PXG Takes Down The Spin
While making quite an impact with their previous golf club introductions, some club fitters had a bit of a beef with the PXG (Parson Xtreme Golf) products, notably the driver. Over and over again I would hear a common complaint – they spin too much.
Well, it looks like their concerns have been addressed.
The Scottsdale-based club company has introduced a new line of drivers, fairways, and hybrids (the X Collection) and one of their claims? Lower spin rates.
To be fair, this is just the public release of the X driver, prototypes of the 0811X have been in use on tour for some time. In fact, James Hahn used one to capture the PGA TOUR’s Wells Fargo Championship last May.
Mind you, it was not a finished product at that point. The company says their tour staff were urging them to release it but they felt it was not quite ready for showtime at that point.
“We didn’t release the driver at that point because we knew several ways to make it even better,” says PXG Founder Bob Parsons. “For me there are three things that go into the experience of hitting a club – performance, sound and feel. It doesn’t matter how much we spend. It doesn’t matter how long it takes or how many iterations. Each one of those things has to be right.”
The end product combines a titanium body with a lightweight carbon fibre crown and a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) insert to enhance feel and sound by dampening vibration.
Finished in matte black, the clubs incorporate the PXG Precision Weighting System that uses multiple weights made of titanium and tungsten to allow mass to be shifted. This allows tuning of spin and fade or draw bias by altering the centre of gravity.
The 0811X series is meant to be a complement, not a replacement, to the original PXG 0811, 0341, and 0317 series.
The PXG 0811X driver is available in 9, 10.5, and 12-degree loft options. For players who prefer a lighter weight driver, PXG has also released the PXG 0811LX.
PXG 0341X fairway woods are available in 2, 3, 5, and 7 wood options, while the PXG 0317X hybrids are available in 17, 19, 22, 25, and 28-degrees.
Mizuno Making Waves At The Masters
Following some weeks where they have had as many as fourteen sets of irons in play on the PGA TOUR, record highs in the pay-for-play golf club era, it looks like Mizuno Golf will continue this trend into the first men’s major of the year.
By estimates it looks like they will have nine sets of irons in play at The Masters, nearly 10% of the 94 player elite field. The intriguing part? Only Chris Wood is under contract to play them.
It will be a mix of models for Mizuno but it will be weighted heavily towards the JPX-900 Tour. It was featured it the Hot Picks feature of our March print edition.