A massive incentive will be on the line when Golf Australia stages the 2023 Australian Long Drive Championship on September 24.
The event for golf’s biggest hitters will be held in Melbourne at the Home of Australian Golf – Sandy Golf Links – with the winner and runner-up receiving tickets to the World Long Drive Final in Atlanta in the United States on October 18-22.
In the unique format, simulators will be used for the qualifying rounds, with participants able to hit as many “sets” as they like to qualify in the top eight for the final. One set consists of six balls, which must be hit within a three-minute period.
Once the top eight players are decided, they head into a match play format on the outdoor range, with each player having one set for each match play round.
Golf Australia’s General Manager of Participation, David Gallichio, said: “We have been exploring the opportunity to get involved in Long Drive for a while, and we feel now is the right time. It fits really nicely into us showcasing that all forms of golf are golf, and this event is just the beginning.”
All players are welcome and no handicap is required. Full details here.