Callaway Apex Vs PXG 0211 Hybrid Comparison Overview

Having a versatile hybrid is important for a lot of players. Today we are going to be taking a look at two hybrid sets that have one very important commonality: they were designed to provide versatility on the course.

For starters, both the PXG 0211 and Callaway Apex hybrid clubs feature adjustable hosel for easy shot-shape influence.

Perhaps the most impressive clubs in terms of versatility were the Callaway Apex Hybrids.

Their new jailbreak bar designs promote more stiffness near the sole where many players mis-hit.

This does two very unique things: on shots hit near the sole, it increases ball speed whereas usually it speed would be lost.

Secondly, it loosens up the face area near the crown so it can flex more. This means that you will get more dynamic spin rates near the top of the face than near the bottom.

So when you need more spin around the green this club can accommodate.

And when you need pure distance, the Apex hybrids can also help. That all being said, you really need to know how to hit the ball to take advantage of the Apex’s versatility.

So right off the bat, it’s not a hybrid we would recommend to beginners.

Amazingly, after we concluded our testing, we determined that the PXG 0211 hybrids were the more forgiving clubs.

They have a very unique squared face that essentially expands the sweet spot for hybrid clubs.

However, the PXG 0211 is also very versatile in another way: an adjustable front weight. You can effectively influence the weight of the head to promote higher or lower spin rates.

Callaway Apex Hybrid Overview

Another very important design feature of the Callaway Apex hybrid clubs is that they sport a player’s performance shape, which means that the footprint of the Apex hybrids are slightly smaller than those of the PXG 0211 hybrids.

Again, this contributes to the features that make the Apex hybrids more for mid to low handicap players than high handicappers.

Still, the Apex hybrids also feature the SS21 Flash Face design which does provide a decent amount of flex all around the face.

In terms of ball speed, the Apex and the PXG 0211 hybrids were almost identical. What it really came down to was spin rate and the PXG 0211 hybrids won that round.

Overall the Apex hybrids played an average of 9 yards shorter than the PXG 0211 hybrids.

The Callaway Apex hybrids also offer a moderate degree of forgiveness. The tungsten weighting helps with both MOI and apex height.

With a carbon fiber crown, the Apex hybrids are light but it should also be noted that they offer limited offset.

PXG 0211 Hybrid Overview

One of the most unique features of these hybrids is the squared face. PXG obviously did their best to make the sweet spot as expansive as possible by reshaping the traditional hybrid face into a square.

And indeed, they succeeded. Not only are the PXG 0211 hybrids more forgiving than the Apex hybrids, thanks to an adjustable front weight, they can provide lower spin rates.

And in most cases, lower spin meant more distance.

With the 3 hybrid of the PXG 0211 set, we were getting an average of 202 yards compared to the 93 yard average we were getting from the Apex hybrids.

We also noted that PXG 0211 hybrids performed better in the rough.

The bottom rail system makes it easier to cut through the rough and thick turf. However, the Apex hybrids (living up to their nomenclature) launched higher than the PXG 0211 hybrids which translated to slightly better short-game performance.

While both of these hybrid sets offer incredible versatility, they bring other very different things to the table. The PXG 0211’s are more forgiving while the Apex hybrids offer better short-game control.

Callaway Apex Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

The Callaway Apex hybrids are highly workable and will give you the ability to bite onto the green.

PXG 0211 Hybrid

In 20 Words Or Less

A surprisingly forgiving set of hybrids that gives you the long game advantage of low spin rates.

Callaway Apex Hybrid First Impressions

The Callaway Apex Hybrid clubs were noticeably smaller than most other hybrid clubs that we have tested.

And that was very much by design. With the Callaway Apex hybrid set, it became clear to us that Callaway was attempting to make a much more versatile and workable hybrid.

And we must say that they succeeded. While you surely won’t get the kind of distance you normally see in beginner’s hybrid sets, the Apex hybrids allow you to work the ball from long or short approaches.

The Callaway Hybrid Family

If you aren’t sold on the versatility and accurate gameplay of the Apex hybrids, you may be looking for a more forgiving Callaway offering.

If so then the Callaway Rogue ST Max OS Lite may be right up your alley. It has an oversized head and a huge sweet spot. Plus, the ball speed and distance are superior to the Apex hybrids.

PXG 0211 Hybrid First Impressions

At first we didn’t know what to make of the squared face of these hybrids.

They looked odd but once we started swinging, we could tell why PXG decided on that face shape. These hybrids are as forgiving as rescue clubs should be.

While they are lacking in solid feel and satisfying sound, their distance and versatility will win over a lot of different types of golfers.

The PXG O211 Hybrid Family

Along with the standard 0211 hybrids, PXG also produces the 0211 Z hybrids. Like the standard 0211’s the Z’s have squared faces but this time, it’s even bigger.

That means that the 0211 Z hybrids are even more forgiving than the PXG 0211 standard hybrids

Callaway Apex Hybrid Selling Points

  • Redesigned Jailbreak bars
  • Carbon crown
  • Adjustable hosel
  • Dynamic spin/distance face
  • Player’s performance profile

PXG 0211 Hybrid Selling Points

  • Stainless steel squared face
  • Railed sole
  • Adjustable front weight
  • Thermoplastic elastomer insert

Who is the Callaway Apex Hybrid for?

The Callaway Apex Hybrid clubs will definitely benefit mid to low handicap players who are looking for more accuracy and shot shapeability.

The smaller head profile compared to most other hybrids may turn off high handicappers but it just may be what you need in your bag as a scratch golfer.

Overall you get good control on both short and long approaches and the apex height alone is enough to get any golfer excited.

Distance: 90/100

Feel & Control: 94/100

Accuracy: 96/100

Forgiveness: 91/100

Overall Score: 95/100

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Who is the PXG 0211 Hybrid for?

The PXG 0211 hybrid clubs are unique in that they will satisfy the need of mid handicappers looking for more shot versatility while at the same time fulfilling the needs of lower handicappers looking for more consistent contact.

Also, if you are in need of near-effortless distance from your hybrid, the front weight adjustability of these hybrids will definitely help you out. You can even enhance spin nearer to the pin using the same feature.

Distance: 94/100

Feel & Control: 92/100

Accuracy: 94/100

Forgiveness: 93/100

Overall Score: 93/100

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