The secret to his 315-yard drives is a picture-perfect setup
Analysis by Top 100 Teacher Mike Perpich
RiverPines Golf, Alpharetta, Ga.
You may not know the name Alvaro Quiros, but you'll soon know his game. The 6'3", 26-year-old Spaniard has quickly become the longest-hitting Tour professional in the world, posting a gaudy 315-yard average on the European circuit. Tiger Woods jokingly called Quiros "stupid long" at the PGA Championship, where the Spaniard finished 24th, and his win at the 2009 Qatar Masters proves he's more than just the big bomber du jour.
One of the reasons Quiros is able to generate such eye-popping distance is, ironically, his setup, which features zero moving parts. His address position and posture are impeccable. With everything set so correctly at the start, Quiros can store up tremendous power and energy without worrying about his club and shaft falling off plane. This allows him to apply everything in his swing to the back of the ball. When you have to make compensations during your backswing or downswing, your speed and energy drop like a lead Titleist. For power or accuracy, Alvaro Quiros's swing is an excellent one to copy.