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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

Thanks. They are both really deep faces. Wow.

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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Yeah both heads to me looked neat identical. I denied both and really couldn’t tell the difference in the heads (looks wise). The 0811x is definitely the lower spinning of the 2 and what worked best for me and my swing.

And to follow up with launch characteristics, the 9’ head launches a lot like the Gen2 10.5 head.

DriverPXG Proto 0811x (9) / Project X Evenflow Riptide CB 50 (6.0)
Fairway:  Taylormade Rocketballz (15) / Matrix Xcon
Utility:  Srixon U45 (20) / Recoil 110 F4

Hybrid:  Cobra F7 3-4 / Aldila Tour Blue 85s
Irons:  PXG 0211 (5 - Gw) / True Temper Elevate Tour X or Srixon Z565 / Project X LZ 6.0
Wedge:  Cleveland RTX Zipcore (54/12) / Nippon Modus 115w
Wedge:  TM Hi-Toe (60/10) / KBS Hi Rev 2.0
Putter:  Odyssey Metal X Milled Versa #9Ht (Custom)
Ball:  Taylormade Tp5x
Bag:  Bennington LQO-9

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Lol, literally look nothing alike, have a completely different feel and sound.

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Hit my Proto today on my Skytrak. Currently playing gen 2 XF w/ AD VR. Proto has HZRDUS yellow smoke. Getting about 250 less spin and about 7 yards longer. Feel and sound similar to gen 2, head slightly smaller looking to my eyes and has a great shape. I’m going to do some testing with same shaft in each head over the next week.

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I think I see why people say they look the same as Ping...”they’re both black” ??

DriverPXG Proto 0811x (9) / Project X Evenflow Riptide CB 50 (6.0)
Fairway:  Taylormade Rocketballz (15) / Matrix Xcon
Utility:  Srixon U45 (20) / Recoil 110 F4

Hybrid:  Cobra F7 3-4 / Aldila Tour Blue 85s
Irons:  PXG 0211 (5 - Gw) / True Temper Elevate Tour X or Srixon Z565 / Project X LZ 6.0
Wedge:  Cleveland RTX Zipcore (54/12) / Nippon Modus 115w
Wedge:  TM Hi-Toe (60/10) / KBS Hi Rev 2.0
Putter:  Odyssey Metal X Milled Versa #9Ht (Custom)
Ball:  Taylormade Tp5x
Bag:  Bennington LQO-9

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They are more than just black when saying they are like a Ping driver, but whatever. Not dissing the driver at all, I really like. Just my opinion. Will end it their. I do have a set of Gen 3 irons on order, but will be waiting for the Gen 3 driver.

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Thanks for posting this pics. These look deeper faced than the Gen2 0811x I am using now.

Form the reviews it sounds like a serious upgrade over the Gen2. How much lower spinning or forgiving is the Proto vs Proto+?

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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It is a bit difficult to gauge forgiveness and spin because of the loft differences and using the adapter change does not give you direct 1:1 loft change. I have a 10* X + and I put the weight forward and have the adapter at 1.5 degree lower, this gives me a similar flight to the 0811X 9* at standard with the weight back. It still seems like the 9* is slightly less spin and lower launching even with the X+ maxed out for low launch and low spin.

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Good stuff. Appreciate it.

I see the X didn’t make the cut.

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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Actually both are good but I had to choose one, alternating back and forth was screwing up my game, went with more control and less distance. Every time the X misses a fairway, I would say the X+ would not have missed. Every time I pure the X+, I say to myself, the X would have went much longer. Really cant go wrong with either, but need to choose and stick with it......hahaha my next dilemma is choosing Ventus Blue 6X or Diamana ZF 60TX or AD XC 6X

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Most importantly, what does the head cover look like? ?

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You have some serious shaft choices. You consider those all similar profiles? All softer in the handle right? That’s the profile that works for me.

