The winner of the 2017 World Long Drive Championship, Justin James, drove the ball an impressive 435 yards to win Volvik World Long Drive Championship with the longest clincher in the events history.

James hails from Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida and his father is a past WLDC champion and professional wrestler.

Upon his win, James jumped into the stands to hug and celebrate with his wife.

Sandra Carlborg, winner of the women’s division, pummeled a 320-yard drive that turned out to be the decisive shot, edging the 316-yard effort of Heather Manfredda to win the title. The win is Carlborg’s fifth world title, as the Swede also took home top honors in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015.

World Long Drive Championship 2017 | STI 2017 World Long Drive Championship Winners

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