LDET announces the end of the tour
Tuesday 6th October 2018. – It was in 2012 when we founded the Long Drivers European. The last 6 years we have been around Europe in so many places and we have organized 50 long drive tournaments. We have worked very hard to grow the sport (not only in Europe), no one can imagine howmany hours we have dedicated to this sport; we are very proud of it. Now it´s the right time to announce that will not continue with the tour next season, this has been the last season.
It has been a pleasure to be in all the places where we have been. We also want to say thanks to all the golf courses, sponsors, people who worked with us and especially to all the players we have had during these 6 seasons. Congratulations to all the champions (21 different champs) and especially to Joe Miller (2013 & 2014 champion), Maurice Allen (2015 & 2016), Matt Nicolle (2017) and Martin Borgmeier (2018). Again, many thanks to everybody and all the best to the long drive sport!
Now it´s time for new challenges. Regards
Martin Borgmeier: EUROPEAN CHAMPION
Robin Horvath finishes 2nd and Jordan Brooks in 3rd position.
Sunday 21st October 2018.- Aamazing year for Germany’s The Beard Borgmeier, having won 3 other events and securing his new title as the 2018 LDET Champion. “What happened this year with Long Drive was a U-turn in my life,” Borgeier says in a post-event address.
But the Beard wasn’t the only LDET player with a standout 2018. The Hungarian Hulk Horvath also notched 3 wins, hit the season’s longest drive (443), and was a mere 400 points short of Borgmeier in final ranking points. “It was an amazing season for me,” he told the crowd. “I’m very happy for everything.” PRESS RELEASE
MASTERS: canceled due to the bad conditions
Sunday 21st October, VINARÒS.- Due to the bad conditions we had yesterday until 11:30 at Panorámica Golf, the LDET decided to cancel the last tournament of the season. It was not an easy decision. The conditions to do a professional FINAL event were not good: No electricity, no music, Dj could not arrive , no clock, bad grid... We can NOT either accept insults like we had from a player and also discrediting the course, the tour, the sport...
NOTE: Torrential rainfall in Vinaròs left roads cut off and up to 50 centimetres (1'8”) of flood water on the pavements. The rain reached a terrifying 200 to 250 litres per square metre in the town of Vinaròs. Rainfall reaching 40 litres per square metre – around four centimetres – is classed as a major seasonal storm and is enough for the met office to issue weather warnings and put emergency flood protection measures into operation. (See the first photo below: a lot of sand on the grid)
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The big finals: MASTERS LDET
15th October 2018. - The Long Drivers European Tour will celebrate the final event of the season next Saturday 20th October with the MASTERS LDET CUP, at Panorámica Golf Club (Vinaros, Castellón). The competition will bring together the best European hitters.
In this sixth season of the tour, which has been a great success of participation in different countries, the final tournament will be the ninth stop of a competition that has already gone through Chailly-sur-Armançon (France), Mol (Belgium), Täby (Sweden), St. Petersburg (Russia), Munich (Germany), Zalácsany (Hungary), Monterosi (Italy) and La Martre (France). MORE INFO
Wednesday 26th September, La Martre. - Tiger Woods wasn’t the only big winner in the world of Golf this past weekend. Before the Big Cat teed off on Sunday, two big hitters hoisted the Long Drivers European Tour‘s inaugural Nations Cup trophy on Saturday, September 22. Jordan Brooks and Bry Roberts were the last men standing after battling against two-man teams of some of the best players the LDET has to offer in a first-of-its-kind event. PRESS RELEASE // RANKING
Teams Championship: the NATIONS CUP
Monday 10th September.- Next on the LDET schedule is the very much anticipated and first-ever NATIONS CUP.
Most certainly one of the season’s marquee events, international teams will compete for glory at the Chateau Golf de Taulane in La Martre, France, next September 21st & 22nd in a first-of-its-kind competition. The top-8 ranked LDET players after the Nation’s Cup will be qualified for the Masters LDET Cup, which will be held Saturday, October 20th at Panorámica Golf in Spain.
Tanguy Marionex, Bry Roberts, Vincent Palm, Timo Petrasch, Chris Latta, Christo Pretorius, Asmus Lembke, Aleksi Kivini, & Tyler Dangerfield still have options to qualify for the big finals! Only 3 spots left! REGISTER NOW
European players at the Worlds
Sunday 2n September.- 5 players from Europe will compete today at the round of Top-36 of the World Long Drive Championships: Teemu Pitkänen (FIN) Emil Rosberg (SWE), Matt Nicolle (ENG), Chris Andrews (ENG) & James Tait (SCO).
All the best for today guys! #NoDistanceNoGlory!
