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Kyle Berkshire is attempting to redefine what is possible with a driver in hand with a 600-yard shot.

For now, though, he can prepare the World Long Drive Championship knowing he has just hit the longest recorded drive in golf history.

The two-time world long drive champion registered a new ball-speed world record of 241.6mph under a month ago and is now pushing the boundaries further with a 579 yard tee shot. Yes, that’s right. 579 yards.

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Working with up to 22-mph of tailwind and at a 6,700 feet elevation in Wyoming, he carried his drive 512 yards.

“Had a ton of fun pushing the limits at Rochelle Ranch Golf Club and hitting the longest recorded drive in golf history!” he said on Instagram afterwards.

Watch Berkshire’s bomb here…

Berkshire continued: “It was a battle, with Mother Nature giving us some issues in the form of rain and cold weather (55-57 degrees) but with a 17-22 mph tailwind off the right and 6700 feet of elevation, I was able to hit a perfectly optimized 233 mph rocket that carried 512 yards and ran out to nearly 580 yards.”

The American’s next target has already been set; “However, I think I’ll have to come back in the spring when it’s warmer to chase 600,” he added.

Berkshire, who will be the man to beat at this week’s World Long Drive Championship in Atlanta, accomplished his original target fairly comfortably in the end.

The 26-year-old was aiming to outdrive Scott Smith’s 539-yard effort at 2005 Long Drive, as well as Mike Dobbin’s two years later which registered at 551 yards.

It took just 20 balls for Berkshire to hit the jackpot with his 579-yard drive, and you wouldn’t bet against him hitting the quite absurd 600 mark with the right conditions in the near future.

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