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Published July 12, 2010, 01:41 PM

Top long driver hold clinic at Osgood Golf Course

Fargo, ND (WDAY Sports) - This morning, the Osgood Golf Course was all about hitting the long ball.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The course hosted a long drive clinic, featuring professional long driver Mike Carlson, one of the top long drivers in the world.

Carlson, who came up from Dallas for this clinic, showed those attending some of his training techniques, and of course he put on a show sending golf balls to the far reaches of the driving range.

He also stayed around to give some individual attention to those who wanted help with their swings. Carlson says the reason he takes time to do these events isn't so much about golf, but more about reaching youth.

“Youth idolize professional athletes. So my passion and the reason I do this really is to gain that platform from a professional level, to influence youth to be good people. I think we all know what the right and wrong choices are. We just need a little bit of direction.”