2019 Shot Of The Year: Nikko Locastro Albatross

2019 Shot Of The Year: Nikko Locastro Albatross

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 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 image of Nikko Locastro jumping off a tree trunk at the USDGC was...

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Don’t Let The Bad Breaks Break You

Don’t Let The Bad Breaks Break You

Photo: PDGA –Alyssa Van LanenDisc golf is a game of skill. Players with superior skills generally end up with superior scores. But no one is immune to the occasional twist of fate. Stuff happens- even to the best and most cautious players. At least once in every...

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Weekend Watch: February 14-16

Weekend Watch: February 14-16

A quick look around the PDGA schedule at notable players and tournament plans this weekend. 42nd Annual Wintertime Open Presented by Paul McBeth Will presenting sponsor status help Paul McBeth recapture a title he used to win like clockwork? He’s missed out on...

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PDGA Radio Episode 93: World Rankings, Wintertime Open

The proper start to the season is almost here, and we’re ready for it on Jacky Chen Radio -- er, PDGA Radio, that is! Steve and Sara get excited about the up-and-coming Taiwanese player’s 1040-rated debut at the Asia Open (2:35)  before shifting to...

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McBeth, Pierce Remain Atop PDGA World Rankings

Paul McBeth is the top-ranked disc golfer in the world once again. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen The 2019 season was historic for Paul McBeth and Paige Pierce, as the dynamic duo collected their fifth PDGA World Championship titles and PDGA Player of the Year accolades....

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Disc Golf Pro Tour Finalizes Next Day Media Coverage Plan

Last week the Disc Golf Pro Tour finalized its next-day round coverage for the 2020 season. For the most part viewers will get a consistent experience from event to event. JomezPro is lined-up to cover Open lead or feature card for all 10 regular season events and the...

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Who Is Jacky Chen?

All aboard the Jacky Chen Hype Train – details from this weekend's Asia Open (live check in from Taipei).Feel free to share this video with anyone looking for more info on the man of the hour, Jacky Chen. Posted by Terry Miller on Sunday, February 9, 2020 If you...

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Samui Swine Classic Continues To Set The Bar In Asia

Samui Swine Classic Continues To Set The Bar In Asia

Philo Brathwaite wearing his third bacon belt at the 2020 Samui Swine Classic. Photo: Kingsley Flett“Can you give me a precise time you’ll be there,” asked Terry Miller. I laughed, not because I thought “The Disc Golf Guy” was being...

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Is Silence Really Golden?

Is silence taking the joy out of spectating? Photo: Dan "Stork" Roddick This article was originally published in the Winter 2020 issue of DiscGolfer Magazine. OK...I realize that some readers may not love these ideas. I just wanted to get them out there and hope...

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2019 Shot Of The Year: Final Four

2019 Shot Of The Year: Final Four

Ultiworld Disc Golf’s 2019 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. Voters have spoken and we have four winners from our individual Shot of the...

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Winter Rewind 2020

Winter Rewind 2020

It’s been more than three months since the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship in Charlotte, and while some of the world takes a break from tournament play during the “offseason,” high-level golf is still being played. Time to check in on some of the...

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PDGA Radio Episode 92: Chris Clemons

Chris Clemons joins PDGA Radio ahead of his 2020 tour. Photo: Eino Ansio Steve and Sara break down Paige Pierce’s Discraft debut at the Samui Swine Classic VII on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. Were they surprised she didn’t emerge with the win?...

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Announcing The Ultiworld Disc Golf Subscription

Announcing The Ultiworld Disc Golf Subscription

We are excited to announce the launch of Ultiworld Disc Golf’s new subscription, which features a host of benefits for fans of disc golf! From subscriber-only articles to exclusive segments of The Upshot podcast, an UWDG subscription helps you get more insight...

