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.
How far is Tiger Woods Longest Drive?
Tiger Woods blasted a 498-yard drive on the 18th at Kapalua during the 2002 Tournament of Champions, which remains the longest drive in PGA Tour history recorded by ShotLink.
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 do pro golfers drive the 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.
Who is the shortest hitter on the PGA Tour?
Shortest Hitter: David Toms
Dustin Johnson, the tour’s biggest bomber, averaged 317.7 yards per drive for 2014-2015.