When a guy called James Hahn won an event on the PGA TOUR last year with a PXG prototype driver he absolutely raved about it, the version of the driver was never made available to the general public, however we have all heard of the term millionaires golf well this article billionaires golf takes the meaning to a whole new level!
When a billionaire entrepreneur by the name of Bob Parsons has high expectations but doesn’t conform to the normal practice of doing business, he has his own way of product testing before he takes anything to market. Having started the GoDaddy organisation and also owns the world largest Harley-Davidson dealership he likes to do things his way.
Finally his PXG products are coming to market with the second generation of drivers, fairway woods and hybrids after getting the final stamp of approval from Bob Parsons himself, he clearly isn’t after the mainstream golf market up against the likes of TaylorMade, Titleist, Callaway and Ping – he has a different vision for his products.
He recently said that he had Charles Howell call him and say, ‘Put this driver in production and charge $1,000 apiece for it.’ I said it isn’t there yet,” says Parsons, who has a net worth of $2.5 billion, according to Forbes. “It doesn’t have the feel. The dispersion is a little bit too much. And the sound reminded me of my second ex-wife.”
PXG’s plan for its new 0811X driver is that it will connect with a broader swath of golfers – not in price, but performance. The 0811X delivers a lower spin rate and higher launch angle than its predecessor, promising longer and straighter drives will accompany the $850 price tag.
Parsons said the focus with the newest line (which also includes the LX model with a club head that’s 8 grammes lighter) was on four characteristics: distance, dispersion, sound and feel. The clubs might perform, but if the sound and feel don’t meet Parsons’ requirements, PXG’s designers head right back to the drawing board. Such was the case with the earlier prototypes of the newest model, such as the one Hahn won with at last year’s Wells Fargo Championship. As Parsons explained, the club “went like hell, but sounded like s***.”
It is such a breath of fresh air to find a person and a company that wants to bring the best possible product to market, not what the company thinks that golfers want more like what the golfers need and will surely enhance their game of golf – I just wish other golf manufacturers would think alike – PXG doesn’t really care when they launch or take the product to market they want all golfers to see a notable improvement in their game when they do purchase a PXG golf club.
“I understand why those companies have to do it that way,” he continues. “They’re operating a different business than us. But you can be a lot more innovative this way. When you’re a victim of: ‘Hey, you have to get it to market by this date,’ it kind of limits what you can do. Sometimes you have to take the best of what you can and move forward at that time.”
PXG’s new line of woods and hybrids definitely deliver on Parsons’ demands. For those who can afford it, there’s little question they’ll satisfy the expectations of golfers far beyond than the company’s owner. Link to Parsons Xtreme Golf’s website to read more CLICK HERE.
I hope that this article Billionaires Golf was of use on new golf product updates and if you have any questions regarding this article please do not hesitate to leave me a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any comments left.
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