PXG 0311 GEN6 Driver Review

Like you, when I think about buying a new driver, my mind immediately goes to companies like Taylormade, Callaway, Titleist, or Ping.  

Maybe, you should consider a driver that I think can stack up with these brands that have held a tight grip on the golf industry for a number of years.  

Maybe, you should try a driver from Parsons Xtream Golf, who are known for their irons, but also are starting to come out with some very competitive driver heads!

Engineered for insane distance, tight dispersion, and incredible forgiveness, the PXG 0311 GEN6 Driver is built for players of all abilities.  It features the most versatile adjustable weighting system in the industry and offers a blend of distance and forgiveness for optimum performance. 

In the following sections, we will run through all of the details that you need to know before trying out the 0311 GEN6 for yourself.  

You will read about design features, shaft options, and real-life results compared to other top drivers in the industry. 

PXG GEN 6 Driver Review

The 0311 GEN6 Driver comes from the 0311 line of drivers.  PXG historically has not been known for their driver heads, but they are starting to change that quickly.

Last year’s 0311 GEN5 driver was one of the longest and fastest heads on the market and if you are looking to dip your toe in the water with PXG it would be a great option for you.  

The 0311 GEN 6 and GEN 6 XF are available for both left and right-handed players and offer lofts in both hands at 7.5, 9, and 10.5 degrees.  

The standard length on their drivers is 45.5 degrees, the standard lie is 59 degrees, and the head weight is 203 grams.  In this article, I will be strictly talking about the 0311 GEN 6 and not the GEN 6 XF.

The standard 0311 GEN 6 driver is for the lower handicap players that don’t need help getting the ball up in the air and don’t need added forgiveness.  

The XF version of this club is for the player that needs a higher launch, more spin, and added forgiveness.  Both clubs have their pros and cons; the GEN 6 is longer but less forgiving, and the GEN 6 XF is shorter but more forgiving.   

High-Speed Technology

In doing my own testing and doing my research I found that the 0311 GEN6 is PXG’s fastest driver yet.  This all has to do with its high-speed face and its aerodynamic head design.  

PXG says the face on this driver is made from High-strength Ti412 titanium alloy.

They say, “this material has an exceptionally high yield strength and a low elastic modulus.  This helps generate a significant face deflection spring to create ultra-fast ball speeds.”  

Over the years of testing drivers, I have found how important this is to distance.   Companies that are able to push the limit of face flexion truly do have the fastest driver heads. 

There is no doubt that with their proprietary face material, you will see an increase in ball speed with this driver.  When it comes to club speed, you will see the same increase as well.  

A notably curved crown increases aerodynamics through the hitting area which will no doubt help you get every bit of club speed that you have in the tank.

Unmatched Sound and Feel

When I am testing new drivers to put in my own bag, one of the top things that I like to consider is the sounds and feel of the driver.  

Just like you, I play golf for fun and part of having an enjoyable experience is hitting quality tee shots; part of that is the sounds I hear and the feeling I get hitting my driver.  

After testing the 0311 GEN6 driver, I have to say that the sound and feel of this head deliver.  Through the proprietary face material that I spoke about in the previous section, PXG really outdid themselves with the sounds this driver makes at impact.  

It does not have the loud obnoxious sounds of the old Callaways from 15 years ago that are equivalent to hitting a ball with a trash can lid.  

It also doesn’t have the quiet dead sounds of the first generation Stealth; but instead is the perfect medium; blending the raw sound of titanium with the solid hit of an old persimmon. 

The feel of this driver is nothing but extremely stable throughout. You will learn more about the perimeter weighting features on this head in a moment and they truly do make a difference.  

You will be able to feel the head throughout the entire swing and won’t be able to feel it wobble at all through impact.  

Advanced Perimeter Weighting

Like most other equipment companies these days; PXG figured out a way to take weight but the middle of the driver head and move it out to the perimeter of the club.  

They were able to create a carbon crown for a fraction of the weight of their former driver crowns.  They took this weight and distributed it to the perimeter and bottom of the head to increase the CG, MOI, and forgiveness. 

The added perimeter weights are interchangeable and the stock head comes with two heavy (7.5g) and one light (2.5g). These weights can be arranged to promote a fade bias, draw bias, or can be set up neutral to increase MOI.  

You can also purchase additional weights to change out to control swing weight and overall head mass. 

Hosel Adjustability

Like most other drivers on the market, PXG offers an adjustable hosel.  The hosel sleeve gives the option to adjust the loft up or down upwards of 1.5 degrees.   Also, a feature that I really liked was you could also set your driver up to 3 degrees flat from standard which is not offered by many companies. 

Shaft Options

PXG offers a plethora of quality shaft options at no upcharge.  These options vary depending on what flex is right for you so I have included a link below to the product page for this driver for you to check them out yourself. 

CLICK HERE to learn more about the PXG 0311 GEN6 shaft options. 

Testing Results

In doing my research before testing this driver myself I did run across some interesting numbers from Golf Laboratories, INC using a swing robot with 9-degree driver heads.  

The main finding was that the 0311 GEN6 is not the longest driver on the market but is the most accurate. 

DriverAccuracy *Total Distance (yards)
PXG 0311 GEN6 874270.2
Callaway Paradym1039270.2
Callaway Paradym X959271.3
Ping G430 Max1176271.1
Ping G430 LST1324268
TaylorMade Stealth 22150266.8
TaylorMade Stealth 2 Plus1647266.5
Titleist TSR21389272.8
Titleist TSR31488271.2

*A smaller accuracy score means less dispersion.  All impact locations on the face were tested 

**CLICK HERE for the source.

Our Recommendation

The numbers speak for themselves, and I found the same to be true in my real-world testing on the golf course.  I found that the 0311 GEN6 is not the longest driver I have ever used, but I did feel like my off-center hits were straighter than normal and didn’t curve as much.  

The fast face on this driver helped to stack up with the rest of the clubs on the market with distance but the increased perimeter weighting is the true game changer for this head.  

Between the distance, look and feel, forgiveness, and shaft options, I absolutely recommend this driver for anyone who is serious about hitting more fairways and lowering their scores.  

This is the perfect driver for someone who is not chasing distance, but instead chasing accuracy.  If you are looking for strictly distance with accuracy as a second thought, you may want to look at the Titleist TSR2, TSR3, Ping 430, or Callaway Paradym X

I hope you found this helpful in your search for your next gamer and you can use the link below to get one to try for yourself. 

The Golf Bandit
The Golf Bandit

Hi, I'm Jan. I love golf and I have been playing for a while now. I really enjoy trying out new golf clubs and equipment, and like to review them on my blog. I consider myself lucky as I have access to the latest clubs and gadgets, so I can get a feel for how they perform on the golf course. I also like to share my tips and tricks on how to improve your game, so if you're looking for help with that then look no further! Thanks for visiting, and I hope you find something useful here.

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