Golf Asia




VERDICT: With Srixon being very much a players’ brand, the ZX hybrid head is compact, with a non-offensive matt black crown and very subtle alignment aid. If you’re not one for the razzmatazz of shiny carbon crowns and intrusive graphics, this is a cracking model for you. At 226 yards it was our joint fourth-longest hybrid, and T3 for protecting ball speed between on and off-centre hits.


VERDICT: We like the compact head, solid impact sound and feel and, thanks to the carbon crown freeing up inefficien­t weight, the model hit shots into our smallest dispersion area (105yds²), and produced our smallest carry distance drop-off (five yards) between on and off-centre hits. A seriously impressive result. The brand sell direct from their website or visit their headquarte­rs for a fitting.


VERDICT: We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t highlight the benefit of the new, more fairway wood-like TSR1. It may have taken time, but Titleist are now catering for very moderate speed players. If you fit that profile, the TSR1 has a lovely, confidence­inspiring wide body appearance, and it will launch higher and spin shots more to keep the ball in the air for longer at lower speeds.

PXG 0211 (2022)

VERDICT: If you’re looking for a reasonably priced hybrid in 2023, the 0211 has to be on your radar. Not our fastest, longest or most forgiving, the 0211’s numbers stuck around average across the board (223 yards carry distance). But thanks to an array of no-upcharge shafts, this mid-narrow-width hybrid can be a very solid option, no matter your speed or ability.

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