Maurice Allen crowned European Long Drive Champion. Dewald Lubbe repeats victory and 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.
30 days for the MASTERS LDET CUP
28th October.- Lumine Golf will host again the final event of the 2015 Volvik Long Drivers European Tour season: THE MASTERS LDET CUP. The championship will take place next 27 & 28 November and will be the last time of the season to see the bombers; Maurice Allen (USA), Frederik Frost (DEN), Mauro Benaglio (CH), Scott Beaven (ENG) and Dewald Lubbe (SAF) among others.
Don´t miss the most spectacular long drive event of the season! MORE INFO: THE MASTERS
WORLD LONG DRIVE HIGHLIGHTS
Lumine Golf venue of the MASTERS LDET CUP finals
02nd October, BARCELONA, -Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community has been confirmed again as the venue for the final event of the 2015 Volvik Long Drivers European Tour season, THE MASTERS LDET CUP. The championship will take place next 27 & 28 November and will be the last time of the season to see the bombers; Maurice Allen (USA, current #1 of the ranking), Frederik Frost (DEN), Mauro Benaglio (CH), Scott Beaven (ENG) and Dewald Lubbe (SAF) among others will compete for one of the most coveted titles in the world of long driving.
FRANCE LDET: CANCELLED!!
6th October.- We inform you that the FRANCE LDET Championship (16 & 17 October) is canceled. The golf course is almost destroyed due the devastating storm last weekend in Mandelie La Napoule & Cannes.
If you have seen the news, in that area there are many buildings, shopping centers, parkings, places, cars… all destroyed. The damages are spectacular. We are sorry for this and we wish all the best for them in this difficult moment.
Andreas Persson is back: CHAMPION of the Spain LDET Championship!
12th September.- Andreas Persson (SWE) has won the SPAIN LDET Championship held today at Mijas Golf. It has been a big and amazing final between him 368/OB/352 and Scott Beaven 356/364/OB. We can say that Mr. Andreas is back!!! He also got an Exemption for the World Long Drive Top-64 next month in the United States! RANKING
Maurice Allen, big winner of the Italy LDET
Maurice Allen (354-372-379) has beaten Scott Beaven (361-367-362) in a big and exited final decided after 3 sets at Chervò Golf San Vigilio, Pozzolengo. We have seen big "bombs" today and the Longest Ball of the Day was 382y achieved by the champion Maurice. RESULTS
World Champ exemptions for the champions in Italy & Spain
Exiting news: The 2015 World Long Drive Championship will take place Wednesday, Oct. 14- Oct. 21 at WinStar World Casino and Resort, located north of Dallas in Thackerville, Okla. Since 1975, the World Long Drive Championship has been held each year to crown the longest golfer on earth. The 2015 Championship also will introduce a new match-play format, with the men’s open championship division competing for the coveted World Long Drive Championship belt and a $250,000 purse.
We are very proud to announce that LDET will award the champions* of the ITALY LDET and SPAIN LDET with 2 exemptions to compete at the World Long Drive Championships. The awarded LDET players will begin in the match play round of 64 starting on Oct. 18 at the WLDC!!
*Only LDET Players // Conditions of the spot/Exemption: www.longdrivers.com/how-to-enter
John McSloy Champion of the Holland LDET
July 18th 2015, AMSTERDAM.- The Scottish player, John McSloy wins the Holland LDET Championship after beating Dewald Lubbe with a best hit of 336 yards playing 3 sets in the big final. It´s his first victory in the LDET circuit. CONGRATULATIONS John!! PRESS RELEASE // RESULTS
Allen wins the Belgium LDET and records a bomb of 423 yards
July 4th 2015, MONS (Belgium).- Maurice Allen wins the Belgium LDET Championship beating Frederik Frost with a best hit of 411 yards after playing two sets in the final. It has been the fourth tournament of the season, held at Mont Garni Golf Club, near the town of Baudour. Maurice Allen got an absolute record: 423 yards in the Quarters finals. It is the best hit since the existence of Volvik LDET circuit in three years and the longest ball of the day. READ MORE
Mauro Benaglio wins in Slovenia
June 13th 2015, LJUBILJANA.- Mauro Benaglio, the Swiss player of the Volvik LDET, won the Slovenia LDET Championship beating Maurice Allen with a best hit of 350 yards after playing three sets in the final. The third tournament of the season was held at Golf Arboretum, near Ljubljana. PRESS RELEASE // RESULTS
Dewald Lubbe champion of the Estonia LDET
2nd May 2015, Tallin.- The South-African hitter Dewald Lubbe CHAMPION of the Estonia LDET tournament after beating Maurice Allen in the big final for 2 (346/344) sets 0 (344/330). Dewald: Congratulations for your first title of the season! RESULTS
BILLIONAIRES ROW on board of the LDET
29th April 2015.- The prestigious luxury brand, Billionaires Row (www.billionairesrow.com) has signed an agreement with Long Drivers European Tour to become one of the official sponsors of the season. Billionaires Row is a global luxury brand, which design, develop, and market, luxury goods for the modern trend setting and affluent consumer, by infusing new cutting edge concepts and iconic fundamentals into every product experience. READ MORE
Maurice Allen wins the first championship of the VOLVIK LDET
11th April 2015, Stockholm.- Maurice Allen, the American player of the Volvik LDET, won the Sweden LDET Championship beating David Kvist with a best hit of 379 yards after playing four sets in the final. In the first tournament of the season, held at the Bro Hof Slott Stockholm, 48 hitters were competing for the first title of the season. PRESS RELEASE // RESULTS
VOLVIK becomes title sponsor of the LDET
20th of March 2015. BARCELONA.- The Long Drivers European Tour announced today that Korean Company VOLVIK Inc has been named the official title sponsor of the 2015 season: VOLVIK LDET circuit. The inaugural event of the VOLVIK LDET circuit will take place next 10th & 11th April at Bro Hof Slott with the Sweden LDET Championship. PRESS RELEASE // VIDEO
MUTANT GOLF, the poweful hit of the LDET
Barcelona, 16th of March 2015.- LONG DRIVERS EUROPEAN TOUR, the only long drive circuit in the world and MUTANT GOLF announced today an exciting new partnership. From March 2015 Mutant becomes the new official golf sponsor of the tour for the whole season.
