Ultimate Long Drive, Inc (ULD) recently named Ed LaPierre National Tournament Director for their new professional series Xtreme Long Drive® (XLD). Working with Tour Commissioner, Jeff Crittenden, LaPierre will oversee tournament operations.
Ed is a former competitor in World Long Drive having competed in the 1995 Re/Max World Long Drive with a Top 20 finish. He brings 35 years in the golf industry in various leadership roles, most recently with PGA TOUR Superstores for 15 years where he served as a General Manager, Director of Services and Regional Marketing Manager. He brings a strong operational background to the team and will be on site Tournament Director for all XLT Tour Events.
The XLD Tour began with a limited (due to COVID 19) 2020 season with stops in Mesquite, Nevada, Des Moines, Iowa, and Greensboro, North Carolina. The 2021 season has stops already planned in Sarasota, FL Mesquite, NV Chicago, IL, Phoenix, AZ, Denver, CO, Tulsa, OK, Des Moines, IA, Las Vegas, NV, Albuquerque, NM, and more to be announced.
Entering their fifth season of competition, ULD owns and operates the ALD (Amateur Long Drive™) and XLD series’ and will organize (150+) competitions in the USA, Canada, Central America, South America, and India. Additional country participants are expected to be added during the 2020/2021 wrap-around season that ends with their combined (ALD & XLD) 2021 World Championships at Cog Hill Golf Club in Chicago, IL September 11 – 19, 2021.