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Spotted: PXG 0311 Black Ops drivers (4 new models)

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We are seeing a lot of new equipment this week at the RSM Classic, and PXG is deep into the mix with four new driver heads.

We talked to Eric Cole, who was testing one of the drivers. He mentioned each head spins a little differently and he was playing a mid-spin model.

“It’s a lot more forgiving, and faster than the one I was using. There’s 4 different heads for us out here, but I’m playing the one that’s middle of the road (spin wise). They all have glossy crowns, and I think carbon fiber. The head profile is large at address, and it’s really forgiving.”

PXG 0311 Black Ops “Tour-1”

Each one of the heads looks to have different carbon fiber panels as well as removable weight combinations. The driver labeled “Tour-1” on the hosel looks to have two moveable weights closer to the face as well as a carbon fiber panel in the middle of the sole. There is also a carbon fiber crown and a moveable weight at the very back of the driver.

Triple weights will allow a golfer to dial in some spin, flight bias, and launch I would think. Move two heavier weights to the front sole and you should have ultra-low spin and launch, while moving a heavy weight back should offer more forgiveness. This model looks to have a slightly more compact shape and is shorter from face to back.

PXG 0311 Black Ops “Tour-3”

The overall shape of the “Tour-3” looks pretty similar; the head might be slightly longer from face to back than the “Tour-1.” This model could have a slightly deeper face as well, but the biggest difference is the lack of visible carbon fiber on the head. The sole looks to have a seamless titanium back, but still has the rear weight, and the crown is solid gloss black as well. Now there could be carbon under that paint, but the other three models show off the carbon panels.

PXG isn’t giving us the details on any of these drivers yet, but it will be interesting to hear how this head performs differently than the one with carbon.

PXG 0311 Black Ops “B Serial” & “C Serial”

The final two driver heads don’t have any markings on the hosel, other than the 9 degrees of loft, but they have similar serial numbers that just end with different letters. Both heads look to have a larger footprint from address and are much more stretched from face to back.

PXG is sticking with the three movable weights but has moved the front weights out towards the edge of the driver and the rear down to the sole. Pushing these weights to the perimeter usually means they are upping the MOI and stability for straighter ball flight while still offering fitters a lot of adjustability. The faces look to be shallower and PXG brought the carbon panels back to the sole and the crown.

Looking at these two heads, I can’t really see any cosmetic differences, but under the hood could be where the secret sauce is.

 

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  1. Bill

    Nov 21, 2023 at 9:45 am

    Just a suggestion to tap into the senior market. I use a Ping HL G430 since it has a lighter shaft and head. It gives me a faster swing speed and produces “higher launch “ I have gen 6 irons but won’t make the switch to woods until I see comparable wood options. My guess is that other seniors are of the same mindset

  2. TaylorMadeCalledAndTheyWantTheirDriverBack

    Nov 15, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    Stealthy plagiarism. Payback for the original p790.

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Brandt Snedeker WITB 2024 (Thursday)

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Driver: Titleist TSR2 (9 degrees, D4 SureFit setting)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Red 6 X

3-wood: TaylorMade Stealth (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 6 X

5-wood: TaylorMade Qi10 (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Blue 8 X

Irons: Srixon ZX Mk II (3), Bridgestone J15CB (5-9)
Shafts: AeroTech SteelFiber i110cw, AeroTech SteelFiber i95

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM10 (48-10F, 52-12F, 56-10S), Vokey WedgeWorks Proto (60-K)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey Rossie White Hot XG, Bridgestone TD-O2

Grips: Lamkin UTx

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Check out more in-hand photos of Brandt Snedeker’s clubs here.

 

 

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Spotted: SuperStroke Pistol Lock 1.0 & 2.0 grips

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SuperStroke’s Pistol series is one of its more popular models with an oversized — but still traditional — shape that fits in the hands comfortably.

This week, we spotted a new grip on the practice green at the Cognizant Classic with the “Pistol” name but a little different shape. The traditional pistol shape flares out into the palm on the upper hand and usually has a flat top for your thumb to rest easily. The new grips feature two sizes at the moment, the 1.0 and 2.0, with the latter looking significantly larger.

This new Pistol Lock grip looks to have a similar flat top and flared-out back in the upper hand like the original. The taper to the upper hand looks to start further down the shaft and has a more pronounced shape at the top of the grip. The lower-hand section also might look to have a touch more taper to it, but sometimes these shapes are hard to tell from just photos. Here are the new Pistol Lock grips next to the current Pistol.

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WITB Time Machine: Justin Thomas’ winning WITB, 2018 Cognizant Classic

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In 2018, a playoff at 8 under par determined the winner of the then-Honda Classic. Justin Thomas rolled in a three-footer to defeat Luke List on the first playoff hole, capturing his eighth PGA Tour victory in the process.

See what JT had in the bag at PGA National six years ago below.

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (8.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana BF 60 TX

3-wood: Titleist 917F2 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 80 TX

5-wood: Titleist 915Fd (18 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Motore Speeder VC 9.2 Tour Spec X

Irons: Titleist 718 AP2 (4), Titleist 718 MB (5-9)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM5 (56-14F), Vokey SM6 (46-08F, 52-12F, 60-12K)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue (46-60), Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 (60)

Putter: Scotty Cameron X5.5
Grip: SuperStroke Pistol GT Tour

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

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