Longest Drive beim Golf

Mit dem Golfball wurde schon sehr viel Unfug angestellt. Er soll 350m weit auf dem Mond geflogen sein und 48mal den Erdball umrundet haben, nachdem am 24.11.06 von der Raumstation ISS mit einem Eisen 6 geschlagen wurde. Auch der längste Golfschlag auf der Erde, ein 684,8 yards (ca. 610 m) weiter Abschlag auf einer Flughafen-Landebahn, hat mit dem Golfsport wenig zu tun.

Von Interesse ist aber der längste Abschlag, der je auf einem Golfplatz gemacht wurde. Das schaffte der 2,03m große ehemalige Baseball-Spieler Mike Dobbyn am 17. Juli 2007 in Nevada. 551 Yards prügelte er den Ball das Fairway hinunter.

Der längste Abschlag bei einem offiziellen Profi-Golfturnier hat dagegen schon längere Zeit Bestand. Erzielt wurde er von Mike Austin mit einer Länge von 515 yards (471m). Sein Ball landete auf einem Par4 Loch in Las Vegas 65 yards hinter dem Grün. Geschehen ist dies am 25. September 1974 bei einem Seniorenturnier der PGA of America. Mike Austin war damals 64 Jahre alt.

Auch wenn für solche Superweiten eine ganze Menge Faktoren zusammenkommen müssen, werden Jahr für Jahr immer wieder außergewöhnliche Abschläge gemessen. Während bei Longest Drive Meisterschaften immer ebenerdig und mit wenig Rückenwind gespielt wird, gibt es auf der US PGA Tour einige Plätze, die für einen langen Drive gut sind. Weiten von über 400 yards gehen aber nur stark bergab und mit viel Rückenwind. Dass die äußeren Umstände bei den ganz großen Weiten die entscheidende Rolle spielen, wird dadurch deutlich, dass Spieler wie Steve Stricker, Charley Hoffman und Jeff Sluman schon einmal die Jahresbesten waren. Nichts gegen die Fähigkeiten dieser Herren, aber einen Ruf als Longhitter haben die eigentlich nicht.

Die fünf weitesten Abschläge bei einem Profiturnier:
1. Michael Hoke Austin, 471 m (515 yards) / US Senior Open, Las Vegas, 1974
2. Tiger Woods, 455 m (498 yards) / Mercedes Championship, Hawaii, 2002
3. Jim Furyk, 446 m (488 yards) / Mercedes Championship, Hawaii, 2002
4. Joe Durant, 445 m (487 yards) / Mercedes Championship, Hawaii, 2002
5. Mike Weir, 444 m (486 yards) / Mercedes Championship, Hawaii, 2002


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Longest Drive auf der US PGA Tour

2010
1. Steve Stricker - 424 yards - Hyundai T of C
2. Bubba Watson - 416 yards - Sony Open
3. Boo Weekley - 415 yards - WGC-Bridgestone
4. Dustin Johnson - 414 yards - Hyundai T of C
5. Paul Casey - 412 yards - WGC-Bridgestone
6. Paul Casey - 410 yards - Hyundai T of C
T7. Lucas Glover - 406 yards - Hyundai T of
T7. Nick Watney - 406 yards - Hyundai T of C
T9. Angel Cabrera - 405 yards - Hyundai T of C
T9. D.J. Trahan - 405 yards - The Greenbrier

2009
1. Charley Hoffman - 467 yards
2. Stephen Dartnall - 438 yards
3. Leif Olson - 437 yards
4. Dustin Johnson - 430 yards
5. Steve Allan - 422 yards
6. Tag Ridings - 420 yards
7. Charles Howell III - 418 yards
8. Greg Owen - 417 yards
9. Andres Romero - 416 yards
10. Geoff Ogilvy - 415 yards

2008
1. Bob Heintz - 435 yards
2. J.L. Lewis - 429 yards
3. Stephen Marino - 424 yards
4. Ryuji Imada - 414 yards
5. Pat Perez - 412 yards

