PXG 0311 GEN5 Irons Review
The new 0311 irons of the fifth generation of PXG's top irons
PXG 0311 GEN5 irons are new for 2022 with three improved models in the fifth generation of irons from Parsons Xtreme Golf.
The three options in the 0311 series are XP (Xtreme Performance) for maximum forgiveness, P (Players) for all round performance and T (Tour) for elite level golfers seeking improved control and workability.
The new 0311 irons range is joined by a GEN5 drivers, fairway woods and hybrids as PXG extract even more performance from their latest products compared to previous versions of the 0311 irons.
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What PXG says about the 0311 GEN5 irons:
“GEN5 Irons deliver cannon-like performance, laser-like accuracy, angelic forgiveness, meticulous quality, with drop dead sexy looks, and a feel so soft it’s like warm butter on a hot biscuit.
“A mean aesthetic backed by our industry-leading engineering, GEN5 Irons are available in three impressive head shapes, XP (Xtreme Performance), P (Players), and T (Tour). GEN5 Irons advance our original flagship forward and set the benchmark to which all other irons will be measured.
“A result of years of research and development, XCOR2 is PXG’s revolutionary polymer core material, designed specifically for GEN5 Irons.
“Extremely lightweight, XCOR2 helps reduce the mass of the core. This enables more weight to be positioned low and to the perimeter of the backside of the clubhead, dramatically increasing MOI and forgiveness.”
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PXG 0311 GEN5 XP Irons Review
The PXG 0311 XP irons have the most mass-market appeal of the trio of irons as the most forgiving.
You get the high-class performance that we have come to expect of PXG’s irons, but significantly forgiveness in bucketloads to help eradicate bad ball striking and find for fairways and greens.
The XP irons – like the other PXG GEN5 0311 irons models – featured a five-times forged club head with XCOR2 Technology reducing the mass of the core and allowing weight to be positioned low and back.
The weighting of the 0311 XP irons can be customised and works in combination with new ultra-thin face technology to increase the MOI and forgiveness in this model.
PXG has also inserted Power Channel Technology into the irons in the form of a U-shaped corridor built the face to increase flex and improve the launch angle, trajectory, and ball speed even on off-centre strikes.
The XP irons are available from 4-iron (18 degrees) to gap wedge (47 degrees).
PXG 0311 GEN5 P Irons Review
The P irons, known as the Players model, is the all-round performer with a balanced set up delivering distance and forgiveness in an impressive package.
The club head of the P irons is slightly smaller than the XP, the most forgiving of the options, and the lofts are made stronger too provide the distance gains.
This iron is five-times forged and features the improved XCOR2 Technology, new thin face design and Precision Weighting Technology.
The XCOR2 reduces the mass of the core and means weight has been positioned low and back, including a customisable weight to get the perfect for your swing.
The 0311 P irons also feature the new Power Channel Technology behind the face to increase flex and improve the launch angle, trajectory and ball speed.
The P irons are available from 4-iron (20.5 degrees) to gap wedge (49 degrees).
PXG 0311 GEN5 T Irons Review
The T irons are the most advanced of the trio of options and, known as the Tour irons, are aimed at elite golfers and low handicappers.
Control and workability is what the 0311 T irons are all about, with the club head in this model the smallest of the three, featuring less offset than the others and having a thinner topline.
The look and feel of the T irons is all about providing the classic look that elite level golfers are craving.
There is plenty of technology thrown into these irons too including the improved XCOR2 Technology to weight in the clubhead low and back.
One of the key design elements is the interchangeable back weight which can be customised to suit your swing shape and ball flight preferences.
The weighting works in tandem with the new ultra-thin face and the Power Channel, which is positioned behind the face to increase flex and improve the launch angle, trajectory and ball speed.
The T irons are available from 4-iron (22.5 degrees) to gap wedge (51 degrees).
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Verdict: Are PXG 0311 GEN5 Irons any good?
PXG are known for exploring every avenue in the quest for more performance, more distance, more ball speed and more forgiveness from their irons.
With the new GEN5 0311 irons, they have achieved that across the three different models with each offering something to golfers of differing abilities.
The costs of the irons aside, and they do stand out at a significant outlay for a set, there is nothing to dislike about the fifth generation of the 0311s. We recommend getting fitted for these to allow you to customise the back weight to be the perfect suit for your swing.
What is the PXG GEN5 irons release date?
The new GEN5 irons are available to buy from May 2022.
How much do the PXG 0311 GEN5 irons cost?
The new PXG irons will retail for around £1450 per set in the United Kingdom, and $1800 per set in the United States.
What are the PXG GEN5 0311 irons specs?
Each model in the 0311 series is available in sets from 4-iron to gap wedge. Each set is available in standard or black colour versions.
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