The Amateur Long Drive™ (ALD™) Championship Competition
Amateur Long Drive™ (ALD™) seasons run from September 1 through August 31st. The ALD™ Championship Series consists of multiple long drive tournaments (40+) conducted within leagues across the United States and Canada in conjunction with four (4) Regional Major Qualifiers and an annual World Championship. Each league and Regional Major will have competitors vying for world ranking points to make their way into the ALD™ World Championship at the end of the season. Players compete each year for an invite to the ALD™ World Championship:
- By winning a League-Division Championship
- By winning a Regional Major-Division Championship (Double Point For Majors)
- By winning a World Ranking Points-Division Championship
- By winning the World Ranking Points-Overall / Championship
- CPI Picks based on CPI (Competitive Performance Index). (Performance/Events Entered)
- Wild Card Picks
Divisions / Flights
Amateur Players compete in Male and Female divisions including: Youth 13 & Under; Junior 14 to 17; Open 18 to 44; Senior 45 to 59, Super Senior 60 – 69, and 70+. Military and Adaptive Long Drive divisions are added at Regional Majors and in any league where two or more compete in the same division.
Series / Leagues
Leagues are currently established in New England, North Florida, Western Carolinas, Coastal Carolinas, Minnesota-Iowa, and Utah-Nevada in the United States, and in Alberta and Ontario in Canada. Each league will perform multiple tournaments during the season. League division champions are invited to the ALD™ World Championship Any fully-licensed ALD™ Member may enter any ALD™ League or Major event in any country where ALD™ Events are sanctioned. League points are only applied to those playing in a League claimed as their “Home” League (except for ALD™ Neutral events). All players playing outsider their home league will accumulate World Ranking Points and advance their CPI.
Visit the ALD™ League Portal HERE.
In addition to league play, competitors may qualify for the World Championship at four Regional Major Qualifiers. Those qualifiers pay twice the points paid by Leagues and consist of the Rumble In Rocky Gap Eastern May 11, (Rocky Gap Casino Resort), Central June 15, Capital City Clash, (Jefferson City Missouri), Western Regional Major June 22 (Morongo Golf Club, Beaumont, CA, and the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) August 15 Barefoot Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC… the day before the World Championship begins.
Learn more about the Regional Majors HERE.
ALD™ provides live coverage of the World Championship and certain other major and special events. Family and fans may watch the competition here on AmateurLongDrive.com.
We’re grateful to all the sponsors who support Amateur Long Drive™ and our grassroots efforts to grow the sport. If you would like to be part of the buzz, contact us HERE to receive a list of sponsorship opportunities and our 2018 sponsorship package.
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