October is “Long Drive Month” on Golf Channel. What better way to celebrate than by airing all four qualifying stages of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship over the next four weeks, beginning tonight at 9PM ET only on Golf Channel.
The RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship will start off with 192 hopeful men and women competing locally and regionally and will be whittled down to eight finalists. Over the next four weeks we will showcase the personalities that compete in a sport where the ball regularly travels in excess of 400 yards. You will learn about the science and strategy that goes into hitting the ball long.
The finalists will compete in a live finale under the lights at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway for a winner-take-all $250,000 prize on Wednesday Oct 30 at 9PM ET on Golf Channel. On hand during the finale will be Michael Breed, host of The Golf Fix, who will offer analysis on the driving grid and Morning Drive Co-host Holly Sanders who will interview all the finalists.
Below is the schedule of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Specials on Golf Channel:
Wednesday, Oct 9 at 9PM ET: Qualifying
Wednesday, Oct 16 at 9PM ET: Elimination Rounds
Wednesday, Oct 23 at 9PM ET: Semifinals
Wednesday, Oct 30 at 9PM ET: Finals (LIVE)
When Golf Channel talks about the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship, we can’t help but think of Two-Time RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski. In the past year Sadlowski has visited the Golf Channel Studios and broke the golf simulator, not once, but twice. The first time he hit a massive drive that pierced the projection screen and its protective net. Most recently he broke it with a 7-iron.
Take a look at Sadlowski breaking the simulator with his driver: