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PXG 0311 GEN5 and Full Bag Fit Experience


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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..PXG Gen 5 0311XF (PX EvenFlow Riptide CB 50/5.0)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Epic SuperHybrid 4H (SteelFiber fc65/F2)
..Callaway Big Bertha 5H (Recoil ZT9 460/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (..Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

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On 5/18/2022 at 10:10 AM, cksurfdude said:

nice! Good stuff there 👍

Thanks! I’ve actually really enjoyed putting TikToks together. Fits my personal attention span and how much work I’m really willing to put into content

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Currently reviewing PXG 0311 GEN5 Full Bag:
Driver: 7.5 degree Autoflex 505x

4 wood: Fujikura Motore X F3 6

3 Hybrid: Mitsubishi MMT 80g 

4-GW - 0311P GEN5 Xtreme Dark SteelFiber 95cw

54*/60* - Sugar Daddy II Xtreme Dark SteelFiber 95cw

Putter: PXG Blackjack center shaft 34"

Bag: Vessel VLX Iridium / Sunday Golf Loma

“Golf is a good walk enhanced”

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Few rounds in (including an even par early morning 9 today), so time for a few club by club quick hits:

Driver: performance-wise there really isn’t a noticeable difference between the GEN5 and the GEN4 driver head I have in the same loft. Visually, though, I think the GEN5 is much better, with a larger, darker carbon fiber crown piece. Additionally, I think it has a bit better acoustics, the GEN4 is more “thud”y in my ear.

Fairway: the big note for me is that with the GEN5 is that I can get a 4 wood (not on the site, but available when fit or over the phone). I don’t like traditional lofted 3 woods, so typically I’m stuck tweaking a 5. Having natural fit has been really good. Club itself has performed well.

Hybrid: If hybrids have gotten a bit bulky looking for you, the GEN5 might be visually up your alley. Similar compact look to the old Adams Pro styles. It’s been a solid tee shot alternative for me.

Irons: I’m getting along with the irons really well (P series). They have a lot more weight and feel through impact than the 0211’s. The thinner sole and reduced offset are also a better fit for my swing. It’s also notice that I can feel where on the face I’m missing with these, but the forgiveness is still there to result in a decent shot.

Wedges: not really GEN5’s, but instead this is about the Mack Daddy 2 lines. Honestly, these have been the biggest surprise of all. These wedges look, feel, and perform incredibly well. A big takeaway is that I think combining a forged wedge with the same shaft as my irons is ideal. These is also my first full-face wedges and I’m now a believer. I catch pitches out on the toe a lot and these keep a lot more spin than wedges with traditional grooves.

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Currently reviewing PXG 0311 GEN5 Full Bag:
Driver: 7.5 degree Autoflex 505x

4 wood: Fujikura Motore X F3 6

3 Hybrid: Mitsubishi MMT 80g 

4-GW - 0311P GEN5 Xtreme Dark SteelFiber 95cw

54*/60* - Sugar Daddy II Xtreme Dark SteelFiber 95cw

Putter: PXG Blackjack center shaft 34"

Bag: Vessel VLX Iridium / Sunday Golf Loma

“Golf is a good walk enhanced”

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I'll open by saying I almost aced an (officially) par 4 this morning:

https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTdWmH6s7/?k=1

Now that's out of the way, let's get to some club thoughts. I've played a good 6 full rounds with these now, so here's where we are:

Overall Impressions:

Looks - 8/10

Feel - 10/10

Performance - 8/10

Value - ?/10

Let's explain that all a little bit. Having followed PXG for a while now, I think the GEN5 is hitting the pinnacle of how a "PXG club" can look. Especially with the irons, I can't imagine how they could make a club that is still obviously PXG-style, but more broadly pleasing to look at. As said before, I couldn't have put earlier generations in the bag, but these are genuinely nice to look at and get compliments. For the driver and woods, the visual changes from past gens are even more pronounced and have veered maybe a bit too subdued. You could probably pop a Mizuno logo on them and they would pass for the latest release.

For feel, top to bottom of the bag these are the best feeling clubs that I have personally owned. That includes the acoustics as well. With the irons, I appreciate that I can feel where I hit them on the face, but still not be too punished on mishits. For the driver, it really hits the sweet spot of sounding powerful without becoming annoying.

For performance, these clubs have done exactly what I would want from a fitted set of clubs that are a decent match for my game. It's important to note that I didn't come from 20 year old DCI's, but year-old PXG 0211's fitted for me with upgraded shafts. To that end, the GEN5's haven't really lowered my scores or provided more distance. That said, the feel between the GEN5's and the more "value" focused 0211's is very pronounced.

