I have to say, I haven’t actually watched much of the Remax Long Drive in years past. Something about not really caring anymore by the time they aired it over two months after the fact. Kind of hard to get pumped about a competition when you already know what happened.
Last night was different, and a treat. I missed the first half-hour so I got to fast-forward through all the build-up and get right into the swinging by the time I sat down.
Mike Dunaway was honored last week at the opening of the 2013 Remax World Long Drive Championship.
Mike of course is the most famous of Mike Austin’s students, but many don’t know how instrumental Dunaway was to the sport of long driving. Many don’t know that the Callaway Big Bertha technology was developed in the 80’s with Dunaway as the company’s tester. His feedback led directly to the Big Bertha.
He was also the inspiration for Art Sellinger, founder of Long Drivers of America.
The funny thing is that Ryan Winther is (in just my opinion, and I don’t want to jinx the guy) a huge favorite anyways going into October’s Remax Long Drive Championship.
He’s setting club, ball and carry distance records almost daily, for crying out loud, and he likely really only has to stay healthy and remember where the competition is being held to take another title.
Originally posted at DJ Watts Golf on October 31, 2012
I was just looking at Ryan Winther(Winner 2012 Remax Long Drive) and see some things that are very similar in the way I myself swing a club.
Not everyone looks the same when they swing, even using the same technical principles. This is because of infinite variations between any two people (even two relatively the same size) in weight, strength, agility, athletic aptitude, etc.