On Thursday-Friday (June 13-14), dozens gathered at WinStar World Casino and Resort on the Texas/Oklahoma border in an effort to capture a spot into the 2019 Volvik World Long Drive Championship field – being held at the same location at the end of August. On Thursday, the three men punching their ticket were Travis Britt, […]
Despite immense wind conditions that forced hitters’ hands on Wednesday, Phillis Meti (Auckland, New Zealand) and Tim Burke (Orlando, Fla.) navigated their way past fellow competitors en route to winning the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash. The second win of the season for both, it was a repeat of the April’s Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun […]
Tuesday afternoon’s Round of 16 at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash quickly turned from “hit it as far as you can” to “just make sure you eclipse the 300-yard threshold” after conditions left the competitors facing high winds directly into their face.
The Open Division got underway Monday morning at the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash in New Jersey, and the field of 54 nearly turned into a field of 53. No. 13 ranked competitor Wes Patterson (Jupiter, Fla.), was scheduled to be one of nine competitors in the 10:15 a.m. group of hitters, and wound up proving […]
Following an exciting conclusion to the Senior PGA Championship at Oak Hill last week, World Long Drive today announced its plans to continue Rochester’s run of premier golf events this summer. The “ROC City Rumble,” (July 20-24) will be staged as part of World Long Drive’s 2019 Tour event schedule, and be among six long drive events televised live on GOLF Channel this year. The ROC City Rumble will culminate on Wednesday, July 24 from 6-8 p.m. ET, live on GOLF Channel.
With less than two weeks until the next World Long Drive Tour event – the Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash (June 3-5) – the latest update on the WLD rankings has left the Open Division No. 1 spot there for the taking.
Despite having to battle excessive wind conditions earlier this week in Mesquite, Nev., six hitters became the latest names to punch their ticket into the 2019 Volvik World Long Drive Championship. Benjamin Raymond, Chad Cesarz and Brad Skupaka earned their exemption on Day 1 of qualifying, with Raymond topping the points standings courtesy of winning […]
Mikael Dubois still hasn’t quite realized what he achieved at the Exchange Celebrating Service: Fort Jackson earlier this month, and that’s mostly due to the fact that he hasn’t had the time. Dubois left Fort Jackson, $10,000 richer after winning the Military Division with a 326-yard drive on his final ball and went straight back […]
World Long Drive embraced the intersection of competition and patriotism on Tuesday evening, with the Exchange Celebrating Service: Fort Jackson from the Army installation outside of Columbia, S.C. The evening began with the Army Golden Knights aerial parachute demonstration team landing on the Fort Jackson Golf Club hitting grid, and culminated in victory for Mikael […]
As far as spectacle goes, the “Exchange Celebrating Service: Fort Jackson” set the bar high for future events. The soldiers who came out to watch the world’s best hitters were loud and enthusiastic. Their energy was clearly felt not only by the civilians in attendance, but also the long drive competitors themselves. “The crowd, I […]