30th Anniversary of Long Drive

On September 25, 1974 Mike Austin drove a ball 515 yards.

30 years ago today, Mike Austin set the world record for a drive in PGA competition.

On September 25, 1974 at the US National Senior’s Open Championship at Winterwood Course in Las Vegas, PGA pro Mike Austin drove the par 4, 450-yard fifth and rolled the ball 65 yards past the flagstick: a 515 yard drive. Austin, 64 at the time, used a steel-shafted, persimmon-headed club. Now 94 and living in Studio City, California, Austin still gives lessons.

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