Learn About World Long Drive
World Long Drive has emerged as one of golf’s most popular grass-roots, sporting events. The competition is open to amateur and professional golfers alike. With an Open Division, Masters Division (Ages 45+) and Women’s Division, the sport appeals to golfers of all ages – whether you’re a competitor or spectator. The competition runs from late-spring to mid-fall, building up to an exciting culmination at the World Long Drive Championship – where champions from around the world come to compete for the world title.
The adrenaline-drenched Championship has been described as “golf’s greatest spectacle” with competitors crushing 400+ yard drives. Competing in front of packed grandstands and under the bright lights of Golf Channel cameras, the World Long Drive Champion takes home a payday of $125,000, bragging rights and is awarded the coveted title belt.
The Volvik World Long Drive Championship has produced dozens of Champions in the 40+ years since the competition was first staged in 1976. Winners of the annual event (Open, Masters, Women’s Divisions) each currently receive a corresponding Championship belt that recognizes their place atop the sport for the given year.