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I played 18 with the Proto X+ yesterday as well. It has a very different sound - kind of muted and a little harder to tell a good shot. You can feel it though and I agree - there is a spot that just launches the ball. That shot is super addictive. I am still working on getting comfortable with the open face. I hit a draw and have struggled to hit a fade for a long time. This thing is set in small minus (open face and slight decrease in loft), and I can pretty easily hit a fade with it.

The problem is when drawer of the ball sets up for draw and hits fade, it can be problematic :) I had to just play and hit the draw for the rest of the round after I had the lone double-cross, and things started to come together. The higher toe shot seemed to be a good location and high central - and middle face obviously was good. The low shots were not all that forgiving, but that is not a problem with the club, that is really my issue for hitting it there.

I have an Epic Flash Sub Zero/Riptide and a TS3/Tensei Blue AV and I compared them all at the range on Saturday. They are all very close. Sounds are totally different - SZ is loudest, then TS3 and the Proto is in its own league of deadened thwack - not a negative on the PXG though, just different. The thing that stood out the most was that hot shot on the Proto. It seemed like there was something there that has a lot of potential if I can dial it in and just let it go and swing the thing with trust,

I also have a TS2 that I need to sell, and I wanted to sell one of the other two, but after the range session, they are so close that will be hard. If I waffle that will not allow me to come to grips with the Proto either. being a club ho/tinkerer has its issues.

I am very happy with the Proto and glad I took a shot at buying it when the price was down. I just checked out the PXG site and I guess the promotion went so well they extended it through June 30th now. I ordered other stuff from them and it will not be here until late June and it is killing me :)

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

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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 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

Haha on the driver ho comment - I too am a club ho and agree on the driver, but...  I got the 0811 X+ Proto in early June and have been loving it.  15g in back and 2.5g everywhere else.  All is well i

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

They don't even put previous season's wedges on sale and they were one of the only items not to go on sale during the pandemic (not even the forged ones) when they put nearly everything else on sale. So if it doesn't happen then I doubt it ever happens, but I guess you never know.

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Played a couple of rounds over the weekend. Moved heavy weight from back to front which brought spin down and seemed to lower ball flight a bit. I did not notice a decline in forgiveness which I consider excellent after 4 rounds. I’m going to tweak loft a bit and see what impact that has. Also going to get on a launch monitor to get some actual spin numbers. All and all I am very pleased this far

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I have two more rounds in since Sunday and have reached some definite conclusions. I prefer the Tensei White Pro to the PX Riptide Blue counterbalance. Playing at 45 inches has improved my contact and accuracy. Keeping the heavy weight in the back gives me longer carry and a bit better dispersion than up front. Distance is consistently good for me 260-270 total which at age 63 I’ll take. Sound, feel and looks are first rate Dispersion is excellent on good hits and bad. Overall a great Driver for me

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I played my second round with the 0811 X+ tonight and I have to say I love this driver. It is set in small minus and has the Riptide CB 50 6.0 with the Lamkin Z5 PX grip. It definitely does better higher on the face for me. The sound is a thud - you can not tell much from the sound but you can feel when you bust it. Very little spin side to side and it launches high and just seems to hang there. You know you hit one well when the comments in the group are things like wow :)

I bought this as an experiment and now this thing is telling me that my TS3 and Epic Flash SZ need to visit the BST :) I just hope the rest of the PXG clubs I have coming are homeruns like this one. Hard to describe this club, but I can say you just know when a club feels "right". This is going to be a fun season

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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

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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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After playing another round, my opinion is solidified. Solid strikes are longer than anything (do not know why they just are) but not as forgiving as the TS3 or the Mavrik I was borrowing.

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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Haha on the sound. I think it sounds great, but I also like the sound of the Epic Flash SZ - which most hate. I would equate it to a very dull sound that is very different than other drivers I have heard in the past. If I stripe it down the middle, I think I like however it sounds :) You know you are hitting it long when other people make holy crap comments when you hit it, but with this thing, I am the one saying holy crap once I see where the ball is. In my third round with it last Sunday, I hit a few drives on that course where I had not been before. One in particular was a dogleg right and I commented before the shot that trying to cut the corner is not a wise move, then I hit a bit of a fade over the tree at the corner. I thought I was just on the other side, but I was 50 yards past that tree - needless to say it put a big smile on my face. Then I thin my approach over the green :)

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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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She may be ugly to you, but she performs, she's a keeper!!! If it sounded off, your buddy wasn't hitting it in the sweet spot...It sounds exactly the same as Gen 2 with a nice wooden baseball bat thud when nutted...

