The Disc Golf Pro Tour and Professional Disc Golf Association are pleased to release the 2021 Elite Series and Major Schedule. This schedule reflects the 2021 Major dates, which were already set, and lays out the schedule for the Elite Series for the season, a professional tour that comprises 18 of the highest caliber events in the sport. Here’s you 2021 Disc Golf Pro Tour Elite Series schedule:
2021 Disc Golf Pro Tour
- Las Vegas Challenge – February 25-28
- Waco Annual Charity Open – March 12-14
- Jonesboro Open – April 16-18
- San Francisco Open – May 14-16
- Portland Open – June 4-6
- Discraft’s Great Lakes Open – July 23-25
- The Preserve Championship – July 30 – August 1
- Discraft’s Ledgestone Insurance Open – August 5-8
- Idlewild Open – August 13-15
- MVP Open – September 3-5
- Green Mountain Championship – September 9-12
- Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship – October 14-17
Information regarding the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s Silver Series events will be released once the A-Tier schedule is complete, and interested events can reach out to the DGPT. While this schedule is set, there are still events that are in the process of finalizing their sanctioning agreements and may be added to the schedule in the following weeks.
In regards to DGPT changes, The Disc Golf Pro Tour is happy to welcome the Las Vegas Challenge as the 2020 season’s opening event. The Memorial will rotate off the Elite Series for 2021, and the DGPT hopes for it to serve as a Silver Series. Much of the remaining schedule remains familiar, in part due to the effect that the pandemic had on the slate 2020 events starting at Waco, TX in March when the DGPT suspended operations. “For events to step up in the midst of this season’s challenging circumstances meant a lot to the DGPT and the disc golf community. While we’re motivated to evolve the Elite Series in the future, we’re also excited to be returning to many of the communities that supported the Tour in 2020,” said Jeff Spring, DGPT CEO & Director.
The 2021 schedule offers a hopeful return to the west coast with the San Francisco Open and Portland Open while keeping one new event from 2020 on the schedule, The Preserve Championship in Minnesota. Spring notes “We also very much wanted to return to Emporia for a second Dynamic Discs Open, however, the schedule is extremely tight and simply offers few opportunities for additional Elite Series. That said, we look forward to being at the GBO in late April. We plan to be back for the DDO in years to come.” With the National Tour having pushed its entire 2020 schedule to 2021, the GBO joins the other 5 events that were postponed to create a robust view of next year’s touring season.
The Professional Disc Golf Association’s National Tour will take place alongside Disc Golf Pro Tour stops. The National Tour is as follows:
- Texas State Championships – March 26-28
- Glass Blown Open – April 28 – May 1
- Master’s Cup – May 28-30
- Beaver State Fling – June 11-13
- Delaware Disc Golf Challenge – August 27-29
- Music City Open – September 24-26
In all, professional disc golf will have 18 Elite Series events in 2021 plus three majors (Pro Worlds, European Open, and USDGC/USWDGC). A slate of 21 events plus the Tour Championship will create a full schedule for professionals and fans alike to follow.
Lastly, the Disc Golf Pro Tour gains a distinct Elite Series Tier designation with the PDGA and it’s National Tour. The designation comes in recognition of the Tour as a series of events above the A-Tier level. Events on the Disc Golf Pro Tour have strict competition, added cash and media requirements, which have helped the professional game grow and have led to this designation. The Disc Golf Pro Tour is pleased to work more closely with the PDGA in 2021, and in the subsequent years to come.