As of now paul slater holds the record for the longest distance, 470. Long drive is a competitive sport where success is derived by hitting a golf ball the farthest by driving. Choose from discmanias pd2, fd, or p2 all on discmanias coveted milky white sline plastic. Impress your friends by breaking or inventing your own disc golf world records on. The 6 best ultradistance drivers best disc golf discs. There are literally thousands of choices when it comes to selecting a disc golf driver. Saturday afternoon at the high desert distance challenge, simon lizotte became the first in the world to throw a disc golf disc over 900 feet. Current world record holding disc golf discs posted on january 26, 2018 april 3, 2018 by bart bird site manager disc golf discs used to set world records are clearly discs that are capable of delivering the highest levels of performance.
Im talking about disc golfers who have broken disc golf distance records and been able to throw their discs ridiculously far. One day, i will break the world record with this disc. On 25 september 1974, a 64yearold man called mike austin is recorded to have driven a golf ball 515 yards from the tee on a las vegas golf course. The ddx set the disc golf world on fire during the summer of 2016 with a hot release that was highly anticipated. Things to consider when you are choosing a golf disc. Innova valkyrie the valk used to be a world distance record holder, but is now considered a fairway driver by many professional disc golfers. But what makes the world record holding discs so special, and can they help you improve your game in this analysis well detail each of the current world record holding discs, explain what features allow them to perform at such a high level, and help define. The valkyrie can be used by players of all skill levels.
The destroyer also carries the proven glideturnfade rating of 5 that has been used to produce the three longest disc golf drives of all time. Who hit the longest golf drive ever as golf club technology advances, players are driving the ball straighter, farther and with more consistency off the tee. One of the most popular drivers in the world, the valkyrie held the world distance record for a decade. A used disc could be launched into the woods countless times and survive tree hits, dogs playing tugofwar, dogs chewing the discs etc. Complements of its incredible speed and glide, i used it to throw a mens distance world record of 836 feet. Wiggins tops 1100 feet to smash wfdf distance record ultiworld. The distance records were pushed farther and farther by discs like the. Bbc news why has the longest golf drive record not been broken.
Its easily my go to distance driver, especially on a wide open fairway. Im not sure how true this is, but this allows for a great explanation for the ddxs flight pattern that is enjoyed by players of all skill levels. Professional long drivers can average over 356 yards 320 m in competition, compared with 305 yard 274 m averages from the top pga tour drivers and 225 yards 201 m for an average amateur. He has been noted for holding the disc golf distance world record on several occasions. With wind whipping at the distance course outside of las vegas, nevada, david wiggins jr, shattered the record with a new world record throw of. And if the disc we just bought doesnt do it for us, theres sure to be another out soon with the promise of legendary distance. Til the guinness world record for most disc golf holes played in 24 hours is 2,900 set by michael sale in 2014. Bbc news why has the longest golf drive record not been. Our dedicated staff of disc fanatics are eager to help instore, online, or by phone. Some shots in competitions surpass 400 yards 366 m. The 8 most popular professional disc golf discs posted on january 20, 2018 december, 2018 by bart bird site manager weve looked into the bags of the top 15 professional disc golf players as ranked by the professional disc golf association, or pdga to find the discs most commonly used by the best players in the world. Placing an understable driver against an overstable driver on a flat surface will normally see the leading edge of the understable disc slide underneath the leading edge of the overstable disc. The short cut many seek for disc golf distance is, you guessed it, buying a magical disc that will leap out of our hand and fly forever.
Mar 29, 2016 on the third and final day at the high desert distance challenge, david wiggins jr. We work with leading global brands and businesses to break world records as part of bespoke marketing campaigns. Lots of customers will grab one to use for ultimate or as a recreational catch disc, and give your store disc sports cred. I bought my first innova disc around 10 years ago and have purchased many more over the years. Currently holds the distance world record 338 meters thrown by david wiggins jr. Golf has many different types of equipment such as golf clubs, golf balls, golf shoes, golf bags, and many others. Mike austin holds the world record for the longest drive in professional play, driving 515 yards at the winterwood golf course in las vegas, nevada in 1974, blasting it 65 yards past the flag on the par4 fifth. The valkyrie is great for beginners because it will. I use this disc for long range straight, stable driver and longer turn over shots, it also makes a great long distance roller. Its official lizottes new world records professional. Those are the nominees for the infinite discs best disc golf disc.
Distance of the longest driven golf ball the physics. Distance drivers avery jenkins disc golf world champion. Not only is it the new world record, it was the first time someone has thrown a mini over 500 feet. How to find the best disc golf driver for distance duration. New world record professional disc golf association.
Great disc choice for sidearm or backhand throwers. Xs, distance driver, null the xs is one of our most popular models, and was the 2001 world distance record holder at 712 feet. Doug mcmanaman balanced a golf driver on a golf ball held in three fingers for three minutes, 22. Often, players on the pga tour, such as tiger woods, build their game arou. Discraft threepack driver, midrange, putter discraft deluxe pack two drivers, midrange, putter and disc golf bag if you prefer to handcraft your selections, below are some suggestions for various individual drivers, mids and puttapproach discs to get you started. Official flying disc world records world flying disc federation. Best disc golf distance drivers infinite discs blog. Nov 09, 2018 it disrupted the market with a similar flight in the now popular swedish plastic blends, and now the trespass has become a household disc golf name. Check out some of the coolest and quirkiest golf driver world records and videos. Simon lizotte sets two disc golf distance world records all. How to choose golf discs for beginners discraft disc golf. Holding the unofficial world record of the longest golf drive yards. Plastic type kun once you have found the right type of disc, you can choose the plastic type.
