Special Guests at the Haggin Oaks Driving Range Include 2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion Ryan Winther and Senior Long Drive Champion Lonnie White
Believe me when I say that there is no single tip, pointer, or magazine article that can give you the perfect swing.
Mastering the perfect swing means nailing down all the components one by one and then putting the pieces together in harmony to launch your ball far and straight. The Long Drive Champions we’re bringing out to the Haggin Oaks Driving Range on Friday, July 12th at 8pm are amazing! Ryan Winther has world records to his name and all of our long drive exhibitors are coming out to demonstrate their super fast hands. Come see Ryan Winther, Lonnie White, Damien Payne and Heather LeMaster this Friday, July 12th from 8pm – 9pm for their FREE Long Drive Clinic!
2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship Open Division Champion – Ryan is the current RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion, also holding the 7 longest balls in history maxing out at 469 yards.
Official World Records
- Guinness Book of World Record for longest Carry Drive on a golf course under
- 1000 meter elevation – 430 YARDS
- Guinness Book of World Record for longest Carry Drive on a golf course over
- 1000 meter elevation – 495 YARDS
- Official World Record Ball Speed, March 9, 2012 – 226.7 MPH
Dr. Greg Rose (Co-Founder TPI) at the Titleist Performance Institute
- RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship finals and grid record – 469 YARDS
Damien and Heather are the dynamic duo. These two provide things that no-other guy/girl team can provide. As two of the longest competitors in their sport, they tackle days on the course together, they entertain crowds and they help charitable organizations.
Damien was born in Santa Rosa and raised on the military base in Oahu, Hawaii but San Diego, CA, is where he calls home, because he went to high school there and then on to accept an intercollegiate scholarship at San Diego State for their basketball team. He is currently settled in Sacramento CA, and he is the proud owner of his Rottweiler named Diego. Memories of his great grandfather’s golf stories have helped to inspire Damien’s accomplishments and future goals. He’s only been in the sport of Long Drive for four years.
In 2011, Damien finished in the top 24 in the Aldila International World Match Play Championships. In 2012, he again advanced – finishing top 20 in that same event. Damien’s longest ball of 2012 was 457 yards. With an immeasurable amount of strength and the fastest hips in Long Drive, Damien is the next up and coming star in Long Drive so watch for him as his career launches and his talent explodes in 2013!
His partner, Heather, has been a golfer all of her life. This Sacramento Native attended Sacramento State on a full ride scholarship in 2004. In 2008, she graduated with a degree in Organizational Communications, and she continued playing as a competitive amateur golfer for two years. In 2008 and 2009, she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championships. In 2010, Heather competed in four mini-tour events as a professional with a second place finish in one event.
After only two years of being a long-driver, she has accomplished quite a bit. She finished 2nd internationally in 2011, and she also had two international wins in 2012, and placed 2nd in the world. In 2013, she plans to help spread the word of women’s Long Drive and win the World Championship. “The best part of working together are the extra days we get to spend to ourselves, meeting new people, traveling to different countries, trying new foods and beverages and competing at a world class level in the same sport.”
Beer, BBQ and Balls is the place to bring your friends and family every Friday and Saturday night! The Haggin Oaks Driving Range is located at 3645 Fulton Avenue in Sacramento, CA.