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2021 PXG 0211 line offers technology for all

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In the past, it was difficult to discuss PXG without at some point referencing price, but with the all-new 0211 line, which goes beyond irons to feature a new 0211 driver, fairway woods, and hybrids, the only discussion relating to PXG and price in 2021 will be about their affordability compared to other OEMs in the market.

From the start, designers and engineers at PXG, which include Mike Nicolette and Brad Schweigert, had very specific goals with the 0211 line

  • Create a comprehensive set of clubs to fit the largest demographic of the golf population when it comes to skill and handicap.
  • Offer every conceivable amount of proven technology.
  • Provide a premium option at an affordable price point for both right and left-handed golfers.

To these goals and more, PXG can say “mission accomplished!” But how did they do it?

The key to designing any specific club or line of clubs is understanding the target player, and the PXG 0211 line does this by focusing on the biggest portion of the golf skill bell curve—while also not isolating players that on the steeper sides of the curve looking at the clubs.

This is possible thanks to modern hosel and center of gravity adjustability, which allows the 0211 line of clubs to be built for almost any player looking for advanced performance.

PXG 0211 Driver

The new 0211 driver is all about forgiveness, and compared to the 0811 Gen2 models currently available in the PXG lineup, it fits comfortably in the middle for spin and center of gravity location with the weights in the stock configuration giving golfers and fitters a lot of options for dialing in optimal conditions.

Technology

The technology found in the new driver is constant with the entire line that creates continuity and options for golfers.

Starting from the sole and working our way to the top, the first thing you will see is a rail system that strategically reinforces the driver to allow engineers to create strength where it’s needed and remove weight from where it is not. This rail design also puts more mass low and towards the rear of the head to boost MOI and increase launch.

More photos and discussion in the forums. 

The crown features a similar look to the sole—to position mass and reduce weight—but engineers took it a step further by removing titanium from the top middle section and replacing it with carbon fiber. This carbon fiber section continues the theme to lower the CG and also has a secondary effect: creating a form of perimeter weighting.

When we get to the internals of the driver, we are greeted with the familiar honeycomb TPE insert to dampen sound and increase the feel, which brings us to the final part of the puzzle—the face!

The new PXG 0211 driver uses an exclusive high-speed titanium 421 face, which allows the engineers to push the envelope of variable thickness to save mass and increase the COR outside of the sweet spot.

“The Ti412 is the perfect material for a driver face.” -Brad Schweigert

The reason it works so well is the material has a high yield strength with low elastic modulus—in layman’s terms, that means the Ti412 is extremely strong when placed under stress to hold its shape but is also springy to create ball speed.

Driver specs

All lofts will be available in right and left-handed

PXG 0211 fairways and hybrids

When it comes to the 0211 fairway woods and hybrids, they feature much of the same technology as the 0211 driver, but in a smaller package, and with additional features to make them easy to hit in almost any situation.

Technology and design

Both the fairway woods and hybrids use the same concept from the crown of the driver to lower the center of gravity by removing the middle steel section and replacing it with a carbon composite. Even though the carbon section of the crown is smaller compared to the driver, the steel it replaces is almost eight times heavier, which makes it even more effective for saving weight to be repositioned around the heads.

Speaking of the heads, there have been some changes made to the fairway wood and hybrids that make them unique in the PXG line compared to the 0341X fairway and the 0317X hybrid, most noticeably the railed sole and aggressively curved leading edge.

More photos and discussion in the forums. 

The curved leading edge makes them extremely playable for all and offers extra playability for those that require either a more upright or flat lie, and the rails play a dual purpose by lowering the CG relative to the face and reducing turf interaction.

This lie variability makes the PXG 0211 fairways and hybrids completely unisex, which is something PXG has been about since the beginning and is an often overlooked part of their design philosophy. From the club designers all the way to PXG fitters, they don’t believe in “men’s and women’s” clubs —they believe in golf clubs designed to fit any player and the entire 0211 line continues to reinforce that philosophy.

The soles also have PXG’s recognizable moveable weight system but since they are single weight ports, they are used more for dialing in swing weight vs creating a major change to CG.

Fairway wood specs

Hybrid specs

PXG 0211 irons and wedges

The 0211 irons are where all of PXG’s technology has come together to create a set to fit any golfer looking to maximize performance and distance with a progressive design that includes matching wedges all the way down to a 60-degree lob wedge.

The progressive attributes of the set include bounce, blade length, and height, along with offset to create a performance-matched set that creates height in the longer clubs and greater control with the shorter ones.

Technology and materials

The body of the 0211 irons is cast from soft 431 stainless steel, while the face is made of the same HT1770 high strength maraging steel as the fairway woods and hybrids to take advantage of the PXG-patented DualCOR system hidden inside the hollow heads.

The face is a remarkable .058″ (1.5mm) thick, which is possible thanks to the DualCOR and by pairing the thin face with the supporting material. By also using the strong maraging steel, and working within tight manufacturing tolerance the engineers are able to expand the area of the face that actively rebounds by creating small undercut channels where the face meets the top line and sole—every little bit counts when it comes to performance.

More photos and discussion in the forums. 

“Okay, so all this talk of technology, how can PXG offer irons with all this technology at half the original price of the Gen3 irons?”

