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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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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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Eric Oakley Extends Early With Dynamic Discs

Eric Oakley. Photo: USDGCEric Oakley put his name to paper, inking a 1-year extension with Dynamic Discs. The extension is on top of his 3-year agreement from last offseason and keeps him with the Kansas company through the 2022 season. “Oakley brings a lot to...

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First Look At Paul McBeth’s Private Disc Golf Course

Paul McBeth Private Disc Golf Course Preview Paul McBeth has teased his private course in Virginia as recently as a week ago, and while we have seen bits and pieces on social media, Foundation Disc Golf just gave us our biggest preview yet. Foundation’s Zach and...

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Jordan Castro On What Will Be An Interesting Offseason

Jordan Castro at the 2019 Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van LanenJordan Castro has been in the spotlight early in the offseason for what could be considered a…mixed bag…of reasons. On October 30th, Castro announced via Instagram that he would no...

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Presnell Re-Ups With Discraft

Andrew Presnell at 2019 Pro Worlds. Photo: Alyssa Van LanenAndrew Presnell has agreed to a 1-year extension to remain on Discraft’s Elite Team through the 2020 season. “Last offseason I had to learn a new bag,” Presnell told Ultiworld Disc Golf....

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Vote: Ace Of The Fall

With more and more cameras ending up on disc golf courses every year, the number of aces caught on film increases all the time. The votes are in for August’s Ace of the Month and a big overhand shot got the win. You can relive that ace again at the bottom...

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The Definitive Disc Golf Black Friday Deals Guide

Black Friday is the biggest retail day of the year. There are plenty of great deals on discs, gear, accessories, and other assorted items from today throughout the weekend into Cyber Monday. Below is a list of deals! We will be updating this list throughout the...

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The Upshot: Paige Pierce to Discraft, Mailbag, Thanksgiving

Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas react to Paige Pierce’s new deal with Discraft and what it means for the FPO division. Later, they open up some listener mail and give thanks during this holiday week. The Upshot: Paige Pierce to Discraft, Mailbag, Thanksgiving...

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The Inside Line: Madison Walker

A conversation with Madison Walker about designing courses for professional women. The Inside Line: Madison Walker You can contact Mahmoud at theinsideline@ultiworld.com. Note: You can follow Ultiworld and The Inside Line on Spreaker. The...

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On Collecting…

Photo: Marshall Street Disc GolfI live about an hour and fifteen minutes from Marshall Street, which is a good thing. It means that I can get up there any time I need to, but it’s far enough away that I won’t find myself wandering in on a random Tuesday...

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Paige Pierce Signs Multiyear Deal With Discraft

Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – PDGAPaige Pierce, the world’s highest rated female player, has signed a multiyear sponsorship deal with Discraft, bringing her back to the company that sponsored her early in the decade. The blockbuster signing comes just days...

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The Upshot: Paige Pierce, Dodge Op-Ed, Madison Walker

Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss Paige Pierce’s departure from Dynamic Discs and what it means for her and the company. They also touch on other player extensions before digging into Steve Dodge’s op-ed calling for the PDGA to suspend the...

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Hailey King Promoted To Discraft Elite Team

Hailey King at the 2019 USWDGC. Photo: Alyssa Van LanenHailey King is joining Adam Hammes in receiving a bump up in support to Discraft’s Elite Team for the 2020 season. “I’m ecstatic for the Elite Team promotion,” King said. “This year...

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SmashboxxTV Returns For 2020 DGPT Live Duties

Terry Miller of SmashBoxxTV on location. Photo: DGPTDisc Golf Pro Tour Tour Director Jeff Spring announced on the SmashboxxTV podcast Tuesday that Smashboxx has been contracted to handle livestreaming duties for the tour’s 11 premier events, including both the...

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2-Year Discraft Extension For Adam Hammes

Adam Hammes at the 2019 HOFC. Photo: Alyssa Van LanenA successful first year with a Discraft sponsorship leads Adam Hammes to sign a 2-year extension with the Michigan manufacturer. He will be with the company through the 2021 season. “Discraft is unmatched in...

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Chris Clemons, Dynamic Discs Agree To 3-Year Extension

Chris Clemons, Dynamic Discs Agree To 3-Year Extension

Chris Clemons. Photo: USDGCAfter a strong finish to the 2019 season, Chris Clemons has agreed to a 3-year sponsorship extension with Dynamic Discs to keep him with the company through 2022. Clemons raised his rating nine points over the season to a career-high 1026...

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The PDGA Should Suspend The National Tour

Steve Dodge. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – PDGAThe PDGA National Tour was a great idea when it was introduced in 2003. Take the best A-tier events, put them into a cohesive tour, encourage media coverage through a public relations firm, and raise the bar for our...

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Paige Pierce Leaves Dynamic Discs Sponsorship Early

Paige Pierce Leaves Dynamic Discs Sponsorship Despite a 3-year sponsorship extension last offseason, Paige Pierce and Dynamic Discs are ending their agreement early. “I need to step away from Dynamic Discs. That’s hard for me to say,” Pierce says in...

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Flight Numbers: Is It Better To Be Lucky Or Good?

The 2019 disc golf season is behind us, which means it’s time for us to look back and figure out which players had the best season. I am me, so of course that means I am going to do this statistically. However, I’ve measured the statistical best before,...

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Brian Earhart Is Making It Work

Photo: PDGAIt’s a late August afternoon in New England, and the slightest hint of fall is in the air I’m cruising along 495 North approaching the Mass Pike, heading from my 9-5 on Cape Cod to meet up with Brian Earhart to play a casual round at Maple Hill...

