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2021 PDGA Amateur World Champion Evan Scott putts in Orlando. Photo: PDGA Media

The road — and the work — to reach the 2023 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championship begins now.

To compete for a PDGA World Championship, there are a few requirements for an invitation that players must meet, and it begins first and foremost with strong play on the course.

Full Criteria for the 2023 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championship»

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Hailey King tees off at Smugglers' Notch, which will host the 2023 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. Photo: DGPT

PDGA Major Events are the premier national and international competitions for the sport of disc golf each year, featuring the world’s best disc golfers competing for World and National Titles in multiple skill, age, and gender-based divisions. These PDGA marquee events offer any city or town the chance to host an international sporting event in their community, drawing interest and attention to the location, and generating a significant economic impact for local businesses.

Serenity Madison putts during the 2021 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championship. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

It’s a week-long test of physical and mental endurance where you can’t really get too comfortable or let the foot off the gas.

Several newly crowned PDGA World Champions experienced every aspect of that this week at the 2021 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships in Orlando, Florida.

Evan Scott (MA1) and Ali Smith (FA1) are 2021 PDGA World Champions. Photos: PDGA Media

Six years ago, at 10 years old, Evan Scott learned the sport of disc golf from watching YouTube.

Ten months ago, Ali Smith entered her first PDGA sanctioned tournament — which she won — after feeling the desire to throw a disc again after retiring from ultimate.

Now, they’re both PDGA Amateur World Champions.

"I'm Running It"

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Proposals to host a 2018 PDGA Major will be accepted now through October 31, 2016. This includes the PDGA United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship, the PDGA Tim Selinske US Masters Championship, the PDGA Amateur and Junior World Championships, the PDGA Masters World Championships, and the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships.

Proposals to host a 2018 PDGA Major will be accepted now through October 31, 2016. This includes the PDGA United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship, the PDGA Tim Selinske US Masters Championship, the PDGA Amateur and Junior World Championships, the PDGA Masters World Championships, and the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships.

Click on any of the Junior divisions below, or simply scroll down the page. All other amateur divisions can be found on the PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Champions page.

Introduction

The Professional Disc Golf Association, founded in 1976, held the first PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships in Los Angeles in 1982. The title of World Champion is still the most coveted in the sport today, with hundreds of the best male and female competitors on the planet attempting to add their name to the list of PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Champions each and every year.

Click on any of the Amateur divisions below, or simply scroll down the page. All Junior divisions can be found on the PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Champions page.

PDGA Major Events are the premier national and international competitions for the sport of disc golf each year, featuring the world’s best disc golfers competing for World and National Titles in multiple skill, age, and gender-based divisions. These PDGA marquee events offer any city or town the chance to host an international sporting event in their community, drawing interest and attention to the location, and generating a significant economic impact for local businesses.

The confirmation package for the 2011 PDGA Amateur and Junior Disc Golf World Championships is now ready! The confirmation documents can be found here.

There are currently 323 players registered and we expect a field of 500+ enthusiastic amateurs taking on all that Rochester has to offer. Registration for the event closes on July 15th so please be sure to sign up ASAP at pdgasignup.com.