Weight: 230 lbs
Callaway XR 5 degrees, UST LD4 3x 48″ shaft
- 2014 World Long Drive Champion
- 3x Minor League Baseball All-Star
What is your longest drive in competition?
What were the conditions of the drive?
20 mph dead downwind at Mesquite, NV
What are the fastest swing speeds you’ve recorded on a Swing Speed Radar and/or Trackman?
147 mph on Trackman
What lead you to choose your particular equipment specifications?
I love the durability/shape/adjustability of the Callaway equipment. I also love to have such an established company supporting the sport of long drive.
Do you favor a particular shot shape to hit it long?
I prefer to hit the ball dead straight in competition, and if it does anything it will work from left to right (fade).
Do you use any training aids to work on your speed and power?
I don’t use any training aids for my swing, just hard training in the gym (REPS Golf) to develop speed/power, and work on efficient golf swing mechanics when I’m hitting balls.
Do you do any other types of training to drive it further?
REPS Golf is the fitness program I’m putting together that builds athleticism and rotational power in the training environment. It’s still under construction at the moment but we’ll be putting gout content soon.
Is there any particular bit of advice you would give the regular amateur for him or her to hit the ball longer?
Advice – club head speed is dictate by the speed of the arms. If the body beats the arms down…
Read the rest of what Jeff has to say about the Long Drive in the October 2015 Monthly Handicap Improver here: