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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 sexy 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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This is not good...They just opened the newest PXG Store here in Mesa, AZ. 7 miles from my house. Scheduling a fitting to dial in my Proto driver (maybe a new shaft) and try out the Proto Hybrids. 

It’s official germs and gents after the last several weeks of testing on course and driving range, the Proto+ is the 21 gamer. It had a tough time with the SIM2MAX but performed much more consistently

That is hard to say.  I am not a machine - obviously, but the X is more consistent for me.  I should be the prototype golfer for the X+ and I was fine until those bastards lowered the price and I coul

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SiM2 9* (set 1 tick higher loft) / Tensei AV White RAW prototype 2.0 65TX tipped 1" playing 45"

SiM / Rocket 3w (set 1 tick higher loft) / Diamana TB 70TX tipped 1.0"

SiM Max 3H / Tensei PW Hybrid 100TX

Apex MB Chrome / 3-PW / Modus 130 X

RTX Zipcore Black / 54, 60 / KBS Tour S+

Piretti Tour 801R / 35.5"

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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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PXG Gen 4 0811X 10.5º, GD Tour AD TP

PXG 0341x Proto 15º  & 18º, Oban Kiyoshi Gold - Evenflow Riptide CB

PXG 0317x Gen4 22º  4h, Tensei CK Pro Blue 

PXG 0311P Gen3 5-W, Elevate 95 

PXG 0311 Forged wedges - 50º, 54º, 58º, Elevate Tour

PXG Gen2 Mini Gunboat, Blackjack. One & Done

Lots of Bench Warmers 🤣

 

 

 

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I've been playing the Gen 2 XF the past year; going to give the X+ a try.

PXG Gen2 0811XF LIN-Q Purple stiff

Mizuno STX 5W Fujikura Motore F3 70 stiff

Ping G425 4H Tensei CK Pro Orange 80 reg

PXG Gen 3 P 5-AW Accra i80 stiff

PXG  Forged 55* Accra i80 stiff

Cleveland CBX 2 Full Face 60* * 64*

PXG One & Done P2 Reflex Tour grip

Golf Pride Microsuede

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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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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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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 Gen4 Diamana S+ 60S
PXG 0341x Proto 3 and 5 wood Diamana S+ 70S
PXG 0311 Gen3 P 4-GW Elevate Tour S
PXG 0311 Forged 54*/Camo 60* Elevate Tour S 
PXG Gen2 Gunboat

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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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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.

PXG 0811 X+ Proto 10.5*
PXG 0341 X Proto 15*
PXG 0317 X Proto 19*
PXG GEN3 0311P 4-PW
PXG 0311 Forged 50* 54* 58*
PXG Battle Ready Closer 33"

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Nike 006 Rory Proto 

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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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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.

DRIVER -    Taylor Made Sim 2 - 9* | 🔥🔥KHT AUTOFLEX SF505🔥🔥
3 WD -        Taylor Made Sim Max 14* | Ventus Red Regular 
HYBRIDS-   PXG Gen 2 -  2/3/4 | Accra Tour 100i Stiff
IRONS -       PXG Gen 4 -  0311XP 5 - GW | Mitsubishi MMT 80 Stiff
WEDGES -  Ping Stealth Glide 2.0 54-12 / 58-06 Wedges | Wedge Flex
GRIPS -       JUMBOMAX XL ULTRALIGHT grips on ALL 
PUTTER -   PXG ☠️One and Done☠️w/JUMBOMAX 17" FLAT
BAG -           PXG Staff Bag
BALLS -       Bridgestone BXS / Pro V1

 

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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 .

Srixon ZX5 AD-DI 9.5
Callaway Mavrik 15
Srixon H85 19 & 22
Ping G425 5-U
Ping Gorge 56 & 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.

PXG Gen 4 0811X 10.5º, GD Tour AD TP

PXG 0341x Proto 15º  & 18º, Oban Kiyoshi Gold - Evenflow Riptide CB

PXG 0317x Gen4 22º  4h, Tensei CK Pro Blue 

PXG 0311P Gen3 5-W, Elevate 95 

PXG 0311 Forged wedges - 50º, 54º, 58º, Elevate Tour

PXG Gen2 Mini Gunboat, Blackjack. One & Done

Lots of Bench Warmers 🤣

 

 

 

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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.

Srixon ZX5 AD-DI 9.5
Callaway Mavrik 15
Srixon H85 19 & 22
Ping G425 5-U
Ping Gorge 56 & 60
Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2

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