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PDGA Radio Episode 114: Todd Lion

PDGA Events Coordinator stops by this week's podcast. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Steve and Sara check in on the latest news on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, including results from the PDGA Elections (2:40) and the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s enhanced mask...

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PDGA Radio Episode 113: Eagle McMahon

Eagle McMahon chats about his surprised reaction to the DGLO finish and much more on this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen | Disc Golf Pro Tour National Disc Golf Day is on the way! Steve and Sara chat about this weekend’s celebration and...

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National Disc Golf Day Returns With Virtual Tournament

2020 hasn’t exactly gone as planned, right? But we’re hoping to bring the spirit back a bit this weekend with another annual installment of our favorite celebration: National Disc Golf Day, which takes place on Saturday, August 1. And to make up for some...

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Last Week To Vote In The PDGA Elections

As we come down the home stretch of this year's PDGA Elections season, here's some good news: nearly 10,000 disc golfers have cast their vote to pick two new members of the PDGA Board of Directors and a slew of State and Provincial Coordinators.  As of press...

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The New Normal for Running PDGA-Sanctioned Tournaments

See those trusty scoreport cards? Maybe you don't need them. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Like most tournament directors, I learned the basics of the trade from a previous TD, who in turn learned it from an earlier TD. We’ve all added our own tips and tricks along...

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How To Watch Discraft's Great Lakes Open

Kevin Jones tees off at the 2019 DGLO, where he tied for second palce. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen A long-time staple known for its ski-slope elevation and limited time in the ground each summer, Milford, Mich.'s Kensington Toboggan Metropark course was plenty famous...

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5 Common Mistakes To Avoid At Your First PDGA Tournament

Improve your first PDGA tournament exprience by avoiding these five common mistakes. Photo: PDGA Tour Everyone makes mistakes, especially as they are learning a new craft. But for those who want shorten the learning curve when making the transition to...

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PDGA Radio episode 112: Ellen Widboom

Ellen Widboom joins the podcast for the first time this week. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Ellen Widboom stops by PDGA Radio this week to chat about how she is adjusting to life back on the road, fake bacon, and if she misses her former career in the military (15:00)....

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Participation Trending Upward At Election's Midway Point

All of the ballots have officially been sent. Now, we're just waiting for more to be returned. After two weeks of the month-long PDGA Elections, 7,103 members have cast their votes to help select the next two members of the PDGA Board of Directors, as...

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Kids Disc Golf Tip: Engage The Lower Body With Jump Putts

Kids Disc Golf Tip: Engage The Lower Body With Jump Putts

Generating power from the lower body is one of the most crucial elements in an effective putting technique. Photo: PDGA Media Like many parents, I have recently found myself with more time than ever to bring my kids to the disc golf course. It has proven to...

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3 Weeks Left To Vote In The PDGA Elections

Well, PDGA members, we have good news, and we have bad news. Which one do you want first? Being an optimist, we’ll start with the good news: Just under a week into our 2020 PDGA Board of Directors Elections, 5,369 members have cast ballots to help drive the...

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How To Follow The Silver Cup

The iconic Silver Creek Park lighthouse will be on display at this weekend's Silver Cup. Photo: UDisc With a field this deep, you might mistake the Silver Cup for a PDGA Elite Series event. As a Disc Golf Pro Tour Silver Series event, it's pretty close. More than 130...

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PDGA Radio Episode 111: Paige Pierce

Paige Pierce comes off back-to-back wins for a wide-ranging interview on PDGA Radio. Photo: Disc Golf Pro Tour | AV Disc Golf Steve and Sara break down the action from the Preserve Championship, including how the course fared (7:45), trivia on Nikko Locastro’s last...

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Locastro Prevails For Gutsy Preserve Victory

Nikko Locastro hoists The Preserve Championship trophy Sunday in Clearwater, Minn. Photo: Disc Golf Pro Tour | AV Disc Golf As he stood on the 18th green Sunday afternoon at the Preserve Championship with 25 feet between him and victory, it was fair to wonder where...

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PDGA Elections Are Underway

Ballots are now going out for the 2020 PDGA Board of Directors and State/Provincial Coordinators elections. Please check your email inbox for a message titled "Vote Now in the 2020 PDGA Elections" from [email protected].  Please note that it...

