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Twenty years ago, the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship was created to test the next generation of disc golf professionals.

A look at the previous winners, especially in recent years, has proven that the goal has been accomplished.

Now, it's time to see who is next.

Over 150 players from throughout the country will tackle the famed Toboggan Course in Milford, Michigan for the 20th running of the USADGC, a PDGA Amateur Major Event, beginning Friday.

Juliana Korver leads the FP40 division at the USWDGC. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

NORTH CALIFORNIA – Ten of the 17 divisions at the 2021 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships are separated by five strokes or less at the top of the leader board.

There’s a PDGA Major title on the line on Championship Sunday.

“That’s what happens at a Major championship – you see more experienced players come out,” FPO leader Paige Pierce said. “They know moving day is important.”

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Paige Pierce opened up a four-shot lead after the first round of the 2021 USWDGC. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA Media

NORTH CALIFORNIA — Kelley Snyder and her card mates shared a big laugh as their names were being announced prior to teeing off on Friday at Johnson Springview Park in Rocklin.

But just after that light-hearted moment, the game face was on.

That was the scene throughout the area on Friday as 263 players throughout 17 divisions and three courses kicked off the 2021 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships, the first PDGA Pro Major of the year.

Holly Finley lines up a shot during the 2019 USWDGC. Photo: PDGA Media

Twenty-two years ago, five-time PDGA World Champion Juliana Korver won the first edition of the Women's National Championship, besting eight players in the FPO division in a tournament that had a total field of 21 players.

The PDGA Majors Committee has established a preliminary list of premier disc golf events that will serve as automatic qualifiers for the inaugural PDGA Champions Cup, set to take place April 13-17, 2022, at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling, Georgia.

The 2022 PDGA Majors schedule has been released and includes 10 events beginning and ending in Rock Hill, SC.

The 2022 Majors will be contested in locations originally slated to host in 2021, but which were delayed one year after tournament directors and local organizing committees agreed to make room for events that were postponed in 2020.

The cancellation of 2020 PDGA World Championship events has resulted in several modifications to invite and points requirement criteria for when these tournaments run in 2021. Most importantly:

Upon the recommendation of the PDGA Majors and National Tour Committee, the PDGA Board of Directors has approved a minimum rating threshold for competition in the Open (MPO) division at PDGA Major and Elite Series events in 2020.

In order to compete in the MPO division at these tournaments, players must be rated 900 or better at the time they register for the event.

Peter McBride tees off at the Emporia Country Club during the 2019 Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open. Emporia, Kansas, will host the 2021 PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Time is running out! Proposals to host one of the five available PDGA Major Disc Golf Events in 2019 will only be accepted until November 1, 2017. The events up for grabs are as follows:

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.

The 2017 PDGA Majors and National Tour Schedule has been posted below.  In 2017 there will be ten PDGA Majors in the North America, Australia and Europe and six National Tour Events in the United States.

We are now taking requests for 2017 A-Tiers via the A-Tier Request Form onlineThe deadline to submit an A-Tier request is Friday, October 7th, 2016 and our goal is to have the A-Tier schedule set and released by November 1st, 2016.

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.

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 Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) is pleased to announce that beginning in 2017, a new and separate Disc Golf World Championship event will be contested for all age-protected divisions. The 2017 PDGA Professional Masters Disc Golf World Championships will be held in addition to the existing PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships, which will be limited to qualified Open Professional Men and Open Professional Women players. The tournaments will continue to be sanctioned by the Professional Disc Golf Association as PDGA Major events.

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 USDGC is all that’s left for World Champ Paul McBeth to run-the-table on this year’s 4 majors – a historic run that’s brought on a discussion of how to define disc golf’s Grand Slam.

This season McBeth has been the talk of the disc golf world with jaw dropping play that’s amounted to record breaking rated-rounds (1132-rated final round at the Memorial Championship and then an 1119-rated final round at the Vibram Open).

The 2013 Tim Selinske United States Masters Championships came to a close today, and it was obvious that Tim was smiling down on the players as the rain held off for most of the day.  And the winners are…

When day two of the 2013 Tim Selinske United States Masters Championships was set to begin, the clouds started to build over Cedarock Park.  The Carolinas have a propensity to deliver afternoon showers in late Spring, and today would be no different.  With a two hour downpour in the early afternoon, the players would not only be challenged by the courses, but the elements as well.  Rain golf is different; some feel that a more conservative approach might assist in avoiding mistakes, while others play more aggressive in order to capitalize on others mild-mannered method.  We saw a bit of both, and the leaderboards have been shaken.

Round 1 at Valbyparken and the Latitude 64 Copenhagen Open saw some players’ discs soar while others were brought down to earth as they struggled to negotiate the OB lines and the gaps between the groves of oak and birch trees.

The Professional Disc Golf Association released the Bid Guidelines for PDGA Major Events for events in the years 2014 and 2015 in April of 2012. The PDGA created these bid guideline packages to assist prospective communities in presenting their case for hosting one of disc golf’s showcase events and lays out the guidelines on how to prepare a bid to host a PDGA Major.

The deadline for the submission of bids for 2014 & 2015 Major events is this Friday August 31, 2012.

The Professional Disc Golf Association released the Bid Guidelines for PDGA Major Events for events in the years 2014, and 2015 in April and has been receiving bids over the last few months. The PDGA has created these bid guideline packages to assist prospective communities in presenting their case for hosting one of disc golf’s showcase events and lays out the guidelines on how to prepare a bid to host a PDGA Major.

The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce the following 2013 PDGA Major Events:

2013 European Open

Tournament Director Jussi Meresma will once again host the European Open in beautiful Nokia, Finland. This European Major event is held every other year alternating with the European Championship. The Open, as defined by its name, is open to all qualified international competitors, while the Championship is limited to only players from Europe.

The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce the release of the Bid Guidelines for PDGA Major Events for events in the years 2013, 2014, and 2015. The PDGA has created these bid guideline packages to assist prospective communities in presenting their case for hosting one of disc golf’s showcase events and lays out the guidelines on how to prepare a bid to host a PDGA Major.

The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce the release of the Bid Guidelines for PDGA Major Events for events in the years 2013, 2014, and 2015. The PDGA has created these bid guideline packages to assist prospective communities in presenting their case for hosting one of disc golf’s showcase events and lays out the guidelines on how to prepare a bid to host a PDGA Major.

Top Ranked Ams Gather for US National Championship
After qualifying at high level events over the past year, the best Amateur disc golfers from all regions of the US and abroad are making their way to the Kensington Toboggan Championship course in Milford, MI for the PDGA United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship, presented by Discraft.

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