PUMA Tour Staff | Kyle Berkshire

2023 World Long Drive Champion

Kyle looks like somebody who could hit the ball a long way. At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, he has the athletic frame to produce an immense amount of clubhead speed. But Berkshire's game is more than just pure speed. An accomplished junior golfer, Berkshire earned a golf scholarship to the University of North Texas and discovered that the natural speed he produced in his swing could be channeled into the sport of competitive long drive. By April 2017, Kyle had hit the longest confirmed drive in competition—474 yards and moved into the top 50 in the world rankings. Since then Kyle has had an accomplished Long Drive career, culminating in winning the men’s 2019 and 2021 World Long Drive Championship. In 2023, Kyle set a new record for the longest golf drive ever at 579.63 yards and then won the 2023 World Championship.