The golf world’s – and one of sports’ – most exciting new formats, the Long Drive World Series (LDWS) is ready for its return to Dubai, on Friday February 9th at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Featuring the heaviest hitters in the game, the Long Drive World Series’ 2018 kick-off in Dubai will see 16 of the world’s best, including three UAE wild cards, go head to head as they push the limits of what is possible for their chance at glory and a share of the 94,500 AED (£19,000) event prize pool.  

The object of the game is simple – players, representing some of the strongest in the game –  battle it out to achieve the further distance possible. With bitter rivalries, big personalities, sudden-death knock outs and distances reaching over 400 yards combining with pyrotechnics, DJs, walk-on music, a licensed setting, DJs, food trucks and free entry, the event promises an entertaining evening like no other.  Add in the unknown of three UAE wildcards and it is an event where anything is possible.

Having launched in Dubai in March 2017 to sell-out crowds and following a year of generating global buzz following events in the United Kingdom and Portugal, headliners for the 2018 Dubai event – one of ten to be held globally – include defending Dubai LDWS champion, American Tim Burke; 2017 LDWS UK champion, Emil Rosberg of Sweden;  LDWS Portugal champion, American Ryan Reisbeck; global long drive star and two-time world champion, Joe Miller (UK); Ilija Djurdjevic (Serbia); Ryan Steenberg (US), Kevin Shook (US), Will Hogue (US), Maurice Allen (US) Tommy Hug (UK), James Tait (UK), and Scott Bevan (UK).

The Long Drive World Series main event takes place from 7pm at 9th February, 2018 at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Entry is free with VIP packages available for purchase. Fans are also welcome to attend open qualifiers, 10am on Friday 9th February, and player seeding at 3pm on Friday 9th February at Jumeirah Golf Estates.

Those wishing to try for one of three Long Drive World Series wildcards for the Dubai event are requested to register their interest at http://www.longdriveworldseries.com/player-registration/ or simply show up on the day. The cost to participate in the open qualifier is 996 AED (£200) and includes VIP tickets to the event and access to the players’ lounge during the event, amongst other benefits.

For more information visit www.longdriveworldseries.com

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