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PXG 0811 X+ Prototype Round 1

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My PXG 0811 X + Prototype was orders on May 6th, shipped Friday and arrived at my home via Fed X yesterday on Sunday just in time for a 7am tee time today. I chose the Riptide 60 6.0 CB shaft built to 45 inches.

here are my thoughts

1. I hit all but one fairway off the tee and my miss was in the first cut. Accuracy was superb!

2. Sound- similar to PXG Gen 2. Nice solid thwack. Very pleasing to the ear

3. Feel- great feeling. Not hard or harsh and much better feeling than the SIM it’s replacing. Ball jumped off the face like a rocket

4 Forgiveness- excellent. I hit a couple off the toe and they ended up in the center of the fairway

5. Ball flight. - nice mid high piercing flight. No ballooning. Roll out after hitting the ground. Did not mess with settings and played at 10.5 all round

6 Looks- really **** Similar to Gen 2 but not exactly the same The muted black crown just screams spank me Daddy

7 Distance - I was getting longer and more consistent drives than with my gamer - SiM 10.5 For me at age 63 I’ll take 270 off the tee all day any day

8 Shaft- Really loves the PX Riptide CB I orders it thinking I would not like it and would be using a Tensei White Pro that I have form my Gen 2 but the Riptide CB performed so well with such great feel and consistency I never tried the Tensei White And i May never have to

shot my personal best of the year today 76 I have been struggling with back issues and lack of playing due to the pandemic but it all came together today and in large part because I was keeping it in the center of the fairway

Bottom line! Two thumbs up and bye bye Sim!

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  • prouse25prouse25 ILMembers  396WRX Points: 109Handicap: 2Posts: 396 Greens
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    Congratulations - sounds like you have a winning combo. I got fit about a week ago. Similar situation - pxg rep had it already setup for me - 10.5 head with the real ventus blue (he knows my swing). Never tried another shaft. Numbers and dispersion were everything I could have hoped.

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  • LobberLobber Members  2582WRX Points: 250Posts: 2,582 Titanium Tees
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    I really feel like I’m set now with this set up!

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  • tomg1969tomg1969 Members  2077WRX Points: 172Posts: 2,077 Platinum Tees
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    I ordered a Gen 2 0811x and have had it in play for a couple weeks. now. I chose the Riptide CB as well and think it very good. MUCH better than I expected. To me it actually feels fairly similar to a Diamana B series with a touch of counter balancing.

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  • LobberLobber Members  2582WRX Points: 250Posts: 2,582 Titanium Tees
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    Yes now that you mention that i see the similarities. Really nice feeling and stable for

    me this far

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  • soflasofla Members  1727WRX Points: 133Posts: 1,727 Platinum Tees
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    My Proto X+ coming today. can't wait. I'll give review after round.

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    Titleist T200 5-GW
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  • ChazbChazb Members  1022WRX Points: 143Posts: 1,022 Platinum Tees
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    Your lucky on the delivery time ordered a gen 2 on April 22 and still haven’t received my club.The proto sounds like a keeper for you,I would have liked to order the proto but trying to keep things fairly cheap.I have tho 0211s,a hybrid,three wood and a driver on the way all at reduced prices.

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  • dethmandethman Members  531WRX Points: 141Handicap: 9Posts: 531 Golden Tee
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    nice forgiveness. many have said the proto is very punishing on mishits. you found it very forgiving though?

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  • gioguy21gioguy21 NJMembers  8213WRX Points: 1,410Handicap: +1.5 (1194646)Posts: 8,213 Titanium Tees
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    ...pics?

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    SIM / 9* (set 1 tick higher loft) / RIPx 65TX tipped 2" playing 44.25"
    Epic Flash SZ / 3+ (set -1/N) / HZRDUS Smoke Black 75g 6.5 tipped 2"
    SIM Max 3H / Tensei PW Hybrid 100TX
    Apex MB Chrome / 3-PW / Modus 130 X
    MD4 Chrome / 52, 56, 60 / DG 115 S200 (for now)
    Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5"

  • LobberLobber Members  2582WRX Points: 250Posts: 2,582 Titanium Tees
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    I found it very forgiving. More so than the TM SIM it’s replacing. Also played with a guy who has the Gen 2 XF and let him hit this. He was significantly longer without loss of forgiveness


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  • snagy2000snagy2000 Members  1947WRX Points: 442Posts: 1,947 Platinum Tees
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    Proto X+ is the more forgiving model. Proto X has a deeper face and is less forgiving if you're not a good driver of the ball.

