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PXG 0811X and 0811LX Drivers Review

PXG 0811X and 0811LX Drivers Review
PXG 0811X and 0811LX Drivers Review

PXG might well be a little-known golf manufacturer to most, but the PXG 0811X and 0811LX drivers rival the very best on the market—and it’s no wonder TOUR stars are taking notice.

Parsons Xtreme Golf, to give the company its full name, is the brainchild of self-confessed golf enthusiast Bob Parsons. He formed PXG in 2014 with the intention of creating the world’s best golf equipment. Famous for saying phrases like producing the “duck’s nuts”, and the “world’s sexiest” golf clubs which have “a sweet spot the size of Texas”, Parsons can’t be accused of being a shrinking violet.

What Parsons—along with his design team—has come up with in the PXG 0811X and 0811LX (the lighter version of the two) is seriously impressive. It is no surprise that women’s world number one Lydia Ko, Christina Kim and major winners Zach Johnson and Charl Schwartzel are among the leading names that have switched to the brand.

So what is it about the PXG 0811X and 0811LX drivers that make them special?

Well, for starters, the unique design helps produce more distance and less spin. The driver can be extremely forgiving off the tee. That’s all anyone can ask of their big stick, and this one has a very attractive look to it in stunning black.

The design includes a staggering 16 moveable weights in the club head to help create the perfect set up for any golfer. Also featuring the PXG Precision Weighting System, there are actually thousands of combinations of set up that can be worked through to create the perfect club for your swing, swing speed and ball flight.

Then there is the adjustable hosel to get the right loft and lie. The driver actually comes with a nine degree or 10.5 degree head, but the loft can be adjusted by 0.75 degrees through each turn—adding even more possibilities to the set up of the club. It is mind blowing to think of the variations possible from just one driver.

The PXG 0811X and 0811LX drivers aren’t cheap. They sit at the very top of the price scale for drivers. But it is a premium product and one in which a whole lot of effort has gone into creating. Whether you struggle with a draw, are troubled by a fade, or block the occasional one off the tee, the PXG 0811 series should help eradicate problematic shots. But for its price, it almost certainly needs to be custom-fit to get the right combination—otherwise you’ll be left scratching your head and wondering just what to adjust next.

The sound off the club head is something to behold, as good a sound as you’re likely to get from any driver. The crown is made from carbon fibre and is therefore lighter. The variable titanium alloy face design, the weighting system and honeycomb insert (another thing that can be moved) help create one of the lowest center of gravity positions on the market.

As a result of that, you should see a higher and much more penetrating ball flight. The low spin levels produced will help add distance to your drives. Expect more accuracy off the tee too. If money is no object, consider trying the PXG 0811X and 0811LX drivers— they could change your game forever.

See also: Mizuno JPX900 Driver Review