2018 World Long Drive Champion Maurice Allen Successfully Drives Golf Ball over Niagara Falls

August 6, 2019

Niagara Parks

• Three-part web series from Skratch covers Allen’s successful drive over the Falls

Niagara Falls, ON – As part of its efforts to promote the game of golf and Niagara as a premier golf destination, Niagara Parks was pleased to have worked with Skratch in the development of their web series Is it Driveable presented by Avis, featuring World Long Drive Champion Maurice Allen.

In the third segment of their three-part series aired on August 1, 2019, Allen becomes the first person ever to successfully drive a golf ball over Niagara Falls.
Allen’s successful attempt followed the highly publicized effort in 2005 by PGA TOUR professional John Daly. Despite a crowd of about 5,000 spectators who gathered at Table Rock to watch his Guinness Book of World Records event, Daly’s attempts ultimately fell short.

Allen’s drive over the Falls was documented in the three-part series that showcases all that goes into making the feat possible, from scouting the site to determining the optimal club and ball flight.

In the grand finale episode on August 1, Allen attempts the drive from the same location as Daly; on a platform just north of Niagara Parks’ Table Rock Centre on the Canadian side. With a ball carry of 393 yards (426 yards finish), Allen officially became the first person to successfully drive a golf ball over Niagara Falls.

From Niagara Parks’ overlook on the Canadian side to the USA side requires a ball flight of at least 342 yards to clear. For context, in all of the 2018 PGA TOUR season, Rory McIlroy had the single longest carry distance measuring at 342.3 yards – he had the longest average carry distance at 305.6 yards.

The three-part series can be viewed online at Skratch’s YouTube channel.

Niagara Parks

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The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.