I can’t say I love PXG as a brand. Just the same way that I don’t understand people buying a Rolex watch. I’ve never been one to spend more money than I really needed to, but I do understand that everyone is different.
If you want a blunt review of the PXG 0211 irons, then you came to the right place. I’ll tell you like I see it – I won’t just paraphrase the manufacturer’s website like many other brands do.
I can appreciate the fact that PXG introduced the 0211 line of clubs as a better value option compared to their typically outrageously expensive clubs. The PXG 0211 irons are now just $109/club on sale (normally $179/club). However, if you are looking for “value”, then PXG shouldn’t even be in your vocabulary. There are simply too many great options out there for far less than the price of the PXG 0211 irons.
Alright. That’s enough of an introduction for this review. Let’s dig in.
Appearance & Performance
Appearance: At address, the PXG 0211 2021 irons looks very sleek – you’d almost say that it looks like a blade except for the longer width club head. I’d categorize this as a players iron with some extra forgiveness, which is a category that more and more golfers are looking into.
The low & oddly-shaped perimeter weighting do a great job of adding some forgiveness but without taking away from the thinner topline at address.
Distance: Let’s take some time to talk about distance. These babies are long, but for an obvious reason. That reason? The strongest lofts that I’ve ever seen. They basically take an average 5 iron loft and instead stamp a “7” on it. Deceiving? Very. I wish they would just put the loft on the bottom of the club instead of a completely random number that has no meaning anymore.
Who The PXG 0211 Irons (2021) are Meant For
Pros & Cons
- The longest irons that you may ever hit – but mainly because the insane lofts
- Extremely forgiving on off center hits due to the low perimeter weighting and wide club faces
- Apparently the “thinnest club face” ever, which should lead to great ball speeds compared to other drivers
- Should be extremely durable due to the cast (not forged) construction
- A brand new set of clubs from a great brand at their lowest prices possible
- Deceiving, strongly lofted clubs that will probably force you to add another wedge to fill the distance gap between wedges
- Not quite the forged feel and distance control that you’d get from a more premium set of PXG forged irons
- Still very expensive (once the sale price of $109/club goes away) compared to similar clubs
- Will likely be more difficult to find a dealer to demo in person compared to other brands
Better Value Alternative
Here’s what you are really wanting: a long players irons that has some extra forgiveness. I can give that to you for a much lower price in the Mizuno JPX 825 Pro irons. No, the lofts are not quite as strong as the PXG 0211 irons, but the performance is practically the same if you look at the loft of the clubs, not the number on the club head.
I’m currently gaming this set, and I can’t say enough good things about them. I’ve had them for 5+ years and I don’t plan on changing anytime soon. Great distance, great forgiveness, great look, and incredible price. What more do you want people?? Oh, and on top of that, you get a forged club head and are getting the best iron brand in golf (my personal opinion). Lastly, you can get the Mizuno JPX 825 Pro in great condition for under $300.
Thanks for reading my review of the PXG 0211 irons. What are your thoughts on the set? Leave your comments below!