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So I'm seeing the PXG 0811 Gen 2 Driver available on their site for $295 (marked down from $595) until June 1st.  I'm anxious to purchase a new driver and planned on testing out a different models (Ping, Cobra, etc., in the sub $400 price range) and getting fitted at my local range once it opens back up.  But here's my thought at the moment:

If I go and get the fitting for the PXG and that is then included in the purchase price at $295 am I fool to be looking elsewhere.  This seems like a spectacular deal for their most current driver and their fitting process on top of that.  My questions for the forum are:

  • PXG owners out there, how happy are you with the 0811?  Was the fitting experience good? 
  • Are there better clubs on the market at this $300 range when including a fitting cost on top of that?  I know lots of places don't include this in the purchase price.
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I went through a fitting at PxG last year for the Gen 2 driver.  It was neck and neck with the G410+ I Had.   So I definitely didn't see it being worth the $595 for basically the same numbers But

The fitting aspect helps. I don’t think there is really that big of a difference in quality among the OEM’s. It’s more of a matter of what fits you best.  I had the 0811X Gen 1 and it produced to

I just purchased a used Gen 2 0811x head to try to curb my constant thinking about the Proto X. This was the #1 option when I went through the TrueGolfFit last year but never thought I would drop th

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I am in the same boat. I'm also a lefty so the sale is even better. I'm going with a 2 wood though. The price is great, plus the custom fitting you can't go wrong. The shafts were a selling point as well. They use the true shaft not a "made for". 

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I went through a fitting at PxG last year for the Gen 2 driver.  It was neck and neck with the G410+ I Had.   So I definitely didn't see it being worth the $595 for basically the same numbers

But for $295 and if you're in the market for a new driver then it's absoultely a good deal.

This is litteraly one of those times where people who say I'll wait 6 months to a year and get it for 1/2 price are actually right 😁

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The fitting aspect helps. I don’t think there is really that big of a difference in quality among the OEM’s. It’s more of a matter of what fits you best. 

I had the 0811X Gen 1 and it produced too much spin for me, even with my 9 turned down to 7.5*.  I’ve heard/read the Gen 2 X model was much better for those that need a lower spin head, but I went with the F9 for $250 this year so I can’t speak on the current PXG lineup. 

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I loved the x gen2.  I gamed it all last year and it was a low spin bomber.  I started the year with an accra tz6 and ended with my old faithful tour ad bb.

feeling wise, it is muted and had a nice thud.  For me, probably the best sounding and feeling driver I have hit.

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Fairway Wood:Taylormade Sim 15 with Graphite design Tour ad iz 6s
Hybrid:  Pxg gen2 19 with hand crafted hzrdus black 85 6.0 and Adams super ls xtd 22 with Diamana s+  stiff

Irons: 5-pw Miura Mc501 with modus 120s pured

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On 5/3/2020 at 6:53 PM, GambyGolfGuy said:

So I'm seeing the PXG 0811 Gen 2 Driver available on their site for $295 (marked down from $595) until June 1st.  I'm anxious to purchase a new driver and planned on testing out a different models (Ping, Cobra, etc., in the sub $400 price range) and getting fitted at my local range once it opens back up.  But here's my thought at the moment:

If I go and get the fitting for the PXG and that is then included in the purchase price at $295 am I fool to be looking elsewhere.  This seems like a spectacular deal for their most current driver and their fitting process on top of that.  My questions for the forum are:

  • PXG owners out there, how happy are you with the 0811?  Was the fitting experience good? 
  • Are there better clubs on the market at this $300 range when including a fitting cost on top of that?  I know lots of places don't include this in the purchase price.

I have the Gen 1 0811X, and I got it for the hero’s price, so much like the deal that is in place now. I did the online fitting, so I cannot speak to the in person fitting, but I hear it’s top notch. The driver is as good as anything out there, and pretty forgiving, so better may be splitting hairs.  I get comments all the time about the sound, and I get really good distance from it. The head cover is really soft high quality leather. I do not regret my purchase at all. I hope this helps. 

