About Ultimate Long Drive™

Ultimate Long Drive™ (ULD™) provides long drive competition for all ages and abilities around the world. Ultimate Long Drive™, Inc and its licensees operate 100+ long drive events annually in leagues, regional majors, and its world championship. ULD™ properties include: Amateur Long Drive™ (ALD™) Championship Series, Military Long Drive™ (MLD™) Championship Series,  and Xtreme Long Drive™ (XLD™) Championship Series .

Mission: To create a fundamentally sound business model for our licensees and in the process create a sustainable foundation for the long-term growth of the sport of long drive. 

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Our Mission & Vision

We are focused on growing the sport of long drive from the bottom up. It is our mission to create a fundamentally sound business model for our licensees and in the process create a sustainable foundation for the long-term growth of the sport of long drive. 

We create grass roots opportunities for aspiring long drivers of all ages and abilities, no matter his or her goals for the sport. Hitters have opportunities to compete in multiple events annually.

We provide access to the resources necessary to advance in this sport. Whether it is coaching, equipment, marketing for events, or a general knowledge base, we bring together players, coaches, organizers, sponsors, and fans who wish to advance the sport of long drive.

Philosophy & Style of Play

Comradery, sportsmanship, and support from fellow competitors are the most promising signs of this sport’s potential growth.

Long drivers are like family. They have the common goal be the best they can be at CRUSHING golf balls! Our events are exciting, entertaining, and memorable.

This is all about the fun of using one club, not a bag-full, to see who can hit balls the   longest…inbounds…in a set amount of time.

Long drive is “alternative golf”. It is loud, aggressive, and competitive! Competitors and fans are yelling, there’s loud music playing, and very little reverence to the quiet ambiance representative of the root sport.

“It only takes one'” are the most common words in long drive.

 Are you long enough?Why Join Us?

Whether you are a player or an organizer, Ultimate Long Drive, Inc has all the tools and resources to help you reach your goals.

Competitors

No matter whether you want to compete professionally or just as a hobby, we provide more on-the-tee opportunity than any other organization. We provide the pathway to become a world champion at any age and ability. Are you long enough?

Organizers

We have a proven system for running events-efficiently. Our marketing program can bring recognition to your events no mattter where they are held. Whether you take on a ULD territory or sanction a single tournament, we’ll help make your event successful. We can give your players a pathway to the World Championship!

 

 

The Ultimate Long Drive™ Team

President / Founder

Jeff Gilder
jeff@ultimatelongdrive.com

XLD™ Tour Commissioner

Jeff Crittenden
crittergolf@gmail.com

Military Long Drive (MLD) Tour Commissioner

Addison Brown

USA National Tournaments Director XLD™

Ed LaPierre
pgaed@ultimatelongdrive.com

USA National Tournaments Director ALD™

Brian Stefan
brians@amateurlongdriv.com

Broadcast / Production

Jim Kelly – Sportscaster

Broadcast / Production

Dustin Gilder – Producer/Director

Broadcast / Production

Jay Burgess – Producer/Editor

Gridmaster

Jarrin Josue

Adviser

Sean Fister

Adviser

Mike Gorton

Canada Tour Commissioner

Fareen Samji
farsamji@amateurlongdrive.com

India Tour Commissioner

Faisel Quereshi – Brandon D’Souza

Latino American Tour Commissioner

Luis Kuronya

Japan Tour Commissioner

Ken Takahashi – Kenji Nishida

South Africa Tour Commissioner

Stephen Van Zyl

Zimbabwe Tour Commissioner

Ryan Cairns

USA Tounament Director

Matt Ellenburg – Western Carolinas

USA Tournament Director

Kevin Porter – Mid-Atlantic Region 

USA Tournament Director

Jason Havelka – Western PA

USA Tournament Director

Mickey Davis – East Texas

USA Tournament Director

Jameson Barber – Massachusetts

USA Tounament Director

Lynn Ray – Southern California

USA Tounament Director

Kevin Mudron – Northern California

USA Tounament Director

Travis Russell – Arizona

USA Tournament Director

Brian Mielke – Utah Nevada

USA Tounament Director

Josh Koch – Florida

USA Tounament Director

Brett Thomaswick – Eastern North Carolina

USA Tournament Director

Victor Milan Jr. – Alabama

USA Tournament Director

Mike Paglieri -Ohio

USA Tournament Director

Russ McLarnon – TriState

USA Tournament Director

Adam Sauter – Minesota – Iowa

USA Tournament Director

Mickey/Diana Davis – Missouri

ULD Divisions

Youth

Boys and Girls ages 13 and under compete in youth divisions at ALD™ League, Regional Majors, Nationals, and World Championship Events in 7U, 9U, 11U, and 13U

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Juniors

Boys and girls ages 14 to 17 compete in ALD™ League, Regional Majors, Nationals, and World Championship Events.

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Open 18+

Players of any age through age 34 may enter any Open 18+ Division event in ALD, MLD, and XLD. Only players 18+ may receive prize money from professional (XLD™) Events.

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Open 35+

Players between the ages of 35 and up may enter any 35+ Open Division event in ALD, MLD, and XLD.

 

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Senior

Players between the ages of 45 and 75+ may enter any ALD, MLD, and XLD  event in 45+, 50+, 55+. 60+, 65+, 70+, and 75+ divisions

 

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Clinics & Work Shops

Ultimate Long Drive, Inc provides access for all members to the best long drive coaches in the industry through ULD Academy.

Equipment

Good Long Drive equipment can be dfficult to find. Much is only availalbe in limited supply. ULD members have access to the best products and prices available.

Peronalized Training

One-on-one training can be difficulet to arrange and expensive. . ULD provides its members to the best trainers in the industry.

Our History

Ultimate Long Drive, Inc actually began organizing events as Amateur Long Drive™ in 2017 with the first ALD™ World Championship held at Legends Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach, Sc. 100+ players attended the innaugural event. ALD™ organized eight events in the 2017/2018 season culminating the second annual ALD™ World Championship where 134 players competed to become world champions in a variety of diviisons.

The ALD™ Championship Series launched in September 2018 and produced 40+ League, Regional Major, and World Championship events.

In November 2019, Amateur Long Drive, Inc changed its corporate name to Ultimate Long Drive, Inc and organized the Xtreme Long Drive™ Championship series for professional long drivers. In 2021, ULD named Addison Brown Tour Commissioner for Military Long Drive™ (MLD™) and sanctioned his series for 2022.

Become Volunteer Today

Volunteers are the heartbeat of our competitons. Contact us and let us know where and when you may be avialble to volunteer.