What we say...
It's been 3 years since PXG entered the golf arena. And their first product to market, the hollow body 0311 iron, has had PXG engineers scratching their heads over possible improvements ever since.
It's taken 3 years but they reckon they've improved the original model in every way and they've come up with a whole new Gen2 four iron family to cover off all-comers.
Better performance is PXG’s only measure for success, so the company make no apologies for taking its time and leaving nothing on the table in the development of its GEN2 Irons. PXG say through innovations in materials, technology and customization, PXG 0311 GEN2 irons deliver better turf interaction, greater distance, faster ball speeds, higher launch and improved accuracy.
Forged from 8620 soft carbon steel, for enhanced aesthetics and durability over time, PXG 0311 GEN2 Irons have the sleek look of a blade and a buttery-soft feel.
Each club also features a hidden cavity injection molded with new COR2 Technology, a proprietary vibration dampening material with explosive C.O.R. (coefficient of restitution) properties. Combined with PXG’s new internal face perimeter cut-out design, which dramatically increases the functional face area, COR2 Technology helps deliver higher ball speeds, a more consistent response, improved accuracy, and an exceptional feel at impact.
To maximize performance and deliver extreme forgiveness, PXG 0311 GEN2 Irons present the world’s thinnest club face and PXG’s signature perimeter weighting technology.
We say: PXG 0311 P Gen 2 iron review
PXG irons are into their second generation, but the original P can lay claim to being the club that ignited the fire under hollow body irons. Many golfers won’t stomach the cost of PXG, and that’s fine. But we undeniably love the feeling of pulling a “players” iron (the P) from the bag, safe in the knowledge we’re not putting our game under undue pressure by doing so. P is a cracking iron for swathes of well-heeled reasonable club golfers.
PXG 0311 P Gen 2 iron: TG Verdict
Don’t even try and justify the extra cost of PXG irons in terms of gains in performance –the decision won’t make sense on paper. PXG know buying comes down to much more than just numbers on a launch monitor; they’re selling the dream. If we had the cash we’d want to be in the club, too. If everyone had a set though would they be quite so desirable...?
PXG founder Bob Parsons charged his engineers with creating a forged iron that looked like a blade, but played like a cavity back. Four years on he's built a super-premium brand around the idea. The Gen 2 P iron, for reasonable club golfers (we see it as a players iron), is an absolute corker.
Our test pro was a huge fan and while we can't say the cost of PXG equates to big gains (P790 carried shots three yards further), there's no doubt the forged heads look, sound and feel great. If we didn't have a hollow body iron category, P would easily have featured among our top 10 player irons. Just beautiful.