Marine’s Obsession with Golf Inspires PXG for Heroes Program
In the Marine Corps, “pretty clean is dirty.”
PXG takes the same cut-and-dry approach to golf clubs. They either perform or they don’t. They are either good enough to be called PXG or they are not.
Founded by Marine Corps veteran and serial entrepreneur Bob Parsons, PXG has been a very different kind of equipment manufacturer from go. Fundamentally, the company bears little relation to the established big beasts of the golf equipment market. It boasts a no cost constraints, no time constraints approach to product engineering, and maintains an unapologetic focus on performance. It’s mission … to unlock the potential of existing and new technologies to develop and deliver some of the world’s finest golf equipment.
But before we get ahead of ourselves, it makes sense to introduce the man behind PXG.
Bob Parsons grew up poor as a church mouse, failed the fifth grade, and barely passed high school. He enlisted and fought in the Vietnam War as a U.S. Marine 0311. To this day he will tell you that the boy who reported to boot camp was a changed man when he rotated home. So much so that he graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore, passed the CPA exam on the first try, and built three businesses that have made the Inc 500 list of fastest growing privately-held companies.
Oh, and one of those businesses was sold in a deal that valued the company at $2.3 billion. You might have heard of it … GoDaddy.com.
“I owe everything I have ever accomplished to the Marine Corps,”