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What Do The Numbers Mean? Understanding PXG Club Numbering

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PXG's unique club numbering system references the United States Marine Corps' Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) system. This numbering protocol is found on all PXG Drivers, Fairways, Hybrids, and Irons. Products like our Battle Ready Putters are also named for military equipment and weapons. This naming convention is a nod to PXG Founder and CEO, Bob Parsons' military roots and a tribute to the brave men and women who serve our country.

Why Our Club Naming is Important to Our Brand

“Everything I've ever accomplished, I owe to the Marine Corps. So, our club numbering system is a small way we can pay tribute. The Marine Corps has something for every job that's called a military occupational specialty. It's a number that indicates what your job is. So, 0311, which is what I was, is our irons. It's a rifleman. 0317 is a scout sniper. That's our hybrids. 0341, mortars. That's our fairway woods. 0811, artillery, you can be sure that's the driver.” PXG Founder and CEO, Bob Parsons.



Rifleman: The riflemen employ the M16A2 service rifle, the M203 grenade launcher and the squad automatic weapon (SAW). Riflemen are the primary scouts, assault troops and close combat forces available to the Marine Air Ground Task Force.

Much like their MOS namesake, PXG 0311 Irons are dependable as they are versatile.

Our flagship PXG 0311 GEN4 Irons and Wedges are the best irons we’ve ever made. Years in the making and packed with our most advanced technology, these babies deliver absolutely unparalleled distance, forgiveness, sound, and feel. Play the best golf of your life with new GEN4 Irons.




Field Artillery Cannoneer: As a member of a field artillery howitzer battery, cannoneers prepare artillery pieces and equipment for movement, combat and firing.

When you’re ready to bring in the big guns, call on our PXG 0811 GEN4 Drivers.

Available in three game changing head shapes — XF, X, and XT — designed to deliver killer performance no matter how you hit it off the tee.

With advanced technology and fitting options that deliver exceptional power, distance and forgiveness, the only thing left to do is schedule a fitting and see for yourself the difference between PXG GEN4 Driver models. View a comparison video of our GEN4 Driver models.




Mortarman: Mortarmen are responsible for the tactical deployment of the 60mm light mortar and the 81mm medium mortar. Mortarmen provide indirect fire in support of the rifle and the LAR squads/platoons/companies and the infantry and LAR battalions.

Put long range fire power in play with PXG 0341 fairways. Available in 3 (15-degree loft), 5 (18-degree loft) and 7 (21-degree loft) – they are the ultimate tactical support weapon.

According to our PXG Fitting Specialists, fairway wood or hybrid depends on what a player is looking for in terms of ball flight, forgiveness and distance control.

PXG Fairways are designed to offer ideal launch and spin characteristics and are a good option for players seeking a distance from the fairway or from the tee.




Scout Sniper: The scout sniper is skilled in field craft and marksmanship that delivers long range, precision fire on selected targets from concealed positions in support of combat operations.

Searching for a club that delivers a precision strike from distance? PXG 0317 Hybrids are primed and ready for duty.

Low handicappers as well as slower swing speed players will enjoy a higher ball flight, crazy tight dispersion and exceptional distance control with PXG Hybrids in the bag.




Counter and Human Intelligence: 0211s spend their time undercover and obtain information that is vital to the planning and mission of air, ground, and special operations troops military wide. We challenged our engineers to find a new way to deliver red hot performance at a killer price. What they delivered in the 0211 golf club line up surprised even us.

PXG 0211 DC Irons are powered by our proprietary DualCOR system and feature a progressive offset and a progressive bounce for an ideal blend of accuracy and distance across the iron set – all at a price you may not expect from PXG.

0211 Drivers offer a strikingly versatile head design that promotes confidence and delivers crazy distance off the tee for golfers at every skill level.

0211 Fairways boost confidence and consistency. High-performance, rounded face design and larger profile promote confidence and consistent contact for all players.

0211 Hybrids introduce an innovative squared face and weight forward design optimized for maximum ball speed from any lie and forgiveness on off-center hits.




PXG's iconic Darkness Insignia - a skull with the number 26 - is found on the sole of our Battle Ready Putters. The insignia commemorates Bob Parsons' service as a rifleman (0311) with the 26th Regiment of the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.

Inspired not only in name but in form and function too, our PXG Engineers adopted an Aerospace grade aluminum body and high density tungsten.

Take control on the green with a fully optimized Battle Ready Putter. Select your preferred head type, hosel, loft, life, shaft length and grip to configure your ideal money-making machine.



Bob Parsons is a U.S. Marine Corps Vietnam War Veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, Combat Action Ribbon and Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. Bob attended college at the University of Baltimore on the G.I. Bill and graduated magna cum laude. His alma mater presented him with an honorary doctorate in 2008 and named him Distinguished Entrepreneur in 2010.​

A self-proclaimed golf nut, Parsons founded PXG in 2013 with the sole intent to design and develop the world’s finest golf clubs.


PXG for Heroes™ is designed to provide the world’s finest golf equipment and gear to our nation’s finest – the men and women of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, Law Enforcement, Firefighters, and EMTs.

Are you ready to step up to PXG? Fast fit your PXG clubs online, call PXG Player Support at 1 844-PLAY-PXG, or schedule your PXG fitting at a location near you.

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