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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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Great write up. Thanks. Really excited for my fitting next Sat.    This will be my third fitting these and they are so good at what they do. They don’t hard sell you and don’t cherry pic data l

I had yet another round today with eh 0811X Proto, and I am shocked at how this thing has worked its way into my bag.  I was using the X+ and got the X for kicks when they lowered the rice to $395 - n

I recently did a fitting and ordered the x+ with diamana s+ 60g shaft in regular. It was a little longer on good hits but much better (straighter, longer) on off-center hits compared to my recently (a

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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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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My Proto X+ coming today. can't wait. I'll give review after round.

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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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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nice forgiveness. many have said the proto is very punishing on mishits. you found it very forgiving though?

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...pics?

 

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"

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image.jpgI 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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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 0811X 9º Proto driver

PXG 0341x Gen2 15º  3W. 18º  5W

PXG 0317x Gen2 22º  4h

PXG 0311P Gen3 5-W

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

PXG Gen2 Mini Gunboat - 33" putter

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  DL - Chopping Block?  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

PXG 0811X+ 10.5º Proto driver

PXG 0317x Gen2 25º  5h, 28º  6h, PXG 0311P Gen2 5-G

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy Milled wedges - 52º, 56º, 60º, PXG 0311 Forged 52º & 56º wedges

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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.

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*
Scotty Special Select NP2

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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 
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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 .

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.

PXG 0811X 9º Proto driver

PXG 0341x Gen2 15º  3W. 18º  5W

PXG 0317x Gen2 22º  4h

PXG 0311P Gen3 5-W

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

PXG Gen2 Mini Gunboat - 33" putter

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  DL - Chopping Block?  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

PXG 0811X+ 10.5º Proto driver

PXG 0317x Gen2 25º  5h, 28º  6h, PXG 0311P Gen2 5-G

PXG 0311 Sugar Daddy Milled wedges - 52º, 56º, 60º, PXG 0311 Forged 52º & 56º wedges

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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

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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.

TM SIM Max 10.5* Fuji Ventus Black 7X
PXG 0341X 3W Fuji Ventus Red 8X
PXG 0341X 5W Tensei Pro White TX80
PXG Gen 3 T’s 4-PW Elevate Tour X100
Vokey SM8 F50*, S54*, D58*
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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.

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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