Bobby Wilson, at 57, becomes the oldest competitor to ever qualify in the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Open Division.
SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS (August 29, 2013) – Power Golf Institute announced today that Bobby Wilson, 3x RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion, LDA hall of fame member ,the winningest player on the LDA tour, and considered one of the most decorated long drivers in the game has set a new record.
Wilson will be competing this year in 4 different divisions of the 2013 RE/MAXWorld Long Drive Championship. He recently qualified for the Open division at the regionals held at Winstar in Thackerville ,OK. At the ripe young age of 57, Wilson will be the oldest competitor to ever qualify in the open division. Bobby will also compete in the Senior, Super Senior, and Grand Champion divisions, all held in Mesquite, Nevada from September 18 – 27, 2013.
According to Wilson,” I am excited, honored and nervous to be back in competition since my bicep tendon injury of last year, however, when they announce that the grid is clear, I’ll have my GameFace on!”
In 2009, the Loudmouth pants wearing, crowd favorite won two world titles in the same night, winning the coveted Super Senior title and in less than 30 minutes won his second Senior Division title, a feat never before accomplished. Ask Wilson if he thinks that he can catch lightning in a bottle again, ” I know that my faith in the Lord is what carried me through before and that will never change. I am a believer! So,the answer to that question is “Yes, and there is a new sheriff in town.”
Wilson is the founder and creator of the Power Golf Institute, an online teaching site that caters to the young and old, helping golfers hit the ball farther, straighter and more consistent. Bobby says ” I truly believe that I can help you drive the ball better and make the game enjoyable again” His tag line is this’ “Golf’s a lot more fun when your out driving your buddies!” Let’s see how many of those buddies Wilson out drives this year at the world championships.
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About the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship:
The 2013 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Open Division Final Event will take place October 30, from 6-8 p.m. PST, under the lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
The teeing area is located in the grandstands about 40 feet above the LVMS grass infield which will serve as the 50-yard wide fairway.
The Finals will be aired LIVE on Golf Channel with a winner-take-all prize of $250,000 earned by the last driver standing of the eight finalists.
The Finals will feature the excitement of other major sports including fireworks, player introductions, music, smoke effects, and much more.
The eight finalists will first qualify in Mesquite, Nevada, September 18-27 at the Mesquite Sports and Event Complex.
The action in Mesquite will account for three of the four shows that will air on Golf Channel this October, which is being billed as Long Drive Month on Golf Channel.
The four episodes profiling the RE/MAX Long Drive Championships are schedule to air across October for a combined 24 hours, as well as a documentary style hour-long special, which will air on NBC later in the fourth quarter.
Additionally, the long drive content will be featured on Golf Channel’s instructional series and news programs, including Morning Drive, Golf Channel’s daily morning show.