If you registered and have decided not to compete, please reply and let us know. Thank you.
If you have not yet qualified, you will need to do so Thursday August 16th at the event location, Barefoot Resort & Golf Driving Range (see attached for address). Sign in opens at 10 AM, There will be open qualifying from noon until 7 PM. Please come as early as possible as this will be a full schedule of 4 wide qualifying. The Last Chance Qualifier on Friday is primarily for the Veterans Division.There may be limited qualifying positions available, but don’t take the risk. Qualify Thursday if at all possible!
All competitors are required to Sign In to be eligible to compete in the Competition Elimination Rounds that begin Friday at 1 PM. Sign In Opens Thursday at 10 AM and Friday at 9 AM at the range. Please Sign In Thursday if possible.
Competition Elimination Rounds
All that have qualified will be randomly grouped by division (when possible). We’re planning to give each competitor 2 rounds of 6 ball sets (final format decisions made day of play). We will take the longest 4 to the championship rounds in all divisions except Adult Male. We will take the longest 8 Adult Males to the Championship Rounds. We may adjust this during the Competition Rounds based upon total numbers. We’re considering taking a round of 16 Adult Males to the Championship. There are currently 80+ hitters registered in that division.
Division World Championship Rounds
Each division will hit hit a 6 ball set. The longest 2 will compete for the Championship in all divisions except Adult Male. Adult Male competition will include a 6 ball set round of 8 hitters (possibly 16) to determine the longest 4. That round of 4 will hit a 6 ball set to determine the round of 2….who will hit a 6 ball set to determine the Division Championship. Please note:
Open World Championship
The longest 4 (of the day) Amateurs, The longest 4 Veterans, and the Longest 4 Adaptive hitters will compete in the Open World Championship Elimination Round Saturday at 6 PM to determine the longest in each of the 3 divisions. Those 3 (1 Amateur, 1 Veteran, 1 Adaptive) will compete on live television for the Open World Championship beginning at 8 PM.
Thursday August 16th will be a demo day with several club manufacturers present. Shark Attack Golf will be there with their awesome lines of Yeti (and other) clubs, shafts, and apparel, Callaway Golf, Krank golf, and Bobby Peterson’s One Stop Power Shop will also be present. Dr. Grind of Grind Golf will be present for any repair, adjustment, or assembly needs. If you’re looking for long drive equipment, there’s not a better representation anywhere than this group of vendors.
Brian Stefan will be joined this year by 3-time World Long Drive Champion Sean ‘The Beast®” Fister and reigning World Long Drive Masters Champion Jeff “Critter” Crittenden.
Club Measurement & Heads
We’ve fielded numerous questions about how we measure clubs. We use the same device the WLD uses. It is a Mitchell Golf CLUBLENGTH Measuring ruler. We have no idea how this compares to other measurement methods used by the old LDA…or any other organizations. This is what we use. There are no exceptions. If your club is longer than 48 inches on the Mitchell device you will need to make it legal and have it rechecked before competing with it. Repeat: It cannot exceed 48″ on the Mitchell CLUBLENGTH device.
If the head is one the USGA conforming list, it is legal to use.
If you have not yet booked your rooms, please note the accommodations at Barefoot Resort are almost sold out. Only 4 of the 2 bedroom condos remain. All 3 bedrooms are gone.
Schedule- Subject to slight changes based on weather and other factors
Thursday August 16th – 10 AM Sign In opens
Thursday August 16th – 12 Noon Open Qualifying begins – Please arrive early. Full schedule
Thursday August 16th – 7 PM Welcome Party begins at the House of Blues Barefoot Landing
Friday August 17th – 9 AM Sign In open. Please arrive early. The schedule is full.
Friday August 17th – 11 AM Last Chance Qualifier. Limited availability (Plan to qualify Thursday if possible)
Friday August 17th – 1 PM Competition Elimination Rounds begin
Friday August 17th – 7 PM Championship Kick-off Pizza Party at Putters Pub behind grid.
Saturday August 18th – 12 Noon Championship Rounds begin. 2 rounds (possibly 3 Adult Male)
Saturday August 18th – 6 PM Open World Championship Elimination Rounds begin
Saturday August 18th – 8 PM Open World Championship
Grid Address: Putters Pub 5183 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Overflow parking and shuttle service Barefoot Main Clubhouse – 4980 Barefoot Resort Bridge Rd. North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Lodging Information: CALL TOLL FREE: 866.737.8802
Please use Promocode: 2018 ALD Championship for August 16-19th with the rates below:
Golf Villa 2 bedroom / 2 bath – $138 per night , includes all taxes, fees and departure cleaning.