3.8 Tournament Director Rights and Responsibilities - Official Rules and Regulations of Disc Golf


The PDGA recognizes that the strength of the organization and sustainability of tournament disc golf is reliant on the partnership between the PDGA and the Tournament Director. In order to help the Tournament Director to better perform their job, the PDGA has endowed them with certain rights. The Tournament Director also has responsibilities to the PDGA and its players, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Any qualified PDGA member interested in running a PDGA sanctioned event may be required to take and pass an online tournament procedures assessment test before being able to direct that event. This test will be based upon the PDGA Rules of Play and Competition Manual.

  2. All Tournament Directors may be required to sign a statement acknowledging that they have read the PDGA Rules of Play and Competition Manual, and agree to abide by and enforce its contents before being able to direct any PDGA sanctioned event.

  3. Tournament Directors must disclose the financial information on their tournaments as listed in the PDGA Sanctioning Agreement. However, beyond the PDGA required disclosures, any additional release of tournament related financial information is solely at the discretion of the Tournament Director.

  4. Tournament Directors may not refuse service to anyone on the basis of discrimination reflecting race, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation and or religion.

  5. Tournament Directors must abide by active PDGA player disciplinary actions.

  6. Any issues that may arise during a tournament, whether or not covered in any existing PDGA document, including allegations of abuse of responsibilities by a Tournament Director, may be brought to the attention of the PDGA through the PDGA Disciplinary Process.


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