Berkshire, Lieving and Reisbeck victorious at 2023 World Long Drive Championship

Kyle Berkshire

Kyle Berkshire, Monica Lieving and Ryan Reisbeck outlasted the competition in the Men’s Open Division, the Women’s Division and the Senior Division respectively to claim the top prizes at the 2023 World Long Drive Championship.

In the process, Berkshire claimed his third world championship title, while Lieving and Reisbeck won a first title each in their respective divisions.

Berkshire, 26, became just the third competitor after Jason Zuback and Sean Fister to win three or more world championships.

"I respect those guys beyond measure and to even be close to being mentioned in the same air as them, it's pretty humbling for me," said Berkshire. "I'm just going to keep my head down, keep training, keep taking care of my body and just keep taking swings. Hopefully, I'm around for another 15 plus years and I can rack up another couple more."

FlightScope is the official tracking partner of World Long Drive (WLD), providing tracking and tracing technology to measure and analyze the performance of long drive competitors during competitions.

FlightScope X3 launch monitors were used throughout the WLD year and this season-ending championship, which took place from 19 to 22 October at the Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta, Georgia. 

FlightScope WLD

During the championship, each competitor's clubhead speed, ball speed and spin rate were broadcast alongside a live tracer for each shot, providing real-time feedback to both the competitors and the audience, while further enhancing the viewing experience for fans. 

The earlier competition rounds were streamed live on the WLD YouTube channel, while the finals were broadcast on Golf Channel.

The World Long Drive Championship is the pinnacle of professional long drive, and the use of FlightScope's technology adds a level of accuracy and entertainment to the competition, allowing golfers and fans to better understand and appreciate the incredible feats achieved by these athletes.