Canada’s Jamie Sadlowski is a two-game World Long Drive champion. -Image credit: Golf Channel

World Long Drive champ coming to Kelowna

Jamie Sadlowksi earns exemption into Mackenzie Tour’s GolfBC Championship at Gallagher’s

Former long drive world champion Jamie Sadlowski has been granted an exemption to play in this year’s GolfBC Championship.

The Mackenzie Tour event, making its second stop in Kelowna, is set for June 15 to 18 at Gallagher’s Canyon.

“We are thrilled to bring Jamie, a two-time world long drive champion, to Kelowna to participate in the GolfBC Championship,” said tournament director Hugh Vassos. “Jamie is billed as ‘The Longest Professional Golfer on the Planet’ and we know Okanagan golf fans are going to come out to watch him crush it in the Canyon.

“Jamie is a great addition to an already great field of players from around the world coming to entertain our golf fans.”

“I’m thrilled to be participating in the GolfBC Championship in beautiful Kelowna,” said Sadlowski. “The Mackenzie Tour is the path to the Tour and eventually the PGA TOUR. I look forward to meeting the great fans and sponsors of the event and playing in my home country.”

Four-day championship passes are available online at The $25 pass represents a huge saving off the $15 daily gate price.

Calling all long ball hitters

The GolfBC Championship is inviting anyone who can hit a golf ball a long way to enter the first GolfBC Championship Long Drive Challenge during tournament week, at 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 14 at Gallagher’s Canyon.

The new event is a build-up to the Mackenzie Tour PGA Tour Canada tournament from June 15 to 18 in Kelowna.

Share the tee box with pros from the Mackenzie Tour, NHL players and other sports celebrities, as well as special guest Jamie Sadlowski former long drive world champion. Amateurs will play to win a Taylor Made M1 driver.

Entry fee is $20 for 3 shots in the qualifier, with the top group moving onto the finals immediately following the preliminaries.

All the action takes place from the No. 1 Pros Tee Box. Proceeds will go to directly to the BC Cancer Foundation.

Enter online at www.golfbcchampionship, at the Gallagher’s Canyon Pro-Shop, or at the registration table at the Long Drive Challenge.

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