October 19th 2016 – BARCELONA. The Long Drivers European Tour (LDET) have announced the cancellation of the final championship ROAD TO NEW ZEALAND, the last event of the 2016 season, scheduled next 5th and 6th November at the Remuera Golf Club in the city of Auckland. It has not been an easy decision to make, but LDET has found a breach of contract from the local partner IGANZ in New Zealand and could not guarantee the smooth running of the final event. PRESS RELEASE
Spectacular big final awaits us in Auckland!
October 1st 2016.- The ROAD TO NEW ZEALAND tournament: The Top-8 players are seeding based off the LDET Ranking: 2 groups and each player will play against the other ones of his group (best of 3 sets). Each victory is 1 point. The best 2 of each group will qualify for semi-finals. We will also have a lot of acitivites during the championships week next month in Auckland! MORE INFO
24th September 2016 – QUINTA DO CONDE (PORTUGAL). – Ilija Djurdjevic, the Serbian player of the circuit, won the ninth tournament of the Long Drivers European Tour after winning the final of the Portugal Championship against Maurice Allen in two clear sets with two shots of 328 and 330 yards. Allen loses thus his second consecutive final, but he achieves the top of the ranking as the Swedish Emil Rosberg was also eliminated in Quarters against Djurdjevic. The event was held at Golf & Country Club Quinta do Peru, just 30 minutes from Lisbon. PRESS RELEASE / VIDEO
Official training session of the Portugal LDET
Friday 23rd September, Quinta do Peru.- Lucas Dornan (ENG) with a "bomb" of 380 yards has hit the longest ball at the official training of the Portugal LDET! All the best for tomorrow to all the competitors! NO DISTANCE, NO GLORY!
A short distance from Lisbon, near the Parque Natural da Arrábida, within reach of the pristine beaches of the Costa Azul, is one of the most exclusive and charming private condominiums in Portugal: Quinta do Peru.
Pearmain beats Allen and wins in Italy
10th September 2016 – SOIANO DEL LAGO (ITALY). – The new player, the English Brad Pearmain, won the eight tournament of the Long Drivers European Tour after winning in the final of the Italy LDET Championship against Maurice Allen (USA) in two sets with two shots of 326 and 329 yards. Pearmain played his first tournament of the season in the LDET and he also beat the current number one of the ranking, the Swede Emil Rosberg in the Quarters. The tournament was held for the first time at the Garda Golf Club. MORE INFO // RESULTS
September 9th 2016.- Players from Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Finland, Kenya, Usa… will play to be the best in Italy at Garda Golf Country Club, the eight championship of the season. This afternoon we have had the “official training session”. Tomorrow, the tournament starts at 10am! Good luck to all the competitors!!
Only 1 day for the Italy LDET
September 9th 2016.- Italian fans are willing to watch and support the best hitters another season. Only 2 events more before the big final, the European ranking is very tight and the players will do their best to win the eight event of the season!. ITALY LDET INFO
The number 1, Emil Rosberg arrives in Italy in the best possible shape to win his third tournament of the season (Denmark & Austria). Emil is the youngest player to win a tournament in Europe ever (19 years) and the youngest ranking leader! He has also secured his participation at the Worlds next October thanks to leading the LDET ranking!
ROAD TO NEW ZEALAND Finals
September 8th 2016.- Next November the Top-8 players will fly to Auckland for the big finals! Before the last two events of the season, there are 6 players already qualified. Who will be the other 2 players? Italy and Portugal will decide who will take the ticket to NZ! More info
Maurice Allen wins in Bled and faces the number one on the ranking
20th August 2016 – BLED (SLOVENIA). – American Maurice Allen won clearly the seventh tournament of the Long Drivers European Tour after winning in the final of the Slovenia LDET Championship against Ajay Matharu (KEN) in two sets with two best shots of 365 and 369 yards. Allen sums up his third win of the season and pursues the first place of the ranking still in the hands of Swede Emil Rosberg. The tournament was held for the first time at the Golf Course Bled. RESULTS // RANKING
Slovenia LDET: Official training session
Friday 19th, Bled.- The day is over! The trophies are waiting for the champions! Here some photos of the offcial training session today at Golf Course Bled. Good luck to all the competitors for tomorrow, big day! Boooomb!
