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February 18, 2015
EDGE Expands Curriculum

An expanded classroom curriculum and a more user friendly version of the popular Skill Shot competition are two big things on the horizon for EDGE in 2015. Started in 2001, Educational Disc Golf Experience propelled disc golf forward by introducing the sport to schools and plugging in disc golf related concepts into subject matter. More […]

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February 18, 2015
Ray & Hanson Battle in Perf. Flight

Jonathan Ray still leads the Performance Flight after two rounds and Nick Hanson still trails him by one stroke. Ray of Memphis, TN, beat his projected 81 by six strokes on Thursday and is besting his projected by a total of 22 strokes. Hanson (-21) of South Dakota, beat his projected 74 also by six […]

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February 18, 2015
McCray Surges, but McBeth Still Leads

Paul McBeth cooled down during Round 2 of the USDGC on Thursday with a 60 (-7), but it was still enough to keep a fairly comfortable lead over second place, which shifted to JohnE McCray, who is five strokes back of McBeth’s (-21) for the Championship. Others still in it are: Patrick Brown (-15 ), […]

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February 18, 2015
Disc Golf Exploding in Popularity

There’s no denying it, the growth of disc golf has made America take notice. More and more people pick up discs and head to a local course every year. And that means disc golf has become serious business for retailers and a must-have activity for public parks. “Disc golf is not a fad. It has […]

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February 18, 2015
McBeth Leaps Ahead

Looks like Paul McBeth has picked up right where he left off when he broke the Winthrop Gold Course record with a 52 (-15) in the final round of the 2013 USDGC. McBeth nearly equaled that score on Wednesday during the first round of the USDGC, shooting a stunning 53 (-14) that gave him the […]

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February 18, 2015
Hot Rounds in Perf. Flight

Several Performance Flight players had hot rounds on Wednesday to start their USDGC week. Leading the way was Jonathan Ray of Memphis, TN, who punished his projected 81 by 16 strokes. Right behind him is Nick Hanson (-15) followed by Nathaniel Romans (-10); and Scott Reek, last year’s runner up Kevin Tritten and Clayton Nash […]

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February 18, 2015
A Green and Pink Players Meeting

Neon green and pink were the featured colors during the Player Meeting held Tuesday Night at the USDGC. Not long after USDGC Chairman Harold Duvall began speaking, the event’s entire staff clad in their 2014 neon green staff shirts were welcomed to the stage and were met with a standing ovation from the players. “This […]

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February 18, 2015
2014 Player Pack

Take a peek at the 2014 USDGC Player Pack, with a value of $300. One of this year’s big-ticket items is an InnColor Innova Roc3 that’s personalized with each competitor’s name and the number of USDGC’s they’ve attended. Other sweet items are: Innova GStar Thunderbird Innova XT Aviar Innova GStar Dominator Innova XT Atlas Discmania […]

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February 18, 2015
Lizotte Wins Distance Again

90 feet was the closest anyone was to Simon Lizotte’s furthest throw during the US Distance Competition on Tuesday. Lizotte of Germany heaved a 681-foot throw to win the competition for the second year in a row. His winning throw was 33 feet longer than his winning throw last year. Nearest to him was defending […]

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February 18, 2015
Playoff Ends Monday Qualifying

USDGC veteran Phil Arthur fought through a three-man playoff to take the fifth and final spot during a wild ending at Monday Qualifying at the USDGC. When the last qualifying card was turned in, Terry Gallops, Cam Todd, Brad Ramsey, and Troy Widden were all safe with scores of 64 (-3); but Arthur, Brody Miller, […]

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