American Golf is holding its first stage of qualifying for the 2017 Long Drive Championship this weekend at all of its stores, and it's free to enter.
Seen as the premier long drive event in the UK, with winners qualifying for the World Championships in the US, the competition sees people from all walks entering at their local American Golf.
“Of the six category winners over the past two years, the American Golf Championship was the first ever Long Drive event for five of them. We’ve unearthed the No. 3 ranked lady in the world, we’ve had several drives in excess of 380 yards at last years’ final, but this was all from a pool of golfers who turned up in store and gave it their best. If you think you can hit a long ball then get into a store to see how you match up – you never know where it could take you!’ - Daniel Gathercole, director of marketing
Winners from every store from categories of men, ladies, over 45 and under 45 will progress to regional finals followed by the National Final in July.