American Golf and Garmin are on the hunt for the country’s biggest hitters, and have launched the American Golf Long Drive Championship.

American Golf and Garmin are on the hunt for the country’s biggest hitters, and have launched the American Golf Long Drive Championship.

If you want to win bragging rights among your friends or test yourself against the best, then head to any of its 104 stores across the UK over the Bank Holiday weekend (23rd -25th May) and tee it up on the state of the art launch monitors.

If you prove you’ve got some serious golfing muscles to flex, you could find yourself on the way to the American Golf Long Drive Final, where an all-expenses paid trip to America to take part in the World Long Drive Championships 2016 is on the line.

Each competitor will get three attempts to hit the ball as far as possible, with winners taken from three categories: Open (<45), Senior (45+) and Ladies.

There will also be a Garmin prize for the winner at each store, but only the best three regional drivers in each category will be invited to the Grand Final this autumn.

Own an old driver? Don’t worry, there will be products in store you can borrow, or – as long as it conforms to current regulations – you can bring your own driver.

After the best three regional drivers in each category are selected the competition will really hot up, as finalists tee up to try and win the all-expenses paid trip to take part in a World Long Drive qualifying event in 2016.

“People who are successful on the Long Drive scene aren’t always from golfing backgrounds, so golfers should grab their friends, come in store and have a go,” explains Daniel Gathercole, head of marketing at American Golf.

“If you’re after the title of best in family, best among your friends or even best in the UK this is a great way to have some fun over the Bank Holiday.”