Disc Golf Addiction

The best disc golf blog for advocacy

Disc Golf Addiction - The best disc golf blog for advocacy

The Disc Golf Pro Tour



The Disc Golf Pro Tour is a combination festival, pro tour, and platform to spread the culture of our great sport.
Disc-golf-pro-tourSince I have started playing disc golf (back in 2004) the sport has seen exceptional growth. Now more than ever men, women, boys, and girls have picked up a set of discs and made the disc golf culture part of their life. Recently we have heard of  bigger payouts at events, more participants, and even new tours.

One new tour announced will be the Disc Golf Pro Tour headed by Steve Dodge. The Disc Golf Pro Tour is dedicated to disc culture – competing with people, respecting them, listening, caring and helping. The intent will be to sustain the growth of disc golf and illustrate the disc culture.

How will this happen? Several ways are outlined according to the website. Among them are:

  • Demonstrating that a chronologically and geographically sensible tour can be done.
  • Create the single most viewed live disc golf event in the world through the Disc Golf Pro Tour Finals.
  • Drawing more spectators to each event as they watch the best players on the best courses.
  • Increase the online viewership by providing consistent, meaningful, and entertaining live coverage with tour standings and stats.

As of now there are 5 events planned JUNE to SEPTEMBER, 2016 at 5 of the sport’s best venues. The tour is a points series and concludes with a tour championship. Again, the intent is to give disc golfers a reason to come watch the best players in the world compete on amazing courses while spreading the culture of a great sport.

The Disc Golf Pro Tour can help the sport by bringing disc golf even more into the mainstream. This means more eyes watching which will lead to greater coverage and bigger sponsors. I have always said “We are only one Oakley commercial away from the bigtime!”.

Fans can get involved also! You can be an active participant in the growth of disc golf in several ways:

So when you interact one on one with a player and watch a great event you will want to participate even more. Kids will want to experience disc golf. Sponsors will want to capture the number of eyes watching the event by planting themselves where they can be seen. The Disc Golf Pro Tour will show how a sustainable tour can preserve the culture of our great sport as it proceeds into the mainstream. We are only one Oakley commercial away from that!

Birdie Bash World Championships Added This Year

Birdie Bash has added The Vibram Birdie Bash World Championships for you VBBers!

birdie-bashBirdie Bash by Vibram is adding a world championship this year! Steve Dodge of Vibram Disc Golf has teamed up with Terry Miller and Smashboxx TV  to broadcast the first Vibram Birdie Bash World Championships on July 18 & 19, the weekend before Am Worlds. The VBB World Championship will be at one of the Am Worlds courses. All VBB TDs and VBB winners are invited to attend so this is a great to to participate if you never Birdie Bashed. Continue reading

Scott Stokely And His Return To Disc Golf

Scott Stokely reflects on  being absent for most of the decade, his new line of discs, and his return to disc golf.

Scott Stokely first came to my attention around 2005-ish. I was scouring eBay looking for disc golf deals when I came across his book. It was and still is a great read for anyone wanting to get better at disc golf. Since then I never heard a word about him. Scott Stokely, with the PDGA# 3140, left the sport for other persuits, endured some major ups and downs, and then decided to come back to his roots – disc golf.


Scott Stokely has returned to disc golf and he is bringing his own line of plastic: Fly High Discs

“…I got back into the sport because I went through a horrible divorce and had a period of about 8 months that were the lowest of my life…I had lost my wife and my business had failed and as a result I lost my home. I feel like such a piece of shit and a failure.  I was being self destructive and my life was spiraling downward. It was far and away the worst thing I had ever been through. I got back into disc golf because I need my family. I needed the love that the disc golf community offers and I needed my identity…”

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Give A Disc To A New Disc Golfer

Give a disc to a new disc golfer and let them experience their new disc golf addiction!


Want to make someone’s day? Give one or more of your discs to a new disc golfer!

More than once a potential new disc golfer has seen me throwing some discs on the disc golf course and asked me about the sport. On other occasions I have run into a gaggle of new disc golfers that had barely any discs to throw and the discs that they had were for advanced players. The solution is to dip into my guest bag (or trunk of my car), grab some disc golf discs, and give them to the new disc golfer(s). You can greatly help share/spread the sport this way! There are a few things to consider when you give a new disc golfer a disc or 2. I suggest these 5 things to think about when giving away a disc: Continue reading