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I had been curious about PXG clubs for a long time, but the cost, shipping charges, and restocking fee for returns had always made me hesitant to jump in. In August of this year, PXG offered its 0311 Gen 5 drivers for $299, and, more importantly, offered free shipping with a 60-day 100% money back guarantee. I ordered a driver the same day. Here are the specs: 0311X Gen 5 driver, 9 degrees, Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 60g shaft, stiff flex The Box: the club shipped within a week and arrived in a black box donning only the PXG logo. An inscription inside the box that told me, “You’ve never played like this before.” Aside from the club, the box included a headcover, wrench, PXG decal, and a sleeve containing the order details. Nothing groundbreaking. First Impressions: The club has a two-toned, carbon fiber crown that may be off-putting to some, but it is not something I really noticed or care about. After I warmed up, I alternated hitting 5 balls each with the PXG driver and my current Ping G20. The Top Tracer data showed that I was consistently carrying the Ping driver about 10 yards longer on average with tighter dispersion during that first session. If PXG got one thing right on this driver, it is the muted sound and smooth feeling that results when the club is struck well. Adjustability: The clubhead features three weights ports (heel, toe, back). By default, two 7.5-gram weights are installed in the heel and back ports with a 2.5-gram weight in the toe for a draw bias. The club is adjustable +/- 1.5 degrees of loft with no ability to adjust the lie angle. It took me about two range sessions to find a weight and loft combination that felt good and produced good shots. I settled on 10.5 degrees of loft with the heavy weights in the toe and back ports for a fade bias that produced distance longer than my Ping driver with penetrating left-to-right ball flight on a medium trajectory. No ballooning. The downside to this setting was a greater tendency to hook the rest of the clubs in my bag as I had compensated for the driver settings by releasing my hands faster. I think this issue is probably fixed by reducing the fade bias a touch, but with no ability to adjust lie angle or slide the weight closer to a neutral position, I am stuck with the current setup unless I want to buy a weight kit PXG sells for $69. Price: at its regular retail price of $499, the club lacks the adjustability options offered by other clubs in that price range. As I post this, PXG has returned to charging the shipping and restocking fees that turned me off of the brand in the first place. Unless you live near a PXG fitter, the potential for these costs and those for the additional weights may be better spent on a brand that offers free custom fitting, if only to eliminate the uncertainty that comes with buying untested clubs. The sale price of $299 ($329 with shipping) better reflects its value in relation to the premium driver market and places it in line with other direct-to-consumer brands. Bottom line: after a few rounds and additional range sessions, the club performed well enough to stay in my bag and justify the price I paid for it.
Looks like the new sticks are arriving Friday, just in time for a Saturday round. I will do a review over the next month or so. I was fitted for Gen 3, 0311P Irons, prototype hybrid and 7 Wood. I also got the 0811X Prototype driver. What can I say, the fitting went well. The prices were so good I couldn't stop with just the irons. If you are interested in hearing more about the clubs and the performance let me know. I'm happy to share more. I'll definitely post pics as well.
500 rounds of golf is a hell of a lot for most people. Playing more/less once a week that's ~10 years of playing. PXG is a controversial brand. The price point is up there, and most people will never want to justify spending -a-driver-price- per iron. Anyway, I've been lucky enough to hit 500 rounds with the clubs and wanted to show how the super-soft steel holds up. Some clubs better than others Onto the pics: