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And finally a DGPT Elite event victory for Silva Saarinen!

Two candidates will be vying for two open positions on the PDGA Europe Board of Directors. These two self-nominated candidates share a passion for disc golf. They have diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skillsets, both in their professional lives and within the sport.

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DISC GOLF PRO TOUR ELITE SERIES

Eveliina Salonen. Photo: Marika Salmi / DGPT

Heading in the final FPO round of the DGPT Europe Elite Copenhagen Open. Eveliina Salonen is closing the gap on Kaidi Allsalu and is now only 4 strokes behind: this sounds promising!

Hole 1: A very precise Kaidi gets the birdie, and Eveliina's approach touches a branch and ends in OB. Easy approach, we are still cold... and OB again! She misses the putt, triple-bogeys, and is 8 strokes off the lead in one hole... The excitement is over.

Jesse Nieminen. Photo: Marika Salmi / DGPT

As the weather got better throughout the morning at DGPT Europe Elite Series Copenhagen Open, both the scores and the excitement around the course were reflected in the improving conditions.

Kaidi Allsalu. Photo: Marika Salmi / DGPT

What happens when a scene has so many excellent players? The premiere of the Disc Golf Pro Tour Elite in Europe under the DGPT Europe brand at the Copenhagen Open (Denmark) had an entry with many recent winners among which to look for favorites:

Anneli Tõugjas-Männiste (Estonia), Rachel Turton (Great Britain), Anniken Steen (Norway), Eveliina Salonen (Finland)... but the one who most strongly claimed her options was Estonia's Kaidi Allsalu, who with a -8 made clear why she won on this same course at the 2023 European Pro Tour: a flying start with 4 birdies in a row and only one bogey with a really solid game in all aspects.

History will be made in 2025.

For the first time, the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships are heading to Europe and it's already time to mark your calendars for the biggest event in the sport of disc golf.

Program Description

The PDGA Europe Competition Grant Program was launched in March 2024. The purpose of the Grant is to invest a portion of the fees PDGA receives from European Continent Members and events directly back into the continued growth and development of the sport across the European Continent. The vision of the Grant is to support sanctioned events that focus on underserved divisions (women, juniors & masters), international tours, and to help prominent national competitions grow and improve across Europe.

Frisbeegolfmedia is now the “Official Press Agency of PDGA Europe in Finland” in 2024.

Through an agreement between both parties that includes the websites frisbeegolfmedia.fi (News Agency), frisbeegolfradat.fi (Directory of courses in Finland) and the new Frisbeegolfmedia YouTube channel, the company will bring PDGA Europe’s activities in Finnish to the huge base of players and fans in the Nordic country in a dynamic yet rigorous way.

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PDGA Europe wishes to maintain the momentum of both the promotion and celebration of the sustained growth of Masters in Disc Golf.

PDGA EUROPE MASTERS’ EVENT 2024

Welcome to the Inaugural PDGA Europe Masters’ Event 2024!

Event Info

  • Date:14-Sep to 15-Sep-2024
  • Location: Europe
  • Tournament Director: PDGA Europe

PDGA Europe, in collaboration with European Disc Golf Federation, has initiated a program to support the 29 Affiliated European National Disc Golf Associations in order to establish a diagnosis of the current situation of the sport in each country and to determine where it can provide more effective assistance.

The plan consists of four phases:

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of PDGA Europe ry will be held on Sunday 26th November 2023 at 16:00 CET.

You can participate in the Annual General Meeting remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Registration is required via the link: https://forms.gle/Jb3tvaWhfCsigSMc9 where you can also send your suggestions for agenda items no later than 8:00 CET on November 12th.

Participants will be sent the agenda, meeting materials and videoconference link at least 14 days before the Annual General Meeting.

 

A new unified European tour, in collaboration with PDGA Europe and its PDGA Euro Tour, the European Pro Tour and the Disc Golf Pro Tour, was announced on Wednesday, ushering in a new era for professional disc golf in Europe.

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All three entities have joined forces to create a singular, five-event tour series for 2024, which will include live broadcasts on the Disc Golf Network.

We’re excited to announce our work with Disc Golf Pro Tour which has merged with European Pro Tour to create DGPT Europe.

Under this new partnership, PDGA Europe will increase its efforts on core initiatives such as enhancing our connections with members, National and European Associations and the overall promotion and growth of the sport at all levels, further supporting Masters, Amateurs and Junior Divisions.

A new era for European Disc Golf begins in 2024: stay tuned for PDGA Europe and DGPT latest news and announcements.

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P·E·R·F·E·C·T!

Silva Saarinen has participated in five PDGA Euro Tour events and has won... all five: Krokhol, Swedish Open, Skellefteå, Åland and now the PDGA Euro Tour Championship - Andalucía Open!

