December 16, 2022
World long-drive champion Kyle Berkshire broke the TrackMan ball velocity file with a 236.2 mph missile on Thursday evening.
Kyle Berkshire has some critical velocity.
The 2-time World Lengthy Drive champ cruises at over 145 mph of clubhead velocity, and his longest drive in competitors topped out at virtually 500 yards. (You learn that appropriately.) He’s presently No. 1 within the World Lengthy Drive rankings, and there are few mashers within the recreation who can match his uncooked energy.
On Thursday, Berkshire added one other mind-bending accolade to his listing of achievements.
In a velocity coaching session attended by GOLF.com, Berkshire broke the TrackMan ball-speed file with a Herculean smash that topped out at 236.2 mph. The quantity is the best ever recorded on a TrackMan simulator.
However even that quantity doesn’t fulfill Berkshire.
“Actually, it’s irritating as a result of I believe I topped out at 158.9 [mph],” he stated. “I in all probability had 238 [mph] within the tank. I simply didn’t fairly center it.”
Much more spectacular? Berkshire hit 236.2 mph of ball velocity three separate occasions in the course of the coaching session, and he averaged 231.8 mph throughout 70 swings.
“I simply didn’t have that freak ball the place I smoked one and swung actually quick on the identical time,” Berkshire stated. “You’ve kinda received to get that to line up. I haven’t had that in a pair periods, but it surely’s gonna occur. Any session now I may go [237 or 238 mph], but it surely’s a brand new TrackMan private file by over a mile an hour for me.”
Berkshire has at all times been a freak in the case of Lengthy Drive numbers, and this session was additional proof of simply how good he actually is.
“It’s nice to go 236.2, however we’ve received extra within the tank,” he stated.
Try beneath for an inventory of how far Berkshire hits all of his golf equipment within the bag.
MembershipYards62 degree100-11058 degree120-13054 degree130-140PW150-1659-iron170-1858-iron190-2057-iron205-2206-iron220-2355-iron235-2504-iron250-2653-iron265-2802-iron280-2951-iron300-315“Play” driver360-380“Lengthy” driver380-400
Zephyr Melton is an assistant editor for GOLF.com the place he spends his days running a blog, producing and enhancing. Previous to becoming a member of the workforce at GOLF.com, he attended the College of Texas adopted by stops with Group USA, the Inexperienced Bay Packers and the PGA Tour. He assists on all issues instruction and covers novice and ladies’s golf.