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Offline Hawk

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Canada - COLD Shootout announcement
« on: February 21, 2017, 05:36:41 PM »
The Quantum Driving Canada staff regretfully informs you that we will not be hosting the COLD Shootout for our 8th consecutive year in 2017.  Due to a conflict of contract negotiations with the Golf Channel it isn't feasible to move forward.  The modern business practices in long drive have made this decision a difficult one as we have always backed the competitors.  The COLD Shootout has grown every year since its inception and we are sad to witness a huge step backwards for long drive in Canada.

Quantum Driving Canada would like to thank all of you that have supported our event, both hitters and sponsors, as we have had the pleasure in hosting the premier event in Canada for the past 7 years.  Our staff have always strived to provide the best event possible for the hitters with a venue that caters to long drivers.  A few competitors have gone on to become World Champions through our Local & District process as well as great showings from all that have made it to the World stage via the COLD Shootout.

We wish everyone the best of luck that continues to compete in Long Drive and thank you for your patronage!

Sincerely,
Your friends at Quantum Driving Canada and the COLD Shootout staff.
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Re: Canada - COLD Shootout announcement
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2017, 08:07:55 PM »
Sad day for the sport in Canada.  Looks like the GC has A LOT of work to do to make international qualifying feasible.  Quite frankly bringing a group of operators like the Quantum Canada staff to the point of packing it in speaks volumes.

Hawk, Todd and Kim; thank you for all the effort, sacrifice and commitment you've shown to the hitters over the years.  Even when the LDA did away with qualifying you still stepped up and gave us a place to hit. Much love and respect.

JD

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Re: Canada - COLD Shootout announcement
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2017, 08:27:37 AM »
Thx to all those for the support , comments, feedback , emails and Pvte mssgs in regards to our announcement in regards to this years COLD SHOOTOUT and qualification process towards the World Championships...    Sadly though it will be a USA Championship with very little WORLD/INTERNATIONAL content as its setting up now this year again...

For anyone who knows how passionate Hawk and Myself are about Long Drive and this sport in general----you truly understand what a difficult decision and choice this was to have to make and announce as we have----but we cant let it drag out any longer either as its not fair to those trying to make plans, commitments and bookings either...   As Hawk mentioned and most of you know---we have always run the events for the hitters/competitors and tried to do everything possible to make our events WORLD CLASS and as good as any anywhere----we were being asked to do things that wouldn't allow this to continue this year and we couldn't agree to terms and wants of GC and their mindsets...Unfortunately for all

We wish you all the best of luck in your goals for LD and hope you understand and respect our decisions for the time being...

Sincerely with respect to you all
Regards
Toddo