PXG 0211 Driver Review

In our PXG 0211 driver review, Neil Tappin sees how it performs up against a premium-priced driver

PXG 0211 Driver Review
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Golf Monthly Verdict

This is without question one of the best value for money drivers on the market this year. Aspirational looks combine with consistent performance to offer a driver that could benefit a broad spectrum of golfers.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent value for money

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    Smart, modern aesthetics

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    Consistent performance

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    Good fitting options

Reasons to avoid
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    Not as long as some of the premium-priced drivers

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When it comes to reviewing drivers, price is always an important factor. For many of the most popular models on the market today you’ll be looking at spending over $500 (£450). One brand that stands out for bucking this trend is PXG with the introduction of its 0211 driver. 

**It's important to point out this review is of the original version of this driver. A new PXG 0211 2022 version is available.

With a recommended retail price of £205 ($299 in the US), PXG is claiming it has cut its own margin to try and convince more golfers to give the brand a try. We wanted to see exactly how well the PXG 0211 performs so we arranged a fitting and then, once our fitted sample arrived, we tested it on a launch monitor at Kings Golf Studio up against one of the best golf drivers of 2022, using Titleist Pro V1x balls.

PXG 0211 driver address view

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The first thing to talk about is the looks. It has a simple, but modern look down behind the ball. PXG has resisted the temptation to complicate the address aesthetics. There is a triangular section that highlights the carbon fibre area of the crown (which also helps frame the ball neatly) but other than that, it is all quite understated. 

Perhaps more importantly, the head size is generous. The 0211 has a large footprint down behind the ball - the PING G425 Max would be a good comparison - which is confidence-inspiring without being too big. It also sits beautifully square at address unlike many of the offset drivers at this lower price-point. As you can probably tell, we love the way this looks at address.

We would describe the feel, and sound through impact, as lively. It is certainly not as muted through the ball as the likes of the Callaway Rogue ST and the Cobra LTDx, these are two of the lowest pitched drivers we’ve tested this year. Both the Callaway and the Cobra felt more powerful but, the impact sound of the PXG makes it feel easy to hit. For those golfers in search of a driver that feels easy to launch and forgiving, we think this fits the bill nicely.

So that leads us to the all important question - how does the PXG 0211 driver perform? Below is the data from our testing session. Both the PXG and the TaylorMade Stealth Plus driver were custom-fitted for my game.

PXG 0211 data chart

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Taken in isolation I would have been very happy with the performance of the PXG 0211. The flight was strong without ballooning too much and for me, the spin rate was consistently good. The overall average distance was impressive too. Perhaps more importantly, this felt easy to hit both during the fitting and in the testing session. 

However, it would be fair to say the TaylorMade Stealth Plus came out on top in this head-to-head. Specifically, we noticed a jump of 2mph in clubhead speed. This might not sound huge but clearly the aerodynamic work TaylorMade has done here helps the club move through the air a little quicker. The result was a jump in ball speed and, coupled with a nicely controlled spin rate, distance.

PXG 0211 toe view

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Whilst the performance of the PXG 0211 was impressive, it is worth pointing out that this is not the brand’s Tour-played driver. The model used by the likes of Zach Johnson and Patrick Reed is the more expensive 0811 model. Whilst the performance of the 0211 might not be quite as high, the drop off is hardly drastic.

And this brings us back to the price. The difference between the PXG 0211 and the TaylorMade Stealth Plus is around £300 (or almost $400 in the US). When you consider that PXG also offers a comprehensive custom-fitting, the brand has certainly given golfers something to think about. This is clearly one of the best budget drivers on the market today.

PXG 0211 headcover

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Is the PXG 0211 for high handicappers?

We wouldn’t necessarily characterise the 0211 specifically as a high handicap driver. However, the forgiveness and consistency in the performance combined with the generous address view and the easy-to-hit feel would suggest this could be happily used by higher handicappers. Ultimately, we think this is a driver that has plenty to offer a broad spectrum of golfers, especially if you get the right spec for your game.

With the 0211, PXG is clearly offering a product to entice golfers in. The performance might not be quite at the level of the leading premium-priced drivers but it’s not far behind. When you factor in the smart looks, lively feel and aspirational branding, the 0211 is without question one of the best value for money products on the market in 2022. 

Neil Tappin

In July 2023, Neil became just the 9th editor in Golf Monthly's 112-year history. Originally working with the best coaches in the UK to produce instruction content, he has also presented many Golf Monthly videos looking at all areas of the game from Tour player interviews to the rules of golf. 

Throughout his time with the brand he has also covered equipment launches that date back well over a decade. He clearly remembers the launch of the Callaway and Nike square drivers as well as the white TaylorMade driver families, such as the RocketBallz! If you take a look at the Golf Monthly YouTube channel, you'll see his equipment videos dating back over a decade! He has also conducted 'What's In The Bag' interviews with many of the game's best players like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm. Over the years, Neil has tested a vast array of products in each category and at drastically different price-points. 

Neil is currently playing: Driver: TaylorMade Stealth Plus Fairway Wood: Titleist TSR2 Hybrid: Titleist TS3 Irons: PING Blueprint S (4&5), PING Blueprint T (6-PW) Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 50˚, 54˚, 60˚ Putter: Odyssey Triple Track Ten Ball: Titleist Pro V1X