From its inception, Parsons Xtreme Golf has essentially lived by a “go big or go home” mindset, producing golf clubs in unique ways and pricing them accordingly. It’s latest Gen2 putter line is no different.
The new line boasts nine head types: the Spitfire, the Closer, Lucky “D”, Brandon, Mustang, Bat Attack, Mini Gunboat, Gunboat and Operator. In all, there are four mallets, two mid-mallet and three blade styles to choose from.
However, rather than simply rely on the breadth of the offering to allow golfers to find the proper putter for them, PXG has placed an emphasis on putter-fitting as well. Each putter ($749) is available in three hosel options – double bend, plumber’s neck or heel-shafted. Large sole weights made of heavier tungsten and lighter titanium also influence clubhead weight and bias. The weights come in 5, 10, 15 and 20 grams and are adjustable to allow golfers to dial in their preferences. Additionally, knowing look can be of importance in making golfers comfortable on the greens, each putter is available in a black as well as a chrome finish.
“Putts account for roughly 40 percent of shots taken, yet only a small percentage of golfers make an effort to be properly fitted,” said PXG founder and chief executive Bob Parsons. “We’re working to change that. We are committed to helping golfers dial-in their preferred putter to help shave strokes off their score.”
As some other companies have already done, mitigating the effect of the mis-hit was a design goal for the face of the Gen2 putters. To achieve this, the 100-percent milled clubheads also feature a variable-sized, pyramid-shaped face pattern where the highest pattern density is near the centre and less density on the extremes, leading to a “hotter” area for strikes near the heel or toe, resulting in those putts acting more like centre hits for better distance control. The pyramids also are designed to increase friction at impact for more consistent launch and roll characteristics, while enhancing feel and sound.
“We can fit all players with this fitting kit as there are hundreds of possible options to suit all types of golfers,” says Paul Jenner, managing director of PureForm, the authorised distributors of PXG in Australia.
“It’s really important to find the head shape and style to suit your eye as this ensures your aim is as accurate as possible. We do this by also finding the right hosel to match your stroke. It doesn’t matter if you have a straight-back, slight-arc or bigger-arc movement, with our fitting kit there’s a combination to fix everyone.”
To organise your PXG putter fitting, go to pureformgolf.com.au
Fine Nine: A quick look at the PXG Gen2 line-up
The Spitfire [left] presents a clean and unique design that is extremely easy to align and exceptionally forgiving, helping golfers lock-in on their target and hole putts.
The Gen2 Bat Attack is an incredibly clean and efficient modified mallet-style putter with distinctive heel-toe wings designed for improved alignment and consistency.
Extremely forgiving, mallet-style putter engineered to be finely tuned for an individual’s stroke style. The Operator is designed for those seeking advanced customisation and exceptional forgiveness.
The Gunboat is a modern, extremely high MOI mallet-style putter offering increased stability and forgiveness.
The Mini Gunboat combines the forgiveness and visual alignment aids of the original Gunboat putter with the versatility of a smaller profile.
The Lucky “D” is modern take on a traditional mid-mallet design. The tour inspired teardrop design minimises distractions and draws attention to the high-contrast alignment feature. This putter is lightweight for excellent control.
Wider bodied blade-style putter for increased stability. Similar to Mustang in MOI performance with more traditional blade-style aesthetics.
The Mustang has a unique, high MOI blade-style design that features extreme heel-toe weighting, enhancing confidence at address and the ability to hole out putts.
The Brandon is a modern take on a traditional blade-style design.