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PXG 0311P Gen 3 help!

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Wunderlich85Wunderlich85 Members  7WRX Points: 12Posts: 7 Bunkers
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I was really lucky and picked up a set of 0311P with 120 Nippon s shafts and a great price. normally I would not shell out that kind of cash for these clubs but got a great deal. I hear the world changes when you play these clubs. So why not. Right now I play a Callaway Apex 19 with Oban ct-115 shafts and love them. Like LOVE. So maybe coming in to playing the PXG’s I had really high expectations, but I was honestly underwhelmed. Has anyone else felt like that. The club face is quite big. More offset than my Apex 19s. I don’t play much anymore, ordinarily I’d be playing an Apex Pro but since I’m only out there once or twice a month I figured I I’d rather have more fun than few frustrated and got myself the more forgiving of the two. I still feel the Apex 19 to be more of a players iron than the 0311P. Am I alone in that feeling? Should i maybe have gone for a 0311T? Where would you say the Apex 19 sits compared to the 0311P and 0311T? Forgiveness, workability. Etc. maybe it’s the oban shaft. Love these things. Any comments, mutual feelings, disagreements welcome.

Oh and if you want a smoking deal on a set of 0311P Gen 3 4-PW. Let me know.

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  • GehlyGehly ClubWRX  2096WRX Points: 174Posts: 2,096 ClubWRX
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    that Oban shaft is very stable and unique

    I wouldn't try comparing unless you're doing it with same exact shaft and setup

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  • lakecowboylakecowboy Edmond, OKMembers, Paid BST  459WRX Points: 244Handicap: 9Posts: 459 Greens
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    Can't compare apples to oranges when you aren't using the same shaft, or an optimized shaft for the clubhead through a fitting. It sounds like the T would have been way better for you, I think the P is too big and the sole is too wide in short/mid irons. 3&4 iron in the P and 5-W in the T is the way to go I think!

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  • PT1911PT1911 Members  1184WRX Points: 150Posts: 1,184 Platinum Tees
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    I was debating getting 4-6 in P's and 7-P in T's because I was worried about the forgiveness in the long irons. I ended up going all T's and man am I glad I did! They are super forgiving all the way through the set, have very minimal offset, and a compact head size. Overall, I think the T is the perfect iron.


    The P's you got should match up to the Apex irons. The T's would match size and offset wise to the Apex Pro's I think.

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  • mxskiermxskier DenverMembers  653WRX Points: 134Posts: 653 Golden Tee
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    0311T = Apex Pro level. I had both, I'm 100% on board with the 0311T.

    The Apex 19 is a smaller heel-to-toe length than the 0311P. Its a bit of a unique short blade length players distance iron. They're not exactly the same. But they target the same player.

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  • GolfChicago91GolfChicago91 Chicago, ILMembers  1028WRX Points: 60Posts: 1,028 Platinum Tees
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    I did a combo set, 8-pw in T and 4-7 in P. I have the Oban Ct 115 in mine and they're fantastic. Great feel throughout and good forgiveness in the long irons. The Oban's are just amazing. Finally kicked my original P790 out of the bag. Try them with the same shafts and you'll feel differently is my guess

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  • osten1000osten1000 Members  2WRX Points: 5Posts: 2 Starters
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    Was looking for a set with those same shafts. The system won't let me message directly, but shoot me a message with details on the set and price. Interested.

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  • Wunderlich85Wunderlich85 Members  7WRX Points: 12Posts: 7 Bunkers
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    I think this is what I hated. The heel to toe length. Lookes like shovels. I think what’s incredible about the Apex 19 is the performance they get out of them while keeping a more compact look

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  • wknomiwknomi Members  24WRX Points: 32Posts: 24 Bunkers
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    could be the shafts? When I had my fitting for the Ps the Nippons felt like noodles to me. Ended up going with s400s

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  • Wunderlich85Wunderlich85 Members  7WRX Points: 12Posts: 7 Bunkers
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    I think you are right. That’s exactly what they felt like to me. The combo of the soft face and the soft shaft. Sometimes I hit the ball and I felt like I whiffed.

