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The PXG 0211 fairway wood is one of my favorites ever. Launches easily. Great sound. Plenty of distance and versatility.
Regular readers know that I don’t carry a fairway wood. There are several reasons for this choice, but high among them is that I tend to be very hit-and-miss with them. 2021 is clearly trying to change that as I’ve already reviewed one exceptional fairway wood, and the PXG 0211 FW is even better.
Check out the 2022 PXG 0211 fairway wood HERE
Like the other woods in this series, the 0211 fairway wood mirrors PXG’s other fairway woods at address but has a unique sole. In the playing position, the 0211 has a subtle pear-shaped and is a touch below average in size. The standout feature is the Hybrid Crown Construction, but the darker black near the ball helps to keep your focus where it belongs.
The sole of the 0211 fairway wood lacks the numerous moveable weights that are present in the majority of PXG’s clubs. There is one weight port near the face, which I’ll discuss later. The sole also has rails, but they’re de-emphasized by the black-on-black color scheme.
This is also an instance where the stock headcover is worth mentioning. The denim-like material is something I’ve never seen before, and it’s an eye-catcher. Additionally, PXG has put a magnet (“QuickStick Cart Magnet Technology”) in the headcover so you can stick it to your cart while you’re hitting a shot.
Sound & Feel
My notes on the PXG 0211 fairway wood state unambiguously, “Great sound!” It’s medium in volume with a solid, bass-y character. There are absolutely no metallic notes here, nothing high-pitched or ringing. Every shot sounds like you delivered a gut-punch to the golf ball.
The feel of impact is similarly solid. Like the 0211 hybrid [review HERE], the feedback through the hands is strong enough to easily tell a pure strike from a miss. If you want to know exactly how each shot was struck, you’ll need to pay close attention.
Regular readers know that my number one obstacle to bagging a fairway wood is launch angle. It took very little testing to see that the PXG 0211 fairway wood would overcome that hurdle. I was seeing launch angles consistently at and over 12 degrees, which is nearly unheard of for me. This higher launch angle, paired with excellent ball speed and fairly low spin, created excellent carry distances.
The other key to the 0211 FW for me is the forgiveness. As I often do with fairway woods, I was hitting a wide variety of good and bad shots. If you were only looking at the launch monitor numbers, you would not have known how many poor strikes occurred. Ball speed and launch angle remain steady even if you’re not consistently in the center of the face.
Just as with the 0211 hybrid, the sole is home to two key pieces of performance technology. The first is an adjustable weight port near the face. With just one port, you can’t alter your shot shape but you can change the swing weight and launch and spin characteristics. Additionally, the sole has rails to help is glide through the turf more easily. The fairway wood also has an adjustable hosel. This allows you to dial in the face angle and loft to suit your ball flight needs.
As with all of PXG’s 0211 clubs, the 0211 fairway wood carries a very attractive price tag. While other OEMs are at $300 or more, at the time of publication you can get the 0211 FW for $199. At any price, the 0211 FW is great, but at 2/3 of its competitors, it’s an absolute must try if you want to upgrade your long game.