The new season officially began September 1, 2019. We kicked things off with a membership drive by offering discounted Tour Cards through the end of September. Over 170 hitters took advantage of the offer and signed up….that’s a great way to start start off the season!
New for this season, we introduce a new registration software from SportsEngine (SE). SE is an NBC Sports company and offers registration services to a myriad of sports entities….we’re their first long drive organization. The new system at https://register.amateurlongdrive.com allows ALD™ North America members the ability to get their Tour Cards and sign up for events. For the first time, we have USA and Canada events in the same calendar. We’ll be beta testing a new Membership feature for SE later this season in hopes of being ready to roll that out next season.
Our calendar is filling up quickly with events across USA and Canada. With nearly 30 already in the works, we hope to complete 80+ events in this season. As of this writing we’ve already complete two events in the Coast Carolinas League and one in the Western Carolinas League. There are nine more already scheduled before the end of the calendar year, with more being planned. Get your Tour Card HERE and begin your journey to the ALD™ Worlds.
Northeastern Regional Major – Conquest At Clifton Park
The first major of the year is upon us. The Conquest at Clifton Park at Van Patten Golf Club in Clifton Park, NY will begin at 9:00 AM October 12th. This Regional Qualifier not only pays double World Ranking Points, players can qualify for the ALD™ Worlds by winning their division at this event. We expect a great turnout for this event with hitters from both USA and Canada. Our partner, J.P. Morgan of Traveled Events has been working in the region to make this first Northeastern Regional a huge success.
We announced last season that expansion into other countries would be forthcoming. Faisal Qureshi has secured licensing to conduct ALD™ events throughout the country of India. We’re extremely excited to bring hitters from India to the 2020 ALD™ Worlds! The ALD™ India season get underway in November this year.
World Ranking Points
After three events Zachary Devotie of Pennsylvania sits in the World #1 position in the Open Men’s division. Zachary competed in two of the first three events of the season, finishing second to Mike Axford at the Showdown a Shanks event in Greenville, NC and winning our first SandPiper Bay event in Sunset Beach, NC. Todd Baxley returned to familiar territory at the top of the Senior Men’s division after winning Patriots Point and finishing second to Stewart Poit at SandPiper Bay. Todd completed the 2018/19 as World #1 in the Senior Division. See all Tournament Results HERE and World Rankings HERE.