In the latest episode of VICE Sports' Off Day presented by Callaway, VICE Sports checks in with Jamie Sadlowski, a two-time world champion long driver with a hockey background — a real-life Happy Gilmore
BROOKLYN, NY - VICE Sports today premieres the latest episode of Off Day featuring champion long driver Jamie Sadlowski. One of the leading long drivers in the world, Sadlowski is able to hit a golf ball a staggering 450 yards at speeds of over 200 mph. He got his start playing hockey in Canada's Alberta Junior Hockey League as captain of the Bonnyville Pontiacs, before hanging up his skates and becoming a full-time golfer.
Presented by Callaway, VICE Sports spends the day with the real life Happy Gilmore in Scottsdale, Arizona, starting the day at the rink so Jamie can show off his 95 mph slap shot. Afterwards, Sadlowski and VICE Sports search for a driving range that can safely accommodate his 400+ yard swing. Along the way, Sadlowski shares stories about competing in international long drive championships (occasionally while hungover), reveals how he got his start golfing, and talks about how surprised he is to this day that he's able to make a living solely off the strength of his drives.
Watch Off Day: Jamie Sadlowski
VICE Sports' long-running Off Day series follows athletes off the field and explores the entertaining and bizarre ways our favorite athletes use their limited free time. The series gets a unique look at who our favorite athletes really are when they’re not under the glare of the stadium's lights.
About Vice Sports
VICE Sports is a channel dedicated to the game beyond the game, where the unbridled passion of the true fan shines through, for better or for worse. Headlined by original video content and distinct voices, VICE Sports shines a light on the endless array of characters both inside and outside of the game that tend to inspire such undeniable, and at times, unreasonable devotion. More often than not, the compelling stories and rich experiences that sit in the sports sidecar tend to eclipse the sport itself. We're here to celebrate that.
About Callaway Golf Company
Through an unwavering commitment to innovation, Callaway Golf Company (NYSE:ELY) creates products designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories under the Callaway Golf® and Odyssey® brands worldwide. For more information please visit www.callawaygolf.com.