PXG launch second generation 0311 ironsMarch 16, 2018 Golf Equipment
New PXG irons, a clever GPS from Bushnell and TaylorMade balls feature in this week's All the Gear round-up...
The weather has been playing around with our emotions again this week.
Just when we thought the golf season was finally here with a scorching 10˚C on Monday, we’re brought crashing back to reality with more rain, ice cold wind and snow on the horizon.
It’s the hope that kills you.
— James Savage (@JamesSavageNCG) March 14, 2018
Stay tuned for the review but in the meantime check out some of these new release which you may have missed…
PXG 0311 Gen2 irons launched
The PXG 0311 Gen2 irons have been three years in the making according to the premium brand owned by billionaire Bob Parsons.
We’ve seen a number of tour players such as Billy Horschel and Zach Johnson using the original 0311 models.
These hit the headlines last year as Parsons claimed the TaylorMade P790 irons had infringed on the patents of the 0311 irons.
The PXG 0311 Gen2 irons feature four different heads with T (Tour), P (Players), XT (Xtreme Forgiveness) and SGI (Super Game Improvement) models.
It’s fairly self explanatory at who each is aimed at.
We can see some carry-over technologies from the original 0311 with a thin face behind a cavity injected with a vibration dampening material and PXG’s signature perimeter weighting.
Forged from a 8620 soft carbon steel, the PXG 0311 Gen2 irons feature refined look with less offset and a thinner topline in the T and P models.
More information on the PXG 0311 Gen2 irons, which will cost around £300 per club, can be found on the brand’s website.
Bushnell unveil Phantom GPS
Replacing Bushnell’s Ghost GPS rangefinder is the all-new Phantom which has more than 36,000 pre-loaded courses and provides simple measurements to the front, middle and back of the green.
But what’s really cool about the Phantom is a new ‘Bite’ technology meaning the gadget can be attached to a belt, trolley or any magnetic surface thanks to a high-powered magnet.
It now also integrates Bluetooth technology, which works in sync with the Bushnell App, meaning the golfer can make course updates quickly and easily through their mobile phone.
Available in four colours – black, red, electric blue, neon yellow – the Phantom has an SRP of £99.99.
More information can be found on the Bushnell website.
New TaylorMade Project (a) and Project (s) balls introduced
The Project (a) golf ball was launched by TaylorMade in 2014 and aimed to offer tour-level performance in a three-piece construction at an attractive price point.
In 2016, the ball was made softer with lower compression while maintaining the greenside spin.
The 2018 Project (a) – which costs £39.99 a dozen – has a three-layer design that incorporates a new Dual-Distance core and a new seamless dimple pattern to increase driver and long iron distance while maintaining excellent greenside control and feel.
Completely new for 2018 is the Project (s) – at £24.99 a dozen – offers an even softer feel while continuing the company’s focus on low driver spin and significant driver distance.
It features a soft ionomer cover that improves feel and control around the green.
More information on both balls can be found on the TaylorMade website.