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He's a teaching pro and hits it 300 easy and an insane swing speed, doubt he's not hitting it pure.

Maybe it's the shaft - some shafts can change the acoustics. He went to a session with the mobile fitter and for some reason they fit him into a blue profile shaft in X flex. I would think someone with his speed and distance needs a more stout black profile but...

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That is how I think it sounds. I played another round tonight and the thing is very straight for and it just flies down range. I am thrilled with it. I think it has knocked the TS3 and Epic Flash Sub Zero out of the bag. It is a fairway finder, that is also long as hell for me :)

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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

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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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Completely agree. Played my first 9 holes with it (Proto+ with Vertus Blue). Unbelievably straight. Significantly straighter than my Epic Flash. Length was fantastic. I demo'd the Gen2 driver for a couple of weeks last year. Could not come close to my Epic. The Proto is a different animal.

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Can lower the loft which I have done and gotten a lower ball flight. Also try putting the heavy weight forward and you will see a lower ball flight I believe

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How long is your PING driver? The 0811 should be 45" - I love the 45" - I like gripping the driver at the end of the grip and this works out perfectly for me. Sounds like your PING is either really long or your PXG is short? PING should be 45.75" and the PXG 45"

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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It is 45 inches and shorter than others including Ping. I play my irons over length as

I am 6 ft 4 in but absolutely have adjusted to 45 inches and hitting more fairways!

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Did you buy both of them stock? The PXG stock is 45" and the Ping stock is 45 3/4". If you ordered them both stock there should be 3/4" of a difference. I could not imagine trying to swing a 45 3/4" driver. I personally play between 44.5" and 45" (I'm 5' 10" for reference).

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When I called them they said that was right. The measurement they gave me was from the grip to the bottom of the center of the club head, 50". I'm going to go to my fitter and see what he thinks. Still haven't decided if it's going to kick my 410 LST out of the bag. Might be going up BST soon.

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I know the heavy weight is 15g what are those lighter weights?

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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Put the 0811X+ into play and it knocked out both of my gamers ( SIm8* and 9* ). Club is actually low/mid launch and low spin for me, I have it set with heavy weight in front and the big - lower setting. It carries well and does extremely well on windy days. Ive only done a couple launch monitor sessions and 1 round of play and I still have a 0811X Proto to try out, but I really don't see how the X will knock out the X+ ???

 

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It looks like you have a good month of play with this X+. Wondering if it is still performing as described?

Put in an order yesterday with the exact setup, and coming from the Gen2 9degree setting +1.5.

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Great question - I have quite a bit of stick time on this one and a few others I bought. Here are random thoughts:

I love this shaft - for me it is a great fit - I do not ever feel like I lose the shaft - it is always right there with me and it is not a board - it allows me to load it and it unloads predictably, without ever lagging my swing. My miss is a low left snap hook shot - that is pretty well gone. I can still hit a low left shot, but there is more distance and it is not such a big miss.

The clubs is not self-driving and you can hit a sh&tball with it, but if you make a reasonable pass at it, the things is awesome.

The ball seems to jump off the face with a baseball bat sounding crack - with little spin. I hit a draw and it still draws, but I can hit a fade and I am not hitting those "hard draws" that are hard to control. The counterbalanced nature of the shaft make it lighter feeling but you can still feel the clubhead and it is not like just swinging a feather light club that you can not tell where it is - in that case my swing is erratic while I am swinging harder (wildly) trying to find the feel of the clubhead.

Long winded way of saying I still really like this club and my Epic Flash SZ and TS3 are going to be hitting the street :) The PXG 0811 X+ is not magical but it is pretty close and it fits me very well.

Gen 2 irons are taking a while to meet used to my yardages and dialing in my setup so I hit a more predictable draw with the longer irons. The Gen 2 FW is awesome as well - I have the 15º 3W. More clubs coming if they make their way out of the FedEx Home Triangle :)=

Andy

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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Thanks for the response. Good to hear that you are getting past the honeymoon period, and still loving it.

i am stoked to get mine and put it through the paces, but a little concerned because I have never played a 50 g shaft.

I’m thinking the counter balance Will redistribute the weight to offset the Lightness

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