Golf: The Art of the Long Drive


NOT getting your drives out there 300 metres or so any more?…..yeah right.

Two time world Long Drive champion Jamie Sadlowski is making his professional tournament debut this week and put on a clinic for those looking for a little more off the tee.

The 28 year old Canadian is playing in the 2016 BNI Indonesian Masters at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club and had some simple tips on driving – maybe even appropriate for those of us who on a good day hope to get their drives past an Adam Scott six iron.

During his demonstration Sadlowski  wowed spectators by driving a ball through a one-inch wooden board. The ball then continued for a further two hundred yards.

“You’ve got to tee it up high,” Sadlowski suggested.

“Keep your head behind the ball, swing and hit the ball up. People tend to tee it too low and end up slicing the shot as they hit down on it”, he said.

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Long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski demonstrating how to hit a driver. If he just took that one inch think wooden board away from in front of him we reckon he would hit it much further. Photo Credits: 2016 Indonesian Masters


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Brian is an award winning golf writer and is the founder and editor of Australian Senior Golfer. He is a former Sydney journalist who had little interest in golf till he hit his first ball at the age of 49 (and a half). Since then golf has just about overtaken his life. Brian founded ASG in April 2008 and has since covered every Australian Open, Presidents Cups, World Cups and numerous other big men’s and women’s tournaments, spending days inside the ropes with the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Tom Watson, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Adam Scott, Jason Day, Karrie Webb, and many others. He has also played in, and reported on, numerous amateur tournaments, particularly senior and veteran events, around the country. Brian is a member of the Australian Golf Media Association and won the award for Best News Report for 2016 - 2017


  1. His tip sounds like so simple because I don’t think just “Keep your head behind the ball, swing and hit the ball up” and you can get a long driving, or a long tee to be in specific. As far as I know, the length of the shot definitely bases on some different elements like the calculated launch angle, clubhead speed, spin. Can you tell me more about that?

  2. Hi John. He was just keeping it simple with the basics for his audience. And in golf I reckon simple is good.
    It is all about clubhead speed and you can get as complicated as you like with things like calculating launch angles.

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