PXG was founded by Bob Parson in 2014 and has caused quite a stir in the golf industry. Bob Parson is an Internet billionaire who has made a fortune selling the domain and web hosting platform Godaddy. Prior to founding PXG, he spent about $300,000 a year on golf equipment. Believe it or not, the fact is that he certainly spent a lot and the result was always the same: he was disappointed and not satisfied with anything. Now you could say that it might be the player and not the clubs that made the results not really better. But who says something like that knows Bob Parson badly. Instead of investing in coaching lessons, he simply developed his own golf clubs.
The vision of Parson’s Extreme Golf was clear from the start: to question everything and disrupt the established manufacturing methods. And above all, no costs and efforts should be spared to develop the “best golf clubs ever”. You can argue about whether PXG clubs are really the best, but you can’t deny that they are different from anything else.
PXG irons are nothing like anything else on the market – at least in terms of looks and manufacturing. The many screws that PXG doesn’t bother to hide are striking. While you can at least replace the screws on the woods and change the weights, they only serve the purpose of optimizing the weight distribution on the irons. For the special manufacturing process you need places where air can escape and the plastic can be pressed in.
Plastic? Yes, and we have already reached the most interesting point. The PXG irons are all made hollow to leave room for a special plastic. This is located in the hollow area of the irons and is responsible for damping and at the same time ensuring a high ball speed. However, this is only possible in combination with an extremely thin face – according to PXG the thinnest face there is. Honma and their Beres also use particularly thin faces on their irons, but do not use plastic filling.
So it’s true, nobody makes clubs like PXG does. This also applies to the 0311 wedges which are actually milled from a whole block. They are not forged or cast like other clubs but milled very precisely. This production technology is unique, but also expensive.
And now we are talking about a sensitive subject – the price. In the beginning Parson clearly stated that he would not shy away from any costs or efforts. He was only interested in developing the best clubs for himself and other golfers. He didn’t care how expensive the production of a club would be at the end. And this point caused criticism right from the start. Because PXG clubs are anything but cheap. That’s why PXG has received a lot of criticism and there were quite a few in the golf industry who were sure that PXG would not survive three years. However, PXG has now released the second generation and has been on the market for almost six years. These critics were definitely wrong.
In 2019 PXG has also launched an iron that is interesting for a much wider target group, the 0211. This iron is made a bit differently than the 0311 iron, namely it is cast instead of forged. This production method is much more efficient and saves a lot of costs. This makes it possible to purchase the 0211 iron at a much lower price. There is however only one variant of it and not four and/or soon five variants like with the 0311.
The other clubs such as fairway woods, hybrids or putters are also significantly above the average price. Especially the 0311 wedges belong to the most expensive wedges on the market and are to our knowledge even the most expensive wedges currently available.
Ultimately, it’s up to each player to decide if the price is justified. But it is also a fact that at PXG not only all clubs are available in exactly the desired variants at any time – such as a #1 Driving Iron with black finish for left-handers with a lie of -2° – but also that they leave us club makers no wishes unfulfilled. The weight in the head can be easily adjusted and optimized.