PXG 0317 X Gen2 Hybrid Review

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The PXG 0317 X Gen2 hybrid is a strong follow up to the original.  Straight, forgiving, and easy to hit.  Tremendous consistency.  Sneaky long.


In the first generation of PXG woods, one club clearly stood apart: the 0317 hybrid.  It was long, easy to hit, and laser accurate.  The follow up, the 0317X hybrid, was a much lower spinning version of the original.  Whether or not that was an upgrade is debatable.

PXG has now released a completely redesigned hybrid, the 0317 X Gen2.  Does it shift back toward the original or continue down the path of chasing distance with low spin?  I tested it to find out.


The PXG 0317 X Gen2 hybrid is a stark aesthetic departure from the original.  There are two eye-catching features that you’ll notice at address: the white “X” alignment aid and the carbon fiber ridge in the middle of the crown.  Despite not being a big fan of the alignment aid, I do like the overall look of the crown.  It gives the club a lot of personality without being distracting.

In contrast, the shape of the 0317 X Gen2 hybrid is fairly traditional.  It’s about average in size, and it has a touch of pear shape to it.

When you flip the club over, you’ll see the large PXG branding and an octet of weight ports.  It is fairly busy, but that’s balanced by the clean, simple color scheme.

Finally, PXG does not skimp on the headcover.  It looks slick and has a great, substantial feel.  This is one of the very few stock headcovers I would consider gaming.

Sound & Feel

The PXG 0317 X Gen2 hybrid is really quiet.  There’s a robust “click” at impact that gets a touch hollow on mishits.

If you’re looking for feedback on strike quality, you need to find it through your hands.  This is a stable club, but you can distinguish good strikes from poor ones.


I went into my fitting at PXG Chicago with very high hopes for the 0137 X Gen2 hybrid.  My memories of the original 0317’s consistency were strong, and I hoped I could find that same performance in the new version.

My fitting started with a conversation, as all good fittings do.  We talked about my unusual bag set up: no fairway woods, a 17 degree hybrid, and a 23 degree utility iron.  I wasn’t interested in replacing the utility iron, so we decided we would try to beat my current hybrid.

We started out with a conventional 17 degree set up, which I was hitting reasonably well.  I tried a few different shafts, and my fitter and I both sensed that the MCA Tensei Blue would be the winner.  Despite preferring very tip-stiff driver and iron shafts, I’ve always gotten my best hybrid performance with a slightly more active profile.

The one change that took this set up from good to great was changing the length.  My fitter plugged in a shaft that was about 1/2″ shorter, and it made a world of difference.  I felt much more comfortable, and the consistency improved dramatically.  It’s also worth noting that there was no loss of distance.


I went into my fitting seeking consistency, and I found it in spades.  The 0317 X Gen2 hybrid doesn’t seem to care if you make a really good swing or an indifferent one, it keeps putting the ball out to the same distance with minimal curve.  If these results continue past the honeymoon period, this hybrid is going to be my security blanket on the course.

What surprised me when I got this club on the range was its length.  In the fitting bay, I was seeing a higher trajectory than normal with mid/low spin.  This led me to think that I would be gaining some consistency but giving up some distance.  When I put it head to head with my gamer, I found that they were equally long.  The higher launch actually made my average carry distances better.


In Gen2, PXG has created a full line up of impressive clubs, but, for me, the hybrid still stands above the rest.  The 0317 X Gen2 gives me everything I want from a hybrid: consistency, distance, and ease of use.  At $375, it’s a big investment, but it might be worth it to have more eagle putts.

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Matt Saternus
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  1. amjaymiller@gmail.com


    Do you ever turn the Hybrid down to 15.5 and utilize on tighter courses? If so how does it perform? Thanks

  2. Just went 0311x Gen2 to 25* 0317x Gen 2 to Mustang Gen 2 for 3 foot eagle on Saturday. PXG Gen 2s are great clubs up and down the line up.

  3. Matt,

    The bane of many golfers with hybrids is the propensity for them to go left. Did you find this to be an issue with either the 0317 or 0317 X Gen2? Is one less biased in this direction than the other? Thanks.

