2019 World Long Drive Championship, Powered by Volvik VIVID XT, Won by Berkshire and Crittenden
ORLANDO, Florida (September 5, 2019) – In a thrilling finale to the 2019 World Long Drive Championship – the ultimate power golf spectacle, featuring the Volvik VIVID XT golf ball – Volvik staff players Kyle Berkshire, in the Open Division, and Jeff Crittenden, in the Masters Division, were victors. Contested at the WinStar World Casino & Resort, in Thackerville, Okla., the competition, televised live on Golf Channel Sept. 3 and 4, featured the world’s longest hitters in golf.
“It was an excellent competition from start to finish,” said Don Shin, president of Volvik USA. “We congratulate our Volvik Long Drive Team Staffers Kyle Berkshire and Jeff Crittenden for winning their titles as World Long Drive Champions.
“Golfers of all playing abilities are discovering the high performance quality of Volvik golf balls, as showcased at the 2019 World Long Drive Championship.”
In the Open Division, Berkshire, of Orlando, Fla., confirmed his No. 1 ranking, hitting a 407-yard drive and claiming his first World Long Drive Championship title belt. In the Masters Division, Crittenden, of Greensboro, N.C., secured his second world championship title in three years, blasting his final ball 388 yards.
The World Long Drive Championship is the ultimate power golf spectacle and draws not only the best long drive hitters but also avid spectators from around the globe.
The 2019 World Long Drive Championship provided great competition with Volvik Staff Members Tim Burke, Justin James, Defending Open Division Champion Maurice Allen, Defending Women’s Division Champion and 2019 runner-up Phillis Meti, Jeff Crittenden and Kyle Berkshire in the field.
The Volvik VIVID XT ball is the official ball of the World Long Drive. The Volvik VIVID XT golf ball delivers explosive power and distance. The four-piece premium ball features a matte finish in five color options that enhances focus. Its unique SF matte coating provides superior consistency and higher trajectory.
With over 40 years of golf ball production, Volvik has led the way with unparalleled innovation, rapidly becoming one of the most significant and trusted golf ball manufacturers in the world. Volvik is dedicated to the production of specialized 3- and 4-piece multi-layer high performance golf balls for players of every skill set, featuring 58 worldwide patents. Volvik’s patented SF matte coating has led to the development of Vivid, the world’s first matte finish golf ball.
Volvik recently expanded its best-selling Vivid matte finish golf ball product line with two new golf balls. Vivid Soft and Vivid Lite have been added to Vivid and Vivid XT, making the Vivid product line the largest selection of matte finish golf balls, with the ability to fit every type of player.
Volvik's product line portfolio has been in use on the world's professional tours since 2012. Players using Volvik golf balls have earned millions of dollars in prize money on the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, Champions Tour, Korn Ferry Tour, Ladies European Tour, LAGT and Symetra Tour, with multiple victories. The Volvik Vivid XT is the official golf ball of the World Long Drive Association tour, and Volvik is the title sponsor of the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. The Vivid XT provides high visibility from Volvik’s patented SF matte coating, and explosive distance and power from its patented dual core technology.
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Sally J. Sportsman