The longest verified drive of a golf ball in a competition was 515 feet on September 25th, 1974 by Mike Austin.
Long drive is a competitive sport where success is derived by hitting a golf ball the farthest by driving. A small but dedicated talent base of golfers populate the world of Long-Drive, with the top talent competing professionally in various events and exhibitions.
Mike Dobbyn is an American professional power golf driver who holds the world record for the longest recorded drive in history at 551 yards or 504 meters. In regular professional golf, the hardest hitters average just over 300 yards. However, although his longest drive is 551 yards, most of hits range between 350 and 450 yards. He has a considerable physical advantage over many of the other drivers, with a height of 6'8" and weight of 310-5 pounds. He won the 2007 World Long Drive Championships and has reached the finals on three occasions but has been beaten by rival Jamie Sadlowski (5'10" and 165-8 pounds) twice in 2008 and 2009.