The "bombers" are ready for this weekend!
Wednesday 18t April, MOL.- This Saturday 21st April don´t miss the second tour stop of the season: the BELGIUM LDET at Steenhoven Country Club from 9am.
During the day we will also have some cool activities: Nearest to the pin: the prize for a Par3 Hole in hole will be a 3 nights / 4 days free at Château de Pallanne for 2 person with unlimited access to the golf course.
The best of the Nearest to the pin competition will be awarded with a bottle of champagne + a Steenhoven gift card with free greenfee and a Steenhoven mug. Also Kids putting challenge.
Horvath, Nicolle, Lubbe, Marionex, Palm, Petrasch, Armstrong, Kivini, Borgmeier, Roberts.... Come this Saturday to watch the best "hitters"! BELGIUM LDET INFO
Last day to register for the Belgium event
Monday 16th April 2018.- Today is the deadline to register for the Belgium LDET Championship. The second tour stop of the season will take place at Steenhoven Country Club in the town of Mol. A really cool tournament is awaiting us next Saturday with a spectacular set up of our partner Red Bull. MORE INFO
Robin Horvath claims the France tournament
Monday 9t April 2018, Chailly-sur-Armançon.- The 2018 Long Drivers European Tour season opener showed France what it’s been missing. Hotel Golf Château de Chaillly played host to the tour for the first event in the country since 2014. And though there was a local name in the running heading into the final rounds, it was Robin Horvath of Germany claiming the first victory of the season.
Saturday 7th April.- The Long Drivers European Tour will kick off this weekend with the first tournament of the season in France. Will Matt Nicolle retain the European crown?
“We are very proud to host the first LDET season event in France! We are committed to host major golf events at Hôtel Golf Château de Chailly like the LDET. France and the French golfers will enjoy the spectacular Long Drivers European Tour by coming to our resort this weekend and watch the big hitters” said Tobias Yang, President of Hotel Golf Château de Chailly. INFORMATION
Vincent Palm has eyes set on top spot in LDET
One of the tour’s youngest players is making a name for himself worldwide
Tuesday 27th March 2018.- Vincent Palm (#2 in Europe) isn’t like your average 22 year-old. The Koblenz, Germany, native — one of the youngest on tour— has his eyes firmly set on the no.1 LDET spot after finishing second to Matt Nicolle in 2017. Impressive as his own 2017 performance was, 2018 will be Palm’s third season on the Long Drivers European Tour, and he has no plans of slowing down. “My goal is to be the best hitter in Europe,” Palm says, “and to push my name in the network all over the globe.” READ MORE on Colorado GolfBlog.
Nicolle looks to build on stellar 2018 season
Thursday 15t March 2018.- (From our official media Colorado Golf Blog). Matt Nicolle’s nickname is “The English Enforcer,” and for very good reason. The no.1 ranked LDET player and defending tour champion delivered an unbelievable performance in 2017, earning 4 wins and another 4 top-3 finishes in his first full season on the tour (playing 8 of 9 events).
“I’m looking to continue my run into 2018” Nicolle says. “I’m feeling good about the season and have a lot of events over a short period, so I can get into a groove”.
The 27-year-old Brute Golf athlete didn’t spend the offseason basking in glory, instead he’s approaching his LDET career with a veteran mentality. “I’ve been preparing through specific training and practice for a while now,” Nicolle says. “Lots of dynamic work and building strength, and building speed through overspeed training.” He works on his swing and equipment indoors while coaching and club fitting in central London as a PGA pro. “Dialing in my numbers, equipment and swing is an ongoing process which continues throughout the season”. READ the full interview clicking here
Colorado Golf new media partner
Thursday 22nd February 2018 — Long Drivers European Tour has announced a new media partnership with ColoradoGolfBlog (CGB) for the 2018 season. CGB has become a premiere destination for younger generations looking to engage with the game off the course, working to help grow the game for future generations.
“We’re witnessing a rejuvenated energy in the game right now, and at the forefront of that are these exciting tour athletes and events and their ability to attract and connect with younger golfers” ColoradoGolfBlog Co-Founder Craig Lemley says. “We’ve worked with athletes before, but to have a renown professional tour like LDET embrace what we’re doing on social media, and invite us to be a trusted media partner means a lot. Very exciting.” PRESS RELEASE
Tee Claw renews the partnership with LDET
Friday 9t February 2018.- Tee Claw renews the partnership with LDET. TEE CLAW enables golfers to use a real tee on synthetic turf mats and grass and replaces the dreaded rubber tube. It is the most versatile training aid on the market. Can use if for alignment, ball position, swing path, putting, chipping and so much more. READ MORE / VIDEO
Foresight Sports Europe joins the Tour
Monday 5th February 2017.- Ball speed, club speed, launch angle, total spin... All you need to know during your training sessions and during the tournaments!
