The Long Driving Team

I recently watched some “highlights” of the Long Driving Championship. It made me wince thinking about how Mike Austin would have reacted to it. Here’s a great clip with Mike telling a story of his long hitting days while impressing upon me the importance of tempo. Enjoy.

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9 thoughts on “The Long Driving Team

  1. Hello- When are you planning to set up the member’s site?

    Best regards,


  2. Chuck, at what point in the swing would you say that your right arm is fully extended?

  3. Hi Guys,

    I cannot watch the videos somehow. I cannot even see a link or something that would lead to a video. What am I doing wrong? many thanks Ray

  4. Hi BW,

    I straighten it. I don’t lock it but it straightens. I never try to maintain any flex unless I am on an uneven lie.
    The reasons are that (1) it becomes a post (or the hinge side of a door) If the post or hinge side isn’t straighten, you can’t easily swing the door around;
    (2) the straight leg (and now flexed lead leg) sets the angles – low lead hip, low lead shoulder – for the backswing.
    Hope that helps.

  5. Thanks Dave. Always great to hear from you. I hope to make it your way. I understand it’s beautiful country.
    Thought you would enjoy this post. It puts you right back to Studio City, doesn’t it?
    As you know, Mike often drew a crowd during a lesson – friends and those that enjoyed the great man’s wit, intelligence, and stories.
    You can hear the giggles in the background on this one. What fun.

  6. You never let me down when I see you in my inbox. Hope all’s well. I expect you to come to the Greenbrier Classic the first week in July. You’ll love my West Virginia.

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