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Video: Sandy Gast Ace At New World

Sandy Gast Throw Pink Ace New World The best way to start a tournament? Acing your first throw. On a temporary layout at New World Disc Golf for the Salty Beaches Throw Pink event, Sandy Gast got a headstart on a title run with a hole in one on the 165-foot opener....

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Isaacs Breaks Through At Hyzenbrownie

Isaacs Breaks Through At Hyzenbrownie

Weston Isaacs at 2020 Hyzenbrownie Open. Photo: Kingsley FlettThe focus of disc golf in Asia traveled 600 miles up the Malay Peninsula, to its narrowest point, and then 50 miles offshore to the east, to the Thai island of Koh Samui for the next two tournaments of the...

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McBeth To Start, End Season Early

Paul McBeth at the 2019 USDGC. Photo: USDGCAfter previously planning on starting his 2020 season in March, a new diagnosis has Paul McBeth returning to the course at this month’s Wintertime Open. The return comes with a catch, however, as it means McBeth is...

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2019 Air Shot Of The Year: Nikko Locastro

2019 Air Shot Of The Year: Nikko Locastro

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. One of the season’s biggest events meets one of the...

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2019 Putt of the Year: Tim Barham

2019 Putt of the Year: Tim Barham

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. One finalist in the Putt of the Year competition was a bit of a controversial...

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IDGC Ice Bowl Sets New Records

Matt Flynn tees off at the 2020 IDGC Ice Bowl. It’s Ice Bowl season, meaning scores of disc golfers nationwide will brave (sometimes) frigid conditions for tournament play with a charitable focus. Though it didn’t live up to the chilly part of its name,...

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Unfilled Orders And No Answers: The Delta Cart Downfall

Unfilled Orders And No Answers: The Delta Cart Downfall

Photo: Delta CartDelta Disc Golf carts debuted in 2015 to positive reviews and grabbed attention when it was seen towed next to pros on tour. World champion Ricky Wysocki put his name behind the product and the cart was hailed for its construction, functionality, and...

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The Upshot: Simon Lizotte, UDisc Co-Founder Matt Krueger

Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas welcome in two guests this week: UDisc co-founder Matt Krueger (2:45) and newly minted YouTube vlog star Simon Lizotte (29:02) for wide-ranging discussions about disc golf, life, and finding fulfillment. The Upshot: Simon Lizotte,...

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PDGA Radio Episode 91: The Big Game

PDGA Radio Episode 91: The Big Game

We're putting Kansas City and San Francisco's disc golf scenes to the test on this week's episode.  Steve and Sara -- well, maybe just Steve -- are ready for the Big Game this weekend on PDGA Radio! The hosts discuss sponsorship news and tournament information...

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Prodigy Extends Teen Breakout Heather Young

Heather Young Prodigy Idlewild Open breakout Heather Young has extended her contract with Prodigy Disc for two seasons, keeping her with the Georgia company through 2021. The deal was first announced in early January. The purple-clad 17-year-old from Knoxville, Tenn....

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Q&A: Finland’s Janne Hirsimäki

Janne HirsimäkiIn a disc golf-crazed country, Janne Hirsimäki is one of the originals. He’s come up through the sport over the past decade yet probably doesn’t register with fans in the States. Ultiworld caught up with Hirsimäki before his...

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On The Pro Tours, Basket Size Doesn’t Matter

On The Pro Tours, Basket Size Doesn’t Matter

Where do you stand on The Great Debate about basket size on the pro tour? The subject has been debated extensively – on YouTube in 2018 via a Disc Golf Pro Tour roundtable, more recently in a PDGA magazine article by course design guru John Houck, and in...

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Hard Work Paying Off As Singapore Scene Continues To Grow

Dass Mohan at the 2020 Singapore Sling. Photo: Kingsley FlettSINGAPORE – You would have to look long and hard to find anyone in Singapore being slothful. It is one of the most industrious places on earth. The island city/state has had to scrap, hard, right from...

