Gavin and Mike from Golf Kern hit the range at the Ultimate Drive to play a little head to head Long Drive Competition on the Top Tracer long drive game. Hitting real balls on the range, the Top Tracer technology ( like you've see on TV ) measures ball speed, launch angle and most important carry and total distance, and if the shot lands in the long drive grid.
With 3 shots per round, we'll play 3 rounds plus tie breaker rounds. So each player will get 9 shots, with only the balls in the grid counting. The Ultimate Drive has a leaderboard through the top tracer range system, so there is bragging rights in the video, but also on the leaderboard too. 1st place on the leaderboard for each month wins a prize, and this month is long drive.
On a clear but cool day in Bakersfield, Ca, Kern County, Gavin and Mike see what type of distance they can get with the yellow Wilson range balls. Normally range balls are about 20 yards shorter than your game ball, depending on the condition of the range ball on each shot.
After recording this, we tried out the new Bridgestone Practice Ball that the Ultimate Drive purchased, which are a huge step up on the normal Yellow range balls. We saw some big differences in ball speed, flight and distance, so check back for another challenge with the new white Bridgestone practice balls... and see if we can work our way further up the leaderboard.