Maurice Allen (World Long Drive Association)
Batavia, IL USA— World records aren’t just being broken at the 2012 Olympic games in London. Maurice Allen, professional long drive competitor, recently set the Guinness world record for driver ball speed.
In the Full Swing simulator at America’s Golf outlet in Orlando Florida, Allen swung an Exotics XCG5 fairway wood that bested the current record of 204 mph ball speed set with a driver.
That’s right he broke driver ball speed record using a fairway wood. Allen’s shot produced a whopping ball speed of 211 mph. The Guinness world record for fastest golf drive with a
driver was previously held by Jason Zuback who on January 1, 2007 hit a drive that generated a ball speed of 204 mph.
“Allen’s shot is a remarkable feat because he beat Zuback’s record by 7 mph using a fairway wood” says.
Andy Harris, Tour Edge Golf’s PGA Tour representative. “Allen’s incredible shot produced a stunningly long 347 yard 3-wood hit with 336 yards of carry. That’s longer than PGA Tour players hit their driver.
At 30 years of age, Maurice is only 5’ 8” tall and 185 lbs. but he generates an incredible 160 mph of club speed. A goal setter by nature, Maurice has aspirations to play on the PGA Tour. He hopes to play in a few PGA Tour Monday qualifiers next year with his eye set on attending the PGA Tour’s Q-school in 2013. In the meantime, Maurice will compete in the ReMax Long Drive Nationals, the International Long Drive Challenge, and the Aldila Match Play in Switzerland in hopes of setting some more records.
Maurice Allen has a sponsorship contract with Volvik Inc. which is South Korea based golf ball manufacturer. Maurice Allen will be sponsored their hats, bags, and golf balls either.