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DGPT Announces Guaranteed Rate as Presenting Partner of Tour Championship

By Baker Helton

DGPT Announces Guaranteed Rate as Presenting Partner of Tour Championship

For Immediate Release: 

Jeffersonville, VT – September 23, 2021: The Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) is proud to announce that Guaranteed Rate, one of America’s top five retail mortgage lenders, is now the presenting partner of the 2021 Tour Championship taking place at Hornet’s Nest Park in Charlotte, N.C., Oct. 14-17.

“Guaranteed Rate is thrilled to partner with the Disc Golf Pro Tour for its upcoming Tour Championship,” said Guaranteed Rate Vice President of Sports Marketing & Partnerships Steve McNelley. “We’re looking forward to helping build momentum as this exciting lifestyle sport becomes mainstream and gains popularity among competitive athletes, disc golfers and fans all over the country.”

In addition to the partnership with Guaranteed Rate, DGPT also announces the richest purse in disc golf history—a record-breaking $250,000 for the Tour Championship – a PDGA Elite Series event, with $30,000 going to both the Men’s and Women’s Champions.

“This is a big day for professional disc golf. We’re excited to work with Guaranteed Rate and appreciate their support of the Tour Championship,” said DGPT CEO & Director Jeff Spring. “I’m also proud and thankful of the fantastic team we have at the Disc Golf Pro Tour, whose hard work has allowed these opportunities to be realized, and I’m thrilled by the incredible performances of the competitors on our tour whose dedication and professionalism have contributed massively to this moment for the sport.”

The partnership with Guaranteed Rate realizes a goal the DGPT had set its sights on for some time.

“This is a watershed moment for the sport. We’ve been working on a deal like this for a while, and it feels incredibly gratifying to secure a partner like Guaranteed Rate,” said DGPT Director of Partnerships Sean Jack. “For decades, players, tournament directors, media personnel and many other stakeholders have worked together to make opportunities like this possible. We are so thankful for those efforts and the support!”

All four rounds of the Tour Championship will stream live on the Disc Golf Network, and tickets to spectate the event are now available for purchase.

For media inquiries please contact DGPT Marketing & Communications Manager, Baker Helton at

About the Disc Golf Pro Tour®:

The Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) provides the highest level of professional disc golf, with the world’s best players competing in a series of the sport’s most elite tournaments. The DGPT season culminates with the top finishers competing in the DGPT Tour Championship. The DGPT operates the Disc Golf Network, the home of live disc golf and exclusive on-demand content. For more information, please visit

About Guaranteed Rate Companies

The Guaranteed Rate Companies includes Guaranteed Rate, Inc., one of the top 5 retail mortgage lenders in the United States, Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, and Proper Rate, LLC. Headquartered in Chicago, Guaranteed Rate Companies combined funded over $73 billion in 2020 and have more than 10,000 employees in over 850 offices across the United States. Founded in 2000 and located in all 50 states and Washington, D.C., Guaranteed Rate has helped homeowners nationwide with home purchase loans and refinances. The company has established itself as an industry leader by introducing innovative technology, offering low rates and delivering unparalleled customer service. In 2017, the company launched Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and Realogy Holdings Corp. (NYSE: RLGY), a global leader in residential real estate franchising and brokerage. In 2020, the company launched Proper Rate, LLC, a mortgage origination joint venture between Guaranteed Rate, Inc. and @properties, one of the nation’s largest residential brokerage firms. Collectively, the Guaranteed Rate Companies have earned numerous honors and awards including: Forbes Advisor’s Top 10 Mortgage Lenders for 2021; Best Mortgage Lender for Online Loans and Best Mortgage Lender for Refinancing by NerdWallet for 2021; 2018 Top Lender for Online Service by U.S. News & World Report; HousingWire’s 2020 Tech100 award for the company’s industry-leading FlashCloseSM technology; No. 3 ranking in Scotsman Guide’s 2021 list of Top Retail Mortgage Lenders; Chicago Agent Magazine’s Lender of the Year for five consecutive years; and Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces list for seven consecutive years. Visit for more information.