Southern California provided us some fantastic weather for our event, and the staff at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon provided us a phenomenal venue for the Shootout at Tukwet Canyon presented Short Par 4, Leupold Golf, John Daiy’s Grip It and Sip It, and Barefoot Resort & Golf.  A constant headwind kept the 400+ yard grid on the range at Morongo Golf Club from being tested. But, an awesome group of hitters ranging in age from 11 years to 77, put on show for those in attendance. Proving that Long Drive is a family sport, we had husband and wife, father and son, and grandfather and son participation. 

Hitters in Open Women’s, Open Men’s, Senior Men’s, Super Senior Men’s, 70+ Men’s, Youth male, Junior Male, and Military / Veteran divisions punched their tickets to the ALD™ World Championship at Barefoot Resort & Golf in Myrtle Beach, SC August 16 & 17. The competition was tight across the field.

The Open Men’s division had fourteen battling for the top spot. Several hitters purchased extra sets to try to take down eventual winner, Patrick Uetz from Murrieta, California. But his 341 yard drive in his second set of six balls stood the test. Aaron Hoffman was second followed by Tyler Barnes and Chad Schryer. See the final results below.

Junior hitter, Alex Bunting, will be representing in the ALD™ Worlds in the Junior Male division in August.  Doing double duty, Alex held his own against the strong field of Open hitters finishing tenth in that division as well. With a little coaxing, Alex’s 77 year old Grandfather, Donald Bunting, entered the competition and made long driving a family affair. The elder Bunting also transferred the ALD™ Worlds in the 70+ division that is sometimes light-heartedly referred to as the “Fossil” division.

Senior Men’s division, hitter, Paul Cleary was longest of the day overall with a drive of 342 yards. That bomb sent Paul to the ALD™ Worlds where he will be a strong contender for the title.

Good news for West Coast hitters! There will be at least one ALD™ operating in California for the 2019/20 season.

 

22-June Western Regional
Hitter / Div / League / Distance / Points
Patrick Uetz / OM / U / 341 / 1500
Aaron Hoffman / OM / U / 335 / 1400
Tyler Barnes / OM / U / 325 / 1300
Chad Schryer / OM / U / 320 / 1200
Shane Bell / OM / U / 316 / 1100
Paul Cleary / OM / UN / 308 / 1000
Noah Henderson / OM / U / 306 / 900
Brian Mielke / OM / UN / 302 / 800
Peter Maxwell / OM / U / 301 / 700
Alex Bunting / OM / U / 295 / 600
Jeremy Moreno / OM / U / 290 / 500
Michael Olivier / OM / U / 234 / 400
Nathan Ubaurer / OM / U / 228 / 300
Rovert Fuqua / VM / U / 310 / 300
Paul Cleary / SM / UN / 342 /500
Brian Mielke / SM / UN / 316 / 400
Scott Landon / SM / U / 301 / 300
Pat Johnson / SSM / UN / 279 / 400
Steve Lankford / SSM / U / 273 / 300
Alex Bunting / JM / U / 282 / 300
Josh Mielke / YM / UN / 170 / 300
Donald Bunting / 70+ / U / 225 / 300
Lindsay Schryer / OF / 164 / 300