Team USA Captured The 2019 Latino Americano Long Drive Championship
The Amateur Long Drive Team that represented the United States included: 2018 World Champion, Cory Culver, 2018 Open Division Champion, Ryan Thiele, 2017 World Champion, Mark Lawrence, and the 2019 Latino Americano Long Drive Champion – Michael Jarrell (Mikey.)
“This competition elevates the sport of long drive. To have participants from North, Central, and South America, all competing is impressive and grows the sport globally. Congratulations to Team USA and Mikey Jarrell for securing the Latino Americano Long Drive Championship,” commented, Bobby DiMeo CEO & Founder of Short Par 4.
Short Par 4, the #1 “Hand Curated Box” for golfers everywhere, proudly announced today that Team USA, sponsored by Short Par 4, competed against the best Latin American amateur long drivers to seize the inaugural Latino Americano Long Drive Championship.
This international long drive competition was held at the notable Club de Golf La Hacienda in Mexico City from February 14th through February 16th. “The three day event” boasted a field of competitors from Brazil, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Chile, Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
Luis Montero de Cote’s stellar play continued into the long drive championship, but it was Mikey Jarrell from New York who prevailed.
The first day of competition was kicked off with two rounds of qualifying on the Club de Golf La Hacienda where the players had to conquer the narrow dogleg left configuration of the grid.
The second day of the competition was critical to the players, as it was set up to reduce the field to the top 16 players. They all competed in the third round in order to participate in the final head-to-head rounds. A Pro-Am style golf tournament, with the members of the Club de Golf La Hacienda, followed the intense contest.
The third and final day was Championship Saturday. The day began with a putting challenge, Luis Montero de Cote from Mexico went undefeated through round-robin stages and “head-to-head” finals to claim the putting title.
Luis Montero de Cote’s stellar play continued into the long drive championship, but it was Mikey Jarrell from New York who prevailed. He beat Luis Montero de Cote from Mexico in the finals with an Amateur Long Drive record of 400 yards. The reigning Amateur Long Drive™ (ALD) World Champion Corey Culver from Georgia took third place.
ABOUT AMATEUR LONG DRIVE:
ALD is dedicated to the sport of long driving. The association coordinates ALD leagues and ALD qualifying events for participants who hope to compete in the Amateur Long Drive World Championship, a long drive competition for non-professionals, which will be held at the Barefoot Resort from August 15, 2019 to August 17, 2019. These long drive participants compete in age brackets for trophies and prizes
Short Par 4 is an associate sponsor to the Amateur Long Drive (ALD™) Championship Series. As part of the arrangement, the company is providing a free one branded Short Par 4 subscription to every long drive participant. In addition, signature Short Par 4 shirts, pullovers, and hats will be given to every competitor.