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Spotted: PXG 0811XF Driver

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This story was updated February 14 with in-hand photos of PXG’s 0811XF driver we captured at the Genesis Open, where Charles Howell III was testing the driver on the range.

There’s a new PXG driver on the USGA’s Conforming Club List called the 0811XF. While the driver is said to be just a prototype for now, it may indicate the direction the company is headed with its next line of metal woods.

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Here’s why: In September PXG launched its 0311XF irons, which target the needs of higher-handicap golfers as the largest and most forgiving set in the company’s 0311 iron line. The 0811XF driver not only shares a similar name, but seems to target a similar audience.

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The black-and-white USGA photo of the 0811XF driver shows a head equipped with just six screws, the fewest we’ve seen in a PXG driver. The screws are positioned on the rear and heel portions of its sole, a placement that indicates a forgiveness-first design that can add draw bias.

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The USGA’s Conforming Club List also includes several other unreleased drivers from PXG, including the 0811X that’s said to be lower spinning than the original 0811 and used by several PGA Tour players. There’s also the 0811LX. Both drivers offer forward, rearward, toe-ward and heel-ward weight placement options.

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PXG last released a new driver to the public two years ago with its 0811, which received a Gold Medal in our 2016 Gear Trials: Best Driver Club List and is currently the only PXG driver on the market.

See more photos of PXG’s 0811XF driver here.

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  1. Obsequious

    Mar 4, 2017 at 1:32 am

    PGX — for those who need screws in their head ……

  2. Tony Rich

    Feb 15, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    Save your money and buy a used 983K or 510TP….as the stats show, no distance gain since 2003.

    http://www.golfchannel.com/news/golf-central-blog/usga-ra-study-distance-gains-negligible-2003

    A well struck drive with my Grafalloy X Prolite and 983
    used to go 350 yds when smashed, I don’t get that with the new M1.

    • Daryll

      Feb 16, 2017 at 8:12 am

      I agree- long and low spinning and a 75 gram cool shaft.
      DW

  3. westphi

    Feb 15, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    does “XF” stand for: extra failure?

  4. Tom54

    Feb 15, 2017 at 10:38 am

    They might well be worth the price and perform well but because they are out of my price range I will never even try them. Kinda like I will not be test driving a Ferrari anytime soon either.

  5. mr b

    Feb 15, 2017 at 8:56 am

    For the low price of $800 you too can have mediocre ball speed and high spin rates!

  6. Egor

    Feb 14, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    What is a metal wood?

  7. BunkieBill

    Feb 14, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    Yeah, I wasn’t impressed with the alleged star studded PXG hybrid line. I had the opportunity to hit a 19 degree version up against my Titleist 915H 2hy, and my club absolutely outperformed it. Both clubs had the Aldila Black 85H 2.8 shafts and the 915 felt noticeably more solid, whereas the PXG had a “ting” hollow feel with very little “thump” at impact. PXG’s face stands a little taller and that did not appeal to me either. Of the PXG shots hit well, they did not compare to the well struck shots of my 915.
    Thanks, but no thanks!

  8. TigerArmy

    Feb 14, 2017 at 4:11 am

    PXG has some fantastic irons with their unique polymer filling. They might be onto something there. But with drivers? Not so much, same stuff as other brands. Anyway great company!

  9. Johnnylongballz

    Feb 14, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Underperforming, Overpriced.

  10. Bert

    Feb 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    No kidding; their on the conforming list. Wow!

  11. Dat

    Feb 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    For the low, low price of 300 yard drives! 150 left, 150 forward.

  12. Silky Johnson

    Feb 13, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    Overpriced junk.

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Players hybrid or chunky utility iron? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing club choices. WRXer ‘ernotte’ is weighing up either using a “players hybrid or chunky utility iron” and kicks off the thread saying:

“Due to gapping, I’m going to get rid of my utility iron (410 crossover) and hybrid (original Rogue) and replace them with one club. I’m not sure if I want to go with a players hybrid (thinking Apex Pro) or a chunkier utility iron (thinking U505). Does anyone have experience making a decision similar to this? I’d be curious to hear your reasoning why you went one way or another. 

I like the utility iron better off the tee, but the hybrid for most other situations, so I’m leaning towards a hybrid. For what it’s worth, I hover between a 1 and 4 handicap.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts on the matter 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.

  • B.Easy: “I’ve made this decision and kept both. Driving iron for links or when there is little rough. Hybrid when I’m playing thick or long rough. To further expose my ho’ing– I have the Ping Crossover and PXG driving iron. PXG when I’m playing in the wind and using off the tee more. Ping when I’m playing a course with long par 3’s and need to land soft. I play a lot of different tracks all over the west every year and enjoy these clubs for different course set ups.”
  • Bye: “Hybrid, all day long. Even when going to a windy links course in the summer.”
  • chipa: “This is a great topic. I have been trying to fill the 50+ yd. Gap between my 4i and 3w, and I tried various hybrids, but they weren’t consistent. Then based on the advice of many, I got a 20 deg. 7 wood and hit as good most of the time, but given the perennial wind at my home course it turns out to be no longer than my 4 iron into the wind. I have looked at some bulky driving irons, but since I like the look of a blade at address I can’t convince myself I can hit them. Finally, I found an 18 deg. players hybrid with an adjustable face so I can turn it open 1 deg. I’m going to use a steel shaft too, and hopefully, between the two, I can hit it consistently.”
  • jholz: “One of the toughest spots in to fill in the bag – to be sure. Lots of good options. I like hybrids. Players hybrids. For my money, they offer the best combination of versatility.”

Entire Thread: “Players hybrid or chunky utility iron?”

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (12/8/22): Scotty Cameron Monoblok 6.5

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Scotty Cameron Monoblok 6.5

From the seller (@Taylormadehunter1): “Acquired this Monoblok last week and know I’m not going to use it. Brand new with plastic still on the grip and on the sole of the club. Includes stock head cover. 35″. $695.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Scotty Cameron Monoblok 6.5

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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What is the benefit of using a wedge instead of PW or GW from the iron set? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the pros and cons of using a pitching or gap wedge from an iron set. WRXer ‘jpark0221’ kicks off the thread, asking:

“What is the benefit of doing this instead of using PW from the iron set, which is essentially 10i? I see a lot of pros using wedges from different brands (e.g. Vokey) instead of PW from the same set.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts 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.

  • North Butte: “The only way you’ll know is try a different (specialty) wedge instead of the one marked P and see how it works. Give it a couple of dozen rounds, you can’t really tell whether a wedge has an advantage until you get used to playing various shots with it. My point being…they play those wedges because it’s what works best for their game. And you ought to play what works best for your game too. Your best choice won’t necessarily be the same type of club as someone else’s.”
  • Jc0: “If you look a little closer, you’ll notice that most pros who have a specialty 46/48 wedge usually play cavity backs. The speciality wedge is more blade-like to allow a little more control and the ability to play shots a little easier than the PW that matches their set would provide. If a pro plays blades, they usually have the same blade for PW.”
  • PureStrikes54: “Flighting shots lower, getting additional spin for stopping power and to hit it shorter, and minimizing the chance of hitting flier moon balls you can sometimes get with even players cavity irons. At that level, very few players want to be hitting their pitching wedge more than 150 yards. The wedge is a scoring club and is almost always being used to hit knockdowns to tweener yardages.”

Entire Thread: “What is the benefit of using a wedge instead of PW or GW from the iron set?

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