Devon Casazza, has risen the ranks to become World Long Drive #1 female. As a former Division 1 Softball player at the University of Connecticut, Devon is no stranger to the training and discipline it takes to become a top athlete.
A Reno, Nevada native, Devon chose to attend school across the country to have new experiences. While at UCONN, she studied engineering, a major most athletes wouldn’t be able to pursue due to level of academic commitment. She also excelled on the field, helping the UCONN Softball team reach a 34-15 record in her senior year. Not much has changed for Devon, as she is still pursuing both passions. She works as a Sales Engineer and rigorously trains and competes as an athlete, in World Long Drive. What has changed is her swing.
The sport of World Long Drive is filled with former collegiate and professional softball and baseball players. The swings, while very different, have a component of weight distribution that is helpful for generating power. While many admire Devon as one of the top competitors this season, what people do not see is all the time Devon has spent at golf simulators and on ranges to get to this point. “I grew up playing golf as well and kind of had a golf swing but tried hard to keep my golf swing separate from my softball swing, but once I graduated, I didn’t have to focus on my softball swing as much and was able to focus more on the golf swing and found pieces that translated a lot better than I thought they would.”
Her experience playing softball at an elite level laid the groundwork for her professional career in golf. Especially a sport where the best in the world separates themselves from the pack by centimeters and inches. Her mental toughness, work ethic and desire to win all blossomed at a young age on the Softball field and all have contributed to making Devon one of the my most feared competitors on tour. Follow Devon on the World Long Drive tour and watch her live by turning into our streams on Youtube.