG wedges in his bag?! The rumor is after messing around with a friend’s wedges during a practice round, he liked, he wanted, and he now has. Where this will go from here is anybody’s guess.

4. TaylorMade has distributed several Proto P790 UDI 2-irons this week. Tiger, Rory, Fleetwood, DJ, Rahm, all testing amongst others.

5. Jason Day is testing a new TaylorMade Spider X Chalk which would be the first switch he’s made from his Red Spider Tour in a long time. DJ is as per usual testing new putters he was seen with a Spider Copper Mini. What he will land on for the Open is anyone’s guess.

6. Jordan Spieth is now into a set of Titleist T100 irons: 5-9, Project X 6.5 shafts.

Per Titleist…

“While Spieth waited to put the T100’s in the bag until the season’s final major, he is not unfamiliar with the iron. In fact, according to lead Titleist Tour Representative, J.J. VanWezenbeeck, Jordan was clearly the most influential player in the development process.”

“It was over two years ago that Jordan and [Titleist Director of Iron Development] Marni Ines had already started discussing what Jordan was looking for in a next generation iron,” said VanWezenbeeck. “The keys for Jordan were sole, offset, and overall look. As we created early prototypes and discussed specifics with Jordan and other players, we found an opportunity to take everything we learned with the AP2 line and build an entirely new iron. There was an obvious challenge to surpass the most played tour iron in the world.”

“The final T100 prototype was revealed to Jordan and other select players during a Titleist photo shoot at Scioto CC during the week of the Memorial.”

“Jordan immediately commented that the offset and top line was everything he wanted,” said VanWezenbeeck. “As we moved to the tee, Jordan kept commenting to Marni about how the club set up and the look was just what he was looking for. Knowing we succeeded in those categories, now the question became, ‘are you getting the performance of the AP2 line and more, despite being in a sleeker chassis?’ His performance and responses at the hitting session confirmed we succeeded at what we set out to do.”

7. Webb Simpson is also into a set of Titleist 620 MB irons: 5-9, True Temper Dynamic Gold TI X100 shafts.

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WRX Spotted: New TaylorMade P790 UDI

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It’s Open Championship week and that means course conditions are the talk of the town. Firm, fast, and windy conditions are expected on the links of Portrush, so we will be seeing a lot of players using driving irons that they might not otherwise play with week to week on the PGA Tour.

Not only are driving irons a hot item for players, but for OEMs launching new and prototype versions including TaylorMade, which has a new P790 UDI in some bags including Mr. Tiger Woods (credit to Rob Brooks on Instagram for the spot).

Like with many clubs just being seeded to tour, we don’t have official comment from the team at TaylorMade…but, like many times before, we have a couple of ideas based off the cosmetics of what might be in store if and when this thing comes to retail.

Some history: It’s been a while since TaylorMade introduced a new UDI (Ultimate Driving Iron) to its lineup.  There was the GAPR Low, which was very UDI “like” but the UDI as a whole never had an adjustable hosel. (There were Tour Issue versions of the GAPR Lo that had a fixed hosel and no adjustability)

The original (2017) P790 UDI

The “just-spotted 2020 (?)” version

The most recent UDI was the original P-790, but this new version has some distinct differences

  • Thinner sole. Based off the pictures, this new P-790 UDI has a thinner sole with more camber to help improve turf interaction. More camber and well-utilized bounce make any club more playable in varying conditions.
  • Shorter blade length. There is no such thing as computer screen calipers but from what we can tell when comparing side by side the new version is shorter. A shorter blade length means a CG closer to the hosel and more workability.
  • Higher toe. Just like the shorter blade length, a higher toe is often more appealing to more players (better players are generally the target for these types of clubs) and what that also “potentially” does is raise the CG. A higher CG will produce lower launching shots BUT with more spin (workability). To counter act the potential extra spin loft adjustments can be made pretty easily, since loft is one of the biggest factors in creating spin.

The one thing that is harder to compared is whats going on inside of this UDI (obviously). There is a screw in the toe, so it can be assumed that there is some sort of foam or material that helps support the face and improve the acoustics of this face thin-faced iron.

Just like we wait for the first group off early Thursday morning at Portrush, we’re just going to have to wait to see what’s really going on this new UDI too.

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Forum Thread of the Day: “Tiger Woods with a new Scotty Cameron at The Open”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day comes from No Gimmes who was quick to spot Tiger Woods preparing for this week’s Open Championship with a new Scotty putter. Woods has also been seen warming up for this week’s event at Royal Portrush with his old faithful on the greens, but our members have been discussing the thinking behind the 15-time-major champion’s potential change, as well as the putter itself.

*Photos from Golf Central’s ‘Live From The Open’ coverage

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.

  • TheMoneyShot: “I’m really surprised he is making the switch. Let’s see if it’s in the bag come Thursday.”
  • Hedgehog: “That topline and the alignment aid and all the smooth lines, gorgeous!”
  • MuniPukeLife: “Makes sense as his trusty NP2 is super light by today’s putter standards.”

Entire Thread: “Tiger Woods with a new Scotty Cameron at The Open”

 

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