PXG 0811 Vs. Callaway Epic Max Driver Comparison Overview

The PXG 0811 is known as a driver that gives players an insane amount of options in terms of sole weight and CG placement. In fact, some players would say the options are too much. The Callaway Epic Max keeps things pretty simple while still offering good versatility from the tee.

But does the toned-down adjustability of the Epic Max do golfers a disservice? Does the PXG 0811 drover become too cumbersome and overwhelming for the everyday golfer? Find out in the following comparison overview.

PXG 0811 Driver Overview

The PXG 0811 features a whopping 16 adjustable weights that adorn the sole so the player can find the exact sole weight and CG placement they prefer.

We actually had a lot of fun testing this driver. We were able to play with the weights (both titanium and tungsten weights) to get very low spin off the tee. Our better testers were orienting weight near the back of the sole to achieve a bit more spin and work the ball a little more.

The PXG 0811 driver also features an 8-1-1 grade titanium face which does a decent job of flexing on impact (the evidence was the impressive ball speeds we were getting) but feels a little dead on impact. The sound and feel produced by this driver isn’t the most flattering.

However, in terms of distance, the PXG 0811 performs admirably. Both the fast and slow swing speed testers in our group were able to get max distances of 277 yards. The 0811 family also includes the 0811XF which is significantly more forgiving than the original PXG 0811 and offers higher launch angles.

Callaway Epic Max Driver Overview

The Callaway Epic Max features a single sliding perimeter weight and an adjustable hosel.

While it took a lot less time for our testers to tune the Epic Max thanks to the fixed sliding weight, they also found that it was ultimately less workable than the PXG 0811 driver. This wasn’t necessarily a problem for some of our less-seasoned testers; but the better testers noticed the difference.

Distance was pretty much the same between the Epic Max and the PXG 0811 driver though. Our testers were pushing 280 yards with the Epic Max as well.

The Epic Speed driver is a bit less forgiving but lacks a sliding weight. The Epic Max LS has a 13 gram sliding weight and produces very little spin off the tee.

Overall we found the PXG 0811 driver to be more versatile without being too cumbersome. It’s not as forgiving as the Callaway Epic Max driver but mid to low handicappers will be able to get more use out of it.

PXG 0811 Driver

In 20 Words or Less

The 0811 driver is a great option for any player that likes lots options based on the hole they’re playing.

Callaway Epic Max Drivers

In 20 Words or Less

Designed by Artificial Intelligence, this clubs offers the full package: Distance, Forgiveness & Accuracy.

PXG 0811 Driver First Impressions

At first glance, we could see that the shape of the 0811 driver face was unique. It was deep (or tall depending on how you want to put it) and made for excellent spin ratio.

Right off the bat, the PXG 0811 driver played long. It worked to dramatically reduce spin off the tee and produced high-arcing shots.

Carry distance was also impressive. To say that this driver played long would be an understatement. Still, for all the distance, the 0811 driver is surprisingly forgiving.

PXG claims that by using a robotic face polishing process, they were able to add a slight curvature to the face. This may be what enhances the spin correction at impact and the forgiveness of this driver.

The 0811 Family

The 0811 driver family also includes the 0811 X Proto driver. The X Proto is the more forgiving driver but it does produce significantly more spin than the standard 0811.

Epic Max Driver – First Impressions

Right away, we could see that the Callaway Epic Max driver was big and bad. We couldn’t wait to get it out to the range and see what it was capable of.

This driver is built with A.I to optimize the placement of the weighting for high launching straighter shots but you can also adjust the weighting with a simple slider.

The Jailbreak bars add stability while the 360 flash cup face offers an incredible ball speed on impact.

The Callaway Epic Max did not disappoint in any category. Not only does it play further than most drivers; it also offers an increased level of forgiveness and consistency.

The Epic Max features a 16g sliding weight that allows you to control ball flight.

The Epic Family

The Epic Speed is the only driver in the family to lack a sliding weight.

The Epic Max LS has a 13g sliding weight and is more compact than the Epic Max. It also produces less spin for ultimate forgiveness and fairway finding for those with less consistent strokes.

PXG 0811 Selling Points

  • Hybrid crown design
  • Titanium alloy face
  • Adjustable hosel
  • Sloped crown
  • Slight curvature of the face enhances forgiveness
  • Aluminum vapor process enhances crown stiffness

Callaway Epic Max Selling Points

  • Produces straight shots
  • Plays long & Forgiving
  • Weight Opitmization
  • Internal Jailbreak Bars
  • Triaxial carbon crown
  • 16g adjustable weight
  • Flash Face SS21
  • A.I. designed

PXG 0811 Driver  – Who is it for?

This driver would be a good choice for anyone who is looking for a combination of distance and feel.

The minimal spin of this driver can’t be denied. The deep face works in conjunction with the low, back weighting to produce high-arcing shots that carry further.

This is also a surprisingly long driver for PXG. The sloped crown will help if you have a downward attack on your drives.

Of course, the PXG 0811 feels excellent. But we would expect nothing less from a PXG club.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 92/100

Forgiveness: 94/100

Feel & Control: 98/100

Overall Rating: 95/100

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Callaway Epic Max – Who Is It For?

This driver would be a solid choice for any high, mid or low handicapper in need of distance and forgiveness.

The Epic Max driver inherently produces straight shots so that will help beginners as well. However, the sliding weight does open things up a bit in terms of ball flight.

We like that the head and sole are oversized as well. This will be a comforting site for beginners at point of address.

Epic Driver Family

The Epic Speed is for high speed swingers looking for maximum distance while giving up some forgiveness.

The Max offers distance but also more forgivness

The LS model is a low spin version that caters for those who struggle with consistency in their drivers.

Distance: 94/100

Accuracy: 93/100

Forgiveness: 95/100

Feel & Control: 91/100

Overall Rating: 94/100

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