Professional Long Drivers Association Announces aboutGOLF Online Qualifier

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Long drivers now have more ways to qualify through golf simulator competitions.

The Professional Long Drivers Association (PLDA) has announced a partnership with aboutGOLF to open access to the PLDA World Championship to more players. As of February 1st, golfers with a knack for the long drive can attempt to qualify for the PLDA Regionals from any aboutGOLF simulator.

Long driver competitions have little resemblance to a traditional golf tournament. The sport emphasizes power and speed, drawing a much more relaxed and energetic crowd. Players train with the goal of pushing their bodies to hit their maximum speed.

“Very few of us hit at 100% of our potential. If we’re playing a round of golf, we’re not necessarily trying to hit the ball as far as we can. Long drivers work to improve speed and strength and have much more of a grip it and rip it mentality,” said Ryan Reisbeck, Cofounder of the PLDA and President of the Reisbeck Group, Inc. “It takes a little time for people to get loose, but the improvement they’ll see in club and ball speed is immediate.”

With the pandemic still looming large globally, the PLDA was looking for new ways to draw additional players to the sport.

“It can be difficult for people to travel to our regional locations, especially with the travel restrictions we’re facing today. Most local driving ranges top out at 300 yards, which isn’t far enough for players to hit a qualifying distance,” said Bobby Peterson, Cofounder of the PLDA and Owner of The One Stop Power Shop. “I’ve worked with aboutGOLF for several years now, and an online qualifier was a logical next step for the PLDA.”

aboutGOLF premium golf simulators offer golfers exceptional precision and an immersive playing experience. Customers stay engaged with the platform through multimedia entertainment options, fresh content and games, and an online competition format called aG Tour. To find an indoor golf center near you and enter the PLDA Online Qualifier, download aboutGOLF's mobile app, aG Locker, on the Apple App Store ( or Google Play (

aG's premise is that Modern Golf should be played anytime, anywhere, and by anyone. Our software analyzes data to improve your game. Our golf and entertainment experience bring you the unimaginable. Most importantly, our platform connects you with others—because together is better and the future of golf.

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