Sean “The Beast®” Fister
Sean Fister is an American businessman, athlete, golfer, and 3-time winner of the World Long Drive Championship, in 1995, 2001 and 2005. He is the only American to win the long drive world championship three times, and the first to eclipse the 400 yard barrier in the final, which he accomplished in 1997. He is also the oldest competitor to win the world championship at 43 years, 4 months. He was inducted to the Long Drivers of America Hall of Fame in 2002 and Poplar Bluff Sports Hall of Fame in 2005 and Arkansas Golf Hall of Fame in 2008. He is a husband and father of three children.
Since retiring from competition, Sean devotes his time to family, appearances, speaking engagements, power clinics, and as much golf as his busy schedule allows.
- 3-time RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion-Open Division.
- 13 RE/MAX World Championship Records set.
- 13 TOP 10’S in World Championships.
- 4-time Captain of United States Long Drive Team (4-0)
- 3 Hall of Fames
- Author of “The Long Drive Bible” NY Times Best Seller
- 10 National TV Commercials
- 7 Magazine Covers
- Longest Drive in competition- 450 yards.
- Major media features in every major golf industry medium including hundreds of feature articles/interviews in Golf Digest, Golf World, Golf Tips, Golf Week, PGA Tour Radio, Paul Harvey and hundreds of golf talk radio shows worldwide, others include, Sports Illustrated, Esquire, USA Today, Popular Science, Fave’ Foods of the Famous, Men’s Health, and Men’s Fitness magazine.
- 2,000 plus exhibitions and appearances worldwide including: Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong-China, Tokyo-Japan, Paris-France, Ireland, Sweden, Amsterdam-Netherlands, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Venezuela, Mexico and Canada. Featured as celebrity guest on The Golf Channel’s “Academy Live”, featured celebrity on televised 2 day hunt with Hal Sutton on The Golf channel and The Outdoor Channel.
- University of Florida-Athletic Scholarship, Track and Field (Pole Vault, Javelin, Decathlon).
- Former #1 ranked college pole vaulter.
- His family has produced 7 professional athletes in Baseball, Basketball, and Golf. Currently two nephews-Tyler and Ben Hansbrough play in the NBA.
Sean Fister has the distinction as the first professional long driver to break the 400 yard barrier in the final round of the World Long Drive Championships at 406 yards and 5 inches in 1997. Set record for oldest to win the RE/MAX WLDC Open Title at 33, 39 and 43 years of age (still stands). The first to qualify for the both the Open and Senior divisions in the world championships. The first to write a best selling book (The Long Drive Bible), is the only professional long driver to play on the Celebrity Players Tour (CPT) and the first World Long Drive Champion to start his own golf equipment company in Charleston, SC to design and manufacture his own line of signature golf clubs. He is also the President of the World Long Drive Hall of Fame.
Resides: Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Hometown: Poplar Bluff, Missouri.
Weight: 255 lbs.