The World Long Drive Association (“WLDA”) operates or sanctions long drive competitions throughout the world, including, but not limited to, WLD Q-Series events, Tour events and the World Long Drive Championship (“WLDC”). All competitions are open to anyone who meets the criteria set forth herein.
Depending on participation levels, the WLDA may divide Hitters into different Divisions. WLDA’s current Divisions for 2020 include:
|Open Division||Women's Division||Masters Division|
|Anyone 18+||Women 18+||Men 45+|
|Min Drive: 300yds||Min Drive: 200yds||Min Drive: 250yds|
Q-SERIES STAGE l PRELIMINARY & STAGE ll FINAL:
The Open (Men’s) Division will stage Q-Series events that will consist of Stage l Preliminary and Stage ll Final competitions, providing the opportunity for interested hitters to pay an entry fee for a chance to qualify for the World Long Drive Championship. 16 hitters will advance from Stage l Preliminary qualifying to take part in Stage ll Final qualifying, with the top-three finishers earning a spot in the World Long Drive Championship field.
Hitters ranked in the top-50 (and ties) in the World Long Drive rankings as of the designated cut-off date are eligible to register for the Tour event. The event registration is then opened up to hitters ranked outside of the top-50 to fill the remaining spots in the 54-man field.
Open to all interested women hitters.
Open to all interested hitters.
Registration for each event can be found in the WLD Schedule.
|Pre-registering online will reserve you a position in one of the Stage l Preliminary qualifiers. Hitters can show up and pay onsite as long as space is available and time permits, but registering online will reserve you a spot in the qualifier of your choice. If time and space permits, hitters are encouraged to register onsite for additional tries. Competitors that fail to advance at the Stage l Preliminary qualifying or Stage ll Final qualifying level are eligible to compete in multiple qualifying events.||Registration for Tour Events must be done online before the cut-off date for each event. Walk ups on site are not permitted at Tour events. Hitters ranked in the top-50 (and ties) in the World Long Drive rankings as of the designated cut-off date are eligible to register for the Tour event. The event registration is then opened up to hitters ranked outside of the top-50 to fill the remaining spots in the 54-man field.|
Entry Fee & Prize Purse
All World Long Drive Events require an Entry Fee to compete.
STAGE l PRELIMINARY & STAGE ll FINAL QUALIFYING (OPEN DIVISION): Stage l: $50 Stage ll: $225
|TOUR EVENT ENTRY FEE:||TOUR EVENT PRIZE PURSE|
Open Division: $750.00
Women’s Division: $500.00
Masters Division: $500.000
Open Division: 1st – $25,000; 2nd – $12,000; 3rd/4th – $7,000; 5th-8th – $3,000; 9th-16th – $1,500
Women’s Division: 1st – $12,000; 2nd – $7,000; 3rd/4th – $3,000
Masters Division: 1st – $7,000; 2nd – $4,000; 3rd/4th – $2,000
|CLUBS||OFFICIAL WLD CLUB FITTER|
Golf clubs used in WLDA sanctioned competitions cannot appear on the United States Golf Association (“USGA”) Non-Conforming List and must appear on the USGA® Conforming List available at www.USGA.org In addition, all golf clubs used in WLDA competitions must conform with the USGA® Rules of Golf (Appendix II, 1c), which limits golf club length to a maximum of forty-eight inches (48”).
This USGA rule will be upheld by the WLDA at all WLDA sanctioned events through the use of a CLUBLENGTH™ Ruler Measuring Tool that conforms to the USGA® method for measuring golf club length.
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|TEES||OFFICIAL GOLF BALL|
|All tees must conform to the USGA® Rules of Golf (Appendix IV – Devices and Other Equipment – Rule 11).||Hitters are required to hit the golf ball provided by the WLDA at all sanctioned WLDA competitions. Top Flite - Official Ball of World Long Drive|