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First of all: who is Hyperbeast?  Second of all, thats a no from me, dog.  There is nothing cool about PXG unless you think overpriced golf clubs are somehow, "cool".

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I think “Innovative” is the correct descriptive word for PXG. I never thought I would be a PXG club owner, but with Bill Parsons “Heroes” discounts, I am now the proud owner of a PXG Driver and soon probably more.


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1 hour ago, fozcycle said:

I think “Innovative” is the correct descriptive word for PXG. I never thought I would be a PXG club owner, but with Bill Parsons “Heroes” discounts, I am now the proud owner of a PXG Driver and soon probably more.


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Totally understand and glad a company is visibly committed to Vet's in a tangible way...not just a "thanks for your service" smile and handshake. I think it's a great program and one that should be praised and replicated with other companies!

Innovative is a great word to describe PXG! I'm curious, though, if you think that moniker could be applied to others? Like, is PXG more innovative than Cobra, or TM?

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14 hours ago, DaveP043 said:

My image is formed largely from the commercials, and they just grate on me.   Iron's aren't cool or sexy simply because you claim, loudly and repeatedly, that they're cool and sexy.  In fact, those loud boastful claims make me think the actual product is just the opposite, and that the company is trying to sell image more than function.

The commercials are so 'off putting' to me that I'm less likely to try/buy PXG clubs. I know that's Parson on the voiceover and aware of the discount he provides us vets. But is that a gimmick to appeal to the vets? Cool - definitely not. Maybe if he had Rickie doing the commercials ........  

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21 minutes ago, GolfSpy_THV said:

Totally understand and glad a company is visibly committed to Vet's in a tangible way...not just a "thanks for your service" smile and handshake. I think it's a great program and one that should be praised and replicated with other companies!

Innovative is a great word to describe PXG! I'm curious, though, if you think that moniker could be applied to others? Like, is PXG more innovative than Cobra, or TM?

To the first paragraph TM does a 15% discount for military. Ping does a lot of stuff for disabled vets including full bags for many.

To the second paragraph I would say yes. Outside of the titleist concept line all the companies are working around budget constraints which will limit what they can or can’t do. Doesn’t mean the other companies aren’t trying stuff in their r&d that then get severely tweaked and takes them several releases before some of it sees the light of day at retail, but pxg has removed hay that constraint from their r&d. They are also using more molds in each iron head than most companies. 
 

In a prior Internet life there was info shared by Wilson that they let their r&d staff go all out on a hybrid. The cost to produce was so high they couldn’t bring it to retail. So while they all have the capability money is going to play a role in where innovation goes. The other part is what one considers innovative another person might not. Example some look at the pxg screws and don’t consider that innovation or whatever but if you read about the way they use the weight to influence launch, etc theres innovation there 

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I would not be shocked to learn that Hypebeast is owned by one of Bob Parsons companies. As mentioned, the article never discloses why they are cool so maybe the publication should be called OVERhypebeast! Does PXG make decent clubs? Sure, so do most OEMS. While there is no doubt a contingent of players who view them as being superior to other brands and worth the money, the people who I have encountered fall into 2 categories-more money than brains & status symbol seekers. 

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2 hours ago, fozcycle said:

I think “Innovative” is the correct descriptive word for PXG. I never thought I would be a PXG club owner, but with Bill Parsons “Heroes” discounts, I am now the proud owner of a PXG Driver and soon probably more.


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This is what I like about PXG.  Big kudos to Bob for his service and what he offers to current and former members of the armed forces 👍

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2 hours ago, fozcycle said:

I think “Innovative” is the correct descriptive word for PXG. I never thought I would be a PXG club owner, but with Bill Parsons “Heroes” discounts, I am now the proud owner of a PXG Driver and soon probably more.

Agree that this is a very cool thing that PXG does.

What I can't wrap my head around any more is just who PXG is as a company?  From the start it was always the most innovative ways to try different things.  Correct if I'm wrong, but they may have been among the leaders along with Taylormade in the Foam/hollow type iron construction for distance.  

With all the recent discounts, I'm not sure what the brand is anymore.  I will say from this year's most wanted driver testing, they must still be making some very good equipment.

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17 hours ago, Middler said:

I’m indifferent on PXG as a brand, but we have a very different definition of “cool.” The brands above are probably most admired, and technical leaders but they’re relatively staid, traditional and conservative - not cool! PXG is trying to be bold, innovative, and break the mold. At least they’re different, and they’ve carved out a niche - in an industry that’s not easy to break into. Cool? Who knows...

wiki says: Coolness is an aesthetic of attitude, behavior, comportment, appearance and style which is generally admired. Because of the varied and changing connotations of cool, as well as its subjective nature, the word has no single meaning. It has associations of composure and self-control[1] and often is used as an expression of admiration or approval. Although commonly regarded as slang, it is widely used among disparate social groups and has endured in usage for generations.

 

taylormade grabbed the #1 spot on my list precisely because they aren't staid or conservative.

between their social media marketing, the access they give inside of their tour van, things like the TM christmas card, and the guys on tour playing their clubs, i think they have the freshest and "coolest" appearance of all the brands.  

if i were a young kid getting into golf, i'd be saving my money for a set of TM clubs because they do a good job promoting guys like Wolff, Morikawa, and Rory.  the same can be said for Cobra with Bryson and (the golfer formerly known as) Rickie Fowler.  then you get to Titleist, and Patrick Cantlay has the "cool" factor of a pocket protector.  way further down the line, and PXG gives off a drunk dad at a backyard bbq, yelling loudly about his high school glory days vibe.   