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The Inside Line: The Oasis At Warwick

A discussion with longtime course designer Dan Doyle about the joys and struggles of having a course in your backyard. Guest: Dan Doyle The Inside Line: The Oasis at Warwick You can contact Mahmoud at theinsideline@ultiworld.com. Note: You can...

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A Brief History Of Nikko Locastro’s Sponsorships

Nikko Locastro. Photo: USDGCWith today’s news of Nikko Locastro’s move to Westside Discs for the 2020 season, we take a look back at one of the sport’s more unusual sponsor histories. Locastro has eschewed the traditional primary disc sponsor...

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Highlight: Juliana Korver Ace At Phoenix Ladies Open

Juliana Korver Ace Juliana Korver won the Masters division at the 14th Annual Phoenix Ladies Open by 13 strokes, and she added an exclamation on the W with the picture-perfect ace. Korver was able to run the pin with no hesitation as the basket sat perched on a...

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PDGA National Tour Media Agreements Finalized For 2020

Photo: JomezPro The PDGA announced post-produced media coverage for the 2020 PDGA National Tour this week, with video stalwarts Jomez Pro and Central Coast Disc Golf handling Open lead card and Open Women lead card action, respectively, and Gatekeeper Media joining...

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The Upshot: Hot Stove Season, Drew Gibson

Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas talk college disc golf and the start of the 2020 offseason hot stove. Drew Gibson stops by for an interview about his new Infinite Discs deal (16:18). The Upshot: Hot Stove Season, Drew Gibson You can contact Charlie and Jamie...

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You Own Too Many Discs

Look, I get it. Buying plastic is fun. When the investment is less than $20 it’s pretty easy to justify that limited edition burst disc. And grabbing that special stamp to support a touring player is important in the current pro climate. But listen, what are you...

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Another Year At Latitude 64 For JohnE McCray

JohnE McCray. Photo: Latitude 64JohnE McCray has reupped his partnership with Swedish disc manufacturer Latitude 64 for another year. “I’m super excited to represent Latitude 64° for my sixth year with the company,” McCray said. “Love this...

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Henna Blomroos Leaves Prodiscus

Henna Blomroos at the 2018 European Disc Golf Championship. Photo: Rene WestenbergThe offseason’s biggest free agent may have just announced herself. Finnish standout Henna Blomroos said Wednesday that she would not be continuing her sponsorship with Prodiscus....

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A-Tier Schedule Release Helps Fill In Tour Routes

With the PDGA’s release of currently sanctioned1A-tiers for the upcoming 2020 season, we’re able to start filling in the bye weeks between Disc Golf Pro Tour, PDGA National Tour, and Majors to see where the pros may be battling for an extra payout....

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Highlight: Philo Brathwaite 400+ Foot Ace In Croatia

Philo Brathwaite Croatia Ace Disc Golf Guy Drava Forester Philo Brathwaite was rated almost 40 points higher than any other player at the Drava Forester in Croatia, and if this ace from the final round almost feels like he was just showing off. Teeing off from a...

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2020 Player Sponsorship Tracker

Photo: Jamie ThomasAt the end of every season, players and manufacturers make sponsorship decisions that often cause a domino effect around the disc golf industry. We’ll continue updating player sponsorship news on this page as it becomes available....

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Drew Gibson, Infinite Discs Partner For 2020

Drew Gibson hinted news would be coming soon after announcing his leave from Innova, and he delivered in short order. Gibson is teaming with Infinite Discs as part of a new sponsorship deal. ” I’ll be working with Infinite Discs for the upcoming 2020...

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2-Year Latitude 64 Deal For Rebecca Cox

Rebecca Cox. Photo: Alyssa Van LanenNot even a late season injury could derail Rebecca Cox’s strong end to the year, and the young pro from Ohio has been rewarded with a two year extension from sponsor Latitude 64. ““As a team member, I almost feel...

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The Upshot: 2019 Season In Review [Pres. by Pound Disc Golf]

Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas look back at the 2019 season, the major storylines, the statistical stars, the big winners, and more. Plus, some chatter about where disc golf is headed when top players decide to leave the tour. The Upshot: 2019 Season In Review You...

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Jordan Castro Parts With Dynamic Discs

Jordan Castro. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – DGPTChanges are happening on the Dynamic Discs team and Jordan Castro is the first to announce he will not be retained for the 2020 season. The Minnesotan dropped the news on Instagram Wednesday. “Unfortunately we...

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Drew Gibson Leaving Innova

Photo: @StrangePerspectivesDGDrew Gibson announced on his Instagram that he would not be renewing his sponsorship with Innova Champion Discs going into the 2020 season. ” I have nothing but love for the company and the players on the team,” Gibson said....

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Weekend Rewind: Texas Forever

Photo: Dynamic Discs; HumphriesThe months-long elite series is wrapped for 2019 but there is plenty of quality golf left to be played around the country. Returning to Texas to play the Veterans Park Open, Luke Humphries picked up his biggest win of the season and...

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The Inside Line: Winthrop Arena

A deep dive into the scariest tee shot in professional disc golf. Guests: Paige Pierce, Will Schusterick, Harold Duvall The Inside Line: Winthrop Arena You can contact Mahmoud at theinsideline@ultiworld.com. Note: You can...

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2020 PDGA National Tour Schedule

Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – PDGAThe PDGA National Tour is staying at six events in 2020, but is losing two venues in the process. Texas State Disc Golf Championships will now kickoff the NT series in April, replacing former opener the Las Vegas Challenge. The LVC...

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