During the Olympics, the Golf Channel was running a lot of ads for PXG Drivers. PXG stands for Parsons Xtreme Golf, and it was founded by Bob Parsons, who is most famous for creating Go Daddy.
The reason the TV was running so many ads for PXG is that they were having a huge sale on their 0811 Gen 4 Drivers, which typically cost $529. The special they were running was for $299, which is almost 50% off (although recently the price has gone up to $399). As I’d been looking for a new driver, I figured I would give PXG a try.
PXG can do online fittings for their drivers, which was very convenient for me. On the online fitting, you get on the phone with a fitting professional, who will then help you to customize the PXG driver to best suit your game. This includes adjusting features such as the loft, the shaft, shaft length, and driver type. PXG has 3 new driver heads for the 0811 Gen 4 Driver, which include the X, XT, and XF. X is the base model, XT is the pro model (not recommended unless you’re a low handicap), and XF is the forgiving model. The online fitting professionals are very helpful and walk you step-by-step for what each customization option offers.
I personally chose the XF because I was looking for more forgiveness; for me as a golfer, I struggle a lot more with accuracy than I do distance, so I was looking for a driver that would trade off 10 or so yards for increased fairways hit. This is why I chose to buy the XF, but I would do some research on which driver best suits the type of game you like to play.
After getting the XF, I have been hitting a lot more fairways and have even gained more distance (less than I would have with the X and XT, but since I was using an old driver even the most forgiving PXG model goes further). My average score has gone from about an 88 to an 81-82 in the past month since I got the XF, so I cannot recommend it enough!
PXG 0811 Gen 4 Driver Recommendation Rating: 4
This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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