PREVIEW: Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) 0311XF irons

PREVIEW: Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) 0311XF irons

Parsons Xtreme Golf is getting into the game-improvement iron its unique way.

The company, which goes more often by PXG, has introduced its new 0311XF irons. These irons, their third release and a follow to the original 0311 irons and 0311T players irons, maintain the blade look of its predecessors with a larger profile and a design intent on maximizing distance and forgiveness.

In fact, the XF stands for "extreme forgiveness."

The big changes in the 0311XF irons are the longer blade, the wider sole and the larger overall footprint of each club. Each of the irons has a stronger offset, as well, with the idea of getting players back to square more easily (which has its own perils with ball-flight laws, but that's a general question with equipment, not just PXG).

As with the other 0311 irons, the XF model is forged with a flexing thin face. Behind that face inside the head is a thermoplastic elastomer which supports the face and improves feel at impact. The high-density tungsten-alloy weights are also placed around the back of the head to move the center of gravity lower and back for better moment of inertia and a higher launch angle.

Compared to the 0311 irons, the XF lofts are 1 degree stronger (and 2 degrees stronger than the 0311T irons). Like with TaylorMade's M2 irons, the lofting is made stronger to control the ball flight from being too high for some players and offering consistency from club to club. It's still a distance iron, just not a moon-ball iron.

The Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) 0311XF irons are available Sept. 6 for $350 per club, with the optional Chrome Xtreme Dark black carbon coating available for $150 more per club.

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