Age: 43, Almost 44
50″ LDA, 320 grams, Mutant Golf 4 Degree, House of Forged 59 Shaft 3X, Tipped 1″
Catalyst Golf Performance, Super Speed Golf, IZOD Golf Clothing, Epic Bars
Competed at PGA TOUR Q-School 5 times, won over 25 mini tour events in Florida including 7 in a row in 2004
What is your longest drive in competition?
What were the conditions of the drive?
60 degrees, downwind about 20 MPH
What are the fastest swing speeds you’ve recorded on a Swing Speed Radar and/or Trackman?
Swing Speed Radar 161 MPH, Trackman 145 MPH
What lead you to choose your particular equipment specifications?
Do you favor a particular shot shape to hit it long?
Straight to a slight fade
Do you use any training aids to work on your speed and power?
The Super Speed Golf Training System at http://www.superspeedgolf.com
Do you do any other types of training to drive it further?
I train 3 times a week with my trainer Tommy Asuma from Catalyst Golf Performance. We work on stability, mobility, power, speed, explosiveness and we also get the cardio benefit from these workouts.
Is there any particular bit of advice you would give the regular amateur for him or her to hit the ball longer?
Based on my results and my gains, doing a short dynamic warm up before you swing a golf club and also using the Super Speed Golf training system a few times per week. They will teach themselves…
Read the rest of what Jaacob has to say about the Long Drive in the December 2014 Monthly Handicap Improver here: