Long drive champion’s drive goes a hilarious distance on a simulator
The simulator hole was over 450 yards.
The simulator 30-row-deep, gray bleachers were about 25 yards behind the hole.
The simulator ball was about 75 yards behind the bleachers.
A 555-yard simulator drive.
Five. Hundred. And. Fifty. Five. Yards.
“Oh my God,” Joe Miller said as the ball began to fall.
Oh my, Joe Miller.
In a video he recently shared on his social media accounts, the 2010 and 2016 long drive champion long-drove the simulated 18th hole at Wentworth Golf Club in England, site of the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship. Or long-drove over it. He uncorked the drive into the simulator. It went over the trees on the right.
“There we go, mate,” a man in the background said. “There we go.”
The ball, marked by a yellow line, carried the trees. It carried the green. It carried the bleachers.
It carried 528 yards.
“Five-hundred-and-twenty-eight,” the man in the background yelled.
It rolled another 27 yards.
“Five-hundred-and-fifty-five,” the man in the background yelled.
Long. But not his longest. Miller’s website says his longest drive in a competition is 474 yards. And 560 out of competition.
“Easy par from there,” Miller said as the video ended.
“Problem is you have just hit a kid waiting for an autograph and a photo,” European Tour pro Andrew “Beef” Johnston joked in response to seeing where the ball landed.