Jump to content
GregB135

Driver v Driver (Which One Wins it’s place in the bag)

Recommended Posts

Our Sponsors

Just ordered a PXG 811x Gen 1 driver through the heroes program.

I won’t post the price here. Suffice to say though, it was a price I couldn’t refuse.

Once iris delivered, I will put it through the paces against the 917 as I get ready for league season to start.

Keep in mind, at a recent GOLFTEC driver fitting, the 917 couldn’t be beat by the new stuff on the rack.

 

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 1

Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's how I just got my new 3-wood.  Once tuned to my liking then I put it on the TopTracer range and it was night and day different vs my old Cobra F8.  Good luck, let me know what you think


WTB:

  :callaway-small: Callaway EPIC Flash Sub Zero Triple Black Diamond 10.5* w/ Fujikura Speeder Evo II 757 x-flex

PXG 0341 Gen 1 3-wood w/ Aldila NV2KXV Blue 70g x-flex

 :ping-small: Ping G400 22* x-flex

:mizuno-small: Mizuno MP-18SC 4-6i w/ Aerotech SteelFiber i110cw x-flex

:mizuno-small: Mizuno MP-20 7-PW w/ Aerotech SteelFiber i110cw x-flex

:ping-small: Ping Glide 2 52,56 and 60* w/ Aerotech SteelFiber i110cw x-flex

:bettinardi-1:  Bettinardi Kuchar Arm lock model #1 @ 42"

:bridgestone-small: Tour B XS

:Arccos:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You won't post the price? That makes me want to know so much more!

I am also very interested to see how the Gen 1 does against your 917

  • Like 1

In my bag:

Driver: :cobra-small: Speedzone 9* Project X Smoke Green 60 6.5

Wood: :cobra-small: Speedzone Big Tour 13.5* Project X Smoke Yellow 70 6.5

Hybrids: :755178188_TourEdge: CB Pro U 17* Mitsubishi Kura Kage Silver 90X

Irons: :cobra-small: King Forged CB/MB 3-PW Modus Tour 120X

Wedges: :cobra-small: MIM 52* and 58* Modus Tour 130 Wedge 

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

 Ball: :bridgestone-small: Tour B X

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, jayjay0808 said:

You won't post the price? That makes me want to know so much more!

I am also very interested to see how the Gen 1 does against your 917

Via the heroes program the gen 1 drivers are extremely cheap. It’s been awhile since I looked but they are under $150 iirc

  • Like 1

Driver: Titleist 917D3 9.5 with Graphite Design MAD Pro 65g S

Wood: Titleist 917F2 with UST Mamiya Helium 5F4

Hybrid: Titleist 816H1 21 with Atmos Blue 85 S

Irons: Titleist 718 AP3 4i, 718 CB 5-6, MB 7-9 with KBS $ Taper 125

Wedges: Vokey SM7 46/50/54/60 with DG s200

Putter: Scotty Caemeron Super Rat1

Ball: Titleist Prov1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, jayjay0808 said:

You won't post the price? That makes me want to know so much more!

I am also very interested to see how the Gen 1 does against your 917

Let's just say that compared to original release price the PXG Heroe's program price is at a SIGNIFICANT discount. Enough so that I went ahead with the order even though my recent driver fitting at Golftec was a 'keep what you have' result.

  • Like 2

Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Haven't been neglecting this thread. Still waiting for the email from PXG with the shipping date and tracking number. 

Here's what I know so far. I placed a totally online order for a 9* driver with their available options on 29 Jan and got an invoice and order number. Today is 26 Feb and I have not received any follow up at all from PXG on the status of that order. Subsequent checks to the PXG for Heroes options no longer show 9* drivers available. I'm wondering if I got the last one...  I'm also not sure that I'll have the driver in hand before I take a 2-week work trip that takes me right up to the start of my league season.


Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Haven't been neglecting this thread. Still waiting for the email from PXG with the shipping date and tracking number. 
Here's what I know so far. I placed a totally online order for a 9* driver with their available options on 29 Jan and got an invoice and order number. Today is 26 Feb and I have not received any follow up at all from PXG on the status of that order. Subsequent checks to the PXG for Heroes options no longer show 9* drivers available. I'm wondering if I got the last one...  I'm also not sure that I'll have the driver in hand before I take a 2-week work trip that takes me right up to the start of my league season.

