Longview Holds Long Drive Qualifying

      Golfers are in Longview this weekend for a shot at winning half a million dollars. More than 30 golfers, pro and amateur, have come from all over the southwest. They're taking part in the "first qualifying round" of the annual "Remax long distance driving competition." For the participants it's a chance to qualify for the ultimate payoff,  a 500-thousand dollar grand prize.

Organizers say the sport is becoming a big attraction. More than 12-thousand golfers world-wide compete in qualifying rounds from April through September. Top qualifiers at today's event will go on to a regional competition in Dallas, then on to Nevada for the finals.