October 21, 2015
By Jonathan Wall, PGATOUR.COM
- Parsons Xtreme Golf's PXG 0311T irons. (Courtesy of Jonathan Wall)
Ryan Moore spent the 2014-15 PGA TOUR Season playing a set of Parsons Xtreme Golf 0311 irons. What few probably noticed was that Moore actually put a different version of the iron in play during the FedExCup Playoffs.
After using a more forgiving version of the irons for nearly nine months, Moore switched to a TOUR model called the 0311T — James Hahn was also spotted with a set of 0311T irons at the Frys.com Open — that had a slightly more compact head, less offset and a thinner topline and sole.
Following the debut of the PXG 0311 iron earlier this year, Parsons Xtreme Golf announced the 0311T will be available to consumers that prefer the look and feel of a better player iron.
"For me, precise iron play is critical to shot-making," said Moore. "The PXG 0311 tour irons are unbelievable. They move through the rough easier and the workability is second to none. Parsons knocked it out of the park with these clubs."
Due to the reduction in offset, the 0311T irons will produce a more penetrating ball flight with less spin than the 0311. The 0311T is forged from S25C soft carbon steel — the same material used to design the 0311 — with an open face body.
The internal cavity of the forging is CNC milled before a thin, high-strength HT1770 maraging steel face is plasma welded to a hollow space between the between the body and face insert. A Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) is then injection molded into the core that provides structural stability to the entire clubhead.
High-density tungsten alloy and titanium screws, which give the iron a unique look, are then positioned around the heel and toe of the head to provide extreme perimeter weighting and maximum forgiveness.
"It's important to understand that PXG 0311T irons are not built to compete with game improvement or player's irons," said Parsons Xtreme Golf founder Bob Parsons. “We designed them to compete with blades – and there's not a blade in the world PXG 0311T irons won't significantly outperform in both feel and playability."
Parsons Xtreme Golf's PXG 0311T irons (3-PW) retail for $350 per club and will be available in limited quantities.