Sandra Carlborg Long Drive Q&A | Swing Man Golf

Age:                                      32

Height:                               5’9”, 175 cm

Driver Specs:

6.5-8 lofted Callaway XR Driver, Speeder X-flex shaft

Sponsors:

Callaway, High Definition Golf, Flightscope, Crosssportswear, Ecco, Par Skincare, Carlborg konsult, inkassokontroll, Bolagsstiftarna, Kema, Audi, Borjessonsbil, Kpskylt

Special Accomplishments:

  • 4-time World Long Drive Champion – 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • World International Long Drive Champion 2009
  • World Record: 391.3 yards

What is your longest drive in competition?

391.2 yards (357.7 m) – World Record

What were the conditions of the drive?

Good! 25-degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) and nice wind. It was in Sweden at a competition in Orresta in 2009.

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

117.5 mph on Trackman last year at the world championship. It was the first time they have measure at a competition! 119 mph in Flightscope when I practice a few weeks ago.

What lead you to choose your particular equipment specifications?

I have played Geek Golf since I start with long driving in 2008. Last year I switch to Callaway.

Now I have my own Flightscope. That makes it easy to see which setup is the best!

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

I just hit as hard as a can. 🙂

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

I work out at the gym so I don’t get any injures. It’s important also to work on flexibility so you don’t get stiff! I would say, it’s perfect to do a little bit of everything, gym, yoga and running!

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

I focus to hold my body strong so I can have a controlled and healthy swing. I also hit in my HD simulator and use my Flightscope, they are two very good tools when I practice!

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

Have a strong stance. Slow down the back swing. Most of the golfers lose their power in the back swing! If you are slow…

Read the rest of what Sandra has to say about the Long Drive in the August 2016 Monthly Handicap Improver here:
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