PDGA Radio News
PDGA Radio News debuted in 2004 as an online radio program at a time when use of the term "podcast" was in its nascent stages. Originally created by Brian Sullivan #14015 as a service for PDGA members and other disc golf enthusiasts, this innovative program delivered a 20-minute audio broadcast on a weekly basis. Listeners could tune in and find a new show jam-packed with fast-paced, up-to-the-minute, professionally produced content all about disc golf. Brian was your host from 2004 through 2006 and, after a year hiatus, Steve Kuzenski #29027 took over the mic from 2008 up until December 2010. In 2018, Steve Hill #103842 and Sara Lamberson #41012 reinvented the show as an hour-long program discussing all the latest on the professional scene.
|PDGA Radio Program: 07/04/05||
July 4, 2005: Find out how the disc creation process works during our interview with Discraft President Jim Kenner; Des Reading explains her grips in the 60 Second Clinic; results from the Michiana Open in South Bend; Yeti bags a new course record in the Yeti Road Report, and a look ahead to this weekend's Brent Hambrick Memorial Open in Columbus.
|PDGA Radio Program: 06/27/05||
June 27, 2005: Meet the best player you've never heard of: Michigan's Scott Martin on putting, practice and being a left-hander; David Feldberg has some tips to help you beat the heat in the 60 Second Clinic; results from the Discraft Great Lakes Open in Ann Arbor; and a look ahead to this weekend's Michiana Open in South Bend, Indiana.
|PDGA Radio Program: 06/20/05||
June 20, 2005: Meet the uber-volunteer: Minnesota's Chuck Kennedy joins us to talk about his ratings system, course design and more; what driver weight is best for you?
|PDGA Radio Program: 06/13/05||
June 13, 2005: Mark Ellis has a Lizard game to make your pre-tournament warm-up more fun and useful; Pat Vitale makes note of a common beginner error in the 60 Second Clinic; results from the KC Wide Open, and we'll look ahead to this weekend's Greater Des Moines Challenge National Tour event in Iowa.
|PDGA Radio Program: 06/06/05||
June 06, 2005: Some re-thinking of the PDGA competitive structure in part two of our interview with PDGA Special Projects Director Dan 'Stork' Roddick; advice from Pat Vitale on whether you should try spin putting in the 60 Second Clinic; news of 99 World Champ Ron Russell; Jay Reading samples some Colorado brew pubs in the Yeti Road Report, plus results from the High Plains Challenge in Ft.
|PDGA Radio Program: 05/30/05||
May 30, 2005: News of Brian Skinner's record shattering round rating of 1115 at the Virginia Open; Pat Vitale has tips to improve your putting focus and routine; results from the Beaver State Fling in Portland; Jay Reading digs the big trees of the Northwest in the Yeti Road Report, and we'll meet disc golf's Yoda: PDGA Special Projects Director Dan "Stork" Roddick is our guest.
|PDGA Radio Program: 05/23/05||
May 23, 2005: Part two of our interview with Oregon's David Feldberg, who talks about putting, payouts and practice; Pat Vitale has tips for short arms on how to increase your distance; results from an exciting Masters Cup in Santa Cruz; happy travels in Yeti Road Report, and a preview of this weekend's Beaver State Fling National Tour event in Portland.
|PDGA Radio Program: 05/16/05||
May 16, 2005: Pat Vitale has tips on improving your roller shot in the 60-second clinic; results from last weekend's Golden State Classic in SoCal; Iowa's Jay Reading experiences some culture shock in the Yeti Road Report, and we'll talk with one of the hottest touring players of the season: Oregon's David Feldberg.
|PDGA Radio Program: 05/02/05||
May 2, 2005: Sports Psychologist Dr. Betsy Shoenfelt is back to help us work on the mental game, this time we'll look at setting goals; Todd Branch has tips for disc golfers who can't play as often as they'd like in the 60-Second Clinic; results from Dogwood Crosstown Classic in Raleigh; and a new segment from the PDGA Tour with Jay 'Yeti' Reading.
|PDGA Radio Program: 04/25/05||
April 25, 2005: It's nearly time for the annual World's Biggest Disc Golf Weekend, we talk with creator John Houck; results from the Hall of Fame Classic in Augusta; we look ahead to this weekend's Dogwood Crosstown Classic in Raleigh; and more major media coverage from National Public Radio, which last week ran its second disc golf story in one month.
|PDGA Radio Program: 04/18/05||
April 18, 2005: Juliana tears it up at the Bell South Open in Bowling Green; Al Schack explains his driver selections in the 60-Second Clinic; results from the Melbourne Open in Florida; a preview of this weekend's Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic in Augusta; plus Executive Director Brian Hoeniger on the PDGA's move from Toronto to the National Disc Golf Center.
|PDGA Radio Program: 04/11/05||
April 11, 2005: Al Schack has been our guest recently in the 60-Second Clinic, now he explains what putt and approach discs he carries; results from the Melbourne Open in Florida; a preview of this weekend's Bell South Open National Tour event in Kentucky; plus former PDGA Commissioner Pat Govang on the Steam initiative to build team competition at the community and collegiate levels.
|PDGA Radio Program: 04/04/05||
April 4, 2005: Crosstown Classic TD Kirk Yoo turns a life-threatening experience into a tournament win; Al Schack explains the ups and downs of driving with putters in the 60-Second Clinic; plus a preview of this weekend's Melbourne Open National Tour event, and results from last weekend's Gator Country Classic in Florida.
|PDGA Radio Program: 03/28/05||
March 28, 2005: More Lizard Games! Mark 'Lizard Lawyer' Ellis will introduce a couple of games that may improve your next tournament finish; Al Schack has more thoughts on disc weights -- this time for new players -- in the 60-Second Clinic; plus a preview of this weekend's Gator Country Classic in Florida, along with a new PDGA Supertour event: the Match Play Championships.
