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Aug 11th, 2016

Line up of UK's biggest hitters confirmed

For American Golf long drive final

37 of the U.K.’s biggest hitters are getting ready for the final of the American Golf Long Drive Championships on Friday August 19th at High Legh Golf Club, Cheshire.

From over 1000 contestants across Open, Over 45 and Ladies categories, the final 37 have made it through local and regional qualifying to battle it out for the prestigious title of American Golf Long Drive Champion along with automatic qualification for the World Long Drive Finals in October.

Competition is expected to be fierce at the U.K.’s premier Long Drive Final as the country’s best undiscovered talent takes to the stage, as Daniel Gathercole, Director of Marketing and Communications at American Golf explains, “Last year’s event uncovered some incredible talent with Rebecca McGinley, our first Ladies Champion, now ranked third in the world. The distances we’ve seen at regional qualifying are way in excess of last year so we’re expecting the final to produce even more fireworks and hopefully someone who can match or even better Rebecca’s achievements.”

Seven of the qualifiers for the final have recorded distances in excess of last year’s winning drive so returning champion, Long Drive professional Dan Konyk, will have to be on his best form to stand a chance of retaining his title.

With a ticket to the World Finals and a year as ambassador for American Golf and Garmin on the line Konyk is working hard to meet the challenge of this year’s event.

“The guys at regional qualifying have been hitting some really big numbers so I know I’ll have to be at my best to compete,” commented the Huddersfield golf pro. “I’ve had a fantastic year as champion doing promotional work and video tips for American Golf as well as representing them and Garmin at the World Championships. I’m working hard to get up to my best form so I can stand a chance of having another year as Champion.”

The winner of each category wins a Garmin hamper along with the American Golf title and a trip to represent American Golf and Garmin at the 2017 World Long Drive Championship in Oklahoma.

The American Golf Long Drive Championship final at High Legh Park is free to attend and spectators are welcome.





Alex Robertson

Terry Keenan

Lucas Dornan

Dave Benford

Tom Ruddle

John McSloy

Brad Pearmain

Adam Gaskins

Bijan Martin

Martin Rogalski

Cameron Steedman

Ben Huda

David Evans

Chris Moulds


Over 45’s




David Wilmore

Mark Taylor

Charles Seo

John Harris

Anton Reader

Ross Cleary

Kevin Commins

Mark Newton

Douglas Bradley







Olivia Raybould

Jade Roberts

Becky Tilke

Sarah Chuter

Abbi Rowlands

Mary Lucharini

Rebecca O'Grady

Deb Kershaw

Lorna McClymont

Maria Connor

Bronwyn Davies



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TAGS: American Golf, News, 2016, Competition