Follow their results here from 3pm (European time): https://bit.ly/2NFitQb
Martin Borgmeier claims victory in Italy
"The Beard" sits now at the top of the LDET ranking
Ciao Italia! This weekend the Italy LDET
Wednesday 22nd August 2018.- Italy will host for a third time the LDET circuit. It will be this weekend at Terre Dei Consoli at the golf resort located near the town of Monterosi.
The Italian tournament will be very interesting for the LDET ranking which is more adjusted and exciting than ever; Robin Horvath has a slim 200 points lead over Martin Borgmeier. At the moment 5 players are already qualified for the big finals (Horvath, Borgmeier, Brooks, Nicolle & Lubbe) and players like Marionex, Roberts, Latta, Dangerfield, Pretorius...have a lot of options to take the other 3 spots; also becasue Petrasch and Palm won´t compete this week due to injures. MORE INFO
The best 8 European Long Drivers will compete at the MASTERS CUP next 20 October
The championship will take place at Panorámica Golf Resort, near Castellón (Spain)
8th August 2018. - The Long Drivers European Tour will celebrate the final event of the season next Saturday 20th October with the MASTERS LDET CUP, at Panorámica Golf Resort (Castellón). The competition will bring together the 8 best European hitters of this discipline in an spectacular final event. PRESS RELEASE
Third win of the season for Robin Horvath!
The event will take place near Munich, the home town of the current nº1 Martin Borgmeier and Timo Petrasch. We expect a lot of fans supporting both players and also the rest of the hitters next 28th & 29th July at Münchener Golf Club. MORE INFO
Friday 20th July.- After the amazing European Putting Championship we had last weekend in Hungary, where Jordan Brooks was crowned European Champion we will have the Knockout Cup in Munich, Germany. INFO & REGISTRATIONS
14th July 2018, Zalacsány. - The bombers went right back to business the next day during qualifying rounds for the LDET Hungary Championship. Home country hero Robin Horvath gave a glimpse of what was to come with the longest drive during qualifiers, a 398-yard bomb; and top-ranked tour player Martin Borgmeier (GER) upped the ante in the round of 16 with a 408-yard blast.
Neither slowed down in the quarterfinals, with Horvath’s 399 and Borgmeier’s 407 topping the round of 8. Vincent Palm and Dewald Lubbe (S. Africa) advanced to the semis with 388-yard and 392-yard blasts respectively. PRESS RELEASE / RESULTS
Jordan Brooks: European Putting Champion
Saturday 14 July, Zalacsany.- The LDET bombers descended on Zala Springs Golf Resort on July 13, a little early for the Hungry Championship, but not for the reason you’d expect. Second-ranked LDET player Robin “The Hungarian Hulk” Horvath welcomed his fellow players to his home country for the inaugural European Putting Championship, organized by the tour.
A stark contrast from the usual high-flying competition, the European Putting Championship saw the best players on Tour navigating the undulations of the Zala Springs practice green. The competition came down to two notable LDET names, Jordan Brooks (ENG) and Vincent Palm (GER), vying for the trophy, with Brooks walking off the winning putt and claiming the title of the first-ever LDET European Putting Champion. RESULTS
The fifth event of the season: Hungary LDET
Friday 15th June 2018.- Hungary will host for a third consecutive season a LDET championship. It will be at Zala Springs Golf Resort (designed by Robert Trent Jones) next 13th & 14th July at the golf course located in Zalacsány. Last champions were the Finish Teemu Pitkänen in 2016 and the German player Vincent Palm in 2017 with a longest ball of 424 yards beating in the big final the English Matt Nicolle. The day before we will have, for the first time, the European Putting Championship. MORE INFO
4t June 2018, St. Petersburg.- A couple things that Martin Borgmeier has in common with his beard: Borgmeier’s name is also “Beard,” and his beard is long and impressive, much like Borgmeier hits it long, and his 2018 season has been impressive.
The tour’s no. 1-ranked player added another notch to his 2018 belt after claiming the first-ever Russian Championship this past weekend, cushioning his lead in the fight for the 2018 LDET title. 2017 Champion Matt Nicolle and his fellow countryman Jordan Brooks finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively.
While Nicolle has remained competitive all season and is always a safe bet, it seemed nothing could have stopped Borgmeier in the final round. The Beard dropped three consecutive 400-yard bombs in the finals 417/402/405 besting Nicolle’s 365/405/389 and adding the Russia Championship trophy to his staunch 2018 resume. PRESS RELEASE // 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 other player beat the record this season? Horvath did it!
Longest Ball marks of the tour in 6 years:
1. 443y Robin Horvath
2. 440y Teemu Pitkanen
3. 438y Maurice Allen
4. 436y M.Borgmeier
5. 435y Saku Korhonen
6. 433y Emil Rosberg
7. 429y Jordan Brooks
8. 428y Dewald Lubbe
9. 426y Vincent Palm
10. 425y Matt Nicolle
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.