That really gets to the main heart of things (and the ? for the value score above). These GEN5's, particularly in how they were built out for me, are a luxury item. The full bag, top to bottom with the Steel Fiber shafts and dark finish would run $5000+. My 0211 set, however, would be less than $2000 custom fitted with upgraded shafts. If my scores are just as good with the cheaper set, why should anyone buy the GEN5's? In short, because they want to and because they can.

If you want a "luxury" set of golf clubs, then the PXG GEN5's should probably be near the top of your list. If you're going to toss that much money at golf equipment, they'll walk the walk both visually and for performance. A Rolex doesn't noticeably tell better time than a really nice Seiko, but that's not really the point. I would still highly recommend the 0211's for the more "Seiko" folks out there (and honestly if I was spending my own money, that's what I would buy). If the dollars don't matter, though, the GEN5's are the PXG club that you want.

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Currently reviewing PXG 0311 GEN5 Full Bag:
Driver: 7.5 degree Autoflex 505x

4 wood: Fujikura Motore X F3 6

3 Hybrid: Mitsubishi MMT 80g 

4-GW - 0311P GEN5 Xtreme Dark SteelFiber 95cw

54*/60* - Sugar Daddy II Xtreme Dark SteelFiber 95cw

Putter: PXG Blackjack center shaft 34"

Bag: Vessel VLX Iridium / Sunday Golf Loma

“Golf is a good walk enhanced”

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Been a couple of months, so figured it's time to check back in and see how things are going!

I've probably played ~30 rounds on the GEN5 clubs now and they are all still in the bag. Not at my country club anymore, so the rounds have been on LA-area munis.

Short version, the fairway wood, hybrid, and wedges are simply better than the 0211s. Both in feel and performance. For the irons, the GEN5 definitely feel better, but I wouldn't say they have made a MASSIVE difference to my game. I don't really try to work the ball much with my irons, so with similar distance & dispersion, they do the same job, just in a different way. That said, the feel difference is real (especially in the lower irons) and they are great quality clubs. If price is no object, then you want the GEN5s. The 0211s remain the best new club value out there though.

My handicap is back down around a 7, dropping a couple strokes since I've been gaming these clubs. A lot of that comes down to short game and putting. Around the greens, I do think having the high quality, forged wedges are making a difference with spin and the shots I can make. Part might be better technique, but the wedges also seem to let me get the most out of improved technique. On the greens, I'm rolling the Blackjack center shaft incredibly well. It's a shame because I love looking down on my SeeMore deep flange much better, but I can't argue with the numbers and the Blackjack simply gets more putts in the hole.

Feel free to ask any more follow-ups, but short answer is that all of these clubs have kept their spot in my bag and I'm not looking elsewhere (or at least not looking hard).

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Currently reviewing PXG 0311 GEN5 Full Bag:
Driver: 7.5 degree Autoflex 505x

4 wood: Fujikura Motore X F3 6

3 Hybrid: Mitsubishi MMT 80g 

4-GW - 0311P GEN5 Xtreme Dark SteelFiber 95cw

54*/60* - Sugar Daddy II Xtreme Dark SteelFiber 95cw

Putter: PXG Blackjack center shaft 34"

Bag: Vessel VLX Iridium / Sunday Golf Loma

“Golf is a good walk enhanced”

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Very nice and congrats on the lower handicap / strokes gained improvements!

As an aside... Still gaming my 0211 irons, like 'em but not crazy in love with them 🤷‍♂️ May do an iron fitting over the winter to check into other OEMs GI offerings.

Did add an 0211 3H recently (guess I'm a sucker for a good sale price 😂) and it seems to be easy enough to hit, and fits a need at the top end of the bag.

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WITB of an "aspiring"  😉 play-ah ...
..PXG Gen 5 0311XF (PX EvenFlow Riptide CB 50/5.0)
..Callaway Bertha Mini 1.5 (UST ProForce V2-HL 5/F3)
..Callaway Epic SuperHybrid 4H (SteelFiber fc65/F2)
..Callaway Big Bertha 5H (Recoil ZT9 460/F3)
..PXG 0211 6i-GW (Mitsubishi MMT 60/A) 
..Cleveland CBX2 54 and CBX 60 (Rotex graphite)
..EvnRoll ER5 or MLA XDream (..Edel EAS 4.0 on the bench)
..all in a Datrek bag on an MGI Zip Navigator electric cart.

Forum Member tester for the ExPutt Putting Simulator (2020)

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