With the explosive growth that disc golf has seen in the last decade, it only makes sense that an equally impressive boom in the disc golf industry would come to fruition as well. Not surprisingly, it has. It feels as if every few weeks there is yet another new disc/equipment manufacturer, website, apparel company, etc. breaking into the market. And with good reason.
PDGA membership and PDGA sanctioned events have been growing at a rate of +20% year-over-year. It was only a matter of time before third-parties would begin working on ways to help tournament directors and event staff to stay organized, communicate with players, and manage their event before it begins, while it is happening, and after its completion.
2015 has been a year of progress filled with major milestones for both disc golf and the PDGA. It’s difficult to sum up all the amazing things that happened this year in a few short paragraphs, and even more difficult to put into words the level of excitement and anticipation we have for the year to come.
The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce the hiring of Steve Ganz (#21439) of Leesburg, VA as our new Technology Director. Steve replaces former IT Manager David Gentry. We sincerely thank Dave for his many years of loyal service to the association, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.
Steve Ganz comes to the PDGA with over 15 years of web development experience, most recently as Principal Web Developer at LinkedIn Corporation. He's worked with other high-tech companies including PayPal and McAfee.