Live Feed - 2018 ALD World Championship Final Round
The Amateur Long Drive™ (ALD™) Championship Competition
Amateur Long Drive™ (ALD™) seasons run from September 1 through August 31st. The ALD™ Championship Series consists of multiple long drive tournaments conducted within leagues across the United States in conjunction with four (4) Regional Major Qualifiers and an annual World Championship. Each league and Regional Major will have competitors vying for world ranking points to make their way into the ALD™ World Championship at the end of the season. Players compete each year for an invite to the ALD™ World Championship:
- By winning a League-Division Championship
- By winning a Regional Major-Division Championship (Double Point For Majors)
- By winning a World Ranking Points-Division Championship
- By winning the World Ranking Points-Overall / Championship
- CPI Picks based on CPI (Competitive Performance Index). (Performance/Events Entered)
- Wild Card Picks
2018 ALD™ World Champion
Divisions / Flights
Amateur Players compete in Male and Female divisions including: Youth 12 & Under; Junior 13 to 17; Open 19 to 44; Senior 45 to 59; and Super Senior 65+. Adaptive Long Drive divisions are added at Regional Majors and in any league where two or more compete in the same division.
Leagues are currently established in New England, North Florida, Western Carolinas, Coastal Carolinas, Minnesota-Iowa, and Utah-Nevada. Each league will perform multiple tournaments during the season. League division champions are invited to the ALD™ World Championship Any fully-licensed ALD™ Member may enter any ALD™ League or Major event in any country where ALD™ Events are sanctioned. League points are only applied to those playing in a League claimed as their “Home” League (except for ALD™ Neutral events). All players playing outsider their home league will accumulate World Ranking Points and advance their CPI.
Visit the ALD™ League Portal HERE.
In addition to league play, competitors may qualify for the World Championship at four Regional Major Qualifiers. Those qualifiers pay twice the points paid by Leagues and consist of the Eastern (May 15, Rocky Gap Casino Resort), Central June 15, Capital City Clash, Jefferson City Missouri), Western Regional Major (TBA), and the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) August 15 Barefoot Resort, Myrtle Beach, SC… the day before the World Championship begins.
Learn more about the Regional Majors HERE.
ALD™ provides live coverage of the World Championship and certain other major and special events. Family and fans may watch the competition here on AmateurLongDrive.com.
We’re grateful to all the sponsors who support Amateur Long Drive™ and our grassroots efforts to grow the sport. If you would like to be part of the buzz, contact us HERE to receive a list of sponsorship opportunities and our 2018 sponsorship package.
2018 ALD World Championship Presented by Whisky River and Chase 54 After months of planning and a total of seven qualifier events around the country, the 2018 Amateur Long Drive™ (ALD) World Championship presented by Whisky River and Chase 54 is (as they say) "in the...
2018 ALD World Championship Grid Schedule - Please Be Aware Schedule Adjustment May Be Necessary Based On Final Participation Numbers Thursday August 16th 10 AM Sign In Opens - Participants may register upon arrival any tim after 10 AM and before 4 PM 12...
Let us Know if you would like to volunteer to assist with the event. All help is appreciated. We'll feed you, keep you hydrated, and treat you like the special folks you are! Fill out my online form.
If you registered and have decided not to compete, please reply and let us know. Thank you. Qualifying If you have not yet qualified, you will need to do so Thursday August 16th at the event location, Barefoot Resort & Golf Driving Range (see attached for...
The ALD Midwest Qualifier presented by EK Golf took place Saturday July 21st at Willow Creek Golf Course between 5 PM and 7:30 PM. The field of competitors included entries in Adult Male, Senior Male, Youth 12 and Under Female and Youth 12 and Under Male. Competitors...
Chase 54 Returns for 2018 We felt extremely lucky to land Chase 54 Apparel as an event sponsor for the 2017 Amateur Long Drive™ World Championship. Each hitter who entered the competition got the best shirt in the industry, period! They're back for 2018! I suppose...
House of Blues Myrtle Beach There's no better place to party than on the deck at House of Blues. That's where we'll be Thursday night August 16th for the Amateur Long Drive™ World Championship Welcome Party. Many thanks to the House of Blues Myrtle Beach for...
For the second year in a row John Daly's Grip It & Sip It will be among the sponsors of Amateur Long Drive™. In our opinion there's not a better fit for sponsorship. After all JD has influenced many long drivers over the years....and why not "grip...
As we near the dates for the 2018 ALD World Championship schedule details are firming up. Below is the overall schedule as it stands today. There may be a few minor tweaks, but the dates for qualifying and competition will not change. Be sure to make your lodging...
We've been having a blast traveling around the country meeting amateur long drivers. I am blown away by the desire to compete that has been shown by so many. We're seeing that most of our hitters are competing in long drive for the first time....approximately 90%. ...
Midwest Amateur Long Drive™ Qualifier Presented by EK Golf – Willow CreekGolf Course Des Moines Iowa
Long Drivers in the Midwest will have the opportunity to tee up competitively July 21st at Willow Creek Golf Course in Des Moines, Iowa for the Midwest Amateur Long Drive™ Qualifier presented by EK Golf. The event runs from 5 PM util 8 PM. Those who qualify will earn...
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