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Tay­lorMade M2 9.5° loft, fit­ted with Mit­subishi Rayon Dia­mana D+ 70TX shaft.

How he does it

Stand­ing at 183cm and weigh­ing in at 84kg, Brooks Koepka boasts a strong, ath­letic physique so it should be no real sur­prise he is among the long­est driv­ers on Tour, av­er­ag­ing 307.6 yards ev­ery time he pulls the driver from his bag. He gen­er­ates his club­head speed in sev­eral ways. His ath­letic set-up po­si­tion – straight back, slight bend for­ward from the hips, knees flexed and his weight on the balls of his feet – is the foun­da­tion for all the power moves to come. He boasts a wide take­away with the club­head stay­ing out­side of the hands, both cru­cial el­e­ments for a pow­er­ful swing. He com­pletes a full shoul­der turn with his back to the tar­get but there is very lit­tle ro­ta­tion of his hips. This cre­ates a mas­sive amount of torque, which he then un­leashes in the down­swing.

All that power comes to a head with hit­ting at the ball with his hands. It has all been about ef­fec­tive use of the big­ger mus­cles in his up­per body to cre­ate torque and speed.

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