Only 1 day for the seventh event of the season
SLOVENIA will host for the third time a LDET championship. This season the tour will visit the Bled Golf Course this Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August. The seventh event of the year will be an important championship to start to determine the players that will qualify for the big finals next November in New Zealand. MORE INFO // SCHEDULE & PAIRINGS
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The Kenyan hitter Ajay Matharu finished in the third position and Timo Petrasch (GER) in the fourth. The "Longest Ball of the Day" sponsored by Williams Golf Racing was 369 yards achieved by Emil Rosberg.
July 30th 2016 – Zalacsány (Hungary).- Teemu Pitkänen (FIN, 20) won the Hungary LDET Championship after beating (346/358) Mauro Benaglio (3320/331) in the big final and it´s his first title on the LDET tour. The sixth tournament of the season was held at Zala Springs Golf Resort, the best golf course in the country. MORE INFO // Results
Official training session & social LDET event
Friday 29th July 2016.- For the first time in the history the LDET has landed in Hungary! This afternoon we have had the “official training session” where some of the players were hitting amazing bombs and testing themselves for tomorrow.
After the session, Zala Springs Golf resort offered a really good wine tasting to all the players and friends at the club house. It was time to relax before the championship on Saturday.
2 days for the Hungary LDET Championship.
Thursday 28th 2016.- The current European long drive champion, the American Maurice Allen (#2, USA) has won 2 events this season and will do his best this weekend to continue his climb on the ranking. His personal record on the LDET circuit: 438 yards!
Do you want to know the competition area at Zala Springs Golf Resort? Hungary will host for the first time a LDET event. The grid and the tee box have been designed to watch a great tournament and why not to see the bombs over the 440 yards (LDET Record). The competitors will also have 2 training areas. More info.
Hungary: The hotel
Batthyány Castle 4* & Batthyány Mansion 4*: The complex it´s located just 1 minute from the Zala Springs Golf Resort, in a landscaped area of 10 acres, on the outskirts of a small village called Zalacsány! Book your stay as soon as possible!
Maurice Allen wins in Prague and reaches a bomb of 438 yards.
9th July 2016 – PRAGUE. – American Maurice Allen won clearly the fifth tournament of the Long Drivers European Tour after winning the final of the Czech Republic LDET Championship against Danish Michael Jepsen in two sets with two best shots of 376 and 368 yards. Allen sums up his second win of the season and equal the Swede Emil Rosberg, eliminated in the 1/8 final against all odds. The tournament was held for the first time at the Golf Club Praha. MORE INFO
CZECH REPUBLIC LDET Championship
Friday 8th July.- Official training session of the CZECH REPUBLIC LDET Championship.
Ready to see the hitters in Prague?
Last weekend in Austria some hitters broke the records! Here you are the Longest Ball marks of the tour in 4 years:
1.- 440y Temu Pitkänen
2.- 433y Emil Rosberg
3.- 428y Temu Pitkanen
4.- 427y Emil Rosberg
5.- 426y Vincent Palm
6.- 426y Emil Rosberg
7.- 425y Timo Petrasch
8.- 424y Vincent Palm
9.- 423y T. Marionex
10.- 423y Maurice Allen
No Distance, No Glory
Emil Rosberg wins again with a bomb of 420 yards at the Diamond Country Club.
25th June 2016 – Atzenbrugg (AUSTRIA).- Swedish Emil Rosberg won the AUSTRIA LDET Championship beating the Swiss Mauro Benaglio with a best hits of 420 & 416 yards after playing two sets in an amazing tournament with bombs over the 400 yards marks. The longest ball of the day sponsored by Williams Racing Golf was 440 yards achieved by Teemu Pitkänen (FIN).The fourth tournament of the season was held for the first time in Austria at the Diamond Country Club (a European Tour Destination). RANKING
2015: Maurice Allen crowned European Long Drive Champion. D.Lubbe repeats victory & win the Masters Cup.
November 28th of 2015 - TARRAGONA. The American Maurice Allen has been crowned European champion of the Volvik Long Drivers European Tour after the last championship of the season held at Lumine Golf where Dewald Lubbe has won THE MASTERS LDET CUP after beating Swede Alex Cedervall with a best shot of 378 yards after playing three sets in the big final.
Watch the Long Drivers swings
September 2015.- Watch and enjoy all the swings of some of the players who were competing last weekend at the SPAIN LDET Championship in Mijas: Persson, Beaven, Allen, Lubbe...and company. Thanks to Matthew Parry and Jason Floyd Academy.