Golf News – May 5, 2020

PXG Makes Limited-Edition Tour Prototype Driver Available for Purchase

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – What happens when your PGA and LPGA Tour staff fall in love with a prototype? If you’re PXG, you release a limited quantity of the prototype while continuing to engineer the final design.

PXG has announced that a limited number of its PXG 0811 X and X+ Tour Prototype Drivers are being made available for purchase. The release is predicated on the response from the company’s tour players during early testing and the desire to get additional feedback from the golf community.

Media and golfers alike started to take notice of the 0811 Proto Driver in February of this year, when it first appeared in the hands of players like Ryan Moore, Wyndham Clark, and Pat Perez. PXG openly tests prototypes on tour to ensure top performance under the most challenging conditions.

The emergence of a product on tour does not mean the company is close to a release. Case and point, the prototype driver that was in James Hahn’s bag when he won the Wells Fargo Championship in May of 2016. The specific driver design was never released to consumers as it did not meet all of PXG’s performance requirements. In the words of company founder Bob Parsons, “it may have been good enough to win on tour, and it went like hell for James, but I didn’t think it was ready for our customers yet. We wanted to work on the sound.” Hence the engineers kept iterating. The final design, featuring the introduction of PXG’s honeycomb TPE insert, was ultimately released ten months later.

The PXG 0811 X and X+ Proto Drivers appear to check all of the boxes for PXG’s tour pros – distance, dispersion, sound, feel, looks, and forgiveness. By making a limited number of both models available to the most important golfers it serves, PXG’s customers, the company will further expand its opportunity for performance feedback – PXG’s only measure of success.

The PXG 0811 X and X+ Proto Drivers are designed to be fitted for a golfer’s angle of attack to help deliver top performance off the tee. The 0811 X is a low center of gravity, lower spin option for players with more level or downward attack angles. The 0811 X+ is a mid-center of gravity, mid-spin option for players with upward attack angles. Both models are engineered to deliver faster ball speeds, more distance and more forgiveness.

The 0811 X Proto driver is available in a 9-degree loft option and the 0811 X+ in 10.5-degrees. Only right-handed clubheads are available for the tour prototypes.

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PXG Essential Face Masks

Sold Out! $25,000 Raised! More Coming!

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – On April 17, 2020, in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, PXG released a cloth face mask designed to help prevent the spread of germs.

The project had two primary goals:

  1. Make non-medical face masks available to anyone who might like an extra layer of protection while conducting essential business.
  2. Help raise essential funds for Team Rubicon.

The response to the Essential Face Mask release exceeded expectations, and in less than a week PXG sold out of all inventory. As a result, PXG will deliver more than $25,000 to Team Rubicon in support of their COVID-19 #NeighborsHelpingNeighbors mission.

While these results are exceptional and the funds raised will have a meaningful impact on Team Rubicon’s ability to serve, PXG has decided to extend its efforts. A replenishment order has been placed for the Essential Face Mask and should be available for distribution on or around May 15, 2020.

The company hopes to deliver a six-figure check to Team Rubicon at the end of the campaign!

Team Rubicon unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to help people prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and humanitarian crises. To learn more about how Team Rubicon is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic visit www.TeamRubiconUSA.org.

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