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PDGA Award Winners and World Champions

Introduction

The Professional Disc Golf Association, founded in 1976, held the first PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships in Los Angeles in 1982. The title of World Champion is still the most coveted in the sport today, with hundreds of the best male and female competitors on the planet attempting to add their name to the list of PDGA Pro World Champions each and every year.

Several years later, the sport had grown to the point where the amateur players heavily outnumbered the professionals, and thus a new championship was created in 1989, the PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships.

The first Junior divisions were later added to the Amateur World Championships in 1997, and by the mid-2000s Junior divisions had been added for both boys and girls ranging from 10 & Under to 19 & Under. Because of this growth in young players, the event name was changed to the PDGA Amateur & Junior Disc Golf World Championships.

PDGA Awards

The PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships is also home to another prestious annual event, the PDGA Awards Ceremony. Listed below are the different awards that are given out each year.

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Repeat Pro World Champions

Claiming the title of Pro Worlds Champion is a dream sought by many, earned only by the elite few. In fact, of the 34 years the event has been running, the Open division has had only 16 different winners. The list of players below have all captured the glory of becoming a PDGA Disc Golf Professional World Champion, and they've all done it more than once! For the full list of champions, visit the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships page.

Name PDGA # Titles Years
Ken Climo 4297 15 Open: 1990-1998, 2000, 2002, 2006
Masters: 2012, 2014-2015
Peter Shive 7240 13 Sr. Grandmasters: 1998, 2001-2008
Legends: 2011, 2013-2015
Ralph Williamson 10 10 Grandmasters: 1988, 1990-1992, 1994-1995
Legends: 1997-2000
Dr. Rick Voakes 2632 9 Masters: 1988
Grandmasters: 1995, 1997, 2005-2006
Sr. Grandmasters: 2009-2010, 2012, 2014
Tom Monroe 33 8 Masters: 1983
Grandmasters: 1992-1994, 1996, 1999-2000, 2002
Sylvia Voakes 3360 7 Grandmasters Women: 1996, 1998-1999, 2004
Sr. Grandmasters Women: 20002, 2006-2007
David L Greenwell 962 7 Masters: 1993, 1998
Grandmasters: 2003-2004, 2007, 2009
Sr. Grandmasters: 2015
Elaine King 3090 6 Open Women: 1991-1994, 1997
Masters Women: 2009
Juliana Korver 7438 5 Open Women: 1998-2001, 2003
Brad Hammock 5912 5 Masters: 2002-2004, 2006, 2010
Anni Kreml 7879 5 Masters Women: 2005-2007
Grandmasters Women: 2011-2012
Kathy Hardyman 19150 5 Grandmasters Women: 2006-2010
Ted Williams 13080 5 Legends: 2001-2005
Jim Oates 3351 4 Masters: 1999, 2007
Grandmasters: 2011, 2014
Paul McBeth 27523 4 Open: 2012-2015
Barry Schultz 6840 3 Open: 2003-2004
Masters: 2013
Stan McDaniel 2938 3 Masters: 1994, 1996-1997
Gregg Hosfeld 1602 3 Open: 1987
Masters: 2008, 2010
Johnny Sias 1700 3 Open: 1986
Grandmasters: 2012
Sr. Grandasters: 2013
Snapper Pierson 691 3 Masters: 1987, 1989
Grandmasters: 2001
Sharon jenkins 5408 3 Masters Women: 1992, 1994, 1998
"Steady" Ed Headrick 1 3 Grandmasters: 1983
Sr. Grandmasters: 1984-1985
Raymond Carr 3130 3 Grandmasters: 1985
Legends: 2008
Sr. Legends: 2013
Valarie Jenkins 17495 3 Open Women: 2007-2009
Paige Pierce 29190 3 Open Women: 2011, 2013, 2015
Nathan Doss 11794 3 Open: 2005, 2007, 2011
Des Reading 15863 3 Open Women: 2002, 2005-2006
Carlos Rigby 48542 4 Sr. Legends: 2011, 2012, 2015
Grand Legends: 2016
Al Ballew 2542 2 Grandmasters: 1989
Sr. Grandmasters: 1999
Barrett White 16737 2 Masters Women: 2010, 2013
Beth Tanner 6123 2 Open Women: 1996
Masters Women: 1995
Carrie Berloger 13815 2 Masters Women: 2011, 2014
Chris O'Cleary 3024 2 Open Women: 1988-1989
Harold Duvall 2018 2 Open: 1982, 1985
Jerry Robbins Sr. 15629 2 Legends: 2009-2010
Joe Mela. 2607 2 Masters 2001
Grandmasters 2015
John David 790 2 Masters: 1985-1986
Johnny Roberts 115 2 Grandmasters: 1983
Sr. Grandmasters: 1987
Marie Jackson 2312 2 Open Women: 1983-1984
Patti Kunkle 283 2 Masters Women: 1988
Grandmasters Women: 1997
Paul Harris 3332 2 Grandmasters: 1987-1988
Red Whittington 1760 2 Masters: 1991
Grandmasters: 1998
Pete May 12700 2 Legends: 2012
Senior Legends: 2016