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SPOTTED: Three new PXG drivers appear on the USGA conforming list

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Following up its original 0811 driver launch, PXG came out with 0811X drivers earlier in 2017. Now, as of December 18, there are three new PXG drivers that have popped up on the USGA Conforming Driver Heads list. The new heads include all 9-degree models; PXG ZZ, PXG XXF and PXG XX. Based on the placement of its signature screw-like weights, it appears there is a fade-biased head, a draw-biased head and a neutral head.

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the new PXG driver heads

PXG ZZ (Neutral)

The PXG ZZ head appears to have a slightly more compact shape than the XXF and XX models, and it also has only six weights in the sole that are placed in the rear of the head on the toe and heel. The placement of these weights suggest both high MOI (moment of inertia, a measure of forgiveness) and a neutral trajectory bias.

PXG XXF (Fade-biased?)

The PXG XXF head has nine weights in the sole, with three weights placed out on the toe; this weight placement suggests a fade-bias. And with three weights closer to the face, this suggests a CG (center of gravity) that’s more forward than the ZZ model, possibly to lower spin.

PXG XX (Draw-biased?)

Like the XXF head, the PXG XX head has nine weights in the sole, with three weights forward in the head. The difference is that the XX model has three weights in the heel, suggesting a draw-bias.

What do you think about the new PXG drivers that appear on the USGA conforming list?

Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the new PXG driver heads

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  1. Kenneth Boucher

    Dec 22, 2017 at 10:05 am

    I am a custom clubmaker and fitter with over 25 years of experience, I also worked at a big box store as the main fitter and repair man. I have had the chance to hit everything out on the market, I can say that the PXG clubs are far superior to anything out there. I am amazed at all the WRX so called golfers who constantly rip on this company when in fact they are about the only company out there who are in fact actually building a club to help your game and not relying on hype and advertising to sell like OEM companies. Yes I carry PXG in my shop and will put them against any others. You dont get a cheap shaft like OEM clubs instead you will get a shaft to fit your swing. Stop whinning about the price and buy a set that will last for many years instead of a new set of under performing clubs every couple years. I play them myself switching last summer and won my club championship flight by 11 shots, yes the clubs are that good. Maybe try them instead of just knocking them.

    • SK

      Dec 25, 2017 at 4:54 pm

      Great news but exactly what makes the PXG clubs “far superior to anything out there.”?
      How do PXGs “… build a club to help your game..”?
      How do PXG determine “…a shaft to fit your swing.”?
      If you are a legit “custom clubmaker and fitter” do you get PXG component club heads and then do the shaft fitting?
      How do you do a “dynamic” shaft fitting with the PXG club heads installed?
      Thanks for your clarifications to your nebulous comments about PXG and your great game.

      • Kenneth Boucher

        Dec 30, 2017 at 9:30 am

        Yes I am a Ligit clubmaker and yes I receive the clubhead from PXG I select the proper loft for your game I also make the selection of the correct shaft for your swing. Not all shafts have the same flex as their given letter A R S X. You must know the cpm of the shaft you order to get this correct also I may tip a shaft to make it a bit stiffer depends on customers needs. Mostly use paderson shafts of graphite design. You get quality with PXG

        • Realist

          Jan 9, 2018 at 1:19 pm

          If they are far superior, then why isnt every pro gaming at least the driver?

          PXG has far superior marketing at best

  2. Anthony

    Dec 20, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Sorry guys and girls but you’re all wrong! These driver heads are all “foam” filled for more ball speed across the whole face, even hit it low in the shaft and it will fly!!!! Each driver will set you back $15,000 and in 2 months the R&A will deem them illegal and someone will set a nice law suit against them for the foam in the driver head because someone did it 200 years ago….

    Bummer, there goes my $15,000 ROFLMAO….

  3. Wrxer

    Dec 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    PXG = Skrews skrews skrews … in the head !!!!!

