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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: 2018 Schedule is out
« Last post by NITROFORCE on Today at 02:15:48 PM »
“World Long Drive has quickly emerged as an exciting spectacle in our sport, with record viewership in 2017 driven by a younger audience gravitating toward the dramatic storylines and personalities playing out live in primetime,” said Molly Solomon, executive vice president, content, Golf Channel. “In two years, the number of televised Long Drive events has increased from one in 2016 to now half of the schedule in 2018. It’s a testament to the men and women making an impact on the growth of this sport, bringing a whole new appreciation to hitting it long.”


https://youtu.be/uWiYphJUS7Q

Really?  Standout fractions of the above statement from the site that might need fact checking.

-quickly emerged as an exciting spectacle
-driven by a younger audience
-dramatic storylines and personalities
-It’s a testament to the men and women making an impact on the growth of this sport

Pinocchio rating please?

my comments for factual humor...
-quickly emerged as an exciting spectacle - yes adding 8 balls to hit OB instead of 6 is a nail biter
-driven by a younger audience - When you drive out the older divisions the only competitors that make up the audience is younger
-dramatic storylines and personalities - Thank you Maurice
-It’s a testament to the men and women making an impact on the growth of this sport - Negative growth is impact for sure, unfortunately it isn't a testament to the men and women, credit is due to GC.

I know, I know, I should read the facts/data they supply in the next portion of the article.  If you run more shows (reruns and other events) you can make great statistics of 6.4 million viewers.  Highly doubt it comes close to the number of viewers that tuned in to ESPN on the holiday weekend to watch the RWLDC.  Divide 6.4 by the number of shows and you can prove the point.

Bottom line, 6.4 million viewers ought to make some waves for sponsorship money for the hitters.  Where is it?  With more shows/air time, fair to say the advertising revenues went up.  Will the payouts be bigger this year?

Not holding my breath.
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: 2018 Schedule is out
« Last post by Simons_Dad on Today at 07:48:53 AM »
The Golf Channel Thailand starts qualifiers in February that lead to a final qualifier in March. I believe this is the first year there has ever been a qualifier in Thailand. For Thai citizens only and only male. One spot available to the winner to advance to the Worlds in the USA.

Not sure if there is a Thai person with 145 mph club head speed but there is a lot of golf talent here.

Dave G
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: 2018 Schedule is out
« Last post by Allen on January 17, 2018, 12:35:27 PM »
Glad to see LD is surviving another year.......

I implore the GC to add some spots into the events from the qualifiers. This brings in more storylines and creates more opportunities for hitters on the fence about traveling for a qualifier. Should be simple to add at least 2 spots and then maybe the qualifier could earn status into the next event and so-on. Just my 2 cents...........

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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: 2018 Schedule is out
« Last post by toddo77 on January 17, 2018, 10:27:10 AM »
Yeah pretty much Phil

its a CLOSED DOOR club now pretty much and sad to see what's happened and how things are going...

enjoy the rest of winter down in CALI---its been -20 and below for last while up here in the Great White North----that's just plain and simply CCCCCccccccccold!!!

Toddo
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: 2018 Schedule is out
« Last post by The_Power on January 16, 2018, 07:35:03 PM »
In years gone by this thread would be pages deep by now, I guess the 32 guys this news relates to no longer follow Incepta :P

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Classifieds and Wanted to Buy Ads / Project x 6.0 satin shafts
« Last post by Typhoon on January 15, 2018, 12:22:22 PM »
.370 tip.  Trying to remember so I don't have to get off the couch...3-p.  I got them as pulls but a lot of them are uncut and never used obviously.  A few are cut but are standard length.  One is cut a 1/2" short...go figure...but an extension would fix that easily.

Shaft labels are perfect...I think he tried the shafts in a couple clubs only.

Best Reasonable offer...I have all the shaft lengths written down.

3   37.25"
4   40" uncut   
5   35.75"
6   39" uncut   
7   38.5" uncut   
8   38" uncut   
9   37.5" uncut   
P   33.75"
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Classifieds and Wanted to Buy Ads / F/S King Cobra Speed Pro D 5.5*
« Last post by jvllongball on January 15, 2018, 10:53:09 AM »
Good condition with new Execution 3x shaft, new grip, with headcover 48" long.
$200 plus shipping. Have pics.
Thanks
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General LongDrivers Forum / 2018 Schedule is out
« Last post by supajsn98 on January 15, 2018, 09:05:12 AM »
2018 schedule here: http://www.worldlongdrive.com/2018-schedule/

Looks like more TV for the pro events and less opportunities/ events to qualify for Worlds. Interesting change to move Catawba to November...

Here is the full article: http://www.worldlongdrive.com/news/official-2018-world-long-drive-schedule/

Good luck to all who will be competing
Jason
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General LongDrivers Forum / George Slupski
« Last post by batteryman on January 09, 2018, 09:57:55 AM »
Happy Birthday Animal !!!
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Classifieds and Wanted to Buy Ads / Re: Looking For Cobras
« Last post by chamrick53 on January 08, 2018, 11:11:05 AM »
Bump looking for some as well. Any loft. Email chamrick53@yahoo.com. Hardly check the site
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