Jul 7th, 2016
World Long Drive Championship Qualifying
Comes to the UK
Words: John Dean
The American Golf Long Drive Championship, which is in its second year, has been named as the only UK qualifying event for the World Long Drive Championships.
In a deal struck between American Golf and Golf Channel, the American Golf Long Drive Championship retains its exclusive official International Long Drive qualifying status in the UK for the next three years.
The American Golf Long Drive Championship in association with Garmin will be the only UK event where participants can automatically qualify for the World Long Drive Championship.
Golf Channel will provide editorial coverage of the event where the winners of the Open, Over 45s and Ladies events will go on to represent American Golf and Garmin at the World Long Drive Championship at WinStar World Casino and Resort from 6th – 12th October 2016.
Daniel Gathercole Director of Marketing & Communications at American Golf said: “This endorsement brings us real credibility and confirms our commitment to growing the game. As well as attracting the very best long drivers in the UK, we’re also seeing competition from golfers who are entirely new to the sport, which is incredible. We can’t wait to meet our Finalists in August and look forward to working closely with Golf Channel.”
The qualifying rounds of the American Golf Long Drive Championships took place in store in early April. Regional Finals are currently underway across the UK & Ireland, with the 10 best long drivers in each category being invited to the Grand Final at High Legh Golf Club on Friday 19th August. Last year’s winners Rebecca McGinley, who placed third in the Worlds, Dan Konyk and Steve Kent will all be there to defend their titles.
For more details visit www.americagolf.co.uk/events