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, 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 Official Rules of Disc Golf, competition formats, and other standards, all with the aim of increasing international play. Key informational documents, including the Official Rules of Disc Golf, 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 Canada was set up in 2007 as a branch of the PDGA headquarters in the USA, with the purpose of supporting and promoting disc golf and PDGA activities in Canada. PDGA Canada affiliate websites, Canada-specific PDGA documents, and more can be found on the PDGA Canada page.
PDGA Europe was established in 2006 as a Committee of the PDGA Board of Directors. The committee is composed of the PDGA European Country Coordinators, the PDGA EuroTour Manager, and the PDGA International Director, all of which are voting members.
Affiliated Country Websites:
- Australia: Australian Disc Golf
- Austria: Österreichischer Discgolfverband
- Belgium: Belgian Disc Golf Commission
- Canada: PDGA Canada
- Croatia: Croatian Flying Disc Association
- Czech Republic: Česká Asociace DiscGolfu
- Denmark: Dansk Disc Golf Union
- Estonia: Eesti Discgolfi Liit
- Ethiopia: Ethiopian Disc Golf Association
- Finland: Suomen frisbeegolfliitto
- France: Fédération Flying Disc France
- Germany: Deutscher Frisbeesport Verband
- Hungary: Hungarian National Flying Disc Association
- Iceland: Íslendska Frisbígolf samband
- Israel: Disc Golf Israel
- Japan: Japan Disc Golf Association
- Latvia: Latvijan Flying Disc Federation
- Lithuania: Vilnius Disc Golf Club
- Netherlands: Nederlandse Frisbee Bond (NFB)
- New Zealand: New Zealand Disc Golf
- Norway: Disksport Norge
- Poland: Disc Golf Poland/
- Russia: Russian Disc Golf Association
- Slovakia: Slovak Association of Frisbee
- Slovenia: Frizbi zveza Slovenije
- South Korea: Korea Professional Disc Golf Association
- Spain: Asociación Española de Disc Golf
- Sweden: Svenska Discgolf Förbundet
- Switzerland: Swiss Discgolf
- United Kingdom: British Disc Golf Association
PDGA International Event Websites:
- Disc Golf World Tour: www.discgolfworldtour.com
- Aussie Open: www.aussieopen.info
- European Open: www.opendiscgolf.com
- Japan Open: www.japanopen.info
- European Masters: www.mastersdiscgolf.com
- European Championships: www.edgc2016.discgolf
European Disc Golf Federation
- EDGF Website: http://discgolffederation.eu/