In the qualifying round, the top 6 throwers in the Open Division and the top 3 throwers in the Women's Open Division will advance to the Finals.
Individulal tee times will be emailed to all participants that are competing in the United States Distance Championship 2023 and posted on USDGC.com
We ask that you get there at least 30 minutes before your tee time for a quick interview and for us to gather information on the discs you will be throwing.
We will have a PA system to announce who is throwing next (and who is on deck)
Throw nets will be available for warming up and there are several empty fields to also warm up on.
Once the event starts, there will be NO WARM UP THROWS thrown on the distance course.
You must be present and ready to throw when your name is called.
You must bring a minimum (5) five discs to throw.
You will be asked to throw one or two warm up shots into a net using the TechDisc to measure the spin on your throws.
Once your clock starts, You will have three (3) minutes to get off all 5 of your throws (36 seconds per throw)
Your throws will also be clocked for speed by the Pocket Radar system and recorded.
You will NOT be allowed to go and retrieve your favorite disc to throw it again.
After you throw all your discs, only your farthest throw will be measured.
Once the clock expires, your turn is over.
Your discs will be returned to you immediately after your turn.
We will have a leaderboard on site showing the current top 6 Open and top 3 Women's Open throwers.
In case of a tie, each thrower will have two tiebreaker throws.
We ask that whoever is on the leaderboard stay in the vicinity of the competition. Once you are knocked off the leaderboard, you are free to leave.
The finals will start 15 minutes after the qualifying round ends at approximately 5:30 PM.
Final Round: October 2nd, approximately 5:30 PM
The top 3 throwers in the Women's Open Division and top 6 throwers in the Open Division, will then start over and throw another round of (5) five throws to determine the Champion. Qualifying scores do not count towards your finals distance score. The order of throwers in the finals will be based on the reverse order of their qualifying distance.
Each thrower will have 3 minutes to throw 5 discs.
Notes: This will be covered by the Disc Golf Network and a post-produced video will follow.
US Distance Showcase
The top 4 finalists of the Open Division and the top 2 finalists for Women's Open Division will all participate in the Distance Showcase on Sunday night 10/8 on the stage near the 18th hole after the end of the USDGC.
2022 United States Distance Championship
The title of US Distance Champion is on the line at the 2022 United States Distance Championship!
David Wiggins Jr. — 698'
Ella Hansen — 552'
2022 US Distance Championship Winners
David Wiggins Jr. — 698' Ella Hansen — 552'
2021 US Distance Championship Results
Albert Tamm — 646' Eagle McMahon — 640' Garrett Gurthie — 622' Calvin Heimburg — 611' Kevin Jones — 595' Aaron Gossage — 592' Simon Lizotte — 585' Ben Calloway — 583' Thomas Gilbert — 573' Nikko Locastro — 562' Corey Ellis — 557' Noah Fiveash — 538' Colten Montgomery — 516' Kade Filimoehala — 472'
Natalie Ryan — 458' Ella Hansen — 454' Kat Mertsch — 432' Kona Star Panis — 403' Tiger Borth — 372' Ali Smith — 348'