Ultimate Long Drive, Inc
Jeff Crittenden Named Xtreme Long Drive Tour Commissioner
The XLD Tour is aimed at the highest level of Long Drive competitors in the World. 2-time Master’s World Long Drive Champion Jeff “Critter” Crittenden will serve as the Tour Commissioner and Host for our 1st Jeff Crittenden’s XLD World Championship in 2020. Jeff brings his experience as a World Class Long Drive Champion and inside knowledge of the players and evolution of the sport over the last 18 years to the team here at Ultimate Long Drive, Inc. Critter said “ Our goal is to grow the sport of Long Drive for all levels of competitors. With the suspension of the WLDA there is a void for the best long drivers in the sport and we are hoping to fill this void with great venues , purses and fields while offering a complete Tour not just a few events. We will also be offering our XLD League Series for aspiring long drivers to coincide with our successful & growing Amatuer Long Drive Series for those wishing to maintain their amatuer status.”
The Tour will consist of 3 divisions for 2020, Open Men, Masters 45+ & Ladies Open and expand to include more divisions in 2021 at certain events. 2020 season will feature 3 events starting in Mesquite, NV on 7/31 & 8/1 before moving to Des Moines, IA and Willow Creek Golf Driving Range on 9/25 & 9/26 and wrap up in Greensboro, NC at Bryant Park Learning Center for the 1st Annual Jeff Crittenden’s XLD Tour World Championship. 2021 Season Tour Events are being finalized and will be announced this fall with plans for 13-16 events next year.
Ed LaPierre, PGA was added as the XLD Tour National Tournament Manager. Ed is a former competitor in World Long Drive having competed in the 1995 Re/Max World Long Drive with a Top 20 finish. Ed brings 35 years in the golf industry in various leadership roles, most recently with PGA TOUR Superstores for 15 years where he served as a General Manager, Director of Services and Regional Marketing Manager. He brings a strong operational background to the team and will be on site Tournament Director for all XLT Tour Events.