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Rothstein, Hengeveld Join PDGA Marketing Staff

Rothstein, Hengeveld Join PDGA Marketing Staff

Matthew Rothstein (left) and Dennis Hengeveld are new faces at the Professional Disc Golf Association. Courtesy photos The Professional Disc Golf Association continues to enhance its staff as the organization keeps up with the demands of a 50,000-strong membership...

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Universal Play Is Introducing Disc Golf To Thousands

Photos: UPlayDGLast year was busy for Zoe AnDyke. In addition to competing in 18 PDGA-sanctioned tournaments, including a B-tier win and two top 10 finishes at National Tour events, the native Oregonian also hosted two separate winter-season putting leagues, other...

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Zoe AnDyke Steps Away From Sponsorship With Dynamic Discs

Zoe AnDyke and Jeremy RuscoIn an effort to dedicate more time toward her non-profit, Universal Play Disc Golf, Zoe AnDyke said she is stepping away from her disc manufacturer sponsorship with Dynamic Discs. “After a lovely and mutually supportive conversation...

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Sonic vs. Rattler Is The Battle We Deserve

View this post on Instagram Got some work in with the new ESP Rattler today. For a 1-speed disc it’s insanely stable but still lands so softly Scroll to the last slide to see my official @garrettgurthie verbal call out. You pick the course, 18 holes of Star...

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MVP Adds Jordan Castro

MVP DISCS JORDAN CASTRO Jordan Castro has picked up a new manufacturer sponsor in MVP Disc Sports for the 2020 season. Castro will be tied with Sias Elmore as the highest-rated player on the MVP roster at 1019. Highlights for Castro in 2019 included a top five finish...

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The Upshot: Brodie Smith, College Disc Golf

Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss Brodie Smith’s splashy entrance into disc golf and what’s next. Later, they talk with Baker Helton about what’s happening in college disc golf (26:32) before talking about the PDGA Players and Rookies of the...

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Stanislaus Amann Added To Team Innova Europe

Stanislaus AmannSurprise 2019 Dutch Open winner Stanislaus Amann has inked his first manufacturer sponsorship with Innova Europe. “I’m very very happy to be able to announce my new sponsor for the next two years,” the Austrian said. “I will be...

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2019 Air Shot Of The Year: Finals

2019 Air Shot Of The Year: Finals

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. We got the best angles and celebration from Nikko Locastro’s...

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2019 Putt Of The Year: Finals

2019 Putt Of The Year: Finals

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. No McBeth, no problem. A Discraft teammate in Tim Barham made the cut,...

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UDisc Merch Shows Up Ringside At UFC Fight…Again

Photo: /u/lowercaselongVegas has become the standard-bearer for unexpected disc golf sightings. Andre Agassi made the most notable impression when spotted out on a Nevada course, and now a ringside spectator at a UFC event has been seen rocking a UDisc hat. Last...

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Is Brodie Smith What Disc Golf Has Been Waiting For?

Photo: Brodie SmithWhen Brodie Smith announced on social media that he had registered with the PDGA and planned to seriously pursue disc golf, the disc golf world went, frankly, nuts.  The 2019-2020 offseason had been, as usual, dominated by news of player...

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Hannah McBeth Joins Discraft

Hannah McBeth at the 2019 USWDGC. Photo: Alyssa Van LanenHannah McBeth has left Innova to join Discraft discs for 2020. “I’m continuing to work on my game and further my career as a professional disc golfer. I will be competing in about 5-6 less...

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Brodie Smith Signs Sponsorship Deal With Discraft

Social media personality and former ultimate frisbee star Brodie Smith announced today that he has signed a sponsorship deal with Discraft after being courted by multiple manufacturers. Brodie Tweet Aside from the occasional crossover trick shot video, Smith had never...

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2019 Ace Of The Year: Chris Dickerson

2019 Ace Of The Year: Chris Dickerson

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. Before we get to Chris Dickerson and his win, let’s give a quick...

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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

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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