Main Menu

True Amateur

True Amateur

The true spirit of organized amateur athletics is competing in a sport purely for the love of that sport and the act of competition itself.

“True Amateur” is the designation used by the Professional Disc Golf Association in reference to those amateur events, or the amateur portion of an event, which promote that true spirit of amateur athletics by presenting only trophies to the top finishers of the tournament rather than a payout in merchandise. Instead, all players in the event receive equal value through their tournament experience due to the tournament amenities that are provided.

The Professional Disc Golf Association is pleased to announce that the organization will be shifting to a “True Amateur” format for the PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships, beginning this year in Emporia, Kansas.

The competition will still feature the best amateur disc golfers on the planet competing for world titles in multiple divisions, but instead of non-cash prizes, the event will put forth an extra effort on creating an unforgettable experience for all competitors, with trophies presented to the top finishers in each division.