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FAQs

 

Who? What? Where? When? Why?

In 2020 we push it to a next level. You can look forward to a whole long drive series with five long drive events.

The official GLDC-ranking will include four one-day REGULAR SEASON events and the two-day GRAND FINAL event (that means that the 2020 ranking will be final after the GRAND FINAL season-ending event). A total of two spots for the World Long Drive Championship will be awarded to the men and one spot for the women.

In 2020 there will be no base fee to be ranked in the official GLDC-ranking. The entry fee for each event of the 2020 season is €200 for professionals. Amateurs can participate free of charge.

All participants of the 2020 German Long Drive events will compete within one group (no separation into a Division 1 & Division 2 anymore).

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

The REGULAR SEASON consists of four one-day events.

The GRAND FINAL (two-day event) is the highlight of the German Long Drive Championship Series (GLDC-Series) 2020.

REGULAR SEASON
#1 – May, 2nd, 2020 – Golf Club Bad Saarow
#2 – May, 23nd, 2020 – British Army Golf Club Sennelager
#3 – tbd.
#4 – tbd.

GRAND FINAL
August 15th / 16th, 2020 – GolfCity Cologne Puhlheim, Cologne

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

REGULAR SEASON event #1: Friday, April 24th, 2020 at 6 pm

REGULAR SEASON event #2: Friday, May 15th, 2020 at 6 pm

REGULAR SEASON event #3: tbd.

REGULAR SEASON event #4: tbd.

GRAND FINAL: Friday, August 7th, 2020 at 6 pm

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

All participants of the 2020 German Long Drive events will compete within one group (no separation into a Division 1 & Division 2 anymore).

At the beginning of each event players compete in a seeding phase. They will have 3 times 8 balls with a time limit of 3 minutes per 8 balls (=”set”). So each player hits 24 balls in total (3 sets). The longest ball of each player counts for the seeding. At the first event of the 2020 season the starting order within the seeding will be in alphabetical order.

The Top 8 of the players will qualify for the quarterfinal (respectively Top 16 of the players for the round of last sixteen; in case of 30 or more participants at an event). From the quarterfinal on single-elimination-matchplayformat will be played (players will be seeded according to results in seeding phase).

In the quarterfinals (respectively in the round of last sixteen) one set (8 balls within 3 minutes) will be played. The longest ball (qualified drive) will count.

From the semi-finals on (both semi-finals; match for 3rd place, final) the matches will be played in a best of three sets-format with 8 balls per set.

You can send your registration form directly to Nina (nina@germanlongdrive.de). A confirmation will be sent to each participant by mail.

The entry fee for each event of the 2020 season is €200 for professionals. Amateurs can participate free of charge.

In 2020 there will be no base fee to be ranked in the official GLDC-ranking.

Here you can find all information regarding the ranking points and players earnings. All players will be ranked in the official GLDC-ranking.

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.

REGULAR SEASON events and the GRAND FINAL shall be played from a tee box in a grid, so the actaul distance of a drive is measured. The measurement of each ball will be done the same way.

REGULAR SEASON event #1: Athletes package
REGULAR SEASON event #2: Athletes package

Information regarding the REGULAR SEASON events #3, #4 and the GRAND FINAL will follow.

All longdrivers will compete for the title GERMAN LONG DRIVE CHAMPION 2020. A total of two spots for the World Long Drive Championship will be awarded to the men and one spot for the women.

REGULAR SEASON
Herren: 1st place € 2,500, 2nd place € 1,250, 3rd place € 700
Damen: 25 % prize money for women

GRAND FINAL
Men: 1st place € 4,000 – 2nd place € 2,000 – 3rd place € 1,000
Women: 25 % prize money for women

WINNER OF THE GLDC-ranking
€ 1.000

Amateurs who finish within the Top 3 will receive high-quality prizes. If no amateur will end up in the Top 3, the committee reserves the right to honour the best amateurs (m & f) with prizes as well. The difference between the prizes for amateurs and professionals depends on the golf amateur statutes.

Allocation of the spots for the World Long Drive Championship:
After four REGULAR SEASON events and the GRAND FINAL the winner of the official GLDC-ranking (that will be final after the GRAND FINAL) will be rewarded with one spot for the World Long Drive Championship in the USA. The other two spots will be given to the both winners (men’s- & women’s category) of the GRAND FINAL. The winner gets the spot only if he makes use of it and participates in the World Long Drive Championship. If he cannot participate, the runner-up gets the spot (move-up procedure). The same applies, when the winner is already otherwise qualified for the World Long Drive Championship. In this case the spot will be given to the next in the classification, who has no spot for the World Long Drive Championship. Those who cannot accept the spot, have no claim for an alternative prize. In case the winner of the GRAND Final and the GLDC-ranking is one and the same person, the spot will be awarded due to the win of the GRAND FINAL and the “move-up procedure” will only apply for the GLDC-ranking. The same applies when – after making use of the described “move-up procedure” – one and the same person would be granted a spot via the GRAND FINAL and the GLDC-ranking. In this case the “move-up procedure” will also only apply for the GLDC-ranking.

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 2020

Do you want to participate in the German Long Drive Championship Series 2020?

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

Here you can find it.