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Golf Channel and NBC to broadcast Long Drive Championship series in 2013

Golf Channel and NBC to broadcast Long Drive Championship series in 2013

October is going to be a long month in 2013. Literally. Under a deal between Golf Channel and the Long Drivers of America , four long-drive competitions will be telecast on Golf Channel next year, culminating with a live showing of the World Long Drive Championship. Next October will be designated Long Drive Month at Golf Channel. The cable network will air long drive competitions on Wednesday evenings, Oct. 9, 16 and 23. Those events, which will be held in September and edited for the October showings, will serve as qualifiers. (Think of them as the FedEx Cup playoffs of long drive.) The main event, the World Long Drive Championship, will be shown live for two hours under the lights on Wednesday, Oct. 30. (RELATED VIDEO: Fomer long-drive champion puts on a show ) Golf Channel will re-air each telecast four times through the rest of the quarter, and its broadcast partner, ...

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