’12 Remax WLDC champion Ryan Winther took 1st place in the 2015 International Long Drive Championships this past week, held in Manzanillo, Mexico.
I’m a little late in posting the news because I just didn’t feel like posting anything yesterday for obvious reasons.
Another former Remax World Chamionpion and the perennial “bride’s maid” of long drive, Mike Dobbyn, notched another runner-up placing, which is the latest in a string of coming up just short in big bouts – but Winther’s blast was 440 yards, so you’re gonna need your all-time stuff to beat that:
I made it to the finals of the ILDC Open Division Championship without any losses. I faced a fellow World Champion, Ryan Winther, who battled through borderline heat stroke and a shark tank of a losers bracket.
Ryan had to beat me twice to win. The first set, I lost 415-400. In the second set, Ryan hit the longest ball of the tournament at 440 yards. I tried to catch him, but could only muster a 420 yard drive.
And of course RW’s going to be driving it that kind of yardage when he’s set up like this:
Obviously, that stance is money. Look at the right-biased attitude, foot position and head placement – the only change I would suggest to this stance is Wear.A.Hat.
When in Mexico…
Congrats to Manbear, who I’m sure has gotten over his disappointing loss to Jamie Sadlowski in their WLDC Round of 16 match earlier this fall – had he brought that “A-Game” to Oklahoma, no one would have beaten him.
RW’s currently headed home and nursing a case of sun-stroke, but I’ll see if he has any thoughts to add when he’s got some rest and hydration.
Congrats to the Manbear of long driving, looks like his winning swing has returned – and about time!