|PDGA Radio Program: 03/21/05||
March 21, 2005: Former World Champ Vanessa Chambers tells us why she and a handful of other women disc golfers are revitalizing the PDGA Women's Committee and are working to create a Web space exclusively for the ladies; Al Schack is back to explain how he takes advantage of differently-weighted drivers in the 60-Second Clinic; plus results from last weekend's St.
|PDGA Radio Program: 03/14/05||
March 14, 2005: Double Vision! Results from Pro World Doubles in Texas, and four-time World Doubles Champ Kevin McCoy will share his insight into how to make the doubles format work for you; Al Schack explains how he masters the flight characteristics of his new discs in the 60-Second Clinic; plus a preview of this weekend's St. Patrick's Classic in California.
|PDGA Radio Program: 03/07/05||
March 7, 2005: Results from the 2005 National Tour kickoff at The Memorial in Arizona; Al Schack has another wet weather disc golf product in the 60-Second Clinic; plus a preview of this weekend's Pro World Doubles in Texas, and Communications Director Terry Calhoun fills us in on what happened at last week's PDGA Summit meetings.
|PDGA Radio Program: 02/28/05||
February 28, 2005: Sports Psychologist Dr. Betsy Shoenfelt explains how the power of visualization can shave strokes off of your scorecard; Al Schack has a hot new product to tell you about in the 60-Second Clinic; plus results from the Gentleman's Club Challenge in Vegas, and a preview of this weekend's National Tour opening event, The Memorial in Arizona.
|PDGA Radio Program: 02/21/05||
February 21, 2005: Results from the Z Boaz Open in Ft. Worth, Texas; Al 'Sugar' Schack will help you drive further into a headwind in the 60-Second Clinic; a preview of this weekend's Gentleman's Club Challenge in Vegas; and PDGA Tour Manager David Gentry tells us what's on tap for the 2005 National Tour.
|PDGA Radio Program: 02/14/05||
February 14, 2005: Results from the Cross Canyon Challenge in Brooksville Florida; Al 'Sugar' Schack will help you take advantage of a tailwind in the 60-Second Clinic; a preview of this weekend's ZBoaz Open in Fort Worth Texas; and we'll introduce you Wisconsin's Chris Heeren, who finished 15th in the Open Division at the 2004 Worlds.
|PDGA Radio Program: 11/15/04||
November 15, 2004: In our last PDGA Radio program of the season, you'll find results from the US Masters Disc Golf Championships in Los Angeles; Todd Branch serves up more hot tips for cold winter rounds in the 60-Second Clinic; and we'll introduce you the PDGA's new employees: Tour Manager David Gentry, and National Disc Golf Center Office Assistant Matt Gillis.
|PDGA Radio Program: 11/08/04||
November 8, 2004: Results from the Veterans Park Open in Arlington Texas, and a look ahead to this weekend's US Masters Championships. Todd Branch serves up some hot tips for cold winter rounds in the 60-Second Clinic, and we'll introduce you to this year's crop of candidates for a seat on the PDGA Board of Directors.
|PDGA Radio Program: 10/25/04||
October 25, 2004: Results from the Texas State Championships, and a look ahead to this weekend's Oklahoma Open in Tulsa. You'll find putting practice tips from Todd Branch in the 60-Second Clinic, and we'll talk course design with the world's preeminent disc golf course designer, John Houck.
|PDGA Radio Program: 10/18/04||
October 18, 2004: The Return of the King! Ken Climo tears it up at the United States Disc Golf Championship; plus we chow down on a big heaping plate of scandal by revealing the truth behind the recent PDGA Disciplinary Committee action against 2001 World Champ Cameron Todd.
|PDGA Radio Program: 10/11/04||
October 11, 2004: It's the end of the Two Meter Rule! PDGA Rules Committee Chairman Carlton Howard explains when and how this controversial rule will change; results from the Disc Landing Fall Finale in Charlotte; Cameron Todd talks putting basics in the 60-Second Clinic; plus a preview of this weekend's United States Disc Golf Championship in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
|PDGA Radio Program: 10/04/04||
October 4, 2004: Snapper Pierson talks about the success of his pay-to-play course at Morley Field in San Diego, and how pay-to-play might (or might not) work in other communities; results from the Old Dominion Showdown in Virginia; Larry LaBond talks about strategy and disc selection on tight fairways in the 60-Second Clinic; plus a preview of this weekend's Disc Landing Fall Finale in Charlot
|PDGA Radio Program: 09/27/04||
September 27, 2004: Keith Watson explains how disc golf has vastly improved a troubled park in Eureka CA; results from the US Women's Disc Golf Championships; Mike 'Worm' Young explains why your disc is flying off to the left in the 60-Second Clinic; plus a preview of this weekend's Old Dominion Showdown in Spotsylvania, VA.
|PDGA Radio Program: 09/20/04||
September 20, 2004: Disc Golf Hall of Famer David Greenwell sits down with us to talk about becoming a grandmaster, the growth of disc golf and some of his favorite courses; plus a preview of this weekend's United States Women's Disc Golf Championships in Peoria.
|PDGA Radio Program: 09/13/04||
September 13, 2004: Results from the US Amateur Championships and the Japan Open; be better prepared for your next tournament with tips from Mike 'Worm' Young in the 60-Second Clinic; a preview of this weekend's Brandywindjammer in Delaware, and our sports psychologist pal Dr.
|PDGA Radio Program: 09/06/04||
September 6, 2004: Results from the West Virginia Open; Larry Leonard has some tips to help you play better in the rain in the 60-Second Clinic; a preview of this weekend's United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship, and J.