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RichL85

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First off I will commend you on an excellent presentation of your experience and insight. Seems to me you got a great fitter who knew his stuff and took the time to fit you properly. You did well walking away from PGASS. PGASS will hire anything that can breathe and fog a mirror. Despite their politics and goofy commercials I feel PXG has as good of a product as anyone else out there these days. If I was not blessed with the ability to build clubs and fit myself your post would have convinced me to go the PXG route. One other thing and this is IMHO FWIW-- Use the PXG bag those clubs just will not look right in a Cally bag ( and no I am not a Cally hater). On the Camo end I say it is a tribute to all who served even if you did not. I am a veteran myself and it would not offend me one bit but I will say your opinion is noble and appreciated. Good Luck and I hope you enjoy your purchase. You gotta post pics when your new stuff arrives

Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex- 5W TM V-Steel Fubuki 60r--- 7W TM V-Steel UST Pro Force Gold 65R----- 9 W TM V Steel TM MAS stiff---- Irons 2015 TM TP CB Steel Fiber 95 R--- GW Callaway Mack Daddy 2 52* shaft unknown junk pile refugee. SW Callaway PM Grind 56*  Modified sole grind--- KBS Tour Wedge-- LW Vokey 58* SM5 L grind--- Putter Ping B90I Broom Stick 

 

 

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8 hours ago, RichL85 said:

Final bag build:

Driver: 0811XF Gen 4 w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 6- Stiff shaft at 45”. Hosel at “Small Minus”. Heavy weight in the back.

3 Wood: 0341XF Gen 4 w/ Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 70g Stiff shaft at standard length. Hosel at Standard, Heavy weight in the heel.

Hybrids: 19 and 22 degree 0317 Gen 4 w/ Project X Riptide 80g 6.0 at standard length. Hosel at Standard, Heavy weight in the heel.

Irons: 5-PW: 0311P Gen 4 w/ KBS Tour 120 Stiff at 1/2” long, 2 degrees flat, +2 swingweight

Wedges: 50, 54, 58 degree: 0311 3X Forged w/ KBS Tour 120 Stiff, Standard length, Standard Lie.

Putter: Battle Ready Blackjack, 36.5”, Double Bend neck, Standard loft, Standard lie.

Tremendous review Rich!   Sounds like you made very good use of every moment in the fitting process and that resulted in a bag that is custom fit to your swing!  I will be re-reading your outline above a few times to absorb all the information you provided, and I'm sure I will have some questions for you... though your in depth post answered most of my initial questions on your experience at the PXG location.  We just had a new PXG location open near me, though I haven't taken the time to visit there yet.  I'm not in the market for anything new currently, but I am extremely interested in their dedicated process... which you outlined incredibly above.  

Thanks for taking the time to post the review, and I can't wait to hear how your new bag works for you on the course when you receive it (TODAY!!~)

 

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  • Titleist TSR2+ 3 Wood - Graphite Design Tour AD UB-5 R1
  • Srixon ZX 5W
  • Callaway Paradym 4-PW
  • Titleist Vokey SM9 50-08, 54-10 & 58-08
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3 hours ago, Golfspy_TCB said:

Tremendous review Rich!   Sounds like you made very good use of every moment in the fitting process and that resulted in a bag that is custom fit to your swing!  I will be re-reading your outline above a few times to absorb all the information you provided, and I'm sure I will have some questions for you... though your in depth post answered most of my initial questions on your experience at the PXG location.  We just had a new PXG location open near me, though I haven't taken the time to visit there yet.  I'm not in the market for anything new currently, but I am extremely interested in their dedicated process... which you outlined incredibly above.  

Thanks for taking the time to post the review, and I can't wait to hear how your new bag works for you on the course when you receive it (TODAY!!~)

 

We have a pretty good PXG fitter south of me. I knew him before he got involved with PXG. On the North end we have a guy there too I know well and he took over Miura for this area when my other friend retired and from what I understand now he is involved with PXG.

