Combined Professional and Amateur World Championship

The 2021 Ultimate Long Drive™ (ULD™) season ended with a combined professional and amateur World Championship that included 160 registrations across 25 divisions from 8 participating countries. This World Championship event culminated from 150 events and  1000 ULD member competitors. Competitors registered for the 2021 Worlds from Germany, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Columbia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, and the USA. Unfortunately, 20 participating countries were unable to send representatives to the Worlds due to travel restrictions and health concerns surrounding COVID 19. It is our sincere hope we can eliminate “due to COVID” from our vocabularies very soon!

Thank You!

Without competitors, fans, family support, staff, volunteers, and sponsors, we couldn’t do this. We thank each and every one of you for your continued support. It is very satisfying to see each division grow throughout the year with new and returning competitors.

National Championship Level Series’ and Tournaments

Creating National Championship levels in each of the participating countries has been on our roadmap from the beginning. We successfully added the USA Nationals this season along with Japan, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. The Latino American Long Drive Championship serves as a National-level championship tournament for multiple countries in Central and Sough America. As we grow the sport globally, we hope more countries will be able create ULD Sanctioned National level series and tournaments as a path to the ULD World Championship.

World Championship Results

Amateur Winners

Division Name Home State/Country Distance
70+ Men Doug Miller Indiana 273 yds
Super Senior Men Doug Miller Indiana 284 yds
Senior Women Melissa Steck Colorado 223 yds
Senior Men Jorge Aquado Mexico 305 yds
Open Military Ryan Lloyd Illinois 286 yds
Open Women Kelly Rudney Canada 262 yds
Open Men Palmer Smith Texas 353 yds
7U Boys Bowen Bristow Texas 55 yds
7U Girls Savanna Bristow Texas 131 yds
9U Boys Dylan Spinnato Maryland 161 yds
9U Girls Emma Kessner Maryland 159 yds
11U Boys Garrett Chappen Texas 102 yds
13U Boys Mason Stewart California 244 yds
Junior Girls MacKenzie Kennedy Canada 208 yds
Junior Boys Kauner Kay Utah 337 yds
Adaptive Wheelchair Charles Napinski South Carolina 167 yds
Open Adaptive – amputee Dana Shealey Indiana 222 yds
Open Adaptive – adult Josh Fair Ohio 326 yds
Open Adaptive – adult Henry O’Grady South Carolina 218 yds
Open Adaptive – youth Noah Fair Ohio 253 yds

Professional Winners

Division Name Home State/Country Distance
Open Women Kanani Lodge Alaska 345 yds
Open Men Jim Waldron Arizona 367 yds
Masters 45+ Mike Baumann Ohio 334 yds
Seniors 50+ David Mobley Florida 316 yds
Seniors 55+ David Mobley Florida 304 yds
Legends 60+ Daniel Fornier Canada 260 yds

2022 Season

The 2022 season begins October 1, 2021. There will be several new territories open up in the USA for 2022 including: Southern Alabama; Ohio, Tri-State (Philly, Delaware, and South Jersey); Minnesota; Wisconsin; and Missouri for starters. We’re also very close to announcing events in Michigan, Colorado, Georgia, and New England. Our Arizona territory was stunted this season “due to COVID”. We will begin immediately working to get events set up there for this season.

We will engage with our current global partners once again for 2022, as well as reaching out to create new relationships. If you want to host ULD sanctioned  long drive events in your country, reach out to us HERE. 

In effort to allow our sanctioned operators more time for tournaments, we are extending the 2022 season. We are moving the USA National Championship into September 2022, and suggesting our global partners consider the same. This will allow our licensed operators to run events through August and possibly into the early September. The 2020 USA National Championship will return Barefoot Resort and Golf in September 2022. Details to follow.

2022 World Championship

Next year we are headed to Bradenton, Florida for the 2022 Worlds. Premier Sports complex will host the event near the end of October. We’ll make a formal announcement with the dates and schedule soon. Moving the event to a later date in the year requires us to move the location to a suitably warm area. Dates and locations for the 2023 (and beyond) Worlds are under consideration.

Television Coverage

The 2021 ULD™ World Championship Television coverage will be aired in October (date tbd) on WingDingTv. WingDingTV is available on Roku and Apple TV and will be added to (Amazon) Fire TV in the fourth quarter of 2021. Look for the announcement here on our website and social media soon.

 

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