Golf News for Wednesday, October 18, 2006 | Tournaments

Sean Fister to defend his World Long Drive Championship title

ITASCA, Ill. -- The Excel Golf Tee Company, manufacturer of the “Winningest” high performance golf tee with 21 professional tour victories and over 150 top-10 PGA Tour finishes announced today that Zero Friction staff member Sean “The Beast” Fister will defend his third Re/Max World Long Drive Championship title in Mesquite, Nevada from October 23 – 28, 2006.
Last year Fister won the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship with a monster sized drive of 377 yards, 3 ½ inches. At 43 years and 4 months, he became the oldest person to capture this prestigious title. He also won the event in 1995 and 2001, making him the only American to win three long drive titles as well as claim the record for longevity in the event.

“Sean ‘The Beast’ Fister will rely on the 4-inch Zero Friction Biodegradable Golf Tee to accommodate for his oversized driver head and for less spin at impact. This small but significant reduction will assure him of the longest drives possible,” says Mike Herron the Business Development Manager for Excel Golf Tees, Inc.

For the second consecutive year every competitor playing in a Long Drivers of America Association event will use Zero Friction Golf Tees, the “Official” Golf Tee of the LDA. They will be provided with a variety of tees, which will include the original Zero Friction 2 ¾ inch Biodegradable, the Zero Friction Biodegradable 3 ¼ inch, the new 4 inch Zero Friction Biodegradable, and the new 4 inch Zero Friction Hardwood.

The LDA produces the highly acclaimed RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship where Zero Friction’s presence will be extremely visible. The Zero Friction logo will be seen on every tee box. Daily coverage can be followed at On December 24th, ESPN will debut a 90 minute special featuring highlights from the exciting six-day championship.

The three pronged design of the Zero Friction line of Golf Tees provides less resistance between the golf ball and the golf tee for longer, straighter drives. Its reduced spin rate fights dispersion, thereby keeping the ball on line and in the fairway.

The new 4” Zero Friction Biodegradable Golf Tees and 4” Zero Friction Hardwood Golf Tees are exclusively available at Sellinger’s Power Golf, the retail arm of the LDA. They are sold in quantities of 50, 250 and 500. For pricing and information regarding the longest Zero Friction Golf Tees, contact

Zero Friction Golf Tees are environmentally safe and are made with Biodegradable materials. They are manufactured by Excel Golf Tee, Inc. of Itasca, IL, a full-service distributor of wooden golf tees serving the golf industry. For more information, visit the company web site at or call the company directly at 800-915-5115 or 630-775-9300.
For media information on Excel's entire line of products, including the Zero Friction Golf Tee, contact Vanessa Price, Read The Greens, at 714 544-6515 or at Images can be found and downloaded on the Zero Friction Golf Tee web site at