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2019 Roller Of The Year: Simon Lizotte

2019 Roller Of The Year: Simon Lizotte

Photo: Marika SalmiUltiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Roller of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. With two of the more memorable rollers of the season...

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Jennings, Humphries Earn Rookie of the Year Honors

Jennings, Humphries Earn Rookie of the Year Honors

Christine Jennings (left) and Luke Humphries have made a successful jump to the next level of competitive disc golf. Photos: Alyssa Van Lanen Making the transition from amateur to professional disc golfer is about more than just clicking a button and registering for a...

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Cameron Messerschmidt Signs With Gateway

Cameron Messerschmidt Gateway Sponsor Cameron Messerschmidt shocked many tour followers by announcing a primary sponsorship with Gateway Disc Sports for the 2020 season. The 24-year-old spent 2019 unsponsored after a spell with Prodigy in 2018. He raised his rating to...

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Pierce, McBeth Snag Player of the Year Crowns

Pierce, McBeth Snag Player of the Year Crowns

Paige Pierce (left) and Paul McBeth are adding more hardware to their trophy cases. Photos: Alyssa Van Lanen The reigning PDGA World Champions can add another notch to those championship belts. Paul McBeth and Paige Pierce earned the PDGA Player of the Year Award for...

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McBeth Sidelined With Walking Boot

It’s not as bad as it could have been, but Paul McBeth will continue to be sidelined to start 2020 while his ankle heals. “A recent MRI revealed the full extent of my injury. Prior to the MRI the doctor suspected an issue with my peroneal tendon,”...

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2019 Air Shot Of The Year: Semifinals

2019 Air Shot Of The Year: Semifinals

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Air Shot of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. Ballots were so tight after the top three that we actually had a tie...

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2019 Putt Of The Year: Semifinals

2019 Putt Of The Year: Semifinals

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Putt of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. Several of the “favorites” didn’t make it past the...

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Calvin Heimburg, Innova Agree On 2-Year Extension

View this post on Instagram 2020 Vision: Presenting the Innova Star Team! “The 2020 Innova Star Team represents the top 14 players on Innova’s extensive roster. These eight men and six women are an extremely talented group ready to take on the world this...

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2019 Ace Of The Year: Finals

2019 Ace Of The Year: Finals

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Ace of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. It all comes down to this. Two competitors have survived three grueling...

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2019 Roller of the Year: Finals

2019 Roller of the Year: Finals

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Roller of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. It all comes down to this. Two competitors have survived three grueling...

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PDGA Radio Episode 89: Missy Gannon

With a new sponsorship from Discraft, Missy Gannon looks ahead to the 2020 season. Photo: Discraft A new year brings a new guest to PDGA Radio! Steve and Sara catch up on player news about Luke Humphries, Austin Hannum, and Henna Blomroos (3:00) before covering the...

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Dustin Keegan Jumps To Discmania

Dustin KeeganDustin Keegan joins the group of players leaving Dynamic Discs this offseason, announcing that he has agreed to a deal with Discmania for 2020. “This is truly full circle for me as they were the first company I ever reached out for a sponsorship...

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Hailey King Is Ready To Conquer In Season Two

Hailey King at the 2019 USWDGC. Photo: Alyssa Van LanenAfter only one full season on tour, Hailey King has proven that you should get used to hearing her name. The Wisconsin native already has 17 career wins to her name at only 18 years of age, and if her 2019 debut...

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Coda Hatfield Joins Discraft

Coda Hatfield Discraft Oklahoma legend Coda Hatfield is making a sponsor change from Westside Discs to Discraft for the 2020 season. GK Productions released a casual round with Hatfield at the N.E. Lions Park in Norman as he tried out a new bag of discs as part of his...

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Grady Shue Leaves Latitude 64

Grady Shue. Photo: Alyssa Van LanenOnly one season into his sponsorship, Grady Shue announced today that he would be parting ways with Latitude 64. “Coming into 2020, there’s a lot going through my head and a lot of changes happening,” Shue said....

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Austin Hannum Extends Contract With Discraft

Photo: European OpenA successful first season with Discraft sees Austin Hannum extending his Elite Team contract for two more seasons, keeping him with the Michigan company through 2021. “This decision was so easy for me and I wouldn’t have it any other...

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2019 Air Shot Of The Year: Opening Round

2019 Air Shot Of The Year: Opening Round

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Air Shot of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. The 2019 professional season was one for the books, filled with shots...

