Martin Borgmeier, Monica Lieving look to win back-to-back events
World Long Drive, now owned by GF Sports and Entertainment, heads to its second event of 2023 – WLD Hobe Sound in Hobe Sound, Florida.

Martin Borgmeier and Monica Lieving captured titles at WLD Mesquite in March. Borgmeier won the Open Division with a drive of 408 yards in the final round. Lieving earned the win in the Women’s Division, out-driving six-time world champion Sandra Carlborg 350 to 320 in the finals.
The Men’s Open Division will have 24 of the top 25 ranked World Long Drive competitors in the field. The Men’s Open Division will consist of four groups of 16 players. Of the 64 players in the Open Division, 46 are ranked in the top 100 in the world.

A star-studded Women’s Division brings seven of the top 10 ranked World Long Drive competitors. Three-time World Long Drive champion Phillis Meti enters WLD Mesquite ranked No. 3 in the world.

2023 WLD Hobe Sound Event Schedule (all times Eastern)

Thursday, April 13 7:00 a.m. – Range Opens 8:00 a.m. – Local Qualifier #19:00 a.m. – Local Qualifier #2 10:00 a.m. – Local Qualifier #3 11:00 a.m. – Local Qualifier #4 1:00 p.m. – Regional Qualifier 5:00 p.m. – Open Division Buy-In Group 1 (16 Players – Top 2 Advance to Field of 2023 WLD Hobe Sound)

Friday, April 14 7:00 a.m. – Range Opens 8:00 a.m. – Open Division Round 1, Group 1 (16 Players – Top 8 Advance to Round 2) 10:00 a.m. – Open Division Round 1, Group 2 (16 Players – Top 8 Advance to Round 2) 12:30 p.m. – Open Division Round 1, Group 3 (16 Players – Top 8 Advance to Round 2) 2:30 p.m. – Open Division Round 1, Group 4 (16 Players – Top 8 Advance to Round 2)

Saturday, April 15 7:00 a.m. – Range Opens 8:00 a.m. – Open Division Round 2, Group 1 (16 Players – Top 8 Advance to Round 3) 10 a.m. – Open Division Round 2, Group 2 (16 Players – Top 8 Advance to Round 3) 12:30 p.m. – Amateur Division 3:30 p.m. – Senior Division

