NEWS 2017

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. READ MORE

24th September 2017, Málaga. - Matt Nicolle continues his impressive season winning the SPAIN LDET against the strongest field this year. Nicolle (368/332/382) beat Steve Curtis (330/343/327) in an amazing and exciting final by 2 sets 1. Aleksi Kivini (FIN) finished third. MORE INFO

September 8th 2017- The Long Drivers European Tour is proud to announce that the long drive show will be featured at the KLM Open on the European Tour. Four of the best Long Drivers on the European ranking will be invited next Saturday 16th to the KLM Open at The Dutch golf course to do a special demo show in front of the crowds on the 18th hole. READ MORE

Wednesday 30 August.- This weekend 1st & 2nd September at Hotel Golf Chateau de Chailly we will have a special LONG DRIVE Demo/Clinic by the LDET Player Maxime Bourzicot.

Demo: Friday 6pm & Saturday 10am. Feel free to come if you are around!

Hotel Chailly:

The Swedish Forslöv wins in Bulgaria

Saturday 12th August, PRAVETS. - The Swedish bomber Sebastian Forslöv wins his first European title. Forslöv (318/348/394) beats the English Brad Pearmain (OB7394/390) in one of the most exciting finals by 2 sets 1. RESULTS

Matt Nicolle finished in third position and continues on the top of the European Ranking

3 days for the Bulgaria LDET: Sautrday 12th

Wednesday 9th August, PRAVETS .- The Pravets Golf Club will be hosting for the first time ever in Bulgaria, the Long Drivers European Tour on Saturday 12th August. You are invited to come and watch the longest hitters in Europe battle it out to see who will win the LDET in Bulgaria. Kick off will be from 10am. Join us for the fun with drinks, music and to watch the best bombers of the continent!

Vincent Palm (#3 European Ranking): "I want another win in my pocket". 

Robertson defeats Nicolle to win Slovenia title

29th July 2017, BLED.- Alex Robertson (365/374) beats Matt Nicolle (337/359) in the Slovenian final to clinch his first LDET title. The Royal Bled Golf Course has hosted the sixth tournament of the season.  


  Amazing win of Vincent Palm in Hungary

     Palm hits a bomb of 424 yards in the big final against Matt Nicolle

July 8th 2017, Zalacsány.- The German player Vincent Palm (420/424) wins the Hungary LDET Championship at Zala Springs Golf Resort beating in the big final the #1 in Europe Matt Nicolle (387/417) with a big bomb of 424 yards!




Tanguy Marionex wins in Austria his first title

                     He´s the first Belgium to win a LDET tournament

June 24th , ATZENBRUGG .- Tanguy kept his nerve when the pressure was at its most intense - during the final - to land his first victory as a professional of the tour.


Brad Pearmain conquers Germany!

June 3rd 2017, BURGWEDEL.- The English bomber Brad Pearmain (Krank Golf) has won the Germany LDET Championship beating Matt Nicolle (Brute) in a big and exciting final decided after 3 sets: Brad: 345/359/357 - Matt 350/353/354.

In senior category, Bob de Boef takes the title beating Erich Fuchs in the final.


May 31st 2017. - This weekend (2nd & 3rd June) we will have the third event of the season: the GERMANY LDET Championship.

On Friday evening we will have a welcome dinner for all the competitors and on Saturday the big tournament: with a DJ, Music, Stage for spectators, TV team filming the tournament (2 screens), Launch monitor and an excellent atmosphere. Place your bets, it´s going to be an amazing tournament. MORE

May 20th 2017, TALLINN.- The English player, Matt Nicolle, won the second tournament of the Long Drivers European Tour season after winning the final of the Estonia LDET Championship against Brad Pearmain (ENG) in two sets with two shots of 383 and 359 yards. The tournament was held for a second time at the Estonian Golf & Country Club. RESULTS / RANKING / PHOTOS

May 19th 2017, Tallinn. - What an amazing tournament await us tomorrow!

