RSince not everyone has the time to consume every single piece of content on club opening days, we’re doing something different and offering a new version of our in-depth technical articles that hits the highlights. Here’s what you need to know about PXG’s newest 0317 T-Irons.
Continue to be different
PXG has always done things a little differently. Whether through their product cycles or the way they approach the golf industry as a whole, their ability to be unique in an increasingly homogeneous golf club business has helped them become what they are today.
Speaking of different: the introduction of the 0317 T-iron makes it stand out again. The “T” is the first hollow body iron that PXG has introduced to its 0317 series. (Little info nugget: 0317 is the military occupational specialty number for a scout sniper, used to identify PXG’s precision player iron line.)
Previously, the smaller hollow body irons existed under the more game improvement focused 0311 line, but the release of the Gen6 series and the popularity of the 0317 ST and CB irons means that the smallest 0311 iron is and will officially be dead Be part of the player-oriented line now that will focus better on you in the future.
Design your own set
Even though you may not actually design a set of irons from scratch, it will feel that way once you’ve built your next set of PXG 0317 irons.
Thanks to the integration of the T into the 0317 line, the looks match the CB and ST perfectly and offer golfers the opportunity to mix and match their ideal combination set from hollow body to short iron blades if desired.
PXG has always used this method when developing iron sets and series, but by clearly separating the playing irons from the more game-improvement clubs, it is easier for both consumers and fitters to find the best answer for themselves to find.
Familiar and yet distinctive
The playing iron category is characterized by smaller head shapes and thinner toplines, and the designers at PXG are aware of this. They designed the 0317 T-Iron to look smaller at address while still providing higher MOI (an additional 11% compared to the CB and 14% for the ST blade) and additional ball speed from the super-thin maraging steel surface and injected hollow core.
The triple forged and milled body and robotic polishing process help set the exact weights for each head to ensure extremely tight tolerances during manufacturing.
PXG is all about customization, and whether you work with a local fitter or walk into a PXG retail location, it’s important to remember that PXG doesn’t make clubs for men, women, or seniors – they make clubs that are designed to fit every golfer.
A large part of the fitting process is the centrally located back weight of the 0317 T-Irons, which has been part of their irons since the Gen4 series. This weight and tight tolerances allow the clubhead weight to be easily adjusted to the required specifications. Whether you need under or over length clubs or just prefer a specific swing weight, PXG can do that with the 0317 T.
The 0317 T-Irons combine a number of key technologies to provide excellent feel while combining it with forgiveness and shot-stopping power.
First off, there’s a thin maraging steel face that helps save weight from the front of the club to better position it around the head, increasing forgiveness. Forgiveness is further increased with a repositioned internal tungsten weight in the toe to reduce twisting on toe strikes and help center the sweet spot perfectly behind the center of the grooves.
The final piece of the puzzle is the new S Cor material (“S” stands for stability), which supports the thin face and tunes the vibrations and frequencies of the head to create the signature soft PXG feel. S Cor is used in the 0317 T instead of the X Cor2 found in the Gen6 irons as the S Cor helps produce a lower initial launch angle with slightly higher spin rate performance to provide control for better players to improve.
Prices and availability
The PXG 0317 T-iron is now available online and in PXG stores nationwide. Pricing starts at $169.99 per club, with a choice of steel or graphite shafts.
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