With this sponsorship, Mutant Golf will have brand visibility in all the championships and in the tees and grids. They will also supply some products and drivers to the LDET and will offer special deals to the LDET players. PRESS RELEASE
COLMAR dress up the LDET
12th February 2015.- LDET is proud to announce a new partnership with COLMAR, the Italian-based provider of premium golfing apparel. As the official clothing sponsor, Colmar will be providing custom golf apparel to the LDET staff for the entire year and be one of the sponsors for the whole season. MORE INFO
The LDET presents the official 2015 calendar
19th of January 2015.- BARCELONA. The Long Drivers European Tour (LDET) presents a new edition of the circuit –the only one of this sport in the world–,and will start the third season next 10th of April in Sweden. LDET will return to this country and will be for the first time in the Netherlands and Estonia. It will be a total of nine tournaments in nine scenarios, among which there is a final tournament outside the continent. Europe's top hitters will show again their talent and the British Joe Miller will face more competition than ever on the tee if he wants to defend his crown.
LDET returns to Sweden
Meanwhile players are already training; the LDET organization ensures a calendar full of emotions with a season that scheduled the Netherlands and Estonia as new countries. The kick-off will be in Sweden next 10th and 11th of April, a scenario where the circuit was already present in his first season and where returns with a great force. Not surprisingly, it is one of the best ranks of long drivers in Europe. The Swedish event will be held at Bro Hof Slott Golf Course, just 20 minutes far from downtown Stockholm, and a resort which is the second best golf course of the continent.
Two new challenges: Three weeks after the first bombings, the hitters will travel to Estonia the next 1st and 2nd of May to the golf course Estonian Golf & Country Club. It is only twenty five minutes far from the capital, Tallinn, and celebrates its tenth anniversary. The tournament will arrives for the first time and will be one of the sporting events of the year in a place considered one of the 100 best in Europe. Swedish player Annika Sörenstam, widely regarded as the greatest female golfer of all time, is to design her first course in Europe, at Estonian Golf & Country Club. Last summer, this venue held an event of international prestige like the International European Ladies Amateur Championship.
Consolidated countries: Slovenia, Belgium, Italy, Spain and France, will also be on board this third season. They are five countries betting big on the practice and diffusion of long drive. All of them, except Belgium, will repeat scenario. Among the hundreds of golf courses that exist in this country, LDET has chosen Mont Garni Golf Club for the Belgium event, which celebrates 25 years of life and will host the championship on the 3rd and 4th of July. The same weekend another simultaneous competitions will be organized for golf lovers as the nearest to the pin, a putting contest, etc.
The Spanish LDET Champ will be for the third year in Mijas Golf International (Mijas, Málaga) on the 11th and 12th of September. This venue certifies his commitment with the circuit and the long drive as one of the best and more known fields of golf on the Costa del Sol. As a new, THE CUP will be played the day before the big tournament. It will be a KO battle that promises to be very interesting among all amateurs and professionals players attending the event. Slovenia, Italy and France will repeat for the second season in the same scenarios that successfully hosted their rounds in 2014.
A different MASTERS: Among the surprises of the season there is THE MASTERS LDET CUP, a final tournament that the last year brought the hitters to Lumine Golf (Tarragona, Spain). This season will probably land in a country outside the European borders. "This tournament will be the bombshell and will announce it very soon" says Xavier Eusebio.
More competition for Miller: The British Joe Miller has been crown the European Long Drive Chanmpion for two consecutive seasons. Despite of his leadership, it will not be easy to renew it: Adrián Sánchez, the young Spanish hitter who has joined hard to the circuit is ready to snatch Miller his exclusivity number one. In this struggle will be added, among others, the Scottish John McSloy, currently #2, the English Scott Beaven, the South Africa's Dewald Lubbe or the Swedish bomber CJ Hellstrom. Thanks to LDET, many new European players will jump on the circuit of the long drive to tour throughout Europe. LDET will continue to pursue the categories of amateur, junior and women in this new season.
Calendar/Tournaments info: www.europeanlongdrivers.com/tournaments
*The schedule is subject to subsequent amendments unrelated to the LDET.
HAWKERS Co, the perfect hit inspiration
13th January 2015, BARCELONA.- The Long Drivers European Tour (LDET) incorporates the renowned brand of sunglasses Hawkers Co as a new sponsor for the new 2015 season. With this sponsorship agreement between the two companies, Hawkers Co will provide all the professional players of the circuit with its exclusive design and eyewear colors. MORE INFO