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  1. These have been my favorite wedges, very forgiving and soft feel. I hope whatever replaces it is a worthy successor.
  2. I tried the Proto+ and Gen 4 0811, both were very forgiving but I was losing a lot of distance. I tried out a few drivers at my local shop and wound up with a G425 max (was surprised it was even more forgiving than the PXGs alone with better distance) and sold the PXG drivers.
  3. I went to my local golf shop yesterday and they had 5 different G425 drivers (left handed) in stock and probably 12-15 right handed ones. After trying out a few combinations as well as some left handed Callaway's Epic models they had in stock I traded my Sim 2 and got to go home with a G425 Max the same day (that does not happen often even when there are not supply shortages).
  4. I am right handed (and footed), do literally everything right handed except I golf and bat left handed (also had a decent two hand backhand in tennis because of it). I had surgery on my left elbow several years ago for tendonitis and although it helped, there is still some pain. However swinging right handed did not hurt. I tried practicing for about 2 months and made zero progress (could never switch hit either). So I gave up and stuck with left handed. I did get my index down to 7.8 this year so I am moving in the "right" direction. About the only thing I can do is test out putters right handed at the golf store which is handy since they usually keep about 5 left handed models in stock.
  5. Absolutely, it is a great time to be playing graphite with all the different varieties and heavier weight options make it even easier to transition from steel to graphite.
  6. I have been playing graphite since Callaway X-16 irons due to wrist/elbow injuries. It has improved greatly since then. I really like Recoil shafts, been too cheap to buy Steelfibers, but I have hit them during a fitting and liked them. I play Mitsubishi MMT right now and no complaints at all. Helps so much with shock absorbing on iron shots. I also play them in my wedges.
  7. I chip with wedges (PING Glide 3.0) and they have a fantastic feel. If you don't want to use a wedge you could try i210 irons and it would offer similar soft feel as well.
  8. I had a set of P790's and I get what you are saying. I would get some low spin knucklebombs that flew the green (or at least ran through it). I am now playing PXG 0311 P (Gen 2) irons and the spin is much more consistent and I no longer get those types of shots. I have not hit the Gen 3 or Gen 4 version but I would imagine they would have fairly similar characteristics.
  9. LHGolf4

    PXG Irons

    Not having hit those specific two I will give you my feedback on the original 0211 and 0311 P Gen2 irons I have. Feel is similar (especially on well struck shots). The most noticeable difference for me is spin. Same shaft in both (Mitsubishi MMT 70g), the 0211 irons with a 7 iron were in the 4000's for me where the 0311 P irons I usually hit 5500-6000. Which for me offered much better distance control. I launched a few knuckle-bombs that flew the green with the 0211 irons (it was not frequent, but it happened), I have not seen that with the 0311 irons. Does that make the 0311 irons "better", no. It does make them better for my game though so that is why I kept them and sold the 0211 irons. I am sure there are plenty of others that will weigh in who have hit the newer generation irons that can offer some additional insight, but I would not be surprised based on the spin numbers I see from the YouTube golf reviews if that was still not the case. If you have the chance to demo or get a fitting I would highly recommend it, but I understand that is not always possible.
  10. Clearing out the gear that did not make the bag this year. Maybe a SIM 2 Max would be the only thing to tempt me to trade, but I am really just looking to sell. All prices include shipping to CONUS so they might be a few dollars higher, Paypal only. PXG 0811 X Gen 4 Driver 9 degrees plays 45" Riptide 6.0 Stiff Shaft and Winn Dritac grip. $240 Club is in great shape with just a few scuffs on the face. Comes with original headcover and 17.5 gram weight in the front and two 2.5 gram weights for the other slots. Sold PXG 0811 Proto + Driver 10.5 degrees plays 44" Riptide 6.0 Stiff Shaft and Winn Dritac grip. $195 Club is in great shape with just a few scuffs on the face. Comes with original headcover and 12.5 gram weight in the front and 2.5 gram weights for the other slots. PXG Blackjack Putter, 33" double bend shaft and oversized PXG grip. $200 Club is in mint condition and includes the original headcover. Argolf Lacelot milled aluminum putter, 33" shaft. $135 Mint condition, includes original headcover with Super Stroke Traxion X Tour 1.0 grip. PXG weight set which includes 2 x 10 gram weights, 1 x 7.5 gram weight, and 1 x 5 gram weight. $20 if you buy one of the other clubs, $25 shipped by itself.
  11. Absolutely, what a waste of time that would be for counterfeiting.
  12. I love to tinker with equipment, but the irons are off limits now. I have no desire to even play around with another set (other than maybe some Gen3 or 4 down the road). I hope you enjoy them as much as I have enjoyed mine so far.
  13. With decent ranges/golf courses at least 30 minutes away from me I bought a Skytrak and have a mat and net in the backyard (in the shade since it hates direct sunlight). I try to do a couple of 100ish shot practice sessions a week so when I get to the golf course I am just warming up at the range and not trying to practice and warm up at the same time. I sometimes focus on wedges trying to hit specific yardages, it also helps me see what spin/yardages I am getting with different types of golf balls. It is obviously not GC Quad accurate, but it reads fades/draws and the yardage is definitely close enough to be useful at the course. Most of the time I try to hit some drivers/fairway woods, hybrid, and more irons and wedges. Even if I don't have a lot of time just hitting 30-40 shots in the afternoon to keep the timing down it has been very helpful. When I first got it I was out there 4-5 days a week wanting to get the most out of it. Tendonitis followed by elbow surgery (due to me being an idiot and not resting) taught me a valuable lesson that just because you have it does not mean you have to use it everyday. I also dug out a base and filled it with a mix of dirt and sand so even hitting off of a mat is not so hard on the elbow. I originally had a trial to play online when I first bought it and if I had an indoor setup I might do it again. However I really use it just to save the drive to the range and get my practice in and it has worked. Down to a 7.8 handicap (hovered at 10-11 for years) and several rounds in the 70's this year so I am happy with it. If/when we move I will definitely try to have enough room to move it indoors.
  14. Well since I started this thread I figured I would chime in since a LOT of things have changed since I first asked the question. I will start off to say honestly the question is no longer valid since PXG has bottomed out the pricing on a lot of their clubs. Yes they still offer expensive latest generation clubs, but now PING, Titleist, Callaway, Taylormad, etc. all do as well. So they are now just another OEM, nothing more. My original question was really based on the fact I had a really good fitting (actually two as I went back after the Gen 2 irons were released), but could not justify the price since their pricing was insane at the time. Having tried out a number of clubs over the years I knew there was an excellent chance the magic would fade they would not stay in the bag. So I made the decision to skip them. So now let’s fast forward to last year when they put the 0211 irons (original) amongst other clubs on sale. Remembering my good fitting I jumped on them and ordered a set to be greatly disappointed. Feel was good, but I would launch the dreaded knuckle ball that would airmail the green from time to time. Sold them and figured my PXG days were done. Then earlier this year they dropped the price of the the irons I did one of my fittings with (0311 P Gen 2) and I said one more try and I could not be happier. Had 4 rounds in the 70’s with them this year. Are they magic? Nope, but they really do fit my swing. I am honestly glad they have dropped their pricing so people no longer see them as a status symbol, because for me it never was. I was just always looking for performance. Also this is my first old thread to be resurrected….really odd to see it pop up again as I honestly had forgotten about it.
  15. I am a 7.8 and I play 3-5 hybrids. I have no issues with approach shots. They come in much higher and softer than a 3-5 iron do and with much more consistency.
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