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Ace: Colin Forehand At The Fairhope Jubilee

Colin Forehand Fairhope Jubilee Ace The best name in disc golf got the first pro ace on camera in 2020. Soblue Productions caught Colin Forehand’s ace at the Fairhope Jubilee over the first weekend in January. The Prodigy pro got a nice tree-direction on the...

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2019 Putt Of The Year: Opening Round

2019 Putt Of The Year: Opening Round

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Putt of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. The 2019 professional season was one for the books, filled with shots causing...

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Can Brodie Smith Make A Career In Disc Golf?

For the last week ultimate personality Brodie Smith has been teasing his foray into competitive disc golf which reached a high watermark on New Year’s Eve when he posted a pic with his new PDGA membership card. Side note, I don’t think Smith realizes that...

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Disc Golf Resolutions For 2020

Disc Golf Resolutions For 2020

With 300 feet of utter destruction behind the basket, Kaspar Kallas threads the line between bad luck, and complete disaster. Photo: Bogi BjarnasonWhat do you want to get out of your game in the new year? It’s also a new decade, so the perfect time to make some...

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The Winningest Players of the 2010s

JohnE McCray pulled down 101 victories in the last 10 years. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen During a decade that saw disc golf’s continued growth and exposure to mainstream audiences, we saw, read, and heard plenty about players like Paul McBeth, Paige Pierce, Catrina...

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2019 Ace Of The Year: Semifinals

2019 Ace Of The Year: Semifinals

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Ace of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. Two of the more recent entrants made it to the semifinals, and two aces...

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Decade on Display: PDGA Launches Women’s Global Event

The 2010s saw exponential growth for both disc golf and the PDGA. We’re looking back on a phenomenal 10 years in our Decade on Display series, where we reflect and reminisce about the sport’s successes both on and off the course. Keep an eye out...

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2019 Roller Of The Year: Semifinals

2019 Roller Of The Year: Semifinals

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Roller of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. Five strong candidates advanced to the semifinals of the 2019 Roller of the...

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Decade on Display: McBeth Elevates the Game

Paul McBeth faced a choice at the beginning of the decade: baseball or disc golf. After 10 years, he's blazed a lasting trail in the sport. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen The 2010s saw exponential growth for both disc golf and the PDGA. We’re looking back on a...

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Decade on Display: PDGA Hits 100,000 Members

Decade on Display: PDGA Hits 100,000 Members

The article below was published on October 25th, 2017, a few weeks after then 10-year-old Ryan Quinlan, by the luck of the draw (with help from his dad), became PDGA member #100000. What’s even more remarkable than the chaotic click-race that took place is the...

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Decade on Display: The Albatross

Philo Brathwaite (right) and Central Coast Disc Golf's Ian Anderson were two keys to disc golf's most famous shot.  Professional baseball has the Shot Heard ‘Round the World, Bobby Thomson’s game-winning home run that vaulted the New York Giants to...

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2019 Ace Of The Year: Opening Round Voting

2019 Ace Of The Year: Opening Round Voting

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Ace of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. The 2019 professional season was one for the books, filled with shots causing...

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2019 Roller Of The Year: Opening Round Voting

2019 Roller Of The Year: Opening Round Voting

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 Roller of the Year voting is presented by Friction Gloves; all opinions are those of the author. Check out our review of Friction’s DG Gloves here. The 2019 professional season was one for the books, filled with shots...

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Decade on Display: Pierce Joins King, Korver in 5x Club

Paige Pierce won five world titles during the 2010s and has her eyes on more. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen The 2010s saw exponential growth for both disc golf and the PDGA. We’re looking back on a phenomenal 10 years in our Decade on Display series, where...

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Bill 'Old Man' Wallis: 1946-2019

Bill "Old Man" Wallis (left) and his wife, Mary Ann, in 2017. The disc golf world lost a dedicated husband, father, grandfather, volunteer, and friend, as Bill “Old Man” Wallis, PDGA #6580, passed away peacefully at his home in Illinois yesterday after a...

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Emporia To Host 2021 PDGA Pro Worlds

The PDGA Pro Worlds are returning to Emporia, Kansas for 2021 and also moving back in the calendar to a September tee-off. Today’s announcement of the remaining five PDGA majors for 2021 that would be joining the European Open, United States Disc Golf...

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Midwest or Bust For 2021 PDGA Majors

Peter McBride tees off at the Emporia Country Club during the 2019 Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open. Emporia, Kansas, will host the 2021 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen PDGA Major events are the premier national and international...

