Opens January 2020
The all-new Xtreme Long Drive™ (XLD™) series will launch in January 2020 and include seven to ten regular season events, a last chance qualifier, and an annual World Championship. This initial series will serve as a beta series to iron our operational details in preparation for a full launch in September 2020. The beta series will include at least four regular season events in the USA and three in Canada. The Last Chance Qualifier and World Championship will be in mid-August in Myrtle Beach, SC in conjunction with the ALD™ World Championship.
The first venues to hold XLD™ events will be confirmed here as we book them. We’re considering Moody Gardens in Galveston, TX, The Gauntlet in Fredericksburg, VA, Vietmeier Golf Center in Pittsburgh, PA, and Morongo Golf Club in Tukwet Canyon, Beaumont, CA in conjuntion with the Regional Majors scheduled at these venues. Venues will be named in Canada soon. As soon as all dates and times are confirmed, we’ll make the ‘official” announcements.
XLD™ along with ALD™ are owned and operated by Ultimate Long Drive, Inc and their licensees. XLD™ competition will also be offered at the League level beginning with the 2020/2021 season starting September 1, 22020. Ultimate Long Drive, Inc will add XLD™ events to existing licensed territories as well as all new established leagues. All ALD™ licensees will have XLD™ amended to their license agreements unless they otherwise opt out.
XLD™ Rules have been added HERE. We expect to make some modifications as we move through this (beta) season. The series is intended to begin as an entry-level professional series.
Any men outside the top 50 in WLD world ranking points and any women outside the top 10 in WLD World Rankings will be eligible to compete. Amateurs may also compete without jeopardizing amateur status by making the declaration upon sign-up for an event and waving rights to any purse distribution. A player that begins the season outside the WLD top 50 and later improves to within their top 50 shall be allowed to complete the season.
Initially XLD™ will contribute 60% of all entry fees to the purse and pay back up to three places.
The XLD™ season will extend from September 1st through August 31st each year.