Posted 28 June 2018 - 10:27 AM
I was coming to do a PXG 0311/0311T combo review and this place looks as good as any. First of all, thanks for your service. I'm glad PXG got on board with offering military a great discount. On to my review.
Clubs - PXG 0311 5&6 Iron, PXG 0311T 7-PW
Shafts - Oban CT 115g Stiff, + 1/2", 1* flat
Looks - I think we all know that PXG has a very unique and IMO, beautiful look. They grab your attention. Aside from the screws, they have very clean lines.
Feel - I know this is very subjective. I hit every major iron head out there for the past 2 years. The only one's I did not hit were Miura's. IMO, the PXG feel better than anything out there when you strike the ball well. On mishits, it is a very muted feel, not harsh at all like other smaller irons. I had just purchased a set of JPX 900's a couple weeks ago and was really enjoying them until I ran across a great deal and thought I would give PXG's a try.
Performance - These irons are not as long as JPX 900's, CF16's, G400's, Rogue's or any other new club with jacked up lofts. What they give you is extreme consistency. I took my VC200 launch monitor to the range yesterday to dial in my iron distances. When hit well, my typical shots were within 2 yards of each other. Every club was extremely consistent as long as I put a consistent swing on them. On slight mishits, I only lost about 3-5 yards. On the occasional thin shot (my miss), I lost about 6-8 yards. Very workable. I could hit also flight the clubs very well too (love the Oban CT 115 shafts). When I went out an played 18 yesterday, the results were very similar. My home course is a typical Driver-Wedge course, but has some holes that require good irons to score. Out of 13 shots that were hit with 5i-9i, 10 of them were good shots (GIR or good placement), 2 okay shots (on the fringe within 15 yards of target) and only 1 bad shot (raised up 7 iron that found the greenside bunker). I was able to get a very consistent ball flight and the ball flew well on several holes where I had to play into the wind.
Comparisons - The reason I started looking at PXG is because I hit a friends and loved the feel, but he has talked for months about how consistent they were. I mentioned my VC200 launch monitor. I had Ping G400 irons to start the year and they were power spec'ed. The 7 iron in that set is 28.5. I had Nippon Modus 105 shafts in them (one of my favorite shafts). One swing would result in a 178 yard carry, the next that felt very similar and hit in the same spot on the club face might result in 184 or 171. The distance was great, but that's not what I'm looking for. Same with G700's I demo'ed. Same shots resulted in varying distances. If you are out there just trying to be a gorilla and see how far you can hit the ball, the Ping's are great for that. My JPX 900's had some similar issues. I would flush my 7 iron (31* loft) and it might go 172 yards or it might go 165 yards. The flight was always very similar and the shafts fit well (C-Taper Lite 110 stiff). I was going to play the JPX's all year and see what happened from there until I ran upon a great deal on my PXG's. I'm glad I found them.
Bottom line - I don't care about price, I care about performance. The PXG's are the best performing iron head I hit this year. Very consistent and at this point in my golfing career, that's what I want. Sure I lost a little bit of distance moving to this set, (roughly 7-8 yards per club) but I would rather sacrifice a little bit of distance for the performance and feel. Average round score with my JPX's in 7 rounds was roughly 73 (73.28). 2 rounds with my PXG's and my average is 70. Not enough of a sample size yet, but it's moving in the right direction. I just got in my PXG 3 wood and hybrid and will be testing them against my normal gamers to see, but early results look very promising for those two clubs as well. I have both set at a neutral weight setting with the sleeve at -1* and so far, both are very consistent--- just like my irons.
Hope this helps and feel free to ask any questions. I will do my best to answer them.
Ping G400 LST 10* w/ Ozik 6.1
Ping G30 14.5* w/ Ozik 7.2
Callaway Rouge X 18* Hybrid w/ Synergy
Mizuno MMC FliHi 3 Iron w/ Nippon Modus 105
TaylorMade P790 5-PW w/ C-Taper Lite
PXG 0311T Sugar Daddy 50, 56 & Zulu 60 w/ PX 6.5
Toulon Austin Garage
Callaway Chrome Soft Truvis