Volvik World Long Drive Championship 2017: Justin James Wins With 435-yard Blast

Volvik World Long Drive Championship, Justin James

The 2017 Volvik World Long Drive Championship ended with some major power from champion Justin James.

James took home the title on September 6 at WinStar World Casino and Resort, defeating Canadian Mitch Grassing.

James won the event, which was presented by Performance Inspired, with a colossal 435-yard drive. James had previously advanced against Paul Howell in the quarterfinals with a 434-yard drive, followed by a 437-yard blast in the semis against Kyle Berkshire.

Here’s a look at James’ winning shot:

The powerful slam set a record for the longest clinching drive in Volvik World Long Drive Championship history—the cherry on top of his major payday.

“It’s crazy. I can’t really describe it,” James said to Golf Channel after his win. “You know they say when I watch games, ‘There are no words,’ and I think they’re stupid. But now I’m the stupid one, because there’s no words to describe this. It’s the best thing ever.”

Here’s a look at James with the title belt, courtesy of World Long Drive Championship presenter Performance Inspired:

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