PXG's new 0317 T Irons bring the brand's proprietary hollow-body, injection-moulded technology to the ranks of the elite player.
Featuring a new stabilising S COR polymer core, the new 0317 T Irons combine a tour blade’s playability and high spin performance with technology engineered to improve forgiveness, distance control, and overall consistency.
PXG 0317 T Irons are three times forged from 8620 soft carbon steel. The forging process creates a tight crystalline grain structure that delivers a pure resonance and extremely solid feel at impact.
Then, the external body of the irons is CNC milled to ensure every surface, curve, and angle is produced to exact specifications.
Finally, the irons undergo a precise robotic polishing process to ensure consistent geometries and a flawless finish on every club, nobody does all of this but us. Hit them once and you’ll know why we do it.
Discussing the irons, PXG Founder and CEO Bob Parson said:
Over the years, PXG has worked extensively on the external geometry of golf clubs and researched the polymer materials used in the company's proprietary injection moulding process. Through that research, PXG has learned that the polymer materials used in the core can have a significant effect on performance.
The polymer's material properties influence how the outer clubface flexes and responds during impact, which in turn affects the initial launch conditions of the golf ball, including launch angle and spin rate making for an incredibly accurate club.
This understanding of material properties is one of the reasons why the T Iron was decoupled from PXG's flagship series and added to the elite player category. With the effects of these technologies, PXG has tailored a better club for the needs of better players with the introduction of S COR polymer core.
S COR is a stability core material that helps reduce the amount of face movement, or flex, that occurs during impact. This notably increases the spin rate and lowers the initial launch angle, which is the desired performance for elite players because it increases their ability to control the trajectory of the ball flight, making it easier to hit their desired trajectory windows.
The increased spin performance also enhances the player's ability to work the ball left or right, hitting controlled draws and fades like never before.
A new internal tungsten weight (15 grams) is located in the toe area. As tungsten is more than twice the density of steel, the weight enables PXG to precisely locate mass to enhance the moment-of-inertia (MOI) of the clubhead. The amount and the location of the weight also optimise the centre-of-gravity (CG), so it stays in line with the centre of the grooves. This ensures that when golfers hit it in the middle of the face, they hit it right on the sweet spot.
Precision milled grooves, manufactured to the tightest tolerance possible and the USGA limits, are optimised to get the maximum amount of performance out of both fairway and rough in wet or dry conditions.
PXG 0317 T Irons also incorporate the brand's Precision Weighting Technology to fine-tune performance further. The large tungsten weight on the back of the clubhead is used to optimise the swing weight/head weight target. This adjustable weight is located on the CG so that changes in the head mass can be easily achieved without shifting the CG and affecting club performance. Optimisation can be experienced during an in-person golf club fitting and is dialled in as part of the custom build process.