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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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DGPT Still Targeting July Restart

2018 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship winner Sarah Hokom. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – DGPTAs states around the country begin to emerge from their coronavirus lockdowns, disc golf courses have been some of the first things to reopen. The Disc Golf Pro Tour is...

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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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From Ultimate to Disc Golf: Fresh Plastic [Pt. 4]

This is part four in our series on learning to play disc golf as an ultimate player. The series is presented by Innova Discs, the Choice of Champions!  Winter was upon us and we had lost daylight savings, so weekday golf was at an end. We were still...

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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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Music City Open NT Canceled

Updated with PDGA comment. Music City Open organizers announced on the Music City Podcast this week that the PDGA National Tour finale, scheduled for September 25-27 in Nashville, Tennessee, was being canceled for 2020. Those registered for the NT were given the...

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From Ultimate to Disc Golf: A Course, Of Course [Pt. 3]

This is part three in our series on learning to play disc golf as an ultimate player. The series is presented by Innova Discs, the Choice of Champions! We put the series on hiatus for the last two months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but with disc golf...

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It Was A Big Week For Disc Golf Music

Marc Rebillet Disc Golf Song We may not be getting a ton of tournament coverage but the internet came through last week with three of the best disc golf related musical moments in recent memory. First off, if you aren’t familiar with Marc Rebillet then...

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1000-Foot Throw? Tristan Tanner Goes To Work

Tristan Tanner Throws More Than 1000 Feet On a breezy day in Colorado, Tristan Tanner went out into a field and did something big. According to Tanner and his UDisc stats, the up-and-comer was able to max out a driver at 1,019 feet, just 90 feet shy of David Wiggins...

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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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Does Jomez Make The Player, Or Do Pros Drive Video Views?

Does Jomez Make The Player, Or Do Pros Drive Video Views?

Photo: JomezProDisc golf media popularity has reached an all-time high. Not only are more individual viewers tuning into the tournament coverage, but more and more production channels are popping up, giving way to a broad selection of events to watch beyond the major...

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2020 European Open Canceled

The European Open today announced that the 2020 event has been canceled. The PDGA Major, originally scheduled for mid-July, was previously postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. “We are no longer looking for a later date for the event in 2020, and...

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3 Irreplaceable Discs In My Bag: GK Pro’s Bobby Cox

3 Irreplaceable Discs In My Bag: GK Pro’s Bobby Cox

Throughout my six years of playing disc golf, it’s safe to say I’ve lost a tremendous number of discs. Either by throwing them in the water or just leaving them around on the course. There’s a ton of discs that have similar flight patterns to each...

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Who Is The Best Juggler On The Disc Golf Tour?

@callie_mcmorran_64751♬ Wraith – Y2K Remix – Ro Ransom Who is the best juggler on the disc golf tour? A week ago the clear answer would have been James Conrad, but after Callie McMorran posted the video above we are maybe rethinking it. Can anyone...

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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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Alternatives To Your Regular Disc Golf Fix

Alternatives To Your Regular Disc Golf Fix

  One of the most underappreciated benefits of disc golf is accessibility. Not only are most courses free (or close to it), you can play pretty much whenever you want. Need a disc golf fix? Just show up and tee off. When you can get as much as you want of a game...

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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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Why It Took Me 10 Years To Try Disc Golf

Why It Took Me 10 Years To Try Disc Golf

I grew up around Frisbees and all manner of off-brand variations, including flying rings and giant-sized fabric discs. For me and my siblings, they all definitively fell into the category of “yard toys.” It was in college that Frisbee took on a different...

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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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What We’ve Learned Being On The Disc Golf Tour Circuit

What We’ve Learned Being On The Disc Golf Tour Circuit

Bobby Cox of GK Pro on the things you quickly get the hang of while living on the road and filming disc golf full-time. Growing up in Tulsa, Oklahoma, I’ve always been a city boy. Never really went camping, never been hunting, and didn’t catch a fish until...

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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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Watch People React To Disc Golf For The First Time

Disc Golf Reactions If you’re going to get introduced to disc golf through a YouTube reaction video, it’s probably smart to watch an ace compilation like Country and Snappa. It’s easy to be wary of content like this, but it seems like both...

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2019 Disc Of The Year: P Model S

2019 Disc Of The Year: P Model S

After coming in a close second to the Discraft Luna in the initial round of 2019 Disc of the Year voting, the Ace Line P Model S from Prodigy Disc ran away with the final tally between the putters collecting 67% of the championship vote. From Prodigy: The P Model...

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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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Draft Day: Build-A-Bag Edition

Draft Day: Build-A-Bag Edition

We put four writers in a Slack room together with a (relatively) basic set of rules. Assemble a 10 disc golf bag of your choosing. The writers would be putting this bag together via a snake draft, and once a mold was chosen it was unavailable for selection by the...

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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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It’s Luna vs. P Model S For 2019 Disc Of The Year

It’s Luna vs. P Model S For 2019 Disc Of The Year

After the initial round of voting for the 2019 Disc Release of the Year, two molds emerged as the clear front runners to be promoted to a final round of ballots. Discraft’s Luna led the voting with 34.31% of the vote, and the P Model S from Prodigy’s ACE...

