Krank Golf Represented by More than 10 Competitors at 2009 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships

Tempe-based Krank Golf announced it will be represented by many of the world’s best long drivers from Oct. 25-30 at the 2009 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championships in Mesquite, Nevada. Total purse for the event is $450,000.  Lance Reader Standing w pendant and bag

Each year in excess of 10,000 competitors attempt to qualify for the RE/MAX Finals. The qualification events occur at approximately 300 plus sites around the globe.

Krank Golf founder and president Lance Reader, a Phoenix, Ariz., resident who once hit a world record drive of 526 yards in a 2004 competition, said Krank Golf is represented by many of the sport’s top competitors, including NBA Hall of Famer Rick Barry of Denver. All Krank drivers are made for average golfers. Over 20,000 have been sold in the Phoenix market alone.

Barry, 63, competing in the Grand Champion Division, brought home the title for the second straight year in 2008 by hitting drives of 373, 369, 361 and 360 yards.

Barry will be joined in Mesquite by Team Krank member Mike Dobbyn (Las Vegas), the 2007 World Long Drive Champion. 

Allen McDougallOther athletes representing the product include Allen McDougall, No. 1 on the 2009 LDA money list, Danny Luirette, Tyler Kellet, Jason Witczak (all of Scottsdale), Kevin Blenkhorn (Alberta, Canada), Trevor Consavage (Orlando, Fla.), Mitch McDowell (Portland, Oregon) Bobby Bradley (Wellington, Fla.), the Pittsburgh Pirates (Major League Baseball) No. 1 pick in 1999, and Jason Eslinger (Okahoma City, OK). 

Reader said all the competitors will be hitting his newest product, the Rage driver. The standard Rage model, which conforms to USGA specifications, sells for $349. It features the new Fujikura Diesel Shaft. 

Krank Rage DriverFounded in 2002, Krank Golf has built a reputation for making the world’s best driver by specializing in distance, while maintaining accuracy. Though it’s the product of choice for the game’s best long drivers, average golfers have bought it in mass quantities.

At the 2008 Remax World Long Drive Championships, Krank Golf finished 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th, 6th and 7th in the Grand Champion Division (age 61 and older).

Fred Hooter, 65, a Long Drive America (LDA) Hall of Famer and previous Senior World Long Drive Champion, hit the longest ball during the Grand Champion division (396 yards).

Krank Golf has had the privilege of performing Long Drive demonstrations in over 1,400 charity and corporate golf outings. “Our goal is to provide all golfers with clubs that outperform not only the major name brand drivers but to outperform the current drivers used on the Long Drive Tour,” Reader, 46 said.  “We want to stay within market cost even though we can outhit every single major driver. We specialize in one thing. Our goal is to build the best possible legal form of driver. Then, we go out and prove it in competition.”

Krank products are sold only on the Web site www.Krankgolf.com

 

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