Back in June 2005, Baden Waiwai and Kate Chadwick broke two New
Zealand Long Drive records in one weekend using SMT Golf's 455 Deep
Baden Waiwai captured the Men's Open Division with a drive of 383.44
m, which was 40 meters past the next closest competitor. Kate Chadwick
dominated the Junior Girls Division in similar fashion with her
455 Deep Bore when she drove the ball 241.15 m.
And it seems that SMT 455 Deep Bore has struck again. This time
at World Championship level.
New Zealand first time long drive competitor, 19 year-old Phillis
Meti, has just nailed the 2006 Womens World Long Drive championship
in Nevada with a drive of 326.45 yards. And she hit is with, guess
what, an SMT 455 Deep Bore with Accuflex shaft. This makes Phillis
the youngest woman in the world to ever win this coveted title.
Her drive was 44 yards longer than her closest rival.
The impressive statistics of SMT did not stop there. It seems that
ALL of the world championship competitiors were playing with SMT;
none being paid to do so. Is the World Long Drive Championship fast
becoming an SMT Driving Match Play competition?
And with all this grip and rip, not one club head broke during
It's easy to be impressed with the performance of these competitors,
but let's not forget those skilled professional golf club fitters.
For Braden and Kate it was Warren Smith of Smith's Golf in New
Smith, SMT Golf's Master Distributor in New Zealand, has been a
long time supporter of the SMT brand and has worked with several
International Long Drive Champions over the years.
Whilst the fitter of Phillis's club is not known to us, she openly
credits NZ Long Drive champion Davyn Nola for his support and advice
during the compeition.
SMT Golf's 455 Deep Bore Driver seems to accumulating an impressive
list of accolades over the past 4 years. When you put the right
club combination into the hands of such talented competitors like
this there's no telling what kind of greatness they'll be able to
achieve. Congratulations to all three of them what an amazing weekend."
And it seems when you put the club in the hands of greatness, nothing
SMT Golf is based in Oswego, Illinois. For more information about
SMT Golf products, visit their website at www.SMTGolf.com
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