A not-so-friendly long drive competition
- By Golf Channel Digital
- Nov 16, 2012 10:50 AM ET
Long drive champion Jamie Sadlowski joined Gary Williams for a friendly competition in the Golf Channel studios. One drive by Sadlowski was all it took to put a hole through the simulator and an end to the game.
Here are a few notable stats about the RE/MAX World Long Drive Contest and how they stack up against players on the PGA Tour:
• Highest recorded club speed at RE/MAX WLDC is 150 mph by Jamie Sadlowski during the quarterfinals in 2010.
• Highest recorded ball speed at RE/MAX WLDC is 224.9 mph by Ryan Louw during the quarterfinals of in 2010.
• Highest recorded ball speed during a PGA/European Tour event is 191 mph by Tiger Woods during the 2006 British Open.
• Average Club Speed on the PGA Tour in 2012 is 113 mph. The highest average is Bubba Watson at 125 mph.
• Average Ball Speed on the PGA Tour in 2012 is 167 mph. The highest average is Bubba Watson at 185 mph.
For more information on the RE/MAX WLDC, visit their website.
Contributions from writers and editors on the Golf Channel Digital team.
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