  4. Hi Matt,
    I’m looking to purchase the 0317 Gen 2 Hybrid but the golf shops here in Seoul only have the 22 degree demo with standard length shafts.
    Wanting to purchase the 17 degree (getting rid of my woods as well) and also want to shorten my shaft (I’m 5’7).
    How tall are you? Is there a specific reason your fitter gave you half an inch shorter shaft? Does height affect shaft length or is it more personal preference?
    Thank you!

    • Matt Saternus


      I’m 6 feet tall. I went with the shorter shaft for comfort, control, and improved contact.
      Height is definitely a factor in shaft length, but it’s not the alpha and omega. Look at Brooke Henderson’s driver!


      • Diamana ZF?

        Theres more movable weights on the hybrid than the 3 wood and XF! That Tensei CK Pro Blue is nice right? I think the Diamana and Tensei (even AV) Blue are so similar in terms of feel that I could use one of each in my driver, 3 wood and hybrid with no problem. Even their EI charts are almost identical.

      • CBX 119, M6 or PXG Gen 2? I would add Ping but I cant stand turbulators.
        For you, 17˚ hybrid fits between a 3 wood and a 4 iron or is there no 3 wood? Thanks

        • Matt Saternus

          I don’t carry a 3W.
          I wouldn’t put the M6 in the class of the other two you mentioned. The CBX 119 would be my choice for pure distance, the PXG for iron-replacement.



          • How does the profile of the pxg compare to the ping 410? Is longer heel to toe and front to back, and in face depth? Also, if you adjusted the settings, does it affect face angle? Thanks for one of the few reviews on this club.

          • Jason,

            Without having them both in hand, I’m hesitant to offer definitive comparisons. My recollection is that they’re quite similar.
            To your other question, yes, adjusting the loft at the hosel will change the face angle.



  5. George Bell

    Hello- As always, great review. Would you put any of the newer offerings (SIM, G410, TS2/3) in the same category as the PXG 0317x in terms of performance (consistency and distance)? Thanks!

    • Matt Saternus


      I haven’t test the Titleist or TaylorMade personally, but the G410 is certainly in this class.



  6. Jay Holiday

    What’s your thoughts on using hybrid 4, 5, and 6 to get around the course? I ordered the 4.

  7. Hi Matt, always read your blog and really appreciate the insight. I just was fitted for PXG 0211 4-LW and a 22 degree hybrid.

    This hybrid is amazing! I am thinking about dropping my fairway wood for the 17 like you do. What led you to that decision of no fairway woods?


    • Matt Saternus


      I haven’t consistently carried a fairway wood for several years. My swing never gets much extra yardage out of a FW compared to a hybrid, and I’m much more comfortable looking down at a hybrid. Increasingly, I don’t even use a hybrid that much – if I can’t get to where I want to be with a 4I utility iron, I’m probably laying up.



      • Matt… it seems to me that if a golfer hits a 17 degree hybrid within 20 yards of a 3 wood, but is noticeably more accurate, then the only reason TO carry a 3 wood is to get on in 2 on par 5s.

        I can’t get on in 2 on a 500+ yard par 5 so for me, why bother?

        I guess I’m saying your strategy of not carrying a 3 wood seems sound to me.

  8. That makes sense, I always love the idea of hitting a fairway wood into a par 5 in two, however that has not happened all that successfully in my 20 years of playing :)

    So I’m thinking the 17 degree that I can 220-230 consistently may be the answer over another fairway wood that never really gets used.

    Other option is dropping the 4 iron, and just using 22 hybrid, but really like my gapping right now.

    Thanks again for all your work on this page!

  9. You reviewed both this club and the Callaway Super Hybrid. If one were looking to pick up a 17 degree hybrid which of the two would you lost recommend?

  10. Matt,
    Between the Ping G 410 and the PXG 317x , which do you find to be more forgiving.
    I’m 65 and play to a 15.1 index.
    Thanks and Be Healthy!

  11. Hey Matt,

    How does this compare to the Tour Edge cbx 119? Reading about your swing it seems you’re a bit of a low spin player like me



    • Matt Saternus

      The CBX 119 is lower spin, more of a pure distance hybrid. The PXG is a do everything hybrid.


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