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Has anyone ever tried PXG irons
LyinLewis
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My brother-in-law a very good golfer in his own right just recently switched to PXG. He has probably played every set under the sun and he says that these irons have outperformed them all.

On a side note: my former head professional, the most loyal Titleist guy you will ever meet, who's pro shop only carried Titleist just started carrying the Callaway Epic Driver. His reason: "It is heads and tails better than any driver I have ever hit."
njgolfer
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# 1    4/15/2017 10:34:27 AM   
Sorry, my pension wouldn't even let me near those clubs.


JimmyCarl
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# 2    4/15/2017 11:45:46 AM   
Funny you should post about both the PXG's AND the new Epic driver. I played with my friend this week who has both in his bag. I wasn't immediately impressed by the PXG's - especially at that price. But - I'm a 15.5, probably not good enough to be able to appreciate the clubs as a better player might be. If I spent a lot of time at the range with them maybe I could form a better opinion. But they certainly didn't miraculously improve my game! As for the Epic driver, it was decent. And my buddy really kills it - but he's a 4 and a much better, more consistent swinger. To me the face felt very 'mushy' when the ball struck it. And the sound off the face was very weak-sounding. Not inspiring at all. Though obviously the sound at contact is not nearly as important as finding the middle of a fairway 250 yards away! And again - at a new price of $500, this driver does NOT represent a good value to me. But hey - one guy's opinion, right? That's why we have these forums! Play well, guys!


LyinLewis
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# 3    4/15/2017 12:54:27 PM   
Not sure if I am sold on PXG irons, but I have hit the Epic once and in that very limited comparison it flew well past my Titleist driver.

I need new irons...if the driver was consistently longer I would buy it. Agree on the sound. I thought I mishit it.


mtags
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# 4    4/15/2017 4:52:34 PM   
No stores around here carry them, so you can't demo them anywhere. I don't know anyone that would put out five grand for a set of clubs so I guess I'll never get my hands on one.


LyinLewis
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# 5    4/15/2017 4:57:00 PM   

No stores around here carry them, so you can't demo them anywhere. I don't know anyone that would put out five grand for a set of clubs so I guess I'll never get my hands on one.


Where do you live?


LyinLewis
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# 6    4/15/2017 4:58:30 PM   
Let's just say there was a perfect set of clubs that could make you a better player. Strokes off your game.

How much would you pay for the perfect set (assuming one existed).


Egor
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# 7    4/15/2017 9:38:57 PM   

To me the face felt very 'mushy' when the ball struck it. And the sound off the face was very weak-sounding. Not inspiring at all.


Welcome to the forum. This really is a great group of guys!

I had exactly the same reaction you did to the Epic. Mushy. Weak sound. Uninspiring. I'm friends with a rep and in a couple of weeks, I intend to borrow a demo for 2-3 rounds to try it out in real life - not just on the range. I have a R15 9* on the end of a Matrix RedTie right now that I love so it will have to knock the socks off of me to get me to put it in my bag. I'd say if I can hit close to or in most fairways and add 20+yds, maybe..

I'm certain that it is an excellent club and I've heard nothing but rave about it from those who actually have it. I know Callaway does good with R&D and is making strides so I'm interested in seeing what it will do in my bag for a few rounds.


Egor
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# 8    4/15/2017 9:53:30 PM   

How much would you pay for the perfect set (assuming one existed).


I think this is all relative to income level, stage/phase in life, etc.. and what the definition of a perfect set is (golf clubs .. right.? ) which may be different for each player.

For example, I could probably afford much more car, but I like my $0/month Ford Fusion. To me, it's perfect. Thread derailed..

On topic though... I paid ~$800 for my Mizuno JPX-900 irons w/PX LZ shafts and they are probably the best clubs I've ever put in my bag. I wouldn't pay much more than $800. *IF* PXG irons at $5000 (which Bobbi says could go up) could take me from a 10.5 to a 4.0 overnight, I still wouldn't and it's not even sensible to think that way because they can't.

You have to ask yourself.. is it really that much better or is there a perception of value due to the extreme cost of PXG ? How many lessons with trackman and range time would $3500 buy you @ $5000 (PXG) - $1500 (Mizuno set that you know you should buy) = $3500. Heck.. $1000 in lessons and you still have $2500 left over for when I come to Florida so you can take me to Streamsong for 3-4 rounds.

Here is another question - how much would you pay for lessons per week and how much time would you put in to practice if it could reduce a 15 to 9.0 index? 9.0 index to 6.0 index?

My response is getting too lengthy, but when I started riding bikes, the shop was trying to sell me a $2200 bike because it was lighter. I asked - how much. Several pounds they said.. I asked them if this $500 road bike was good and if it would be cheaper for me to just ride the $500 bike for a few months and drop 25 lb. They knew what I was asking..

Sometimes it is cheaper to practice and put in a bit of work than it is to buy a game.


LyinLewis
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# 9    4/15/2017 10:39:09 PM   


How much would you pay for the perfect set (assuming one existed).


I think this is all relative to income level, stage/phase in life, etc.. and what the definition of a perfect set is (golf clubs .. right.? ) which may be different for each player.

