PXG 0311 GEN5 Hybrids Review (EXTREME Forgiveness)
The fifth generation of the hybrids feature the X & XF models
PXG 0311 GEN5 hybrids are new for 2022, offering the best of both worlds for golfers looking for an all-round performer for any situation.
Providing the forgiveness and distance of a fairway wood and the accuracy and control of an iron, PXG have extracted even more performance from the fifth generation hybrids.
The GEN5 are available in two different models, the X and XF. The X series boasts “supreme handling”, while the XF series offers “wicked forgiveness”.
Joined by 0311 GEN5 drivers, fairway woods and irons, the new PXG hybrids are easier to hit off the tee, fairway, rough, or even from around the green and are a top new addition.
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What PXG says about the GEN5 0311 hybrids:
“Backed by our industry-leading engineering and presented in a clean aesthetic, GEN5 Hybrids are available in two impressive models.
“Complete with revolutionary technology and designed for incredibly high Moment of Inertia (MOI), these hybrids are our most forgiving – ever.
“Thanks to relentless research, GEN5 Hybrids boast a dynamic feel and gratifying sound, setting them worlds apart from anything else on the market.”
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PXG 0311 GEN5 Hybrids Design & Features
The PXG 0311 GEN5 hybrids are new for 2022 with the design of the fifth generation based around a high MOI and low CG to provide the ultimate forgiveness and versatility.
The new hybrids has been engineered to be more forgiving on off-center shots than previous models, providing players with better ball flight control and less bad ball strikes.
For the 0311 GEN5 series, in general, the changes implemented by PXG have been focused on the moment of inertia (MOI) and forgiveness.
With changes to the club’s crown featuring Aluminum Vapor (AV) Technology, a new tall HT1770 stainless steel face for fast ball speeds, and sole, which is flat and features adjustable weights, PXG is continuing to push the envelope regarding design to improve performance.
The 0311 GEN5 X hybrid is aimed at golfers of all abilities with low spin levels the key attribute along with high ball speeds and added distance.
The XF model is mid-spin and the more forgiving of the two options, built with a long heel to toe length and larger clubhead to inspire more confidence.
The other key difference is that the XF features Railed Sole Geometry – two rails on the sole – to improve turf interaction compared to the X hybrid.
The X hybrid is available in 2-hybrid (17 degrees) to 5-hybrid (25 degrees). The XF hybrid is available in 3-hybrid (19 degrees) to 7-hybrid (31 degrees).
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Verdict: Are PXG 0311 GEN5 Hybrids any good?
The GEN5 hybrid provides a more forgiving option in the bag than any previous rescue club from PXG.
The lightweight body and carbon fiber crown help increase clubhead speed and distance, while an improved face design (larger in the XF model) allows for more forgiveness on mishits.
When it comes to performance, price and versatility of the two models in the series, it is easy to see why the GEN5 is highly acclaimed. It delivers the goods for both high handicappers as well as accomplished golfers too.
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How much do PXG 0311 GEN5 Hybrids cost?
The PXG hybrids are sold at around $315 / £275 per club.
Why are the PXG 0311 GEN5 Hybrids more forgiving?
They are built with a high MOI, meaning they have a higher resistance to twisting and turning. This is because of their low centre of gravity design and wide sole. It results in more consistent ball strikes.
What is the major difference between the X and XF models?
This XF series has an extremely large sweet spot, making it easier to hit the ball and get it into the air. While the XF focuses on being forgiving, the X hybrids are all about precision and maximum distance.
What are the PXG 0311 GEN5 Hybrids specs?
The X Series is available in 2-Hybrid (17 degrees), 3-Hybrid (19 degrees), 4-Hybrid (22 degrees) and 5-Hybrid (25 degrees). The XF rescues are available in 3-Hybrid (19 degrees), 4-Hybrid (22 degrees), 5-Hybrid (25 degrees), 6-Hybrid (28 degrees) and 7-Hybrid (31 degrees).
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