Look, Ma, we made it!

Long Drivers European Tour has announced a new media partnership with CGB for the upcoming 2018 season, and to say we’re excited for the opportunity is an understatement. 

Here’s a quote from yours truly in a press release issued by LDET:

“We’re witnessing a rejuvenated energy in the game right now, and at the forefront of that are these exciting tour athletes and events and their ability to attract and connect with younger golfers,” ColoradoGolfBlog Co-Founder Craig Lemley says. “We’ve worked with athletes before, but to have a renown professional tour like LDET embrace what we’re doing on social media, and invite us to be a trusted media partner means a lot.”

2017 LDET Champion Matt Nicolle (pictured above), who won four LDET events and earned four top-three finishes last year, looks to defend his title against players from all over Europe, the U.S., Dubai, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, and more. But the 2018 LDET season will also bring an exciting array of new storylines, including the tour’s first Nations Cup competition (Sept. 21-22 at the Château De Taulane) featuring international teams in a first-of-its-kind event, select pro-am competitions and special contests, and the tour’s debut in Russia (Russia Championship, June 2-3 at Peterhof Golf Club, St. Petersburg).

On top of all that, you have us to bring you the LDET news, event results, athlete interviews and more — as only we know how — beginning at the season-opening event April 7th and 8th (Hotel Golf Château de Chailly) throughout the 2018 season. (Follow us here and on Instagram @coloradogolfblog.)

With this year’s tour set to be better than ever, LDET Founder and CEO Xavier Eusebio sees promise in partnering with CGB for the sixth season of the tour. “For us to have CGB on board as an official partner is really great,” Eusebio says in the release. “Social media is very important nowadays and we believe CGB will do an excellent job promoting the Tour worldwide.”

And we’re up for the challenge. As I note in the release, CGB couldn’t have asked for a better time to get involved with this tour.

You may be asking yourself, why would a European tour want to work with Colorado-golfblog? (We definitely thought the same thing for a moment there.) The answer is pretty simple: What started as ColoradoGolfBlog, between a couple friends in a frigid garage two years ago, has exploded into something we could never have imagined, and brought with it a global reach we never thought we would have.

We set out to change the game in the state we love as CGB — and we’re still going to — but along the way we’ve stumbled upon a chance to be a part of that change on an even bigger scale. And we’re damn sure not going to pass that up.

This article was originally published on Colorado Golf Blog