    • Ab

      Dec 20, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      As long as the ‘skrews’ in your head don’t come loose when swinging 😉

  4. HDTVMAN

    Dec 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Sorry, but $400 will buy a driver, if not better, comparable to PXG. I currently play the Callaway Fusion Heavy, long and forgiving, however, the new Ping G400 appears to be the current king of the hill with distance and forgiveness.

    • Wrxer

      Dec 20, 2017 at 1:59 pm

      Yah but they don’t have skrews in the head….. skrews are superior for accuracy and forgiveness… and that’s a fact. No skrews no swing no good !!!!

  5. Simms

    Dec 18, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    I think it is great that the one’s that have no limit on how much they spend on their clubs has places to go….maybe it is time the less affluent get a company to make “Good” clubs everyone has a chance to afford…One place I have found and used for “Very Good” and affordable clubs is called GolfWorks…they sell components and tools to make clubs, but also do a little customization selling their own club heads, shafts etc….never tried their irons but will stand firm behind some of their fairway metals fit to their shafts, as a 12 handicap going thru $300 Yonex, and $200 Taylormade fairway metals the $69 GolfWorks fairways blow them away…

    • Jerry

      Dec 19, 2017 at 11:35 pm

      That’s off-topic, don’t you think. Let’s get back to the PXG drivers. Most of us are not buying them, we all know they are expensive, but let’s take a look at the tech.

    • Wrxer

      Dec 20, 2017 at 12:32 am

      But do they have tungsten skrews in their heads… skrews are best… dontcha know?!!

  6. dat

    Dec 18, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Costs about as much as a bowling alley.

  7. Scott

    Dec 18, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    $1000 per club baby!!!

    • stevek

      Dec 19, 2017 at 7:35 am

      …. and for those who have more money than brains or talent …!

      • Scott

        Dec 19, 2017 at 7:04 pm

        I’m a 3 handicap and play PXG irons they’re that much better and worth the money

        • Wrxer

          Dec 20, 2017 at 12:29 am

          How “better”?.. and why “worth the money”?.. ‘splain yerself 3 handicapper!!

  8. tsakdontkno

    Dec 18, 2017 at 1:57 pm

    looks like a bowling ball

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Titleist expands M Grind loft offerings through Vokey WedgeWorks

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When it comes to offering versatility for players who like to manipulate their wedges around the green and on full shots, the Vokey M Grind is one of the best options around. Now, based on the success of the M Grind SM8 wedges—which had come in lofts of 56 and 60 degrees—Titleist—through Vokey WedgeWorks—is expanding the loft options to include 50, 52, and 54 degrees.

What is the Vokey M Grind?

The man himself, Master Craftsman Bob Vokey, calls the M Grind his “most favorite” grind, thanks to its versatility. The versatility is made possible by its medium bounce profile, and its aggressive heel, toe, and trailing edge relief. It is the ideal fit for golfers with a sweeping and more shallow approach into the ball and aren’t considered large divot takers.

“The grind in the back allows you to open up the wedge and get under the ball a little easier, while the front of the wedge allows you to get out and produce that lower, stronger ball flight,”
-Aaron Dill, Vokey Tour Representative

Since the tour is such a proving ground for Titleist and the products they release, it should be no surprise that these new loft options have been made available for golfers with players like Cameron Smith, Patrick Cantlay, and Charles Howell III all utilizing the M grind on tour.

SM8 Wedge Technology refresher

Each and every single Vokey wedge goes through a full grooves inspection to ensure they are cut with a level of precision that leads the industry to produce maximum spin and shot control. After that micro-grooves are cut in between the spin milled grooves to maximize spin on partial shots.

The Vokey Spin Milled groove design has not changed since Vokey began offering variable depth and width designs depending on loft. Tolerances continue to get pushed, but since the design was already at the limit, it’s now more about being able to replicate rather than search for an elusive few hundred RPM.

When talking about those extra RPMs gained by potential tool and radius changes, Titleist likes to use the analogy of a pencil. You can sharpen a pencil to an absolute point, but the first thing you are going to notice when you start to use that pencil is how quickly that extremely sharp point dulls back to a “standard” sharpness. This relates directly to groove radius and Titleist’s philosophy to offer maximum spin for the life of the wedge, not just those first five rounds of golf, because unlike PGA Tour players, regular golfers can’t just wander into a tour van and ask for a new lob wedge every week.

