Joe Miller proved his status as the continent’s longest hitters when he won the Long Drivers European Tour event at the Heathfield Park Golf Centre, near Bletchingdon.
The 29-year-old from Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, who was world champion in 2010, won the contest with a longest drive of 361 yards into the wind and on a sodden fairway.
This was some way short of a season’s best of 397 yards, for Miller, who is unbeaten in competition this year.
In the final, he beat Scott Beaven, from Mortimer, near Reading.
Lee Gautier, another English player, won the play-off for third place.
Despite the torrential morning rain, the event, which also featured a display by disabled golfer Tony Lloyd, attracted several hundred spectators.
“It was a most enjoyable day,” said Heathfield’s co-owner Geoff Robbins.
“It was amazing to see golfers hit the ball such vast distances.
“We’d love to be able to stage it again.”
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