Driver ---- Callaway Big Bertha Alpha  Speeder 565 R flex- 5W TM V-Steel Fubuki 60r--- 7W TM V-Steel UST Pro Force Gold 65R----- 9 W TM V Steel TM MAS stiff---- Irons 2015 TM TP CB Steel Fiber 95 R--- GW Callaway Mack Daddy 2 52* shaft unknown junk pile refugee. SW Callaway PM Grind 56*  Modified sole grind--- KBS Tour Wedge-- LW Vokey 58* SM5 L grind--- Putter Ping B90I Broom Stick 

 

 

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Bit of a photo dump. Will have to add some others later. Apparently my phone wants to automatically put some of the pictures upside down. 

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Comparing my old irons to the new ones, not a huge difference in size. 

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Driver: PXG 0811XF Gen 4 w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 6- 
3 Wood: PXG 0341XF Gen 4 w/ Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 70g
Hybrids: 19 and 22 degree PXG 0317XF Gen 4 w/ Project X Evenflow Riptide 80g
Irons: 5-PW PXG 0311P Gen 4 w/ KBS Tour 120
Wedges: Indi 50 FLX, 54 FLX, 58 ATK w/ KBS Wedge 610 (Official Review)
Putter: Battle Ready Blackjack, 36.5”, Double Bend neck

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2 hours ago, RichL85 said:

Bit of a photo dump. Will have to add some others later. Apparently my phone wants to automatically put some of the pictures upside down. 

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Comparing my old irons to the new ones, not a huge difference in size. 

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That is a beautiful set of irons Rich!  I'm sure the same for the woods under those headcovers as well 🙂 I hope they play twice as good as they look!!

  • Titleist TSR3 9* (A2 setting) Driver - Graphite Design Tour AD UB-5 R1
  • Titleist TSR2+ 3 Wood - Graphite Design Tour AD UB-5 R1
  • Srixon ZX 5W
  • Callaway Paradym 4-PW
  • Titleist Vokey SM9 50-08, 54-10 & 58-08
  • Scotty Cameron Super Select Newport 2.5
  • 2023 Titleist ProV1
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I will say the first few generations of PXG clubs went a bit overboard on the weights for me. That's a personal aesthetic thing, but these strike a good balance in my opinion. I like seeing some of the proof of the technology without it acting like a lighthouse beacon I can see from a football field away. Also, I have a big thing for symmetry, so this works for me compared to the previous generations.

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I think the Gen 4 woods in particular are a kind of love/hate thing with the top. I personally love the way the carbon fiber section looks, but I can see that some people would find it obnoxious or distracting.

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Even more important than all of these clubs, I still have to be able to finish and hole the putts. This is the new weapon of choice for that goal, and for a mallet, it just looks good to me. It feels so easy to line up and goes where I want it. The face reminds me quite a bit of the intention behind the C grooves from my Yes putter as well.

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Overall couldn't be more happy with the clubs and the build quality. If I had to be nitpicky about things, I have two insignificant issues.
1. The torque wrench must have gotten overlooked during packaging. I'm sure this isn't a big deal as most have multiple torque wrenches, but I do not. Made a call to PXG this morning and one will be on the way. Shouldn't be something I have to mess with since I was fitted to the clubs including adapter settings, but it would be nice to check and verify that the driver is set to the "small minus" setting like we discussed in the fitting.
2. The driver headcover had a small loose thread. Looks like the stitching around the grey area just didn't get the end of the thread cut at the right point.

Let's be honest, I am literally splitting hairs to find issues here. To be able to get these clubs fit, built, and to my door in 6 days is absolutely amazing to me. Especially since I work for a company that manufacturers processing equipment and we are still experiencing 6 month lead times on some of our parts. Now to see if I can sneak out of the house to hit them!

Driver: PXG 0811XF Gen 4 w/ Fujikura Motore X F3 6- 
3 Wood: PXG 0341XF Gen 4 w/ Mitsubishi Diamana S+ 70g
Hybrids: 19 and 22 degree PXG 0317XF Gen 4 w/ Project X Evenflow Riptide 80g
Irons: 5-PW PXG 0311P Gen 4 w/ KBS Tour 120
Wedges: Indi 50 FLX, 54 FLX, 58 ATK w/ KBS Wedge 610 (Official Review)
Putter: Battle Ready Blackjack, 36.5”, Double Bend neck

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