The German Long Drive Championship has officially begun. As part of the "CMT - die Urlaubsmesse", the PRESEASON Event #1 of the GLDC series took place on January 19th in Stuttgart - with a total of 14 European long hitters taking part. After a seeding round the players were divided into Division 1 and Division 2. Jordan Brooks, Long Drive Professional from England came out on top as Champion of the Division 1 category. He also managed the longest shot of the day, the so-called "Longest Ball of the day", with 428 yards. In Division 2 the Belgian longhitter Steve Vandebos won with a distance of 398 yards.