Age:                                  29

Height:                           5’11

Driver Specs:

49” (LDA)  7.5* Callaway Big Bertha

Sponsors:

  • XXXplex Shafts
  • Hirzl Gloves
  • FitAid Power Drinks
  • Tornado Tee

Special Accomplishments:

  • 2013 World Long Drive Champion
  • 2014 and 2015 Runner Up
  • 4X International Long Drive Champion

What is your longest drive in competition?

331 Yards with a Krank 6* Driver

What were the conditions of the drive?

I was in Sweden, Moderate to Humid Conditions. Lower ball flight with lots of roll. In June in doesn’t really get dark there so we were competing around 6pm.

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

Trackman clocked me at 118 mph in 2013 as well as in 2015

What lead you to choose your particular equipment specifications?

There are so many choices for excellent equipment whether its in long drive or golf. I choose the equipment I hit because it fits my training, ability and style which changes and improves with the opportunities and changes in our sport.

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

In 2013, I won with a high baby fade, but more often than not, a medium high draw is a more desired shot shape for me personally because I feel like I can get more roll.

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

I have a personal trainer who helps me get faster using TRX and kettle bells, weight belts and rubber bands.  The golf swing fan, and the Skilz whip stick.

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

I stay active, and stretched out. I use a foam roller and softball to release muscles that get knotted up.

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

For the regular golfer I would recommend getting lessons.  I would recommend improving ball contact, and then working on speed.  I would recommend small and accurate…

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