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FAQs

 

Who? What? Where? When? Why?

In 2019 we push it to the the next level. You can look forward to a whole long drive series with eight long drive events in total (2 PRESEASON events indoor, 5 REGULAR SEASON events outdoor and 1 GRAND FINAL).

The men have the chance to get two spots for the World Long Drive Championship: The winner of the official GLDC-ranking will be rewarded with a spot and the winner of the GRAND FINAL. The winner of the GLCD ranking will be announced after 5 REGULAR SEASON events. The participation in at least one REGULAR SEASON event is required to win the WLDC spot in the GRAND FINAL.

The series is structured as follows: PRESEASON, REGULAR SEASON and GRAND FINAL.

The PRESEASON consists of two indoor events.
After the two indoor events, there will be a “Re-Ranking”. This means the standings after the two indoor events decide which eight players start the REGULAR SEASON in Division 1. All other players have to register for Division 2 and will have the chance to qualify for the second day.

The REGULAR SEASON consists of five outdoor events. Theses events take place in golf clubs.

The GRAND FINAL is the highlight of the German Long Drive Championship Series (GLDC-Series) 2019.

PRESEASON
#1 – GLDC goes CMT, January 19th, 2019 – Messe Stuttgart
#2 – GLDC goes Rheingolf, February 23rd / 24th, 2019 – Rheingolf exhibition Düsseldorf

REGULAR SEASON
#1 – April, 27th / 28th, 2019 – Münchener Golfclub, Munich
#2 – May, 18th / 19th, 2019 – Golfpark Gut Häusern, near Munich
#3 – June 8th / 9th, 2019 – Golf Sport Park Groß-Zimmern, near Frankfurt
#4 – June 29th / 30th, 2019 – Uni-GC Paderborn
#5 – July 13th / 14th, 2019 – Golf-Club Burgwedel, Hanover

GRAND FINAL
July/August tbd., 2019 – tbd.

Each longhitter: male & female, amateur & pro, younger & elder. We recommend you have played golf before 😉

Yes, the registration closing dates for the REGULAR SEASON events are fixed:

REGULAR SEASON event #1: Friday, April 19th, 2019 at 6 pm

REGULAR SEASON event #2: Friday, May 10th, 2019 at 6 pm

REGULAR SEASON event #3: Friday, May 31st, 2019 at 6 pm

REGULAR SEASON event #4: Friday, June 21st, 2019 at 6 pm

REGULAR SEASON event #5: Friday, July 5th, 2019 at 6 pm

Participants, who do not apply within the registration period, can be accepted at the tournament committee’s discretion.

The registration closing date for the GRAND FINAL follow asap.

All events of the GLDC-Series 2019 will be played in two “Divisions”: Division 1 and Division 2.

Division 2
The Champion of Division 2 will be crowned on Saturday. Everyone is eligible to register. Based on the current ranking all longdrivers from 9. place on start in Division 2. Place 1 – 8 are directly qualified for Division 1 on Sunday. The registrations for Division 2 are open for everyone.
Players start a seeding phase with 2 times 8 balls with a time limit of 3 minutes per 8 balls, so each player hits 16 balls in total (2 sets). The longest ball of each player counts for the seeding.
The following matches will be played in matchplay-format (one-on-one, 8 balls in one set, longest ball counts) will be played.

Division 1
Based on the current ranking the Top8 are directly qualified for Division 1 (Sunday).
Depending on the number of registered professionals, the best 3 to 6 players from Division 2 (see table “Ranking Points & Prize Money”) will qualify for Division 1 on Sunday.
The committee reserves the right to issue up to 2 wildcards for Division 1.

Re-Ranking
After the two indoor events, there will be a “Re-Ranking”. This means the standings after the two indoor events decide which 8 players start the REGULAR SEASON in Division 1. All other players have to register for Division 2 and will have the chance to qualify for the second day.

Please have a look at the menu item “mode of competition”: Athlete’s package #1, Athlete’s package #2 and Athlete’s package #3.

You can send your registration form for the PRESEASON events including the base fee directly to Nina (nina@germanlongdrive.de). A confirmation will be sent to each participant by mail.

PRESEASON
Yes, registration is subject to an entrance fee per event of €100 for pros and €25 € for amateurs.
If you’re registrated for the GLDC Series 2019 the entrance fee per event is €85 for pros and €10 for amateurs.

REGULAR SEASON
Yes, registration is subject to an entrance fee per event of €200 for pros and €50 € for amateurs.
If you’re registrated for the GLDC Series 2019 the entrance fee per event is €170 for pros and €20 for amateurs.

GRAND FINAL
Yes, registration is subject to an entrance fee per event of €200 for pros and €50 € for amateurs.
If you’re registrated for the GLDC Series 2019 the entrance fee per event is €170 for pros and €20 for amateurs.

BASE FEE
You have to pay €200.

If you’re registered for the whole GLDC-Series and you’ve paid the base fee of €200, you’ll be listed in the GLDC-ranking. This only applies for the men.

Two spots for the World Long Drive Championship will be given to the men: The winner of the official GLDC-ranking will be rewarded with a spot and the winner of the GRAND FINAL. The winner of the GLCD ranking will be announced after 5 REGULAR SEASON events. The participation in at least one REGULAR SEASON event is required to win the WLDC spot in the GRAND FINAL.

You have to register for the GLDC-Series 2019. The base fee is €200.
Here you can find detailed information regarding the point system of the PRESEASON. If you’re interested in the point system of the REGULAR SEASON, please have a look here.

There will be a men’s category and women’s category with a minimum number of eight participants each.

The maximum number of participants is 100 in the men’s category and 75 in the women’s category. The tournament committee reserves the right to assign wild cards to certain players.

If there are more registrations than available grids, the date of the registration is decisive.

PRESEASON: Distances will be determined by a state-of-the-art ball tracking system (preferably camera system).

REGULAR SEASON and GRAND FINAL: The events take place in a grid and the exact distances will be measured.

All longdrivers will compete for the title GERMAN LONG DRIVE CHAMPION 2019. Additionally, two spots for the World Long Drive Championship will be given to the men. The winner of the official GLCD ranking will be rewarded with a spot and the winner of the GRAND FINAL. The winner of the GLCD ranking will be announced after 5 REGULAR SEASON events. The participation in at least one REGULAR SEASON event is required to win the WLDC spot in the GRAND FINAL.

For further information regarding the players earnings of the PRESEASON please have a look here. If you’re interested in the prizes of the REGULAR SEASON Events, please have a look here.

Information regarding the prize money of the GRAND FINAL follows soon.

Please have a look at the Rulebook of the German Long Drive Championship Series.

We will not enforce a strict dress code and allow any sports-wear. Simply respect the sport and don’t wear your worn-out jeans from 1993 and please leave your tank tops at home 😉

Yes, balls and tees (100mm and 70mm) are provided. You are allowed to use your own tees.

Actually not. If you still have a question, please feel free to get in touch with us. And keep in mind: HIT IT HARD!

REGISTRATION FORM

Do you want to participate in the REGULAR SEASON of the German Long Drive Championship?

Just send us the completed registration form and you’re in!

Here you can find it.