The Distance: the most important thing in LD
Sunday, 4th February 2018.- Why do some players (we won’t say names, but they played the tour) lie with their personal records saying they hit over 400 yards?
We know/have the distances of ALL the players who compete in long drive and have also competed in the LDET circuit. No more lies of distances!!
BE FAIR WITH YOUR DISTANCE, RESPECT THE SPORT and the OTHER PLAYERS.
Château de Taulane will host the Nations Cup
· The tournament will take place next 21st and 22nd September
· It will be the first time that the tour will have a long drive event by teams
Monday, 20th January 2018,- The Château de Taulane will stage for the first time in the tour history the Nations Cup next 21st and 22nd September. The event will be played on the 5th-hole.
The Nations Cup will be a tournament between teams from competing countries in a stages group and then knock-out format. Each team will consist of 2 players representing their countries, and up to a maximum of 4 teams per country.
This is the first time that Château de Taulane will host a long drive championship “We are very proud to welcome the Nations Cup in September 2018. First Gary Player design signature in France, Golf de Taulane is one of the Top 10 French Golf Courses totally in tune with the spirit of the Nations Cup. It is also a recognition of all the team work for the beauty of our resort” said Arnaud Potdevin, the Director of Château de Taulane. PRESS RELEASE
France will kick off the LDET season
22th January 2017.- France will host a LDET championship for a second time next 7th and 8th April at Hotel Golf Château de Chailly. The last time the tour visited the
country was 4 years ago. This season it will be the kick off of the season. The resort is located in the town of Chailly-sur-Armançon: www.chailly.com
Château de Chailly is a 16th century medieval fortress and is classified as a historical monument. The property was completely renovated starting in 1987 by its current owner, Yasuhiko Sata, and the four-star hotel and 18-hole golf course was opened in 1990. MORE INFO.
· The tour will start next 7th & 8th April at Hotel Golf Château de Chailly
· The LDET circuit will pass through nine countries in Europe including the new premier of Russia and the new event of the Nations Cup
· The European Champion Matt Nicolle is ready to defend his title
5th January 2018, BARCELONA. - The Long Drivers European Tour (LDET) presents the sixth season which will start next 7th and 8th April in France. The Hotel Golf Château de Chailly will host the first tournament of the LDET. 4 of the nine countries – France, Belgium, Sweden and Italy - will return to the tour. One of the new events of the season will be the Nations Cup that for the first time of the Tour will have a long drive championship by teams next September.
Registrations for the 2018 season are open
DO YOU WANT TO BE A LDET PLAYER? If you have a really good drive and you believe you can be the next LDET Champion, join the Long Drivers European Tour circuit. The season will be really spectacular!
Nicolle, Petrasch, Palm, Marionex, Robertson, Roberts and Company are willing to compete against you next season! REGISTRATIONS
Matt Nicolle: the KING OF EUROPE!
20th November 2017, Torremirona Golf.- The English hitter from Jersey, Matt Nicolle has been crowned European Long Drive Champion after the last tournament of the season held at Torremirona Golf where he has won the MASTERS LDET CUP after beating the German Vincent Palm in the big final. MASTERS RESULTS
Nicolle dominates Europe: Nicolle has been the most tenacious and regular player of the season and finished in the first position with 7.000 points on the LDET ranking. The English hitter has won 4 events (Denmark, Estonia, Spain & the Masters) this season and also finished 3 times in the second position. Vincent Palm finished second (winner in Hungary) with 3.950 points and the Belgium Tanguy Marionex third (winner in Austria) with 3.700. FINAL 2017 EUROPEAN RANKING
Volvik is the perfect ball for the LDET
3rd November 2017, Europe.- VOLVIK is the official ball sponsor of the Long Drivers European Tour since 2014. The VIVID XT is the model we re using this season! Is a top ball!
During the last 6 years, the LDET have been in amazing places around Europe: from the “Home of Golf” St.Andrews to Bulgaria, Italy, Estonia, Slovenia, Austria, Sweden, Spain, France, Germany... Stay tuned because very soon we will announce the 2018 calendar!!
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THE BEST MOMENTS OF THE 2017
Relive some of the best moments of the 2017 LDET season! MORE PHOTOS
The longest hitters in the LDET history.
Will any player beat the record this season?
Longest Ball marks of the tour in 5 years:
1.- 440y Temu Pitkänen
2.- 438y Maurice Allen
3.- 433y Emil Rosberg
4.- 426y Vincent Palm
5.- 425y Timo Petrasch
6.- 423y T. Marionex
7.- 421y Matt Nicolle
8.- 420y M. Benaglio
9.- 416y Scott Beaven
10.- 412y Joe Miller
No Distance, No Glory
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.