Calgarian Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk won her fifth consecutive Canadian Long Drive Championship September 10th – 11th in Brampton, Ontario using the MFS Matrix MT and the MFS Matrix LT. Vlooswyk, a 31-year-old former schoolteacher hit the ball 271 yards into a stiff 30-km/hr head wind to knock it 16 yards by her closest competitor.
"I was thrilled to defend my National title. I was extremely nervous going into this event. It is a lot easier to chase a Championship than to know all the competitors are gunning for you," commented Vlooswyk.
Vlooswyk used the Nike SQ 460 driver head with a MFS Matrix MT shaft (47 inches long) to hit her title-winning drive. "Lisa Longball" had been working with Matrix shafts and Simply Golf, a Matrix Authorized Dealer in Calgary, Alberta for months to perfect her competition shaft and driver combination. This set-up proved successful despite only having the SQ driver heads for one week prior to the event.
"I only received the driver heads a week ago and I wasn’t planning on switching equipment right before Nationals. However, I hit the club once at the range and I was so impressed that I knew it would be my "go-to" driver."
In the competition, each competitor hits six balls within five minutes. To be included in scoring, the balls must land and remain in the 45-yard wide competition grid.
After winning the National Championship Vlooswyk was named as the sole female member of Team Canada. The Canadian Team is comprised of top finishers from Nationals and includes 3 Open Men’s class hitters, 1 Senior Man and 1 female. The Canadian Team traveled to Kingston, Jamaica for the Inaugural International Long Drive Series September 23 & 24, 2005 and will take on Teams from the USA, Japan, Australia and the Caribbean nations.
Vlooswyk also has her sites set on the World Championships October 17-22, 2005 in Mesquite, Nevada. She has placed top ten at the last four World Championships and hopes to be the first Canadian female to bring home the title in 2005.
For more information on Lisa Vlooswrk, contact Lisa "Longball" Vlooswyk at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.lisalongball.com.
About Matrix Composite Corporation (Matrix)
Matrix Composite Corporation (Matrix) is a premium composite shaft manufacturer based in Brea, California. Matrix Shafts are the #1 Graphite Iron Shaft in play on the PGA Tour in 2005 and were also in 2004 for wins, money won, number in play, and top overall model in play. Matrix has earned victories in 2005 at the Japan PGA Championships, the Zurich Classic, the JCB Classic Sendai (Japan), and the S.K. Telecom (Asian Tour). In addition, Matrix Shafts have earned four 2nd place finishes and 26 top 10 finishes in 2005. Prior to 2005, Matrix Shafts were in the driver, fairway woods, hybrid clubs and irons of Matrix Staff Member K.J. Choi, during victories at the PGA Tour’s 2002 Compaq Classic of New Orleans and 2002 Tampa Bay Classic presented by Buick which vaulted Matrix into prominence among the elite shaft makers of the world. The company’s "The Matrix" shaft has already earned international victories in Choi’s bag at 2003 European PGA Tour’s "German Masters", as well as back-to-back-to-back victories in 2003, 2004 and 2005 at the S.K. Telecom Korean Open on the Asian PGA Tour. Matrix is dedicated to creating the finest composite golf shafts featuring the most exacting quality control standards in the industry. For more information on Matrix golf shafts contact Mike Malloy (email@example.com) or Sarah Gamet (firstname.lastname@example.org) at 800-275-3401.
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