Okay, so I’m that guy that dropped a lot of cash on these clubs to not have them six months later.
To begin, honestly part of this was probably on me too as much as the fitter. Let me say that I had just recovered from injuring my ankle. I was rusty to say the least seeing as my fitting was in November.
1.) The irons, I was fit into the 0311P irons with the Dynamic Gold 120g stiff flex shaft. I also had a milled wedge the Zulu and Romeo to wound out the iron set. They were amazing on the fitting day off a mat in a heated bay hitting to an outside range. Long, straight, and stupid forgiving. I had shots that had no business flying straight and 165 doing just that. To say the least the irons were the easiest part of the fitting. The wedges are equally as amazing. Fast forward to spring, I’ve played several rounds with the irons and wedges, but with my swing coming back to form the shaft was a noodle to me. I reshafted all the irons and wedges into the KBS C-Tapers x-flex. It was on my dime, but PXG covered the lie adjustments. Honestly the wedges and irons are as good as any you can play. The reason I left the irons was mostly due to the customer service when I asked for the spec check that comes with the PXG clubs. It doesn’t cover shaft changes.
2.) The driver, well I wanted to love the KaBoom driver so much that I ended up buying and trying 2 different ones. I started with the PXG 0811x Gen 2, on the Fitting day it was smoking my gamer which was the Epic Subzero. It was a good 10-15 yards longer, and straight I hadn’t dispersion that good since my early 20’s. I thought I had stumbled upon Thor’s hammer folks. Well, I eagerly awaited the day the shiny black box showed up. When it did, it was okay off the range, but not the boom stick I remembered! Needless to say I was disappointed. I went back to my local club where my pro had arranged the fitting, and we went back to his track man and the numbers were night and day. He arranged for the fitter to comeback. When he arrived I was told that my swing was the change not the club, and was promptly fit into the new latest and greatest at the time Proto driver the plus version. Again I awaited it with anticipation. In the mean time I traded for a Sim driver. Long story short, the Sim destroyed the Proto on distance, and even accuracy which for me was what I was chasing, was about the same with the two heads. The difference being that I was spinning the Sim less which is what I needed. I even tried determining if this was a shaft issue, and since my Proto came with the Evenflow white, I borrowed one from my local clubs fitting cart snd gave it a whirl. Turns out I found my new boom stick the TM Sim with the Evenflow white. I traded the Proto for a Scotty putter. The skytrak that I have showed I was hitting around 2500 spin on the Sim and about 3200 on the Proto by PXG. All that to say that the driver is PXG’s weakness.
3.) The 0341 fairway woods are legit. First fairway wood I have carried in years. I’m getting older, so now I needed the added distance off the fairway as my driver is leaving me shorter. I need to find Phil’s miracle in a bottle distance with age. I have had several of the fairway woods from PXG in this bag it was the Gen 2 0341x 3 wood and 5 wood I think the fitter gave. I used the 5 wood in the summer and the 3 wood in the winters on longer holes. They lift off the ground with ease, and the turf interaction is nothing short of amazing. I found confidence again with a fairway wood. Just like the irons it was an easy sell. Unlike the driver, the irons and the fairway wood more than exceeded my expectations. Honestly, I traded my 3 wood to a guy who had the Gen 1, 2 wood and a putter I wanted to try. The Gen 1, fairway wood was actually better for me than the Gen 2 stuff. I still own the Gen 1, 2 wood to this day. It is a club I tend to go back to when I get the yippes with my fairway woods. My spin, distance, and dispersion was better with these clubs than even what I currently game. I have been tinkering with the cobra speed zone and a TM mini driver 300 to replace the PXG. However, I have not sold that part of the bag. It is the last man standing from my PxG adventure.
4.) Putter. Well, this one is unique. I had a couple of the putters as well. I bought the bat attack Gen 1 from PXG, and then the Mustang Gen2, both were okay putters. The insert on the Gen 1 putters I could never get used to the soft feel and sound. The Gen 2 putters while better, honestly fell victim to my usual putter the Scotty Tei3 that I’ve games since it was new. I could just never get adjusted to the distance with the PXG putters. I do think that the PXG Gen 2, putters are an improvement from Gen 1, but maybe it was personal preference from putting with the same stick for so long, or a perceived Scotty is better, but I never fell into love with them. I wanted to. I went as far as buying the Gen 2 Operator putter. When this black box showed up, well this is when my wife informed me that me trying to make myself love a company wasn’t worth what I was having to spend to make it work. While I love the idea behind the company, and the way it takes care of the Vets., I just got tired of trying to buy different clubs to make them work for me.
The Conclusion, PXG is an amazing iron, wedge, and fairway wood club maker. I would say as long as the fitting is done and you are fresh, it’s the best your money can buy. The driver will look amazing for you at the fitting, but it seems the ones they ship aren’t the same quality as you demo at the fitting. Some guys get ones that are rockets I assume because they work for their swing, or it’s more of quality control at the manufacturing process. The drivers and me were a no go after trying the Gen2, and Proto drivers. I never tried the hybrids. The putter is another area that I would love to be able to give him remarks, but the sound, feel, snd distance control were just off to me. This could be the putter I came from, but it could also be that here again these clubs don’t fit my stroke, ear, and hands. I would try the putter again, but won’t take the plunge on another of the drivers. The fairway woods, I still own one. If you are wondering about the irons well I traded those for a set of Mizzy irons and I’ve been happy with them. Another brand I had never owned. The putters I sold, gifted, traded. Same for the drivers. It’s a great company that support. I still have the company’s extreme darkness tour bag in my man cave/simulator room. It holds my shafts and one PXG 2 wood. These clubs as with every club require the right fitting, but I would say these need a fitting more than most of the big brands to realize the full benefit of the PXG Kaboom Baby! Let me know if you have any questions. I am out of the dog house with the wife after my PXG adventure, but it cost me a Louis Purse because after she totaled up my adventure, we agreed she needed to be pampered too!
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