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2024 Military Long Drive Qualifiers

MLD 2024


Get ready to head to the golf course – for the Long Drive Qualifiers!

The 2024 Military Long Drive Championship qualifiers will include participants at 12 military installations across the U.S.

Winners from each installation advance to Fort Jackson for a chance to win $10,000 and an invitation to the 2024 World Long Drive Championship.

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Eligibility: The MLDC is open to all Active-Duty Service Members (All Branches), Retired, Reserve and National/Coast Guard members as well as Service-Related Disabled Veterans at least 18 years old with valid ID.

Entry Fee: Competitors in the MLDC will pay $25 per attempt (eight balls). All entry fees are kept by the local installation. Contestants may compete more than once pending time availability.


  • Active-Duty participants that compete in qualifying and championship events must do so on their personal time.
  • The $25 entry fee purchases one attempt of eight drives. Participants may purchase additional attempts until the installation closes the event.
  • Each entrant will complete the eight drives back-to-back.
  • Participants will use only USGA-approved drivers (maximum 48 inches long) during the event.
  • All drives coming to rest within the grid will be recorded on the scoresheet. Drives exiting the grid will be graded at zero yardage.
  •  The longest drive recorded for the day is the winner of the qualifying round. A three-attempt tie breaker will determine the winner in case of a tie.
  • Active-Duty participants must take regular leave to attend the championship event at Fort Jackson.


Qualifier Locations & Dates:

Locations Dates Times
Fort Gregg-Adams June 1 1300-1700
Fort Liberty June 1 1300-1700
Fort Campbell June 15 1000-1400
Fort Eisenhower June 1 1000-1400
Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 9 0900-1300
Fort Cavazos June 3 0900-1300
Aberdeen Proving Grounds June 5 1600-2000
Fort Moore June 7 1400-1800
Fort Belvoir June 8  1100-1500
Fort Bliss June 8 1200-1600
Fort Sill June 10 1500-1900
Fort Jackson June 15 1300-1700


Local Installation Prizes:

  • 1st Place: $500 Pro Shop gift certificate + expense-paid trip to compete at MLDC, held on July 19-22 in Fort Jackson, SC
  • 2nd Place: $200 Golf Pro Shop Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Place: $100 Golf Pro Shop Gift Certificate

Championship Details:

  •  Fort Jackson: July 19 – 22, 2024

Grand Prize:

The contestant (see eligibility above) who wins the MLDC in Fort Jackson, South Carolina will win $10,000 cash and be granted exemption into the World Long Drive World Championship (August 8-11, 2024) in Atlanta, GA.