The most notable design feature of the new 0311 iron line is COR2 a proprietary polymer core material that’s 20% faster than the original filler material yielding more ball speed accuracy and consistency with the same outstanding feel PXG irons are known for. The new irons feature more of the material than in the past as well as an extremely thin maraging steel clubface improving performance across the board.
Joseph Montoro a 45-year-old 11-handicapper from Miami has some talent thanks to a background in baseball and a clubhead speed that hits 104 mph with the driver. With his current off-the-rack clubs his tendency was to miss a lot of shots to the right—fine when you’re advancing a runner to third but not when you’re aiming for fairways and greens. Joseph also felt that given his speed he was leaving yards on the table.
The four new sole grinds include FULL sole for the most bounce MID sole for medium bounce LOW sole for low bounce and XLOW for players who want the most versatility when it comes to pulling off extra challenging greenside shots.
An extremely thin Urethane cover and low compression core round out the features by providing exceptionally soft feel and feedback at impact. Brooks Koepka shot a pair of 66s over the weekend at Bellerive CC in St. Louis to capture the PGA Championship his third-career major.
Phil has always favored heel-shafted putters like the old 8802 and his current Odyssey Versa putter is no exception. A heel-shafted flange blade that offers more MOI and stability than a standard blade the Versa also features a white-black-white alignment aid White Hot insert and SuperStroke grip.
And for those who like to root for the Euros there’s also a Chrome Soft European Truvis model complete with a European-themed white blue and yellow design. All three models will retail for $44.99/dozen.
“Joseph had lots of speed but was playing stock lightweight stiff-flex shafts in his irons and stock stiff shafts in his hybrid and woods. His miss with his irons was a push to the right no doubt exacerbated by his iron shafts being too soft and not stable enough for his speed and the way he loaded the club.
We love to check out the clubs and balls that Tour players use and we occasionally wind up adding similar models to our own bags. Of all the gear that pros put into play putters are the ones that weekend players can best wield without effort.
The new RTX 4 also differs from the previous RTX 3 by offering less offset a more compact profile and four new sole grinds all of which were designed via significant input from Cleveland Tour staff members like Keegan Bradley Graeme McDowell and Shane Lowry.
The Spider Tour Black mallet putter that DJ has been gaming features a flow hosel and isn’t face-balanced since most pros prefer a putter that releases freely. The Pure Roll Surlyn insert provides a firmer feel than that in the Red version.
In addition the new Cleveland wedges are designed with the company’s next gen Feel Balancing technology which utilizes redistributed weight in the clubhead to move the CG closer to the center of the clubface for improved feel and accuracy. Three different finishes are available including Tour Raw Black Satin and Tour Satin.
Since then Thomas upgraded to the new Titleist TS3 driver and a TS3 fairway wood. Those two clubs have not be unveiled to the public officially yet. You can expect the company to announce them later in the year.