How to Qualify

The Road to the World Long Drive Championship

The 2023 World Long Drive Championship will have competitors from over 18 countries competing for a $400,000 World Championship purse. Qualifying begins in March and the World Championship will culminate in October at Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta.

Local Qualifier

  • Competitors pay $50 per try (one try is 6 golf balls)
  • Competition to be run using ball tracking technology (indoor or outdoor)
  • Competitors will be given 2 min. and 30 sec. to hit 6 balls
  • Competitors may enter as many times as they wish to increase their chances to qualify for a Regional Qualifying spot
  • Entry Fees: The first try purchased is $75 and includes a World Long Drive Community membership.
    All subsequent tries purchased are $50.00 for six balls.

Regional Qualifier

  • The top 5 finishers from each Regional are awarded an entry into the World Long Drive Championship in Atlanta
  • 8 Regional Championships are conducted across North America
  • Stage 2 Regional Qualifying Entry fees: $250
  • Competitors must have a WLD Pro Membership ($275 on time annual fee)

World Championship

  • 40 of 128 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.

2023 Local Event Dates

To qualify for regionals members must first participate in local qualifiers. All local qualifying players must be at least a community member + register for the local qualifying event. Find an event near you below!

Local Qualifying Schedule

May 5WLD Mesquite Vol. 2Mesquite, NVMesquite Sports & Events ComplexRegister Here
May 20 | 10am - 2pmWLD La SalleDenver, COOptimum GolfRegister Here
May 20 | 8pm - 12amWLD La SalleSacramento, CAHaggin Oaks Driving RangeRegister Here
May 27th
WLD La SalleSpanish Fork, Utah Sweet Heat Golf & Long Drive Register Here
Jun 9WLD La SalleLa Salle, COBig Foot Turf FarmRegister Here
June 17 | 8pm - 12amWLD MemphiaSacramento, CAHaggin Oaks Driving RangeRegister Here
June 23WLD MemphisMemphis, TNWinstead Turf FarmsOn Sale May 11
June 24
WLD Port Rowan Howell, Michigan Tap-Ins GolfRegister Here
June 24th
WLD Port RowanHowell, MITap-Ins GolfRegister Here
July 7WLD Port RowanPort Rowan, OntarioStark's Golf CourseOn Sale May 25
July 28WLD ConnecticutPortland, CTChris Cote's Driving RangeOn Sale June 15
July 29 | 8pm-12amWLD West BountifulSacramento, CAHaggin Oaks Driving RangeRegister Here
July 29th
WLD West BountifulSpanish Fork, Utah Sweet Heat Golf & Long DriveRegister Here
August 10WLD West BountifulWest Bountiful, UTLakeside Golf CourseOn Sale June 29