World Long Drive Championship winners and history
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World Long Drive Championship winners and history

The World Long Drive Championship has been a part of the golf landscape dating back to 1976, the first year the championship event was contested. Since then, the event has moved around some, with a long-time home in Mesquite, Nev., before moving to the Winstar World Casino and Resort in Oklahoma starting in 2015.

Evan Williams won the first two contests. Art Sellinger, eventual owner of the Long Drivers of America, won two, in 1986 and 1991. Jason Zuback dominated the sport, winning five titles, including four in a row from 1996-1999. Sean Fister has won three times. Jamie Sadlowski, Tim Burke and Carl Wolter have two titles each.

World Long Drive Championship winners and history

1976 – Evan Williams, 319
1977 – Evan Williams, 353
1978 – John McComish, 330
1979 – Andy Franks, 314
1980 – Scott DeCandia, 295/18
1981 – Lon Hinkle, 338/6
1982 – Andy Franks, 346/17.5
1983 – Terry Forcum, 307
1984 – Wedgy Winchester, 319/14
1985 – Dennis Paulson, 323/2
1986 – Art Sellinger, 311/4
1987 – Mike Gorton, 318/1
1988 – Jim Maynard, 334/14
1989 – Scott DeCandia, 327/15
1990 – Frank Miller, 328/14
1991 – Art Sellinger, 326/5
1992 – Monte Scheinblum 329/13
1993 – Brian Pavlet, 336/3
1994 – Darryl Anderson, 345
1995 – Sean Fister
1996 – Jason Zuback
1997 – Jason Zuback
1998 – Jason Zuback
1999 – Jason Zuback
2000 – Viktor Johansson
2001 – Sean Fister
2002 – Carl Wolter
2003 – Clayton Burger
2004 – David Mobley
2005 – Sean Fister
2006 – Jason Zuback
2007 – Mike Dobbyn
2008 – Jamie Sadlowski
2009 – Jamie Sadlowski
2010 – Joe Miller
2011 – Carl Wolter
2012 – Ryan Winther
2013 – Tim Burke, 427 yds
2014 – Jeff Flagg, 365 yds
2015 – Tim Burke, 394 yds

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