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How Do I Compete In ALD™

You may compete in ALD™ Leagues across the United States. ALD™ Leagues host multiple events annually. If you cannot compete in an ALD™ League, you may compete in ALD™ Major Qualifier Events.All ALD™ competitors are required to hold a current ALD™ License. ALD™ License may be purchased HERE.

How Do I Get Into The ALD™ World Championship?

There are two pathways into the ALD™ World Championship. 1. Through the ALD™ Championship Series league competition. 2. Through ALD™ Major Qualifiers.

What Are ALD™ Leagues?

The ALD™ Championship Series consists of Long Drive leagues located across the United States. Leagues host multiple events annually. Participators compete for regional, national, and world ranking points. See league directory HERE.

What is the cost to compete in an ALD™ event?

The normal annual membership is $150 except for special limited time offers. That membership serves as a license to compete in any ALD™ event.  League event fees are set at $50 across the U.S. Major Qualifier competition fees and World Championship competition fees are posted individually on the associated Event Listing.

How Long Are Amateur Competitors Driving The Ball?

Every event returns different results. Distance is affected by wind, humidity, grid conditions, and weather. Minimum qualifying lengths are listed in the ALD™ Rules HERE.

How do I Register For An ALD™ Event?

For league events, you must first purchase an ALD™ Membership / License at the event or online. You may register for league events at the event or online through the League Portal. Major Qualifier per-registration instructions are posted on the event listing.

Are there any ALD™competitions near me?

Please check the league portal HERE for leagues that are currently operating and check the Major Qualifiers page for updates.

How Many People Transfer To the World Championship From Leagues and Regionals?
The top player in each division based on World Ranking Points will transfer to the Worlds Championship regardless of League Standing
The top player in each division from each League will transfer to the World Championship
The top player in each division from each (Western, Central, and Eastern) Regional Major will transfer to the World Championship. Competitors in the Regional will also get double World Ranking Points. Players may compete in all Regionals if they wish.
The top player in each division from the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) will transfer to the Worlds. In addition to these spots, we will most likely add several more transfer spots based upon participation commitment from the league and other Regional winners. For example….players who are eligible to transfer from the Leagues and Regionals will have to commit by August 1st to maintain their position in the World Championship. The next player in line at the League and Regional will be the first alternate for those positions….and so on.
After all players have committed, we will announce how many total spots transfer from the LCQ.
What Is The Dress Code For ALD™ Competition

The dress code is actually left up to the facility hosting the event. It is doubtful there are many golf courses that would want us showing up in tank tops and cut off shorts. The safe answer….normal golf attire.

If I Competed As A Professional, Can I Enter An ALD™ Event

Not until you have regained your Amateur Status via the USGA. Please read this article.

How Are World Ranking Points Issued?
  1. ALD™ membership is required to receive competition points
  2. Points are only awarded at ALD™ Sanctioned Events
  3. ALD™ World Ranking resets at the beginning of each season (no points are carried over from season to season)
  4. Bonus points are awarded to top 10 in each division and shall be weighted based upon “Strength of Field” after 10 tournaments have been completed (globally).
  5. Section / League Points

All Players shall receive 100 points per Section / League event registration plus bonus points for:

  1. First Place In Each Division

500 points for longest drive

25 bonus points for longest drive in a division with 12 or more Players

25 bonus points for longest drive in a division with at least 1 top 10 ranking Player (other than the winner). Goes into effect after 10 tournaments have been competed (globally).

  1. Second Place

450 points for 2nd place

25 bonus points for 2nd place in a division with 12 or more players

25 bonus points for 2nd longest drive in a division with at least 1 top 10 ranking Player (other than the 2nd place) Goes into effect after 10 tournaments have been competed (globally).

  1. Third Place

400 points for 3rd place

25 bonus points for 3rd place in a division with 12 or more players

25 bonus points for 3rd longest drive in a division with at least 1 top 10 ranking Player (other than the 3rd place) Goes into effect after 10 tournaments have been competed (globally).

