Professional Disc Golf Association
Frisbees have been flying for nearly a hundred years, in fact, the first recorded game of flying disc occurred in Vancouver BC in 1926.
A group of school age kids played a game with tin lids, which they dubbed Tin Lid Golf. They played on a fairly regular basis on a disc golf course they laid out on their school grounds.
Now, in the first decade of the 21st Century, the number of disc golf courses tripled, and the sport of disc golf has exploded in response. As players have matured and compete at a higher level, the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) is a membership organization dedicated to the promotion and sustainable growth of disc golf.
It promotes the sport through player participation, tournament development, spectator participation, course development, rules and competitive standards, media and sponsor relations, and public education and outreach.
2016 PDGA National Tour
The Professional Disc Golf Association 2016 PDGA National Tour will consist of seven events held across the country starting with the Memorial Championship in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 2–5 and ending with the Brent Hambrick Memorial Open in Columbus, OH on August 26–28.
The PDGA Tour just printed a premium white sticker featuring an iconic, blue-and-green sports design with a golfer in mid putt and wire basket waiting to hear the chains sing, and we’re hoping that this sticker will travel on tour all season.
Interested in Disc Golf?
For instance, if you lived here in the Denver area and you went over to the PDGA Events page, you would find a cool gathering this weekend at Pioneer Park DGC in Sterling, Colorado, called Stake Your Claim presented by Throw Colorado.
Major Disc Golf Events
If you want to watch the Major Disc Golf events unfold over the year, you can start in April at the National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships in North Augusta, SC, where 300 college students will throw for the win. In June, the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championships will take place in Milford, MI, followed by nearly 600 players descending on Madison, WI, for the PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships. Then come fall September brings 80 players to the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships in Sabattus, ME, and in October 150 players will tee off at the United States Disc Golf Championship in Rock Hill, SC. That’s a lot of disc golf action to keep fans busy, and if you’re a PDGA Tournament Director who wants some event stickers, drop us a line.