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The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce the winning applicants for the June 2012 round of innovation grants.

Steve Mentrek: Disc Golf Clinics for Special Olympics Athletes - This project is geared towards introducing local Special Olympic athletes to the sport of disc golf. Through the use of local volunteers, we can create an inclusive opportunity for individuals with disabilities to see more of what their community has to offer.

Annual PDGA Elections

vote now imageAnnual PDGA elections take place each year from July 1 to July 31 with the elected candidates assuming office as of September 1. The PDGA Elections are held on-line, with members casting their ballots at an independent election service website. In the last four years, participation in the online voting process has grown to record levels, as more and more current PDGA members have taken advantage of the quick and easy voting application.

New members receive a lifetime member number, membership card, PDGA logo disc, mini marker, rulebook, subscription to Discgolfer magazine - the official publication of the PDGA and sticker.

Renewing members receive a membership card, renewal tag, subscription to Discgolfer magazine - the official publication of the PDGA and sticker.

PDGA Memberships and the PDGA Tour follow the calendar year. All PDGA memberships expire on December 31st (Memberships received on/after OCTOBER 1st are extended through the end of the following year).

Primary Host Hotel

The 2012 World Championships will put the spotlight on established, world-class courses like Hornet’s Nest and Renaissance, and give players the chance to experience newer courses such as Nevin, R.L. Smith and Bradford, which are bristling with challenges.

All 14 courses used are in our home county and within 30 minutes of The Blake, the host hotel located in uptown Charlotte. Most Pro divisions will play three courses twice in preliminary rounds, with most Amateur players playing five different courses.

Bailey Road

Divisions: FJ3, FJ4, FW1, MJ3, MJ4, ML1, MPE, MPL, MPR

Short, intermediate-level course. Fairly open with water on two holes. 3,493’(54)/4,110’(54).

Monday, July 16th

Tournament Check-in

9am to 5pm

  • Blake Hotel Carolina Ballroom 
    555 South McDowell Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 

Players Meeting 

7pm to 8:30pm: Mandatory for all Competitors

On behalf of the members of the Charlotte Disc Golf Club and Mecklenburg County Parks & Recreation, we welcome you to our little slice of disc golf heaven. Our club, Charlotte, and Mecklenburg County are hosting 1,125 players, their families and friends in what will be the largest disc golf tournament in the history of the sport. It is our pleasure to be a part of this great event.

Kicking off with The Memorial Championship in Arizona, the 2012 PDGA National Tour Elite Series presented by Vibram Disc Golf looks to raise the bar for our marquis events.

Appling, Georgia--The Professional Disc Golf Association, along with presenting sponsor Vibram Disc Golf, is pleased to announce its 2012 PDGA National Tour Elite Series schedule and the Drive for the Championship.  Celebrating its tenth season, the PDGA National Tour looks to present the players, PDGA members, and the rest of the country with the highest caliber events our sport has to offer. The 2012 schedule features six events starting with The Memorial Championship at the end of February and culminates in mid-August at the Vibram Open.

The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce the winning applicants for the December 2011 round of innovation grants.

Justin Menickelli and Chris Tuten: Bringing Disc Golf to People with Disabilities

Scott Kickbusch and Rebecca Selpien: Optimist Youth Disc Golf Program

Brian Giggey: Orchard Hill Disc Golf

Tracy Petersen:  Family Discmania Days

Shane Russell:  Adaptive Disc Golf Course

Congratulations to Evan McKee, PDGA #28702, for winning the Motel 6 contest!

Tournament Director Evan McKee was one of 54 event entrants who will be taking home the prize of 2 complimentary nights at a Motel 6 and a $100 American Express gift card. McKee was able to attain 10 room reservations at Motel 6 from competitors at his August event, Hell on the Border, in Fort Smith, AK. Congratulations to you, Evan!

All tournament directors are encouraged to enter. It’s simple:

The 2010 PDGA National Tour turns toward the homestretch this week in Leicester, Massachusetts, where the best disc golfers in the world will assemble for the Vibram Open at Maple Hill. 

With seven NT events and the 2010 PDGA World Championships now in the books, players are running out of opportunities to move up the Woodchuck Cider Drive for the Championship points standings. The standings for the top 25 women and top 100 men are available at www.pdga.com/national-tour.

