Parsons Xtreme Golf (PXG) has sold woods, irons and wedges for about a year. The Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company also makes putters, and with the release of its new Milled Insert putters, the company known for aggressive styling, high-tech materials and lofty prices thinks it can provide an improved blend of feel and performance.
“With putters, the most important thing is getting the look and the balance right so that you can square the face consistently at impact, but as almost everybody knows, one of the ways that everyone judges putters is the first impact sensation. How does it feel,” said Brad Schweigert, PXG’s chief product officer. “We realized through the development of our irons that the TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) technology has a big role in feel.”
In PXG’s 0311 and 0311T irons, TPE is placed inside the hollow heads, where Schweigert said it absorbs shock and softens feel while supporting the face at impact.
The chassis of each putter is milled from 303 stainless steel and aircraft-grade aluminum. The light-colored titanium and dark-colored tungsten screws are adjustable, allowing players and clubfitters to personalize swing weight and feel. The weights also act as alignment mechanisms.
The face insert on each putter is 304 stainless steel and rests on a backing made from the same TPE found in PXG’s irons. The TPE is .15 inches thick, and Schweigert said it gives players a softened feel with the consistency and responsiveness of a non-insert putter.
There are five basic head designs in the PXG Milled Insert family. All models are available in both chrome or black schemes and cost $500.
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The Dagger: This true blade-style putter has no offset; the Dagger C is center-shafted. (Pictured at top.)
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The Brandon: A heel-toe weighted blade with a plumber’s neck hosel. The Brandon S has a single-bend hosel, and the Brandon H is heel-shafted.
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The Mustang: A higher-MOI blade with lots of weight in the heel and toe. Available in a single-bend (Mustang S) and heel-shafted version (Mustang H).
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The Gunboat: A large, 370-gram high-MOI mallet. A 400-gram version is available to work with counterbalancing grips. The Gunboat has a TPE core that extends the entire depth of the putter.
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The Drone: A high-MOI mallet with a smaller overall size than the Gunboat.