An Ultimate Long Drive™ Experience
2019 ALD™ Open World Champions
Scottie Pearman and Natalia Fletcher
World #1 Will "Smashin" Cashin
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 (40+) conducted within leagues across the United States and Canada 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 the World Ranking Points-Overall / Championship
- By winning a World Ranking Points-Division Championship
- By winning a League-Division Championship
- By winning a Regional Major-Division Championship (Double Point For Majors)
- CPI Picks based on CPI (Competitive Performance Index). (Performance/Events Entered)
- Wild Card Picks
Scottie Pearman & Natalia Fletcher
2019 ALD™ Open Division
Divisions / Flights
Amateur Players compete in Male and Female divisions including: Youth 13 & Under; Junior 14 to 17; Open 18 to 44; Senior 45 to 59, Super Senior 60 – 69, and 70+. Military and Adaptive Long Drive divisions are added at Regional Majors and in any league where two or more compete in the same division.
Series / Leagues
Leagues are currently established in North Florida, Western Carolinas, Coastal Carolinas, and Utah-Nevada in the United States, and in Alberta and Ontario in Canada. Each league will perform multiple tournaments during the season. League division champions are invited to the ALD™ World Championship. Any ALD™ Member may enter any ALD™ League or Major event in any country where ALD™ Events are sanctioned. Players accumulate World Ranking Points in Overall, Division, and League / Division categories.
In addition to league play, competitors may qualify for the World Championship at ALD™ Regional Major Qualifiers. All Majors / Qualifiers pay double points. Majors are placed in areas where leagues are not running to give any competitor an opportunity to play their way to the ALD™ World Championship.
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.
2019 Amateur Long Drive™ World Championships Presented by MyrtleBeachGolf.com and Short Par 4 Results
The 2019 Amateur Long Drive™ World Championship presented by MyrtleBeachGolf.com and Short Par 4 wrapped up this past weekend at Barefoot Resort & Golf. It was an amazing event with some outstanding competition from in all divisions. Competitors from over 20...
The Battle for World #1ALD™ applies World Ranking Points to players in division, league, and overall categories. The battle for World Number One ranking in the ALD™ Open Men's division (and overall) has been a good one. After being taken down by Will Cashin a few...
ALD™ Canada Alberta Series Final Conditions were perfect for the final event in the Alberta series for ALD™ Canada. The event was held in High River at Highwood Golf Course driving range. The most encouraging part of the day was to see all the new long drivers come...
Wild Cards Are Being Prepared! I put Wild Cards at the front end of this blog title for a reason. I'll be talking about Wild Cards below for a reason. Do not forget about the WILD CARDS! It's that time of year when the paths to follow into the ALD™ World Championship...
Busy Amateur Long Drive™ Weekend In JuneJune 22nd and 23rd was a busy weekend in the ALD™ Championship Series. The USA Western Regional "Shootout at Tukwet Canyon" occurred on the 22nd at Morongo Golf Club in (Tukwet Canyon), Beaumont, Catalonia. The ALD™...
Southern California provided us some fantastic weather for our event, and the staff at Morongo Golf Club at Tukwet Canyon provided us a phenomenal venue for the Shootout at Tukwet Canyon presented Short Par 4, Leupold Golf, John Daiy's Grip It and Sip It,...