We now know who’s ready to rock at The Clash in Mesquite.
The players are confirmed for the first televised event of the 2017 World Long Drive season – where all three divisions of World Long Drive will battle it out on one of the best grids in the sport. Let’s take it deep and look at all three divisions that will be in action in Mesquite.
The Open Division will feature nine of the Top 10 in the official World Long Drive Rankings battling it out in Nevada. World No. 2 Tim Burke has been cashing checks and hoisting trophies wherever he’s teed it up in 2017. Ryan Winther and Mike Dobbyn will be making their World Long Drive season debuts at the Mesquite Regional Sports & Event Complex.
The Women’s Division of World Long Drive will tee it up for the first time this season at the inaugural Clash in the Canyon. Sixteen of the longest ladies on the planet quickly registered for this historic event – including defending Women’s World Long Drive Champion Phillis Meti, 2016 World Long Drive Championship runner-up Chole Garner, four-time champion Sandra Carlborg and past champions Lee Brandon and Heather Manfredda (LeMaster).
The Mesquite Invitational Masters Division competition will celebrate the legends of long drive with the likes of past champions David Mobley, Brian Pavlet and Jeff Gavin, plus defending Masters World Long Drive Champion Thomas Peppard and 2016 runner-up Daniel Lambert. Other big names competing include Jeff ‘The Critter’ Jeff Crittenden, Fast Eddie Fernandes and perhaps the best nickname in the field – Vincent ‘The Pasta Man’ Ciurluini.
Long Drive is back in Mesquite with the Clash in the Canyon. Be a part of the action. Special room rates are available by calling Golf Mesquite at (866) 720-7111.
Mesquite Regional Sports and Event Complex
1635 World Champion Way
Mesquite, NV 89034
June 3 & 4: World Long Drive Championship local qualifying
June 4: Mesquite Invitational (Masters Division)
June 5 & 6: Men’s Open Division & Women’s Division
TV: Men’s Open Division: Quarterfinals / Semifinals / Finals (8 Competitors)
5-7pm Eastern – LIVE on Golf Channel
Full Field (5/8/17)
Will Hogue, Tim Burke, Trent Scruggs, Tommy Hug, Ryan Reisbeck, Justin James, Ryan Steenberg, Maurice Allen, Paul Howell, Landon Gentry, Jeff Flagg, Jeremy Easterly, Justin Moose, Jason Eslinger, Jeff Crittenden, Glenn Wilson, Jr., Kevin Shook, Mike Dobbyn, Patrick Hopper, Jeff Gavin, Mitchell Dobbyn, Ryan Winther, Steve Monroe, Ben Tuaone, Troy Teal, Kody Zurek, Stan Ramsey, Brady Torbitt, Rob Tiettmeyer, Dan McIntosh, Spencer McDaniel, Jim Waldron
Wait List: Kyle Berkshire, Aaron Mansfield, Scott Kalamar
Phillis Meti, Chole Garner, Sandra Carlborg, Heather Manfredda (LeMaster), Lee Brandon, Alex Phillips, Kaycee Kennedy, Troy Mullins, Lisa Vlooswyk, Michelle Sheptak, Debbie Peever, Serena McGannon, Cory Ann Pond, Megan Thornes, Corey Phillips, Haley Vandenberg
Thomas Peppard, Daniel Lambert, David Mobley, Jeff Gavin, Jeff Crittenden, Brian Pavlet, Eddie Fernandes, Vincent Ciurluini, Bobby Peterson, Lance Reader, Kevin Blenkhorn, Chris Hall, Scott Smith, Mark Frampton, Don Beck, Richard Smith