What we know about Parsons Xtreme Golf clubs
Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) clubs have been the hot new topic in golf equipment as of late, mainly due to their extravagant price tag and high-profile sponsorship deals. Here is a quick rundown of what we know about the intriguing new golf club line, and predictions on how they will impact the equipment market in 2016.
PXG clubs are really damn weird-looking
First and foremost, the PXG clubs look like something out of Star Wars. Their most distinguishing feature are the weighted screws around each clubhead's perimeter, which supposedly boost distance, feel and forgiveness to a whole new level.
If that last sentence sounded like regular PR-mumbo jumbo, my apologies; there's no way to avoid it when talking about the gimmicky weight-screws. Blame PXG.
PXG clubs are also really damn expensive
Apparently those crazy clubhead screws contribute to an overall expensive club design that makes PXG one of the highest priced pieces of equipment in the game's history.
How expensive? PXG drivers can exceed $700, fairway woods top $500, putters cost over $400, and irons/wedges range from $300 - $325 per club. A full set of PXG clubs can run upwards of $4000, not counting shipping. That's fucking insane.
But apparently PXG clubs are the real deal
While they may look weird and cost an exorbitant amount, early reviews of PXG clubs have been overwhelmingly positive. Like, I haven't read a single negative review from anyone lucky enough to try them.
Much of this can be contributed to PXG's focus on state-of-the-art clubmaking technology and its precision-weighting system (those silly screws again). Bob Parsons, the company's owner (who also started Go Daddy), scooped up a former PGA Tour pro and one of PING's best engineers to design his clubs... and a blank check to do it. The result has been clubs that defy tradition and exemplify progression.
PGA Tour pros are noticing
Zach Johnson. Ryan Moore. Chris Kirk. Billy Horschel.
Those are four of the best-ranked golfers in the world, all of whom just signed sponsorship deals with PXG (Moore has been around for awhile). This is in addition to players who've already been playing PXG clubs including Rocco Mediate and Beatriz Recari. James Hahn and Charles Howell III are rumored to be next. I've been told Jordan Spieth, whose Titleist contract ends in 2017, is interested.
Those aren't names to be taken lightly. Well, except for Rocco. He's a goofball.
Much has yet to be uncovered and learned about PXG the brand, but early signs indicate that this company is geared up to make a huge impact on the game in 2016.