Each year the intense action at Winthrop begins with qualifying rounds on Monday of Championship Week. More often than not, a sudden death playoff has determined the final spots into the USDGC, something that has happened in five of the past six years. This year should be no exception as competitors seek entry into the only Open Division Major of 2020.
If you want to participate in Monday Qualifying make your plans now. There are only 84 tee time spaces available and they are expected to fill quickly.
Pre-registration is required this year. Walk-ups and re-starts will not be an option due to added safety measures to keep visitors to Winthrop as safe as possible. Registration opens at Disc Golf United on Monday, September 14th.
The entry fee is $75.00 and PDGA membership is not required to participate. Those who qualify for the USDGC on Monday must be current PDGA members and must pass the PDGA Officials Exam prior to Wednesday’s opening round. Both of these steps can be taken in advance of Monday Qualifying at www.pdga.com.
Part of the safety requirements established by the USDGC, Winthrop University, and the state of South Carolina, require that all visitors to Winthrop have their temperature checked upon arrival. This includes competitors, tournament staff, and members of the media.
Following a brief COVID screening, participants will be directed to the Winthrop Golf Course parking lot and the adjacent lot for the track and soccer stadium.
Players will be encouraged to wear face coverings anytime they are not actively throwing shots during their round, provided the use of a face
covering will not otherwise jeopardize the player’s health.
Be sure to tune into UDisc.com to see how the Monday Qualifying battle unfolds.
Official practice days at Winthrop are as follows:
For more information please follow the USDGC social channels and website, or call us at 800.476.3968.
We look forward to seeing you at Winthrop.