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Spotted: PXG 0811X Driver

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There’s a new PXG driver being tested in Hilton Head at the RBC Heritage this week. Called the 0811X, the driver is said to be 400-500 rpm lower spinning than the company’s original 0811 driver and offer slightly more draw bias, according to a PXG representative. And like the 0811, it measures 460 cubic centimeters.

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PXG 0811 (left) and 0811X (right) drivers.

PXG, an upstart golf equipment company that has generated an unprecedented amount of buzz for a variety of reasons — its billionaire founder Bob Parsons, its exclusiveness, the company’s unique technologies and high-profile PGA Tour staff, for starters — has reduced the amount of weight-adjusting screws used from 16 in the 0811 to 11 in the 0811X.

Related: What makes PXG irons and wedges so different?

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PXG 0811X (left) and 0811 (right) drivers.

Charles Howell III, a PXG Staffer, is said to be testing the 0811X at Hilton Head.

Related: See that clubs Charles Howell III is currently using. 

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PXG_0811X_driverPXG_0811X_addressPXG_0811X_faceClick here to see what GolfWRX Members are saying about the 0811X in our forum.

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  1. Pingback: Is next PXG driver on the way soon? USGA conforming list may hold clues | Golf

  2. Sad Smizzle

    Apr 12, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    Great advertising for clubs that perform like every other. Nothing spectacular about it.
    Ask your players to play with range balls if the clubs are that good, Mr Parsons. Because you know they all want to play Pro-Vs and it’s the ball not the club

    • Sad Smizzle

      Apr 12, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      Says the guy who knows all about it because he did it first

      • Sad Smizzle

        Apr 13, 2016 at 2:49 am

        Oy vey. I hope the moderators remove this idiot and block him from posting forever

        • Sad Smizzle

          Apr 13, 2016 at 10:47 am

          I’m going through a tough time right now but I plan on being out of my mom’s basement in six months

          • Loser Smizzle

            Apr 14, 2016 at 3:03 am

            Such a loser that he has to pretend to be somebody else because he doesn’t even know who he is when he looks at herself in the mirror

        • Sad Smizzle

          Apr 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

          Yeah that’s why I started this thread and you’re at the back

  3. Nick

    Apr 12, 2016 at 12:38 pm

    I’m not a big fan of the matte finish on the crowns. These clubs look fantastic up until that point. The price is obviously another thing. There is little to no prestige in this company, and although the history is in the process of being written, I don’t see how the golf community will embrace a manufacturer that charges what PXG does. Interested to see how the train rolls in the coming years.

    • stephenf

      Apr 14, 2016 at 10:08 am

      I think the premise is a big roll of the dice that goes something like this: We’re charging insane prices because our stuff is _that_ much better. If these things get out there and good players find out they’re really _not_ that much better — maybe about as good as the best any other premium company puts out — you’ll see the bottom drop out quickly after that.

      It could be that if they’re really not noticeably better than anybody else’s best, selective perception will carry them for a while — as in, “Because I paid so much for them, I hear the angels sing every time I hit them.” So much of evaluating a new club is pure subjectivity, and that can be affected so much by the need to perceive value. Many players will remember the great shots, great feels, etc., and the bad ones won’t register (hey, it’s a new club anyway), at least for a while. (The same happens when somebody’s into a new instructional thing, too. You find what you want to find, for a while.)

      Or, I guess, maybe they really are that good. I’ve just seen it before, with some big new thing. Everybody loses their minds, there’s a wave of “it’s clearly the best ever,” and then it subsides. But we’ll see.

      • stephenf

        Apr 14, 2016 at 10:10 am

        [Sorry — there were paragraph breaks when I wrote it. Don’t know what happened.]

  4. Mark

    Apr 12, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Are Ping taking them to court? A g25 with a few bits of welding and drilling.

    • Ben

      Apr 12, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Pxg designers are from ping! They own the patents!

      • Beefhouse

        Apr 13, 2016 at 7:04 am

        I’m not an expert on US law, but typically IP rights vest with the company, not the employee. I expect the leavers will also be subject to non-compete/non-solicit restrictions that should prevent them from poaching Ping ideas and staff.

  5. Charlie

    Apr 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm

    Conflicting images?

    1st image shows 0811X with no marker on crown. 4th picture shows marker on crown.

    Looks like the 0811x actually has the marker, and is deeper faced. Much like the Taylormade SuperTri and SuperDeep.

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Details of Collin Morikawa’s WITB changes at The Open

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Editor’s note: We filed this piece for PGATour.com’s Equipment Report.

Collin Morikawa’s superb play over the opening two days of The 149th Open Championship has come after the American made some equipment adjustments heading into this week.

The 24-year-old, who shot 67-64 in the opening two rounds at Royal St. George’s, swapped out three key irons before Thursday’s opening round.

Morikawa switched from his TaylorMade P730 irons to the brand’s P7MC model in his 7-iron through 9-iron, a decision made after finding the P7MCs aided his turf interaction and provided a more centered ball strike, as well as a touch more forgiveness.

“I changed my irons, my 9- through 7-iron that I normally have blades in. I changed to the MCs strictly because I couldn’t find the center of the face,” said Morikawa following his second round. “Those are three crucial clubs that are some of my favorite clubs. My 8-iron is my favorite club in the bag, and when I wasn’t able to hit it (well) last week well, I knew I had to try something different.”

Last week’s Scottish Open was Morikawa’s first experience on the links. He finished T71.

Full piece here. 

Featured image via @sms_on_tour.

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Jordan Spieth WITB 2021 (July)

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Jordan Spieth what’s in the bag accurate as of The Open.

Driver: Titleist TSi3 (10 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

3-wood: Titleist TS2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 7 X

Irons: Titleist T200 (2021) (2), Titleist T100 (2021) (4-9)
Shafts: Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X Hybrid (2), True Temper Project X 6.5 (4-9)

Jordan Spieth’s bag at The Open. (Courtesy of SMS on Tour)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM8 (46-10F @8, 52-08F, 56-10S), Vokey Proto (60-T)
Shafts: True Temper Project X 6.0 (6.5 in 46)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Circle T 009
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Flatso 1.0

Grips: SuperStroke S-Tech

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x (2021)

Featured image courtesy of @sms_on_tour.

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Louis Oosthuizen WITB 2021 (July)

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Equipment accurate as of The Open Championship. 

Driver: Ping G400 (9 degrees @8.75) (D4)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 S (45 inches, tipped 1.5 inch)

3-wood:  TaylorMade SIM2 Titanium (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Speeder Tour Spec 7.2 X

Irons: Ping Blueprint (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 (4-PW)

Wedges:  Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth Wedges (50-SS, 54-SS), Ping Prototype Glide Forged Pro (60-TS)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping PLD Voss Prototype
Shaft: Stability Shaft Tour
Grip: Ping PP58 midsize full cord

Grips: SwitchGrips ER

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Thanks to @sms_on_tour for the photos.

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