Have you ever seen this clip before?

Hehe, that was Mike Austin while he was hitting shots over the fence in the 1980s at Kirkwoods in Studio City, California prior to getting paralyzed by his stroke. Mike Austin, of course, is the man who hit a Guinness World Record 515-yard drive in the 1974 US National Senior Open.

Swing Man Golf is very excited to announce that the Austin estate has recently digitized a full length version of this extremly rare and vintage demonstration/instruction video.

"Mike Austin at Studio City" is a relatively short video at 34 minutes and 43 seconds, but it's super cool!

In the video, Mike demonstrates 133 mph driver shots from face-on, down-the-line, and behind viewpoints...and explains how to obtain power and elaborates on his 3 keys to hitting the ball long:

  • Weight Shift
  • Shoulder Turn
  • Hand Cock

Check out a couple screenshots:

A screenshot of Mike Austin explaining how his hands work through impact
A screenshot of Mike Austin explaining the full swing from a behind viewpoint

He also talks about Mike Dunaway and the 350 club, how he won Worlds in 1946 by averaging 320-yards/drive using artificial rubber balls made from cactus plants, as well as his record drive and the 2,500 spectators that witnessed it while following PGA Champion Chandler Harper and himself in the final pairing of the 1974 US National Senior Open.

Now...Austin wasn't known for being a good putter, however, he did have an excellent short game. In the latter part of the video, Mike even gets in to the short game.

A screenshot of Mike Austin demonstrating various short game shots

He covers the 3 no-weight-shift chips shots (1/8 shots for less than 20 yards, 1/4 shots for about 30 yards), and 3/8 shots for chip and runs).

He demonstrates the 1/2 stroke...basically a punch shot at 50% power.

He shows you how he hits his "bug lover" knock-down shot using his 8-iron (probably the same loft as today's 9-iron) to go 150 yards.

He then finishes it up with the "parachute" shot, a high soft pitch with lots of altitude or height.

You're gonna love it!

Watch a short preview clip below:

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NOTE: A portion of the proceeds of your purchase will go directly to the Austin Estate to support Mike's widow Tanya!

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In honor of Mike Austin’s memory, Swing Man Golf donates a portion of sales from Mike Austin videos to the stroke.org. In addition, we donate to other organizations such as kiva.org and Animal Rescue Sofia.