ACTEC Foundation President John T Rogers, Jr. is pleased to announce the first Annual ACTEC Foundation Longest Drive Challenge to raise support for the lifelong learning initiatives of The Foundation. The winning golfer will claim the official ACTEC Foundation Golden Driver, be photographed virtually with the driver and their clubs, and be announced in an email and on the Foundation’s website.

The Challenge will take place over a period of four weeks, one round per week, with a winner announced each week (the golfer whose ball was driven the farthest during that week), and an overall challenge winner (the golfer whose ball was driven the farthest during the entire Challenge) named at the end.

This year’s golfers include new State Chairs – those who have assumed the role within the last two years: Cameron Seybolt of the Great Lakes Region and Minnesota State Chair; Shannon Barks of the Heart of America Region and Missouri State Chair; Glenn Fox of the Mid-Atlantic Region and Downstate New York State Chair; Lisa Rico of the New England Region and Massachusetts State Chair; Merry Balson of the Rocky Mountain Region and Colorado State Chair; Kimberly Stogner of the Southeast Region and North Carolina State Chair; Gray Edmonson of the Southern Region and Mississippi State Chair; and Lauren Garner of the Western Region and Arizona State Chair.

Every dollar you donate to The ACTEC Foundation propels your favorite golfer’s ball another foot down the fairway – the longest drive wins!

Golfers are teeing up! …help drive them home! The Longest Drive Challenge ends on Wednesday, May 17 at 5:00 pm ET.

Announcements will be shared weekly via an email to ACTEC Fellows and shared in the Weekly Update. 

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Support Your Favorite Golfer

Woman golfer in teal shirt.
Golfer: Lauren Garner

As State Chair of Arizona, I am proud to represent the Western Region states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Canada (Western).

Woman golfer in hot pink shirt.
Golfer: Merry Balson

As State Chair of Colorado, I am proud to represent the Rocky Mountain Region states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

Man golfer in yellow shirt.
Golfer: Glenn Fox

As State Chair of Downstate New York, I am proud to represent the Mid-Atlantic Region states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C.


Woman golfer in green shirt.
Golfer: Lisa Rico

As State Chair of Massachusetts, I am proud to represent the New England Region states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Man golfer in blue shirt.
Golfer: Cam Seybolt

As State Chair of Minnesota, I am proud to represent the Great Lakes Region states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin and Canada (Central & Eastern).

Man golfer in navy blue shirt.
Golfer: Gray Edmondson

As State Chair of Mississippi, I am proud to represent the Southern Region states of Alabama, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Woman golfer in red shirt.
Golfer: Shannon Barks

As State Chair of Missouri, I am proud to represent the Heart of America Region states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.

Woman golfer in black and gold.
Golfer: Kim Stogner 

As State Chair of North Carolina, I am proud to represent the Southeast Region states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia.