The Volvik World Long Drive Championship

While the TPC Boston tournament was being played out in the Labor Day weekend, there was another golf championship ongoing in Oklahoma, the Volvik World Long Drive championship.


The tournament turned out to be interesting as two of the top players retired early from the game and the defending champion was out as well. The upsets were aplenty as the head to head matches continued among the top 16 contenders. The games were taking place at Winstar World Casino and Resort and was a day and night tournament that continued under the lights as well.

Joe Miller was out when Nick Kiefer gave him a 426 yard stunning shot that he could not stand up against. Kiefer was hoping that he would make Round 16 but it looks like he would be returning for the high octane finale on Wednesday that would give him a shot of winning the top prize amounting to $125,000. Kiefer states that the game is huge and so is the fast paced action. He is confident of his speed and pace, but he realizes that what it boils down to is how good a shot one can get on the grid.

The duel that was dramatic was between Stephen Kois and Tim Burke, who had the thinnest of margins to skate across. As both hit drives of 415 yards, it even required a manual measurement intervention. Indeed, the events of this tournament proved to be exciting and fast paced something that is often not seen in golf tournaments. The quarter finals would start on Wednesday and Burke would be facing Kyle here with whom he has played training rounds frequently in their home town in Orlando. Berkshire obtained an impressive score at the world championship where he debuted and he continues to be a strong favorite among the fans and followers.