2007
1. Brett Wetterich - 437 yards - Mercedes-Benz
2. Brett Wetterich - 435 yards - WGC-Bridgestone
3. J.B. Holmes - 429 yards - Mercedes-Benz
4. Chris Couch - 428 yards - Mercedes-Benz
5. Bubba Dickerson - 422 yards - Reno-Tahoe Open
6. Anthony Kim - 420 yards - Reno-Tahoe Open
7. John Senden - 416 yards - WGC-Bridgestone
8. Adam Scott - 413 yards - Mercedes-Benz
9. Ernie Els - 410 yards - WGC-Bridgestone
10. Carl Pettersson - 409 yards - Mercedes-Benz

2006
1. Jason Gore - 427 yards - Mercedes Champ
2. Stuart Appleby - 426 yards - Mercedes Champ
3. Angel Cabrera - 426 yards - WGC-Bridgestone
4. Scott Gutschewski - 425 yards - Texas Open
5. Bubba Dickerson - 420 yards - Texas Open
6. Harrison Frazar - 416 yards - Texas Open
7. J.B. Holmes - 413 yards - WGC-Bridgestone
8. Charley Hoffman - 411 yards - Texas Open
9. Wes Short, Jr. - 410 yards - Mercedes Champ
10. Geoff Ogilvy - 409 yards - Mercedes Champ

2005
1. D.A. Points - 442 yards - Buick Champ
2. Stuart Appleby - 427 yards - WGC-NEC Invit'l
3. Graeme McDowell - 422 yards - Honda Classic
4. Richard S. Johnson - 418 yards - Texas Open
5. Jason Allred - 417 yards - Texas Open
6. Jerry Kelly - 416 yards - Texas Open
7. Stuart Appleby - 412 yards - WGC-NEC Invit'l
T8. Tiger Woods - 408 yards - Mercedes Champ
T8. Davis Love III - 408 yards - WGC-NEC Invit'l
T8. Stuart Appleby - 408 yards - WGC-NEC Invit'l

2004
1. Davis Love III - 476 yards - Mercedes Champ
2. Rory Sabbatini - 448 yards - Mercedes Champ
3. Darren Clarke - 446 yards - Mercedes Champ
4. Lucas Glover - 436 yards - Texas Open
5. Stuart Appleby - 433 yards - Mercedes Champ
T6. Ernie Els - 429 yards - Mercedes Champ
T6. Victor Schwamkrug - 429 yards - Shell Houston
8. Ernie Els - 427 yards - Mercedes Champ
9. Chad Campbell - 426 yards - Mercedes Champ
10. Tiger Woods - 425 yards - Mercedes Champ

2003
1. Jeff Sluman - 473 yards - Bob Hope Chrysl
2. Retief Goosen - 452 yards - Mercedes Champ
3. Phil Tataurangi - 449 yards - Mercedes Champ
4. Paul Goydos - 446 yards - Honda Classic
5. Ian Leggatt - 439 yards - Mercedes Champ
6. Kenneth Staton - 436 yards - Texas Open
7. Greg Kraft - 430 yards - Texas Open
8. Jonathan Kaye - 428 yards - Buick Invitatio
9. Charles Howell III - 425 yards - Mercedes Champ
10. Davis Love III - 416 yards - WGC-NEC Invit'l

2002
1. Tiger Woods - 498 yards - Mercedes Champ
2. Jim Furyk - 488 yards - Mercedes Champ
3. Joe Durant - 487 yards - Mercedes Champ
4. Mike Weir - 486 yards - Mercedes Champ
5. Retief Goosen - 484 yards - Mercedes Champ
6. Tom Pernice, Jr. - 483 yards - Mercedes Champ
7. Scott Verplank - 478 yards - Mercedes Champ
8. Davis Love III - 477 yards - Mercedes Champ
T9. Brad Faxon - 476 yards - Mercedes Champ
T10. Chris DiMarco - 476 yards - Mercedes Champ

2001
1. Casey Martin - 409 yards - Tucson Open
2. Brian Kontak - 374 yards - Tucson Open
3. Bradley Hughes - 367 yards - Tucson Open
4. Tim Herron - 365 yards - Tucson Open
5. Brandt Jobe - 363 yards - Tucson Open
6. Scott McCarron - 355 yards - Tucson Open
7. Steve Allan - 354 yards - Tucson Open
8. Garrett Willis - 353 yards - Tucson Open
T9. Brad Elder - 350 yards - Tucson Open
T9. Harrison Frazar - 350 yards - Tucson Open
T9. Mike Sposa - 350 yards - Tucson Open
T9. Robert Gamez - 350 yards - Tucson Open

