The 2010s saw exponential growth for both disc golf and the PDGA. We’re looking back on a phenomenal 10 years in our Decade on Display series, where we reflect and reminisce about the sport’s successes both on and off the course. Keep an eye out for more through the end of 2019.
The article below was published on October 25th, 2017, a few weeks after then 10-year-old Ryan Quinlan, by the luck of the draw (with help from his dad), became PDGA member #100000. What’s even more remarkable than the chaotic click-race that took place is the dramatic growth that the PDGA has seen in the last decade.
October is always a hectic month for the PDGA when it comes to memberships, as hundreds of people are either signing up to become a member for the first time or renewing their already existing membership. This October, however, specifically Monday, October 2nd, marked a moment in PDGA history that will not soon be forgotten; the race for PDGA member #100000.