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2018 PDGA World Champions Paige Bjerkass (left) and Gregg Barsby join this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photos: Alyssa Van Lanen

Smugglers' Notch Resort plays host for this week's PDGA Professional Disc Golf World Championships. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Dave Feldberg joins the show to talk about his Pro Masters World Championship. Photo: PDGA

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson break down all the action from the MVP Open, including James Conrad’s career-high round for the win and his “show no weakness” mindset (1:40) and how Sarah Hokom is peaking just in time for Pro Worlds (9:08). When was the last time Paige Pierce went back-to-back tournaments outside the top 3 (13:55), and what were the keys to Calvin Heimburg’s success (21:10)?

Happy Ratings Update Day! Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson share their observations on the latest stats release (1:15) before looking at Dave Feldberg’s Pro Masters World title (5:12) and his prospects for capturing dual Pro/Masters World Championships (8:40). Plus, playoffs abound in Kansas City (11:25).

2018 Ledgestone Insurance Open Champion Nate Sexton joins the show this week. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

It's almost time for the Discraft Ledgestone Insurance Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson congratulate the new Amateur World Champions before talking with Alexis Mandujano about her win and what the future has in store. Am Worlds Tournament Director Robert Leonard explains what went in to scrapping a hole’s worth of scoring due to inclement weather, then the hosts check in on other action from the weekend. Madison Walker gives her tips for navigating the woods before Steve and Sara decide how to celebrate National Disc Golf Day on Saturday.

It's time for an Idlewild recap and a chat with the Am Worlds tournament director on this week's PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Konopiště Open talk is on tap with this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Eino Ansio

Hear from Paul McBeth right after his historic performance on this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Colten Montgomery joins this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Want to know more about the candidates for the upcoming PDGA Board of Directors elections? We’ve got you covered.

Steve Hill interviews each candidate in this special edition of PDGA Radio, with seven standard questions and one candidate-specific query on the agenda. Timestamps for each candidate:

Catrina Allen joins PDGA Radio this week to talk about the shift in her season. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson take a look at the hefty slate of A-Tiers from over the weekend (3:40)  before covering the PDGA’s hot rounds (18:25). Next, they look ahead to the Utah Open (20:55), the fifth event on the Disc Golf Pro Tour, and make their picks (28:14). Later, Sara shares a cautionary tale from her experience at the Magic City Mega Bowl (37:45) before the show wraps with This Week in Disc Golf History (45:45).

Steve and Sara look back at the Beaver State Fling and do a little armchair quarterbacking. First, they talk Catrina Allen’s playoff win and her willingness to change her late-round strategy (3:03) before tackling big questions like:

Philo Brathwaite joins PDGA Radio to talk about the disc golf shot heard 'round the world. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

San Francisco Open winner Sarah Hokom joins PDGA Radio this week. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson ride the roller coaster after the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. The hosts discuss a high-profile disqualification at the event (2:25) and how Paige Pierce’s continued dominance affects her competitors’ mental game (7:36). On the Open side, it’s all about Ricky Wysocki’s perseverance (21:40), Paul McBeth’s comeback (22:35), and Noah Meintsma’s breakout showing (25:10).

Paul McBeth joins the show to talk about this weekend's Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Photo: The Flight Record

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson discuss the record-breaking PDGA Women’s Global Event weekend, including Sara’s WGE experience (00:45); the KC Diva Spring Feeva (3:50); and some of the other numbers that point toward the event’s success (5:57). Sara breaks down observations from the Global Scores (9:22) before the hosts cover the hot rounds from the weekend (13:45).

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson look back at the action from the Tim Selinske U.S. Masters Championship (5:14) and the Nick Hyde Memorial (12:47) from over the weekend. Next, the hosts run down the hot rounds throughout the PDGA (26:14) before Women’s Committee Member Julie Ferdella joins the program to chat about the upcoming Women’s Global Event (32:13).

Eagle McMahon joins the show to talk about his GBO victory. Photo: Stu Mullenberg / The Flight Record

It’s Glass Blown Open Week! Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson preview everything related to the second National Tour stop of the season, including the economic impact the event has on Emporia (5:10) and a look at the differences in venue for the Open Women’s (8:03) and Open (19:20) fields. Paige Bjerkaas stops by (26:20) to talk about what it’s like to be a GBO local and to give her take on the division before the hosts make their picks for the event (44:16). Plus the weekend’s hot rounds (50:55) and This Week in Disc Golf History (55:31).

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson look back at the slew of winners crowned at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships (4:57) before checking in on the hot rounds around the PDGA (17:15) and the weekend slate of A-Tiers (21:50), including a tricky filming scenario at the Vintage Open (31:35). Robert Leonard stops by with a rules break on 806.02 (Out-of-Bounds) and how it related to a hole at the NCDGC, then the hosts talk about Mary Sicard, the PDGA's new marketing manager (43:00). 

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson recap the action from the Amateur World Doubles Championships (1:40) before breaking down the Jonesboro Open. Ricky Wysocki got his first win of the year (6:27), Garrett Gurthie put on a show (11:11), and Paige Pierce continues to dominate (22:56). Eric Oakley shares a pro tip (43:01) before Gurthie stops by to talk about his decision to return to tour (44:10). Later, the hosts look ahead to this week’s National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships in South Carolina (1:00:30).

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson preview this week’s Jonesboro Open (4:52), the third event on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Lisa Fajkus shares a putting tip (16:32) before Arkansas native Kevin Jones stops by for a chat (17:22). Steve and Sara make their picks (33:00), then look at Am Worlds Doubles in Texas (38:14) and Sara’s own charity doubles event in South Carolina (47:47). Finally, they discuss disc golf manufacturers’ April Fools jokes (52:25) before sharing Last Week in Disc Golf History (58:55).

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson take a look at the weekend slate of A-Tiers, including results from the Throw Down The Mountain VI (1:45), The Open at Flat Creek (10:32), and The Daniel Boe Memorial (19:07). 2018 Am Worlds Tournament Director Robert Leonard stops by to clarify rule 804.02 and how it pertained to a situation at the Waco Annual Charity Open (33:50).

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson review disc golf’s version of March Madness as they look back on the Waco Annual Charity Open. A wild Open Women’s comeback (2:15) gave way to an Open playoff (18:09), which found Jeremy Koling emerging victorious. He joins the show (32:00) to talk about the déjà vu that came with the win and is subjected to this week’s Lightning Round. Later, Steve and Sara talk Simon Lizotte’s DNF (1:10:00) before moving into international PDGA demographics (1:16:45) and This Week in Disc Golf History (1:25:57).

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson recap some weekend events (2:00) and cover the PDGA's hot rounds (9:30) before talking about Chris Dickerson's phenomenal start to the season (11:47) and if he is underrated on a national scale. After, they reveal the 2017 PDGA Rookies of the Year (15:58) and discuss what it takes to achieve that title.

Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson break down the action from last weekend’s Memorial Championship on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. First, the hosts talk about Simon Lizotte’s victory (1:27) and if fellow competitors should be scared of his newfound focus. Next, they discuss changes atop the Open leaderboard (6:15), a weird weekend for Ricky Wysocki (13:00), and Nate Doss’ star turn as a commentator (18:35). Paige Pierce continues to dominate the Open Women’s division (22:05), which gave way to another battle between Lisa Fajkus and Jessica Weese (24:53).

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