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The National Collegiate Disc Golf Union (NCDGU) is pleased to announce that the 3rd annual National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships will be held on April 17-19, 2009 at the Hippodrome Disc Golf Course in North Augusta, SC.

The World Championships will be held this year in Kansas City on July 27th to August 1st. This will only be the fourth time in history that the Pro and Am Worlds have been combined and there is a good chance we will see the first disc golf tournament with 1000 players. We hope that you can join us in Kansas City and this article will tell what you need to do to become a part of the event.

The list of players that have been invited to compete have been calculated and a complete list is available below.

One of the longest running events in the DGA/PDGA history is the Bowling Green Open, starting in April of 1978 and continuing each year in what has become a favorite destination for disc golf players each spring.

Re-committed Climo Captures Atlanta Open presented by RE/MAX NT Event. Val Jenkins Runs Away with Women’s Open Crown


By Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr. 

If anyone was wondering how the drama would unfold Sunday at The 2009 Atlanta Open presented by RE/MAX, they needed to look no further than the morning round’s first six holes to find out. 

There was no dust to settle-- as both courses remained soggy -- and by the end of the final rounds, two of the five divisions were still undecided.

The 5th annual Texas Women's Championship will be held April 18 and 19 in Round Rock Texas. The event is second only to the United States Women's Disc Golf Championship (USWDGC) in attendance, averaging just over 50 ladies each year.

Locastro Launches NT with Win at Memorial.  The first stop of the 2009 PDGA National Tour concluded today in Scottsdale, Arizona at The Memorial. Nikko Locastro continued his early season success by capturing his first NT title, besting world-class golfer Avery Jenkins, 3-time Memorial champion Barry Schultz, and Arizona's own Paul Ulibarri.

Your PDGA Player Rating (PR) is a number that shows how close your average round scores are compared to the course rating, called the Scratch Scoring Averages (SSA), of the courses you’ve played in competition. Players who average the SSA on courses played will have a rating of 1000 and are considered “scratch players”. A player who averages scores lower than SSAs on course they’ve played will have a rating over 1000. There are less than 200 players in the world with ratings of 1000 and higher.

Here’s a grid showing the distribution of PDGA ratings at the end of 2012:

2015 PDGA World Championships

Event Date Competitors Location
PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships 7/18-7/25 600+ Kalamazoo, MI
PDGA Pro Disc Golf World Championships 8/1-8/8 300+ Pittsburgh, PA

World Championships Bid Process

The PDGA is pleased to announce that it's newest marketing tool was launched on Wednesday, February 11th at 1:35 EST (10:35 PST) on the front page of PDGA.com.

Staff Sergeant Ryan Shovlain (PDGA #26931) presents the PDGA with a flag from Operation Iraqi Freedom.


In 2007, Staff Sergeant Ryan Shovlain (PDGA #26931) was sent to Iraq for his second tour of duty. Prior to his leaving, Ryan was presented with some disc golf equipment by the PDGA and Epicenter Disc Golf Services, to take with him to promote the sport in that war torn country. The PDGA and the Augusta Disc Golf Association were very happy to see that Ryan had returned safely, when he showed up on Jan. 17th to play in the Ice Bowl at the International Disc Golf Center.

The British Disc Golf Association is proud to annouce that its annual review, InFlight, is now available for the whole world to download!

Day 2 of Disc Golf Network's coverage of the 2008 Tupelo Bay Open in Myrtle Beach, SC brought to you by Innova Discs and Revolution Bags.


The 2008 Tupelo Bay Open was contested on Dec. 13-14, 2008 in scenic Myrtle Beach, SC and the Disc Golf Network was there to capture all of the action for PDGA TV. Will Avery Jenkins conquer the famed Tupelo Bay course with his patented power game to capture his first Tupelo Bay title, or will one of the host of other top level players from the PDGA Tour prevail? (Part 2/2, 60 min.)


 

Disc Golf and the PDGA International Disc Golf Center was highlighted on the Fox Sports Network on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2008 at 11:00am EST.


On Sunday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. EST, the Walmart FLW Fishing Series was televised on the Fox Sports Network. The event was held at Columbia County's Wildwood Park on October 22-25 and was featured on the FLW Outdoors program. As part of the programming, professional angler Wesley Strader was featured in the Around the Town segment which included a visit to three Columbia County attractions, including the PDGA International Disc Golf Center.

Disc Golf in Support of Scouting:  Boy Scout Training Module - By Steve West, PDGA Youth Committee Chairman

The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce that it will return to publishing its own in-house publication beginning in 2009 through the new PDGA Media Group.

How Disc Golf provided lightness and made a difference in the lives of Afghan children

by Kira Coopersmith and Dan Doyle, Co- Founders of DisCovery A Recreational Gateway to Wellness


Have you ever watched an idea formulate in multiple places all at once.  Have you seen it grow and flow through the people credited with it as if it had a life of it's own?

In March of 2008, 15 years of listening to my friend Dan Doyle sing the Disc Golf gospel finally struck a chord in me. I work in health services related field.  Part of my mission in life is to help sedentary people become inspired to be active and take responsibility for their own well being.

Super Class is a newly defined category of super-sized golf discs that may weigh up to 200 grams, have bigger rim heights more like catch discs

David Feldberg and Valarie Jenkins are crowned champions of the 2008 PDGA National Tour Points Series, presented by Woodchuck Cider.

Eric McCabe grabs his first Major title and Val Jenkins runs away from the field at the Players Cup in Crystal River, Florida.

Gregg Barsby grabs the lead going into the final round of the Players Cup with many of the world's best players nipping at his heels.

Avery and Valarie Jenkins turn round 1 of the Players Cup into a family affair as the brother sister duo jump out to huge leads in Crystal River, FL.


 

PDGA Media coverage, live from the Plantation Inn in Crystal River, FL

The final PDGA Major event of 2008 tees off this morning at the spectacular Plantation Golf Resort and Spa in Crystal River, Florida.

Well the day finally arrived and no one felt the excitement more than Ben Calhoun and Gregg Hosfeld as they readied themselves to complete their 1,000th course together. The weather could not be prettier. Without a cloud in sight, one can only assume the air was forecasting the flight of the discs.

A disc golf course is a disc golf course, right?  No - not really - there are thick ones and open ones, long ones and short ones, flat ones and hilly ones, easy ones and tough.  Apologies to Dr. Suess (I am a parent, obviously) - but, my what a lot of kinds of disc golf courses there are.  As the editor of the PDGA Course Directory, I see many of these differences in the text that I edit every day.  This summer I came up with the idea of listing an exciting subset of courses - The Disc Golf Adventure ones.  The notion came to me during a lucky trip to the Pacific Northwest. 

The Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) and PDGA Europe are proud to announce the schedule of the 2009 EuroTour. The fourth PDGA EuroTour will spotlight eight leading events in seven different countries, beginning in March in the Netherlands, and culminating with the crowning of the EuroTour champions in Switzerland in October.

There are now over 2,700 disc golf courses in the PDGA course directory. How many have you played?

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