2000
1. David Duval - 305 yards - Mercedes Champ
2. David Duval - 298 yards - Mercedes Champ
3. Tiger Woods - 297 yards - Mercedes Champ
4. Carlos Franco - 292 yards - Mercedes Champ
5. Ernie Els - 289 yards - Mercedes Champ
6. David Duval - 288 yards - Mercedes Champ
T7. Stuart Appleby - 286 yards - Mercedes Champ
T7. Paul Lawrie - 286 yards - Mercedes Champ
T7. Vijay Singh - 286 yards - Mercedes Champ
10. Tiger Woods - 285 yards - Mercedes Champ
T10. Ted Tryba - 285 yards - Mercedes Champ

1999
1. Tiger Woods - 317 yards
2. Steve Jones - 311 yards
T3. David Duval - 303 yards
3. Tiger Woods - 303 yards
T5. Stuart Appleby - 302 yards
T5. Vijay Singh - 302 yards
T7. David Duval - 301 yards
T7. Davis Love III - 301 yards
T9. Stuart Appleby - 300 yards
10. Chris Perry - 299 yards

1998
1. Phil Mickelson - 328 yards
2. David Toms - 317 yards
3. Tiger Woods - 311 yards
4. Tiger Woods - 310 yards
5. Tiger Woods - 309 yards
6. Scott McCarron - 308 yards
7. Tiger Woods - 304 yards
8. Phil Blackmar - 303 yards
9. Tiger Woods - 300 yards
10. Greg Norman - 299 yards

1997
1. Tiger Woods - 303 yards - Mercedes Champ
2. Tiger Woods - 302 yards - Mercedes Champ
3. Ernie Els - 299 yards - Mercedes Champ
T4. Scott McCarron - 295 yards - Mercedes Champ
T4. Michael Bradley - 295 yards - Mercedes Champ
T4. Davis Love III - 295 yards - Mercedes Champ
7. Tiger Woods - 292 yards - Mercedes Champ
8. Tiger Woods - 288 yards - Mercedes Champ
9. Tiger Woods - 287 yards - Mercedes Champ
T9. Scott McCarron - 287 yards - Mercedes Champ

1996
1. Tom Lehman - 330 yards - Mercedes Champ
2. John Daly - 301 yards - Mercedes Champ
3. Jim Gallagher, Jr. - 297 yards - Mercedes Champ
4. Vijay Singh - 292 yards - Mercedes Champ
5. Mark Calcavecchia - 291 yards - Mercedes Champ
6. Davis Love III - 290 yards - Mercedes Champ
7. Payne Stewart - 289 yards - Mercedes Champ
8. Vijay Singh - 286 yards - Mercedes Champ
8. Jim Gallagher, Jr. - 286 yards - Mercedes Champ
10. Kenny Perry - 285 yards - Mercedes Champ

1995
1. John Daly - 315 yards - Mercedes Champ
2. Fred Couples - 301 yards - Mercedes Champ
3. John Huston - 299 yards - Mercedes Champ
4. Neal Lancaster - 296 yards - Mercedes Champ
5. John Daly - 295 yards - Mercedes Champ
T5. Bill Glasson - 295 yards - Mercedes Champ
7. John Daly - 294 yards - Mercedes Champ
8. Brett Ogle - 290 yards - Mercedes Champ
9. Lee Janzen - 289 yards - Mercedes Champ
10. Greg Norman - 288 yards - Mercedes Champ

1994
1. Davis Love III - 318 yards - Mercedes Champ
2. Fred Couples - 316 yards - Mercedes Champ
3. Lee Janzen - 312 yards - Mercedes Champ
4. Brett Ogle - 300 yards - Mercedes Champ
5. Vijay Singh - 298 yards - Mercedes Champ
T6. Greg Norman - 296 yards - Mercedes Champ
T6. Jay Haas - 296 yards - Mercedes Champ
6. Brett Ogle - 296 yards - Mercedes Champ
T9. Greg Norman - 291 yards - Mercedes Champ
9. Fred Couples - 291 yards - Mercedes Champ

