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PDGA Radio Episode 99: Disc Golf Strong

Seth Munsey (center) preps players ahead of the Memorial Championship. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Steve and Sara are back with Episode 99 of PDGA Radio! Steve addresses the PDGA’s “Skip The Course. Stay Home” campaign to help slow the spread of the...

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Tournament Throwback: 2014 Texas State Championship

Tournament Throwback: 2014 Texas State Championship

  The return of the Texas State Disc Golf Championship to the PDGA National Tour was put on hold for the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, but we dug back in the video vaults to highlight an edition of the tournament from years past. While the JomezPro team may be...

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The Upshot: PDGA Board Prez, Mega-Mailbag

Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas rue the loss of the entire sporting world before welcoming in PDGA Board of Directors President Justin Menickelli to talk about the latest on the coronavirus tournament shutdown and what might be next (5:47). Later, the guys open up...

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Challenge Accepted: “15 Second In The Bag”

15 Second In The Bag Challenge Marc DeBlasio Tired: See 10 Push-Ups, Do 10 Push-Ups Wired: 15 Second In The Bag Challenge This is the social media challenge we’re excited about. Thanks to Marc DeBlasio for the idea and quality quarantine #content. h/t Christine...

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PDGA Asks Players To Not Go To Courses, Parks Close

Photo: Reddit user FL2NHThe PDGA Board of Directors President Justin Menickelli sent a message to members yesterday covering the organization’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and urging players to stay away from the disc golf courses. From the statement:...

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How Tour Players Are Dealing With Canceled PDGA Events

How Tour Players Are Dealing With Canceled PDGA Events

With sanctioning getting pulled from all PDGA events through at least the end of the month, and many more events beyond that getting canceled, professional players are left with tough decisions to make. Initial plans for many players was to gather as many A-, B,- and...

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PDGA Suspends Event Sanctioning Through March 31

In response to growing concern over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the PDGA has suspended sanctioning for all events through at least March 31st, effective immediately. The announcement follows new CDC guidance that all events of 50 or more people be avoided for...

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PDGA Suspends Event Sanctioning Through March 31

In response to growing concern over the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, the PDGA has suspended sanctioning for all events through at least March 31st, effective immediately. The announcement follows new CDC guidance that all events of 50 or more people be avoided for...

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Salonen Wins Shortened WACO With Second Hot Round

Eveliina Salonen. Photo: DGPT –Alyssa Van LanenThe second round of the Waco Annual Charity Open turned into the final round early on Friday so the stakes on moving day were much higher. Another 2-under par 62 gave Eveliina Salonen her first win of 2020,...

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Salonen Out Front At WACO

Salonen Out Front At WACO

Eveliina Salonen. Photo: DGPT –Alyssa Van LanenAs the rest of the sports world ground to a halt, the Disc Golf Pro Tour and Waco Annual Charity Open got round 1 underway in Texas. On her first competitive round in Waco, Eveliina Salonen set the pace for the Open...

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PDGA Suspends Majors, Elite Series Through April

PDGA Suspends Majors, Elite Series Through April

The Professional Disc Golf Association has suspended all Majors and Elite Series events — National Tour events, Disc Golf Pro Tour events, and Euro Tour events — through April due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. The following events are...

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McBeth Only Player Double-Digits Under Par In Waco

McBeth Only Player Double-Digits Under Par In Waco

Brodie Smith. Photo: DGPT –Alyssa Van LanenAs the rest of the sports world ground to a halt, the Disc Golf Pro Tour and Waco Annual Charity Open got round 1 underway in Texas. Paul McBeth picked up where he left off and shot the only round double digits under...

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The Latest on the Coronavirus Impact on Disc Golf

This article is being updated daily with the latest information about coronavirus-related impacts on disc golf tournaments, leagues, and players. Contact discgolf@ultiworld.com with additional news or information. March 12 – There have been no further updates...

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Still Plenty Of Challenge To Changed Waco

If Paul McBeth shoots another 18-under par at this year's Waco Annual Charity Open, it'll come on a par-64 layout instead of last year's 67. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen The Beast at Brazos is back.  The Waco Annual Charity Open, the second stop on the Disc Golf Pro...

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Brodie Smith Is Good Theater

Brodie Smith Is Good Theater

Brodie Smith has given me lots to think about. His foray into disc golf spawned some very compelling questions, the type of questions that make ideal fuel for spirited sports talk. Naturally, as an Ultiworld Disc Golf columnist, I have answers, and possibly even some...

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PDGA Radio Episode 97: Sarah Hokom

Sarah Hokom chats about her winning start to the season in Thailand on this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Waco week brings plenty to talk about on PDGA Radio! Steve and Sara open the show by discussing the PDGA’s guidance related to the...

