2019_WLD_Championship_20473

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The World Long Drive Championship has produced dozens of champions in the 40+ years since the competition was first staged in 1976. Winners of the annual event (Open, Masters, Women’s Divisions) each currently receive a corresponding championship belt that recognizes their place atop the sport for the given year. Below is a full list of winners from each division:

Open Division
  • Open Division
  • Women's Division
  • Masters Division
Year Hitter Winning Drive
1976
Evan Williams
307yds
1977
Evan Williams
353 yds
1978
John McComish
330yds
1979
Andy Franks
314yds
1980
Scott DeCandia
295yds
1981
Lon Hinkle
338yds
1982
Andy Franks
346yds
1983
Terry Forcum
307yds
1984
Wedgy Winchester
319yds
1985
Dennis Paulson
323yds
1986
Art Sellinger
311yds
1987
Mike Gorton
318yds
1988
Jim Maynard
334yds
1989
Scott DeCandia
327yds
1990
Frank Miller
328yds
1991
Art Sellinger
326yds
1992
Monte Scheinblum
329yds
1993
Brian Pavlet
336yds
1994
Darryl Anderson
345yds
1995
Sean Fister
362yds
1996
Jason Zuback
351yds
1997
Jason Zuback
412yds
1998
Jason Zuback
361yds
1999
Jason Zuback
376yds
2000
Viktor Johansson
315yds
2001
Sean Fister
376yds
2002
Carl Wolter
384yds
2003
Clayton Burger
402yds
2004
David Mobley
377yds
2005
Sean Fister
377yds
2006
Jason Zuback
368yds
2007
Mike Dobbyn
385yds
2008
Jamie Sadlowski
418yds
2009
Jamie Sadlowski
384yds
2010
Joe Miller
414yds
2011
Carl Wolter
409yds
2012
Ryan Winther
343yds
2013
Tim Burke
427yds
2014
Jeff Flagg
365yds
2015
Tim Burke
394yds
2016 423yds
2017 435yds
2018 393yds
2019 406yds
Year Hitter Winning Drive
2000
Stacey Shinnick
249yds
2001
Lee Brandon
291yds
2002
Stacey Shinnick
292yds
2003
Nancy Abiecunas
332yds
2004
Sally Dee
287yds
2005
Stacey Shinnick
311yds
2006
Phillis Meti
326yds
2007
Sheila Kelliher
329yds
2008
Lana Lawless
245yds
2009
N/A
N/A
2010
N/A
N/A
2011 285yds
2012 339yds
2013 306yds
2014 332yds
2015 321yds
2016 310yds
2017 320yds
2018 313yds
2019 347yds
Year Hitter Winning Drive
1996
Michael Hooper
333yds
1997
Michael Hooper
371yds
1998
Michael Hooper
354yds
1999
Fred Hooter
352yds
2000
Mike Gorton
310yds
2001
Ted Fostey
357yds
2002
Pat Dempsey
342yds
2003
Eric Jones
381yds
2004
Bobby Wilson
360yds
2005
Gerry James
366yds
2006
Gerry James
378yds
2007
Frank Miller
394yds
2008
Dan Boever
366yds
2009
Bobby Wilson
374yds
2010
George Slupski
389yds
2011
David Mobley
459yds
2012
Eric Lastowka
355yds
2013
Stephen Kennedy
369yds
2014
Jeff Gavin
384yds
2015
Jason Zuback
339yds
2016 347yds
2017 363yds
2018 373yds
2019 388yds