Who are the longest drivers in Europe?
Entry into the tournament is available in three categories: Open, Senior and Amateurs. With prize money down to fourth place in the Open event, the senior winner will receive a Hotel package from Obsido Hotels and the Amateur Champion, some sporting-clothing from SportHG.
There have been eight other LDET tournaments staged on the way to the finale with the winners as follows:
· NW Protour Indoor Series 1 – winner: Charles Durnian (Eng)
· Uddala Indoor Championship – winner: Tony Nilsson (Swe)
· NW Protour Indoor Series 2 – winner: Tom McCann (Eng)
· NW Protour Indoor Series 3 – winner: Marc Aytret (Spain)
· Swedish LDET Championships – winner: David Kvinsk (Swe)
· European LDET Championship – winner: Joe Miller (Eng)
· Czech Republic Long Drive Championship – winner: Joe Miller (Eng)
· Spanish Long Drive Championship – winner: Joe Miller (Eng)
Despite Joe Miller’s late hat-trick of wins he is only second in the rankings, but is likely to be favourite for the season finale. The top-ten ranked players are as follows:
1 Andreas Persson (Sweden) – 3100 points
2 Joe Miller (England) – 3000 points
3 John McSloy (Scotland) – 2350 points
4 Alexander Boltens (Sweden) – 1700 points
5 Dan Konyk (England) – 1650 points
6 Eric Houballah (France) – 1300 points
7 Jorgen Trank (Sweden) – 1200 points
8 Jamie Kinnell (Scotland) – 1200 points
9 Joakim Boltens (Sweden) – 950 points
10 Johan Tumba (Sweden) – 700 points
The LDET may be in its first year, but it’s growing so fast that Long Drivers America (LDA) recently announced that the first four in the Spanish LDET Championships will be invited to compete in the Re/Max World Long Driving Championship from the 18th – 25th September in Mesquite, Nevada USA.
The Vice-President of the LDA, Michael Ambriz, said: “We are extremely excited about partnering with the LDET. Our partnership will continue to provide European long-drivers with an opportunity to fulfil their quest in becoming the longest driver in the world and capturing the most coveted prize in long drive, the Re/Max WLDC. It is the LDA’s goal to continue to promote the sport internationally and attract competitors from around the globe.”
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