Gear: PXG 0311 GEN6, 0311 XF GEN6 drivers
Price: $499 each
Specs: 460-cubic-centimeter heads with titanium face and body, carbon fiber crown, movable sole weights and adjustable hosels. Lofts: 7.5, 9 and 10 degrees (0311); 9, 10.5 and 12 degrees (0311 XF)
Who They’re For: Golfers who want maximum stability and forgiveness without sacrificing ball speed.
The Skinny: With three movable weights positioned around the edges of the sole, the sixth generation of the 0311 and 0311 XF drivers are more forgiving than their predecessors. The standard model emphasizes ball speed, while the XF model has the highest moment of inertia – for extra stability – of any driver PXG has made.
The Deep Dive: Before it became an inspirational quote you might find on the wall in an office lunch room, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry wrote that perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. The idea is that you can make something better by removing unnecessary elements and focusing just on what is needed.
The engineers who developed PXG’s newest drivers – the 0311 GEN6 and 0311 XF GEN6 – appear to have taken that inspiration to heart, because several of the brand’s previously used technologies are gone. The internal honeycomb-structured, thermal plastic elastomer system that dampened vibration, goodbye. The aluminum-vapor coating that stiffened the carbon fiber crowns, nope. What remains are features meant to help golfers gain ball speed, stability and forgiveness.
PXG 0311 GEN6 drivers have faces made from Ti412 titanium. (David Dusek/Golfweek)
The standard 0311 and 0311 XF GEN6 drivers have a 460-cubic-centimeter volume with a face of proprietary titanium alloy called Ti412. PXG said it is strong but has a low elastic modulus, which means it is flexible, making it an ideal material for a
By: David Dusek
Title: PXG 0311 GEN6, 0311 XF GEN6 drivers
Sourced From: golfweek.usatoday.com/2023/03/21/pxg-0311-gen6-xf-drivers-2023/
Published Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2023 15:30:40 +0000
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