1993
1. Fred Couples - 304 yards - Infiniti T of C
2. Greg Norman - 289 yards - Infiniti T of C
3. Fred Couples - 284 yards - Infiniti T of C
4. John Huston - 282 yards - Infiniti T of C
5 999 Mark Calcavecchia - 277 yards - Infiniti T of C
6. Paul Azinger - 275 yards - Infiniti T of C
T7. Davis Love III - 272 yards - Infiniti T of C
T7. Dan Forsman - 272 yards - Infiniti T of C
9. Paul Azinger - 271 yards - Infiniti T of C

1992
1. John Daly - 308 Infiniti T Of C
2. Kenny Perry - 307 Infiniti T Of C
3. John Daly - 299 Infiniti T Of C
4. John Daly - 295 Infiniti T Of C
5. Fred Couples - 292 Infiniti T Of C
6. Tom Purtzer - 291 Infiniti T Of C
7. John Daly - 290 Infiniti T Of C
8. Phil Mickelson - 287 Infiniti T Of C

 

ReMax World Long Drive Championship


OPEN MEN
2009 - Jamie Sadlowski, 384 yds
2008 - Jamie Sadlowski, 418 yds
2007 - Mike Dobbyn, 385 yds, 6
2006 - Jason Zuback, 368 yds, 29
2005 - Sean Fister, 377 yds, 3.5
2004 - David Mobley, 377 yds, 5
2003 - Clayton Burger, 402 yds, 5
2002 - Carl Wolter, 384 yds, 15
2001 - Sean Fister, 376 yds, 2"
2000 - Viktor Johansson, 315 yds, 28.5
1999 - Jason Zuback, 376 yds, 33.5"
1998 - Jason Zuback, 361 yds
1997 - Jason Zuback, 412 yds, 27"
1996 - Jason Zuback, 351 yds, 1"
1995 - Sean Fister, 362 yds, 1"
1994 - Darryl Anderson, 345 yds
1993 - Brian Pavlet, 336 yds, 3"
1992 - Monte Scheinblum, 329 yds, 13"
1991 - Art Sellinger, 326 yds, 5"
1990 - Frank Miller, 328 yds, 14"
1989 - Scott DeCandia, 327 yds, 15"
1988 - Jim Maynard, 334 yds, 14"
1987 - Mike Gorton, 318 yds, 1"
1986 - Art Sellinger, 311 yds, 14"
1985 - Dennis Paulson, 323 yds, 2"
1984 - Wedgy Winchester, 319 yds, 14"
1983 - Terry Forcum, 307 yds
1982 - Andy Franks, 346 yds, 17.5"
1981 - Lon Hinkle, 338 yds, 6"
1980 - Scott DeCandia, 295 yds, 18"
1979 - Andy Franks, 314 yds
1978 - John McComish, 330 yds
1977 - Evan Williams, 353 yds
1976 - Evan Williams, 319 yds


SENIOR
2009 - Bobby Wilson, 378 yds
2008 - Dan Boever, 366 yds, 25
2007 - Frank Miller, 394 yds, 20
2006 - Gerry James, 378 yds, 30
2005 - Gerry James, 366 yds, 31
2004 - Bobby Wilson, 360 yds, 3.5
2003 - Eric Jones, 381 yds, 33"
2002 - Pat Dempsey, 342 yds, 8"
2001 - Ted Fostey, 357 yds, 17"
2000 - Mike Gorton, 310 yds, 26"
1999 - Fred Hooter, 352 yds, 35"
1998 - Michael Hooper, 354 yds
1997 - Michael Hooper, 371 yds
1996 - Michael Hooper, 333 yds


WOMEN
2008 - Lana Lawless, 245 yds
2007 - Shelia Kelliher, 329 yds
2006 - Phillis Meti, 326 yds, 13
2005 - Stacey Shinnick, 311 yds, 21
2004 - Sally Dee, 287 yds, 17.5
2003 - Nancy Abiecunas, 332 yds, 16"
2002 - Stacey Shinnick, 292 yds, 12"
2001 - Lee Brandon, 291 yds, 4"
2000 - Stacey Shinnick, 249 yds



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