Long Drive Q&A With Jason Eslinger Professional Long Driver | Swing Man Golf

Age: 31
Height: 6’2
Weight: 245

Driver Specs:

5* Krank F7
48” XX shaft

Sponsors:

• Krank Golf
• Kicker Audio

Special Accomplishments:

• 3 LDA Tour Wins
• Top 8 Finish at the 2015 World Long Drive Championship
• Top 16 Finish at the 2016 WLDC

What is your longest drive in competition?

447 yards

What were the conditions of the drive?

I have hit the same exact yardage twice. Once in Oklahoma City, OK and the other was in Falls City, NE. I don’t recall the conditions. I am sure both were up hill and into the wind. Haha

What are the fastest swing speeds you’ve recorded on a Swing Speed Radar and/or Trackman?

146.8 on TrackMan® earlier in 2017. I hit 148 on FlightScope Golf in 2015

What lead you to choose your particular equipment specifications?

A lot of trial and error. Testing on launch monitors has really taken my equipment to the next level. I know exactly what I am going to get out of each driver if I put a good swing on it.

Do you favor a particular shot shape to hit it long?

I see a lot of my shots flying straight. I don’t like a lot of curve on the ball so if I can hit a solid straight ball that falls a little left I know I am going to be tough to beat.

Do you use any training aids to work on your speed and power?

I use a training aid called the SpeedBall which is made by a company called Tour Tempo.

Do you do any other types of training to drive it further?

I enjoy physical fitness so I do a lot of weight lifting, medicine ball work, and plyometrics.

Is there any particular bit of advice you would give the regular amateur for him or her to hit the ball longer?

I would say the number one thing would be to learn how to hit up on the golf ball with a driver. A lot of amateurs hit down on the golf ball creating a lot of spin which in return equals shorter distances.

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