Friday, August 28, 2020

Disc Golf Hot Takes - Tuesday

BONUS EPISODE! We're trying something new here, non-disc golf related Hot Takes. Starting off Anthony has something to say about days of the week! Be sure to let us know if you want to hear more Hot Takes about things unrelated to disc golf.

New Disc Golf Audio Episode

Disc Golf Hot Takes - Bad Holes

Anthony has Hot Take duties this week, and he's hot about a topic nobody has broached yet: round ratings!

New Disc Golf Audio Episode
Friday, August 21, 2020
Friday, August 14, 2020
Thursday, August 13, 2020

A Beginners’ League

By: Denise Cameron

One of the best ways to help grow the sport in your area is to start a beginners’ league. Whether you are aiming to market it toward women, youth, or new players in general, here are some tips that worked for me to help get you started.

Try to pick a small, 9-hole beginner course to use. You can use flags to create new tees if a shorter course is not available to you. A shorter layout can be less intimidating to new players and offers a shorter time commitment.

Make your league free to play, but try to obtain some type of small prizes to give away. You can do a "CTP" (whoever gets closest to the basket from their tee shot on a particular hole) or a "long putt" (whoever sinks the longest putt on a particular hole). Reach out to your local disc golf community, club, or retailer to see if they would be willing to donate some beginner friendly plastic or other gear.
Make keeping score an option, but not a requirement. I always tell players they can play along and not count a single hole, but I often find that players decide to keep score anyway. Let players know that keeping score is a great way to track their progress as they continue to improve, but only if they feel comfortable.

For those that do choose to keep score, try awarding a prize to the player who beats their average by the most throws each week (I use a Google Doc on my phone to track stats and have it set up to automatically populate player's results when weekly scores are entered). Once a player has their first round logged, they are eligible for a prize at future league nights. This is great because it rewards the player who is most improved and makes even the less experienced players have a chance to "win" the night. I can not tell you how many times I have seen someone light up when they hear that they beat their averages by a certain amount of throws! This was the first type of league I ever played myself, and I found it to be very encouraging.

Find ways to make sure people know about your league by promoting it. Post a flyer at your local course and create a Facebook page with specific information that players can search out. If there is a local disc golf group page, you can post there to share information and remind people when league night is coming up. For my league, we have business cards that direct people to our Facebook group for more information.

Denise Cameron
Lastly, be consistent. Whether you choose to do a weekly or monthly league, make sure you continue to show up even if the participation is not as you had hoped.  We had very little participation during the first few years of my women's league  (partially because it took me a few years to learn and utilize some of the suggestions above), but we slowly started to see more and more participants as word got out and have had 30+ total participants come out to play the last few years.

Good luck and great job doing your part to grow disc golf!
Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Dynamic Discs Open Coverage Set to Air in Late August on CBS Sports Network

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE // August 11, 2020 // Emporia, KS

The Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT), Dynamic Discs, and JomezPro are pleased to announce that the air dates of four 1-hour telecasts of the Dynamic Discs Open are now finalized and ready to air on CBS Sports Network. The air dates are as follows:

  • Round 1: Wednesday, August 26th, 7:00 PM EST

  • Round 2: Thursday, August 27th, 7:00 PM EST

  • Final Round: Friday, August 28th, 7:00 PM EST

  • Skins Match: Saturday, August 29th, 7:00 PM EST


CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, DirecTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through and the CBS Sports App with select providers.

The production of the hour-long telecasts was led by JomezPro, in association with the Disc Golf Pro Tour, Disc Golf Network, Central Coast Disc Golf and GK Productions. The broadcasts feature post-production coverage of each of the three rounds of the tournament, as well as a Skins Match that was played on Monday after the tournament with eight professional disc golfers. 

The Disc Golf Pro Tour is a PDGA Elite Series comprising the largest events, biggest purses, and best fields of competitors in the sport of disc golf. The Dynamic Discs Open, part of the DGPT, was held on June 26-28, 2020 at the Emporia Country Club in Emporia, Kansas and featured a deep field of the best disc golfers in the world. 

Dynamic Discs CEO Jeremy Rusco is pleased with the execution of the production as well as the air dates and times awarded to the show. “Dynamic Discs is thrilled to partner with CBS Sports in conjunction with the Disc Golf Pro Tour, JomezPro, and other top disc golf media teams to share disc golf with the largest audience it's ever seen! The times slotted for the telecasts are perfect to feature disc golf to as many viewers and fans as possible” said Rusco.

Jomez Pro scaled their operation up to over 20 people in order to produce the broadcasts and are proud of the results and early reviews of the broadcast. “Our team has been working very hard for many weeks to create a product that is custom made for this new audience. We are very excited for the world to see what Disc Golf is all about!" said JomezPro founder Jonathan Gomez. 

Jeff Spring, the DGPT CEO & Director shared the Pro Tour’s excitement as well. “We’re proud that the Disc Golf Pro Tour will be aired on CBS Sports Network. This is a great moment for the sport, and I’m proud of what JomezPro and the team of disc golf media contributors that assisted with this production were able to deliver,” said Spring.

Fans can expect the traditional next day coverage from JomezPro and CCDG, along with the reruns of the live coverage from the Disc Golf Network, to become available a month after the air dates on CBS Sports in late September. While there has been a wait for the broadcasts to air coverage of the Dynamic Discs Open, Rusco sees the bigger benefits noting “I don't think we can overstate the potential that these telecasts have for the future of disc golf. Disc golfers already know how great our sport is; I can't wait for millions of viewers to watch world-class disc golf and experience our sport for the first time!

For DGPT press inquiries, please email For Dynamic Discs press inquiries, please email For JomezPro press inquiries, please email

Friday, August 7, 2020

Disc Golf Hot Takes - Flight Numbers

Bobby has a Hot Take regarding flight numbers on this week's Disc Golf Hot Take!

New Disc Golf Audio Episode