In January, we announced our multiyear partnership as the exclusive club sponsor and official driver of the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship and Long Drivers of America (LDA). We are proud to be such a key part of LDA, and now we have assembled a new team of proven Long Drive competitors who could all make a run at this year’s World Long Drive Championship event in Las Vegas.
Ladies and gentleman, we’re excited to introduce the 10 members of the new X Hot Long Drive Team!
Here’s a quick look at the roster:
The X Hot Long Drive Team:
Jeff Farley Huntington Beach, CA
Josh Crews Willis, TX
Mike Dobbyn Dallas, TX
Aaron Mansfield Pittsburgh, PA
Bobby Bradley West Palm, FL
Kevin Bullard Atlanta, GA
William Hinson Blythewood, SC
Ben Tua’one Salt Lake City, UT
Carl Wolter Lehighton, PA
Andrew Frakes Omaha, NE
Headlined by two-time RE/MAX World Champion Carl Wolter and former world champion Mike Dobbyn, the group features an impressive mix of experience (with established names like Mansfield, Fairley and Crews) and youth (Hinson is just 17 and Frakes is 21). All 10 of these long drive professionals will keep extensive exhibition and competition schedules throughout the year.
The X Hot Long Drive Team will join RE/MAX World Long Drive Champions Jamie Sadlowski, Joe Miller and Bobby Wilson as Callaway Ambassadors. They will all play and promote Callaway clubs, balls, and sport the Callaway X Hot staff bag and cap, which will give us an even stronger presence at the biggest long drive events.
As part of the partnership, LDA is also selling Callaway X Hot Pro LD Drivers, which is a long driver version of our X Hot Driver. The X Hot Pro LD Driver head weighs approximately 199 grams and features Speed Frame Face Technology that increases ball speed, saves weight and optimizes stiffness and stress distribution across the face for more efficient energy transfer. Spoiler alert: these drivers are really long!
This year, the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Finals will be televised October 30 on the Golf Channel in a live two-hour finale. The sport will also make its network television debut on NBC later this year. As the exclusive club sponsor, Callaway will be prominently featured during the events.
We’ll keep you updated throughout the year on the X Hot Long Drive Team. And of course, we’ve got you covered with all the latest news for our X Team on our X Team page.