Want to see an 80-year-old hit 400-yard drives?April 19, 2018 The Scoop
Canadian Jamie Sadlowski hits the ball a long, long way. He's also 80 years old. Kind of
Ever seen an 80-year-old hit driver 400-yards? Then this video is for you…
— Cleveland Golf (@ClevelandGolf) April 16, 2018
We can’t lie to you any longer. It is, of course, two-time World Long Drive champion James Sadlowski in disguise.
Recently Sadlowski participated in something out of the ordinary, when sponsor Cleveland turned him into Grandpa Jamie – and it caused quite a stir.
Golf Digest caught up with Sadlowski during his escapade, and he told them that “he didn’t say much about the idea” but “thought it would be fun”.
— Kent Morrison (@KentMGlobal) April 16, 2018
Sadlowski, whose real age is 29, won back-to-back World Long Drive Championships in 2008 and 2009, but now the Canadian bomber is trying to make a living in the game’s professional ranks. He currently plays on the MacKenzie Tour.
It could be argued that the shift from hitting it miles for a living to plotting your way round a guarded course would be a non-starter.
Not for Sadlowski.
After successfully negotiating Q-School to stay on tour in Canada, he is setting his sights on the PGA Tour.
“Last year was my first full year playing the Mackenzie Tour and I learned a lot about my game,” he added.
“After missing my card by a few hundred bucks and finished tied for 9th, we’re good to go for another year in Canada and hopefully get one of those five cards for the PGA Tour.”