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Simon Lizotte approaches on hole 16 of the 2017 European Open. Photo: Eino Ansio

It’s European Open week on PDGA Radio! But first, Steve Hill and Sara Sinclair (same host, new last name) congratulate a host of new PDGA junior world champions (3:02) and cover the weekend’s hot rounds (11:02). From there, the duo break down what you need to know ahead of the European Open, including Wednesday’s Presidents Cup (21:03), course observations from a practice round with Paul McBeth (25:50), media essentials (34:52), and their picks to win the event (42:00).

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

Elections for the PDGA Board of Directors begin on July 1, so it’s time to get to know the candidates with a special episode of PDGA Radio! Steve Hill chats with each of the six members who are vying for the two open board positions and covers topics ranging from sustainable growth for disc golf and membership priorities to the am/pro balance and walk-up music. 

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Reid Frescura joins the show after his fourth-place showing at the Ledgestone Insurance Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

A.J. Risley joins the show on the heels of his top 5 showing at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Milo McIver State Park played host to yet another thrilling finish at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

It didn't come down to a playoff, but the final round of the Beaver State Fling served up tension and redemption. Catch up on a wild Sunday on the PDGA National Tour with the latest episode of Chain Reaction!

Paige Pierce held onto her lead Saturday at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

If we’re going to keep the tradition of a Portland playoff alive, that means we’re due for some fireworks in the final round of the Beaver State Fling. Catch up on Saturday’s PDGA National Tour action with this episode of Chain Reaction, featuring soundbites from Jennifer Allen, James Conrad, Eagle McMahon, Seppo Paju, and Paige Pierce!

Paige Pierce joins the show to talk Portland, preparation, and playoffs. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Steve and Sara break down the action from the past weekend’s Portland Open on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. First, it’s the MPO battle, where Drew Gibson and Eagle McMahon made improbable playoff runs from the chase card (2:42). Paige Pierce woke up the putter on the way to her win (17:32), and the hosts talk about how players can handle their emotions on the course as media coverage increases (27:00). JomezPro gets a shoutout for their charity efforts (34:15) before Steve and Sara cover the weekend’s hot rounds (36:42).

Tune in to this week's episode of PDGA Radio to hear Garrett Gurthie's full interview after his Santa Cruz Masters Cup victory. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Garrett Gurthie secured the first PDGA National Tour victory of his career at the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

We've got a first-time champion and a four-time champion, as Garrett Gurthie takes home the biggest win of his career and Catrina Allen stays hot during the final round of the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Catch up on all the action from the last day of the third PDGA National Tour stop of 2019.

Roll Tide: Matt Orum made the move of the day at the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

The rain came to play during round 2 of the Santa Cruz Masters Cup, but so did Garrett Gurthie and the upper tier of the Open Women's field. Steve Hill is back to break down the action from a soggy moving day on another episode of Chain Reaction!

Camille Skweir (center) is tied for second place after the opening round of this PDGA National Tour event. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Steve Hill breaks down opening round action from the Santa Cruz Masters Cup on this episode of Chain Reaction, with player news and insights from Ricky Wysocki, Garrett Gurthie, Catrina Allen, and surprise performer Camille Skweir.

The crowd looks on from "Top of the World" at the 2018 Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

19-year-old Canadian pro Thomas Gilbert joins PDGA Radio to talk his big weekend win in California. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

"Actually, I'm a cyborg:" Brian Earhart joins PDGA Radio this week and shares his disc golf origin story. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

And just like that, Eagle McMahon's lead at the Glass Blown Open has become a deficit. Catch up on all the action from a wild moving day on the PDGA National Tour with insights from McMahon, Paul McBeth, Catrina Allen, and Paige Pierce on this episode of Chain Reaction!

Hole 16 swallowed up more discs during round two of the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

It was a wild day at the Emporia Country Club, as wind and emotions ran high during round two of the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open! Steve Hill walks you through the action and brings insights from Eagle McMahon, Paul McBeth, Catrina Allen, and Paige Pierce on another round of Chain Reaction.

JohnE McCray shared his thoughts on his round one Glass Blown Open performance on a new episode of Chain Reaction. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

PDGA Media’s Steve Hill covers the action from day one of the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open! Joel Freeman changed his expectations and was rewarded with the lead in the Open division, while a pair of Mcs shined. Catrina Allen overcame the slow grind of play with an aggressive finish to pace the women’s field.

2018 PDGA World Champion and Emporia local Paige Bjerkaas joins this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Paul McBeth shares his most frivolous post-victory purchase on this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Disc Golf Hall of Famer Elaine King joins this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Catrina Allen joins PDGA Radio for a wide-ranging interview. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Micah Peacock putts during the 2018 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships. Photo: Josh Black

Alex Russell joins PDGA Radio to share his disc golf origin story and talk life on the road. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Vanessa Van Dyken joins this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

It was the Memorial that spawned a thousand memes, but how about the stellar play in Arizona from Eveliina Salonen and Eagle McMahon? Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson look back at the Memorial Championship, including chatter Salonen’s skills, Paige Pierce’s play on Vista del Camino hole 18, and Jessica Weese’s continued strong play (1:10). After that, it’s a debate on if McMahon is currently the best disc golfer and some analysis on Jalle Stoor’s approach to the tournament (22:10).

Calvin Heimburg joins this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

It’s the 50th episode of PDGA Radio! Calvin Heimburg joins the show to talk about his Las Vegas Challenge victory, and Steve stumps him during the lightning round. Later, Steve and Sara talk notable performances from the LVC, including Vanessa Van Dyken, Cale Leiviska, and Dustin Keegan. After that, it’s on to the Memorial Championship, and Steve and Sara talk live coverage and make their picks.

Paige Bjerkaas took down her first PDGA National Tour win at the Las Vegas Challenge. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

A playoff and a near-meltdown headlined the final round of the Las Vegas Challenge, as Paige Bjerkaas and Calvin Heimburg emerged with their first career PDGA National Tour victories! Steve Hill breaks down all of the action with player soundbites and stats.

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