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  • ajlacombeajlacombe Members  344WRX Points: 105Posts: 344 Greens
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    I ordered that exact setup and it got here today. I had ordered an 0811X Gen2 and changed to the X+ Proto and it got here pretty quick.

    I have only hit it into my net in the back and the thing feels awesome. Super solid and the head shaft combo feels great and is very stable for me.

    The one thing of note for me is that this thing sits open. They set mine on the small - for loft down and more open so it is really open, which I love. I am not supposed to play until Sunday but may try to play Saturday as well.

    I got the Lamkin Z5 PXG grip and that feels awesome as well with a larger lower hand. I figured this was a no brainer since the price will go back up $200 more on June 1st. The bet paid off and I think this is a real winner.



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  • RrsclydeRrsclyde Tulsa, OKMembers  210WRX Points: 51Handicap: 8.7Posts: 210 Fairways
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    I've been playing the Gen 2 XF the past year; going to give the X+ a try.

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    PXG Gen2 0811XF Ventus Red regular
    Ping G410 3 Hybrid
    PXG Gen2  5 Hybrid
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  • LobberLobber Members  2582WRX Points: 250Posts: 2,582 Titanium Tees
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    You won’t be disappointed if you choose the right shaft. Round two for me tomorrow. We will see if the honeymoon continues

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  • skailehskaileh Members  79WRX Points: 33Handicap: 13.3Posts: 79 Fairways
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    I'm playing the Gen 2 XF still. I almost bit on the proto but the fitter I work with at PXG told me that for me, a high handicapper who needs more forgiveness (and presumably other things), he still thinks the XF is he better driver for me and told me to hold off on the proto and he'd let me know when he thinks there's a new driver out I should consider (maybe when the final version of the prototype is released? who knows). This is coming from somebody who works at PXG and sells me clubs for commission. I pretty much texted him and said take my money and he said no. So not saying the X+ isn't great (and it obviously looks awesome), but if you can schedule a fitting, I'd go for it and try both.

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    PXG 0811 XF Gen2 - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-S

    PXG 0341 X Gen2 3W - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-S

    PXG 0317 X Gen2 22* - ACCRA Tour TZ6 Proto 85H M3

    PXG 0311 XP Gen3 4i-GW - Nippon N.S. Pro 950GH Stiff

    PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54* - Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 Stiff

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  • LobberLobber Members  2582WRX Points: 250Posts: 2,582 Titanium Tees
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    That’s fair. For me however based on my honeymoon round i don’t think it can get better This is coming from a guy who owned both Gen 2 drivers and the proto is better than both for me It’s also better than the SIM and Mavrik SZ it’s replacing My results and impressions only Fully respect the fact that others may see different results and have different opinions and I should also say that I won’t try the other proto model As long as mine continues to perform I did see a review of that driver on TXG where they compared it to Gen 2 and there was no comparison

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  • OspreyCIOspreyCI Valley of the SunMembers  5617WRX Points: 523Handicap: 10Posts: 5,617 Titanium Tees
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    There are several reviews on here that say mishits are punished with the Proto. I just sold my Gen2 0811x because it was punishing. For a 10 capper, there is better out there for forgiveness and ball speed. I went to the Sim Max.

    I am a PXG guy and support them, but I will wait until they can keep up with TM or Callaway when it comes to drivers.

    PXG irons are their thing and love them.

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    PXG 0811x Gen2 smoke Yellow
    TM M4 15* AD DI 6S Black
    TM M2 #3 19* Fujikura
    PXG 0211 4-PW Modus 120S
    TM MG2 50* Modus 120S
    TM MG2 54*
    TM HT 60*
    PXG Gen2 Gunboat
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  • skailehskaileh Members  79WRX Points: 33Handicap: 13.3Posts: 79 Fairways
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    I’d agree with that. My XF seems to be forgiving enough though. Definitely more forgiving than the Taylormade M5 I was playing before that. I really liked the SIM but it felt heavy to me. I swung the Maverik well also but the XF felt more forgiving than both of those for me.

