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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.

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The PDGA and the PDGA Women's Committee have set a goal to introduce more women to disc golf by creating more events for all skill levels. With your help, the PDGA is dedicating resources in 2014 to the mission of attracting, encouraging, and retaining more participation by women in organized disc golf events. 

Initiatives continuing in 2014:

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.

Swedes Seize the Day at Euro Open

Team Latitude’s Jesper Lundmark shot a smoking round of -10 with 12 birdies and 2 bogeys to take a 2 throw lead at 19 down after Day 2 at the Euro Open. His sizzling 50 was matched by fellow Swede Anders Swärd who now sits tied 2nd with Team USA Captain Dave Feldberg. Swärd was on fire from the get-go - his opening drive hit dead center chains before being spit out, and he birdied the first 5 holes en route to a bogey-free round. Feldberg matched Anders’ 10 birdies, but like yesterday his only blemish was a double, this time on the water hole #13.

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European Open Underway in Tampere Finland

Day 1 at the 2009 European Open ran very smoothly, with the gods of weather cooperating after a night of rain, despite a forecast that called for more showers. There were many stories from round 1 led by 2-time defending champ Carrie “Queen of Finland” Berlogar. Her 991-rated 2-under 58 featured a mere single bogey on the OB-strewn Epila Park Course, vaulting her into a 3 throw lead over World Champ Val Jenkins and Finland’s top female disc golfer, Anne Matilainen. Burl’s super steady play was reflected in the facts that only 2 of the event’s 111 players went bogey-free, and only the top third of Open division turned in under par scores.

ESPN.com has published a nice article on the sport of disc golf titled, "A look at the PDGA National Tour", written by Jack McCluskey. Jack interviewed PDGA executive Director Brian Graham by telephone and visited the Vibram Open National Tour event to talk with some of our sports movers and shakers and top touring professionals.

The article is well written and presents the sport of disc golf in a positive and factual manner. You can read the article by following the link below:

ESPN Disc Golf Article

 

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.

Pawhuska Playoff Propels Doss to First NT Win of 2009 at Green Country Open
Val Jenkins Remains Unbeaten this year on PDGA National Tour

By Dr. John G. Duesler, Jr.

In 2002 a decision was made to add Jacksonville as a stop on the Florida Tour. This decision that set in motion a chain of events which inspired future Tournament Directors in Jacksonville. 

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.

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.

Greetings from the staff of DiscGolfer, the new PDGA-published magazine that will debut in April. As befitting a magazine that is financed by the player-driven PDGA, we’re asking PDGA members (as well as all interested disc golfers) for your best stories, photos, and ideas and suggestions.

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:

Reminder: A FREE subscription to Disc Golf U is included with your PDGA membership for 2009. Have you had a chance to check it out? The season is starting!

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.

Day 1 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 1/2, 60+ min.)


 

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.

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.

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