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Welcome to the 2017 United States Senior Long Drive Championship

You could become the next United States senior long drive champion. The United States Senior Open Long Drive Championships give seniors 45 years old and above an opportunity to become a United States champion. If you are a senior and you can hit it long, this is your opportunity to compete against the best long drivers in America.  Winners will receive prize money and the United States Senior Long Drive Championship trophy.
Location:  The Quarry at Crystal Springs, 1 Crystal Springs Quarry Dr, Maryland Heights, MO. 63043
Tournament Dates:  Annual - Next event will be September 29th and 30th, 2017
Format:  Round one hit 18 drives (3 sets of 6 balls), Round two 12 drives (2 sets of 6 balls), Round three (Championship round) 6 drives to determine the champion.

Fifty percent of the field or more will advance each round depending on the number of entries. Grid width 45 to 50 yards. If any drives are within six inches there will be a three ball play off.
Entry fee:  $500
Entry fee for Majestic Division:  $100
Driver Length:  48 inches USGA
Divisions:  Senior age 45 and up, Super Seniors age 50 and up, Grand Champion age 55 and up, Legends age 60 up, Masters age 65 up and Majestic age 70 and up. You may compete in more than one division. Example is a GC can compete in the SS or Senior Division, but not in the Legends or above divisions. An entry free would be required in each division. To compete in a division your birthday must be by December 31 of that year.

For more information go to our web site; http://seniorlongdrivers.com or contact:
 Sam Turner
samturner833@gmail.com
217-413-6618
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USSLDC PLAYER TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

1.  For directions to the Missouri Bluffs Golf Course from Lambert International Airport or if you are driving to the venue please use an online source such as Mapquest.  The golf course and hotel (Wingate 32 Research Park Circle, St. Charles, MO 63304) are adjacent to each other and are approximately 30 minutes from the airport.

2. Missouri Bluffs is a spikeless facility. However, metal spikes are allowed in the practice and competition areas only.  The facility does have a dress code and we will of course honor it. No denim or cutoffs are allowed. Shirts with collars along with appropriate golf shorts or trousers are fine. For the Saturday night dinner jeans are OK. The golf course will be open for member and guest play throughout the time we are having the competition, please keep this mind. Any actions or use of language unbecoming of a professional may result in disqualification from the competition.

3. There are some space limitations with the practice/warm-up areas and those areas will be limited to the division currently competing. Bring an iron or two to help you with your warm-up. As soon as possible, the next division will get access. Your cooperation will be helpful to allow each player sufficient time and space to get ready to compete.

4.
The competition grid has some slope and is generally uphill in the landing areas (the last 100 yards of the grid). There are no objections to walking the grid prior to the competition. We plan on a 50-55 yard width for the grid and the target area will be well framed.  From the competition tee the golf club tells us the wind is generally right to left (equally with or against the player) or into the player. Wind speeds are generally modest; of course there are no guarantees here.

5. Practice balls are sold in the golf shop (No metal spikes). The prices are $5 for 30 balls and $10 for 75 balls. The practice balls are of good quality. Restroom facilities are nearby the practice and competition areas.

6. We have bottles of water in coolers and fresh fruit/produce available for Saturday and Sunday. There will be a cash bar for the dinner on Saturday night.  The dinner will be held under the pavilion from 5:30 – 6:30 pm and is being provided by Shamrock’s Bar and Grill.

7. Both days events will begin at 8:00 am.  
   For Saturday, September 10
·   Seniors  Group 1 8:00 am start
·   Seniors Group 2 9:30 am start
·   Grand Champions 12:00 pm start
·   Masters 2:00 pm start
Finals will begin at 7:30 pm beginning with the Majestic division and then in the same order as above.

For Sunday, September 11
·   Super Seniors Group 1 8:00 am start
·   Super Seniors Group 2 9:30 am start   
·   Legends 12:30 pm start
Finals for each division will begin immediately after the preliminary rounds.

