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2017 Masters Worlds

2017 Masters Worlds

Masters Women's World Champion Elaine King #3090 speaking during the awards ceremony.

They say that some things get better with age. Not all adages hold true in today’s world, but this one certainly did at the inaugural Pro Masters Disc Golf World Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan. All six of the competitors that took home a world title after five exhausting days of disc golf are fitting examples of getting better with age, as none of them were being crowned World Champions for the first time.

Video coverage of the 2017 PDGA Pro Worlds provided by Central Coast Disc GolfThe Disc Golf Guy, and The SpinTV.

Terry Calhoun celebrating his Legends World Champion title after their final round at Riverside on Friday afternoon. Left-to-right: TD John Norkowski, PDGA Executive Director Joe Chargualaf, Terry Calhoun, and Carlos Rigby.

Semifinals & Finals Schedule - Tentative

  • 9:00: Semi Finals (see semi and finals numbers and tie-breaker information below)
    • Fallasburg Long - Masters (MPM)
    • Brewer 18 - Grandmasters (MPG)
    • Fallasburg Long - Senior Grandmasters (MPS)
  • Finals at Riverside
    Tee Times (tentative) Divisions
    10:00 Senior Legends (2) + marker
    10:30 Grandmasters Women (2) + marker
    11:00 Masters Women (4)
    Divisions below are coming from Semis

The payouts listed below will be based on the number of aces hit during the singles competition throughout the week. Payout information coming soon.

2017 Masters Worlds saw a day of mixed conditions on Thursday, with patches of heavy rain and gusting winds ripping across the greater Grand Rapids area several different times throughout the day. Perhaps it was the weather, or just the wear and tear of fatigue setting in that created some significant scoring separation for many of the divisions. Either way, some major moves were made that make today’s “moving day” action that much more exciting.

Two days and three rounds later, the inaugural Pro Masters Disc Golf World Championships presented by Innova is well on its way to a nail-biting finish in its biggest divisions. Masters, Masters Women, and Senior Grandmasters have leaders sitting just one ahead of second place, while Grandmasters now have a three-way tie for the top position as we head into the morning rounds in the greater Grand Rapids, Michigan area.

The opening day of the inaugural Pro Masters Disc Golf World Championships presented by Innova has officially come to an end. Every competitor here in Grand Rapids, regardless of division or rank, is part of a new chapter in the PDGA’s and disc golf’s history books. Thankfully, it’s a long chapter, and we still have four more days of World Championship competition to go.

Robert Bainbridge throwing at Riverside Park during 2017 Masters Worlds Mixed Doubles. Photo: Alex Wilson.

The course and/or specific hole rules shown below supersede the tee signs and caddy book for that specific course or hole.

Please note that player check-in takes place ONLY on Monday, August 14th from 9:00am to 5:00pm EDT in the Thornapple Room of the Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids – Airport (host hotel), located just off the lobby.
The hotel has mistakenly noted on signage and their video schedule that check-in is also on Sunday, which is incorrect.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Course Practice Times & Availability

  • Black Falcon & Blue Gill - 8/11 to 8/14 from 9am-5pm. Courses close at 5 and all players must be cleared by this time. These are PRIVATE courses, so please do not show up without approval from the course owner before the scheduled practice times.
  • Rotary DGC - This course is available for practice at any time from 7am to 9pm.  On 8/12, this course will be used for Field Events.
  • Earl Brewer Park - This course is available for practice at any time from 7am to 9pm.

Event Info


Event Info


Round 1

Travel Info

Anyone coming to the 2017 Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championships by air will be best off flying into Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GRR) in Grand Rapids, Michigan; a 10-minute drive to the Crowne Plaza Grand Rapids (host hotel). If you cannot find a flight into GRR that works for you, the next-closest regional and major airports are as follows:

With extra space available on the Mixed Doubles course, we are now offering Pro Divisional Doubles at Pro Master Worlds in Grand Rapids, Michigan to be held on Saturday, August 12th at Rotary Park.

To sign up for Pro divisional doubles, each partner must register and list their partner’s name, PDGA number, and the Pro doubles division your team will compete in (MPM, MPG, MPS, MPL, MPE, MPR, FPM, FPG, FPS, FPL).

Please note that if only one team registers for your division, that team will need to move to another division that both partners are eligible for.