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.
Who can hit a golf ball the farthest?
The world record recognized by Guinness World Records as the longest drive in a competition is 516 yards (472 m) by 64-year-old Mike Austin in 1974 at the US Senior National Open Qualifier with a 43.5″ steel shafted persimmon wood driver.
How far does Tiger Woods 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.
How far does Dustin Johnson Drive?
The longest drive recorded on the PGA Tour since 2010 belongs – no surprise – to Dustin Johnson. The 2016 U.S. Open champion is perennially one of the longest drivers on the PGA Tour.
How far do professional 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.