8. The draw for the hitting order is found at the end of this schedule.

9. The purse will be 90% of the entry fee (approximately $ 270 per entry).
·   Seniors  17 entries
1st $1,652 and Championship Trophy
2nd $1,148
3rd $826
4th $551
5th $413

·   Super Seniors  19 entries
1st $1,693 and Championship Trophy
2nd $1,180
3rd $821   
4th $616
5th $461
6th$359

·   Grand Champions  9 entries
1st $1,093 and Championship Trophy   
2nd $851   
3rd $486

·   Legends  12 entries
1st $1,231 and Championship Trophy
2nd $875
3rd $648
4th $486

·   Masters  12 Entries
1st $1,231 and Championship Trophy   
2nd $875   
3rd $648   
4th $486

·   Majestic  6 entries No entry fee
1st Championship Trophy

10. Format
      Super Seniors   19 Competitors
   Split into 2 groups of 9 and 10 players
   Each group will be initially divided into 3 groups of 3 to 4 players on the tee
   1st Round consists of 3 sets of 6 balls
      1st set of round 1 take the 2 longest of 9 players
      2nd set of round 1 take the 2 longest of 7 remaining players
      3rd set of round 1 take the longest of the 5 remaining players
   2nd Round consists of 2 sets of 6 balls
      1st set of round 2 take the longest of 5 players
      2nd set of round 2 take the longest of remaining 4 players
   2 players move to Round 3 (Finals)
   Repeat the process for the second group of 10 players – 2 more players will move to Round 3
   3rd Round 4 players Double Elimination

      Seniors   17 Competitors
   Split into 2 groups of 8 and 9 players
   Each group will be initially divided into 2 groups of 4 players on the tee
1st Round consists of 3 sets of 6 balls
   1st set of round 1 take the 2 longest of 8 players
   2nd set of round 1 take the 2 longest of 6 remaining players
   3rd set of round 1 take the longest of 4 remaining players
2nd Round consists of 2 sets of 6 balls   
   1st set of round 2 take the longest 1 of 5 players
   2nd set of round 2 take the longest 1 of 4 players
2 players move to Round 3 (Finals)
Repeat the process for the second group of 9 players – 2 more players will move to Round 3
3rd Round 4 players Double Elimination

     Grand Champions   9 Competitors
   1st Round consists of 3 sets of 6 balls
      1st set of round 1 take the 2 longest of 9 players
      2nd set of round 1 take the 2 longest of 7 remaining players
      3rd set of round 1 take the longest of 5 remaining players
   2nd Round consists of 2 sets of 6 balls
      1st set of round 2 take the 2 longest of 5 players
      2nd set of round 2 take the longest of remaining 3 players
   3 players move to Round 3 (Finals)
   3rd Round 3 players Double Elimination   

      Masters and Legends   12 Competitors Each
   1st Round consists of 3 sets of 6 balls   
      1st set of round 1 take the 2 longest of 12 players   
      2nd set of round 1 take the 2 longest of 10 remaining players   
      3rd set of round 1 take the 2 longest of 8 remaining players
   2nd Round consists of 2 sets of 6 balls   
      1st set of round 2 take the 2 longest of 6 players
      2nd set of round 2 take the 2 longest of 4 remaining players
   4 players move to Round 3 (Finals)
   3rd Round 4 players Double Elimination

     Majestic 6 Competitors
       1st Round consists of 1 set of 6 balls
      Take the 2 longest of 6 players
   2nd Round consists of 1 set of 6 balls
      Longest drive for the Championship Trophy

11.  Finals Kickoff
On Saturday at approximately 6:30 pm we would appreciate if all competitors and their guests would make their way to the competition tee box for presentation of our nation’s colors and honoring the first responders.

