Kyle Berkshire: Professional Long DriverKyle Berkshire: Professional Long Driver

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Kyle Berkshire looks like somebody who could hit the ball a long way. At 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, he has the athletic frame to produce 145 miles per hour 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. It was in Denton, Texas that Kyle discovered that the natural speed he produced in his swing could be channeled into the sport of competitive long drive. Working with acclaimed instructor Bernie Najar, Berkshire began training to join the WLDA in early 2017. By April, Kyle had hit the longest confirmed drive in competition—474 yards, in Yucca Valley, Calif.—and moved into the top 50 in the world rankings. At the 2017 Volvik World Long Drive Championships, Kyle made it to the semifinals, where his drive of 433 yards was narrowly beaten by Mitch Grassing's 437.

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World Long Drive Events Won
Longest Competition Drive
Top Ball Speed
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World Long Drive Championship

September 2-5, 2019

In the Open Division, the championship match pitted No. 1 vs. No. 2 in the rankings in Berkshire and Burke, and just as he had proved in the previous two tour events this summer, Berkshire confirmed the notion that he is a force to be reckoned with. On just his second ball, Berkshire outdrove the two-time champion to claim his first World Long Drive Championship title belt.


2019 Tennessee Big Shots benefiting Niswonger Children’s Hospital

August 10-12, 2019

Finished 1st. Long Drive: 409-yards at the 2019 Tennessee Big Shots benefiting Niswonger Children’s Hospital beating Tim Burke's 365-yard drive.


2019 ROC City Rumble Rochester, NY.

July 22-24, 2019

In the final, Berkshire faced a much steeper challenge in two-time champion and World No. 2 Tim Burke. But Burke didn’t put up much of a fight. His best qualifying drive was 374 yards (only drives that land within the competition grid qualify). Berkshire went second, and surpassed Burke with a 407-yard blast on his fourth attempt to secure his first championship victory.


2019 Long Drive Cherry Bomb Invitational

July 6-7, 2019

Finished 1st. Competition held at Grand Traverse Resort. Kyle Berkshire Wins 2019 Long Drive Cherry Bomb Invitational Hosted by Cherry Bomb Long Drive Championship and Grand Traverse Resort & Spa. With a winning drive of 376 yards in the final Kyle defeated Wes Patterson to capture his 2nd win in 2019. 


2019 Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash

June 3-5, 2019

Finished 4th. Long Drive: XXX yards. Competition held at Atlantic City Country Club in Northfield, New Jersey.


Exchange Celebrating Service: Fort Jackson

May 5-7, 2019

Finished 2nd. Long Drive: 368 yards. Competition held at Fort Jackson Golf Club in Columbia, South Carolina.


2019 Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun

April 13-16, 2019

Finished 2nd. Long Drive: 466 yards. Competition held in Mariscopa, Arizona.


2019 Endless Summer Invitational

March 24-25, 2019

Finished 1st. Long Drive: XXX yards. Event at Sea Cliff Country Club in Huntington Beach, California. Kyle set the tournament record with a drive of 439 yards in the quarterfinals, and won the championship with another blast of more than 430 yards. This marks Kyle's first event won using his Krank Formula X Signature KB Driver.


WinStar Midwest Slam

August 4, 2018

Finished 1st. Long Drive: 356 yards. Competition at WinStar Golf Club at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma.