Originating in 1976, the World Long Drive Association is an organization that brings together golf’s longest hitters from around the globe. Emerging as one of golf’s most popular grass roots competitions, World Long Drive was named a finalist at the 2018 Cynopsis Sports Media Awards in the League of the Year for a Breakthrough Sport and Live Coverage of a Breakthrough Sport categories. The broader sports industry also has taken notice, including ESPN proclaiming that long drive has “recently started to enter the mainstream of golf;” Men’s Journal noting “with the sport’s ascendant profile and ever-growing prestige,” fans should “buckle up for more high-octane action;” Golf Digest saying the World Long Drive is “on the upswing, gaining traction;” and Golf.com claiming it as “an eye-opening experience”.
To power the global league for the sport of Long Drive (and to CRUSH golf balls farther than anyone else).
Golf at its farthest, loudest, most athletic and adrenaline-filled extreme.
1. Competition – professionalize the sport and produce iconic events
2. Community – create global stars and grow the WLD brand
3. Commercial – maximize revenue and power global growth