Advanced WedgeWorks custom options

Inspired by the customization Aaron Dill (@VokeyWedgeRep), does to wedges on a weekly basis on the PGA tour the WedgeWorks custom options have been expanded to include:

  • Six unique toe engravings
  • Expanded stamping options: 10-character Straight/Freestyle; 15 characters around toe; 5-character staircase style
  • Custom paint-filled Loft and Grind markings and BV Wings logo
  • Hand Grinds: Raw finishes can be hand ground to exact specs, including both performance grinds and profile adjustments

Price, specs, and, availability

The new Vokey M Grind wedges will be available starting today for custom orders in golf shops and on Vokey.com in the lofts of 50, 52, and 54 degrees in a raw finish and in right hand only.

The wedges are priced at $199 each and that includes custom stamping, custom ferrule, and custom shaft bands.

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Tommy Fleetwood joins TaylorMade in multi-year deal; Fleetwood 2021 WITB

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TaylorMade has officially announced that Tommy Fleetwood has joined its tour staff in a multi-year deal.

The Englishman is no stranger to TaylorMade equipment and has been playing a set of prototype irons built by the company since 2019. For 2021, Fleetwood will play a bag with TaylorMade woods and irons, as well as the brand’s TP5X (2021) #19 golf ball, as he continues to test wedges and putters.

Per the company, Fleetwood upholds strong ties to Adrian Rietveld – who was TaylorMade’s lead technician on the European Tour before making the move stateside in 2019 – and he also played a variety of TaylorMade metalwoods after becoming an equipment-free agent in 2016.

“This could be the start of something special. I have a feeling there are some exciting times ahead, I couldn’t be happier to join Team TaylorMade.” – Tommy Fleetwood

Fleetwood is a five-time winner on the European Tour and has also had three top-5 finishes in the majors, two top-5 finishes in WGCs and a top-5 finish at the Players in 2019. In the Ryder Cup 2018, the 30-year-old went 4-1-0 winning 4/4 fourball and foursome matches with Molinari.

Speaking on the new signing for Team TaylorMade, David Abeles, CEO, TaylorMade Golf said

“Tommy Fleetwood is a premier golfer, but he’s an even better person. Statements like that get thrown around a lot, but if you ever have the chance to spend time with him, you’ll immediately know it’s true. There’s a warmth, sincerity and wit about Tommy that stands out. He’s the ideal fit for Team TaylorMade as we embark on a journey to become the most people-centric golf brand in the world. We couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the team.”

Tommy Fleetwood 2021 WITB

Driver: TaylorMade SIM2 (10.5 degrees) or SIM2 Max (10.5 @ 8.5 degrees)
Shaft:Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70 TX

3-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (13.5 degrees Rocket)
Shaft:Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70TX

5-wood: TaylorMade SIM2 (18.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana DF 80TX

Irons: TaylorMade P7TF Proto (4-PW)
Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Jaws (52S, 56S, 60T)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey White Hot

Ball: TaylorMade TP5X (2021) #19

Per TaylorMade, Fleetwood is continuing to test TM wedges and putters.

Fleetwood is currently ranked No. 17 in the Official World Golf Rankings and is set to debut his new TaylorMade equipment this week at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.

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Best forged driving irons – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing forged driving irons. WRXer ‘Merv’ is on the hunt for a new driving iron and reaches out to fellow members for suggestions – with DI’s from Srixon proving to be popular amongst WRXers.

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.

  • FatThinShank: “Srixon U65/85”
  • Cptwiggly: “I love my u85 2 iron. I bent it 2 degrees weak for gapping, and it’s a great addition to my bag.”
  • Bama_Rich: “The new Callaway X Forged UT is the best feeling one I’ve hit. It has more of a “crack” at impact compared to the “clicks” feel of others. I have a review coming soon.”
  • golfer881: “+1 for Srixon ZX.”

Entire Thread: “Best forged driving irons”

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