Callaway XHOT 2 440 cc 3.1 degrees of loft, xxxphlexxx liquid 2 xx shaft
Callaway Golf, Xxxphlexxx golf shafts and Tornado Tees
Long Drive: 2013 First Coast Classic and Tennessee Shootout Champion, 2011 6th place finish for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship and 2014 Regional Champion of RWLDC.
Golf: 2006 PSAC medalist and player of the year, 2009, 2011, 2012 and 2014 US Open Sectional qualifier
What is your longest drive in competition?
448 Yards during the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship
What were the conditions of the drive?
Dry desert air. (30 yards longer than anyone else in my group that round)
What are the fastest swing speeds you’ve recorded on a Swing Speed Radar and/or Trackman?
146 mph was recorded at this past years RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships on Trackman with 218 mph ball speed.
What lead you to choose your particular equipment specifications?
Callaway has a great product and I was fortunate to have them add me to their kings of long drive team, which is a group of 20 of the world’s longest hitters. The Eli Callaway performance center was an amazing experience and from my testing there the fitters were able to build clubs specific to my swing.
Do you favor a particular shot shape to hit it long?
Depending on the weather and turf conditions I will hit the shot needed to get those extra yards. My best drives are fairly straight.
Do you use any training aids to work on your speed and power?
No. I focus more on solid contact and proper mechanics rather than fast swing speeds that provide inconsistent results.
Do you do any other types of training to drive it further?
Yoga and core exercises. Long drive is a sport like no other in that many different body types and sizes can hit the ball far but what I have found is its important to remain an athlete.
Is there any particular bit of advice you would give the regular amateur for him or her to hit the ball longer?
Driver technology has come a long way over the last few years and with the ability to now fit equipment to…
Read the rest of what Justin has to say about the Long Drive in the March 2015 Monthly Handicap Improver here: