The Rockwell Blast launched in 2012 with the purpose of giving hitters out west another shot at qualifying for the prestigious World Long Drive Championship. With its breathtaking backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, a fast running grid and Phoenix Open-like party atmosphere, this Utah launching pad quickly became a favorite amongst long drivers everywhere. Competitors now fly in from all over the globe to showcase their power and attitude in front of an enthusiastic crowd of proud Utahns.
Field of 32 Players Confirmed: Ben Tuaone, Bobby Bradley, Brady Torbitt, Brent Champion, Dan McIntosh, Daniel Lambert, Eddie Fernandes, Evan Ogule, Glenn Wilson, Jr., Jason Eslinger, Jeremy Easterly, Jim Waldron, Josh Cassaday, Justin James, Kyle Berkshire, Landon Gentry, Mark Costello, Matt Hanger, Mike Dobbyn, Mitch Grassing, Mitchell Dobbyn, Paul Howell, Press LaBrie, Richard Moore, Rob Tiettmeyer, Ryan Reisbeck, Ryan Winther, Scott Kalamar, Spencer McDaniel, Steve Monroe, Trent Scruggs, Troy Teal
Waiting List: Nick Kiefer, Jim Carriel, Danny Beckman, Steve Kois
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All times local
|FRI, JULY 7||Player Registration / Club Check-In
12:00PM – 5:00PM
|SAT, JULY 8||Range Open
FINAL Player Check-In
9:00AM – 9:30AM
Open Division Preliminary Rounds (5 Sets)
10:00AM – 12:00PM: Group A Preliminary Rounds (16 Players – Points Format)
1:00PM – 3:00PM: Group B Preliminary Rounds (16 Players – Points Format)
16 to 8 Round
3:15PM – 4:15PM
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.
Salt Lake International (SLC) – 12.3 miles
The competition grid is located on the south half of the driving range and extends east towards the mountains with a max length of 475 yards and a width of 55 yards.
Due to the local theme park, hotel deals are best found on travel websites rather than securing a group rate. For this reason there is not a host hotel; however, accommodations near the airport, Downtown SLC, North Salt Lake, Bountiful and Woods Cross should be priced competitively and are good places to stay and within 10-15 minutes of the course.
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
Lakeside Golf Course
1201 N 1100 W
West Bountiful, UT 84087
2016 – Mike Dobbyn
2015 – Ryan Reisbeck
2014 – Will Hogue
2013 – Ryan Reisbeck
2012 – Ryan Winther