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  • Crimson62185Crimson62185 Nashville, TNMembers, Paid BST  58WRX Points: 45Posts: 58 Bunkers
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    What’s your handicap? I’m coming from the Apex 19 Combo set (splits at the 7 and 8 iron) and pretty sure I’m going to do the 0311P in 5-7 and 0311T in 8-PW as well. Originally I thought I’d do either 6-PW or 7-PW in the T but after comparing the numbers of the T against the P with the 7 iron, the numbers tell me I should play the 0311P in 7 iron.

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  • mxskiermxskier DenverMembers  653WRX Points: 134Posts: 653 Golden Tee
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    @GolfChicago91 how's the transition from t to p? I have a p 4 iron in the mail, but worry about the offset as compared to the t's. numerically they look like they'll be different but im not sure what it will look like in person. also.. love those obans!

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  • GolfChicago91GolfChicago91 Chicago, ILMembers  1028WRX Points: 60Posts: 1,028 Platinum Tees
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    Regardless of my handicap, if the numbers say 7 in the P, get the 7 in the P? I'm around a 9 currently, but there are other factors other than handicap that should go into the decision. For me, I just knew 8 iron down, I can find the center of the club face. 7 I usually do, but I wanted the added forgiveness, so I got the P.


    IMO, go with the P in the 7 if that's what the numbers tell you.

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  • GolfChicago91GolfChicago91 Chicago, ILMembers  1028WRX Points: 60Posts: 1,028 Platinum Tees
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    @mxskier I don't mind the transition personally, but like I said, I'm coming from P790s, so the T would be more different if anything. I don't mind the difference between 7 and 8 moving from P to T. Slightly larger head and offset just give me more confidence standing over the ball. I think PXG did a good job of making the offset look minimal, and the topline doesn't look massive, which is a huge plus for me.

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    Callaway Epic 18* 5 wood Oban Kiyoshi Purple 05
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    TaylorMade P790 4 - PW Oban CT 115
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    TaylorMade Hi-Toe 58* KBS Tour Rev 2.0
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  • m5powerm5power Members  886WRX Points: 103Handicap: 2.4Posts: 886 Golden Tee
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    PXG's are nice clubs no doubt. But honestly, it's still just a nicely designed iron, just like your Apex are. To expect a world of a performance difference btwn the PXG and the Apex is not realistic.

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  • ssfrannyssfranny Lefty Boomers  3119WRX Points: 335Posts: 3,119 Titanium Tees
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    Apex 2019 prob one of best players distance irons to come out in years. Actually did a test first of year PXG Gen2 and Gen3 to Apex 2019 the Apexs were little longer

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  • dhen9dhen9 Members  907WRX Points: 189Posts: 907 Golden Tee
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    Am I stupid for wanting to give this a go:

    6-7 XP bent 2 weak

    8-9 P STD loft

    W-G T bent 1 strong

    All with Aerotech 95CW R flex?

    I know I want to stay with the XP in the 6-7 so perhaps P series in 8-G.

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  • jwes83jwes83 Members  9WRX Points: 10Posts: 9 Bunkers
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    FWIT, I moved from the Mizuno Hot Metal Pro to the Gen3 0311 P in 5-GW. Both with the Modus 105 Stiff. I think the 0311P’s are very significantly better. Feel, distance, accuracy all better for me, while also having a steeper descent angle. Not sure how either compare to the Apex 19, but just another reference point.

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  • Tiptx1122Tiptx1122 TMPing Members  1751WRX Points: 143Posts: 1,751 Platinum Tees
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    There is nothing wrong with someone feeling underwhelmed after purchasing a set of PXG's. They are very nice not for the price as let's be realistic. That goes for any overpriced set of irons. Over hyped and high expectations will more than likely lead to a big disappointment. People can spend there money however they want but when you're telling me you got a fantastic deal and still underwhelmed doesn't surprise me. Maybe you read into too much how at 1st everybody was saying how they are the holy grail of irons. Soon afterward the novelty wear thin. No different in someone spending $500 plus for a putter as its not going to make you a better putter as your never going to hear someone saying how they still have 3 putts and went out and spent over $500 on that------ putter. Just hope you didn't sell your Apex 19's. I'm sure you will have no trouble selling the PXG's especially for a smoking deal

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