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The RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship involves a three-step qualifying process. Step one is local qualifying at an estimated 330 sites in North America - Many more around the globe. Step two is regional championships (used to be district championships) for men and women - 12 regions in North America. Internationally, regional championships equate to national championships. Step three is the world finals and RE/MAX championship week in Mesquite, Nevada. Five long drive titles are decided at the Palms Golf Club in front of a sellout crowd and national TV cameras. RE/MAX championship week in Mesquite takes place in late October. More than 200 of golf's biggest hitters will travel to Nevada and battle for bragging rights in golf's greatest grass roots event. Championship Facts: Local qualifying for the RE/MAX World Long Drive Championship begins March 1. Sites and dates for RE/MAX WLDC local qualifiers are posted beginning in mid-February and are updated as they solidify. Local qualifying events run throughout the spring and summer. Regional qualifying events are scheduled beginning in August and extending through September. Total Purse: $600,000 Adult Divisions: Open Senior (45 and up) Super Senior (53 and up) Grand champion ( 61 and up) Women Entry Fees: Local Qualifying: $40 (Open and Senior) $30 (Super Senior, Grand Champion and Women) Regional Championships: $125 Adult Divisions for nonmembers $75 Adult Divisions for LDA members.