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World Long Drive Season Tees Off Friday in Mesquite, Nev.

World Long Drive, now owned by GF Sports and Entertainment, tees off its expanded tour at WLD Mesquite in Mesquite, Nevada. The first event of the season will feature six former long drive champions: Kyle Berkshire, Martin Borgmeier, Maurice Allen, Justin James, Phillis Meti, and Sandra Carlborg.

The Men’s Open Division will have 24 of the top 25 ranked World Long Drive competitors battling for the first title of the season. World No. 1 Kyle Berkshire has won three championships in four years and holds a career-best drive of 492 yards. Defending World Long Drive champion Martin Borgmeier earned the title last season with a distance of 426 yards.

A star-studded Women’s Division brings back one of the biggest names in the sport as Sandra Carlborg, a six-time world champion who captured the first two world championship titles of her career in Mesquite, returns to play in her first event since having her second child. Three-time World Long Drive champion Phillis Meti enters WLD Mesquite ranked No. 3 in the world.

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and as a freelance professional. His PR clients have included Wizard World and FAN EXPO, which produce pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America, USA Wrestling, the National Lacrosse League, Strat-O-Matic Media, the Pacific Life Open and Pilot Pen Tennis tournaments and dozens of others. Milani is also the director of athletic communications for Caldwell University. He is a proud graduate of North Rockland High School and Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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