I would call them.
  • Like 1

Driver:  :ping-small: G400 Max 9* with UST Proforce V2
Fairway: :titelist-small: TS3 15* set  w/Project X Hzardous Smoke
Hybrids:  :titelist-small: 816H1 19* set at 18* w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
                :titelist-small: 915H  21*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
               :titelist-small: 915H 24*  w/KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype
Irons:      :srixon-small: 765 6-AW with KBS Tour shafts
Wedge:  :cleveland-small: 588 54-14, 58-12
Putter:  :odyssey-small: Ten S      Backups:  :bobby-grace-1: 6330,   :EVNROLL: ER2.2,  

 

Member:  MGS Hitsquad since 2017697979773_DSCN2368(Custom).JPG.a1a25f5e430d9eebae93c5d652cbd4b9.JPG

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Emailed customer service. Reply came very quickly which was nice. Seems I've yet again encountered the back-ordered shaft conundrum (see G410 iron test thread). They expect to receive the shaft for production in early March so I should expect delivery shortly after. Again, given their Heroes Program pricing, I'm not complaining, just would have been nice to have gotten word from them on the back order without having to chase it down myself.

This timing is going to make the start of league season interesting as delivery will likely occur just before our season opener. There are two weeks between events 1 and 2 though, so I should be able to get some good testing done to decide whether or not to change.

  • Like 1

Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The wait on a product like this would absolutely drive me nuts.  I have no patience as it is, so this would drive me insane.  You are a better man than I am.

  • Like 1

  • :ping-small: G400 Driver, 3 Fairway
  • :mizuno-small: Fli-Hi Utility Irons - 18° & 21°
  • :Hogan: Ft. Worth Hi Utility Iron - 24°
  • :callaway-small: Forged Razr X 6-A Wedge irons
  • :titelist-small: :vokey-small: SM7 54° & 58°
  • :ping-small: Sigma2 Tyne Putter
  • :918457628_PrecisionPro:NX7 Laser Rangefinder
  • Garmin Approach S20 GPS

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Mr. 82 said:

The wait on a product like this would absolutely drive me nuts.  I have no patience as it is, so this would drive me insane.  You are a better man than I am.

At least knowing about the delay will diminish the number of daily email inbox checks looking for the shipping message 🤪

  • Like 1

Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The 917 might be realizing its days are potentially numbered.
7/11 fairways yesterday (2 3Ws and a hybrid) with a slightly wind aided 280 best.
The PXG has its work cut out.


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy


Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What’s the word gregb?


Sent from my iPad using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 1

Driver: Tour Edge Exotics EXS w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Fairways:  Cobra King F8 3W(14.5*) & 5W(18.5*) w/Mitsubishi ck Blue regular shaft Hybrids: Tour Edge CBX 119 4H(22*)  with Project X Evenflo regular shaft Irons: Wilson Staff D7 5 - PW w/Recoil 460 regular shafts Wedges: Wilson D7 GW(48*) & SW(54*) Cobra King F8 LW(58*)all wedges have Recoil 460 regular shafts Putter: 33" Bellum-Winmore 707 putter Bag: Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag(Peacoat Blue).

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The wait on a product like this would absolutely drive me nuts.  I have no patience as it is, so this would drive me insane.  You are a better man than I am.

Patience is not a virtue of most golfers


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  • Like 2

Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Ping G410 Plus

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead

Irons; Ping G410 5-SW & Mizno 919 Hot Metal 5-SW

Putter; Waaay too many to list

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Aaaaaand… still waiting.

Taking advantage of PXG's Hero Program pricing was a very attractive option for trying out a new driver without breaking the whole bank. I think that's a fantastic way for them to clear final or 'obsolete' inventory and earn a little good PR while they are at it. I can't say I've been impressed with customer relations so far. I had to ping them with an email a full month after the order to find out the shaft was on back order. They claimed the shaft would be on hand early in March, but I'm yet to receive the ready for shipment email or any other correspondence from  PXG. Can anyone verify the experience is better when ordering from the current release inventory? If not, that may be a contributing factor to some of their sales struggles.


Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The good news: Finally received the shipping notice on my PXG driver.

The bad news: Expected delivery is on Saturday when I'm playing in my league's season opener. Tee ball accuracy is a premium at the tourney site this week so that may be more good news than bad, it wouldn't have been in the bag yet anyway.

The other good news: I'll have two weeks between events to compare the two and decide whether or not the PXG goes in the bag for event 2.

