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The fitters at Club Champion don’t hype too many products, so when one of them tells me that something is, “the best hybrid they’ve ever hit,” the expectations go way up. Somehow, the PXG 0317 met those expectations. Should you start saving your pennies for one? Read on.
The look of the PXG 0317 hybrid is simple, clean, and sharp. It’s all black with no alignment aids, and a slightly toe-heavy shape. Overall, it’s average in size which will allow it to appeal to broad range of players. The seven weight screws on the sole let everyone in sight know you’re playing PXG.
Sound & Feel
Much like the 0811 driver, the PXG 0317 hybrid has one of the sweetest sweet spots I’ve felt. Shots struck pure just have a little something extra to them. Shots that are mishit, however, all feel about the same. You’ll get a firm click at impact, and the feel is neither hot nor dead, just a solid iron-like strike.
I’m not going to say it’s the best hybrid I’ve ever hit, but it’s easily top 3 with a real shot at #1. It simply does what a hybrid is supposed to do: it hits the ball a consistent distance, despite inconsistent swings, and launches it higher and farther than an iron. It also seems to hit every ball fairly straight. You can push or pull shots, but even mishits don’t curve much.
Before I wrap this up, I do want to touch on the weights. The 0317 has seven weight ports which creates 128 possible settings. In reality, there are three: fade, draw, and neutral. You could create a neutral setting a couple ways, so you could stretch it to four or five, but, just like with the 0811 driver, the practical adjustability is not as limitless as it seems.
Is a hybrid worth $400? That’s obviously a personal decision, but I can say that the PXG 0317 does perform brilliantly. It’s easy to hit, long enough, and it keeps shots on target. If you want to evaluate that performance for yourself, see your local PXG dealer.