Name: DAN KONYK

Country: ENGLAND

Age: 39

Best Hit: 428y (REMAX WLDC Mesquite World Finals 2011)

LDET Member: 005

BEST RESULTS:

- RE/MAX French Open 2008: Winner
- RE/MAX Scottish Open 2008: Winner
- RE/MAX UK Open 2008: Winner
- RE/MAX German Open 2009: Winner
- European Indoor Open 2009: 2nd
- LDC Swedish 2009: Winner
- RE/MAX WLDC Finals: 10th
- European Championship 2012: 2nd
- RE/MAX WLDC Spain 2012: Winner

BEST RESULTS 2013:
- NW Protour LDET Indoor Series: Event-2: 5th
- NW Protour LDET Indoor Series: Event-3: 5th
- Söderby2 Open, Scandinavian Tour: 2nd
- European LDET Championships (Sweden): 3rd 
- Spain LDET Championship: 8th
2013 LONG DRIVERS EUROPEAN TOUR: 4th

BEST RESULTS 2014
- Belgium LDET Championship: 5th
- Spain LDET Championship: 2nd
- France LDET Championship: 9th
2014 LONG DRIVERS EUROPEAN TOUR: 8th

BEST RESULTS 2016
- Scotland LDET Championship: 2n
- Holland LDET Championship: 4th

What are your expectations for the 2017 season?

20th March 2017.- "Good to see LDET stepping up for its 5th season! I look forward to hitting in the sunshine again as Spain returns to the roster. Let's see if there's another win in me still!"

LDET Interviews: Know more about D.Konyk

Dan Konyk: “I hope to win in Spain and beat Joe Miller again”

9th August 2013.-  He fights against wind and hunts down the balance of a perfect swing. When you take a look to his achievements, you notice that Dan Konyk (UK) is one of the most experienced players and ambitious of the LDET circuit.  He is the currently champion of the Spanish tournament, and sixth in the current season ranking. Warning to anyone: he will not allow spoiling his goals. Check out his answers…

What do you do besides golf? I am a PGA professional and I own a driving range where my academy UK Power Golf is based.

How long have you been playing golf and LD? Golf for 18 years. And Long Drive since 1999.

What did you want to be when you were little? A Football player.

How many days a week do you train? Five days a week.

What kind of training do you focus on? Speed work with light and heavy clubs and technical golf swing work.

What type of equipment do you use to train? And for competitions?

I use geek golf clubs and just shafts.

What does golf mean to you as a sport and especially the LD?

Golf is my living and I would one day like to play on tour, but for now long drive is my number one passion and what love, and it’s my goal to become world champion!

What does it mean to you, to be part of the circuit LDET?

It’s great that we have events in Europe as I love to compete and hopefully the tour will grow quickly before I’m too old.

What do you expect of the season? I hope to win again in Spain and beat Joe Miller again.

Currently, what level is Europe in relation to the United States in the discipline of the Long Drive?

Europe has less hitters but a very high quality level, easily as good as the USA, just less events in Europe.

What quality do you highlight above all for a Long Drive player? Good technique is most important.

What’s the difference between an ordinary golfer and one of LD? The ability to swing much faster.

Would you rather be a lucky player or have a stroke of luck? Lucky.

Before hitting the ball… what do you think about? Finish the swing in balance.

What sensations do you feel when you hit the ball? When I hit it good I don’t feel anything.

What is the worst enemy of a LD? Wind is the worst thing, and changing wind.

Next event: 23 & 24 September 

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