Triple forged and milled, the new PXG 0317 X Driving Iron is triple forged and CNC milled. (Photo: PXG/PRNewswire-PRWeb)

A high-speed resin core is injection molded into the clubhead’s hollow cavity, providing structural stability to the face and increasing ball speed, the company said.

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—Triple forged from 8620 soft carbon steel, the new PXG® 0317® X Driving Iron from Parsons Extreme Golf (PXG) is described as a hybrid alternative or specialty club for extreme courses and conditions. Its design promotes distance and accuracy by significantly boosting moment-of-inertia, according to a release from PXG.

“A slick replacement for a wood when the course calls for it, the PXG 0317 X Driving Iron will help you keep it in play even in the most challenging environments,” said PXG Founder and CEO Bob Parsons, in the release.

The forging process is said to create a tight crystalline grain structure that delivers a pure resonance and an excellent feel at impact. Next, the face and back of the clubhead are precision milled to ensure every surface, curve, and angle are produced to exact specifications.

The clubhead, which presents a taller and longer blade length than a traditional player’s iron, then undergoes a precise robotic polishing process to refine the sole and other geometries. The result, PXG said, is a “flawless finish and unmatched consistency club to club.” The company added that to the best of its knowledge, other golf equipment companies do not forge and CNC mill their clubheads.

“Hit them once and you will know exactly why PXG does it,” the company said in the release.

PXG’s proprietary XCOR2® material, introduced in the company’s PXG 0311® GEN6 Irons, backs an ultra-thin clubface. The high-speed resin core is injection molded into the clubhead’s hollow cavity. The material provides structural stability to the face—which, unsupported, would fail with a single hit—and dramatically increases ball speed performance, according to PXG.

Available in a chrome finish, the PXG 0317 X Driving Iron has a standard 18-degree loft, similar specs to a 2-iron, but can be easily adjusted stronger or weaker. One large weight is located near the center of gravity on the back of the clubhead. The Precision Weighting Technology is used to achieve optimal swing weight, the company said.