Las Vegas, Nevada (October 29, 2011)–There's long drives, then there's Long Drive. Right now in Mesquite is the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship and the biggest hitters in the world are taking their swings at the title. Starting November 1, the Open Division qualifying begins culminating in the Championship Finals on November 4. –-By Brian Hurlburt with press release.
The RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship powered by Dicks Sporting Goods evolved out of the National Long Drive Championship, which began in 1975. It has grown from a mostly low-key event to one that includes golfers from virtually every corner of the world, in seven division vying for a purse worth over $450,000.
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After nearly nine months of qualifying around the globe, the final field for 2011 is Set. Newcomers & past champions in seven divisions will take aim at power golf's most prestigious award, October 26th – Nov. 4 in Mesquite, Nevada.
ESPN will telecast the Senior Division and Open Division finals live on ESPN3.com, ESPN's signature broadband network, from 1:00PM – 4PM PT on Friday, November 4. It will also be available for 30 days post event.
The 90 minute global telecast premiere is December 24 at 1PM ET on ESPN and again Christmas Day, December 25 at 12:30 p.m. ET. The event has become a holiday tradition and you can expect more airings around the globe throughout the year. Stay tuned to www.longdrivers.com for the latest information.
The finals at the Mesquite Sport and events complex are free to attend throughout the Long Drive fortnight. Get there early for a good seat!