It sounded like a fun idea on paper: Give two-time World Long Drive champion Kyle Berkshire a 2-iron and attempt to best him with driver in a long drive contest. What could possibly go wrong? During a recent trip to Austin, Texas, GOLF.com colleague Andrew Tursky and I watched on as Berkshire uncorked a tee shot with a custom Cobra King Forged Tec 1-iron that traveled over 300 yards.
“That’s nothing,” said his father Bill, a former Secret Service agent. “When he first got that club, I watched him hit it over 380 yards.”
A 380-yard 1-iron?! Tursky and I were toast — even if Berkshire was being kind and grabbing 2-iron for the competition. (It should be noted that Berkshire, thankfully, obliterated his 1-iron just moments before the competition.)
What we didn’t expect was an interesting turn of events that afforded us a glimmer of hope against the champ. Was it enough of an opening to wrest the crown away?
You’ll have to check out the video to find out.
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