The Bluff City Shootout is an adrenaline fueled competition showcasing the very best in Long Drive. The event got its name from Memphis, Tennessee being on the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi river.
Since its inception in 2014, the event has raised close to $50,000 for charities that benefit the community and its citizens. Now home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies and Minor League Baseball’s Memphis Redbirds, the Triple-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals and the largest Bass Pro Shop in the United States, the city has many things to offer visitors year-round.
Competitors in the Top 50 +ties in the WLDA World Long Drive Rankings as of May 20 are eligible to register for the Bluff City Shootout beginning May 21 at 12pm ET through May 24 at 12pm ET.
After 12pm ET on May 24, the event will open to all other players to fill remaining spots.
In lieu of a waiting list, the WLDA will host a Tour Qualifier for 16 players to have a chance to compete in the Tour Event. This is an OPEN qualifier and will open for registration on May 28 at 12pm ET and will close when the field reaches 16 players.
This event will happen onsite the day before the Tour Event. At a minimum 4 players will advance from this event. Format will be Five Sets; Point Totals Accrue; Top 4 advance to the Tour Event. Entry fee for the Qualifier is $375, if you advance in to the Tour event you will need to pay the additional $375 to make up for the Tour entry fee.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All times listed are in Eastern Time
|FRI, JUNE 22||Player Check-In
Range Open for Practice
All day (based on availability)
Check In – 3pm
Compete 4pm – 5:30pm
|SAT, JUNE 23||Range Open for Warm Up
Open Division Preliminary Rounds (5 Sets)
9am – 10am: Group A Preliminary Rounds (16 Players – Points Format)
10am – 11am: Group B Preliminary Rounds (16 Players – Points Format)
11am – 12pm: Group C Preliminary Rounds (16 Players – Points Format)
12pm – 1pm: Group D Preliminary Rounds (16 Players – Points Format)
16 to 8 Round
1:30pm – 3pm
Event will follow the WLDA Player Handbook – Click here for a detailed description
WLDA/VWLDC Event entry fees will be refunded if the WLDA staff is notified (via e-mail at LongDrive@GolfChannel.com) before the close of entries. Each WLDA Event has a specific close time and is listed on the event entry page, a $120 service charge will be deducted from all refunds. After the close of registration, no refund for any reason will be issued.
Memphis International Airport – 14.7 miles
Event staff recommend staying in the Wolfchase area in Cordova, TN. This is only three exits down from the host venue on Interstate 40. There are many hotel options in the area as well as places to eat and entertain.
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Memphis East Galleria
2800 New Brunswick Rd.
Memphis, Tn 38133
Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott East Galleria
8489 US HWY 64
Memphis, TN 38133
USD $750 – Per Player
PURSE & PAYOUT: $30,000
$100% of entry fees will be paid out (Based on a full field of 36 players)
1st – $12,000
2nd – $6,000
3rd & 4th – $3,000
5th – 8th – $1,500
The below points will be awarded to each player based on finish:
1st – 800pts
2nd – 600pts
3rd & 4th – 400pts
5th – 8th – 200pts
9th – 16th – 100pts
17th – 36th – 50pts
Golf and Games Family Park
5484 Summer Avenue
Memphis, TN 38134
2017 – Justin James
2016 – Ryan Reisbeck
2015 – Will Hogue
2014 – Tim Burke