Go Long or Go Home
(ORLANDO, Florida) – The 2018 Volvik World Long Drive Championship, to be contested at the WinStar World Casino & Resort, in Thackerville, Okla., Aug. 30 – Sept. 5, will feature the world’s longest hitters in golf. The action-packed competition will be televised live Sept. 4 and 5 on Golf Channel. Volvik returns as the title sponsor of this exciting event for the second consecutive year.
“Volvik is proud to serve as the title sponsor of this incredible event,” said Don Shin, president of Volvik USA. “Golfers of every playing ability around the world know of the exceptional high performance Volvik golf balls offer, and the Volvik World Long Drive Championship features the finest long drive hitters in the game.”
The Volvik World Long Drive Championship is the ultimate power golf spectacle and draws not only the best long drive hitters but also avid spectators from around the globe.
In the Open Division of last year’s event, Justin James, of Jacksonville, Fla., currently the #1 ranked World Long Drive hitter in the world, claimed his first Volvik World Long Drive Championship title. James, a Team Volvik Staff Member, connected on a 435-yard drive in the Championship match. In the 2017 Women’s Division, Sandra Carlborg, of Alingsas, Sweden, claimed her record fifth Volvik World Long Drive Championship, distinguishing herself as the most decorated female World Long Drive hitter. Having secured her previous titles in 2011, ’12,’14 and ’15 respectively, Carlborg achieved her fifth world title with a 320-yard drive in the Championship match. In the Masters Division, Team Volvik Staff Member Jeff Crittenden, of Greensboro, N.C., won the title in the Championship match with a 363-yard blast.
The 2018 Volvik World Long Drive Championship promises to provide even more excitement with seven Team Volvik Staff Members in the field, including: World #1-ranked Justin James, #3 Maurice Allen, #6 Kyle Berkshire and #7 Tim Burke; in the Women’s Division, Phillis Meti and Troy Mullins; and in the Master’s Division, Jeff Crittenden.
The Volvik VIVID XT ball is the official ball of the World Long Drive. The Volvik VIVID XT golf ball delivers explosive power and distance. The four-piece premium ball features a matte finish in five color options that enhances focus. Its unique SF matte coating provides superior consistency and higher trajectory.
For more information, see volvik.com.