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2021 PXG 0211 Fairway Wood Review

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The PXG 0211 fairway wood is one of my favorites ever.  Launches easily.  Great sound.  Plenty of distance and versatility.

Introduction

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

Looks

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.

Performance

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.

Conclusion

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.

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2021 PXG 0211 Fairway Wood Price & Specs

Matt Saternus
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29 Comments

  1. Joe Frigo

    great write up! I currently have the 0211 and have only gotten to hit it in the Mistwood dome so haven’t truly seen flight yet. Feels very solid at impact and its an addicting feeling

    do you have plans to test the PXG 0341 Proto 3w also?? I game the driver and can say its the best individual club ive ever added to my bag

    • Matt Saternus

      Joe,

      We don’t have any immediate plans to test the 0341 Proto, but we will reach out to PXG to see if we can get that review put together.

      -Matt

  2. Tim Eicher

    Matt,
    Like you I do not carry a fairway wood for many of the same reasons. However, I do carry a “tee wood”. This decision happened in January while down in Tucson for the winter (home is Wyoming). I thought why not try a “fairway wood” as a “tee wood” for those tight par 4s, to get more distance than a hybrid and as backup when my driver seems to have a mind of it’s own. After some testing I settled on the Callaway Mavrik Sub-Zero 3 wood with a 70 gr rogue white. Understanding that I was looking for something to get off the tee, not off the deck to land gently on a par 5 for an eagle putt! I can tell you that it has worked very well. More distance and I am in play! My set make up is Driver, 3W, 2 hybrids, 5-pw, 50, 54 & 60. I hit the 3w a lot more during a round than I ever would a 4i or another hybrid – it’s a no-brainer. Also, I can tell you that I have been very disciplined – the cool “Ghost Tree” headcover only comes off on the tee box!!

    Tim

  3. Raymond Bruno

    Hi Matt , Thanks for another great review , I recently ( yesterday) went into the Northbrook location for a fitting and ordered the 0211 Driver and 0211 irons 5-SW , I swung a hybrid and a 7 fairway wood but didn’t feel comfortable with them , so now I go from Driver to 5 iron and have a yardage gap , The fitter suggested when I get to the range and see the numbers I could pick a club to fill the gap. What is your thought on what I could possibly use, Thanks

    • Matt Saternus

      Raymond,

      If you aren’t comfortable with a FW or a hybrid, the other option would be a utility iron.

      Best,

      Matt

  4. I know PXG is putting out excellent product finally on drivers and fairways, but I just can’t get over the look at address. But for those who can … great pricing. Interesting about the launch. That’s my difficulty with many fairways until I put a low kick shaft in them.

    Waiting for the Mizuno STZ fwy review – I heard it launches well, too, and looks great. I think I fell in love with the look of the 5 wd.

    PXG – even if you dislike the commercials, you’d be doing yourself a disservice by not trying the product. They’ve come a long way with a shifting pricing strategy and product lines. More great choices.

  5. Sadly the price has already gone up to $325

  6. Sorry that should be $ 225

  7. Hi Matt,

    Just picked up a full set of clubs in the 0211 series, including a 5-wood as my fairway wood option! Can’t wait for the courses to open up!!
    Thanks for a very comprehensive review.

    Joe

  8. Matt,
    What fairways would you recommend for senior golfer for high launch, forgiveness and distance, in that order?

  9. Steve Dodds

    Did you ever try the Cobra F6 Baffler 4-5 wood? Similar technology to the 0211 (rails, adjustable weights, adjustable hosel). The secret sauce was that the shaft was 1.25″ shorter than normal fairways of its standard loft (17.5).

    Like yourself I never used to carry a fairway and for the same reasons. The F6 Baffler is the exception.

    I imagine you could create something similar by ordering the 0211 FW with a shorter shaft and extra weight.

  10. Hi Matt, Great review. I prefer to use a slightly deeper face 3w off the tee.Does the PXG 0211 fit that criteria ? Thanks!

    • Matt Saternus

      Jim,

      I don’t think the PXG 0211 is particularly deep, but that’s in the eye of the beholder. To me, it’s right in the middle.

      -Matt

  11. Nice review! How did this club sit, really dislike fairway woods that tend to sit toe-in and draw bias? Is this something you consider when testing in fairways? If so could you recommend any that sit very neutral/fade bias

    • Matt Saternus

      Colin,

      It sits square to my eye. If a club sits dramatically open or closed, I typically mention it in the review.

      Best,

      Matt

  12. Hi Matt,

    Is it fair to compare the launch monitor data from other fairway reviews on your site? Specifically Tailormade Sim Max to the PXG? Despite having a slightly slower swing speed (3mph) The PXG had a 20yard carry advantage. The other big difference is the spin numbers. I can buy a store demo unit Sim Max for $179. but it would make more sense to spend $225 on the PXG for 20+ yards. Thanks.

    • Matt Saternus

      Bart,

      No, I would not compare the numbers from one review to another unless it’s specifically stated that the numbers are meant to be compared.

      Best,

      Matt

  13. Kevin Fitzgerald

    Hi Matt you say your not to keen on fairway woods, have you tried Adams tight lies just a thought. Hope I’m not insulting your intelligence..

  14. Hi Matt , I’m looking at getting this , tried it today with the stock diamana S plus in stiff , was nice but a little loose .. what shaft did you try in this ? , as we have similar club head speed .
    Thanks ! Chris

  15. Lee Figerio

    I much prefer the baseball batt thwack with a fairway wood to a metallic tink, sounds like this has that type of acoustic? Matt could you recommend any similar bass-y fairway woods to test

    • Matt Saternus

      Lee,

      I can’t recall offhand, and other writers have tested a lot of this year’s FWs, so I’d recommend taking a browse through the reviews to find the sound you’re looking for.

      Best,

      Matt

  16. If you had to go with this or the ping g425 tomorrow what would get your pick? Thanks

  17. John crocello

    I just bought and fitted for 0311 XP I irons and had to drop down a club because of the distance First time out on a par 3 I hit but couldn’t see where it landed When I walked up people were clapping I was 6 inches from the hole I have a ping 410 driver that looks close to the 211 surprise but I going to the fitter to see if it’s longer or just keep my ping

  18. Diamana S+ shaft used in review? What weight?

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