Everything You Need to Know About the 2022 United States Disc Golf Championship

The 2022 United States Disc Golf Championship is set to be an unrivaled spectator and player experience that you will not want to miss. Returning to Winthrop University for the 24th consecutive year on October 6-9, the USDGC is the most storied, anticipated, and prestigious-to-win event on tour. The USDGC is often a career-defining and life-changing week. To win is to go down in history as one of the greats.

Beyond the competition itself, the USDGC has become the best-attended tournament in the States for a reason; the team in Rock Hill runs an event that not only exceeds expectations for a disc golf tournament, but would exceed expectations for any professional sporting event. Often referred to as the “Superbowl” of Disc Golf, the USDGC sets a precedent of professionalism that tops itself year after year. Tournament directors look to the USDGC as an inspiration and example for what the pinnacle of a disc golf event can be.

What Not To Miss

More of a 10-day festival than just a tournament, the 2022 USDGC features an expanded Championship Village with food vendors, disc vendors, limited-release merch, giveaways, live music, clinics, chances to meet the players and get autographs, and opportunities for spectators to play on the Winthrop Course.
In addition, Championship Week has multiple competitions all available for spectators to watch; the USDGC Doubles, Monday Qualifiers, Dean’s Cup, US Distance Championship, TPWDGC, and USDGC make for a full schedule of amazing disc golf for players and spectators alike.

Championship Village

Championship Village was established in 2021 to create a fan-friendly environment in the heart of the course. We got off to a good start, but we are going much bigger this year. More entertainment. More vendors. More food and beverage options. And of course, more fun! Gates open each day at 8:00 AM with the Throw Pink Women's Disc Golf Championship rounds beginning shortly after. On 10/05 will be the most exciting Opening Ceremonies in USDGC history, taking place in the Championship Village and open to all spectators. Be sure not to miss it!

Spectator Appreciation Day

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Educational Disc Golf Experience (EDGE) and College Disc Golf present your opportunity to play the famed Winthrop Arena Course in Championship conditions – while the footprints of the game’s best are still fresh on the fairways – it's a thrill for any disc golfer. Your participation in Spectator Appreciation Day supports the Educational Disc Golf Experience and College Disc Golf. 100% of your entry goes towards growing disc golf in schools and education from 1st grade to PhD. Tee times can be purchased at the USDGC Pro Shop located in the heart of the Championship Village starting Thursday, Oct 6th. A limited number of tee times are available for purchase each day starting at 10 am.


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The 2022 USDGC has a full 10 days of competitions. The week starts off with USDGC Doubles on 9/30-10/02, an amateur only doubles tournament that kicks off Championship Week. TPWDGC and USDGC Monday Qualifying takes place on 10/3 with Tee Times starting at 8:00 am. Winners will earn themselves the opportunity to compete the following weekend for the title of Throw Pink Women’s Champion or US Champion.

From 10/06-10/09, the Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship and United States Disc Golf Championship will run concurrently at the Winthrop Arena. Throw Pink tee times begin each day between 8:00 and 9:00 am. USDGC tee times begin between 10:15 and 11:15 am. This year, with the tournament shifted back a day, we will have a Championship Sunday to crown our new TPWDGC and USDGC winners.

The Dean’s Cup will take place on 10/08 and 10/09 with tee times starting at 8:00 am. The Dean’s Cup is a team event available for college students to show their skills on the hallowed grounds of Winthrop. The United States Distance Championships will take place on Sunday night after the USDGC tournament has concluded. The Doubles, Monday Qualifying, Dean’s Cup, and Distance Championship will all feature women’s divisions this year for the first time!

Event Tickets

Day Pass and VIP Spectator Passes are still available for sale on the USDGC website. A pass will be required to attend the tournament itself, as well as to gain entry to the Championship Village. This year’s USDGC will be a spectator experience like no other! Get your passes while you still can!
Buy Tickets
Children 10 and under are free to attend USDGC events provided they are accompanied by a parent or guardian with any pass level. All active and retired military with military ID can enjoy the festivities for free as well. Passes will be issued at the front gate.

How to watch

The 2022 USDGC will be the best-covered tournament at Winthrop yet. Throw Pink, USDGC, and Innova’s media teams will be posting daily highlights and updates to our socials, in addition to live, daily, full-round coverage by the Disc Golf Network! Make sure to follow our Instagrams for exciting content each day from Rock Hill! 






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For more information on how to watch at home, read our latest article - How to Watch the 2022 United States Disc Golf Championship & Throw Pink Women’s Championship

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