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The PXG 0811XF is enormous and has a huge draw bias. A terrible choice for all but the most vicious slicers.
PXG is a well-marketed brand. Very few people feel “meh” about PXG. Like Big Baller Brand or Floyd Mayweather, most either love it or hate it.
As someone who tries to separate perception from performance, I have been on both sides of the PXG debate. Their 0317 hybrid is a monster. Other clubs in their line up fall flat. The 0811XF driver is decidedly in the latter group.
All modern drivers are large compared to the old persimmons. I get that. But there’s big, and then there’s big. The PXG 0811XF is the latter.
The XF is the kind of big that makes you appreciate the work other manufacturers do in sculpting their drivers. This is a big, flat, matte black pancake on a stick. I’m sure some will say it looks no worse than other modern drivers, but I can’t agree. At address, this club has zero appeal.
Sound & Feel
While I just said that PXG doesn’t generate much in the way of “meh” feelings, that’s exactly my reaction to the sound and feel of this driver. It’s not very loud, nor is it quiet. It doesn’t feel very solid, but it’s not tinny and hollow either. The sound and feel are right in the middle of the spectrum, and the feedback is decent. Meh.
Fore left! The PXG 0811XF is the most draw-biased driver I can remember hitting. If you are slicing the ball off the planet 14/14 times per round, this is the driver for you. If you have ever sniffed a fairway, get something else.
With the sweet spot buried so far in the heel of the club, I find it hard to say how forgiving this driver is. If you live in the heel-side of the face, you’ll get decent ball speed and low spin. Hitting it in the center or towards the toe results in unimpressive numbers.
The 0811XF does have some adjustability. There are weight ports in the heel and the center of the sole to create what PXG calls “Neutral” and “Draw Bias” ball flights. These would be better labeled “Extreme Draw Bias” and “Really Extreme Draw Bias.” Again, if you’re not slicing every driver you hit, there are better drivers for you.
For those that are slow on the uptake, I’ll spell it out: this is my least favorite PXG club ever. It looks terrible, feels bland, and is insanely draw biased. The draw bias is so extreme that I wouldn’t recommend it for anyone except the guy who has completely given up on improving his swing.