The 2019 World Long Drive season got off to a record-breaking start at the Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun outside of Phoenix, Arizona on April 16th.
With the wind whipping at 20 miles per hour, New Zealand’s Phillis Meti bested Alexis Belton in the women’s final by breaking her own world record.
The defending Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun and Volvik World Long Drive champ Meti beat her own world record by seven yards with a 413-yard bomb on her sixth ball.
413 YARDS FROM @PhillisMeti!!! ARE. YOU. KIDDING. ME!?!?!
— World Long Drive (@WorldLongDrive) April 16, 2019
What’s even more incredible is that Meti, who plays the Tour Edge Exotics EXS Driver, had already bested her world record on the drive prior.
“It hasn’t really even sunk in,” Meti said, according to GolfChannel.com. “I didn’t even think that was possible. That’s probably the fastest I’ve ever swung it to be honest. Hopefully, I can stay on this path and keep riding the rollercoaster for the rest of the season.”
Meti’s world-record swing clocked in with 127 MPH clubhead speed and a 182 MPH ball speed with a 117-foot height apex.
“Congratulations to Phillis once again on her amazing accomplishment,” Tour Edge President and Master Club Designer David Glod said. “To have Phillis and the Exotics EXS Driver, a driver that we named the pound for pound best in the market, set two new world records against all the other drivers using the same golf ball, is just amazing.
“We knew Phillis loved the driver head and that she would represent with some big numbers, but the numbers she put up with EXS just blew away the competition.
“The EXS driver is a $299 driver that has now won numerous awards and that has been put into play on the PGA Tours, but this takes the cake. For Phillis to hit 408 and 413 and produce those kinds of ball speed numbers means that she is an extremely great long driver and that the EXS driver is the perfect fit and the perfect driver for her quest to become the world’s greatest.”