In 2003, Jaacob
Bowden was living in Kansas City working as a computer
engineer in the corporate world. Uninspired in his daily work and
realizing that playing golf gave him tremendous satisfaction,
Jaacob traded in his corporate career to pursue the dream of
becoming a Professional Golfer. This journey has since taken Jaacob
from being an average golfer who typically drove the ball 220-275
to scratch golfer and long-drive champion.
While Jaacob's long-term goal is to play on the PGA Tour, he
has made considerable strides in a relatively short amount of time.
In 2003, after working with distinguished golf instructors Dan
Shauger and Mike Austin, Jaacob won the Pinnacle Distance Challenge
with a televised drive of 381-yards and he has also since hit a
grid-record 421-yard drive at a RE/MAX World Long Drive Local
Qualifier in Temecula, California.
His athletic ability coupled with his insatiable appetite to
learn every aspect of the game has made him not only a respected
player but an incredible teacher as well. As a result, he brings
perspective and experience that uniquely relates to both the
average and professional golfer. Through his own training Jaacob
has explored and tested a variety of techniques and training aids -
the most recent of which involves researching swing speed training.
His personal efforts to increase his own swing speed - and thus hit
bigger drives - has made Jaacob one of the foremost experts on
speed training in the world.
Jaacob continues to train and prepare for golf tournaments and
long drive events while furthering his knowledge of golf and swing