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Decade on Display: Schultz Secures Masters Legacy

Photo: Innova Disc Golf In August of 2009, disc golf lost one of its greatest proponents as well as one of the greatest human beings involved in flying disc sports in general after a long battle with Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis. Although he was known by many...

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Henna Blomroos Joins Innova Star Team On 1-Year Deal

The biggest known Open Women’s free agent going into the 2020 season has chosen a sponsor with 19-year-old Henna Blomroos and Innova Discs announcing a 1-year deal Wednesday. Blomroos joins touring partner and fellow Finn Eveliina Salonen on Innova’s Star...

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PDGA Radio Episode 88: Closing Out the Decade

Holy cow, the 2010s have come to an end! Steve and Sara kick off the last PDGA Radio episode of the decade by discussing the PDGA’s new policy on CBD (2:50). After that, it’s on to player news about Catrina Allen and Missy Gannon (6:55), which leads to a...

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Peter McBride Splits With Dynamic Discs

Peter McBride. Photo: Dynamic DiscsThe roster evolution of Team Dynamic Discs continues as Peter McBride announced Monday that he would not be sponsored by the company for 2020. “I am very grateful for all the support and opportunities they provided,”...

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The Upshot: Holiday Season, Disc Shopping

Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas welcome in the holidays on their final standard format show of 2019. Charlie also gets a boatload of disc suggestions for his new bag as the guys go shopping. The Upshot: Holiday Season, Disc Shopping You can contact Charlie and...

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Decade on Display: 2014 Pro Worlds Playoff Showdown

The gallery on the last hole of the final nine before the sudden-death playoff at the 2014 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. The 2010s saw exponential growth for both disc golf and the PDGA. We’re looking back on a phenomenal 10 years in...

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Missy Gannon Joins Discraft, Elite Team

Discraft adds another Open Women’s competitor to its roster by signing Missy Gannon for the 2020 season. Gannon fills in the last spot of the announced Discraft Elite Team for the upcoming year. “The amount of talent on this team is pretty mind blowing and...

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You Can Now Buy Those Roast Beefy Arby’s Discs

Good on Arby’s for coming through for us everyday shills and putting out disc golf merch on the heels of its social media campaign. You can now buy Arby’s stamped discs from Innova, Discraft and Prodigy online and you better believe they are of the beefy...

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2-Year Prodigy Extension For Catrina Allen

2018 Utah Open champion Catrina Allen. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – DGPTGoing into her eighth touring season with the company, Catrina Allen has signed a 2-year extension with Prodigy Disc to keep her with the disc maker through 2021. “Their support over the...

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New Disc Golf Board Game Available On Kickstarter

This article is sponsored by BIRDIE!, the disc golf board game. Looking for that great Christmas gift that no disc golfer has but all disc golfers want? Get them a disc golf board game! We had an opportunity to catch up with Steve Dodge about his new venture, BIRDIE!,...

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Decade on Display: Marco Polo Program

Students weld baskets in Nicaragua, where disc golf has grown with the help of the Marco Polo Program. Photo: Jason Hendrickson The 2010s saw exponential growth for both disc golf and the PDGA. We’re looking back on a phenomenal 10 years in our Decade on Display...

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Vanessa Van Dyken Promoted To Discraft Elite Team

Vanessa Van Dyken. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – PDGAOne year after joining the Discraft women’s team, Vanessa Van Dyken has been promoted to the Elite Team for the 2020 season. “One of my goals for next season is to master the mental aspect of my...

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Full Statement From Jeremy Rusco On Dynamic Discs Concerns

Full statement from Jeremy Rusco. Originally posted to Latitude 64, Westside, and Dynamic Discs fan page and republished with permission from Rusco. It seems like today should be a good time to address some of our recent changes so we’ll spark up this thread in...

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Missy Gannon And Dynamic Discs End Sponsorship

Missy Gannon. Photo: Alyssa Van LanenAfter two and a half years with Dynamic Discs, Missy Gannon will no longer be sponsored by the Kansas company after 2019. “I wore the DD logo with pride on some of the biggest stages we have in our sport and I am so thankful...

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The Upshot: The Effect of Changing Sponsors

Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas talk about the latest player transaction news before discussing the effects of switching bags on players’ games, based on data from the 2019 season. The Upshot: The Effect of Changing Sponsors You can contact Charlie and Jamie...

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PDGA Radio Episode 87: Paige Pierce

Paige Pierce joins PDGA Radio on the heels of a new sponsorship contract with Discraft. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Five-time PDGA World Champion Paige Pierce joins this week’s episode of PDGA Radio to discuss her new sponsorship deal with Discraft, how she and the...

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