How To Build A Long Drive Driver

The athletes competing in the World Long Drive Championship need a special type of driver in order to compete at the highest level. Anthony Newville, Manager of Callaway's Long Drive Team shows you how Callaway equips their Long Drive Athletes with the tools they need to bomb the ball 400+ yards!

Sponsored by Callaway

Released on 10/12/2016

Transcript

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Ever wonder how a long drive driver
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is different than the one that's in your bag?
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I'm Anthony Newville, team manager
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of the Callaway Long Drive Team.
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And today we're in the Pro Tour build room,
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and I'm going to show you through the process
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of building a driver for Will Hogue,
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one of our Markey Long Drive team members.
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Let's get after it.
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First thing I need to do build the driver
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is to gather the components.
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So that's our head,
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shaft,
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cog and grip.
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And here's where we're going to see the first difference
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between what Will has and what could be in your bag
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'cause the driver that he uses has five degrees of loft.
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Step two, we're going to go into the prep room,
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and even though Will plays a triple X flag shaft,
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we're actually going to tip this an inch and a half
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'cause he likes it to play a little bit firmer.
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Step three:
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We're going to take a little bit of the paint off
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of the tip of the shaft.
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Will swings 150 miles an hour,
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and we need to make sure that the epoxy stays glued
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to the shaft and glued to the head.
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Step four:
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We're going to sand blast the inside of the cog.
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And the reason we do this is very similar
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to our previous step.
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We just want to make sure that the epoxy adheres properly.
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Step five:
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Now that we're done prepping all the components,
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we're going to head to the workbench,
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and we're going to start to assemble the driver.
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First thing that we do is making sure
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that the proper amount of epoxy is on the shaft.
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We assemble that into the head.
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Step six:
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Now that the epoxy has dried,
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which takes about five minutes,
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we're going to take it over and measure it
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against the ruler.
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The LDA legal length is 50 inches.
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Now, most of the drivers you guys have at home
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are between 45 and 46 inches.
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This little bit extra length helps give Will
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the extra power that he needs to hit it far.
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Step seven:
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Now that we have an assembled golf club,
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next thing we need to do
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is put a grip on it.
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Step eight:
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We're going to give it one final clean,
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a quick once-over,
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and this baby's ready to go 400 yards.
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And that's how you build a long drive driver.
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