By Dillon Fay, USGTF Professional

Kauner Kay is the reigning youth boys (10-13 years old) Amateur Long Drive world champion and a three-time Utah state long drive champion. Teaching the sport of long drive is my emphasis, and Kauner is an absolute grinder! When I started working with him last June, he had a clubhead speed of 115 mph, which is incredibly fast for a kid his age. Since he began working with me, I have got him up to a new high clubhead speed of 143 mph. That is a 28 mph gain in just under a year, and he has a maximum ball speed of 195 mph! Kauner is now 15 years old and hits it farther than every PGA Tour pro, including Bryson DeChambeau.

Simply put, he is the fastest swinging teenager on planet Earth, and he would gladly put that to the test against anyone. He never misses practice and he has his eyes set on redemption this year to win both the junior boys national and world titles. Since he is so far ahead of his competition in the junior division, he is now competing against the men. In the men’s amateur division at the two PLDA (Pro Long Drivers Association) events he has competed in, he has placed 5th and 3rd (missing out on the finals by 5 yards), and had a personal record drive of 377 yards. He got to hit side-by-side and became friends with some of the biggest names in the sport such as Kyle Berkshire (2019 WLD world champion) and Justin James (2017 WLD world champion).

On the tournament-golf side of things, he had the best season of his life last year when he took 3rd in a local PGA junior championship and shot a personal record twice in competition, including a final-day 73 as a freshman at the Utah high school playoffs to help him finish individually in the top 10 in the state.

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