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    PXG or P790

    Heading for club fitting in 2 days.

    Has anyone tried PXG 0311?

    Really really want to get these clubs, and the reviews are all good. They are just saying its not worth the $$.

    If the $$ donít matter, are they really better irons?

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    Re: PXG or P790

    Not sure about the PXG but do like the look of the P790's. But if you're thinking those sorts of numbers, why not add the Titliest 716 T-MB to the equation? I've got the 3 iron, which is easy to hit, and have tried the 7 iron.
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    Re: PXG or P790

    According to Bob Parsons they are extremely similar; too similar for his liking.

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    Re: PXG or P790

    from the numbers I've seen the p790 are lower spin. much lower. i couldn't get the 7 iron above 5000. this was giving me distance i didn't want and no stopping power on greens. the pxg was alot better for me but I'd rather shave my backside with a broken bottle than spend £2.5k on a set of irons.

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    Re: PXG or P790

    Quote Originally Posted by sandylc524 View Post

    If the $$ donít matter, are they really better irons?
    The ones that give you the combination of feel and performance you are after are the 'best' irons.

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    Re: PXG or P790

    Quote Originally Posted by hovis View Post
    from the numbers I've seen the p790 are lower spin. much lower. i couldn't get the 7 iron above 5000. this was giving me distance i didn't want and no stopping power on greens. the pxg was alot better for me but I'd rather shave my backside with a broken bottle than spend £2.5k on a set of irons.
    If the 7 was too much distance, canít you use 8?

    yes, price is high. 😂 on the broken bottle.....

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    Re: PXG or P790

    Quote Originally Posted by hovis View Post
    from the numbers I've seen the p790 are lower spin. much lower. i couldn't get the 7 iron above 5000. this was giving me distance i didn't want and no stopping power on greens. the pxg was alot better for me but I'd rather shave my backside with a broken bottle than spend £2.5k on a set of irons.
    I'm surprised by this. I've just got a set of P790's and spin was fine, c. 6,800 on average for 7 iron although I do have the lofts a little weak (if that changes anything?)

    Had them out a couple of times this weekend and love them, the feel is unbelievable.

    PXGs are nice and if you've got the cash then go for it, I couldn't justify that sort of money on clubs (although the P790's aren't exactly cheap!!)
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    Re: PXG or P790

    Quote Originally Posted by sandylc524 View Post
    Heading for club fitting in 2 days.

    Has anyone tried PXG 0311?

    Really really want to get these clubs, and the reviews are all good. They are just saying its not worth the $$.

    If the $$ donít matter, are they really better irons?
    That's what (proper) fittings are for! It's how they work for you, not others, that matters!

    May be marginally better than 'standard', but way overpriced imo.

    I'd have to ask WHY you want to get those clubs. Be totally honest with yourself answering that question and you'll have your answer!

    Btw. I've had a couple of sets of Miuras that were considered expensive at the time, though I never paid full 'off the shelf' price! These days I settle for 'classics' particularly Miura forged McGregors that I got 1 set for £50 and the ofher for about £60!
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    Re: PXG or P790

    Quote Originally Posted by Foxholer View Post
    That's what (proper) fittings are for! It's how they work for you, not others, that matters!

    May be marginally better than 'standard', but way overpriced imo.

    I'd have to ask WHY you want to get those clubs. Be totally honest with yourself answering that question and you'll have your answer!

    Btw. I've had a couple of sets of Miuras that were considered expensive at the time, though I never paid full 'off the shelf' price! These days I settle for 'classics' particularly Miura forged McGregors that I got 1 set for £50 and the ofher for about £60!
    I tried a few shots using a 7 in the range and they felt great! I was set on getting them but when i watched the reviews, a lot of opinions were of the ďthey are overpricedĒ kind.

    hence the need to seek opinions of those who actually used them in comparison to the p790.

    Havent changed clubs in 15y, so overpriced or not, i feel justified in getting them 😂

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    Re: PXG or P790

    Quote Originally Posted by sandylc524 View Post
    Heading for club fitting in 2 days.

    Has anyone tried PXG 0311?

    Really really want to get these clubs, and the reviews are all good. They are just saying its not worth the $$.

    If the $$ donít matter, are they really better irons?
    I don't know if you know of Rick Shiel on YourTube, but:

    https://youtu.be/qWmQKwLnc1Y

    He is a pro in Manchester. Last year he took the PXG irons and put them against the Mizuno MP-5 and Titleist AP2 to see what came out on top.

    Spoiler alert, the PXG's did. But marginally.
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