Congratulations to Alan Stroud for punching his ticket to the Volvik World Long Drive Championship by winning the New Zealand Long Drive Championship.

To win the championship Stroud first had battle difficult conditions over a long day of competition to emerge victorious in the North Island Championship winning a tight battles in the semifinal and finals with Iain Dick and Chase McKeown respectively.

In the New Zealand Championship Final Stroud battled South Island Champion Alex Lunn for the National Championship and honor of representing New Zealand later this year at the Winstar Resort and Casino in the United States. In another close match Stroud outdistanced Lunn 312 meters to 306 meters to claim the title, the winner’s check, and punched his Golden Ticket to the Volvik World Championship.

Congratulations Alan Stroud your 2018 New Zealand Champion.

A big thank you to Olna Ford, Omaha Beach and the IGANZ team for hosting the event. Good luck to all of the New Zealand and international competitors vying for the New Zealand Open tomorrow and another spot at the Volvik World Long Drive Championship.