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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Another veteran Longdriver passes away.
« Last post by toddo77 on February 05, 2018, 09:01:04 PM »
Sorry to see another Veteran LDr and builder of the sport pass  to young and before his time!   Sorry for the whole Lisk family and you as well Dick—knowing how close the two of your were through the years and within all the events attended and helping your group run & host!   

Regards
Toddo
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General LongDrivers Forum / Another veteran Longdriver passes away.
« Last post by rbrbuilt on February 05, 2018, 07:37:23 PM »
I learned that Jim Liska passed away today. Jim was an original member of our Conneaut Lake long drive crew and he worked every qualifier and regional that we hosted for 15 years. Jim was a talented long driver earning many trips to Mesquite and finishing 4th in the grand champions division at the world finals. He was a quality human being and dear friend. Jim battled severe illness for eight months. Myself and the remaining members of the Conneaut Crew will hoist a shot and a beer for our old friend.

Dick Rodgers
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Qualifying for what used to be named (WORLDS)
« Last post by NITROFORCE on February 05, 2018, 10:46:50 AM »
If you are wanting to compete in the Masters Division, there is no qualifying.  Its invitation only.  "Invitation only" means it can't be considered a "world" competition event.  I would suppose you have to get "invited" to the April-Clash in Canyon and in May-Phoenix masters events to get invited to the Masters Invitational Finals in OK.  Maybe I'll get called this year?

Hold on a minute, my phone is ringing...


Hhmmmm...wrong number.

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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Qualifying for what used to be named (WORLDS)
« Last post by supajsn98 on February 05, 2018, 10:34:16 AM »
They have made some significant changes to qualifying this year.

At locals, they changed the “Regional” to a Final Qualifier that “consists of 16 competitors that advanced from the Preliminary Qualifiers whom will compete  in a five set point format. The top 3 hitters advance to the field of the 2018 Volvik World Long Drive Championship. The same process is repeated on Day 2 for Preliminary and Final Qualifying.” Only two hitters made it through each day last year.

And most notably, for the Tour events… “In lieu of a waiting list, the WLDA will host a Tour Qualifier for 16 players to have a chance to compete in the Tour Event. This is an OPEN qualifier. Registration begins February 26 at 12pm ET and will close when the field reaches 16 players.
This OPEN qualifier will happen on-site the day before the Tour Event. A minimum of 4 players will advance from the Tour Event Qualifier. Format will be Five (5) Sets; Point Totals Accrue; Top 4 advance to the Tour Event. Entry fee for the Qualifier is $375, if you advance in to the Tour event you will need to pay the additional $375 to make up for the Tour entry fee.”


This has bumped the payouts up slightly to $12,000 for first, however they still award points for all spots in the Tour Event, even last place. The fact that there is an opportunity to earn a spot in the tour event is promising… they all may be full already but I think these changes are positive.

Jason
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Who plays of Scratch or Better? Maurice Allen and .....
« Last post by Animal on February 03, 2018, 09:11:40 PM »
Yes well done Animal this site has been dead for ages.

The Bubba Watson story deserves telling, he entered the 2005 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship only to withdraw when he got his PGA Tour Card.

So unlike most of us he never got a reality check on the "killing fields" of Mesquite and happily considered himself one of the longest hitters of a golf ball on the planet.

Bubba's epiphany came in 2011 at Kapalua when Jamie Sadlowski smoked him by 50 yards with a play driver 8)
Never knew that
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Yes well done Animal this site has been dead for ages.

The Bubba Watson story deserves telling, he entered the 2005 RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship only to withdraw when he got his PGA Tour Card.

So unlike most of us he never got a reality check on the "killing fields" of Mesquite and happily considered himself one of the longest hitters of a golf ball on the planet.

Bubba's epiphany came in 2011 at Kapalua when Jamie Sadlowski smoked him by 50 yards with a play driver 8) 

 
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Qualifying for what used to be named (WORLDS)
« Last post by NITROFORCE on February 03, 2018, 05:04:10 PM »
You could also "time travel" back in time (3 years) and hit at as many events as possible to accrue enough points you didn't know you needed so you can enter events now.  Or you can move to the states for 6 months, enter every event and hit in both days hoping to make the main event on Sunday and make enough points to go as well.

It should take at least $10k to birth a WLDC chance in one year and lot's of vacation time from work.

Good luck to all at the CFLDC.

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Classifieds and Wanted to Buy Ads / Alpha, SMT, Bang and Maltby drivers and heads
« Last post by golfnut48 on February 03, 2018, 01:55:41 PM »
I have the following for sale:

Alpha C230 2 plasma 6* (5.5* actual) w/ HOF proto type HD shaft 50" LDA XX w/ headcover $75 plus shipping
Alpha C230 2 plasma 6* w/ HOF Mike Dobbyn shaft 50" LDA XX w/ headcover $75 plus shipping
Alpha C230 2 7.5* w/ Accuflex Assasin 50 shaft 50" LDA XX w/ headcover $75 plus shipping
Maltby CT250 6* w/ Graman 540 GD transition 50" LDA XX w/ headcover $50 plus shipping
SMT 455 deep bore 7* w/ Accuflex Assasin shaft 50" LDA XX w/ headcover $75 plus shipping
Bang Bangster OL 9* w/ Accuflex Assasin shaft 50" LDA XX w/ headcover $50 plus shipping
Maltby CT250 8* head only $15 plus shipping
Bang Band-O-Matic 7.5* head only $15 plus shipping

Ron




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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Qualifying for what used to be named (WORLDS)
« Last post by Animal on February 03, 2018, 12:50:13 PM »
     I will b first to admit I'm a little out of the "loop" these days on how qualifying works....Someone (veteran 58 yr old former lder) gave me his idea on how it works. So I will ask this question to the guys that are in the "loop" . Reisbeck, Maurice, whoever.........How does a guy that never competed or lives in Japan qualify for (worlds)?? If they answer is "there is no way" or " very little chance" or " fly 8000 miles to a tour event" . This event can't use the name " Worlds" it needs to say " the chosen few long drive championship" if it's different than this please let me know because honestly I dont. Thanks

The very fact that you do not know, is enough to disqualify this as The Worlds
It is a secret
     lol
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Qualifying for what used to be named (WORLDS)
« Last post by beasty on February 03, 2018, 12:33:00 PM »
     I will b first to admit I'm a little out of the "loop" these days on how qualifying works....Someone (veteran 58 yr old former lder) gave me his idea on how it works. So I will ask this question to the guys that are in the "loop" . Reisbeck, Maurice, whoever.........How does a guy that never competed or lives in Japan qualify for (worlds)?? If they answer is "there is no way" or " very little chance" or " fly 8000 miles to a tour event" . This event can't use the name " Worlds" it needs to say " the chosen few long drive championship" if it's different than this please let me know because honestly I dont. Thanks

The very fact that you do not know, is enough to disqualify this as The Worlds
It is a secret
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