Better players want to play a blade that inspires them to be even better. This will not only accomplish that feat, but its beauty lies even deeper than the gorgeous outside looks. Good swings are rewarded with the best-possible ball flight. And when you need to shape shots, this steps up to the plate – making the task effortless.
Perhaps the coolest-looking blades on the market, the performance is just as brilliant.
Are they really worth the lofty price?
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PXG 0311 T GEN5 Iron Review
Let’s just get it out of the way up front: You need to play well, to use this T model. It’s a blade made for skilled golfers seeking control and workability. If you don’t qualify but want to play the latest PXG irons, try the more-forgiving P or XP models.
If your game does warrant these, then expect exceptional distance, fast ball speed, easy workability, yardage and trajectory control consistency, high MOI, outstandingly soft and crisp impact feel with a satisfying sound, and plenty of envious glances from other golfers. And it looks great at address, with a slight offset and ideal blade length.
A new proprietary, light-and-fast polymer core combines with a power channel directly behind the very thin clubface. This ultimately results in more energy transfer into the golf ball at impact, for fast ball speed and plenty of distance. Officials say that translates to “explosive performance and an incredibly soft feel.” That feel is also a result of the iron body being forged five times over, as well as the strategic weighting positions.
There’s one large heavy weight on the back of the clubhead that acts a starting point for the PXG fitter who then orients five smaller weights during your fitting session, to dial in your preferred ball flight and feel. And yes, you get fitted for these – as opposed to buying them off the rack. When you spend this much for a set, you want them customized to optimize your performance.
While this sleek-looking gray/black appearance is sultry, there’s also a “Black Label Elite” version of the iron with a Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coating dark finish, black shaft, and contrasting steel-finished weight ports on the low heel and toe. The finish is incredibly thin, super durable and won’t influence ball flight.
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