The USDGC is even more special this year because the Women’s National Championship returns to the Winthrop Arena Course for the first time in 20 years.
The WNC last occured in Rock Hill, S.C. in 2000, and will be played this year alongside the USDGC, Oct. 7-10. A total of 40 spots will be available.
Registration, which will be based on PDGA player rating, begins Monday July 6 at 9 a.m. EST. Higher rated players will be allowed to register first.
Here's the schedule of registration, hosted by Disc Golf United:
Tier 1 - Pros 920+. Opens 7/6
Tier 2 - Pros 900+. Opens 7/20
Tier 3 - Pros 880+. Opens 8/3
Tier 4 - Pros 850+. Opens 8/10
Tier 5 - Any female PDGA member rated 850+ (until full). Opens 8/17
Space is limited primarily due to the tee-time format, the required 15-minute intervals between groups, and the length of time generally required to play the Winthrop Arena Course.
Having as many as 40 women playing will be a welcome sight at Winthrop. The women’s game has risen to new heights since 2001 and those watching will be in for quite a show.