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Dan Kleckner Classic!
14 August 2021

Our founder Eric Gibbs was asked to put on a
charity long drive hole and he didn't disappoint!
Between smashing balls through water bottles,
plywood, and hitting bombs, he was able to raise $710 in 4 hrs!
While being too busy entertaining, pictures couldn't be taken. Except for this one by a passerby.



June Raffle Results
30 June 2021
With finishing up our raffle supporting Bikers Against Child Abuse, we were able to raise $250 for their charity. We always have a goal of $500 dollars for a charity but was happy that we could still provide something for them. 


April Raffle Results
13 May 2021
Our second raffle finished with $306 raised for Shriners Children's Hospital of Spokane. Thank you to all that participated, we will have a raffle in the month of June for Bikers Against Child Abuse. unfortunately, no in person events will be happening this year.


2021 Upcoming plans
9 April 2021
With our first raffle completed and 2,500 meals raised for the Inland Northwest, we are now in our second raffle that will benefit Shriners Children's Hospital of Spokane. This will run for the month of April. In June, we will be trying to schedule an actual event partnered with Amateur Long Drive. Stay tuned for more info!
 
2nd Annual Competition is Complete!
22 August 2020
From hitting golf balls through plywood to having 14 registered hitters, this year's event was bigger than ever. Our winners had a 317 for Men's, 300 for Seniors, and 107 for women. We are looking into doing a kid's bracket due to the high interest this time around. Our runner up for Women's was actually a 9-year old lol. We were able to raise $600 for B.A.C.A. Stay tuned for new of other events in the future!


2nd Annual Competition is 10 days away!
11 August 2020
10 days before you can put your distance to the test. We will be having Professional Long Driver Troy Teal visiting to perform trick shots and hit bombs. If you need any proof of his skills, just look at his longest drive at the 2016 Winstar launch with a staggering 462 yards! We will also be having multiple raffle items all benefiting  B.A.C.A. Warm up is at 1pm and the event starts at 2pm August 21st. Fairways Golf Course Cheney, Wa.

2020 Updates Part 2
7 July 2020
Due to Covid restrictions, our event in July has been rescheduled to some time in September. As far as our event on August 21st, that's still on. Our August 21st will no longer be an ALD event, but still will be benefiting B.A.C.A, and our September event should be benefiting Spokane Shriner's Children's Hospital. We will keep you updated on dates, times, and sponsors.

2nd Annual Competition is Scheduled!
16 March 2020
Amid the constant restraints and changes that have come from COVID-19, we have still scheduled our 2nd Annual Competition for August 21st, 2020. We will update you when we are permitted to advertise our charity. Make sure to come out and support a great cause!
 
2020 Updates
26 January 2020
A charity has been picked for the ALD ™ regional event. We will release the name once approved. We are still working out the schedule for 2020. We will keep you updated as much as possible.
 
 
Events being scheduled for 2020
17 December 2019
We are currently in talks with Fairways Golf Course, B.A.C.A, and ALD ™ to schedule events in 2020. So far we are still looking for a May/June date for the ALD ™ event. This would be a regional qualifier for the northwest region. We are also looking for an August/September date for our Annual B.A.C.A fundraising event. Stay tuned for more info.
 
Amateur Long Drive (ALD)Event  in-work 
7 October 2019
A regional qualifier in Spokane is being scheduled for May/June 2020.  The regional qualifier would be for the northwest region to include: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Winning the regional qualifier buys you a spot in the 2020 ALD™ World Championship. Please note that since this will be a fully sanctioned ALD™ event, a Tour Card (lasts 1 year per purchase) and registration would be required for the event. A portion of all tour card and registration will be going towards charity. Furthermore, a prize raffle is scheduled along with a 50/50 raffle. Stay tuned for more information.

 
1st Annual Long Drive Competition in the bag!
4 October 2019
Thank you to everyone that came out. Although we didn't have as big of a turn out as we wanted, we accumulated almost $500 for charity.  The temperature 45 degrees and we had wet fairways due to the week's weather. For Men's, the winning distance was 311yds. Seniors, 232yds. No turn out for women unfortunately. 
 
DATE AND LOCATION PLANNED!
5 September 2019
Our event is officially on the books! The first annual Greater Spokane Long drive competition will be held at the Fairways Golf Course (9810 W Melville Rd Cheney, Wa) on Friday 4 October 2019 at 1 PM. Individuals will be able to participate up to 4 PM. The driving range will be available for warm-up. Registration is $30.00 dollars and will be directly donated to our charity. (Charity will be announced soon!) Re-buy in is $5.00. Winners of the event will receive an ALD tour card for the 2020 season!
Contact us through this site or contact Fairways golf course at 509-747-8418 to preregister or register on-site at the course at any time.

Amateur Long Drive Partnership planned for 2020
9 August 2019
Due to scheduling conflicts, ALD™ will not be able to sanction the October 2019 fundraising competition. However, plans are being made to have a regional qualifier in Spokane in May/June 2020.  The regional qualifier would be for the northwest region to include: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Winning the regional qualifier buys you a spot in the 2020 ALD™ World Championship. Please note that since this will be a fully sanctioned ALD™ event, a Tour Card (lasts 1 year per purchase) and registration would be required for the event. We will keep you posted on upcoming dates and times.

Possible partnership with Amateur Long Drive!
25 July 2019
While in communication with Amateur Long Drive (ALD™), it was brought to our attention the possibility of having this fundraising event also be a sanctioned qualifier for ALD™. That would mean all competitors (especially the winners) would have the opportunity to complete at the ALD™ World Championships. Please note that if we go this route all rules and regulations will be garnered to the ALD™ rules. You can view Amateur Long Drive, along with reading their rules at https://amateurlongdrive.com/ This is very exciting information and we will keep you updated on what is decided.

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