What we know about Parsons Xtreme Golf clubs

December 24, 2015

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.

  • John McCarthy

    Impact all they want but at $4,000 per set the pros are the only ones likely to buy.

  • Ronnie

    The game of golf is “SUPPOSED” to be a gentlemans game, why should it be necessary to use profanity, (not a gentlemanly practice), to advertise golf equipment. It is offensive to use any profanity but especially so to use the “f” word. I don’t know who wrote this review, nor do I know who, if anyone, reviewed and edited it, but both should not be allowed to use this type of language. If they were employed by me, they would refrain from its use or be replaced. The use of profanity shows a lack of class, and apparently a very limited vocabulary.

    • Adam Fonseca

      Thanks for your reply Ronnie. While my strong language may be offensive to some, it is used sparingly and with the intent to provide my honest take on specific topics.

      Thanks for your feedback.

      • I agree 100% with Ronnie. “Sparingly” is a poor excuse and any use is too much. If a “writer” can’t find a better way to express him/herself without the use of profanity then find another profession! The fact that you use this kind of language so lightly tells a lot about your character. If the editors also let it pass again, I’ll find something else to subscribe to.

        • Adam Fonseca

          Thanks for reading!

  • Renier

    Adam, Thanks for a fork-and-good review. To the other two…Maybe some bedtime reading. It was recently found that people that swear are more honest and loyal, also the latest study shows that people that swear have higher intelligence and also a greater vocabulary. Just saying…

    • Adam Fonseca

      Appreciate the thought Renier. Thanks for stopping by.

  • Hmm

    Free speech and all that, but where do you draw the line…? And who gets to draw it…? Is the author of the article just a foul mouthed fucking twat, or are we allowed to call him a foul mouthed cunt…? Ya see my dilemma… Who decides…?

    • Adam Fonseca

      Feel free to call me whatever you like. After all, it should be pretty easy for you under the veil of anonymity.

  • Anonymous

    Who cares about the profanity. I felt what you were expressing! Tell me more about the clubs!!

  • Chad Britt

    I believe I read in the “about” (the website) @ bottom of page the last statement reads quote “This ain’t your granddaddy’s golf magazine!” Un quote.
    Let me guess u old fucks got to be prim & shhhh he’s about to swing lol and that’s when your watching golf from your rocking chairs!
    So Adam thanks for the helpful input and continue the great work!

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