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Idlewild Open Preview: Are Those OBs I See?

Will more top-heavy fields limit the break-out stories? August 6, 2020 by Bennett Wineka and Christopher Wiklund in Preview with comments Into the woods we go! During this abbreviated, truncated, and generally mixed up season in the terrible year of 2020, we...

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How To Watch The 2020 Idlewild Open

James Conrad runs it out of the rough at the 2019 Idlewild Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen Since its emergence on the professional scene in 2017, Kentucky's Idlewild Open has served as the de facto entrance into the season's wooded stretch – and it marks that...

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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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Weekend Watch: July 31-August 2

Finland's back at it, and the "best" course in the States gets a showcase July 31, 2020 by Bennett Wineka in Livewire with comments Here’s a quick look around the PDGA schedule at notable players and tournament plans this weekend. Mid America Open – DGPT...

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Niklas Anttila Has Found The Formula For Success

The young Finn is leading the Prodigy Disc Pro Tour heading into this weekend's final event. July 31, 2020 by Ville Mäki in Interview with comments Niklas Anttila at the 2020 Prodigy Disc Pro Tour – Tampere. Photo: Mikko Koskinen Age: 18Career wins: 122018...

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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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PDGA’s Steve Hill Heading to UDisc

Long-time media figure makes another move. July 29, 2020 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with comments Steve Hill. PDGA Media Manager and former Ultiworld Disc Golf editor Steve Hill has accepted a new job at UDisc to serve as the company’s Director of Marketing,...

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Great Lakes Open: Pierce Makes It Two-In-A-Row

Final Round Recap July 27, 2020 by Bennett Wineka in Recap with comments Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – DGPT Some shaky play to start made things a little interesting during the Great Lakes Open final round, but it wasn’t for long as the battles were for the...

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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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Great Lakes Open: McMahon Gets DGPT Win No. 2

Final Round Recap July 27, 2020 by Bennett Wineka in Recap with comments During a birdie or die final round, the Eagle came out on top of a four-man race for the Great Lakes Open title. It was down to the final putt to crown Eagle McMahon the winner Sunday. McMahon,...

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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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Great Lakes Open: Pierce, Heimburg Shoot Hot

Round 1 Recap July 25, 2020 by Bennett Wineka in Recap with comments Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – DGPT It’s a hot weekend in Michigan and the scores are reflecting the weather at the Great Lakes Open. Open Women Paige Pierce picked up where she left off,...

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Weekend Watch: July 24-26

Finland and Estonia host Europe's best July 24, 2020 by Bennett Wineka in Livewire with comments Here’s a quick look around the PDGA schedule at notable players and tournament plans this weekend. Prodigy Disc Pro Tour 2020 – Tampere With a round in the...

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Video: Have You Ever Seen A Bigger Ace Pot?

Ace pot was over $6,000 before getting hit July 23, 2020 by Ultiworld Disc Golf Staff in Livewire with comments After Cale Leiviska was one of many before him to fail, Cory M rang up a massive ace for a $6,261 bounty during league night at Blue Ribbon Pines. Cory...

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Great Lakes Open Preview: Taking On The Toboggan Hills

Recently, Discraft players have dominated in the company's backyard July 23, 2020 by Christopher Wiklund and Jacob Wilkins in Preview with comments The third event of the covid era Elite Series starts up this weekend at the famed Toboggan course in Milford, Michigan....

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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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When Will Paige Pierce Break 1000? A Re-Evaluation

Is the world champ still on pace to reach 1000 by 2022? July 23, 2020 by Aaron Howard in Analysis with comments Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – PDGA With the end of offseason 2.0, Paige Pierce has resumed her dominance over the FPO division, and her new record high...

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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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Video: Sam Lee Ace At The Ashland Open

July 21, 2020 by Bennett Wineka in Livewire with comments Sam Lee Ace One of the Bluegrass state’s finest players rung up an ace at this year’s Ashland Open. Throwing uphill on a 228-foot hole 9 at Armco Park (Blue Course, White Tees) during the first...

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Suomalainen Ihmelapsi: Severi ”The Kid” Saviniemi

Littoisten teini-ikäinen on nopeasti asettunut Euroopan eliitin joukkoon July 20, 2020 by Ville Mäki in Interview with comments Severi Saviniemi at the Prodigy Disc Pro Tour – Turku. Photo: David Sarmas Ultiworld Disc Golf will be publishing this...

