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How To Follow the 2019 United States Disc Golf Championship


Whether in person or online, the United States Disc Golf Championship always provides a unique spectator experience. Photo: Eino Ansio

As one of disc golf's most prestigious events, the United States Disc Golf Championship has been a must-see tournament for 20 years. Now, as Winthrop University hosts this PDGA Major's 21st birthday bash, there are plenty of options for fans who want to join the party.

Here's everything you need to know to help celebrate from Wednesday through Saturday in South Carolina.

In-Person Spectating

The USDGC has long been a hot ticket, with event organizers offering a bevy of choices that include single-day tickets and VIP experiences. If you're coming to Rock Hill to see it all in person, make sure to check out all of the information here. A new spectator village awaits on what used to be hole 2.

Live Video

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Lead card rounds 2-4

This event has always pushed the envelope in terms of its media offerings, and 2019 is no different: The USDGC's live broadcast will again be produced in concert with Fulcrum Media, and this year the coverage comes with a $9.99 paywall (that can come down to $7.99 if you use code PDGA19 at checkout before October 1). Four cameras will follow the lead card beginning Thursday, and Event Director Jonathan Poole said one of those will have the ability to peel off to the chase card if needed. Jamie Thomas, Hannah McBeth, and 12-time PDGA World Champion Ken Climo will anchor the daily broadcast.

Post-Production 

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Daily Round Recaps, Podcast, Articles

No time to watch a full round? Just need a quick rundown of the day's action? We'll have you covered through the PDGA's YouTube and social media channels with daily round recap videos that will mix quick-cut highlights with player interviews and stats breakdowns. We'll do our best to fit everything you need to know into an easy-to-digest, easy-to-share package, all thanks to cooperation from our post-produced video teams and ace editor Cory Murrell. If you're more inclined to listen to your daily dose, check out Chain Reaction, where PDGA Media's Steve Hill will break down the action in a daily podcast. And we haven't forgotten about people who want to read, either: We'll be publishing daily recap articles from each round on PDGA.com.

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The SpinTV hops back across the pond with the same crew who helmed the successful European Open coverage from earlier this season. And, just like at the European Open, they'll be bringing daily post-produced action of the USDGC lead card.

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Chase card 

The candy-coated graphics. The Follow Flight. The Big and the Sexy.

JomezPro will be on hand to bring their eye-catching stylings to the chase card each day, putting post-produced coverage of the world's best disc golfers in front of more than 150,000 subscribers. Yes. 

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Highlights, Interviews, Sound Bites

In addition to the work he'll be doing for the PDGA, Johnny DiscGolf will be releasing his own set of unique clips, interviews, and more on his personal YouTube channel.

Instant Scoring

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With more stats than you can shake a stick at, keep an eye on UDisc Live all week for in-the-moment moves from Rock Hill.

Photography

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In three years of touring, Alyssa Van Lanen has become the preeminent photographer when it comes time to get the right disc golf shot. From in-your-face actions to candid reactions, Van Lanen will have photo galleries from each day of competition.

PDGA Social Media

PDGA Media will be on the ground all week bringing the sights and sounds from the event. Whether it's behind the scenes shenanigans on Instagram stories or photos and interviews on Facebook and Twitter, we'll be communicating across all of our platforms for the week. Plus, be sure to subscribe to our newly refreshed YouTube channel, where we'll post daily round recaps and other highlights from the event.

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