Kyle made his presence known in his first full season on the World Long Drive tour. He won his first event, at the WinStar Midwest Slam, and finished runner-up at the Tennessee Big Shots. Four other quarterfinal appearance (Atlantic City, Boardwalk Bash, Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun, Clash in the Canyon, East Coast Smash) and a spot in the Round of 16 at the Volvik World Long Drive Championships moved Kyle to No. 5 in the Official World Long Drive Rankings.
In Kyle's first appearance at the Volvik World Long Drive Championships, he made a dramatic entrance. Bombing his way through the field of 96 competitors, Berkshire qualified for the match play section of the tournament, where he won his round of 16 match against Trent Scruggs with a 415-yard drive, beat 2013 champion Tim Burke in the quarterfinals with a drive of 414 yards, then fell to Mitch Grassing in the semifinals by just four yards, 437-433. Kyle ended the 2017 season ranked 17th in the world—despite only accumulating points for the seven months since he became a professional long driver. He'll get his chance to jump into the top 10 when the 2018 season begins in the spring.