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PXG Gen2 0341X 14* Hzrdus Smoke Yellow 70X

:titelist-small: TS2 18* Hzrdus Smoke 70X

:Sub70: 699U 22* KBS Tour 130X

:Sub70: CB 5,6 Dynamic Gold X100

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I just purchased a used Gen 2 0811x head to try to curb my constant thinking about the Proto X. This was the #1 option when I went through the TrueGolfFit last year but never thought I would drop the coin without being able to try it. With this deal for everybody until the end of May, it made finding a head only at a similar price as other oems more manageable. I actually sold my TS2 with only one round played with the Gen 2 on the way. Figured if the Gen 2 doesn’t work I can use the money from the ts2 and the resale of the Gen 2 to offset the cost of the Proto X. It is cool to see companies doing this type of stuff.


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Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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this is some great feedback.  unfortunately at this time it looks like the pxg fitting location near me isn't doing any fittings in person.  i just don't feel comfortable doing it through a questionnaire. 

fittings are really tough to find/schedule right now in nj.  my driver search is honing in on 3 clubs: the cobra king f9 speedback, pxg 0811 gen2, and ping g410 plus.  With the cobra prices creeping down to the low $200s online I'm very tempted to just pull the trigger on it.  seen and heard nothing but raves.

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this is some great feedback.  unfortunately at this time it looks like the pxg fitting location near me isn't doing any fittings in person.  i just don't feel comfortable doing it through a questionnaire. 
fittings are really tough to find/schedule right now in nj.  my driver search is honing in on 3 clubs: the cobra king f9 speedback, pxg 0811 gen2, and ping g410 plus.  With the cobra prices creeping down to the low $200s online I'm very tempted to just pull the trigger on it.  seen and heard nothing but raves.

If I am not mistaken, PXG will do the fitting later when everything opens back up if you order the Gen 2 through them. I could be wrong but I believe I read that somewhere.


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Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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I didn't get the best ball speed or distance numbers when I tried the Gen 2 XF. But, it was silly accurate and consistent. I did a fitting at club champion, started hitting 10 shots with about 7 different clubs. After hitting  the PXG the fitter was like "that isn't the one for you, ball speed is down". I looked at the chart and I was like, "I don't care about 5 yards, look at the dispersion, all 10 shots within 7 yards of each other." 

Best "feeling" driver I hit that day. And most accurate, but it wasn't that big of difference over my G400 Max to warrant the hit to the bank account. But at this price... 

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4 hours ago, blackngold_blood said:


If I am not mistaken, PXG will do the fitting later when everything opens back up if you order the Gen 2 through them. I could be wrong but I believe I read that somewhere.


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This is correct. Before the pricing was extended I ordered one (2 wood actually). I emailed the local guys and they put the order on hold to maintain the price. I just did in person fitting today and they are changing the specs and releasing the order. They also do what they call a spec check so if you can get the club, and get it dialed in when things open back up.

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I did a full fitting in February and have been playing the Gen 2 XF with a AD VR 6x. It was a bit shorter than the X and my TS3 but the dispersion was unbelievable. That has translated from the fitting to the course and love it. Again, not the longest I hit but it is forgiving and still plenty long for me. For $295 this is a steal.


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PXG 0811XF Gen 2 10.5* (set at 9*) AD VR 6x

PXG 0341X Gen 2 15* AD TP 7x

PXG 0317X Gen 2 19* KBS Proto 95x

PXG 0311T Gen 3 4-6 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 ST 7 - PW KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 50/10 KBS $ Taper 130

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54/10 & 58/07 TTDG TI S400

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Just ordered my PXG 0811XF Gen 2 driver today. It was hard to find an available time for an on site fitting so I tried their phone fitting service and feel pretty good about the result. The phone fitting matches very close to the TruFit online fitting I took late last year. The discount must really be boosting sales as it looks like it could be 4-6 weeks before I get the new club. More to follow after I spend a little time with the club.

