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Another National Tour Elite Series tournament concluded today as the last putt hit the chains at the Kansas City Wide Open presented by GripEQ. The final round was played at Swope Park DGC on the Missouri side of Kansas City. Swope Park itself is a true treasure of the Midwest. Amazing disc golf course, check. Zoo, check. Beautiful ball golf course, check. Outdoor concert venue, check. The park has it all, and today a gallery of 400+ gathered to watch some of the best disc golfers in the world take on the course in pristine condition.

The 2013 Kansas City Wide Open presented by Grip EQ kicked off today at the beautiful and infamous Waterworks Park disc golf course in Kansas City, MO.  The holes at Waterworks DGC are a unique blend of carved and manicured fairways, difficult elevation changes, awe inspiring views of the Kansas City skyline, and pin positions that can shake even the best of the best.

The Discraft Great Lakes Open wrapped up today on the toboggan course in Milford, MI marking the end of the 5th event in the 2013 National Tour Elite Series. Ricky Wysocki won his 3rd NT event of the year and Sarah Hokom won her second after a 3 day battle against Paige Pierce. With those wins, they both have a nice lead in the points series with only 3 events to go.

The 4th stop on the National Tour Elite Series came to an end today as the final putts hit the chains at the Hall of Fame Classic in Appling, GA. Rain, rain, and more rain pummeled the 3 courses at the International Disc Golf Center, not to mention the hundreds of competitors, for most of round 1, all of rounds 2 and 3, and the first half of the final round. If it wasn't sprinkling, it was pouring. There really was no in between.

After 3 days of watching the best players in the world at the Steady Ed Memorial Masters Cup, I can tell you with confidence that DeLaveaga is truly one of the most challenging and brutal courses in the world, both mentally and physically. At the same time, it’s also one of the most awe-inspiring. Everything about DeLa  is so close to aesthetically perfect that it could and should be considered a work of art. It’s beauty is paired perfectly with its difficulty, and the combination brings out the best in those lucky enough to get to play it.

Stumptown Disc Golf is once again partnering with KEEN Footwear, Next Adventure and Innova Disc Golf to bring you the 2013 Beaver State Fling on the weekend of June 28th - 30th. This PDGA National Tour Elite Series event will once again take place at Milo McIver State Park in Estacada, Oregon, where two spectacular 18 hole courses play along the banks of the Clackamas River. The Beaver State Fling (www.beaverstatefling.com) has a long tradition of excellence that draws the very best disc golfers in the world back to the beautiful Pacific Northwest year after year. Once again, tournament directors Jeff Mittl and Jeff Hagerty have joined forces to carry on the tradition.

The PDGA National Tour Elite Series presented by Vibram Disc Golf has provided some great disc golf over the last six weeks with events on every other weekend. The Steady Ed Masters Cup, the Kansas City Wide Open, and last weekend's Beaver State Fling were the forum for the best disc golfers in the world to showcase their skills.

The 30th Kansas City Wide Open, teed off this morning under overcast skies and with unusually cool temperatures for this time of year in the Midwest.

Hosted by the inveterate Kansas City Flying Disc Club, this edition features an unprecedented five different and unique courses being played in the three day competition for the first time ever, making it arguably the most challenging test of mettle on the 2012 PDGA National Tour Elite Series, presented by Vibram Disc Golf.

2009 PDGA National Tour Blows into Oklahoma with Green County Open
By Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr.


For the second time in this early disc golf season, the touring disc golf pros find themselves with a first-time National Tour host, as the Tulsa Disc Sports Association welcomes the sports’ best players to the 2009 Green Country Open at the Taylor Lodge in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, about an hour north of Tulsa. 

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.

2008 National Tour Points Series

The Drive for the Championship - presented by Woodchuck Cider

The PDGA National Tour represents the top tier of professional disc golf events and was established in 2003 as a means of showcasing the sport of disc golf to the general public.