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Max Homa Hits Longest Drive Ever on the PGA Tour…But Nobody Will Ever See It

Record-Breaking Drive

US Ryder Cup star Max Homa made history at The Sentry in Hawaii over the weekend with a record-breaking drive. Homa, 33, hit a stunning 477-yard drive on the 7th hole, making it the longest drive EVER on the PGA Tour.

A Missed Opportunity

Unfortunately, Homa's incredible accomplishment went unseen by fans across the globe. The event was not recorded on camera, meaning nobody will ever witness the momentous shot.

The Perfect Shot

Homa's remarkable drive took place on a downhill par-4 hole, with the ball continuing to roll and roll before ending up just 43 yards from the hole. The distance was confirmed as the longest in the PGA Tour's Shotlink era, surpassing Davis Love III's previous record of 476 yards.

A Tongue-in-Cheek Response

After the game, Homa took to X (formerly Twitter) to share his lighthearted reaction to the feat. He joked, "For it being uphill into the wind with no roll, I was pretty proud of this one."

A Course of Long Drives

The Sentry has become known for its long drives, with three of the top five longest drives in PGA Tour history occurring at this course. Homa's downhill drive played right into his hands, as he had the advantage of playing downwind.

A Missed Moment

Despite Homa's achievement and holding the record for the longest drive in PGA Tour competition, only a few people had the chance to witness it. Homa himself will be unable to relive the moment as there is no recorded footage of the event.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best way to maintain my golf club?

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To improve your golf swing, you need to practice good technique and receive professional instruction. Beginner’s stance, posture, and grip are all fundamentals. It is essential to achieve a balanced stance with your feet shoulder-width apart, grip the club correctly with neither too tight nor too loose a hold, and maintain a posture that allows for a fluid swing. Slow motion practice will help you understand the different components of your swing, including the clubface alignment and point of contact. Work with a coach to receive personalized feedback, and spend time driving or on the practice range to refine your technique. Consistency, not power, is the key.

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Statistics

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  • Over 35% of new golfers express the desire to play more rounds after experiencing their first full 18-hole game.
  • Junior golf programs have seen an increase in participation by approximately 20% over the past decade, indicating growing interest among younger players.
  • About 85% of golf instructors recommend that new players focus on short game skills as an effective way to reduce their scores.
  • Roughly 60% of golfers who maintain a handicap index see an improvement in their scores year over year.
  • Beginner golfers who invest in at least five professional lessons reduce their handicap by an average of 30% faster than those who do not seek instruction.
  • Golfers who use a golf-specific fitness program can increase their drive distance by an average of 15 yards, benefitting their overall game.

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How To

How To Prepare for Your First Golf Tournament

The preparation for a golf event involves mental and physical preparedness. Learn the tournament rules, format and course layout before the event. Make sure that all your accessories are in order, including markers and tees. Spend extra time practicing shots you anticipate needing for the specific course. Arrive early and register to get comfortable. Warm-up exercises should include stretching, hitting the balls and putting practice. Be sure to stay hydrated, fed, and keep a positive outlook throughout the entire tournament.