Name: DEWALD LUBBE

Country: SOUTH AFRICA

Age: 33

Best Hit: 428y (RUSSIA LDET Championship 2018)

LDET Member: 029 / Turned Pro 2014

BEST RESULTS 2014 BEST RESULTS 2015
Desert Launch Mesquite 2014: Top20 Sweden LDET Championship: 1/8
Slovenia LDET Championship: 4th Estonia LDET Championship: CHAMPION
Czech LDET Championship: CHAMPION Belgium LDET Championship: 3rd
Italy LDET Championship: 3rd Holland LDET Championship: 2nd
France LDET Championship: 6th Volvik Cup: CHAMPION
The MASTERS LDET Cup: 4th The MASTERS LDET Cup: CHAMPION
LONG DRIVERS EUROPEAN TOU: 4th   LONG DRIVERS EUROPEAN TOUR:2nd
BEST RESULTS 2018
France LDET Champiomship: 3rd
Hungary LDET Championship: 3rd

Dewald is back!

· He finished second in 2015 winning two championships
· Dewald was injured in 2016 during the tournament in Amsterdam

15th February 2018.- The South African player is willing to start the season and compete again with the best. The tour is happy for this news and he will be one of the players to follow during the season.

1.- Hi Dewald, how are you.  First question, how are you after your get injured in Holland during the LDET event on 2016? They say with age comes wisdom…unfortunately the same goes for injuries. I’ve been side-lined for the best part of two years with injuries but look forward to return to the LDET circuit in 2018.

2.- You could not compete last season because your injury, did you miss the tour? Yes, I’ve certainly missed the tour and all my good friends on it. Since 2015 the tour has grown and I’m sure so will the group of friends. The old boys should all come back though!

3.- What has been your best moment competing on the LDET? There’s been plenty! Every win has been special and then there’s the reality of competing against some of the world’s best. The fun we have as friends during the event weekends has always been entertaining!

4.- What are your goals for the new season? Compete in as many events as possible, visit new destinations and have fun with the friends. Then it comes the “I want to hit longer” part.

5.- How do you see the level of the players right now compared 5 years ago? The skill levels of all the players have improved. We train harder than before but due to our competitiveness, some might have less fun than what we had 5 years ago.

Dewald; second in the 2015 LDET Ranking

"I want the spectators to feel the adrenaline!"

1st February 2016.- Last year you finished second in the LDET Order of Merit winning 2 events (Estonia & The Masters)... What are your goals for this season?

There are some fantastic new venues on the circuit and I'll turn up ready to showcase the sport to these countries where Golf and Long Driving especially are still quite undeveloped. I want the spectators to feel the adrenaline, to see how much fun we as long drivers are having and to get them to participate in the sport. On a personal front, recovering from surgery and keeping fit would be a major achievement in itself. Building on existing friendships and creating new ones are definitely major goals.

This year the LDET circuit will visit new countries and spectacular resorts like Fairmont St. Andrews, Zala Springs Golf Resort (one of the most amazing resorts in Europe) in Hungary, Diamond Country Golf in Austria... How do you see the LDET circuit actually and in the nearest future?

This being my third year on the LDET tour I can honestly say that the tour is improving year-on. We as the players certainly appreciate the new countries added to the calendar and we enjoy travelling the continent showcasing our talents. We urge the crowds in each country to come out in BIG numbers and support us. We feed off your energy! It would be wonderful to see LDET grow beyond European borders.

First words before to start the 2014 season:

February 2014.- 1) As a new player of the LDET circuit, what do you expect for the 2014 season?
First and most important - I expect to enjoy myself together with all the other competitors and I look forward to learn from the guys who have been around for a long time. This will be my first season participating in this form of the sport and I'm just happy to be part of the mix. I look forward to compete against the others on deck and to make a whole bunch of new friends off deck.

2) What does it mean for you to be part of the tour?

Being the only South African and only one of two international competitors it's a real privilege and I'm grateful for the warm welcome which I have received thus far from the managing panel. I would like to be as good an ambassador for my country and who knows; perhaps I could play a role in promoting the sport even further into the Middle East where I live.

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