The World Long Drive Association (WLD) announced its 2019 Schedule today, featuring an increased number of televised events airing live on Golf Channel: six, as well as more than a dozen qualifiers around the world offering exemptions into the season-ending Volvik World Long Drive Championship (Aug. 30-Sept. 4). In 2018, WLD posted its most-viewed season […]
When you think of the men and women who make up World Long Drive, what do you think of? It’s a fairly straightforward question with no easy answer. That doesn’t stop people from voicing their opinion, however, with perhaps the most recognizable of them being the reigning Volvik World Long Drive Open Division champion, Maurice […]
Matt Farrell, CMO of USA Swimming, has joined Golf Channel as General Manager of Alternative Golf and Executive Director for the World Long Drive Association. Farrell is a 20-year veteran of sports and entertainment marketing spanning roles with USA Swimming, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Warner Brothers. The announcement was made today by Tom Knapp, […]
As the dust starts to settle with the 2018 Volvik World Long Drive Championship coming into focus in the rear view mirror, the World Long Drive Association begins the exercise of turning the page toward 2019. Among that process includes an updated World Long Drive rankings outlook, a reflection of competitor results over the course […]
Social Media Reactions to the 2018 Volvik World Long Drive Championship from professional golfers, fans, and more.
The World Long Drive Association welcomed its newest world champion on Wednesday night, as Maurice Allen (Pine Hills, Fla.) claimed his first world title courtesy of a 393-yard blast on his last ball of the championship match. In the Women’s Division, Phillis Meti (Auckland, New Zealand) captured her third world championship (2006, ’16) to cement […]
Eight men and four women tonight will be vying for the coveted championship belt and the title of the longest hitter in golf, as the 43rd Volvik World Long Drive Championship culminates under the lights and in primetime live on Golf Channel at 9 p.m. ET. Leading the field of eight remaining men in the […]
Eddie Fernandes defeated Jeff Gavin in the championship match of the Masters Division (age 45+) to claim his first-ever world championship. The 47-year-old Fernandes became emotional while accepting the championship belt afterward in paying respect to those who helped him to victory. Watch Eddie lift the belt below: Your browser does not support iframes.
The Women’s Division got underway Tuesday morning at the Volvik World Long Drive Championship, with four competitors advancing to the semifinals, which will play out live Wednesday night at 9 p.m. ET on Golf Channel. Chloe Garner, Heather Manfredda, Phillis Meti and Emily Tubert earned enough points to advance to the quarterfinals, and subsequently each […]