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PDGA Radio Episode 110: Noah Meintsma

Noah Meintsma joins the podcast on the heels of a top-five showing at the Dynamic Discs Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Steve and Sara break down all the action from the Dynamic Discs Open, including thoughts on Sara’s FPO standout (7:40), Paul McBeth’s...

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McBeth Holds On For Dramatic, Windswept DDO Win

Sunday gave him a test, but Paul McBeth walked away with the Dynamic Discs Open title. Photo: Bobby Brown | Dynamic Discs In Emporia, it’s never over until it’s over. Paul McBeth looked unbeatable in the early goings Sunday afternoon at the Country Club....

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McBeth, Pierce Continue DDO Dominance

Paige Pierce has a comfortable lead heading into Sunday's final at the Dynamic Discs Open. Photo: Bobby Brown | Dynamic Discs You know how the adage goes: “It’s better to be lucky than good.” Well, on a day when Paul McBeth continued to be very, very...

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McBeth, Pierce Pace Early DDO Returns

Paul McBeth jumped out to a day one lead at the Dynamic Discs Open. Photo: Juan Luis Garcia | JomezPro If Offseason 2.0 resulted in rust for players on the Disc Golf Pro Tour, Paul McBeth and Paige Pierce seemed to have the antidote. After a three-month hiatus, the...

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PDGA Radio: 2020 Elections Special

We tracked down 15 of the 17 PDGA Board of Directors candidates for three special episodes of PDGA Radio. Steve Hill chats with each of the contenders about their vision for the organization’s next five years, how they can differentiate themselves from the other...

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How To Watch The 2020 Dynamic Discs Open

PDGA Elite Series play resumes this weekend with the third stop of the 2020 Disc Golf Pro Tour, The Dynamic Discs Open. Competition will take place from June 26-28 with feature and lead card coverage broadcast live on the Disc Golf Network. Coverage will begin at 2...

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PDGA Radio Episode 109: Paul McBeth

Paul McBeth joins PDGA Radio ahead of the 2020 pro season's official restart. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen The Disc Golf Pro Tour is back, which means we’ve got to have the best pro in the game on PDGA Radio! Paul McBeth joins the show to talk offseason 2.0, the...

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DGPT Returns With Dynamic Discs Open

Chris Dickerson tees off at the 2019 Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open. Pro disc golf returns to the Emporia Country Club this weekend for the Dynamic Discs Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen The PDGA Elite Series is back in action this week with the return of the Disc Golf...

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PDGA Radio Episode 108: Throw Canada

Prince Edward Island is the focus of the new documentary Throw Canada. Photo: Brian Guice A new documentary takes center stage on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. First, Steve and Sara chat about the latest news on PDGA World Championship points...

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PDGA Radio Episode 107: Madison Walker

Madison Walker joins this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Steve and Sara discuss the PDGA’s statement on BIPOC outreach (2:20) and why they think some disc golf stakeholders are hesitant to address social unrest (6:10) on this week’s...

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Women’s National Championship Returns As 2020 Major

Paige Pierce tees during round one of the 2019 United States Disc Golf Championship. A full Open Women's field will join the tournament this year for the 2020 Women's National Disc Golf Championship. Photo: Eino Ansio In 1999 and 2000, the Women’s National Disc...

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16 Courses. 4 Months. 1 Island Dream.

Scenic views abound on Åland, where travelers will soon be able to flock for a flurry of disc golf activity. Photo: DiscGolfPark It sounds like the stuff disc golf dreams are made of: Sixteen disc golf courses packed into an archipelago half the size of...

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PDGA Radio Episode 106: Cale Leiviska

Cale Leiviska talks course design and much more in his PDGA Radio debut. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Pro disc golf is almost back! Steve and Sara break down the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s restart plans on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, including the...

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PDGA Radio Episode 105: Worlds Updates

Spectators are just one part of the equation in determining if PDGA World Championships can take place this year. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Steve and Sara check in with the latest sanctioning updates (3:39) and ponder the status of this year’s PDGA World...

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‘Everyone Was Pretty Relieved To Be Out There’

Competitors maintained their distance at Bluff Out the Back, a C-Tier in West Point, Utah, that marked the return of PDGA-sanctioned play. Photo: Shawn Swapp After the coronavirus pandemic caused a two-month hiatus that canceled or postponed 645 events, 36 eager...