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    PXG 0811 XF Gen2 - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-S

    PXG 0341 X Gen2 3W - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-S

    PXG 0317 X Gen2 22* - ACCRA Tour TZ6 Proto 85H M3

    PXG 0311 XP Gen3 4i-GW - Nippon N.S. Pro 950GH Stiff

    PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54* - Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 Stiff

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  • skailehskaileh Members  79WRX Points: 33Handicap: 13.3Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Definitely. Different drivers/shafts work for different swings. Just suggesting for anyone who hasn’t purchased yet to swing both first, I should’ve been more clear. Glad it’s working for you!

    I've gotta check out the TXG review. Love their videos and reviews, interested to see what they say.

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    PXG 0811 XF Gen2 - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-S

    PXG 0341 X Gen2 3W - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-S

    PXG 0317 X Gen2 22* - ACCRA Tour TZ6 Proto 85H M3

    PXG 0311 XP Gen3 4i-GW - Nippon N.S. Pro 950GH Stiff

    PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54* - Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 Stiff

    PXG 0311T Darkness 60* - Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 Stiff

    Scotty Cameron Custom Shop 2020 Special Select Newport 2

  • GC70GC70 What's Next? State of HockeyClubWRX  7976WRX Points: 415Handicap: 7.1Posts: 7,976 Titanium Tees
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    Thanks for sharing! I hope the honeymoon last forever. The driver looks awesome. I need to try one out against my best driver Sim Max/GD IZ combo. Keep us post on your rounds.

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  • LobberLobber Members  2582WRX Points: 250Posts: 2,582 Titanium Tees
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    I agree completely with your points and advocate demoing both. I simply knew that due to declining swing speed and other joys of life that come with increased age I would be better off trying the X+ first. Ten years ago I was 112-115 consistently but today the only way I reach 115 is in my car on the freeway. In any event I think these new drivers from PXG will be their best offering to date and deserve consideration if one is in the market

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  • skailehskaileh Members  79WRX Points: 33Handicap: 13.3Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Haha love it. PXG is my favorite manufacturer and I love seeing their drivers start to close the gap with companies like Taylormade as well. Any innovation is good for all of us in the long run. Hit em well!

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    PXG 0811 XF Gen2 - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-S

    PXG 0341 X Gen2 3W - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-S

    PXG 0317 X Gen2 22* - ACCRA Tour TZ6 Proto 85H M3

    PXG 0311 XP Gen3 4i-GW - Nippon N.S. Pro 950GH Stiff

    PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54* - Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 Stiff

    PXG 0311T Darkness 60* - Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 Stiff

    Scotty Cameron Custom Shop 2020 Special Select Newport 2

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  • snagy2000snagy2000 Members  1947WRX Points: 442Posts: 1,947 Platinum Tees
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    It's the adage, buying new clubs won't improve your game only practice will...Most PXG fitters don't hard sell and the ones I've come across have been honest about their products and the improvements they're seeing with my game...

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  • skailehskaileh Members  79WRX Points: 33Handicap: 13.3Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Agreed. A big part of why I respect the company and am loyal to my fitter.

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    PXG 0811 XF Gen2 - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-S

    PXG 0341 X Gen2 3W - Fujikura Ventus Blue 6-S

    PXG 0317 X Gen2 22* - ACCRA Tour TZ6 Proto 85H M3

    PXG 0311 XP Gen3 4i-GW - Nippon N.S. Pro 950GH Stiff

    PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy 54* - Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 Stiff

    PXG 0311T Darkness 60* - Nippon N.S. Pro Modus3 Tour 120 Stiff

    Scotty Cameron Custom Shop 2020 Special Select Newport 2

  • SEP1006SEP1006 Pearland, Tx.ClubWRX  1390WRX Points: 386Handicap: 6.5 and trendingPosts: 1,390 ClubWRX
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    Agree 1000%. I wanted so bad to buy the GEN 2 XF but the numbers were not better than the driver I was hitting ( M6 ) at the time and my fitter ( Edwin Huh ) told me straight up he couldn't do any better. He also fitted my for my Gen 1 irons, Gen 2 and again Gen 3. When I went to get fit for the Gen 3 irons he stated that there was minimal improvement in the numbers over my Gen 2's. But the looks won me over so I had to have them.

