The Disc Golf Pro Tour is a collection of the sport’s elite professional tournaments organized into the world’s most extensive professional Tour. With the mission to grow professional disc golf through promotion, a significant portion of what the Tour works to produce and curate is high-quality media for individual events and the Tour as a whole. Our media policy has been created to clarify the types, uses, and requirements for media at DGPT events. Types of media are separated into three categories, and each policy can be found below:

  • Professional
  • Editorial
  • Personal

GROWTH of PROFESSIONAL DISC GOLF MEDIA

The volume of disc golf media has multiplied in recent years, a phenomenon that matches the growth of the number of people who play the sport and who are subsequently interested in viewing disc golf content. With that, rapid growth has come growing pains at times. With many brands, businesses, media companies, and players creating, purchasing, and advertising in media, the DGPT seeks to create a transparent and fair playing field for events, their partners and sponsors, independent media teams, and advertisers. 

MEDIA REGULATIONS

To provide that clarity, the DGPT has created Media Regulations that we ask all processional and commercial media to follow at all DGPT event. For more information on the specific regulations required to produce media at one of these events, please see the Disc Golf Pro Tour Media Regulations

Media Policy

The Disc Golf Pro Tour’s Media Policy adheres to and builds on the PDGA Media Policy for National Tour events. The PDGA National Tour Media Policy can be found here. The Disc Golf Pro Tour Media Policy is as follows, applying to all DGPT Premier Events for the 2020 Season.

The DGPT is the media rights holder for the 11 premier events and determines media access via a credentialing process. All persons or entities requesting access for professional use must fill out the DGPT Content Creation Form or editorial use must fill out the DGPT Media Credentials Form. Personal media users are not required to fill out a credential request.

Professional Use

Professional use media relates to any project that is directly monetized or promotes a brand, business, product, or service. Professional use includes, but is not limited to:

  • Professional photography not contracted by the event
  • Commercial video production
  • Brand-specific social media accounts

If you wish to use any photo, video, or audio obtained at the event for professional use, please fill out the DGPT Content Creation Form. The DGPT reserves the right to approve or deny any credential requests, or charge a fee for professional media access. These regulations are required to protect our relationships with and the interests of our partners who have existing media rights with the DGPT.

Your completed professional use credential request form must be received no later than 48 hours before the start of the event. Upon approval, the Disc Golf Pro Tour Media Manager will provide instructions on how to receive your credential.

Editorial Use

The DGPT welcomes independent editorial media to attend its events. Editorial use includes, but is not limited to:

  • Television news crews
  • Newspapers
  • News media websites
  • Podcasts
  • Video channels used for interviewing and/or highlighting tournaments

Editorial outlets may be granted credentialed access to tournament play, as well as access to interview zones at tournament central. However, depending on the space limitations of certain venues, access may be limited. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

If you wish to use any photo, video, or audio obtained at the event for editorial use, you must fill out the DGPT Media Credential Request Form. The DGPT reserves the right to approve or deny any credential requests. Your completed credential request form must be received no later than 48 hours before the start of the event. Upon approval, the Disc Golf Pro Tour Media Manager will provide instructions on how to receive your credential.

Personal Use

The DGPT appreciates disc golf fans and spectators and encourages you to share images, videos, and audio from our events to personal pages and social media accounts (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc.).

If this is how your media is being used, there is no need to fill out a credential request form. You may not directly monetize any media through paywalls or advertisements, nor use it to promote a brand, business, product, or service.

Please adhere to the following guidelines when onsite for an event:

  • Ensure cell phones are set to silent or vibrate.
  • Ensure camera shutters are silent or are not used until after players release their shots. Please refrain from using your camera’s flash.
  • Please refrain from standing in the players’ line of sight.
  • Please allow players, caddies, and professional media enough space to move from hole to hole.
  • Please follow directions from crowd control volunteers and remain off the line of play at all times.
  • Please refrain from asking players for autographs during a round.

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