Millennium will continue to build the hyzerbomb discs brand through the manufacturing and distribution of quality golf discs and helping to support touring pros through tour series and signature series disc models. I keep one in my bag for long distance backhand drives and sidearms. Disc golf uk lead designer original poster 3 points 4 years ago thanks auriyon found a link in his history at 190 meters so around 624 as the current world record. The innova boss is a truly a world record breaking disc. This is a fast stable driver that can handle full power throws and moderate headwinds. Innova disc golf pro shop champion boss the choice of. Carter ahrens 62411 u distance world record disc golf. Golf driver world records world records recordsetter. Check out some of the coolest and quirkiest disc golf world records and videos. When it returned to earth, spotters confirmed the disc had traveled 836 255m and had broken the world distance record.
Simon lizotte sets two disc golf distance world records. The 8 most popular professional disc golf discs best disc. Simon launched an innova mini driver 527 crushing the old record by over. David wiggins jr used a 154 gram rpro boss to set the world record 338 m 1108. His golf swing, known as the mike austin swing, is practiced and taught by current golf professionals. The four numbers on a disc golf disc are a flight ratings system that represent the true characteristics of a disc golf disc as it flies through the air, including the speed, glide, turn, and fade of the disc. On friday, april th, 16 year old david wiggins, jr. Disc golf uk lead designer original poster 3 points 4 years ago thanks auriyon found a link in his history at 190 meters so around 624 as the current world record impressive distance mr cortella. Star wraith a very fast, ultra long range distance driver that maximizes distance shots. The ddx is rumored to have been created by combining a destroyer top and a tern bottom.
When i retired a disc from playing golf, they became my dogs favorite toys and were indestructible. On a breezy day in colorado, tristan tanner went out into a field and did something big. If youre not already an avid player and are shopping for the first time, we know. The destroyer is currently the single most popular professional distance driver, and is the signature driver for 4x pdga world champion, paul mcbeth. I can sidearm this disc about 400 feet on a pea rod with some slight fade to the right sidearm is opposite fade at the end of the drive. Millennium golf discs has been powering hyzerbomb discs since 20, and is now the sole owner and operator of the brand. They differ in brand, color, size, shape, and weight. Saturday the focused moved to the full sized discs with the goal of breaking david wiggins record of 836 feet 255 meters. Todays fast paced world has us all looking for shortcuts. World flying disc federation wfdf, david wiggins jr.
Brinster won the 20 united states disc golf championship, beers won the 2017 memorial championship, and rahmani set a world record for womens distance at 531. Let our team help engage your audience through unforgettable moments of sheer amazement and wonder, whilst delivering bottomline results. Jan 20, 2018 the 8 most popular professional disc golf discs posted on january 20, 2018 december, 2018 by bart bird site manager weve looked into the bags of the top 15 professional disc golf players as ranked by the professional disc golf association, or pdga to find the discs most commonly used by the best players in the world. Disc selection guide innovastore disc golf online store.
Disc golf discs used to set world records are clearly discs that are capable of delivering the highest levels of performance. It is available in a wide range of weights which makes it a great choice for players of all skill levels. The majority of the profits from this sale go to fund simons continued world domination. The boss has a slight high speed turn to help maximize distance with a predictable fade. Other disc golf world records and acesholes in one are not tracked by the pdga and could largely be considered hearsay. A small but dedicated talent base of golfers populate the world of longdrive, with the top talent competing professionally in various events and exhibitions.
Tanner said he had a 25 mph tailwind and was using a. On friday, simon also set a new world record with his very first throw of the day. The 8 most popular professional disc golf discs best. The world record recognized and sanctioned by guinness world records as the longest drive in a competition on flat ground is 458 yards 419. The game of golf is played on open green grass called a golf course. Distance of the longest driven golf ball the physics factbook. A record that had stood untouched for nearly a decade. The blizzard boss is the farthest flying disc on the market today. The record setting disc was a 157gram blizzard boss. I am pretty new to disc golf but i played a lot of ultimate and was a baseball player. The record for the longest golf drive has stood unbeaten for 35 years and was achieved with a wooden club, so have three decades of improving golfing technology failed to make an impression. Complete guide to the disc golf discs holding each of the major world records, including a detailed analysis of how and why they provide such. Impress your friends by breaking or inventing your own golf driver world records on.
Congratulations on setting a new world record, and putting the bar a little higher for others to shoot for. Its official lizottes new world records professional disc golf. Lizotte is currently sponsored by discmania golf discs. Current 5 world record holding discs best disc golf discs. A new world record for the longest drive ever hit by a female golfer was set on july 25 in colorado when world long drive went into the rockies for the mile high showdown. Our familyowned business has been proudly serving flying disc enthusiasts from around the world since 1976. Easy to throw, especially for beginner to midlevel players. So, if you have information concerning one of the categories listed or, if you have a new category, send the info to. Most golf courses consist of eighteen holes, but some have nine. On the third and final day at the high desert distance challenge, david wiggins jr. Disc golf bags are the number one disc golf accessory. See the new world record for the longest drive ever hit by. When planning a wholesale disc golf purchase, buyers often forget about discrafts best seller of all time.1118 1474 690 896 1077 85 1297 810 250 1201 140 589 2 978 43 269 495 861 759 367 1393 381 858 812 37 341 1334 768 180 1053 1379 546 1290