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NOTE: Due to an extreme weather forecast on Sunday, the competition schedule for the final round of the 2023 Andalucía Open has been adjusted. MPO and FPO will both play at 9:35 AM local time (3:35 AM ET) with a shotgun start. Disc Golf Network will run concurrent lead card coverage of both divisions. Post-production coverage will remain unchanged.

The MPO Feature Card of this PDGA Euro Tour Championship was an absolute luxury: three of the top five in the points standings of the entire circuit (Jakub Semerád, Miro Ryhänen and Silver Lätt) plus the current European Champion Dennis Augustsson, but the luck was very uneven for each of them:

PDGA Europe continues to grow by adding a new General Manager to its staff!

Juuso Nieminen is a 30-year-old disc golf enthusiast with a background in accounting, finance and small business management. He lives in Espoo, Finland, and his interests include sports, music and traveling. Juuso has been playing disc golf since his childhood, and he has also been involved in building courses, selling disc golf equipment and hosting tournaments for over a decade.

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What an end for the PDGA Euro Tour regular season!

Another day of more than pleasant weather and a total of 154 players between the Open, Masters and parallel Amateur tournament played for the final rankings of this 9Hill Open 2023 and met in a crowded trophy ceremony that had something of a farewell for this year, waiting for the Grand Final of the PDGA Euro Tour Championship in Spain at the end of October.

Heidi Laine, Photo: Mauri Levandi

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Who said that double digits were only for MPOs? Finland's Heidi Laine maintains her stellar form and scores a 10-under-par round of 1016 on the Mäetaguse course at the PDGA EuroTour — Lone Star Disc Alutaguse Open.

She told us in the interview that, despite being a player with a great distance, she had saved the last percentage of power to improve her accuracy and make sure to play from the fairway. If we add 73% accuracy from inside 10 meters and even an eagle on hole 2 we have an extraordinary round!

The votes have been counted for the 2023 PDGA Elections, which took place through the month of July with 119,027 ballots sent to eligible PDGA members. Of those, 17,720 ballots were returned, which is a participation mark of 14.9%. Participation was at 17.76% in 2022.

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Teele Toomsalu. Photo: Daniel Voss / PDGA

The Beast showed its teeth as the FPO field played the opening round of the 2023 European Open. The new FPO layout proved challenging as the course averaged more than six strokes over par with every player taking at least two bogeys.

The difficulty of this course can cause severe score separation. Hole 11 for example, had a 23% birdie rate but still averaged 0.69 strokes over par while Holes 4, 12, and 16 saw no birdies on the day. Players are rewarded for hitting gaps in the woods and staying in bounds but any mistake can leave them scrambling back to the fairway or taking a risky shot to save the par.

The best of the best — and the strongest field in the history of the prestigious tournament — has landed in Nokia, Finland for the 2023 European Open presented by Discmania. Many of the top players from the United States traveled to Norway to join the Euro Tour for the PCS Open last week and will now have a chance at a PDGA Major title. The European Open was established in 2006 and has become the premier professional disc golf event in Europe.

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As if we needed more excitement, Kristin Tattar's three-shot lead over Missy Gannon vanished at the 10th hole to offer us an even more exciting final round!

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We arrive again at the demanding 12th hole, and two almost identical shots have a very different destiny: the World Champion has a small cut-roll at the end that brings her back to inbounds, while the American has a higher skip and stays OB, and this two-stroke swing seems to end the excitement.

Photos by Mauri Levandi / DGPT

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Silver Lätt told us on the course that Kristin Tattar felt confident on the green after taking up her broken-in putters, and an 88% in C1X putting proves that it is so! If we add to this a 76% success rate in fairway hits, we get the best card of the day, a 4-under that leads the provisional leadership after the second day of this PDGA Euro Tour - DGPT Elite — PCS Open presented by Innova.

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Eveliina Salonen leads by three after the first round at the PCS Open. Photo: Disc Golf Pro Tour

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All the players, and ourselves,had in mind Paige Pierce, who slipped and suffered a fracture that takes her away from the biggest competitions of the season in the worst possible way.

The number of high-level players was on display from the start of the round, and in fact it was the third card that started to make very good scores: Sarah Hokom, with one under par, took advantage of her forehand flex lines with stable drives to navigate the demanding fairways of Øveras Disc Golf Park.

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What a battle we have lived through in the PDGA Euro Tour Skellefteå Open FPO final round! We were working at the excellent press area, went down to take a coffee (Sweden is the 2nd highest per-capita consumer in the world), and crossed in front of the clubhouse with Jenny Larsson. Something in her eyes said she was super-focused. We took a look at UDisc Live and found out why: she was smashing the course record! Rushing to the interview set to get her impressions on that -6 (which would stay at -4 after a double bogey on the 18th).

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