Qualifying for the finals of the UK Long Drive Championship launches at over 35 Trackman venues across the UK today (October 13).

In a change to previous years, the competition is being held entirely on indoor simulators, in conjunction with technology partner Trackman.

There will be cash prizes on offer for male and female regional winners, as well as for those that reach the national final, where competitors will go head-to-head in front of a live audience with TV cameras rolling.

Open qualifying will use the Trackman ‘Hit It!’ game, with participants buying a set of six balls to hit in a 3-minute time frame. Local qualifiers will progress to the regional finals before the best in the country go head-to-head on stage for the final.

“Long Drive is a fantastic sport which has been yearning for a new platform,” said UK Long Drive Championship CEO Martin Westney. “By bringing the sport indoors we’re allowing fans to get really close to the action and are creating an experience like no other. Through the qualifying and regional finals we’ll be ramping up the excitement and the pressure, heading into the UK Grand Final which will rival the PDC World Darts Championships for atmosphere and excitement!”

To find your nearest participating Trackman venue, visit www.ldws.golf.

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