  1. Fourth Place

350 points for 4th  place

25 bonus points for 4th  place in a division with 12 or more players

25 bonus points for 4th longest drive in a division with at least 1 top 10 ranking Player (other than the 4th  place) Goes into effect after 10 tournaments have been competed (globally).

  1. Fifth Place

300 points for 5th  place

25 bonus points for 5th  place in a division with 12 or more players

25 bonus points for 5th longest drive in a division with at least 1 top 10 ranking Player (other than the 5th  place) Goes into effect after 10 tournaments have been competed (globally).

  1. Sixth Place

250 points for 6th   place

25 bonus points for 6th place in a division with 12 or more players

25 bonus points for 6th longest drive in a division with at least 1 top 10 ranking Player (other than the 6th place) Goes into effect after 10 tournaments have been competed (globally).

  1. Seventh Place

200 points for 7th   place

25 bonus points for 7th place in a division with 12 or more players

25 bonus points for 7th longest drive in a division with at least 1 top 10 ranking Player (other than the 7th place) Goes into effect after 10 tournaments have been competed (globally).

  1. Eight Place

150 points for 8th   place

25 bonus points for 8th  place in a division with 12 or more players

25 bonus points for 8th  longest drive in a division with at least 1 top 10 ranking Player (other than the 8th  place) Goes into effect after 10 tournaments have been competed (globally).

  1. Ninth Place

100 points for 9th  place

25 bonus points for 9th place in a division with 12 or more players

25 bonus points for 9th longest drive in a division with at least 1 top 10 ranking Player (other than the 9th place) Goes into effect after 10 tournaments have been competed (globally).

  1. Tenth Place

50 points for 10th  place

25 bonus points for 10th place in a division with 12 or more players

25 bonus points for 10th longest drive in a division with at least 1 top 10 ranking Player (other than the 10th place) Goes into effect after 10 tournaments have been competed (globally).

Regional Major Qualifier (Any Member May Enter) – Each Division

  1. First Place

1000 points for longest drive

  1. Second Place

900 points for 2nd place

  1. Third Place

800 points for 3rd place

  1. Fourth Place

700 points for 4th place

  1. Fifth Place

600 points for 5th place

  1. Sixth Place

500 points for 6th place

  1. Seventh Place

400 points for 7thplace

  1. Eighth Place

300 points for 8th place

  1. Ninth Place

200 points for 9th place

    1. Tenth Place

100 points for 10th place

Transfer Spots To The World Championship

The top player in each division based on World Ranking Points will transfer to the WorldChampionship
The top player in each division from each League will transfer to the World Championship
The top player in each division from each (Western, Central, and Eastern) Regional Major will transfer to the World Championship. —–         Competitors in the Regional will also get double World Ranking Points. ALD™ Members may compete in any or all Regionals if they          wish. 
The top player in each division from the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) will transfer to the Worlds. There are no World Ranking Points awarded from the LCQ.
In addition to these spots, alternates and wild cards may be transferred based upon participation commitment from the league and other Regional winners. For example….players who are eligible to transfer from the Leagues and Regionals will have to commit by August 1st to maintain their position in the World Championship. The next player in line at the League and Regional will be the first alternate for those positions….and so on. If any of the league transfer spots are left unfilled, the ALD™ Tournament Director may add transfer spots from the LCQ or offer Wild Card spots based upon performance and participation.

Let Us Know If You Have Any More Questions

Upcoming Events

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4:00 pm Utah September Classic @ Pebblebrook Golf Course
Utah September Classic @ Pebblebrook Golf Course
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Utah September Classic @ Pebblebrook Golf Course | Sandy | Utah | United States
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12:00 am Central Region Major Qualifier –... @ Turkey Creek Golf Center (tentative)
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2019
all-day Last Chance Qualifier – Tentative @ Barefoot Resort & Golf
Last Chance Qualifier – Tentative @ Barefoot Resort & Golf
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Open for all ALD Divisions – Youth, Juior, Adult, Senior, Super Senior, Adaptive, & Military / Veteran

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