Back in the world championships

On Saturday I made it back into the World Championships.

Round 1, I hit it awful and only got 3 in the grid, but managed to advance. Round two I hit the longest ball of the day at 378 and hit one over 390 that hit a rock and bounced out. I still hit 5 of 6 in…the rock ball was the only miss.

In the winners bracket heads up for the spot in the worlds, the wind died, I hit all 6 in and won 368 to 348. The guy I beat went on to make it trough the losers bracket. Chris Low. One of the nicest guys I have ever met in LD, so kudos to him.

There was some joking before the competition that this was supposed to be an easy region (Salt Lake City) so people came here for an easy ride. No such luck. Besides myself, there were 3 other guys who have finished among the top 4-8 in either the Open or Senior division in the past.

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18 Comments

  1. Brett

    Awesome! Congratulations.

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  2. Joeunc

    congrats!!!

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  3. IPM

    Nice Monty. And you’re conditioning is better this time. Do you use your old long drive swing, or do you incorporate your new philosophies?

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  4. Damon

    Awesome – congrats!

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  5. Greg

    It was the shorts.

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  6. Andrew in Belgium

    Brill – You should have kept the rock ball excuse for later though 🙂

    Clearly Greg is correct – this new fancy golfing slacks look does nothing for performance…

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  7. John Short

    Congratulations Monte! That is fantastic.

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  8. Bob

    Congrats Monte and good luck in future LD competitions.

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  9. Peter B

    Oh man you crazy guy going back to the longhitters, if you are on Tele please shout out and break the club or bite it or do something funny LOL
    Congratulations Ill be to taunt you there when you are done with my swing.

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  10. mukster

    See what happens when you hold the lag!
    J/K, well done!

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  11. carrera

    Congrats!

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  12. Jason

    Well done Monte!! I’m very happy for you. What golf ball do you use for Long Drive?

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  13. Bruce

    Nice job Monte……can’t wait for September.

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  14. Robert Evans

    I’ll be driving up to Mesquite to watch you win if I can get a weekend pass:)

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  15. Derrick

    Monte – Big congrats, my man! Great job!

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  16. Tom McNamara

    Great news! We will look for you in Japan! Lol

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  17. banner12

    Question: Did you qualify for the Open division or simply the Senior catagory?

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