I was the only senior who was given a special exemption to the world long drive championships in October.
I have some serious training to do. Mostly getting in shape and learning to “swing hard” again. My max swing right now is only about 80-85%. The analogy I give is a 95 mph fireballer shows up to spring training and starts out at 80 mph and works his way up to 95 for the season.
I am in spring training now. My max is about 125 mph of club speed and that only produces about 180-185 mph of ball speed (Legit Trackman numbers).
The other problem is I am not in good enough shape to last multiple rounds of warming up, swinging hard and cooling down. I would break down physically.
I don’t think I will have a problem getting to 130+ and and 195-205 mph which puts me right in the ball park of the elite senior long drivers.
I am also heading out next week to work with Frank again. The hope is that it will be in Bethesda.