When cost isn’ t a con­sid­er­a­tion ...

You end up mak­ing clubs like PXG’S £675 100% CNC milled wedges

Today's Golfer (UK) - - Best Golf Tech -

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.

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