Our resident long drive studs, Matthew "Hoss" Vilade of Hide-a-way Lake and Cody Ellis of Bullard are headed to St. Louis for this weekend's Re/Max St. Louis Long Drive Classic at Gateway National Golf Links near downtown St. Louis. They are members of the Long Drivers of America Tour.
I talked to Vilade today as he was preparing to leave. Now fully recovered from the pneumonia that hampered his performance at the Texas Shootout, Hoss is raring and ready to show everybody what he is capable of. Remember, Vilade hit a monster 473 yard drive at an event earlier this year in Mesquite, Nevada. He is capable of doing some big things.
Hoss tees it up in Round 1 at 9am Sunday morning. Ellis takes his first shot at 10:30am. We'll keep an eye on their progress.