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How To Follow the 2020 Waco Annual Charity Open

The Disc Golf Pro Tour hugs the Brazos River this weekend at the Waco Annual Charity Open in Waco, Texas. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen The second stop of the 2020 Disc Golf Pro Tour is the Waco Annual Charity Open presented by Prodigy Disc. The action kicks off Thursday,...

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A Disc Golf Journey

A Disc Golf Journey

The author stands proudly next to the course sign at Milan Disc Golf Course in Milan, Tenn. Beginnings Although I am a Professional Disc Golf Association member and have been since 2005, I am in no way, shape, or form a professional disc golfer. My rating is 865...

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Brodie Smith Makes WACO Feature Card

Brodie Smith WACO Feature Card The live MPO  feature card for round 1 of the Waco Annual Charity Open got a little more interesting as the Disc Golf Pro Tour announced the Brodie Smith would be rounding out the foursome. WACO will be Smith’s first DGPT...

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Coronavirus Statement From PDGA

Coronavirus Statement From PDGA

The PDGA released its guidance regarding COVID-19 Friday afternoon. “For the time being, and until further notice, the PDGA’s 2020 Major, Elite Series, and Euro Tour events will continue as planned. PDGA will not prohibit tournaments from taking place, nor...

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Weekend Watch: March 6-8

A quick look around the PDGA schedule at notable players and tournament plans this weekend. 18th Annual Crush on the Concho The first of the off-week tournaments that draw big crowds of pros on the roads between Elite Series events, the Crush is only a B-tier but will...

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PDGA Women’s Global Event Returns May 9

Women and girls worldwide are encouraged to participate in the PDGA Women's Global event on May 9, 2020. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen If it’s an even year, that means the world’s largest women’s disc golf happening is on the way. The PDGA Women’s...

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2021 PDGA National Tour Now Open To Bid Process

Spectators line the Emporia Country Club pond at the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open, a PDGA National Tour staple since 2015. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Think your event has what it takes to join the big leagues? Now is your chance to prove it. The Professional Disc Golf...

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Heimburg Ousts McMahon For Memorial Win

Just as he did in 2019, Calvin Heimburg kicked off the 2020 PDGA Elite Series with a win. This time, it was at the Memorial Championship. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Calvin Heimburg knows how to start the year right. The 24-year-old Floridian won The Memorial...

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Pierce Distances Herself With All-Time Great Performance

Paige Pierce continues to make headlines as she races towards a record-extending seventh win at The Memorial Championships. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Paige Pierce made history Saturday, shooting the second-highest rated round of all time on a course with an SSA of...

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LVC: What We Learned In The Desert

LVC: What We Learned In The Desert

Photo: Wildhorse Golf ClubUltiworld Disc Golf’s coverage of the 2020 Las Vegas Challenge is presented by Innova Discs; all opinions are those of the authors.  The Las Vegas Challenge was a birdie (or better!) battle from start to finish. There were so...

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Pierce Fierce In 1021-Rated Memorial Opener

Five-time PDGA World Champion Paige Pierce acknowledges the gallery after scorching her way through the back nine at Fountain Hills. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen. Paige Pierce’s 2020 Disc Golf Pro Tour season got off to an inconspicuous start, but after 18...

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From Ultimate to Disc Golf: Making The Leap [Pt. 1]

The author putting on an elevated basket. Photo: Dan NeyToday marks the official start of the 2020 professional disc golf tour at The Memorial in Arizona. So we are taking the occasion to launch a new series on learning to play disc golf as an ultimate player. Not...

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PDGA Radio Episode 95: Eagle McMahon

Eagle McMahon joins this week's episode of PDGA Radio for his first interview of 2020. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen The 2020 season is about to be officially underway! Steve and Sara recap the Las Vegas Challenge on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, complete with...

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Nate Sexton, Catrina Allen Claim Vegas Titles

Nate Sexton. Photo: John Hollingshead, Dynamic DiscsUltiworld Disc Golf’s coverage of the 2020 Las Vegas Challenge is presented by Innova Discs; all opinions are those of the authors.  You can bet on this: this season is going to be a fun one. Catrina...

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WATCH: Garrett Gurthie Aces 432′ Par 4

Today at the Las Vegas Challenge, Garrett Gurthie capped off the day’s hot round with a jaw-dropping hole-in-one on the 432′ par four 7th on the Innova Champion Course. Check it out, courtesy of GK Pro: Garrett Gurthie Ace The post WATCH: Garrett Gurthie...

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Sexton, Salonen Claim Early Leads In Las Vegas

Nate Sexton. Photo: Enio Ansio, Disc Golf World TourUltiworld Disc Golf’s coverage of the 2020 Las Vegas Challenge is presented by Innova Discs; all opinions are those of the authors.  Hot hands deal early in Sin City. There’s no room this year...

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