"El golfista británico Dan Konyk se ha impuesto en el Abierto de España del RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship -Campeonato del Mundo de Larga Distancia- al imponerse en la final al sueco Jorgen Trank en el torneo disputado en el campo del PGA Catalunya Resort de Caldes de Malavella (Girona) donde el jugador español Gerard Pera ha finalizado en cuarto lugar" como podíamos leer ayer en el artículo de Josep Margalef en el diario As.
Joe Miller ha sido el primer europeo en ganar la Re/Max World Long Driving Championship, cuyo vídeo os invitamos a ver a continuación
RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship WLCD is an annual world championship in long drive golf driving, hosted since 1975. The Long Drivers of America (LDA) took the reins in 1995 and RE/MAX became the title sponsor the same year; it evolved out of the original National Long Drive Championship, ran by Golf Digest. It is currently contested at a specially made complex in Mesquite, Nevada which is 60 yards wide and 450 yards long. It requires a three-step qualifying process and step one generally requires a drive of over 330 yards. The finalists of the competition can often hit the ball over 400 yards, over 100 yards longer than the average professional PGA golfer, although many of the drives are in the 360-400 yard range and some have won previous competitions with drives within this range and even less in earlier years of the competition. The most prolific winner is the Canadian Jason Zuback, who has won it five times, including 4 in a row from 1996 to 1999.
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