5X FORGING PROCESS
While the size of the heads differs, the basic geometry of each of the three models is the same. To hammer out the final shape is a complex process that requires a 5-step forging process to form the 8620 steel head into its final shape.
If you’re looking for some justification for PXG’s costs, start here.
When PXG says it uses a 5X forging process, it means that it uses five molds per iron. To be clear, that’s not 5 per model, it’s not 5 per iron set, either. It means five molds are required for a 4-iron, five more for a 5-iron, and on and on we go. It’s excessively expensive, and I’d ask anyone who wishes to belabor that point to remember that the reason why small brands invariably have limited left-handed forged options can be summed up in two words: Mold Costs.
“I hope people realize we’re not here to price gouge or to be arrogant,” says Schweigert. “We’re just trying to make really, really good product, and what we do is expensive sometimes.”
Costs for a single mold can run upwards of $10,000. PXG is manufacturing 3 sets of 9 clubs, with 5 molds each, and it’s doing it for both left and right-handed heads.