12. Draw

SENIORS
Group 1
1. Eddie Fernandes
2. Tommy Beshear
3. Tom Peppard
4. Richard Gurney
5. Bob Russell
6. Damon Doan
7. Scott Smith
8. Frank Campitelli
9. Leonardo Doe

Group 2
1.   Tom Garber
2.    Chris Hall
3.    Carl Taylor
4.   David Mobley
5.   Richard Smith
6.   Pat Dempsey
7.   Chris McLean
8.   Vince Ciurluini


   SUPER SENIORS
Group 1
1.   Steve Woods
2.   David Lynch
3.   Michael Barbarosa
4.   Lynn Ray
5.   Matt Strukel
6.   Pat Dempsey
7.   Vince Ciurluini
8.   David Mobley
9.   Carl Taylor

Group 2
1.   Tom Garber
2.   Greg Vitel
3.   Bob Sturner
4.   Joe Amlong
5.   Kevin Baker
6.   Ron Schira
7.   Richard Gurney
8.   Chris McLean
9. John Cyrus
10. Brian Stucky

   GRAND CHAMPIONS
1.   Daniel Fournier
2.   George Moisoff
3.   Ron Schira
4.   Brian Stucky
5.   Pat Dempsey
6.   Dan Robinson
7.   Bob Sturner
8.   Roy Alminas
9.   Gary Ramirez

LEGENDS
1.    Pierre Nadeau
2.    Mike Gorton
3.    Steve Clement
4.    Doug Miller
5.    Daniel Fournier
6.    George Moisoff
7.    David Nowland
8.    Ray Hupp
9. Pat Dempsey
10. Rick Tijerina
11. Matt Schulten
12. Charlie Thomas
   
MASTERS
1.   Doug Miller
2. Rick Scott
3. Ron Hinton
4. David Brinker
5. Steve Griffith
6. Ray Beaufait
7. Gary Melvin
8. Sam Turner
9. Steve Clement
10. Ray Hupp
11. Roy Bechtol
12. Bill Droege
   
MAJESTIC
1. Roy Bechtol
2. Rick Scott
3. Willie Pontella
4. Al Kesterson
5. Ray Beaufait
6. William Hinton


Good Luck!!  Have fun and thanks for being part of our event.

IF YOU PLAN ON COMPETING OR ENTERING THE USSLDC PLEASE LET SAM TURNER, TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR, KNOW BY CALLING SAM AT 217 413 6618 OR EMAIL AT samturner833@gmail.com

THANKS


08/12/2016

Dinner will be a 5 pm
Finals at 6:30, begins with Majestic, Legends, GC AND Seniors.
Band will start about 7:30.

Deadline to enter stops at 10 pm on August 15th.  That's my bed  time.  Hitting order draw will be determined within  one week.

Thanks for all the support.,
Sam
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07-16-2016

One more change.  Seniors, GC, Masters, Majestics will hit their finals Saturday night under the lights.

Sunday SS and Legends will hit thru finals and get prize money right after.  Starting with SS then Legends we should be done by 2pm.   I apologize for any inconvenience, but it doesn't make sense to wait 5 hours for finals on Sunday night when some can go home or take in St Louis. If you have any questions,  give me a call.

07-11-2016

List of entries to date:
Mike Gorton, Eddie Fernandes, Carl Taylor, Daniel Fournier, Al Dobson, Brian Stucky, David Brinker Damon Doan, Steve Clement, Ray Hupp, George Moisoff,
Howard hankey, Dixon Spear, John Cyrus, Roy Bechtol, Richard Smith, Steve Griffith, Tom Garber, Vincent Ciurluini, Charlie Thomas, Doug Miller, Kevin Baker, Matt Shulten, Lynn Ray, David Lynch

Seniors finals will be Saturday night,

Last year we had 40 people that came, hoping to double that.

New format:  Round 1: 3 sets of 6 balls with 2 longest drives of each set advancing to Round 2.  Round 2:  2 sets with 2 longest balls of each set advancing to Round 3.
Round 3 finals will be a double elimination of the final 4.  All four will hit at same time with two advancing to winners bracket. Two winners hit with loser going to loser bracket. Three hit in the loser bracket with one winner.  Winner of loser bracket will then have to out drive the person in the winners bracket twice to win championship.

06-20-2016

KAI, sponsored lights, read below.

-------- Original message --------
From: David Brinker <dbrinker11@gmail.com>
Date: 6/15/2016 2:36 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: jlammers@kai-db.com
Subject: Lights for the United States Senior Long Drive Championship


Jeremy:

Great to talk with you yesterday.  We are delighted that your Company KAI will be sponsoring the lighting for the United States Senior Long Drive Championships on September 10th and 11th, 2016.  As mentioned, I think 3 light towers will be sufficient.  I believe you told me they would reach 30 feet high.  We will need two towers down in "the grid" and one behind the tee box area.  We can discuss specifics the closer we get to the event.

