The Bluff City Shootout is an adrenaline fueled competition showcasing the very best in the world of Long Drive. The event got its name from its host city Memphis, Tennessee being on the bluffs of the mighty Mississippi river. Rich in history, Memphis boomed in the cotton exchange, using the Mississippi river as its main source of delivery. Showcasing the longest hitters on the planet isn’t the only mission of the BCS. 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 Rankings as of May 22nd are eligible to register for the Bluff City Shootout beginning May 23rd through 12PM ET on May 26th.
After 12PM ET on May 26th the event will open to all other players to fill remaining spots.
Field of 32 Players Confirmed: Will Hogue, Tim Burke, Trent Scruggs, Justin James, Ryan Reisbeck, Paul Howell, Maurice Allen, Ryan Steenberg, Jeremy Easterly, Kevin Shook, Glenn Wilson, Jr., Troy Teal, Jeff Gavin, Mitchell Dobbyn, Nick Kiefer, Steve Monroe, Ben Tuaone, Ian Griscom, Aaron Mansfield, Scott Kalamar, Eddie Fernandes, Spencer McDaniel, Daniel Lambert, Kyle Berkshire, Shawn Holcomb, Collin Phillips, Mitch Grassing, Brent Champion, Bryan Kelly, Chris Hall, Josh Cassaday
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All times local
|SAT, JUNE 24||Player Check-In
10:00AM – 3:00PM
Range Open for Practice
All day (based on availability)
|SUN, JUNE 25||Range Open for Warm Up
Open Division Preliminary Rounds (5 Sets)
8AM – 10AM: Group A Preliminary Rounds (16 Players – Points Format)
10AM – 12PM: Group B Preliminary Rounds (16 Players – Points Format)
16 to 8 Round
12:30PM – 1:20PM
Event will follow the WLDA Player Handbook
A field of 32 players which are divided into 2 groups of 16 will compete in a round robin format where they will accrue points and the top 8 in each group will advance to a Double Elimination tournament. From the Double Elimination tournament, the top 8 will advance to the Match Play quarterfinals round. Click here for a detailed description.
WLDA/WLDC 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
$100% of entry fees will be paid out (Based on a full field of 32 players)
1st – USD $10,000
2nd – USD $5,000
3rd & 4th – USD $2,500
5th – 8th – USD $1,250
Points will be awarded to each player based on finish.
1st – 800pts
2nd – 600pts
3rd & 4th – 400pts
5th – 8th -200pts
9th – 16th – 100pts
17th – 32nd – 50pts
Golf and Games Family Park
5484 Summer Avenue
Memphis, TN 38134
2014 – Tim Burke
2015 – Will Hogue
2016 – Ryan Reisbeck