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Finland’s New Whiz: Severi ”The Kid” Saviniemi

The teenager from Littoinen has quickly established himself among Europe's elite July 20, 2020 by Ville Mäki in Interview with comments Severi Saviniemi at the Prodigy Disc Pro Tour – Turku. Photo: David Sarmas Ultiworld Disc Golf will be publishing this...

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Weekend Watch: July 17-19

July 17, 2020 by Bennett Wineka in Livewire with comments Here’s a quick look around the PDGA schedule at notable players and tournament plans this weekend. 10th Annual Seviren Lang Memorial In Georgetown, Indiana, 13 1000+ Open players will take on a throwback...

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Your Blueprint For Better Putting

There's still time to reengineer your putting game July 17, 2020 by Jack Trageser in Instruction with comments The key to achieving a goal is to have a plan. A blueprint for success. This is as true for improving athletic performance, including disc golf putting, as...

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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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Is McBeth’s Rating The Result of Inflation?

Inflation is real, but does it explain McBeth's 1062? July 16, 2020 by Aaron Howard in Analysis with comments Photo: USDGC In response to a social media post asking Paul McBeth if he thought his new record rating of 1062 was the result of inflation, McBeth responded...

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Paul McBeth Doesn’t Buy Into Inflated Player Ratings

July 15, 2020 by Ultiworld Disc Golf Staff in Livewire with comments Paul McBeth set another PDGA player ratings record yesterday with the July 2020 update. A user on Facebook asked McBeth if he believed his ratings increase was a result of inflation due to larger...

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Paige Pierce Continues To Set Ratings Records

McBeth also sets new high July 14, 2020 by Bennett Wineka in Livewire with comments Paige Pierce at the 2020 Preserve Championship. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen – DGPT Paige Pierce may not have pulled off the win in Wisconsin over the weekend, but her rating...

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The Silver Cup Overdelivered

Fajkus takes down a thriller in FPO; Wysocki looks dangerous in MPO July 13, 2020 by Bennett Wineka in News, Recap with comments Photo: Lisa Fajkus; Billie Ashton For being a Disc Golf Pro Tour Silver Series event, Silver Cup XX punched above its weight. We knew the...

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UDisc Live’s USDGC Tracker Is Very Good

UDisc Live’s USDGC Tracker Is Very Good

The toggle has revolutionized following the qualifying process for the end of year major Screenshot of UDisc Live’s USDGC Tracker during round 1 of the Dynamic Discs Open. Released for the 2020 season, the UDisc Live “Road to the Championship” USDGC qualification...

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Weekend Watch: July 10-12

Here’s a quick look around the PDGA schedule at notable players and tournament plans this weekend. Prodigy Disc Pro Tour 2020 – Turku The Euro scene continues to bring some big events post-quarantine. The next Prodigy Disc Pro Tour stop in Turku, Finland has 16 Open...

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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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Why You Keep Buying More Discs, According to Science

Four ways collecting discs just means you’re healthy. July 8, 2020 by Ryan Turpin in Gear, Opinion with comments Photo: Disc Store Whether you own five discs or 500, you had a reason for getting every single one. A great deal, a souvenir, a must-have, a gift...

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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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Preserve Championship: Another Double-Digit Win For Pierce

Final Round Recap No lead should be considered safe, but Paige Pierce had to be feeling confident heading into the final round of the Preserve Championship with an eight stroke lead. She would put things away early to etch her name onto the Big Bear trophy as the...

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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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A New Dynamic: Inside the CBS Sports Network Deal

Dynamic Discs is taking a chance on cable television. July 3, 2020 by Jack Trageser in News with comments Several days before the start of the Dynamic Discs Open, the tournament’s title sponsor and the Disc Golf Pro Tour finalized a deal that they hope will...

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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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Three Holes Of The Unthinkable

We watched an unprecedented, sub-optimal stretch of disc golf from Paul McBeth during the final round of the Dynamic Discs Open that almost cost him a tournament Paul McBeth carded three consecutive bogeys in the final round of the 2020 Dynamic Discs Open. This is...

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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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Tournament Talk: The DDO Was A Great Return, I Think

Timing is everything, and after months away disc golf doesn't quite feel "back" Paul McBeth at the 2020 Dynamic Discs Open. Photo: DGPT I understand that Paul McBeth won the Dynamic Discs Open by performing well on the course. That’s how you win tournaments. I can...

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