Following a year in which the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponement or cancellation of many elite disc golf events throughout the world, 2021 promises to be a season of revival.
This will be nowhere truer than on the 2021 PDGA Euro Tour, which kicks-off April 30 with the Kokkedal Open in Denmark.
Today the Euro Tour is announcing a new partnership with Natural Born Disc Golfer Media (NBDG) to cover all rounds of the 2021 Tour with next-day shot-by-shot coverage of the MPO feature/lead card, which will be released on NBDG’s YouTube channel and free to watch for all viewers.
Oklahoma-based video production company GK PRO is taking their game on the road full-time in 2020, and they’ll be stopping off at a handful of the PDGA’s biggest tournaments.
The team -- comprised of Kris VanBecelaere, Blaine Williams, Bobby Cox, and Gabe Dao -- will be on hand to cover the MPO 3 card at the 25th Annual Texas State Disc Golf Championships presented by Latitude 64 before pulling FPO 2 duty at the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open. GK will then resume coverage of MPO 3 for the rest of the National Tour, with each of their rounds being released the following day on their YouTube channel.
The purpose of this document is to provide a clear set of regulations regarding media coverage of PDGA-Owned Major and PDGA National Tour events. The policy outlines the chain of command in place and the specific roles and tasks that the PDGA, the Local Organizing Committee (LOC), media entities, and players have for these events.
The International Disc Golf Center's W.R. Jackson Memorial Course takes the stage to close out the PDGA National Tour season this weekend at the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic in Appling, Georgia. Photo: Dalton Slantis
It's been a long season, but we've got one more in us.
Whether in person or online, the United States Disc Golf Championship always provides a unique spectator experience. Photo: Eino Ansio
As one of disc golf's most prestigious events, the United States Disc Golf Championship has been a must-see tournament for 20 years. Now, as Winthrop University hosts this PDGA Major's 21st birthday bash, there are plenty of options for fans who want to join the party.
Here's everything you need to know to help celebrate from Wednesday through Saturday in South Carolina.
Zoe Andyke (center) and Callie McMorran (right) are a small part of the largest women's field ever at the USWDGC. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
A record number of women are in Spotsylvania, Virginia, this weekend for the United States Women's Disc Golf Championship, an annual PDGA Major that celebrates both camaraderie and competition. With Paige Pierce eyeing her first career Major sweep and a constantly growing pro women's division, that means Loriella Park and Hawk Hollow are likely to be the backdrop for some spectacular play.
Chicago is only two hours away. St. Louis? A mere two and a half.
What we're saying is this: Pro Worlds is near some big cities, and we know you want to come watch 550-foot drives and 75-foot putts in person. If you're planning on doing that, check out the Pro Worlds Spectator Guide for the lowdown on parking, directions, and more.
The cameras will be on hand to film Paul McBeth—or anyone in contention—next week at the PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships in Peoria, Illinois. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Being able to add an x next to a signature—whether it's 1x, 5x, or anything in between—is one of the quiet bonuses of winning a PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championship title. It may seem like a small gesture, two simple lines crossing one another in quick succession; but like the common children's story marker of buried treasure, the xs earned next week in Peoria, Illinois, signify more than just a letter.
Although we will watch and consider adding any video related to disc golf to the PDGA Videos page, the Featured Video section of PDGA.com’s home page is reserved for tournament coverage videos. To be more specific, the Featured Video section is reserved for tournament coverage videos from a relatively recent PDGA sanctioned event that meet certain criteria. Although there is no official template for tournament coverage videos, there are plenty of things that most would consider as basic requirements.
The PDGA receives dozens of communications every week about things happening in the disc golf world that could be worthy of an article or story for the front page of PDGA.com. As much as we would love to publish everything that comes on our way, there simply isn’t enough time and aren’t enough resources to do so. We do our best to get interesting stories published from outside sources while also making sure we are bringing fans of disc golf quality and timely content covering the PDGA Majors and National Tour events.
As disc golf continues to grow at a rapid pace, we wanted to provide a channel for disc golf content producers around the globe to share their content with the viewers of PDGA.com, the PDGA Facebook page, @PDGA on Twitter, the PDGA Weekly Newsletter, and fans of disc golf everywhere.
There are 3 main types of disc golf content that we are looking for: