When cost isn’ t a consideration ...
You end up making clubs like PXG’S £675 100% CNC milled wedges
Ever since Scotty Cameron started crafting super premium milled putters in 1992, golf aficionados have put 100% CNC milling on a pedestal for being the ultimate way to make putters.
The machining method means tolerances are tighter, so you get a more precise end product. It’s possible to use more exotic steels to increase feel and feedback and you can position mass extremely accurately.
Until now, though, 100% CNC milling – which literally means the whole head is machined from a single block of steel (hosel and all) has been limited to putters, primarily because of the cost and complexity of making wedges or irons (which have few flat surfaces) on a CNC machine. But the guys at PXG don’t worry about cost – so they’re first to use the technique to make wedges.
It’s no doubt taken a huge amount of time and a heck of a lot of head-scratching at PXG HQ to figure out how to make a complex head shape on a milling machine. Think about it – the rounded head, every curve/radi, hosel and sole shaping is created from a computer CAD file. And because the head’s only got one flat surface (the face) it’s a hugely impressive feat.
As with everything PXG, the 100% CNC Milled wedge collection are luxury, premium products, so they come with a suitably impressive £675 price tag. Which means very few golfers will ever get to experience them. But we reckon that because PXG has now mastered the tech it’s only a matter of time before they come up with a full set of 100% Cnc-milled irons, too.