Equipment

PXG Extreme Dark 0311, 0311T Irons

PXG 0311 Extreme Black
PXG 0311 Extreme Black (Parsons Xtreme Design)

Even though its less than two years old, Parsons Xtreme Golf has landed its shiny 0311 and0311T  irons in golf bags belonging to Zach Johnson, Ryan Moore, Charles Howell III and Billy Horschel, among others.

Now those clubs are available in a finish that does not shine and which the company says will not deteriorate with use.

The new Xtreme Dark finish uses a Diamond-like Carbon (DLC) coating applied to the outside of the clubhead. The coating has been used in the auto industry in fuel injection systems and other long-life metallic uses.

“We discovered then DLC coating not only produces an extraordinary look without influencing club performance relative to how the ball reacts, but also significantly extends the reasonable lifetime for the black finish,” said Brad Schweigert, PXG’s chief product officer.

The0311 and 0311T irons are forged from S25C carbon steel and have 11 tungsten weight screws in the back of each head. The weights pull the center of gravity down and in line with the center of the hitting area.

Inside the head, PXG mills away material before adding a thermoplastic elastomer. The rubber-like material supports a thin, forged HT1770 stainless steel face insert. The thin face is able to flex more at impact for increased ball speed and distance, while the elastomer softens feel.

Designed for better players, the 0311T irons are slightly smaller and feature less offset than the standard 0311 irons.

While the Extreme Dark finish does not affect performance, it does affect price. Standard 0311 and0311T irons cost $300 each with steel shafts and $325 with graphite shafts. The Xtreme Black finished irons are $400 each in steel and $425 in graphite.

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