World Long Drive Championship

Long-drive legends: Dempsey adds melodic voice to long drives

Pat Dempsey is a prominent example of someone who discovered golf later in life. Dempsey, 56, of Sunland, Calif., came into the game at age 39 and quickly became involved as a spokesman, advocate and businessman.

Achenbach: Reflections on golf in the fast lane

Our James Achenbach reflects on the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship, won by Tim Burke on Oct. 30 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Long Drive Championship favors Miller

The Open Division finals of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will be held this evening, Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m. PDT.

Achenbach: 5 myths about long driving

The RE/MAX Long Drive Championship begins Oct. 30 in Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Golfweek Senior Writer James Achenbach explains five myths about long driving.

Sellinger lives his dream with growth of long driving

If it seems as if Art Sellinger has been around forever, that's because he has, more or less. Sellinger, 48, won the National Long Drive Championship in 1986, the beginning of a long-drive career that included the '91 title and never stopped expanding.

Flexibility, versatility fuel Sadlowski's power

In recent decades, two dominant figures have emerged in long driving, both from Alberta, Canada, and both bombers of the highest order.

Long-drive legends: Gorton can win at any age

Having won the main, senior and super-senior titles in the World Long Driving Championship, Mike Gorton says big hitters by their nature must be more accurate than others.

Long-drive legends: Hooter blasts away into his 70s

Fred Hooter, 70, lives in Auburn, Ala., where he amazes golfers young and old with his tee shots. Just about everybody hits it shorter than this septuagenarian. PGA champion Jason Dufner, also an Auburn resident, is lucky to drive it within 50 yards of Hooter.

Long-drive legends: Mobley walks the talk as champ for the ages

David Mobley, 48, also is one of a few long drivers able to make this claim: He supports himself entirely through long driving.

Long-drive legends: Bomber Fister goes distance with new goal

In the beginning, many long-drive fans cheered him wildly yet didn’t even know his name. He was “The Beast,” and that was enough. Sean “The Beast” Fister is now 51 and has undergone four back surgeries in the past three years. Incredibly, he still competes.

Long-drive legends: James hits it big with spiritual awakening

Golf instructor and long-drive champion Gerry James, 53, has come a long way from his days of pro football, bodybuilding and wrestling.

Long-drive legends: Brandon takes sport in new direction

Lee Brandon, a women’s world champion in the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, can look back on an accident that nearly cost her an arm as having helped set the tone for her life.

Long-drive legends: 'The Sheriff' blasts way into town

Bobby "The Sheriff" Wilson, 57, of Southlake, Texas, also is a prominent example of the many long drivers who are excellent golfers.

Long-drive legends: Dunaway excels as driving force

The phenomenon of long driving might not even exist without Mike Dunaway. His fingerprints are all over the sport and the growth that has occurred in the past 25 years.

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