  • Like 2

Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'll take a couple of pictures to add later, but the driver arrived in premium packaging, a nice shipping carton with foam support inside. It looks absolutely menacing with the matte black crown, black shaft, and black grip I've already dubbed it 'Darth Driver 2'. (Darth Drvier was my Ping Anser) 

Keep in mind, I didn't use a fitter, but knowing my current driver performance, I asked the fitter at my local club (whom I trust) which shaft option was closest to the one I was using in the Titleist. End result, 9* PXG 811x with the Hzrds Smoke Yellow 60g shaft. The club arrived with the default weight configuration for low/back cg (all the heavy weights across the back). My only adjustment before taking it to the range was to move two heavy weights from far rear outside to far front outside (slightly higher moi configuration), but stayed with the standard loft/lie setting. This is the only downside I've noted so far. The packaging included the adjustment tool but not a guide for configuring the weights for desired results. The PXG website suggests calling one of their staff fitters to consult over the phone. Although, if you understand the basics behind weight positioning and the three centers (mass/gravity/balance) you'll have a decent idea of what should happen to ball flight as you monkey with the weights.

All that said, first swings were pretty promising. It has great balance to it. The alignment aid on the crown is subdued but effective. Sound and feel are a little more muted than the 917. I learned to like the sound as I hit it more. On the course I played I hit driver on 7/14 non par-3 tee shots. And I was 4/7 for fairways hit with the PXG. My 18 birdies history says my FIR % is about 30 so 4/7 is improvement. Two of those FIRs were on swings I know were centered up on good swings and those two balls were about 10-15 yards closer to the green than I'm accustomed to seeing on the holes in question. 

So.... if these results hold things are looking good for the PXG. Slightly more accurate and a little longer to boot.... who could argue? 🤔

 


Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Got another couple of rounds in with the PXG. One was a nine-hole playing lesson, so only hit it two or three times. Then got in a full round yesterday. Both rounds I was trying to focus a little more on the technique/feel tweak from the latest lesson so may not have been swinging at full speed. Fairway percentage is up, and even the missed fairways are in better position, so my 'wild miss' count with the long clubs is dropping. I didn't have any of the 'wow that was long' swings in either round. But, if I'm playing from the short grass or down the line of the hole that is going to shave strokes. Looking good for the PXG right now. I have to get a chance to do a 1v1 battle to see what I get there.

  • Like 2

Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Right now I’m liking the feel and results of the PXG. It may not be as consistently long as the Titleist but it seems to be going straighter.
Keeping it in the bag for now as the gamer heading into a league play event on Saturday.


Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy

  • Like 1

Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

gregb thanks for these updates, i'm interested in the PXG with the discounts I have seen lately on their site.  you have a lot of good info here, and it seems like it is performing well. 


  • Driver:cobra-small: F9 Speedback 9 degree / Project X HZRDUS Smoke 60 Stiff
  • 3 Wood:callaway-small:  X Series / Callaway 70g Mid/Low Torque Graphite 
  • 5 Wood:callaway-small: X Series / Callaway 70g Mid/Low Torque Graphite
  • 3 Hybrid:callaway-small: X Series / Callaway 80g Mid/Mid Torque Graphite
  • 4-PW,AW:taylormade-small: RocketBladez / Taylormade RocketFuel Steel
  • LW:vokey-small: BV 60-04 
  • Putter:odyssey-small: White Ice Rossie 340g
  • Ball:  :Snell:MTB-X Optic Yellow

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, GambyGolfGuy said:

gregb thanks for these updates, i'm interested in the PXG with the discounts I have seen lately on their site.  you have a lot of good info here, and it seems like it is performing well. 

Thanks GGG,

One thing I'm sure you've noticed, the Gen1 clubs are very limited inventory. I think I actually ordered their last 9* Gen1 driver. Just a day or two after ordering mine, the 9* option was no longer selectable in the club build options.

If you already know your equivalent shaft and other iron specs, the 211 irons are a REALLY good deal in the players/GI iron category.

With my Gen1 driver about the only thing I've had to adjust to is the sound/feel. I try to put performance over that but if you weight feel highly, the Gen1 doesn't provide a lot of feel feedback. What it gives is pretty subtle, so I've had to spend some extra time with it on the range to learn it's language with respect to sound/feel of the strike. The best way to describe the sound is unique. It's kind of a muted pingy sound. I was on the range Saturday and asked the gentleman at the next station how he liked his PXG. He asked how I knew that's what he was hitting, and all I said was 'I knew the sound'.

Hope that all helps

Happy hunting!

  • Like 1

Driver:  PXG 811x Gen1, HZRDS Smoke Yellow 60g S

Fariway:   :titelist-small: 917 F2, 3-Wood Fujikura Blue 

Hybrid:   :ping-small: G410 18*

Irons:  :titelist-small: T300 4-5, T200 6-PW Nippon 880 Pro R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small:  CBX2 50*, 54*, 58*, TT Dynamic Gold Wedge Flex

Putter:  :odyssey-small:  EXO Rossie 34.5" (Tester) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...