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Callaway 56 Degree PM Grind Wedge

Current Driver: PXG 0811XF Gen 2 - Fujikura Pro 2.0 53 R2 Std. Length 9 degree

Grips: Golf Pride CP2 Pro - Jumbo

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I had a putter and a hybrid ready to check out, but I was hesitant on the hybrid having never hit one.  They lost me at the shipping cost.  Charging $30 to get a club in 6 weeks turned me off.  

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3 Wood: Titleist 915F 16.5º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Hybrids: PXG 0317X 17º w/ Even Flow

Titleist 816 H1 21º & 25º w/ Diamana Blueboard

Irons (6-PW): Srixon 765 w/ Project X LZ

Wedges: 50º Ping Glide, 54º & 60º PXG 0311

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Ordered the Proto X this week, I took my TrueGolf Fit from late last year and the over the phone fititing with the rep to come up with what I hope to be a good combo   Went with the X versus the plus to keep spin down a bit, the same thing that I found in my Titleist fitting last fall. 

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38 minutes ago, Jwhite86 said:

I had a putter and a hybrid ready to check out, but I was hesitant on the hybrid having never hit one.  They lost me at the shipping cost.  Charging $30 to get a club in 6 weeks turned me off.  

But it's the best packaging...period!!

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:ping-small:  G410 FW 5, 7 Alta CB R flex 

:ping-small: G410 Hybrid 26 degree Alta CB R Flex

:titelist-small: T100S/T200 Combo 5-7 T100S 8-P T200 TT Black Oynx R Flex

:titelist-small: SM7 54.08 F 58.12 K 

:scotty-small:  Phantom 5.5   35" 

:titelist-small: ProV1X Play number 12

 

 

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But it's the best packaging...period!!

I don’t know... My Honma TR20 driver packaging was pretty legit!


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Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter: :seemore-small: Platinum M5 HT Mallet, 36"

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I don’t know... My Honma TR20 driver packaging was pretty legit!


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I get my TR20 on Monday so hopefully I can attest to this as well!

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Driver: :honma: TR20 460 9.5* Vizard TR20 60X

Wood: :mizuno-small: ST200 TS Dimana D+PLUS Limited Edition 70X

Hybrids: :mizuno-small: CLK 19* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80TX

Irons: :honma: TW 747 Rose Proto 4-PW Modus Tour 120X

Wedges: :honma: TW-W4 52*, 56*, and 60*Modus Tour 125 Wedge 

Putter: :seemore-small: Nashville Z1C 34"

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On 5/3/2020 at 2:52 PM, 2puttbogey said:

I am in the same boat. I'm also a lefty so the sale is even better. I'm going with a 2 wood though. The price is great, plus the custom fitting you can't go wrong. The shafts were a selling point as well. They use the true shaft not a "made for". 

Well with the wait to get it assembled and shiped I decided to check out the driver. So happy I did! When the fitter got the right shaft,  holy s%#@! The club is very easy to hit, sounds great, and launches the ball. Now I just got to keep waiting 😭

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Well with the wait to get it assembled and shiped I decided to check out the driver. So happy I did! When the fitter got the right shaft,  holy s%#@! The club is very easy to hit, sounds great, and launches the ball. Now I just got to keep waiting

I agree about the Gen 2 driver. It is by far the best feeling and sounding driver I have hit. The distance and dispersion are exceptional as well. After 1 round with it the only driver I would replace it with would be the Proto and only if I got an amazing deal on it. I can’t believe I waited so long to try it. TrueGolfFit was right in the money for me with this as #1.


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Driver:    PXG Gen2 0811x 10.5* set to small + with a VA Composites Nemesys 55s @ 44.75"

Fairway:  :srixon-small: F85 5 wood with a UST Elements Chrome 7F5 @ 41.5"

Irons: Testing the Titleist T200 irons 4-W2 with Project X LZ 5.5 shaft -1/2" and 1* Up

Wedge: Titleist SM7 56* with Project X LZ 5.0 shaft

Putter:  :scotty-cameron-1: Custom Futura X5 flow neck with a UST Frequency Filtered shaft -1" with a SS wristlock grip

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