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PDGA Radio Episode 104: Set Phasers To 'Sanction'

Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Steve and Sara share some good news on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio! The hosts outline the PDGA’s process for a phased reinstatement of sanctioning and discuss how various regions might be impacted (00:35). Discmania CEO Jussi...

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Work On Your Game Now With These 5 Principles

Seth Munsey (back) helps Eagle McMahon prepare before a tournament. Courtesy photo By J. Branden Garland, DC, CCSP and Seth Munsey, CSCS We find ourselves in an unprecedented time. For many of us, this has been the longest stretch of time without disc golf in memory....

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PDGA Radio Episode 103: Responsible Recreation

Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen PDGA Board of Directors President Justin Menickelli joins the show to chat about getting back on the course for responsible, recreational play and to share insights about what changes he thinks are coming to tournaments. Later, Sara shares the...

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Candidates Sought For 2020 PDGA Board Of Directors Election

Candidates Sought For 2020 PDGA Board Of Directors Election

You've been a competitive disc golfer for some time, an active member in your local scene who has helped make a difference. You know what it's like to put in the hours for the sport you love, trying to shepherd it into the future while recognizing its rich history....

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PDGA Radio Episode 102: Eric McCabe

2010 PDGA World Champion Eric McCabe joins this week's podcast. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen 2010 PDGA World Champion Eric McCabe joins this week’s episode of PDGA Radio! The Emporia, Kansas, native chats about managing pro players on the Dynamic Discs/Latitude...

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A Tour For Amateurs

A Tour For Amateurs

Disc golf's largest all-amateur tour is back for 2020 with a new name, and a larger target audience. Photo: Synthya Feldberg The National Amateur Disc Golf Tour (NADGT), formerly the Next Generation Tour, will keep many of the features that have made the series a...

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Salvaging The Spirit

Normally a week-ending staple, the Glass Blown Open Block Party goes online in 2020. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen This should be the busiest week of the year in Emporia, Kansas. The wait at Do-B’s should be at least 45 minutes — but that just buys you time to...

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PDGA Radio Episode 101: Virtual GBO

The Granada Theatre in Emporia, Kansas. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Steve and Sara briefly diverge the show into Running Radio before discussing the latest updates to PDGA sanctioning and events (6:50). 2016 PDGA Tournament Director of the Year Doug Bjerkaas joins...

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A Bassist Seeks Birdies

When he's not on stage with his bass guitar, musician Barry Knox (left) of Parmalee can be found out on the disc golf course. Photo: Parmalee Music. Let’s face it: Even with disc golf’s rapid growth over the past decade and all of the new sponsorship deals...

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Saving Lives For A Living

Angelo Mascia, left, with his fellow WeDGE members Dan Trauger, David Kimmelman, Derek Stoltenberg, and Rob Worrell. Courtesy photo The term “hero” has taken on new meaning these days. Some say it’s the woman delivering your order from Amazon or...

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Stay Sharp At Home: Physical and Mental Conditioning

Madison Walker has battled a string of injuries but has used visualization and breathing strategies to come back stronger. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for many, forcing millions on stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of the novel...

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PDGA Radio Episode 100: Simon Lizotte

Simon Lizotte helps the hosts celebrate their 100th episode of PDGA Radio with a wide-ranging interview. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Steve and Sara celebrate episode 100 of PDGA Radio with special guest Simon Lizotte! The human highlight reel joins the show to chat about...

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Stay Sharp At Home: Drives and Approaches

Simon Lizotte gives his tips for breaking down your driving form, including when to grab the right freeze frames. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for many, forcing millions of people on stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of this...

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Stay Sharp At Home: Putting

A.J. Risley offers his intentional putting practice as a strategy disc golfers can employ away from the course. Photo: Eino Ansio The COVID-19 pandemic has upended life for many, forcing millions of people on stay-at-home orders to stop the spread of this novel...

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Scott Stokely Has Layers

Scott Stokely Has Layers

Scott Stokely has been touring and teaching disc golf professionally since the early 1990s, seen here with student John Rubio at TC Jester Disc Golf Park, Houston, TX. Photo: Michelle Deering, Michellustrations Photo & Design.  Scott Stokely may be the...

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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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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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