World Long Drive Championship qualifying comes to the UKJuly 6, 2016 Golf News
Fancy yourself as a big hitter? Well now you can qualify for the World Long Drive Championships thanks to American Golf..
The American Golf Long Drive Championship in association with Garmin has been named the exclusive official UK partner of the World Long Drive Championships.
The Championship, which is in its second year, has been named as the only UK qualifying event for the World Long Drive Championships after a deal was struck between American Golf and Golf Channel.
This deal sees the American Golf Long Drive Championship in association with Garmin retain its exclusive official International Long Drive qualifying status in the UK for the next three years.
The Championship in association with Garmin will be the only UK event where participants can automatically qualify for the World Long Drive Championship.
On top of this, Golf Channel will provide editorial coverage of the event, with the winners of the Open, Over 45s and Ladies events going on to represent American Golf and Garmin at the finals at WinStar World Casino and Resort 6-12 October, 2016.
Daniel Gathercole Director of Marketing & Communications at American Golf said: “This endorsement brings us real credibility and confirms our commitment to growing the game.
“As well as attracting the very best long drivers in the UK, we’re also seeing competition from golfers who are entirely new to the sport, which is incredible.
“We can’t wait to meet our Finalists in August and look forward to working closely with Golf Channel.”
The qualifying rounds of the American Golf Long Drive Championships in association with Garmin took place in store in early April.
Regional Finals are currently underway across the UK & Ireland, with the 10 best long drivers in each category being invited to the Grand Final at High Legh Golf Club on 19 August.
Bart Kendall, VP Live Events at Golf Channel, added: “American Golf has done a fantastic job of attracting thousands of golfers to its long drive championships, so we are thrilled to make them our official UK partner.
“Long Drive is an exciting, fun sport and with American Golf’s involvement we hope to bring it to even more people in the UK over the next few years.”
To find out more about Golf Channel’s coverage of the World Long Drive Championships, visit www.golfchannel.com/longdrive.