Scoop: OUR LONGEST DRIVE on Golf Channel - Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Airtime: Tuesday, 10:30-11 p.m.
Starring: Vic Zast, Dan Johnson, Jim Thompson and Mike Allen
With his ashes in tow, three Chicago golfing buddies take a journey of self-discovery to the Arctic Circle to play one last round of golf in honor of their deceased friend in this new, six-part Golf Channel series. Filmed along a journey of more than 5,500 miles in an RV – traversing seven U.S. states, two Canadian provinces and two Canadian territories – Our Longest Drive follows Vic, Dan, Jim and Mike (whose ashes are along for the ride in a cherry wood box) on an adventure of a lifetime. All past retirement age, each with health issues and no previous experience traveling in an RV, it becomes apparent that these men are not ideally suited for the trek ahead. Nonetheless, each man shares a love of golf and for each other, and embraces a common goal to honor Mike with this journey.