Long Drivers in the Midwest will have the opportunity to tee up competitively July 21st at Willow Creek Golf Course in Des Moines, Iowa for the Midwest Amateur Long Drive™ Qualifier presented by EK Golf. The event runs from 5 PM util 8 PM. Those who qualify will earn a spot in the Amateur Long Drive™ (ALD) World Championship in Myrtle Beach, SC August 16th-18th.
ALD has male and female divisions for Youth (12 & under), Junior (13 – 15), Adult (16 – 49), Senior (50 – 64), and Super Senior 65+. The ALD World Championship will include additional divisions for Veterans and Adaptive Golf. Competitors may compete in multiple divisions for which they are allowed. For example: an Adult Male who served (or is currently serving) in the military may compete in both the ALD Adult Male Division and the Veteran Division at the World Championship.
The range at Willow Creek Golf Course exceeds 400 yards and has seen professional long drive competition in the past. Competitors will hit two sets of six balls on a 70 yard wide grid to post their longest drive. ALD Rules include a minimum drive by division to be eligible to advance. Eighty percent of the competitors in each division who hit a qualifying drive will transfer to the World Championship.
EKGolf- What We Believe
To achieve an efficient swing, we screen a golfer first with a 16 Point Physical Assessment, then a 12 Point Swing Video Analysis. Screening involves an assessment of swing mechanics and biomechanics, physical fitness, movement quality, current health and a client history.
Golf fitness isn’t about looking like a bodybuilder or the best player on Tour. It’s about being fit to play the game at an individual’s highest level and doing so without causing injury. It’s about understanding how a body’s limitations can influence the golf swing and how to address those limitations through the proper channels; whether it’s through swing instruction, physical rehabilitation or strength and conditioning exercise.
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TITLEIST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT BELIEVE IN ONE WAY TO SWING A CLUB, RATHER IN AN INFINITE NUMBER OF SWING STYLES. BUT, WE DO BELIEVE THERE IS ONE EFFICIENT WAY FOR EVERY PLAYER TO SWING AND IT IS BASED ON WHAT THE PLAYER CAN PHYSICALLY DO.
The 2018 ALD World Championship will be held at Barefoot Golf & Resort on August 16th – 18th. Anyone who has not yet qualified may attempt to do so on the Thursday the 16th from noon until 6 PM. There will be an additional hour of qualifying on Friday the 17th from noon until 1 PM. Competition / Elimination Rounds will commence at 1 PM Friday and continue until 6 PM. On Saturday the 18th, Championship Rounds will begin at noon and continue until Champions have been crowned in all divisions. Anyone who hits a (pre-determined) qualifying drive during their Championship Rounds will be eligible for compete for the Open World Championship… regardless of their division. The Open World Championship will consist of three divisions: Amateur; Veteran; and Adaptive Golfers. Open World Championship eliminations begin at 6 PM on Saturday. The longest (individual) of each division will go head-to-head for the Open World Championship on live television from 8 – 9 PM.
Register for for the Midwest Amateur Long Drive™ Qualifier Presented by EK Golf online HERE.