What is PXG Golf?
PXG stands for Parsons Xtreme Golf. It is one of the leading golf equipment manufacturers in the world based in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. PXG is among the newer golf brands in the sport. Named after its founder, Bob Parsons, PXG was established in 2014. Its main product is golf clubs where it designs, manufactures and markets a line of products and accessories.
Who is the Bob Parsons?
Parsons is the CEO of YAM Worldwide, an investment company involved in various industries like finance, innovation and golf, among others. He is a renowned philanthropist and entrepreneur mostly known for establishing GoDaddy, the largest domain name registrar in the world. A former US Marine Corps and a self-taught programmer, Bob built Parsons Technology from the ground up. He would then sell the company and start Jomax Technologies which is the predecessor of GoDaddy. He would then sell his majority stake in GoDaddy in 2011 for US$2.3 billion and went on to start YAM Worldwide that runs several companies including PXG.
Why did Bob Parsons start PXG?
PXG was founded with the sole intention to design the finest golf clubs in the world. This was because Bob was not happy with what he was getting in the market having spent hundreds of thousands of dollars each year in search of the right equipment to satisfy his love for golf. Several top personnel was hired by PXG after that including Mike Nicolette, a former pro and senior product designer in PING and Brad Schweigert who was the former director of engineering from PING. Together, they pushed out the PXG 0311 forged iron.
What does PXG offer?
PXG mainly designs golf clubs. As such, one can expect a full line of equipment that includes putters, wedges, hybrids, drivers, woods and irons.
Who uses PXG clubs?
As of 2021, PXG sponsors more than 15 professional golfers who are actively competing. This includes the likes of Lydia Ko, who came on board since leaving Callaway Golf in 2017, Charl Schwartzel and Zach Johnson.
What is so good about PXG Golf clubs?
PXG’s golf clubs have often been known for their looks as well as performance. Their Gen3 clubs have been hugely successful and golfers are anticipating their next Gen4 line. Among their most popular clubs include:
- PXG 0311 T Gen3 and PXG 0311 G Gen3 – The PXG 0311 T Gen3 gets the T that stands for Tour. With this club, PXG adopts its signature design by using muscleback blades. The club’s hollow body gives you a different feel on the swing and it matches very well against the others like the TaylorMade P770 and Apex 21 Pro from Callaway.
- PXG 0311 P Gen3 – On the other hand, the PXG 0311 P Gen3 is the club that gives you a better balance of forgiveness and distance. It has a smaller head size but could possibly give you more distance.
- PXG 0211 iron – This iron would be the option to go for which is cheaper than the PXG 0311 G Gen3. This is mainly due to the fact that the 0211 does not use forged iron but cast instead. It still comes with the hollow body that PXG is renowned for.
What is the PXG golf club fitting experience?
One of the unique features of PXG golf clubs is that they can be made to suit your game style. Golfers who have used PXG golf clubs have often stated how please they were to be attended by a master fitter where they were given several models of PXG irons to try. You can be a lefty or righty and they are more than ready to help you out. In fact, PXG is only among the 2 brands that have full club lines for both sides. What they do is that they collaborate with you to get the best out of your club which includes finding the suitable shaft, the club heads and such to the point where they fit it nicely for your game.
PXG and Customized Equipment
What PXG has built over the years is a niche area of high-end golf equipment where players get to enjoy personalized equipment that comes with innovation, passion and quality. A driver can start from RM4,000 while a set of Gen2 irons will be somewhere around RM15,000 at least. It is in the experience of owning the PXG clubs which makes the price all worthwhile. This is known as the club-fitting process.
For instance, the golfers buy the 0211 which comes with either the True Temper Elevate steel and Mitsubishi Chemical’s Multi Mesh Technology (MMT) Graphite. This is where a fitting process will then be carried out by a qualified golf consultant. The former is priced from RM5,600 while the latter is about RM400 more.
As a general rule of thumb, pricing for customization is not an entirely cheap affair. Each customization will cost the golfer about RM250 which means this can go up to the thousands should there be a need for more. However, it must be noted that customizing the PXG golf club is a necessity as it is what the name of the club is all about.
Furthermore, the clubs are designed to be customized as there are many nuts and parts that must be adjusted before they can be played since they are catered to suit the style and technique of the golfer.