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Tournament Throwback: An Aerial Arkansas Assault

Simon Lizotte, left, and Ricky Wysocki at the 2017 Jonesboro Open. Photo: DGPTIn A Different World without a global pandemic, the Disc Golf Pro Tour is coming off a month-long break and starting the third tour event at The 2020 Jonesboro Open in Arkansas. This place...

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A Quick History Of GK Pro

Photo: GK ProThis is the first Ultiworld Disc Golf contribution from video production crew GK Pro. “A Quick History” is adapted from an original post on GKProDisc.com. January of 2016 offered an entire new beginning for friends Gabe Dao and Kristopher...

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PDGA Furloughs More Than Half Of Staff

PDGA Furloughs More Than Half Of Staff

The PDGA announced today that effective immediately the organization would be reducing its staff by more than 50%. “I have always said we have the best staff around, and that has been reinforced throughout this whole process,” PDGA Board of Directors...

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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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Video: How To Make A Flight Tracker For Disc Golf

How To Make A Disc Golf Flight Tracker Jamie Thomas gets out from behind the mic1 and into Adobe After Effects to show you how to make your disc golf video content pop with a disc flight tracker. Go step-by-step in an easily digestible format to learn the art of the...

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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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Disc Golf Mount Rushmore

Disc Golf Mount Rushmore

After taking nominations for a disc golf Mount Rushmore, the readers have spoken and elected an inaugural four person class to be etched in internet stone for all eternity. Or until we do this competition again. Ken Climo led the voting gaining 21% of all votes,...

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Tournament Throwback: Silent Spring Forester

Tournament Throwback: Silent Spring Forester

The current suspension of competitive disc golf has been a tough, necessary result of an ongoing global pandemic. Having the EuroTour opener delayed is very low on the list of priorities right now, but it doesn’t mean we aren’t bummed to be missing it....

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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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Vote: 2019 Disc Release Of The Year

Vote: 2019 Disc Release Of The Year

After a months-long process tracking sales, flight charts, reviews, top pro recommendations, and throwing, we’ve effectively narrowed down the 75 or so discs released in 2019 to a formidable list of contenders for the best new general release disc of the year....

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No Changes Yet For 2020 Pro Worlds

No Changes Yet For 2020 Pro Worlds

A slight glimmer of hope for an on-schedule Pro Worlds came from the PGA Tour today, as the ball golf organizer announced that it still hopes to host the Charles Schwab Challenge on May 21st as a restart to the Tour. As the PDGA continues to push back majors on its...

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Dream 18 On Tour – 2019 Edition: Back 9

Dream 18 On Tour – 2019 Edition: Back 9

Through the front 9 of this Dream 18 round, you’ve already played 6,928 feet of course and have yet to encounter a Par 3 hole. For our purposes, let’s pretend there’s a dream bar, or a dream convenience store on this dream property. Go order yourself...

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Choose Your Four People For A Disc Golf Mount Rushmore

Choose Your Four People For A Disc Golf Mount Rushmore

We opened the nomination process for four figures to adorn a disc golf Mount Rushmore and you responded. Now it’s time to pick the four to be etched into stone for all eternity. Below is every person who received at least 3 nominations from readers. Choose up to...

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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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Organizing Central America’s Largest Disc Golf Tournament

Organizing Central America’s Largest Disc Golf Tournament

1st Annual Finca Foresta Open. Photo: BjarnasonSan Diego transplant Chris Leonard runs a resort in Cerros Sands, Belize, where he is currently installing the country´s first public 18 hole disc golf course.  I first became aware of Chris through Instagram,...

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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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Dream 18 On Tour – 2019 Edition: Front 9

Dream 18 On Tour – 2019 Edition: Front 9

There are two things we know to be true about disc golfers. We all drive by that place that “should be a course” during our daily routines – you know that undeveloped section of acreage between two subdivisions, or maybe that forgotten corner of the...

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Who Makes Your Disc Golf Mount Rushmore?

Who Makes Your Disc Golf Mount Rushmore?

If you had to choose four figures from disc golf — past or present — to represent the sport on a Mount Rushmore, who would make the cut? Do you focus on tournament results? Course or equipment innovation? Growing the sport? Now’s your chance to chime...

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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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Inside The Disc Golf Shutdown — And What Might Be Next

Photo: DeLaveaga Disc GolfThe Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder were set for a potential NBA first round playoff preview as the teams jockeyed for seeding in the Western Conference on Wednesday, March 11th. Fans had packed into the arena and the game was moments...

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Andrew Fish Does Not Speak For Anyone, He Advocates

Andrew Fish. Photo: Justin Long – Flex DGAndrew Fish, sponsored by Discraft and Upper Park Designs, boasts a 1027 rating, and has 47 career wins at a mix of A, B, and C-tier tournaments stretching back to 2013. Andrew Fish is one of the few disc golf...

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