2015 National Tour Elite Series – “The Drive for the Championship”

The 2015 National Tour Elite Series will feature the top players in the Men’s and Women’s Open divisions as they compete in the sixth annual Drive for the Championship. The point series will consist of the first six National Tour Elite Series events plus the series finale, the Hall of Fame Classic at the International Disc Golf Center. Players will accumulate points throughout the season as they compete for trophies, cash bonuses, and the title of 2015 PDGA National Tour Series Champion.

The 2015 PDGA National Tour will consist of seven events held across the country starting with the Memorial Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona on February 25-28 and ending with the Hall of Fame Classic in Appling, GA. on September 11-13. Points will be awarded based on a competitor’s order of finish in an individual event per the table below.

Date Event Location
Feb 25-28 The Memorial Championship presented by Discraft Fountain Hills & Scottsdale, AZ
Apr 30-May 2 Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open Emporia, KS
May 15-17 "Steady" Ed Memorial Masters Cup Presented by DGA Santa Cruz, CA
Jun 12-14 Beaver State Fling Estacada, OR
Jun 25-28 Maple Hill Open presented by Vibram Disc Golf Leicester, MA
Aug 21-23 Ledgestone Insurance Open Peoria, IL
Sep 11-13 Hall of Fame Classic IDGC, Appling, GA

Series points from a player’s top five National Tour finishes from the first six events plus the points from the Hall of Fame Classic will determine the 2015 PDGA Tour Series Champion.

Place Points Place Points Place Points Place Points
1 100 11 72 21 52 31 33
2 95 12 70 22 50 32 32
3 91 13 68 23 48 33 31
4 88 14 66 24 46 34 30
5 85 15 64 25 44 35 29
6 82 16 62 26 42 36 28
7 80 17 60 27 40 37 27
8 78 18 58 28 38 38 26
9 76 19 56 29 36 39 25
10 74 20 54 30 34 40 24

Points are split across tied places.  With the exception of the Men’s and Women’s Series Champions, the bonuses for all ties will be divided evenly. 

Open Women
1 $2000 1 $1000
2 $1500 2 $600
3 $1000 3 $400
4 $750 4 $250
5 $600 5 $100
6 $500 Total $2350
7 $400    
8 $350    
9 $300    
10 $250    
Total $7650    

In the case of a tie for the Series Champion the following tie-breakers will be utilized:

  1. Sum of points at all National Tour events.
  2. Head-to-head record in all National Tour events.
  3. Head-to-head record at the Hall of Fame Classic.
  4. Sudden death playoff