2011 LDA Tour Schedule

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ROANOKE, TEXAS (February 7, 2011) – Long Drivers of America (LDA) today released its complete schedule for 2011 tour events, beginning with the Mesquite Shootout in Mesquite, Nev. on Sunday, March 6.

The 2011 LDA Tour Stops:

Mesquite Shootout
Mesquite Sports and Event Complex
Mesquite, Nevada
March 6 (Sunday)
Defending Champion: Jason Eslinger

Alligator Alley Shootout
Heron Bay Golf Club
Coral Springs, Florida
April 2 (Saturday)
(New Event)

Texas Shootout
City Pointe Driving Range
Dallas, Texas
April 30 (Saturday)
Defending Champion: Jamie Sadlowski

Tennessee Shootout
Graysburg Hills Golf Course
Greeneville, Tennessee
June 9 (Thursday) – June 10 (Friday)
Defending Champion: Kyle Blakely

Keystone Shootout
Greens of Greenville
Greenville, Pennsylvania
August 14 (Sunday)
(New Event)

Mile High Shootout
Heritage at Westmoor Golf Course
Westminster, Colorado
September 17 (Saturday)
Defending Champion: Kevin Shook

Hit Golf Ball Farther

Here I present to you the reader (presumably a golfer) five completely simple steps on how to learn how to hit a golf ball harder, farther and longer:

  1. Take a tour through Two Time RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski’s golf swing.
  2. Buy an Adams 9064LD Speedline and then…
  3. Learn how to hit a golf ball 400 yards… and finally,
  4. Give up bowling.
  5. Good luck.

Golf Digest – 60 Stories in 60 Days

Beginning April 1st, Max Adler, Associate Editor of Golf Digest is taking a 60 day golfing road trip in celebration of the magazines 60 years in publication.

What interests me about Max’s adventure is how he is going to pay it back to some of Golf Digest’s real fans and supporters over the years … and his #1 and #2 example stops both revolve around Long Drive (and luck).

1. LONGEST HOLE-IN-ONE DENVER
Michael Crean aced the 517-yard, par-5 ninth at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in 2002.

2. LONG-DRIVE PROVING GROUND / LITTLE ROCK
Long Drive champ Sean (The Beast) Fister poses the same challenge to any upstarts who think they can make it in pro long drive: Carry the Arkansas River from the lawn of the Clinton Presidential Library & Museum. (It’s 360 yards.)

Maybe I will try and document a couple of his 60 stops throughout the nation. They sound like good stories… why wouldn’t you want them on video?

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Long Drive Training Begins


March 1st, 2010 – Training for season 2 of long drive begins.

Long Drivers of America (LDA) local qualifiers are popping up all over with the first major event coming up March 25-27th in Mesquite, Nevada. The 2010 Diamond in the Desert Classic requires zero pre-registration and will consist of 2 days of open qualifying to create a competitive field for Saturdays Desert Classic final.

New to the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship sponsorship team this year is Dick’s Sporting Goods and the Slazenger RAW Extreme Distance golf ball. I don’t know what happened to Pinnacle as the official golf ball of the LDA – maybe it just wasn’t extreme enough. Personally – I’m a fan of aggressive.

So if your bored of the snow… lets go hang with the Mesquitos and start swinging.

Long Drive – Part 2

ESPN – World Long Drive Championships

WLDC on ESPN

If you missed the telecast – wait for it to hit YouTube or tune in on Christmas day at 12 noon for the next and last airing.

This was a fun event to be a part of this year and I’m looking forward to taking my long drive career to a new level in 2010. Just as long as my manager is on board.

Tune in here to full fill your long drive cravings.

Mesquite WLDC – Day 1

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Mesquite, Nevada – Home of the the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships and apparently also to my new girlfriend Roxann Deese. Below is a photo montage of what I am seeing and doing during this week of “jut hit the ball far” festivities.

Monday

Checked out some real estate.
Enchantment Condo for Sale

Met the Duke who is a bible on golf in Mesquite, Nevada.
He built the Casablanca course back in 1995.
The Duke + Cheryl

Hit the range at Casablanca.
Casablanca Golf Course

Drank some CLLs (Coors Light Limes)
Cold Coors Light Limes

Enjoyed beautiful sunset.
Mesquite Nevada Sunset

Met friends Jason Frey (The Savage) and Jason Zuback (The Champion).
Hydle Zuback Frey Deese

Long Drive Regionals

I went savaging today… unfortunately I came up short.

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Hitting golf balls at 9:00 in the morning in 100% humidity isn’t really my style. Coors Lab doesn’t even open until 10:30. So it was hard to get in the groove early – Especially in Phoenix.

Thanks to everyone who supported me through this short 2 week endeavor. I believe that if I have a future in Long Drive, I will have to find some sponsors… and a way around not being able to drink in competition.

Savage in the middle.