We’ve reached the midway point of the 2019 World Long Drive tour season, with three events in the books and three still to be contested, led by the 44th edition of the World Long Drive Championship only a few short months away. Here are 10 moments you may have missed so far this season.
Three-time (and reigning) Volvik World Long Drive champion Phillis Meti arrived in Maricopa, Ariz., at the Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun ready to kick off her 2019 campaign following a “jam-packed offseason.” “I was flying back and forth from Australia to New Zealand (her home country) and then to the [Cook] Islands. I’ve really only […]
As Phillis Meti and Tim Burke each claimed victory on Tuesday at the first Tour event of the World Long Drive season, the other standout of the competition was the grid venue itself at the Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun. The consistent, green, 500-yard grid wasn’t concocted out of thin air, but rather the result […]
The 2019 World Long Drive season got off to a roaring start on Tuesday, with Phillis Meti (Auckland, New Zealand) and Tim Burke (Orlando, Fla.) winning the Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun in spectacular fashion amidst the dust-coated Arizona desert outside of Phoenix. Meti – the three-time (and defending) Volvik World Long Drive champion – […]
On Monday, eight men advanced from the Round of 16 at the Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun to take part in Tuesday’s live telecast (4 p.m. ET) on Golf Channel. Among the eight in the Open Division are six hitters ranked in the top-10 in the World Long Drive rankings: Justin James (No. 1), Maurice […]