Also, we would like to recognize your company on the United States Senior Long Drive Championship website. If you have any specific information, please provide it to me at your convenience and we will get it loaded on the site.

Thanks again.

David A. Brinker
2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion - Legends Division
President
Mid America Golfing Events, LLC
618 Fairways Circle
St. Louis, MO 63141
314.494.2511
www.midamericagolfingevents.com
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06-17-2016

Wingate will be $112 per night.  Tell them your with the USSLDC for that price.  Finals will be Sunday night for all division starting around  7:30 under the lights.  So plan to stay.  Saturday night will be dinner and a band for entertainment.  Golf balls for the driving range will cost $30 for 6 large basket, about 75 balls per basket, so team up with someone and get 3 baskets for $15.  
 
Get those entries in,
 
Sam
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On Thu, Jun 2, 2016 at 8:13 AM, samturner833 <samturner833@gmail.com> wrote:

Entry is now open.  $330 for 1st division.  $300 for all others.  You have till August  10 to enter.

Look forward to seeing everyone,
Sam
217 413 6618
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05/15/2016

STARTING JUNE 1ST TO AUGUST 10TH YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR THE 3RD USSLDC.

 ENTRY FEE WILL BE $330 FOR ONE DIVISION AND $300 FOR ANY DIVISION AFTER THAT. SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 WE WILL START AT 9 AM BEGINNING WITH SENIORS, GC AND MASTERS. SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11 WE START WITH SUPER SENIORS AND LEGENDS AT 9AM.

 YOU CAN PAY BY CREDIT CARD, JUST GIVE ME A CALL AND I CAN TAKE CARE OF THAT.
 217 413 6618.

 MAKE SURE YOU PUT DOWN THE DIVISION OR DIVISIONS YOU HIT IN. PROOF OF AGE WILL BE REQUIRED THIS YEAR AT CHECK IN.

SAM TURNER
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Everyone:

As Sam's email mentions,  the United States Senior Long Drive Championship is moving to a new location in St. Louis.  The Missouri Bluffs Golf Club has agreed to have the event at their wonderful facility located at 18 Research Park Circle in St. Charles, MO a suburb of St. Louis.  The event, is being held in September which should provide for some wonderful weather.  

In addition to the long drive event, if you would like to play golf on their championship 18 hole golf course, we can help set that up at reduced rates.  There are many things to do in St. Louis.  If you are looking for family events, our zoo is nationally known and is FREE to the public.  Also, the St. Louis Arch, History Museum, Art Museum, Jewel Box, Botanical Gardens, Six Flags, Shopping and Fabulous Restaurants await your arrival.  If you like visiting wineries, Missouri has some great wineries within 30 minutes of the venue.  

Also, we are in discussion with the Wingate Hotel which neighbors the golf club to get discount rates for the weekend.  If you like to visit Casinos, St. Louis has 4 Casinos in the area.

We look forward to seeing you and your families in St. Louis in September.

David A. Brinker
2012 RE/MAX World Long Drive Champion - Legends Division
President
Mid America Golfing Events, LLC
618 Fairways Circle
St. Louis, MO 63141
314.494.2511
www.midamericagolfingevents.com
 
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On Tue, Feb 9, 2016 at 2:09 PM, samturner833 <samturner833@gmail.com> wrote:

Guys we are moving to St. Louis.  The tournament  will be held at Missouri Bluffs golf course.  Address is: 18 Research Park Circle,  St. CHARLES MO.  63304.

DATE OF TOURNAMENT  WILL BE SEPTEMBER 10 and 11 starting at 9 am both days.  
We are hoping for more interest, and possible sponsors from this location.  

Grid will be 365 yards by 50 yards.

Any questions give me a call at 217-413-6618 or just email me.  More updates will come.

Look forward  seeing  everyone in September

Sam

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