Frequently Asked Questions
What Is The Current Event Schedule
All League, Regional Major, Special, National, and World Championship events are added under our Schedule tab as they are confirmed. Check that page often as we will be adding events each month.
How Do I Compete In ALD™
ALD™ Leagues are available in certain areas across the United States and Canada. ALD™ Leagues host multiple events annually. You may also compete in ALD™ Major Qualifier Events. All ALD™ competitors are required to have a current ALD™ Mdembership / Tour Card. ALD™Tour Cards may be purchased HERE.
How Do I Get Into The ALD™ World Championship?
There are multiple pathways into the ALD™ World Championship. All require competing in, or being eligible for the ALD™ (Country) National Championship. Players progrress to their country’s National Championship through League, Qualfiiers, and World Ranking Points.
See ALD™ Rules and information HERE
What Are ALD™ Leagues?
The ALD™ Championship Series consists of Long Drive leagues / series’ located across the United States and Canada. 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?
It is up to each particiapting country to set the cocst ofr Memberhsip and Registrations. In the USA, the Tour Card / membership costs $100 annually for adults and $50 for minors. That membership serves as a license to compete in any ALD™ event. League event fees may very. Currently they are $50 across the U.S. for adulst and $25 for minors. Regional Major Qualifier competition fees are $100 for adults, $50 for minors, and World Championship competition fees are $200 for adults and $100 for minors unless otherwise posted. Please check event listings for prices and offers.
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 (when they apply) are listed in the ALD™ Rules HERE.
How do I Register For An ALD™ Event?
For league events, you must first purchase an ALD™ Tour Card / Membership online. You may register for league events online from the Schedule page. Major Qualifier per-registration instructions are posted on the event listing.
Are there any ALD™competitions near me?
How Many People Transfer To the World Championship From the National Championship
The winner of each division at the National Championship.
The overall World Ranking Points leader after National Championhsip points are awarded
Wild Cards – The number of wild card picks will be determined on overall particiaption slots available.
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
You may enter and participate in our events, but cannot earn points or transfers to the National or World Championship until you have regained your Amateur Status via the USGA. Please read this article.
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How Are World Ranking Points Issued?
- ALD™ Tour Card / membership is required to receive competition points
- Points are only awarded at ALD™ Sanctioned Events
- ALD™ World Ranking resets at the beginning of each season (no points are carried over from season to season)
- Points are awarded in each division and shall be weighted based upon “Strength of Field” .
- League. Qualifier, and National World Ranking Points Distribution (Majors pay double points)