Longdrive professional Brendan Moylan.
Longdrive professional Brendan Moylan. Contributed

Grip it and rip it

THE Maclean Golf Cub might need to lengthen its fairways after local resident Brendan Moylan's massive 368m drive at the Gold Creek Country Club in Canberra on the weekend.

Competing in the third round of the RE/MAX Australian Longdrive Championships, Moylan out-drove his competitors to remain on top of the leader board.

"I actually hit the longest drive of the year, which is the current Australian 2012 record," Moylan told the Examiner.

"My longest drive went 368m. I managed to hit it perfectly. The conditions were a bit fresh, around 12-15 degrees, with not much run.

"If the temperatures were a bit warmer we could have hit the ball closer to the 380-390 mark."

The reigning RE/MAX World Longdrive Australian champion will be hoping his form continues at the Australian finals, to be held at the South West Rocks Country Club on April 28-29.

"I'm leading on the top-six tour competition and we'll be battling it out at South West Rocks in two weeks," Moylan said.

"The championship is in conjunction with a two-day knockout event and will be a chance to gain a ticket to compete at the world titles in Vegas."

Moylan, who possesses one of the biggest fades in golf, spends most of his spare time honing his skills at the Maclean Golf Course.

"The Maclean Golf Club has been fantastic and has accepted me as a member," he said.

"They let me use the facilities to practice, which I do most evenings when most people have left the course.

"Also, without my two major sponsors, Body Science Supplements and Compression and Fayde Golf Clothing, it would make things a lot more difficult to compete."

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