For example, I could probably afford much more car, but I like my $0/month Ford Fusion. To me, it's perfect. Thread derailed..

On topic though... I paid ~$800 for my Mizuno JPX-900 irons w/PX LZ shafts and they are probably the best clubs I've ever put in my bag. I wouldn't pay much more than $800. *IF* PXG irons at $5000 (which Bobbi says could go up) could take me from a 10.5 to a 4.0 overnight, I still wouldn't and it's not even sensible to think that way because they can't.

You have to ask yourself.. is it really that much better or is there a perception of value due to the extreme cost of PXG ? How many lessons with trackman and range time would $3500 buy you @ $5000 (PXG) - $1500 (Mizuno set that you know you should buy) = $3500. Heck.. $1000 in lessons and you still have $2500 left over for when I come to Florida so you can take me to Streamsong for 3-4 rounds.

Here is another question - how much would you pay for lessons per week and how much time would you put in to practice if it could reduce a 15 to 9.0 index? 9.0 index to 6.0 index?

My response is getting too lengthy, but when I started riding bikes, the shop was trying to sell me a $2200 bike because it was lighter. I asked - how much. Several pounds they said.. I asked them if this $500 road bike was good and if it would be cheaper for me to just ride the $500 bike for a few months and drop 25 lb. They knew what I was asking..

Sometimes it is cheaper to practice and put in a bit of work than it is to buy a game.





If there was a magic pill club or set and I could afford it I would buy it. If I knew a set existed that helped make me a better player I don't know how I could not buy the set. Every time I played my current set I would question its effectiveness.

I hate to buzz your melo but under the same theory why spend $800 on your Mizuno irons? I would pay considerable money for 4 strokes if it could be had.

I will start another thread to take you down the Walmart path.


Egor
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# 10    4/15/2017 10:47:18 PM   

I hate to buzz your melo but under the same theory why spend $800 on your Mizuno irons? I would pay considerable money for 4 strokes if it could be had.


That is fair.

I like the Mizuno irons. The shafts felt great. I felt like they could help continue my game improvement significantly better than the MPs I was playing and it seems to have been a good decision. It's more than I wanted to spend because I usually like to work hard to find a deal, but I wanted them (probably the key here).

It's like the Epic - it needs to blow my socks off for me to drop $500 on a driver.

It's a theoretical question you ask though because I do believe that R&D is a slow walk and golf improvement is a slow walk to light jog.

If we're speculating - let's say there was a widget that I could buy to get to scratch within 2 weeks. I'd drop $5k.


LyinLewis
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# 11    4/15/2017 10:49:37 PM   


I hate to buzz your melo but under the same theory why spend $800 on your Mizuno irons? I would pay considerable money for 4 strokes if it could be had.


That is fair.

I like the Mizuno irons. The shafts felt great. I felt like they could help continue my game improvement significantly better than the MPs I was playing and it seems to have been a good decision. It's more than I wanted to spend because I usually like to work hard to find a deal, but I wanted them (probably the key here).

It's like the Epic - it needs to blow my socks off for me to drop $500 on a driver.

It's a theoretical question you ask though because I do believe that R&D is a slow walk and golf improvement is a slow walk to light jog.

If we're speculating - let's say there was a widget that I could buy to get to scratch within 2 weeks. I'd drop $5k.


Yes it's all BS. There is no magic pill that wakes you up from the Matrix. It's a fun discussion though.


mtags
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# 12    4/15/2017 11:38:55 PM   


No stores around here carry them, so you can't demo them anywhere. I don't know anyone that would put out five grand for a set of clubs so I guess I'll never get my hands on one.


Where do you live?


Chicago suburbs.


LyinLewis
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# 13    4/16/2017 9:05:17 AM   



No stores around here carry them, so you can't demo them anywhere. I don't know anyone that would put out five grand for a set of clubs so I guess I'll never get my hands on one.


Where do you live?


Chicago suburbs.



Chicago certainly has PXGs. Are they worth it? Probably not.


Jeff Campbell
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# 14    4/29/2017 7:42:32 PM   
I was all in to buy the PXG irons, being from Texas (Bob Parsons says they have a sweet spot as BIG as Texas). I have played Mizuno blades forever, so I went for a fitting at Club Champion (best money I ever spent on a fitting) and was prepared to splurge on the PXG's. Come to find out they were not a fit for me. After hitting 6 different brands, it was in the numbers to stay with Mizuno's. I was really surprised at the data points collected while hitting different heads with the same shafts. I played MP69's with KBS Tour stiff shafts but now, after fitting session, playing JPX900 forged with KBS Tour C-Taper X shafts. I gained an avg of 10 yards per club.

Sorry to ramble, but if there is a Club Champion store near you, they have the PXG to test. Wasn't trying to be brand loyal, it was the numbers that decided it for me.

Good luck in your search but get what works best for you..


Egor
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# 15    4/29/2017 8:06:55 PM   

JPX900 forged


Amazing clubs. I'm not brand loyal, but dang Mizuno makes a good iron.


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