New Zealand long-drive superstar Phillis Meti lost in the finals of last night’s televised “Mile High Showdown.” But Meti left Denver with something better than a victory: a new world record.
In her semi-final match, Meti carried her tee ball 340 yards (310 metres), a distance that’s ho-hum in these type of events. However, it appears Meti’s ball makes contact with a marker or sprinkler head, shooting the rock forward 60 yards (54m).
The drive, finishing at 406 yards (371), counted as a new world record for longest women’s drive.
Troy Mullins defeated Meti in the finals with a 374-yard (342) bomb, with Meti “only” able to muster a drive of 363 yards (332).