PXG 0311 T GEN4 Irons Review

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The PXG 0311 T GEN4 irons are the slim, blade-like model in the PXG GEN4 line.  Packed with new tech, the iron looks and feels as good as it performs.

Introduction

You can’t set your watch to PXG’s product release calendar the way you can with many OEMs.  If you did, you’d never make your tee time!  The Scottsdale-based company only releases new clubs when they want to.  And they only want to when they have something demonstrably better for golfers to use.  I hit the new 0311 T and dove into all the tech behind it to find out what PXG’s new tour-inspired irons have to offer.

Looks

So, so good.  Cosmetically, they’re just packed with sex appeal.  From the satin finish to the intricately detailed milling on the back of the club, the aesthetics are off the charts.  You may also notice a different look to the back weighting, with one large weight now present in the center.  More on that later.

At address, you’re looking at a compact blade length with minimal offset and a thin topline.  This is exactly what better players want to see when they prepare to hit a shot.  Looking at the three GEN4 irons next to each other gives a good sense of how compact the clubhead is compared to the others and what type of player each iron is meant for.  Above, the T is on the left, the P is in the middle, the XP is on the right [full review of the XP HERE].

Players who want a true blade look can check out the 0311 ST GEN4 irons HERE.

Sound & Feel

One of the improvements of GEN4 technology is the new proprietary XCOR System inside the clubhead.  While the GEN3 irons had two materials injected into the clubhead, XCOR is the result of a multi-year R&D project with a goal of creating the perfect injectable polymer that would increase ball speed and enhance feel.  Because the clubhead is the smallest of the three GEN4 models, there is comparatively less XCOR inside, but there is still enough to make a positive impact on feel.

Another game-changer for GEN4 is the large changeable weight at the back of the clubhead.  This precision weighting system allows PXG fitters to dial in swing weight to better suit the player’s preference.  This is a new innovation in the world of irons and gives fitters more options for getting players into the ideal iron setup.  The weights are locked in place and cannot be changed after the fitting process.

Regarding the goal of creating enhanced feel: mission accomplished.  While the XCOR technology is undoubtedly part of this, so is the extremely thin face and 5x forged clubhead.  The feel of a quality strike with these is different than a one-piece forged blade but provides an equally pleasurable sensation – buttery soft and explosive at the same time.

Performance

The 0311 T GEN4 is a player’s club.  For those low handicappers who want to package some forgiveness with their clubs’ ability to flight balls low, send them sky high, or curve them either way on demand, these irons perform.

This is a key difference between the T and the P and XP.  While the others will help create straighter flights and higher trajectories on all kinds of strikes, the 0311 T will respond like a finely-tuned sports car.  Hit it off the toe, and your ball flight will tell the tale.  And as you can see in the comparison photo above, there is considerably less room on the face for margin of error.  That’s not to say that they are punishing.  In fact, there’s considerably more forgiveness built into these than you’d get with a one piece forged blade.

Some golfers thinking about buying these clubs might be in the position of comparing the T to the P [0311 P review HERE].  In terms of numbers, OEM testing showed that the T spins more (about 400 revs) than the P and carries a few yards less.  It should come as no surprise that the T also produces slightly less ball speed.  Both launch in practically the same window and achieve the same peak height.  Another key difference is the lofts.  The T comes with “traditional” lofts while the P is stronger.  Keep in mind, lofts can always be changed per the golfer’s request.

Conclusion

If you want to game PXG’s GEN4 0311 T irons you’re going to have to get out the checkbook.  While they obviously won’t fit into the “bargain” category, they will tick every box that a better player is looking for.  Looks, feel, and performance-wise, they are the total package.

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Dylan Thaemert

Dylan Thaemert has been a contributor to Plugged In Golf since 2018. He is a clinical mental health therapist living in the Twin Cities area. He is passionate about travel, the arts, and is always searching for ways to increase his knowledge of the game of golf.

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22 Comments

  1. Bob E. Smith

    If pxg is so good why aren’t more pros using them??

    • Dylan Thaemert

      Bob,

      A lot to unpack there. What tour pros play has little to do with how “good” the clubs are. It has more to do with how big the check from the OEM is. PXG maintains a modest stable of mostly mid-level tour pros and devotes relatively little of its budget to paying big name pros. On a related note, unless you happen to be a + handicap, what tour pros play should have little to no bearing on what you play.

      Best,
      Dylan

      • Hey Dylan, great review on these clubs. I’m currently gaming Miura CB57’s shafted with DG SW400 TI and love them, but a bit more of forgiveness would be nice. Rounds played has dropped off a lot in the last few years but still hitting 200+ balls per day 5 days a week. What I do love about the Miura’s is that the dispersion and distance of them is like nothing that I have ever experienced. Natural ball flight for me is a high draw but have been getting better with fading it. Handicap is +7/8. What was your experience for dispersion and distance control with the T & P.

        • Dylan Thaemert

          Hi Jay,

          I thought dispersion and distance control were quite good with both the T and the P. The P spins considerably less though, so I think if you prize control and have very good control of your strike, the T probably makes more sense. How it would stack up to your Miuras though, you’ll have to test and find out.