As July moves through the calendar quickly, the Woodchuck Cider Drive for the Championship is gaining in intrigue.  Our top players have been jockeying for position on the PDGA National Tour through the first seven events, but the next stop on “the Drive” is the World Championships, where players in the hunt will not have the option to swap out a better showing.  

Coming from nearby Hinckley, Ohio, Valarie Jenkins has some early memories of the Brent Hambrick Memorial, but not necessarily from the course.

“Living in Ohio, these are the tournaments my parents would go to all the time,” Jenkins remembered.  “And I would just sit in the car reading magazines.  I didn’t even care.”

Valarie Jenkins used finesse in the woods and power on the open holes to capture her first Brent Hambrick Memorial Open Title

Valarie Jenkins used finesse in the woods and power on the open holes to capture her first Brent Hambrick Memorial Open Title

Nate Doss and Valarie Jenkins Take Leads into Final Day at Brent Hambrick Memorial in Columbus, Ohio, as players find two extremely different experiences on the two courses at the Hoover Dam disc golf complex.  

Renowned sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella has written one of the seminal treatise on the sport that forces us to resign ourselves to the fact that Golf is Not a Game of Perfect.   

And while the women’s lead group would surely admit that their first round efforts were far from perfect, all but Valarie Jenkins must have been begging to the disc golf gods, “Can you at least throw me a bone here?” during their second rounds at the Brent Hambrick Memorial National Tour event in Columbus, Ohio.  

513 competitors have officially checked in after arriving in Marion, Ohio to compete in the 2010 PDGA Amateur and Junior World Championships.

Carr Captures Crown at Beaver State Fling; Paige Pierce Finds Favor at Milo McIver to Finish Second

When Liz Carr came off the 16th green at the Milo McIver East Course during Sunday's final round at the 2010 Beaver State Fling, she was not going to let the six she just carded deter her from giving it her all during the last two holes.  She was still pursuing Des Reading, who had a one throw advantage, as well as trying to hold off the over-achieving teenager from Texas, Paige Pierce, whose 911 rating belies her true disc golf talent. 

Dietrich Outlasts Locastro, Wins Beaver State Fling

When Christian Dietrich was asked what the difference was on this Sunday afternoon in Estacada, Oregon that lead to his win at the 2010 Beaver State Fling, he sagely offered that he came into the Finals with the lead.

Dietrich Lays Down Law to Claim Lead at Fling

For Missoula, Montana's Christian Dietrich life is very much worth living right now.  With the appealing combination of never-ending smile and incredible long putting, Dietrich sits atop the Beaver State Fling leader board with a gaudy five-throw lead over Nikko Locastro going into today's final round at the awe-inspiring Milo McIver State Park's East Course.

Dietrich Dances Through Rain to Fling Lead, Pierce Plays to Top in Women's Open

The 2010 Beaver State Fling began with the threatening skies making good on its promise of rain, as steady afternoon showers added to the difficulty of the already challenging Milo McIver Riverbend courses along the Clackamas in Estacada near Portland, Oregon. 

Despite the wet weather, Christian Dietrich
duplicated his first round score of 53 during the afternoon session to claim the top spot on the leadercard after Friday's session.  His 1058-rated second round was tops of the day, and it was matched by Josh Anthon who is one throw off the pace with a combined 13-under par. 

Ever wonder what’s going on outside your local disc golf scene? Well, wonder no more! PDGA Disc Golf Weekly Update will keep you informed.

A Preview of LIVE Internet TV Coverage of the USDGC

No one can ever really know what storylines will emerge during this year's 2009 USDGC.

Americans Move Up On Moving Day

Saturday is known as moving day in golf and no one made a bigger move at the European Open in Finland today than Ken Climo. The Champ played a golden round, birdieing the first 5 holes and the last 4 en route to a course record 12 down 1080 rated 48. Kenny only slipped up once when his fairly routine approach on #14 was a little short and he failed to cash the elevated basket from 23’. KC moved from 6th to 3rd, and now sits two back of co-leaders 2008 World Champ Dave Feldberg and 2008 Scandinavian Open Champ Jesper Lundmark.

Since its inception in 2006, the European Open - a PDGA Major event - has become a highlight of the tour season for the leading Europeans and the world's top players.

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