Rules of Play
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ALD™ Tour Cards
Event Registration Costs
- Youth and Junior Members - $100 CAD
- 18+ Members - $175 CAD
- Regional Major - $100 USD
- Last Chance Qualifier - $100 USD
- World Championship - $200 USD (Must Qualify)
Youth Male and Female - (13 and under)
Junior Male and Female - (14-17)
- Youths may also compete in this division
Open Male and Female - (18+)
- all divisions can compete in this division
Senior Male and Female - (45-59)
- super seniors may compete in this division
Super Senior Male and Female - (60+)
To qualify in the male division you must have been born a male and to qualify in the female division you must have been born a female.
The effective age for competition in any division is based upon your age on the day of competition. When your age changes, your base division changes.
There will be a Veteran/Military division for both male and female Open, Senior, and Super Senior divisions at the Major qualifying events (USA) and the World Championships. To compete as a veteran, competitors must be a current or former member of the United States or Canadian Military.
There will be an Adaptive Division for both male and female competitors at the Major qualifying events (USA) and World Championships.
Golf Clubs must appear on the United States Golf Association (USGA) conforming list and any that do not appear will not be allowed in competition. Clubs must conform to the USGA Rules of Golf (Appendix ll, 1c), which limit the length of the club to a maximum of forty-eight inches (48”). All players will be required to have their clubs inspected and cleared on-site prior to competition and will be measured on a Mitchell Golf CLUBLENGTH Measuring Ruler.
Players are required to use the golf ball provided by ALD at all events. Players are also required to ensure their golf balls are visible at all times on the hitting deck.
Any legal golf tee is permitted in ALD Competition.
Only a player’s longest Qualified Drive will be measured and recorded. Official Yardages will be determined utilizing grid workers, Leupold laser rangefinder equipment, and/or physical yardage markers. In events and qualifiers where laser range finders are utilized, grid workers positioned along the sides of the grid will mark the longest ball for each hitter in each group by standing over the ball wearing a color-matched vest. An ALD™ official will record the (laser calculated) distance from the tee box to the grid worker.
Each player will be scored based on their longest drives. Qualifying drives must come to rest inside the grid and meet or exceed the minimum length for the respective division. Qualifying drive lengths may be adjusted for weather and grid conditions at the discretion of the ALD™ official.
Actual qualifying drive minimums will be determined on the day of qualification based on grid conditions.
Drives that exceed the length of the grid shall qualify if (in the opinion of the ALD™ official) they are within the established grid width using his/her best judgement. In the event two or more qualifying drives exceed the grid, and the measurement of those drives are necessary to determine round transfers or wins, the ALD™ officials will use their best judgement to determine the winner.
Any drives that are deemed to be in the running as a winner in a division that are within six inches (6”) of each other are considered a tie. In the event there are two or more such confirmed yardages recorded, those tied players will hit four (4) additional balls in one minute and thirty seconds (1:30) playoff to determine the final winning drive. A playoff will continue until a winner is determined. If one of the players is not present for the playoff, the player present will be deemed the winner.
- An ALD™ Tour Card is required to receive competition points
- Points are only awarded at ALD™ Sanctioned Events
- ALD™ World Rankings reset at the beginning of each season (no points are carried over from season to season)
All players receive 100 points per Series event that they participate in.
Bonus points are awarded based on results:
Your Pathway to the World Championships
You can qualify for the World Championships by being the top points winner in your division in your Series. World ranking points are awarded for participation and event results. ALD Canada will hold Series events in Alberta and Ontario.
World Ranking Points
World ranking points can be earned via Series events and double points can be earned at Regional Majors.