The Disc Golf Pro Tour is excited to announce its 2020 schedule. 2020 marks the fifth season of the Disc Golf Pro Tour. The Pro Tour will retain all eleven stops from the 2019 season.
The 2020 Tour is split into four distinct regions, The South, The West Coast, The Midwest, and The East Coast. Each area will feature Elite Series events from both the Disc Golf Pro Tour and The PDGA National Tour.
The Disc Golf Pro Tour will officially kick off the PDGA's Elite Series events with the Memorial Championship February 27th - March 1st. It will be one of only three tournaments in 2020 to span four days of competition (the other being the Ledgestone and GMC). The Tour will then take a break for two weeks before returning March 13-15th for the Waco Annual Charity Open. Following the Waco Annual Charity Open will be the first National Tour Event, the Texas States, which will be in Tyler, Texas. The next week will be Collegiate Nationals (a PDGA Major), which moves to Rock Hill, SC, for 2020. The Disc Golf Pro Tour will pick back up in Jonesboro, AR for the Jonesboro Open, April 17-19th. The South quadrant of events will wrap up with the Glass Blown Open a PDGA National Tour event, April 29-May 2nd.
The West Coast
Two weeks after GBO, the National Tour will have its third stop at the Masters Cup in Santa Cruz, CA, May 15-17th. The next weekend will be the USWDGC a PDGA Major in Placer Valley, CA. The fourth stop on the Pro Tour will be the San Francisco Open, which will take place May 29-31st. The Disc Golf Pro Tour will take another month break for a slate of PDGA Majors and an NT, which include Tim Selinske, USADGC, and Pro Worlds, the last of which will be in Ogden, UT June 13-20th. The National Tour will pick back up with the Beaver State Fling June 26-28th in Estacada, OR. The Disc Golf Pro Tour's fifth stop will be the Portland Open July 3-5th. The Portland Open will complete the West Coast swing and give players time to head overseas for the European Open before returning to the Midwest for the next section of the Tour.
The Great Lakes Open will kick off the midwest section of the Tour as the sixth stop of the 2020 Disc Golf Pro Tour. It will take place on July 24-26th. Two weeks later will be the Idlewild Open in Burlington, KY August 7-9th. The next week, August 13-16th will be the eighth stop on the Pro Tour the Ledgestone Insurance Open. The Disc Golf Pro Tour will then take a two-week break as it transitions over to the East Coast for the final leg of the season.
The East Coast
The East Coast leg of the Tour will pick up with the MVP Open, August 28th-30th. The next weekend will feature the final stop of the regular season for the Disc Golf Pro Tour, the Green Mountain Championship September 3-6th. With the Disc Golf Pro Tour season wrapped up, the Tour will move to the Delaware Disc Golf Challenge the next week, September 11-13th. The National Tour will then conclude at the Music City Open September 25-27th. The season will wrap up with the USDGC October 7-10th and the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship October 16-18th.
The DGPT is excited to announce a change in our test event program in the near future. We are currently working with 2019 test event TDs to establish the final details of a new series that will bring more prominence to events affiliated with the Pro Tour at the previous level of test event. If your event is interested in being considered please fill out the linked form. For the PDGA’s release and A-Tier selection please review the linked post.
We are excited about the 2020 season. We hope you are too! Let us know in the comments which event you plan to spectate at, and we will look forward to seeing you out there!
The Challenge at Goat Hill Park Welcomes You!
Are you ready for a Challenge? Do you think you can tame the Goat? 2019 will mark the 7th installation of The Challenge at Goat Hill Park – Driven by Innova, held in Oceanside, California on May 3-5, 2019. In 2019 The Challenge is stepping up to A-tier status for the combined MPO/FPO field with a parallel 2-day B-tier for other Pro and Am players. A minimum of $4,000 in added cash is earmarked for the Pro side of the tournament, with ample player packs and awards available for our Ams. And of course, the coveted “Goat Trophies” for top finishers.
Players choosing to take on the Goat will get a chance to experience the Par 70, nearly 12,000-foot disc golf layout that winds around the golf course known as Goat Hill Park. The “Goat Hill” portion of the venue name tells you most of what you need to know about the course: it’s tough, ornery and features lots of hills to chew players up. What isn’t mentioned is the wind – a steady sea breeze coming off the Pacific Ocean (in the view from several holes) that really picks up in the afternoon, just in time for lead cards. “Park” was added to the name to reflect the open, inviting, relaxing vibe that embraces the venue. Where else can you see ball golfers and disc golfers with their dogs on a leash beside them as they play 18?
Registration for The Challenge will open on DGU in mid-January and first accommodate DGPT cardholders, followed by ratings-based tiers for other Pros. All players will be invited to the Friday evening Welcome and Players Party held on-site at Goat Hill Park, where we’ll make use of the patio area to enjoy disc-themed games, snacks and a sampling of some of San Diego County’s best craft beers. We will have three rounds of post-production video coverage of the event, three days of UDisc live scoring, and are a USDGC Qualifier. If you want to see what Goat Hill Park looks like on video check out CCDG’s coverage of the final round of the FLYR Open, available on YouTube.
So as you’re planning your disc golf travel schedule for 2019, include a swing through sunny San Diego to Goat Hill Park. We’re snuggled in between the Glass Blown Open and the San Francisco Open, ready to host the best in the sport and build upon the rich disc golf history of Southern California.
The touring professional disc golfer. There are 65 people that can proudly say they are part of an elite group. A group that defines the pinnacle of our sport. A group that plays disc golf for a living.
Disc golf has grown up a lot in the last decade. There may have been a handful, or maybe a Simpsons' handful, of players that played disc golf for a living. Today, there are dozens, and the number will continue to grow. When we started the Pro Tour our plan was to grow the number of MPO touring pros to 72 and FPO touring pros to 24 within five years. We are on target.
The top 50 MPO and the top 15 FPO players from the 2018 Pro Tour season have earned a 2019 Tour Card. This entitles players to early registration at all Pro Tour events. Additionally, they will be featured on the 2019 Trading Cards which includes their complete stats from their previous seasons. Lastly, they will have access to the Tour Card Tent off the fairway of hole 18.
Additionally, the five top finishers at the Next Gen Tour have also earned their Tour Cards. Congratulations to Silas Schultz, Kyle Klein, Quinn Rodius, Harold Greer, and Alexander Miller for their top five finish. You are among the best amateur disc golf athletes on the planet and we are proud to invite you to enjoy all of the opportunities that a Tour Card offers.
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