Roc Resurgence

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USDGC Champion Rocs have been a special, unique, and integral part of the Championship dating back to 2001. This year is no exception, with sales and interest at arguably an all-time high. It doesn’t hurt that among the first 1100 discs released, 400 were Glow-in-the-Dark Champion Line in the original Rancho mold, an offering that has not been made since…

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2015 Caddy Book

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The 2015 Caddy Book is now finalized online. Looking inside you’ll see several tweaks to the holes, but course rules largely remain the same from last year. *Note the Caddy Book has been revised since its draft posting. Once again, yellow rope indicates hazard. Crossing it means playing from the lie with a one throw penalty. And, red rope indicates…

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McBeth Eyeing DG’s Grand Slam

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After flipping a switch to overdrive midway through the 2015 PDGA World Championships, Paul McBeth cruised to his fourth consecutive world title. McBeth, or McBeast as he is known, now gets another crack at completing disc golf’s Grand Slam. One of the few majors that he hasn’t claimed, the USDGC, is all that stands in his way of making history.…

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Giving Back Improves USDGC

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Having a charitable component, quite simply, makes the United States Disc Golf Championship a better event. Since 2001, the USDGC has partnered with 14 different organizations that have ranged from Habitat for Humanity, to Rolling Thunder, to the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Each has touched a different part of the broader community and helped to keep things in perspective for…

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2015 Qualifying Info

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Last year’s USDGC had it all: overtime to determine the US Champion, the first female to take the Performance Flight, and an awesome over-the-lake distance showcase to wrap it all up. Ready for more? It all starts with Open Flight qualifying, which kicks-off sooner than usual (Jan. 29th – Feb. 1st) at the Aussie Open (major) in Mundaring, Australia. Along with…

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Lake Toss is One to Remember

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The distance showcase after the USDGC provided amazement like always, but this year the showcase entitled Big Arm, Big Heart also provided a total of $1,600 to help put an end to breast cancer. After emerging from the US Distance Competition (held prior) as the top four throwers, Simon Lizotte, Garrett Gurthie, Jeremy Koling, and Nikko Locastro (replaced an injured…

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Will Wins After Playoff

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For the third time since 2010, Will Schusterick claimed the US Disc Golf Championship title, but this one, which required two extra sudden death playoff holes, was earned like none of his others. And, he seemed a little stunned after it all finished on Saturday evening. When asked how the phrase 3-time sounded after all of the drama had ended,…

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Pierce Makes History

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Paige Pierce made history on Saturday becoming the first woman to win the USDGC Performance Flight after she beat her projected 74 by 2 strokes and won the flight by nine strokes. Pierce beat her projected score for each round of the USDGC. After the round she was excited by her accomplishment, which comes on the heels of winning the…

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