PXG 0811 X Proto Drivers Unveiled

Two new PXG drivers are available now via a fitting in limited quantities

PXG 0811 X Proto Drivers Unveiled

Two new PXG 0811 X drivers seen on tour are available now via a custom fitting in limited quantities

PXG 0811 X Proto Drivers Unveiled

The PXG 0811 X Proto driver seen in the hands of its tour players before we went into lockdown is now available to the consumer and we now know a little bit more about the design.

Tour players like were originally seen using the new PXG driver as far back as the Sony Open in Hawaii and as of the Waste Management Phoenix Open, all staff players had switched into one of the two new models.

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Both the 0811 X and 0811 X+ Proto drivers features four large weight ports and golfers can get fitted into four of a choice of seven (5, 7.5, 10, 12.5, 15, 17.5 and 20 grams) to go into these ports to dial in the launch, spin and ball flight depending on their preference.

They are the same weights that feature in the Gen2 putters and also create the opportunity for the overall assembled mass to be adjusted.

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PXG staff player Pat Perez hits a drive during practice prior to the Sony Open in January with the new 0811 X driver

Each driver also features a hybrid crown constructions with Honeycomb TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) sole inserts and anti-glare finishes at address.

The adjustable hosel can change the loft by +/- 1 ½ degrees to optimize the trajectory further.

The 0811 X Proto is a low-spinning driver for golfers with a level or downward attack angle. It also has a more compact look behind the ball.

There is also an 0811 X+ driver, which features a mid CG for mid spin characteristics.

“The PXG 0811 X and X+ Proto drivers appear to check all of the boxes for PXG’s tour pros – distance, dispersion, sound, feel, looks, and forgiveness,” PXG reportedly said in a US press release.

“By making a limited number of both models available to the most important golfers it serves, PXG’s customers, the company will further expand its opportunity for performance feedback – PXG’s only measure of success.”

The drivers are available in limited quantity and golfers in the UK can be custom fit for the new PXG 0811 X Proto drivers now, with prices starting at £520.

Joel Tadman
Technical Editor

Joel has worked in the golf industry for over 12 years covering both instruction and more recently equipment. He now oversees all product content here at Golf Monthly, managing a team of talented and passionate writers and presenters in delivering the most thorough and accurate reviews, buying advice, comparisons and deals to help the reader find exactly what they are looking for. So whether it's the latest driver, irons, putter or laser rangefinder, Joel has his finger on the pulse keeping up to date with the latest releases in golf. He is also responsible for all content on irons and golf tech, including distance measuring devices and launch monitors.

One of his career highlights came when covering the 2012 Masters he got to play the sacred Augusta National course on the Monday after the tournament concluded, shooting a respectable 86 with just one par and four birdies. To date, his best ever round of golf is a 5-under 67 back in 2011. He currently plays his golf at Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford, Lincs, with a handicap index of 3.2.

Joel's current What's In The Bag? 

Driver: Titleist TSR3, 9° 

Fairway wood: Titleist TSR3, 15° 

Hybrid: Titleist TSi2, 18° 

Irons: Ping i230 4-UW

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8, 54°. Titleist Vokey SM9 60° lob wedge, K Grind

Putter: Evnroll ER2V 

Ball: 2023 Titleist Pro V1x