PXG Increases PGA Tour Presence
By Peter Santo
The 2016 portion of the 2015-2016 PGA Tour season will get underway this Thursday from Maui with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions. The calendar year opening event features a field composed only of 2015 PGA Tour winners.
Many players will be using new equipment in 2016, thanks in large part to PXG (Parsons Extreme Golf) significantly increasing its Tour presence in 2015.
PXG’s expanded PGA Tour staff will include 2015 Open Champion Zach Johnson, with Billy Horschel, Chris Kirk, Charles Howell III, James Hahn, and Ryan Moore.
PXG first unveiled their clubs last season, and they are innovative in more ways than one. In design, the irons feature a classic forged shape with a blade look, as well as 11 tungsten screws on the clubs perimeter. They are a classic looking iron with the forgiveness of a modern Game Improvement iron.
However another innovation PXG are making involves price point, as their clubs certainly to not come cheap to the average consumer. The irons retail at $300 per club ($2100 for a 4-PW set, and that doesn’t include premium shaft or grip up charges), while the driver retails for $700.
While I have not hit the woods from PXG, I can testify that the PXG irons certainly live up to their billing, they are gorgeous to look at and feature forgiveness levels previously unheard of in a blade. The price is the only thing keeping these irons out of my bag.
PXG clearly does not care too much about selling clubs, as their price points are way above their competitors. But as founder Bob Parsons puts it, “Making money is not what I have in mind, my goal with this is to build some very incredible clubs without regard to cost, without regard to the process.”