When Dr. Bob Parsons introduced Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) to the world, he said that he wouldn't sell new iterations of his equipment unless it was demonstrably superior to what was already branded with the PXG name.
The company believes it has developed that demonstrably better equipment with its new X Collection of drivers, fairway woods and hybrids, which are designed to be a low-spin, high-distance offering, bringing in new materials for the company to the designs to achieve a better club.
The X Collection driver was born as a prototype that hit the USGA list of conforming drivers, the 0811 Protoype (Darkness), which was used by James Hahn in his Wells Fargo Championship win in May 2016. The company chose not to release that prototype in hope of improving it, leading to this new offering.
The whole X Collection uses a TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) honeycomb-style insert that dampens vibration to improve sound and feel while reducing head mass, similar to what's used in the 0311 irons and in their putters. Carbon-fiber matte black crowns are a part of the X Collection, replacing titanium for weight savings that were moved to the sole for more efficiency and better launch characteristics -- without moving the center of gravity.
The emblematic PXG screws, known as the Precision Weighting System, are fewer in number in the X Collection driver (eight), but the tungsten and titanium weights are more efficient to create a draw or fade bias. The eight customization options on the hosel can change loft and lie angle in a 3-degree range each.
So how much spin-killing are we talking about here? With the driver, 600-800 RPMs less, 300-400 RPMs less in the 0341X fairway and 200-300 RPMs in the 0317X hybrid.
The PXG 0811X driver is available in 9-, 10.5- and 12-degree loft options, and there's a lighter weight option, the 0811LX. Both are priced at $850 each.
The PXG 0341X fairway woods are available in 2- (13 degrees), 3- (15 degrees), 5- (18 degrees) and 7-wood (21 degrees) options for $650 each, featuring more perimeter weighting for higher moment of inertia.
The PXG 0317X hybrids are available in 17-, 19-, 22-, 25- and 28-degree heads for $550 each, sporting a more forward center of gravity position for lower spin and about 8 grams of weight savings with the carbon fiber crown.
All PXG equipment is custom fit.