The offseason is off and running, and we’re getting caught up here on PDGA Radio. First, Steve and Sara look at the news that Paul McBeth and Innova Discs are parting ways and what impact that might have on disc golf as a whole (9:10) before discussing Simon Lizotte’s five-year extension with Discmania and how that compares to more mainstream sports (21:05). Robert Leonard gives us a season recap Rules Break (28:00), then Steve and Sara cover the weekend’s hot rounds (33:30).
After that, it’s time for the very (un)official PDGA Radio Awards, where the hosts bestow glorious titles like:
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’sPro 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).
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.
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:
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).
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).