Category: News

IGANZ Opens Office in South Africa

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Photo Credits: Lizelle Potgieter of Limelight Photography IGANZ was born and bred in Auckland, New Zealand with a raw passion to grow the sport of long drive. After just 16 months IGANZ’s international schedule has grown to 8 events in 4 countries  (New Zealand, Australia, Pacific Islands, and China).  The worldwide footprint of IGANZ has now […]

Critter is Still Driven To Win An Open Division Title

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Both Photos Courtesy of Golf Channel By Rich O’Brien Jeff Crittenden grew up in West Chester, PA as the youngest of six brothers in a very competitive family.  While in high school his shop teacher mistakenly called him “Critter” and that’s been his nickname ever since.   He began playing golf while attending Millersville College […]

Exclusive Interview with Olna Ford- “The Mother of Long Drive”

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How did your international fitness and modeling career help prepare you for your current role? My career in fitness and modeling has helped me tremendously as I‘ve had the privilege of representing New Zealand and international brands on the world stage. Anyone that has had the privilege of representing their country knows the responsibility that comes with […]

“The Mother of Long Drive” is a Woman of Many Talents

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From an early age Olna Ford was  strong minded and focused on excellence. She skipped a grade and began high school when she was only 12 years old.   Her high school, Westlake Girls in Auckland, New Zealand, is well-known for sports and she wanted to be the best athlete in school history. She became […]

The Evolution of Golf

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Photo Credits: Peter Klerkx What brought us to the point where we have “long drive championships?” It’s probably best to step way back in time and look at the origins of what is probably the oldest sport in human history. The game of golf, as we know it today, played over 18 holes, originated in […]

The Longest Foursome in the History of Women’s Golf

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The four longest women in golf history put on a memorable show at the Mile High Showdown.

Justin James Wins His First World Title

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Photo Courtesy of Golf Channel On this night a champion would be crowned in the 2017 Volvik World Long Drive Final live in prime time on Golf Channel. The air of anticipation was exciting as Tim Burke had the opportunity of becoming a three-time champion. Other contenders were also prepared to take their swings at […]

Faster, Higher, Stronger; Long Drive Should Be an Olympic Sport

  • by Rich O'Brien
Golf returned to the Olympic Games for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro after over a 100 year absence. After the players put on a good show, it now seems likely that golf will be a fixture in the Olympic Games for many years to come. In early August it was announced that […]

Joe Miller Wins Second World Title

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Joe Miller Wins Second World Title

Phillis Meti | Former Champion Regains Title in Dramatic Fashion

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Phillis Meti | Former Champion Regains Title in Dramatic Fashion
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