PXG Fitting Review
If you’re like most golfers you’ve probably wondered… should I get custom fit golf clubs? It’s a good question and today we’ll answer it, plus share our experience of a PXG fitting review.
Let’s start with who should get fit for clubs… I think anyone who can break 100 can benefit from a custom fitting. Even if you simply change the loft and lie angle from your current set to match your swing, it can make a massive difference. The right clubs make it easier to swing your swing so you hit more fairways and greens.
Golf is a hard enough sport already, don’t make it even more challenging with clubs that make it more complex! If you’re shooting in the 80s or 70s, club fitting will make a massive difference and might lead to swapping out new clubs.
Here’s how my fitting went at the PXG Scottsdale, Arizona location.
PXG Fitting Review
I’ve been custom fit for clubs probably 5-7X over the past six years as my swing mechanics, clubhead speed, and game has changed. As a +2 handicap and golf writer, I know how important it is to find clubs that match your swing. Anytime I get a new hybrid, set of irons, putter or driver, I always get a fitting to ensure it’s right for my swing.
I’ve been fit at tons of different locations too; from the PGA Tour Superstore, GolfTec, demo days at a golf course, and even a PXG putter fitting at the end of 2022. But I had never done a full bag fitting at the PXG studio until recently and have to say, I was impressed.
Keep reading to learn more about my experience, how to prepare for a club fitting appointment, and what to expect.
PXG Custom Fitting
PXG spares no expenses in their equipment which is why they’ve made such a splash in the golf world. With a slogan like “Nobody makes golf clubs the way we do, period” they lived up to the hype. From the moment you walk in the doors you know it’s not your everyday fitting at a local golf store.
As soon as I entered the Scottsdale location I checked in, was offered a PXG water bottle, and browsed their “pro shop.” Almost all the clothing and accessories are black with a ton of sleek gift shop options. Before I could buy anything I was greeted by my fitter and headed back to the hitting bays.
The Scottsdale PXG studio is built differently – literally. As soon as you walk in there is a massive putting green, three Trackman hitting bays, a custom putting green, and endless amounts of clubs. My goal this day was to find a new hybrid as I haven’t loved mine and felt like it was holding me back on par 5s.
I brought my clubs, did a 10-minute warm-up, and discussed my equipment with the fitter. Then expressed my goals of finding a hybrid for the 235-245 yard range. We then hit my current club to create a baseline of numbers including:
- Ball speed
- Total distance
- Carry distance
- Clubhead speed
And a ton of other metrics using a Trackman simulator. Trackman is reserved typically for PGA Tour players as it’s an extremely high-end launch monitor. Using these devices made it easy for the fitter to show me how different heads, lofts, and shafts impacted each shot.
Finding the Right Hybrid
Once we had a baseline set of numbers for my current hybrid it was time to start testing the new clubs. We started off with the PXG 0311 GEN5 model (they also have 0311XF and the 0211 Z hybrid). The 0311 GEN5 was best for my game as I wanted a smaller head for more workability and low spin instead of forgiveness.
Instantly I loved the hybrid head with its compact shape, adjustable hosel (my old hybrid was fixed), and precision weighing technology. This club allows you to move three different weights on the head plus change the loft with the hosel. Before dialing the club weights and settings we had to start with finding the right shaft.
I hit three different shafts before ending up with the Graphite Design Tour DI hybrid shaft. What’s great about the PXG fitting is the fitter showed me on the computer how to find the right shaft for my swing. We focused on optimizing spin rate and launch angle to ultimately increase ball speed and thus, total distance.
Once we found the right head/shaft combo, I couldn’t put the club down – it was awesome. This shaft helped me improve launch significantly (my old hybrid produced a bullet style launch) and also had a huge impact on my distance too.
In fact, I gained nearly 10 yards with this new hybrid!
Not to mention, the swing weights were optimized to my swing for a tighter shot dispersion. After finding the right hybrid we also tested out some other equipment including irons and drivers. I wouldn’t be shocked if I end up with the new PXG 0311 GEN5 irons in the future too as they were pure!
My Experience at PXG Fitting
Overall, it was a great fitting experience at PXG and gave it a 10/10.
From the moment you walk in you get a good vibe with the professional pro shop, incredible equipment, and massive fitting studio. They offer Trackman launch monitors to provide the most comprehensive data, have every shaft/clubhead combination imaginable, and work to find one that is right for you.
The fitters are very well versed and he explained during our appointment. As someone who really “geeks out” on golf, it was great to have a fitter explain what we were looking for with each head or shaft. Once we found it, we kept dialing it in and checking the launch monitor data until we found our winner.
Plus, it was awesome to hit the other golf clubs from PXG too. From drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and putters, they have it all. This now marks two great experiences with PXG fitting after doing a putter fitting in 2022.
Do you have more questions about PXG and custom fitting sessions? If so, keep reading to learn more now.
Do you bring your own clubs to a PXG fitting?
Yes, it’s essential to bring your own clubs to a fitting so you can create a baseline set of numbers. This will make it easy to see how each new club/shaft combo compares to your current club(s).
Are PXG clubs actually good?
Yes, PXG might be a newer name in the golf equipment world but they make amazing equipment. No expense is spared when it comes to the design and building of these golf clubs.
Does PXG Have online fitting tools?
Yes, you can actually speak with a fitting specialist on the phone.
Here’s what PXG said on their website, “In those areas where in-person fittings are currently unavailable or if you would prefer to connect by phone, our Fitting Specialists are on standby. Please contact Player Support at 1.844.PLAY.PXG to schedule an appointment.”
Where can I get fit for PXG golf clubs?
PXG offers fitting at their own studios in Arizona and a ton of other stores depending on your location. Make sure to visit the PXG fitting locations by state here.
Where can you buy PXG golf clubs?
PXG golf clubs are available through their website as they custom-build each club to meet your needs. You can’t go to a golf store like the PGA Superstore or a sporting good store and buy them off the rack. The best option is to do a fitting through them or a certified location and order directly with them.
Does PXG have a return policy?
Yes, all PXG golf clubs have a 30-day money-back guarantee minus shipping and a 10% restocking fee. Click here to learn more about their shipping and return policies.
Does PXG offer a veterans discount?
Yes, Bob Parson (the founder of PXG) is a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
As stated on their website, “PXG for Heroes™ is designed to provide the world’s finest golf equipment and gear to our nation’s finest – the men and women of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and EMTs.”
PXG not only makes golf clubs like no other brand but they also have one of the best fitting experiences available. If you want great service and a great experience, it’s hard to beat PXG.
Don’t forget, getting fit for clubs can have a massive impact on your game.
I recommend custom fitting to any serious golfer who wants to get better and lower their handicap. Otherwise, you risk spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on golf clubs and shafts that might not match your swing.
If you’re looking for top of the line golf clubs with great prices, it’s tough to beat PXG. Not to mention they have an incredible PXG for heroes pricing as well.
Have you ever been custom fit for golf clubs?
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