From: Bay Area, California
Date of Birth: March 22
Occupation: Bookkeeper and Professional Long Driver
Driver: Callaway XR, X2 Hot, Epic, & TaylorMade M3
Loft: Variation of 5 to 8 Degreeso
Longest Distance (Yard/Inches): 369 Yards at the 2017 Mile High Showdown
We had the opportunity to sit down with Twitch Athlete and World Long Drive Competitor Monica Borowicz to discuss her background in golf/sports as well as some fun facts about her life you may not know! Go check her out on Instagram (@mmibz) to follow her on her journey up the world rankings for Women’s Long Drive.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of Long Drive?
A: A mixture of the adrenaline, noise, power, and speed. Also how unique the sport is; there’s so much more to it than just hitting a ball really hard.
Q: What age did you start playing golf?
A: I was around 10 years old when I started dabbling in golf.
Q: What is your average Ball Speed/Club Head Speed?
A: 160 mph ball speed (PGA Tour average is 167 mph), 115 mph club head speed (PGA Tour average is 113 mph)
Q: Where do you use the Twitch Trainer the most; range, gym, at home and what do you like most about using it?
A: I use my Twitch Trainer mainly on the range and at home. It’s lightweight and super easy to travel with. I love the feeling of the resistance training I get from it! It’s also a huge eye-catcher; when I’m using it on the range people will almost always stop to ask me what tool it is that I’m using.
Q: Have you seen improvements in your swing since using the Twitch Trainer? If so what were they; Distance, Consistency, Speed, etc.?
A: I have absolutely seen positive results since using the Twitch Trainer; Swing Speed and Ball Speed have both improve in mph.
Q: How often do you train/workout?
A: I workout 6-7 days a week and train (on the range) 4-5 days give or take.
Q: What type of workouts do you do to improve your golf swing?
A: Core and legwork. Shorter reps with heavier weights and with bursts of speed/energy.
Q: What’s your favorite movie?
A: I have way too many. haha. The Harry Potter series, The Lord of the Ring series, Forrest Gump, Shrek, 300, and I love most spooky movies; getting scared and then laughing about it right after.
Q: If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would that meal consist of?
A: This one is touch because I follow a mainly Keto diet these days. My old answer would’ve been hands down a giant wet burrito from my favorite local taqueria. My current answer probably be a nice slab of grass-fed Prime Rib.
Q: What sports did you play growing up and did they help you become a better golfer?
A: I was a very competitive Tennis player. MVP two years in a row at my Junior College and a finalist at the NorCal Championships. I definitely think this is where a lot of my background power comes from when playing golf or competing in Long Drive.
Q: Favorite flavor of ice cream?
A: Birthday Cake!
Thank you Monica for taking the time to share with the Twitch community a little about yourself! We will be showcasing one athlete per month! Make sure to check back in February for next month’s athlete spotlight!