Today we have had perfect conditions and players were hitting great numbers: around 385 yards. Some photos of the training session. The Belgium Tanguy Marionex hits the longest ball: 410yards. MORE

May 6th, SILKEBORG.- The bomber Matt Nicolle (355/376/365) wins the first event of the season after beating the Danish player Frederik Frost (345/379/339) in the spectacular big final of the Denmark LDET Championship. Nicolle achieves his first LDET title. The tournament was held for a second year at Silkeborg Golf Club. RESULTS / PHOTOS

STAR GRIP renew with the LDET circuit

March 20th, 2017- The Long Drivers European Tour and Star Grip® today announced a continuation of their agreement making Star Grips an official sponsor of the 2017 circuit beginning in Denmark and running through the whole season. PRESS RELEASE

Krank Golf® is unquestionably the authority in distance hitting with 20 World Long Drive Championships

LONG DRIVERS EUROPEAN TOUR is proud to announce that KRANK GOLF is the Official Driver of the tour for the 2017 season.

With this agreement, Krank Golf will have visibility in each tournament and will award the player with the “Longest Ball of the Day” of each tournament with a custom built Krank Golf Formula 7 driver.

We at Krank Golf are very proud to announce our partnership as the Official Driver of the LDET for the 2017 season." Lance Reader, Krank Golf President. PRESS RELEASE

All clubs used in competition must conform with the USGA Rules of Golf which limits length to a maximum of 48”.

March 9th 2017.- Like the World Long Drive Association (WLDA) announced a few weeks ago, a rule has changed as it relates to club length that will go into effect immediately for all future LDET (Long Drivers European Tour) tournaments. The new rule states that all clubs used in competition must conform with the USGA® Rules of Golf (Appendix II, 1c), which limits club length to a maximum of 48”. The rule will be upheld at all the events through the use of a Measuring Tool for measuring club length. LDET will measure and check all the clubs during the registrations.

The rule change in effect will reduce the previous maximum length allowed (50") and is being implemented to allow Long Drive competitors to be held to the same standard of competition as Tour professionals in accordance with the USGA. RULES

The Long Drivers European Tour premieres its fifth season in Denmark

3rd March 2017, BARCELONA. - The Long Drivers European Tour (LDET) presents the fifth season which will start next 5th and 6th May  in Denmark. The Ry Silkeborg GolfKlub will host the first tournament of the LDET and new locations have been added to the LDET tour this year. 3 of the nine countries - Germany, Estonia and Spain - will return to the tour after a year of absence. Estonia will host again one of the tournaments after being absent last year; it will the second big event of the season and it will be near the capital of Tallinn next 19th & 20th May at Estonia GCC

Three new venues: Amazing scenarios

The European tour keeps growing and showcasing the talent on offer to all corners around Europe and will reach new and impressive venues such as Pravets Golf Club in Bulgaria, one of the best golf complexes in East Europe list next 11th and 12th August.

Golf Club Burgwedel in Hannover will welcome the circuit hosting the Germany tournament the first weekend of June (2nd & 3rd).  Spain is back on the tour: Guadalhorce Golf Club, near the city of Malaga, will host the tournament next 23rd & 24th September.

4 countries repeat from last seson

Along with the new venues, fifth resorts will host again a LDET tournament: The first will be Denmark, which will hold a second season in a row next 5th and 6th of. This year, the long drive show will stops again in Austria at the Diamond Country Club (23th & 24th June), just two weeks after a European Tour championship event. Hungary will will receive Europe’s biggest hitters at the Zala Springs Golf Resort (5th & 6th July), a course designed by the prestigious Robert Jones, one of the best golf course designers. The Slovenia event will take place another season near the emblematic landscape of the Lake Bled at the Royal Golf Course Bled (28th and 30th July).

The last stop of the season will be the classic THE MASTERS LDET CUP. This final tournament will complete the ninth championships; the place will be confirmed very soon.

The LDET consolidates year after year and Europe will live again the long drive show. The LDET also will continue to pursue the categories of amateur, junior and women in this new season.

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