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HOW TO QUALIFY

The 2024 World Long Drive Championship will have competitors from over 24 countries competing for a combined total of $400,000 across divisions for the World Championship purse. Qualifying begins in March and the World Championship will culminate in August at Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta. 

To see registration dates for the 2024 season, click here

THE ROAD TO THE
WORLD LONG DRIVE CHAMPIONSHIP

STAGE 01

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Local Qualifier

  • Competitors pay $50 per try (one try is 6 gold balls)

  • Competitors will be given 2 min. and 30 sec. to hit 6 balls

  • Competition may enter as many times as they wish to increase their chances to qualify for a Regional Qualifying spot

  • All subsequent tries can be purchased for an additional $50 for 6 balls.

STAGE 02

Regional Qualifier

  • The top 5 finishers from each Regional are awarded an entry into the World Long Drive Championship in Atlanta

  • 4 Regional Championships are conducted across North America

  • Regional Qualifiers are by private entry only

  • Stage 2 Regional Qualifying entry fee is $250

  • Competitors must have a WLD Membership (Amateur or Pro, $300 one time annual fee)

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STAGE 03

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

  • 25 of 96 World Championship entries are filled through the Qualifying process

  • The World Championship will have a 2 hour broadcast on the Golf Channel

  • There is no entry fee at the World Championship for Regional Qualifiers

2024 STAGE 1 LOCAL QUALIFIERS

To qualify for regionals members must first participate in local qualifiers. All local qualifying players must register for a local qualifying event. Find an event near you by viewing the schedule here!

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2024 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EXEMPTIONS

The Open Division World Long Drive World Championship will include a field of 96 athletes.

 

Category 1
Winners of the past 5 World Long Drive Championships (No World Championship Event in 2020)

 

·      Kyle Berkshire – 2023 / 2021 / 2019

·      Martin Borgmeier – 2022

·      Maurice Allen – 2018

 

Category 2
Top 16 from the 2023 WLD World Championship

 

·      Kyle Berkshire                         

·      Martin Borgmeier 

·      Colton Casto

·      Mark Costello

·      Brandon Flynn

·      Ryan Gregnol

·      Zack Holton

·      Justin James

·      Sean Johnson 

·      Sam Judah

·      Owen Meeds

·      Wes Patterson

·      Reid Russell

·      Jack Smith

·      James Tait

·      Bryce Verplank

Category 3
From the current Official World Long Drive Rankings: The top 30 point leaders and ties as of July 23, 2024, if not previously exempt

 TBD
 

Category 4
Winner of the 2023 Senior Division World Championship

·      Ryan Reisbeck

 

Category 5 – Winner of the 2024 Military Division Long Drive Championship (Fort Jackson Qualifying Championship Event)
TBD

 

Category 6 – Winner of the 2024 Insperity Amateur Long Drive Championship
TBD

 

Category 7 – Winners of the 2024 WLD Regional Qualifying Events
TBD

 

Category 8 – Winners of the 2024 WLD International Qualifying Events
TBD

 

Category 9 – Sponsor / Special Exemptions as Selected by the WLD

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