          Best,
          Dylan

  2. This is extremely timeley! My 4-pw of the Gen4 T’s will be here today! CANNOT WAIT!

  3. I was looking to buy these with PXG hero plan, but decided on the 0211 .
    I can’t believe how much better PXG is compared to other.
    Evan how they build the clubs there’s no better built in golf.
    When things get better with the Covid-19 that’s, when I will truly get fitted with there finest clubs players clubs.

  4. Gen4 vs Gen3 T model demands an upgrade ? Thanks

    • Dylan Thaemert

      Vikram,

      That’s entirely up to you. The new models spin a bit less and carry a bit more. My advice would be to test them and see for yourself.

      Best,
      Dylan

  5. Keith Finley

    Maybe I’m just getting old, but I think they’re kind of ugly from the back. Those tiny screws obviously don’t have much functionality and the big one looked ugly on the Taylormades 10 years ago and wrecks the new Callaway…

    • It’s about dialing in swing weight – I’d rather have the screw there than a bunch of tungsten power in the hosel.

  6. Jason Gansauer

    Whoever the gravelly-voiced guy who does the commercials is, he’s annoying. Sounds like he’s selling barbecue or shares in a mink farm. Totally classless for classy clubs.

    • Dylan Thaemert

      Jason,

      That’s Bob Parsons and that’s genuinely how his voice sounds.

      Best,
      Dylan

    • Had to laugh a little at that question. Parsons is not for everyone, and rumor has it that he constantly changes his own clubs and shafts within his lineup. A curious dude, that is certain. And what a velvety voice.

  7. G. B. Austin

    “Cosmetically, they’re just packed with sex appeal.” Really? What does that even mean? Does that make me want to buy them or take them on a date? Sounds like another PXG TV commercial…..

    • Dylan Thaemert

      G.B.,

      It means that some clubs are more attractive than others and I found these to be about as good looking as I’ve seen. While looks aren’t important to everyone, for many they are.

      Best,
      Dylan

  8. I have the 0311P Gen 2’s. They are different from any iron I’ve ever hit. They absolutely live up to the hype. The price isn’t for everyone, but the fell and performance is. Pro golfers get paid to use clubs…PXG is years behind the big names in golf on that front.

  9. I just went through a fitting (driver & irons) and decided to keep my Gen3 0311T as I didn’t care much for the Gen4 irons plus $350/club is too much in my opinion. PXG sells a really good product but so does every manufacturer nowadays. All comes down to each individual and what they want to see, feel and hear each time they hit the ball and whether it performs for you.

  10. Ignoring the Gen3 Vs Gen4 differences, I see a lot of PXG sponsored tour players play the P model (Pat Perez, Lydia Lo and more); why do you think they choose the P over the T (and ST) models? (Should note Zach Johnson plays the T model but that’s not relevant to this question)

    Cheers.

    • Dylan Thaemert

      Dan,

      Really great question. I can’t confidently say why but I think it’s just down to personal preference. Something in the fitting process told those players that the P would work better for them. Maybe the spin numbers they like to see, a little extra distance, visual preference. Could be any number of things. Thanks for the question.

      Best,
      Dylan

  11. Just purchased the PXG Gen 4 XP Irons 5-9 with Mitsubishi MMT 80 S-Parallel. My 3 wedges are Apex CF19’s with Aerotech FC80 R shafts.

    A month later, I am having trouble enjoying or hitting the PXG Irons with the Mitsubishi MMT S shafts. I am thinking my next option is to put Aerotech FC80’s on these PXG Irons or buy the Apex CF21 DCB 5-9 Irons with Aerotech FC 80’s R shafts.

    My whole goal in switching from my CF19 5-9 Irons to PXG was more distance. So far the experiment isn’t working very well. Thoughts, Comments, Advice.

  12. Christian

    I played the Gen 2 Players/Tour combination for a few seasons, and loved them. I needed to upgrade my second set of travel clubs, and ended up getting the latest 0211’s, and they are just remarkable. I had been a solid players/blade irons guy for ages (Titleist MB), just never liking the other options out there, but the 0311s changed my opinion and the numbers showed it. And now these 0211s have made me a believer. If I had been a little more driven, I would likely pick up these 0311 P Gen 4 irons. They are not only beautiful, but they are a dream to hit. They were just too steep a price to pay, when in fact the 0211s gave me nearly the same numbers for more than a third the price. PXG has won me over, from driver down to the wedges. I never did care about what pro played what clubs, because their game has nothing to do with the game I play, even though I am a +HCP. My shots sound like a 22 being fired, theirs sound like howitzers. When I find clubs that actually play as advertised, it’s rare, but in this case, PXG stands out. In my experience, the PXGs truly deliver on their promise—they live up to the hype, unlike so many OEM claims. When people ask me about them, I quickly tell them they should go demo them and let me know how they liked/disliked the—thus far, nearly every person I sent came away with a new set of PXG irons, and more, in some cases—and some of them were they biggest naysayers of PXG.

  13. The new PXG’s GEN4 0311 T irons look awesome. A steampunk version of the TaylorMade r11s, or Tour Professional CB, MC, and MB irons. The feel is consistently in line with these. A few of the tour players and low handicappers are snapping up these TMs at an alarming rate. Eventually, they can plug into these as the market has changed. Who is buying who next week? Technology is a wonderful thing. Unfortunately, technology has a big cost and will be passed down to the consumer at higher costs. Those less fortunate to buy new clubs everytime a newer version will be looking for experienced well made irons.

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