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2018 Masters Worlds

2018 Masters Worlds

Videos filmed and produced by The Disc Golf Guy in cooperation with Dynamic Discs.

2018 Pro Masters 40+ World Champion, Dave Feldberg, carrying his trophy basket. Photo: PDGA

After a week-long disc golf endurance competition in Kansas City, the 2018 PDGA Pro Masters World Championships have finally come to an end. The fields were cut after the end of the preliminary rounds on Friday and all that remained were the semifinals on Saturday morning followed by the Final 9s shortly after, both of which took place at the legendary Water Works Park.

Dr. Rick Voakes hits his birdie putt on hole 18 at Heritage Park to finish one ahead of Kenny Lee in the Masters 60+ division.

Due to limited parking spaces at Water Works Park, parking spots in the park itself will be limited to tournament staff, vendors, and media only for both the semifinals in the morning and the finals in the afternoon. There will be a free shuttle running to and from Water Works Park that picks up and drops off at the parking lot (not the parking garage) of the Cerner Corporation Oaks Campus, located directly across the street from the Oak Trafficway entrance to Water Works Park. 

If you are a player or spectator, please make sure to give yourself plenty of extra time to take the shuttle up to the disc golf course.

With one last chance to take on Bad Rock Creek DGC at Stocksdale Park and a deeply stacked field of incredibly talented golfers within striking range, staying at or near the top of the leaderboard requires a nearly perfect round. This sentiment was well understood for the top contenders of the Masters 40+ division, and the four that rose to the occasion to make the lead card for Friday’s round four put on a clinic. The 2018 Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championships is shaping up to be one of epic proportions as we get closer and closer to Saturday’s semifinals and finals.

JohnE McCray gets his par on 18 at Waterworks, watched by his teammate and co-leader Dave Feldberg. Photo: PDGA

With Wednesday’s action in the books, all 2018 Pro Masters Disc Golf World Championships competitors have now had a chance to play both of the courses in their preliminary rounds schedule. Thursday and Friday provide the opportunity to take what they’ve learned over the two days prior and try to improve. For the top players in the largest division, Masters 40+, any mistakes made are going to be costly, as the players at the top of the leaderboard are all capable of putting up incredible scores.

Mike Moser is tied for second place, one off the lead, after his opening round at Bad Rock Creek. Photo: PDGA

If you didn’t miss a putt the entire round at the 2018 PDGA Pro Masters World Championships, you’d be as happy as Mike Moser, too. As with any tournament, some of the competitors finished their opening round on Tuesday with a smile, and some didn’t. But, unlike most events, we still have three more preliminary rounds to go -- not to mention the semifinals and finals on Saturday.

Round Divison Name PDGA # Course Hole Length
1 MP50 Michael Krueger 67309 Bad Rock Creek 2 260 feet / 79.3 meters
3 MP40 Arturo Palafox 64622 Bad Rock Creek 2 260 feet / 79.3 meters

Heritage Park

  • Hole 3 - The wood structure is a playing surface.

Rosedale Park

  • Hole 8 - All shots that come to rest OVER the white line but NOT on the Island play as a Hazard Area.  Play it where it lies, add one penalty throw.
  • Hole 17 – The culvert is in-bounds.

Waterworks Park

  • Hole 1 – The area painted around the fallen tree is played as a Relief Area.  Play it just as you would an OB area, but without a penalty throw.
  • Hole 3 – There is NO mando.
  • Holes 4, 5, & 6 – The Shelter OB is defined by paint and concrete on the backside.
  • Hole 17 - The Mando is the LEFT side of the tree. 

The iconic green of hole 4 at Waterworks Park. Photo: PDGA

Field Events take place today from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf Course. All events must be COMPLETED by 3:00 p.m. Last call for Mini Golf, EDGE SkillShot, and the Putting Competition will be 2:00 p.m.

Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf Course
7900 Renner Rd
Shawnee, KS 66219

Follow the scores of the top four doubles teams as they play their last round at Heritage Park for the title at

Saturday, August 11th

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Divisional Doubles @ Heritage Park

  • Mandatory Players Meeting @ 9:00 a.m.
  • Round 2 @ approximately 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 12th

11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Field Events @ Shawnee Mission Park

  • Long Drive, Mini Golf, Putting, and EDGE SkillShot
  • All events must be completed by 3PM
    • Last call for Mini Golf, Putting Competition, and EDGE SkillShot will be 2:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Berkley Riverfront Pop Up Disc Golf Park

  • 1298 E Riverfront Dr, KC, MO

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Host Hotel


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