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FAQs

 

Who? What? Where? When? Why?

We push it to the the next level. Instead of only one long drive event, you can look forward to a whole long drive series with nine long drive events in total. The winner of the series (men’s category – Division 1) will get a spot for the World Long Drive Championship.

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

The PRESEASON consists of three indoor events to determine the initial ranking of the REGULAR SEASON. After the three indoor events, there will be a “Re-Ranking”. This means the standings after the three 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 and the GRAND FINAL are outdoor events.

PRESEASON
#1 – GLDC goes CMT, January 19th / 20th, 2019 – Messe Stuttgart
#2 – GLDC goes Rheingolf, February 23rd / 24th, 2019 – Rheingolf exhibition Düsseldorf
#3 – GLDC goes Fibo, April 6th / 7th, 2019 – Exhibition Centre Cologne

REGULAR SEASON
#1 – April, 27th / 28th, 2019 – Münchener Golfclub
#2 – May, 18th / 19th, 2019 – Golfclub Haxterpark, Paderborn
#3 – June tbd., 2019 – Golfclub Burgwedel, Hannover
#4 –  June tbd., 2019 – tbd.
#5 –  July tbd., 2019 – tbd.

GRAND FINAL
August tbd., 2019 – tbd.

All longhitters: male & female, amateur & professional, younger & elder.

You have to be a member in a golf club that belongs to an Official Golf Association (e.g. German Golf Association, Austrian Golf Association etc.) or you have to be a member in a Professional Golf Association (e.g. PGA of Germany, PGA of Spain etc.)

If you play on a recognized Long Drive Tour (e.g. World Long Drive Association, Long Drive Euorpean Tour etc.) you can also participate in the German Long Drive Championship Series.

Apart from that you should be able to hit at least 270 yards (men) and 200 yards (women).

Yes, the registration closing date for the PRESEASON event #1 is January 10th , 2019 at 6 pm. Participants, who do not apply within the registration period, can be accepted at the tournament committee’s discretion.

All German Long Drive Events in 2019 will be played in two “Divisions”: Division 1 and Division 2.

Division 2
Division 2 will be played on the first day (Saturday) and is open for registrations from longdrivers around the globe. At the first event – PRESEASON event #1 – of the German Long Drive Championship 2019 all players will compete in Division 2 on Saturday.

Players start a seeding phase with 3 times 8 balls with a time limit of 3 minutes per 8 balls, so each player hits 24 balls in total (3 sets). The longest ball of each player counts for the seeding.

After the seeding the longest 8 players will directly qualify for Division 1 on Sunday.

The Top 16 of the remaining players (Seed 9 – 24) will qualify for the round of 16. From round of 16 on single-elemination-matchplay-format (one-on-one, 8 balls in one set, longest ball counts) will be played.

Division 1
Depending on the number of registered professional longdrivers, the best 3 to 6 players from Division 2 will qualify for Division 1 on Sunday.

All players of Division 1 start off with a seeding of 3 times 8 balls with a time limit of 3 minutes per 8 balls, so each player hits 24 balls in total (3 sets). The longest ball of each player counts for the seeding.

Based on the seeding the competition continues in a single-elemination-matchplay-format (one-on-one, 8 balls in one set, longest ball counts).

You have to register for the German Long Drive Championship Season 2019. The base fee is €200.
Here you can find detailed information regarding the point system.

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

PRESEASON: 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.

You can send your registration form for the PRESEASON 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 €25 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 €25 for amateurs.

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, the winner of the series (men’s category – Divison 1) will get a spot for the World Long Drive Championship.

For further information regarding the players earnings please have a look here. At this overall view you can find information regarding the prize money for each PRESEASON event for pros and amateurs.

Information regarding the prize money for each REGULAR SEASON event and the GRAND FINAL coming 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 PRESEASON of the German Long Drive Championship?

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

Here you can find it.