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1 minute ago, juspoole said:

With all the recent discounts, I'm not sure what the brand is anymore.  I will say from this year's most wanted driver testing, they must still be making some very good equipment.

The discounts were to unload inventory. The gen4 prices are what people expect PXG pricing to be. 
 

They have grown as a company from just the high prices and the money is no problem type crowd and willing to pay whatever for something they want or what others can’t have to a company that still pushes that high end brand with the gen 4 stuff while expanding to having a separate line that is game improvement design clubs at a better than other brands especially in prices. They have had success in sales and now they want more of the market share and the 0211 line gives them that chance 

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15 minutes ago, RickyBobby_PR said:

The discounts were to unload inventory. The gen4 prices are what people expect PXG pricing to be. 
 

They have grown as a company from just the high prices and the money is no problem type crowd and willing to pay whatever for something they want or what others can’t have to a company that still pushes that high end brand with the gen 4 stuff while expanding to having a separate line that is game improvement design clubs at a better than other brands especially in prices. They have had success in sales and now they want more of the market share and the 0211 line gives them that chance 

Yup.

The new 0211 line is no different than the Mercedes A Class starting at $29,999.  It allows people to get their foot into the Mercedes door with the hope that they eventually buying the higher end models.  That is was PXG is doing now.

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1 hour ago, jlukes said:

Yup.

The new 0211 line is no different than the Mercedes A Class starting at $29,999.  It allows people to get their foot into the Mercedes door with the hope that they eventually buying the higher end models.  That is was PXG is doing now.

excellent analogy!

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23 hours ago, Chip Strokes said:

taylormade grabbed the #1 spot on my list precisely because they aren't staid or conservative.

between their social media marketing, the access they give inside of their tour van, things like the TM christmas card, and the guys on tour playing their clubs, i think they have the freshest and "coolest" appearance of all the brands.  

if i were a young kid getting into golf, i'd be saving my money for a set of TM clubs because they do a good job promoting guys like Wolff, Morikawa, and Rory.  the same can be said for Cobra with Bryson and (the golfer formerly known as) Rickie Fowler.  then you get to Titleist, and Patrick Cantlay has the "cool" factor of a pocket protector.  way further down the line, and PXG gives off a drunk dad at a backyard bbq, yelling loudly about his high school glory days vibe.   

We have different definitions of cool, like most. TaylorMade is boring and classless to me, Titleist, Mizuno and Ping have class and some integrity at least- all in my opinion, no right or wrong. Taylormade and Callaway are the biggest marketing liars when it comes advertising IMHO, not cool.

To be honest I agree PXG advertising, Bob Parsons, is over the top obnoxious. But among people who have actually played the 0311 Gen3, everyone I’ve seen said they stand alone in terms of soft feel, and that appeals to me. I’d try them and overlook the ads, and I’m an admitted Mizuno fanboy.

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4 minutes ago, Middler said:

We have different definitions of cool, like most. TaylorMade is to boring and classless to me, Titleist, Mizuno and Ping have class and some integrity at least- all in my opinion, no right or wrong. Taylormade and Callaway are the biggest marketing liars when it comes IMHO, not cool.

To be honest I agree PXG advertising, Bob Parsons, is over the top - but among people who have actually played the 0311 Gen3, everyone I’ve seen said they’d stand alone in terms of soft feel, and that appeals to me. I’d try them and overlook the ads.

different definitions of cool is what makes the world go round, so i'm all for that.  

when thinking of "cool", i'm choosing to separate performance from personality.  PXG may well be the holy grail of clubs, and to your point most on here who have hit them love them.  but the brand isn't "cool" to me.  i'm a big fan of TM's youtube videos with their golfers.  to me, watching those videos and getting a glimpse in to the guys who are ambassadors for their brand makes it cool.  

the other thing that carries a "cool" factor is who's playing the clubs on tour.  lots of people love Ping, and i know i love my G400 driver.  but Harris English looks like beige paint, so i have a hard time equating the brand with "cool"

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On 3/23/2021 at 12:37 PM, GolfSpy_THV said:

 

I guess that I am just not in the know, but who is Hypebeast?

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Check the About Us link at the bottom of the page.  Hypebeast is a fashion site based out of Hong Kong.  But you'll have to be quick, because they seem to believe in infinite scrolling.

Cool is so subjective - how meaningful is it?  I have several Linksoul shirts in my closet; I used to think of the company as California cool.  Relaxed and understated.  Then Bubba bought a share of the company.  No one who whines that much is cool.  I still love their shirts, I'm sure I'll buy more (the quarterly gift card from Golfers Journal makes that easier), but my opinion of the company has changed.

One thing about that article... no byline.  Unlike many others on the Hypebeast site.  Was this paid content masquerading as editorial content?  That's truly uncool.

 

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7 hours ago, HardcoreLooper said:

One thing about that article... no byline.  Unlike many others on the Hypebeast site.  Was this paid content masquerading as editorial content?  That's truly uncool.

It certainly reads like PXG marketing literature to me.

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13 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

It certainly reads like PXG marketing literature to me.

And kinda like all those 5 star reviews you read about

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