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PDGA International Program

PDGA’s worldwide activity has been growing exponentially since 2005, when the PDGA International Program was launched. The Program’s central aim is to strengthen and support the growth of disc golf and the PDGA brand on a global basis. Today the PDGA partners with national disc golf and disc sports associations in 30 affiliated countries in Europe, Asia, and Oceania, and Central America. In 2016 there were more than 6000 current PDGA international members and 650+ PDGA Tour events in Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, and New Zealand. Elsewhere, in Latin America & the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Africa, China, and other corners of the globe where disc golf is beginning to take flight, the PDGA serves as a resource base for building the game at the grassroots level, and offers funding support through the Marco Polo Program.

Beyond providing sanctioned PDGA Tour events and the benefits of membership, the Program fosters the globalization of the Rules, competition formats, and other standards, all with the aim of increasing international play. Key informational documents, including the Rules of Play, are being translated into and published in other languages. The International Program is steered by the International Director, the PDGA Europe Administrator, and the PDGA Europe and Asia/Oceania Country Coordinators.

In the fall of 2016, following approval by the PDGA Europe Committee and the PDGA Board of Directors, a PDGA Europe office was opened in the Netherlands and the first PDGA Europe Administrator was appointed. These are the initial steps in the envisioned transition of PDGA Europe over the next 1-2 years to a self-governing and self-sustaining continental branch of PDGA Global. PDGA Europe is now starting to assume many of the activities and responsibilities heretofore provided by PDGA’s USA office, staff, and governance structure.

For more information please see the annual PDGA International Program Guide.

PDGA Europe:

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Affiliated Country Websites:

PDGA International Event Websites:

European Disc Golf Federation