Traditionally when we think of long drivers on the PGA tour, we always think of the high, heavily drawing ball flight that has been whipped through with an inside out path with a heavily rotating face to maximize distance. Most people think that the fade bias guys on the tour tend to be the slightly shorter, less aggressive and more controlled players. This year however one player in particular has dramatically altered peoples perception of what it takes to be a long hitter on the PGA Tour, Brooks Koepka. Brooks is one of the most powerful hitters on the tour ranking inside the top 10 in terms of driving distance, while also hitting 60% of his fairways. In his words “Trust me, it’s easier to knock the ball on with a 9-iron than it is with a middle iron”. But how does he generate so much power while also hitting a fade?
About the Author: Jamie McConnell
Originally from Co Meath, Ireland, Jamie McConnell moved to Dubai in 2013 to take up a full time coaching position at the Butch Harmon School of golf. As a full time teaching professional Jamie coaches both professionals and amateurs of varying abilities using the Harmon Family fundamentals to help them improve their game.