Tinley Park, IL – Bettinardi Golf, maker of the world’s finest precision-milled putters for over 25 years, collaborated with the World’s Longest Putt (WLP) Championship held at The Baths of Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin.
The WLP Championship is a new putting competition and charity fundraiser open to all golfers at qualifying locations nationwide. Local qualifiers advance to regionals, and those regional winners advance to the World’s Longest Putt Championship.
Hosted on September 25-26, the 2023 WLP Finals showcased Midwest golfers competing for the World’s Longest Putt title. With a Bettinardi putter Queen B 11, Mike Born secured the 2023 WLP Championship by putting it twice to within five feet of the final 400-foot pin. Born was awarded a Bettinardi Golf gift package to celebrate his win.
Following the conclusion of the WLP Finals, several competitors attempted to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Putt. On his final putt of the day, Jay Stocki sank a 401.26-foot putt and established a new world record for the longest golf putt (non-tournament). This Guinness World Record was set with Stocki's custom-fit Bettinardi Queen B 11.
In preparation for the WLP Finals, Stocki was fit for his putter in the state-of-the-art fitting bays at Bettinardi's new Studio B in Oak Brook, Illinois.
“The fitting process at Bettinardi was truly game-changing,” said Stocki, CEO of The World's Longest Putt. “My new Bettinardi putter immediately shaved strokes off my game and gave me newfound confidence on the greens. The Bettinardi team provided an excellent experience in helping me find the best putter for my game."
While Bettinardi putters have won over 100 professional tournaments, this is their first victory of this kind.
“Congratulations to Jay Stocki on his success in setting this new world record in golf,” said Sam Bettinardi, President of Bettinardi Golf. “Our product is continually validated at the game’s highest levels on all global tours with 100 wins and counting, but the fact that our Queen B 11 set the Guinness World Record for world’s longest putt is another major accomplishment we are all proud to be part of.”
The 2024 WLP Finals are scheduled for Oct. 7, 2024, at The Baths of Blackwolf Run.
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Located just outside Chicago, Illinois, Bettinardi Golf is a high-end, family-owned, and operated golf equipment company that designs, crafts, and mills precision-made golf products, including putters, wedges, headcovers, golf accessories, and more in their state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Since 1998, American-made Bettinardi Golf putters have amassed over 100 victories worldwide on Tour. For more information, please visit http://www.bettinardi.com .
About The World's Longest Putt
The World's Longest Putt is golf’s newest premier event. Golfers of all skill levels can compete in qualifying events at courses and charity events nationwide. Qualifying event winners are then able to compete at regional events held across the country. Regional event winners are then invited to the finals at Destination Kohler in October of each year.