About Amateur Long Drive™

Leadership Team

Jeff Gilder

Jeff Gilder

Founder - Tour Commissioner

Brian Stefan

Brian Stefan

National Tournament Director

Jeff Crittenden

Jeff Crittenden

Senior Adviser

Sean "The Beast®" Fister

Sean "The Beast®" Fister

Senior Adviser

Fareen Samji

Fareen Samji

Tour Commissioner - Canada

Dustin Gilder

Dustin Gilder

Director - Broadcast Media

Bobby Peterson

Bobby Peterson

Senior Adviser

Jarrin Josue

Jarrin Josue

Broadcast & Operations

Developed by Fans

We’re huge fans of the sport of long drive. The excitement…the competition…the entertainment is unmatched.

Amateur Long Drive™ Inc (ALD™)

A grass roots effort to promote and grow of the sport of long drive by introducing it to to amateurs of all skill levels, ages, and abilities. The ALD™ Championship Series creates local league competition and regional qualifying opportunities to allow all competitors to play their way to the ALD™ World Championship

We’re an Amateur World Championship Series

The ALD™ Championship Series  is a competition for non-professionals. Long drive participants compete in age brackets for trophies and prizes. There are multiple pathways for getting to the World Championship. Competitors may compete in leagues across the United States and abroad as well as regional major qualifiers to make their way to the World Championship.

Former professionals who wish to return to the tee are encouraged to apply to the USGA for reinstatement of amateur status and come join us. It’s fairly easy to do…click HERE for more information

Our Cause

We’ve chosen to support Salt Air® Foundation to benefit Cystic Fibrosis (CF) as our primary charity. CF is a genetic terminal disease that affects the lungs and other organs in about 35,000 people in the United States. We’re very close to this cause and have an unwavering passion to make a difference.

We get lots of questions about eligibility...and our definition of Amateur versus Professional. We understand this topic is somewhat  "gray" to some. But, the USGA guidelines for determining amateur status are pretty clear. 

If a competitor has ever entered a competition to compete as a professional...whether or not he or she was paid...that competitor is still technically a professional golfer until the USGA has been petitioned for reinstatement and amateur status regained.

For more information regarding applying for reinstatement of amateur status click HERE.

We hope this helps to clear the confusion. Let us know HERE if you have any questions.

Jeff Gilder

Founder, Amateur Long Drive™ , President, Amateur Long Drive, Inc

Scottie Pearman

2019 Open Men World Champion

Mark Lawrence

2017 Open World Champion

Natalia Fletcher

2019 Open Women World Champion

Corey Culver

2018 Open World Champion