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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FWIT, I received the X+ this week. Going from a 9* Epic Flash Sub Zero, I was more comfortable going to small minus (9.5*). Had to learn a swing feel change but once I did, wow. This thing finds fairways like the EPSZ never did, and I bomb it. Only twice in my first round with it did I really hit that sweet spot that feels like it just trampolines off into the distance, but even so on other drives it was very long. I have the weight back, so will look forward to graduating to the weight forward. Epic Flash shaft was HZRDUS stiff, and the X+ is the Smoke version, so that feels better also...

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That was kind of my experience as well. I had the EF SZ in a 10.5º but went to small minus in the 0811 X+. I had a bunch of shafts in the SZ, last one was the regular Riptide and moved to the Riptide CB

The bit I have as well is that the center of the face is a very cool spot, but catching that spot is not all the time, and the other parts of the face still fly pretty well - so much so that I bitch about a mis-hit and others are like "What's wrong with that?" Then I am left explaining that it was a bad strike but a decent end result :) I have not messed with the weight though. The 15g is in the back to stay for now.

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 foolishly bought the + sight unseen and struggled with it, the 0811xf was consistently longer and straighter. This past weekend the PXG rep was at our club and I had the chance to work on trackman with this club and he got me dialed in and it now exceeds the performance of the Gen2. With the weighting system in this club a fitting is key, trial and error didn’t work for me.

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So what did he do to dial you in? For me the weight is so huge (15g) compared to the other ones (? forgot what they are but 0.5g) that it really moves the shot shape, and changes the feel big time. Then the hosel adjustments are pretty straightforward with lofts, and the flat lie side of the adapter. I am curious as to where you went from standard that took it from disappointing to really good.

For me this driver is better than anything I have had previously:

TaylorMade - 2016 M2, 2017 M1, M3 / PING - G30 / Titleist TS3, TS2 / Callaway Epic Flash SZ

It is long and produces little spin compared to the others. It CAN produce a bad shot, but I have to zone out and put a really bad swing on it.

Have people been changing the setup a lot off of stock? Big weight back and loft close to standard? I am at small minus and big weight back.

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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Is the + that much more forgiving than the 0811 Gen2?

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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Are the light weights only .5 grams? I ordered a 5 gram to put in front to add some swingweight and it feels noticeably heavier.

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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I just pulled two of them and weighed them - they are 2g - sorry for the misquote on that!

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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Right! There is something about those sweet spot hits with this thing that I’ve never felt before and still thinking about. And distance / forgiveness with misses. EFSZ used to punish me ?

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So from your experience, what happens with the weight forward - with respect to ball flight and sweet spot? I did not even bother moving it.

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 have a lot of experience with the +. For me when I place the weight in the front I lower the ball flight. It also changes the sound and feel. I am getting consistently excellent distance and dispersion with weight back and set at 10.5. Mine came with the PX Even Flow Blue CB but I had a Tensei Pro White which works best for me. I could not be happier with this driver.

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Are the prices going back up to $695 on 08/01? We have our 5th PXG fitting day of the season at our club this week and they mentioned it may be the last time to get the special COVID pricing. I wasn't sure if that was a marketing tactic by the club, or if it really will be changing back. Our teaching pro is a staffer, and we have the local rep fitters coming as well as a master fitter.

PXG Proto X | GD Tour AD GP7x +.5"

TM SIM Rocket 3W | GD Tour AD GP6s

PXG Gen2 0311P 3-4i | KBS C-Taper Lite X +1"

PXG Gen3 0311T 5i-G | KBS C-Taper Lite X +1"

PXG 54* Forged (Torched) | KBS C-Taper Lite X +1"

PXG 58* Sugar Daddy | KBS C-Taper Lite X +1"

TM MySpiderX | 36" - 71* - 3*

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Holy crap - the only reason I can see that they drop the price to $395 is that they are blowing out the remaining Proto Drivers. Gen3 coming on the heels?

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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