Sunday, April 16 8:00 a.m. – Range Opens 9:00 a.m. – Junior Girls Preliminary Rounds (9 Players – Top 4 Advance to Finals) 10:00 a.m. – Junior Boys Preliminary Rounds (9 Players – Top 4 Advance to Finals) 12:00 p.m. – Women’s Division Round 1 (16 Players – Top 8 advance to Quarterfinals) 2:00 p.m. – Open Division Round 3 (16 Players – Top 8 Advance to Quarterfinals) 4:30 p.m. – Junior Division Finals – Girls (4) / Boys (4) 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. – Women’s Division Quarterfinals, Women’s Division Semifinals, Women’s Division Finals, Open Division Quarterfinals, Open Division Semifinals, Open Division Finals
Open Division Group 1(1) Scottie Pearman (2) Colton Casto (3) Ryan Gregnol (4) George Haggerty (5) Bryce Verplank (6) Colton Kalkanis (7) Hunter Noell (8) Wes Patterson(9) Rocco Gondek (10) Jared Foerter (11) Samuel Attanasio (12) Cam Swanson (13) Justin Rich (14) Matt Stubbs (15) Cameron Weckerly (16) Jordan Crews
Open Division Group 2(1) Kyle Berkshire (2) Josh Koch (3) Ryan Reisbeck (4) Rob Tiettmeyer (5) Mark Costello (6) Cody Billinghurst (7) Scott Littlefield (8) Maurice Allen(9) Victor Bourget (10) Jeff Brumley (11) Damyon Dooley (12) Karter Adams (13) David Waud (14) Paul Kuehn (15) George Nagy (16) LCQ #2
Open Division Group 3(1) Martin Borgmeier (2) Brandon Flynn (3) Zack Holton (4) Landon Gentry (5) Isaiah Joyner (6) Dwight Riddle (7) Jeremy Nowak (8) Kyle Gabbard(9) Munashe Masawi (10) Sebastian Twaddell (11) Brendan Wise (12) Josh Jackson (13) John Zook (14) Earl Weidner (15) Jay Helstowski (16) LCQ #1
Open Division Group 4(1) Reid Russell (2) Justin James (3) Sean Johnson (4) William Hogue (5) Bobby Ray (6) Jacob Golliday (7) Sam Judah (8) Andrew Fernandes(9) Wes Campeau (10) Gavin Yociss (11) Ben Kassman (12) Jacob Hignite (13) Andrew Cody(14) Trevor Scott (15) Kevin McFarland (16) Shawn Williams
Women’s Division(1) Devon Casazza (2) Kelly Rudney (3) Phillis Meti (4) Monica Lieving (5) Gabi Powel (6) Savannah Meyer-Clement (7) Mary Driscol (8) Chelsea Odem(9) Sandra Carlborg (10) Anna Drahos (11) Averee Dovsek (12) Sara Graham (13) Cassandra Meyer (14) Lee Dinzik (15) Jeanine Minnick (16) Katongo Chama
Senior Division(1) David Mobley (2) Jeff Gavin (3) Eddie Fernandes (4) EJ McDonnell (5) Troy Caley (6) Tom Peppard (7) Antony Livingston (8) George Nagy(9) Mike Bauman (10) Rob Sipll (11) Daniel Beck(12) Robert Oristaglio(13) Ernie Guimond (14) Jeff Farley (15) Chad Hartley (16) Paul Cleary
Amateur DivisionGroup A Nate Mizrahi, Casey Steed, Jamie Beddow Thomas Quigley
Group C Austin Tufts Stephen Hopper Cole Fittler Jason Trout
Group E Cody Sheppard Marc Foto Landon Chestnut Jeff Genisot
Group B Tyler Mapes Justin Rich Barrett Stover Keaton Phillips
Group D Robert SaucierJames Anderson Ernie Guimond Tristan Micelli
Group F Eduardo Lopez Earl Weidner Andrew EignerBeau Blair
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About World Long Drive

 The World Long Drive Championship is the largest annual domestic professional golf event not associated with the PGA of America, the PGA Tour, or the LPGA. It was first held in 1974, and since 2000 consisted of Open, Women’s, Seniors (over-45s), and Amateur events. The World Long Drive tour is comprised of over 12 events domestically and over 30 events internationally all culminating for the season finale World Long Drive Championship. World Long Drive tour and championship is owned and operated by GF Sports and Entertainment based out of New York, NY. 

World Long Drive has partnered with PIVOT Agency out of the San Francisco Bay area to reintroduce the brand and sport into the corporate market leveraging partner relationships.
PIVOT Agency is a full-service sports marketing agency, built at the nexus of brands and culture, and forming alliances between consumer brands, athletes, sports, the arts, causes, business and media. Today it has grown into four (4) unique and successful divisions, encompassing Property Representation, Brand Consulting, Travel and Hospitality. PIVOT’s property division consults with top organizations in the sports and entertainment world including GF Sports & Entertainment, Pro Pickleball Association, Athletes Unlimited, Cedar Fair, OpTic Gaming, NRG, Spacestation Gaming, Illinois State University and a growing portfolio of professional and collegiate properties.

About GF Sports and Entertainment

GF Sports & Entertainment is a global events and operations company that elevates the experience of live sports, entertainment and interactive events. The company owns two of the ATP Tour’s longest running American tennis tournaments, the Dallas Open and the Atlanta Open, as well as the National Lacrosse League New York Riptide. GF Sports & Entertainment also incubates new and emerging sport concepts, this includes Wolf Pack Ninjas, which operates ninja-focused events globally and just completed the purchase of World Long Drive an international long drive tour.
GF Sports & Entertainment was founded in July 2015 by New York-based private equity firm GF Capital. For additional information, pleasevisit