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Must see video: Long-drive champ smashes simulator
Series: Golf Buzz
Published: Friday, November 16, 2012 | 11:46 a.m.
Jamie Sadlowski, former two-time RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion (2008, 2009), stopped by the set of Golf Channel's, "Morning Drive," on Friday with the show's host, Gary Williams.
During the segment, Sadlowski and Williams were supposed to have a long-drive contest on the golf simulator in the studio. Unfortunately -- or, actually, "incredibly" -- the contest was pretty much over before it even got started.
Williams let Sadlowski play first since he was the visitor. Salowski took a mighty swipe and smashed the golf ball right through the net that protects the simulator's projection screen and then the ball traveled right through the projection screen as well.
Sadlowski and Williams both laughed in disbelief, then Williams informed the audience, "Ladies and gentlemen, this contest is over! He just broke our simulator!"
For the record, Sadlowski's personal best drive traveled a monstrous 445 yards.
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