- PXG have just signed some well known PGA TOUR players.
- The company is owned by Bob Parsons, the billionaire founder of GoDaddy.
The release of PXG’s new ambassadorial team demonstrates just how serious Bob Parsons is about his assault on the golfing world.
Zach Johnson has jumped ship from Titleist, with whom he’s spent his entire PGA TOUR career. He’s won 14 times professionally and must have had a very good reason for switching if you consider his success at the British Open last year.
“My entire team, from caddie to coach, was part of the discernment process,” Johnson said. “We all agree that PXG is undeniably the best equipment to help me achieve my goals on the course.”
— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) January 4, 2016
PXG have also signed Billy Horschel, Chris Kirk, James Hahn and Charles Howell III on the PGA Tour, along with Cristie Kerr, Alison Lee and Gerina Piller on the LPGA Tour. Ryan Moore and Rocco Mediate have already signed with the brand giving PXG a total of 55 professional wins in one fell swoop of a signature session.
“Making money is not what I have in mind,” Parsons said. “My goal with this is to build some very incredible clubs without regard to cost, without regard to the process. I’ve been telling people what I’m doing and I’ve heard many times, ‘You’re nuts.’ That’s a very good sign.”
It’s hard to disagree with the guy when you look at their pricing. Drivers sell for $700, fairway woods for $500, hybrids for $400 and irons at $300 – you can hardly call them the people’s club manufacturer.
“We have no constraints on our engineers, no cost constraints, no time constraints,” Parsons said. “The only they must do is the performance must be there before we release it. … We’re using as much technology as we can shake out as long as they conform with USGA rules.”
PXG stands for ‘Parsons Xtreme Golf’ but many in the industry joke it would be more appropriate to call them ‘Ping-ex-guys’ after they snapped up so many former engineers.
That iron you see has a hollow body design filled with thermoplastic elastomer that allows for a thinner face. The screws on the back are “tungsten alloy screws that enhance the perimeter weighting and increase forgiveness,” writes the Star Tribune.
So if you have $5,000 sitting around why not splash out. As for the rest of us, we’ll have to settle for all those golf clubs that are already extortionately priced at a fraction of the cost.