The 2019 World Long Drive season officially got underway over the weekend, with the first of eight North American qualifiers taking place in Yucca Valley, California.
On Friday afternoon, three hitters – after advancing to final qualifying – became the first individuals of 2019 to earn a spot in September’s World Long Drive Championship: Brady Torbitt, Anthony Thomas, and Patrick Raber. Torbitt finished with the longest drive of the day on Friday, at 448 yards.
On Saturday, three others claimed their spot in the World Long Drive Championship: Troy Teal, Landon Gentry, and Jovani Lechadores. Teal struck the longest drive of the event overall, with a 450-yard blast.
The next World Long Drive Championship qualifying event will take place Friday-Saturday, March 29-30 in Memphis, Tenn.