Mike Austin holds the world record for the longest drive in professional play, driving 515 yards at the Winterwood Golf Course in Las Vegas, Nevada in 1974, blasting it 65 yards past the flag on the par-4 fifth.
His golf swing, known as The Mike Austin Swing, is practiced and taught by current golf professionals.
What is considered a long drive in golf?
Professional long drivers can average over 356 yards (320 m) in competition, compared with 305 yard (274 m) averages from the top PGA Tour drivers and 225 yards (201 m) for an average amateur. Some shots in competitions surpass 400 yards (366 m).
What is Dustin Johnson’s longest drive?
Dustin Johnson hit a 489-yard drive at the WGC-Dell Match Play event — the longest ever recorded on the PGA Tour.
How far can you drive a golf ball?
Here’s an interesting fact: While PGA Tour pros hit their drives anywhere from 280 yards to 320 yards on average, and LPGA Tour pros hit their drives from 230 to 270 yards on average, most recreational golfers, according to Golf Digest, average somewhere around 195-205 yards with their drivers.
Is a 300 yard drive good?
This may come as shock to you, but 270 to 300 yards is a long way! The average drive on the PGA Tour isn’t 300 yards. If some guys on the PGA Tour can’t hit it 300 yards – you can’t either.