Heather LeMaster is the 2013 Women’s World Long Drive Champion.
Heather LeMaster is a Sacramento Native. It’s close to the mountains and beaches, and big cities are just a short plane ride away. Heather has many interests, such as snowboarding, and snorkeling, but her two favorites are horseback riding and golf. She has competed with her horses all over the West and mid-West in the United States. Heather has accumulated over 15 World Titles including several open titles when she was only nine years old.
Her other passion, golf, began at a young age as well. She started swinging a custom club that her uncle built for her. A cut down driver, from the back yard to the pasture “I loved chasing the ball back and forth and keeping it away from our herd of dogs”. She started junior tournaments during High School and had a few JGANC and First Tee events under her belt, when she started working with a great local swing coach, Tommy Morton, who helped Heather develop solid fundamentals and ball striking technique. In her Senior year of High School, she started working with Coach Matt Kilgariff, who refined her game, dropping her handicap from a 7 to a plus 2. Heather continued onto college in 2004 on a full-ride athletic scholarship for golf. She majored in Organizational Communications, and was awarded Big Sky Player of the Week in 2006. She helped her team make their mark in the Sacramento State history book by taking the team to regionals after winning the Big Sky Conference Championship in Arizona in 2007 with the lowest score. Heather graduated in 2008 and continued playing as a competitive amateur golf for two years. In 2008 and 2009 Heather qualified for the US Women’s Amateur Championships. In 2010, she competed in four mini-tour events as a professional with a second place finish in one event. After an injury late that year, Heather took some time off from competitive golf.
Missing competitive golf after six months of not playing, Heather began training and swinging her clubs again. In 2011 she found a way to display her distance abilities, compete and travel all at the same time. In 2013 Heather won the Re/Max World Long Drive Championships. With a booming Drive of 330 yards to qualify, she brought the title home to California. Heather also has four International wins including two in Mexico, one in the Dominican Republic and one in Sweden.
- Competition Record: 331 Yards at the 2011 Aldila Match Play Championship in Sweden
- Personal Best: 358 Yards Lincoln Hills, CA November 2014
- Professional Victories: 2013 Re/Max World Champion-306 yards Mesquite, Nevada and 4X International Long Drive Champion