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    DRIVER -    Taylor Made Sim Max 10.5* | Mitsubishi Tensei Red Regular
    3 WD -        Taylor Made M6 14* | Atmos Orange Stiff 
    HYBRIDS-  Adams Pro A12 2/3/4 | UST VTS Silver Stiff
    IRONS -      PXG Gen 3 -  0311XP 5 - GW | Accra Tour 90i Stiff
    WEDGES -  Ping Stealth Glide 2.0 54-12 / 58-06 Wedges | Wedge Flex
    GRIPS -      JumboMax XL Ultralight grips on ALL 
    PUTTER -   PXG Gunboat H 
    BAG -           PXG Staff Bag
    BALLS -      Snell MTB Black / Pro V1






  • soflasofla Members  1727WRX Points: 133Posts: 1,727 Platinum Tees
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    I put this in another thread,

    Took my new Proto X+ to the range last night. Hard to tell much there except much lower ball flight with the weight in front and different sound. I adjusted the loft to 9.75 before hitting anything. For me, still too high with the weight in back. With the weight in front had an old school Callaway Fusion like sound but a little better. Seems real low spin with weight in front. Forgiveness seemed good but I will know more after a round today. I still don't get why positive attack angle model comes only in 10.5. Not a big deal because it can be lofted down .

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    PXG Proto X+
    Callaway Mavrik 15
    Srixon H85 19 & 22
    Titleist T200 5-GW
    Titleist SM6 54 & 60
    Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
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    How would you compare the 0811X+ to your TS3. I have both of those drivers and would interested to hear your thoughts on how those two compare with the setups you have tried.

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    I am going to play them side by side this afternoon. I will report back.

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    PXG Proto X+
    Callaway Mavrik 15
    Srixon H85 19 & 22
    Titleist T200 5-GW
    Titleist SM6 54 & 60
    Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
  • PT1911PT1911 Members  1184WRX Points: 150Posts: 1,184 Platinum Tees
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    Did you hit the same shaft in both the 0811XF and the Proto+? My first round, I’m thinking I hit the Proto+ a bit higher than the 0811XF.

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  • soflasofla Members  1727WRX Points: 133Posts: 1,727 Platinum Tees
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    Played 27 holes with the Proto X+. Bottom line is when hit in the sweet spot it is the longest I ever played. Bombs. When missed, it is not very forgiving. TS3 much more forgiving but shorter on the good ones. This Proto X+ is probably analogous to the TS4 (that I have never hit). I am still going to make it work because of the distance.

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    PXG Proto X+
    Callaway Mavrik 15
    Srixon H85 19 & 22
    Titleist T200 5-GW
    Titleist SM6 54 & 60
    Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
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  • ajlacombeajlacombe Members  344WRX Points: 105Posts: 344 Greens
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    I played 18 with the Proto X+ yesterday as well. It has a very different sound - kind of muted and a little harder to tell a good shot. You can feel it though and I agree - there is a spot that just launches the ball. That shot is super addictive. I am still working on getting comfortable with the open face. I hit a draw and have struggled to hit a fade for a long time. This thing is set in small minus (open face and slight decrease in loft), and I can pretty easily hit a fade with it.

    The problem is when drawer of the ball sets up for draw and hits fade, it can be problematic :) I had to just play and hit the draw for the rest of the round after I had the lone double-cross, and things started to come together. The higher toe shot seemed to be a good location and high central - and middle face obviously was good. The low shots were not all that forgiving, but that is not a problem with the club, that is really my issue for hitting it there.

    I have an Epic Flash Sub Zero/Riptide and a TS3/Tensei Blue AV and I compared them all at the range on Saturday. They are all very close. Sounds are totally different - SZ is loudest, then TS3 and the Proto is in its own league of deadened thwack - not a negative on the PXG though, just different. The thing that stood out the most was that hot shot on the Proto. It seemed like there was something there that has a lot of potential if I can dial it in and just let it go and swing the thing with trust,

    I also have a TS2 that I need to sell, and I wanted to sell one of the other two, but after the range session, they are so close that will be hard. If I waffle that will not allow me to come to grips with the Proto either. being a club ho/tinkerer has its issues.

    I am very happy with the Proto and glad I took a shot at buying it when the price was down. I just checked out the PXG site and I guess the promotion went so well they extended it through June 30th now. I ordered other stuff from them and it will not be here until late June and it is killing me :)

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