Justin James is the 2017 Volvik World Long Drive Champion. The Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida native is now the number 1 ranked long driver in the world. The 27-year-old spent several seasons as a player in the Toronto Blue Jays organization before turning his attention to Long Drive. In his rookie season, he finished T-3 at the 2016 World Long Drive Championship. He returned to Thackerville, Okla. the following year to take home the belt with a 435-yard drive walk-off winner.
In addition to performing and speaking at corporate and charity golf events across the country, Justin is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist who consults some of North Florida's top golfers. Justin graduated from Trinity Baptist College with a B.S. and M.A. in the Bible, and served as the College's Head Golf Coach for two seasons before turning professional in 2016 and marrying his wife, Ashleigh.
September 12th, 2017 | Season 2 | 1 hr 7 mins
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We open Season Two as host Colin Weston travels to Oklahoma to cover the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. There Colin speaks with the players, fans, creators, owners and sponsors to reveal how Golf Channel plans to transform what was a niche golf novelty event into a mainstream sport entertainment property.