This is where we get into the nuts and bolts of the 0211 iron’s construction and to be frank it’s actually a lot easier than you might think. First off, at this point, all of the technology built into these irons exist in the line, and existing technology becomes less expensive to reproduce over time.

Secondly, it comes down to the manufacturing processes. The Gen3 irons are forged and milled vs precision cast, this little change to the way the body of the iron is constructed saves a lot of processes during production and fewer processes means a lower cost that can be passed onto the consumer.

And finally, simple design changes help reduce cost, without costing the golfer performance. The one thing that has always separated the 0211 iron line from the 0311’s is the machined-in adjustable perimeter weighting. With the 0211 series, the design team opted for using the internal geometry of the body to optimize CG positioning rather than the adjustable weights. This saves more cost in the production process while still producing an iron that goes farther, flys higher, lands softer and in more forgiving than most irons in the market.

PXG 0211 iron specs

Pricing and availability

The entire 0211 line with be available in the coming weeks through PXG.com

  • The driver will be priced at $375
  • The fairway woods will be $325 each
  • The hybrids will be $275 each
  • The irons will be priced at $195 each/$1,365 for a 7 piece set.

More photos and discussion in the forums. 

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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18 Comments

  1. JGore

    Mar 13, 2021 at 8:50 pm

    I received my gen3 blended set about 20 days ago. I like the P model, but XP’s look to game improvement. The P clubs look and feel great. I was told I could exchange the XP irons for P’s when I made the purchase. Wrong! I have to buy the replacement irons and they eventually credit your payment back. What a joke. Company is full of hype and great marketing language. Short on substance. I’ll never buy another PXG product.

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  3. Jeff

    Jan 9, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    So PXG is no longer a premium brand. They’re trying to be all things to all players. Never a good thing. They must have figured out the market for $400 irons is exhausted.

    • Tim

      Feb 10, 2021 at 1:24 pm

      I bought the 0211 irons and they are some of the best I have ever hit. Unfortunately, living in the North, I haven’t been to a course with them yet but have been hitting them at the indoor range. They are forgiving and have a great feel to them. I don’t understand why many of you get in an uproar about PXG. They started as premium clubs and still are but so what if they want to mainstream their products a little more. Mercedes and other luxury car brands did the same thing and it seems to have worked out well. Give the new 0211’s a try, you won’t regret it.

  4. Tom Duckworth

    Jan 8, 2021 at 4:58 pm

    I have to say these are the best looking irons and woods I have seen from PXG. I like the color quite a bit on the driver and fairway. In the end it would come down to performance and feel let’s see how they stand up when they are in the same market place as other OEMs. This lineup is more real world and not falsely inflated performance because of proce.

  5. Delbert

    Jan 8, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    Thank goodness Wilson is still around.

  6. FH38742

    Jan 8, 2021 at 12:08 pm

    I bought the prior 0211’s in December, as the price was too good not to try. I found them to be ordinary and that my Apex 19 combo set felt better and flew longer. I’m returning the 0211s.

  7. Risky Plan

    Jan 8, 2021 at 7:47 am

    28 degree 7 iron? When I began playing in the late 70s that was a 4 iron. Gimmicks like this only fool those who want to be fooled.

    • Mike

      Jan 8, 2021 at 10:45 pm

      That’s for the idiot who says he now hits his 7 iron as far as his old 6 iron….because the new 7 iron specs are about the same as his old 6 iron!

    • Paulo

      Jan 9, 2021 at 1:37 am

      Who’s the more foolish; the fool, or the fool that follows him?

  8. jgpl001

    Jan 8, 2021 at 4:18 am

    Do they have “stock”shafts and if so, what are they?

    A bit surprised at a 28 deg 7 iron though!!

  9. dr. bloor

    Jan 7, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    So is PXG telling us their ridiculous pricing on clubs in the past was a scam to separate fools from their money, or are they trying to dress up a deterioration in production standards and quality as “evolutionary.”

    • Tyler Durden

      Jan 7, 2021 at 7:53 pm

      That’s a lot of bs packed into one sentence. Congratulations

    • 3 Putts

      Jan 7, 2021 at 9:14 pm

      I agree. When they came out they even said they didnt care that everyone couldnt buy them. They were all about if money was no issue. Guess there bottom line disagreed with there early approach lol

      • je

        Jan 7, 2021 at 10:42 pm

        so their driver is the cheapest among most major brands lol

    • Thomas A.

      Jan 8, 2021 at 10:07 am

      Clearly you didn’t read the article.

  10. BWT30

    Jan 7, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    I have the original 0211 and they have really been the best feeling I have played in a long time.
    I know a lot of people don’t like PXG for one reason or another, but at the purchase point that I these irons, with all the features they had, I really couldn’t match them with anything on the market at that time. I would at some point would like to try the new 0211, and see if improvements have been made other than the jump in loft.

    • Tim

      Feb 10, 2021 at 1:31 pm

      I never hit the originals but I have the new ones and they are quite good. I see a bunch of people on here getting worked up over lofts. The manufacturers are all going in that direction so all we can do is figure out which ones work the best for us. The only bad thing is that we have to figure out our distances again. Once you go to the range or the course a couple of times, you will have it figured out and all will be right with the world again.

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