2013 REMAX Long Drive
The 2013 REMAX NZ Long Drive Championship will be staged at the new Driving Range Remuera Golf Club in Auckland over 3 days of qualifying rounds followed by a Top 10 Shootout Final. Dates and REMAX LONG DRIVE Grid times as follows:-
Friday 15th November 2013 Qualifying 4pm – 7.30pm (Remuera Driving Range)
Saturday 16th November 2013 Qualifying 4pm – 7.30pm (Remuera Driving Range)
Sunday 17th November 2013 Qualifying 9am – 12pm (Remuera Driving Range)
Sunday 17th November 2013 Final 4pm – 7pm (Remuera GC Hole 1)
RE/MAX World Long Drive
The sport of LONG DRIVE was first introduced in the USA in 1995. It is the premier event in power golf and one of the world’s fastest growing TV spectator and participation sports. Its star attraction is being able to unveil hidden talent and stir up an enormous potential following.
Over 10,000 competitors from 300 events covering 45 countries including USA, Canada, UK, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa compete nationally for qualifying places in the annual RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship in the USA with a purse of over USD $550,000.
The ‘have a go’ attitude fuels the power golf craze, providing power hitters with an adrenaline-drenched, high impact event, and the opportunity for international notoriety as the RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion. RE/MAX, one of the world’s largest selling real estate companies, has been the naming sponsor for a number of years and was instrumental in creating a purpose-built Long Drive stadium to hold the championships in Mesquite, Nevada, USA.
For more information about Long Drive please go to www.longdrivers.com
RE/MAX Long Drive in New Zealand
At Clearwater Resort during The 2012 BMW NZ Open, Auckland golfer Adam Taylor blasted his way to a national title to take out the 2012 REMAX Long Drive Championship.
In 2011 Otago GC long driver and Uni student Cameron Grant outhit the best in the sport to win the New Zealand title.
In 2009 & 2010 the 'Big Unit' Baden Waiwai from Poverty Bay GC wins the national title with massive hits on the REMAX Long Drive Grid of over 350m.
In 2008 Sheridan Vining, Palmerston North wins REMAX Long Drive Championship.
The RE/MAX Long Drive Championship of New Zealand aims are to uncover New Zealand’s long hitting superstars. In 2006 New Zealand produced the REMAX Women’s World Long Drive Champion, in Phillis Meti from Auckland. She belted out a long drive of 326 yards leaving her other competitors in her wake. In 2007 and again in 2008 Phillis was the longest driver at the World Championships but was beaten in a matchplay final by a local American.
Not to be outdone, our New Zealand men have also been on the world stage. In 2010 Davyn Nola from Auckland representing New Zealand, competed in the World Finals in the USA belting out shots over 350metres.
In 2009 Baden Waiwai from Poverty Bay represented New Zealand at the REMAX Long Drive World Final. This was on the back of his previous visit in 2006 where he finished 5th in the world.
In 2008, Sheridan Vining from Palmerston North competed well in the World Final but came up against some pretty tough competition with the winner Jamie Sadlowski from the USA shooting 418 yards.