Saturday, March 11, 2006

Junior Long Drive Championships in Fort Worth

The Long Drivers of America (LDA) have announced that the 2006 Remax Junior World Long Drive Championship will be held in Fort Worth, July 13-16, at the Doral Tesoro resort.

The championship will feature age-group competition for boys and girls in four divisions each: 9-under, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18. Entry fee is $100 and every child registered by May 31 is guaranteed a spot in the field.

What kind of distances does it take to win a junior long drive event? Well, here are the winning drives from last year's competition:

  • Boys 16-18: Jamie Sadlowski, St. Paul, Alberta, Canada, 400 yards
  • Girls 16-18: Ashley Patterson, New Braunfels, Texas, 252 yards
  • Boys 13-15: Trent Travis, Carthage, Mississippi, 365 yards
  • Girls 13-15: Kaitlin Allen, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 279 yards
  • Boys 10-12: Collin Blenker, Albany, Minnesota, 273 yards
  • Girls 10-12: Daffodil Sanchez, Mesa, Arizona, 274 yards
  • Boys 9-under: Dane Walton, Thousand Oaks, California, 221 yards
  • Girls 9-under: Sierra Langlie, Andover, Minnesota, 166 yards

A girl aged 10-12 is driving the ball in the 270s. Wow.

Entry forms are available on the LDA website here.

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