PXG 0311 Black Ops Driver Review

PXG 0311 Black Ops Driver Review

By Paul Liberatore

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Time to read 4 min

You will not believe this, but something strange happened, well, at least for me. Last month, I got an email from PXG. Bob Parsons saw my video on the PXG Gen 6 driver challenge from last summer that I had participated in and wanted to invite me to stay at Scottsdale National (his private golf course) to be fitted for the all-new PXG 0311 Black Ops Driver Review. Say what!


I am just like you guys, and this doesn’t happen. So I eagerly accepted, and honestly, this was the most incredible experience of my life. Not only did I get professionally fitted for the new Black Ops Driver, but I also got to interview the man himself, Mr. Parsons. I even hung out with my favorite YouTubers (Mr. Shortgame, Country Club Adjacent, and my roommates Ian and Mikey from Club Champion).

But here is the truth: the PXG 0311 Black Ops driver delivers. With a new face material that enables higher launch and lower spin, I drove the ball 300 yards for the first time in my life. Seriously.

Key Features

The PXG Black Ops Driver offers improved forgiveness and performance compared to its predecessor, GEN6.

The driver features a new face material and carbon fiber plate on the sole, resulting in higher launch and lower spin.

With Precision Weighting Technology, the PXG Black Ops Driver allows for precise customization and tuning to suit individual preferences.

Design and Technology

PXG stated that the Black Ops Driver is actually more forgiving, longer, and more consistent than the GEN6 Driver. This is a pretty tall claim, especially since the Gen 6 Driver ended up being my gamer last season. Now this is due to two key changes in its design.

The first is the new face material, which PXG calls “AMF Technology.” This proprietary titanium alloy is stronger and creates lower spin and higher launch when compared to the T-412 material used in GEN6.


Second is the increased amount of carbon fiber in the sole of the club, which is not only for acoustics but also for performance.

The Black Ops Driver does continue to have the Precision Weighting Technology found on the Gen 6. With three weight ports and individual weights ranging from 2.5 to 20 grams, this features allows for different weight configurations to optimize the impact on shot shape. 


By strategically placing these weights, golfers can adjust the driver to promote a draw, fade, or neutral ball flight, catering to their swing tendencies.

This level of precision in weight distribution allows the fitter to tailor the driver to the players specific needs, ultimately enhancing their ability to confidently shape shots and achieve desired ball flight characteristics.


PROS

  • Customizable divider top lets you arrange your clubs however you want.
  • Waterproof pockets keep your most valuable possessions protected no matter the weather.
  • Array of different colors give everyone something to choose from.

CONS

  • Not ideal for golfers that like to walk.
  • Bag does not come with carrying straps.
  • Shipping times might vary depending on demand and inventory levels.

Our Experience

Based on the search results, here is a concise review of the PXG 0311 Black Ops driver:The PXG 0311 Black Ops driver is a high-launch, low-spin option that provides an excellent blend of distance, forgiveness, and premium feel. It features a titanium alloy face (called AMF Technology) that increases face flexibility for higher launch and lower spin. The composite construction pushes mass to the perimeter for a very high MOI near 10,000 gcm2, making it extremely stable and forgiving.


The driver has an attractive all-gloss finish with a carbon crown and subtle graphics. Three adjustable sole weights allow you to precisely dial in your launch conditions. The sound and feel at impact are superb - likely the best sounding driver of 2024. It provides a very stable, consistent ball flight with confidence-inspiring looks at address.


The main drawback is that ball speeds may be slightly lower compared to some other top drivers of 2024. But overall, the PXG Black Ops 0311 is an excellent all-around driver that delivers premium performance for a wide range of players

Frequently Asked Questions

Can the PXG Black Ops Driver Be Customized for Left-Handed Golfers?

Yes, the PXG Black Ops driver can be customized for left-handed golfers. With its precision weighting technology and fitment options, swing adjustments are easily achievable. The driver offers flexibility and adaptability for all players.

Are There Any Specific Shaft Recommendations for Players With Slower Swing Speeds?

For players with slower swing speeds, I’d recommend shafts with a lower flex, like senior or regular flex. These shafts can help maximize energy transfer, resulting in improved distance and accuracy. When comparing drivers, consider the PXG Black Ops for its customization options.

How Does the PXG Black Ops Driver Compare to Other Leading Drivers in Terms of Distance and Accuracy?

When it comes to distance and accuracy, the PXG Black Ops driver outshines its competitors. Its innovative material composition and unrivaled adjustability options make it a game-changer on the course, delivering precision and power like no other.

Can the PXG Black Ops Driver Be Adjusted to Counteract Specific Swing Tendencies, Such as a Slice or Hook?

Yes, the PXG Black Ops driver can be adjusted to counteract specific swing tendencies. The precision weighting technology allows for customized options, including for left-handed golfers. Adjusting weights can help optimize performance and reduce unwanted ball flight curves.

Conclusion

I am blown away with the PXG 0311 Black Ops Driver. After seeing the numbers during my fitting, it is clear: this is a driver that doesn’t just meet expectations; it sets them. So, if you’re on the fence, wondering if the the new Black Ops driver is worth the investment, then I would highly recommend going to PXG to get fitted because you have nothing to lose, and everything to gain.

Paul Liberatore

Paul Liberatore

As the Founder of Golfers Authority Paul Liberatore Esq. has spent the last 7+ years writing about the best golf equipment or instruction from the top golf instructors in the world. He has been a contributing writer for Sports Illustrated Golf and GolfWRX. After graduating with honors from Purdue University, he realized that he had a passion for the golf business and the law. When he's not practicing law, or creating golf content on YouTube, he can be found on his syndicated Behind the Golf Brand podcast talking with the most prolific leaders in the golf industry. 

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