When Does the Disc Golf Season Start?

In the past few years, disc golf has been rising in popularity because of its fun and exciting structure. Although many people are already aware of what the sport is about, there are still many things to be discovered.

So, when exactly does disc golf season start? Well, tournaments are scheduled all year round in the United States. But, the big tournaments mostly happen between July to October.

What is the Disc Golf Pro Tour?

The Disc Golf Pro tour began in 2016. Each regular season event is given equal points. These points are what’s used to determine who will receive invitations for the seeding competition and the Tour Championship.

The following events are under the umbrella of the Disc Golf Pro Tour:

  • DGPT Match Play Championship
  • DGPT All-stars
  • DGPT Championship
  • Silver Series Events
  • Elite Series Events

When is the DGPT Match Play Championship 2021?

The DGPT Match Play Championship is scheduled for September 16-19, 2021. It will be held in Hellertown, PA.

This tournament is a recent addition to the DGPT events lineup. As its name suggests, this tournament will follow the match play format. This means that players will compete to have more holes instead of winning by having a higher score. Since it’s a new addition, how it will work in the actual games is yet to be seen.

When is the DGPT Championship 2021?

The DGPT championship is one of the biggest tournaments in the sport. It is scheduled for October 14-17 and will be held in Charlotte, NC.

Over the years, this tournament has gone through a lot of changes. But, it still remains to be an invitational tournament played using a knockout format. 16 FPO and 32 MPO players who have gathered the most points in their Silver and Elite Series will be the ones to receive an invitation for this tournament.

Suppose a particular qualified player declined the invitation. In that case, their slot will go to the one with the next highest total points.

When is the Silver Series Events 2021?

The Silver Series Events dates run from April to August 2021. This series originally began in 2020. There were initially 9 events scheduled in 2020, but because of the pandemic, it was reduced to 4.

In 2021, the organizers are looking to find balance in what’s supposed to be a 9 events tournament and 2020 4-event series. This is why they have decided to host 6 events that will be held in a reasonable route along the Elite Series Tour.

Take note that the Silver Series is a tier under the Elite Series. It also does not have the same competition, added cash, and media standards. However, it still follows the A-tier standards.

The schedules and locations for the Silver Series Events 2021 are as followed:

  • The Open at Belton (March 19-21, 2021, Belton, TX)
  • Vintage Open (April 8-10, 2021, Russellville, AR)
  • Mid-America Open (April 23-25, 2021, Columbia, MO)
  • The Challenge at Goat Hill (May 7-9, 2021, Lockport, IL)
  • Stafford Open (August 20-22, 2021, Voorhees, NJ)

When is the Elite Series Events 2021?

The Elite Series Events are some of the most anticipated disc golf events of the year. The schedule starts around March and ends in September. The highest standards for added cash, organization, and media presence are followed in the Elite Series events.

The exact schedule for the events in this tournament are the following:

  • Texas State Disc Golf Championships ( March 26-28, 2021, Tyler, Texas)
  • Dynamic Discs Open (April 28 to May 1, 2021, Emporia, Kansas)
  • Santa Cruz Masters Cup ( May 28-30, 2021, Santa Cruz, California)
  • Delaware Disc Golf Challenge (Aug. 27-29, 2021, Newark, Delaware)
  • Music City Open (September 23-26, 2021, Nashville, Tennessee)

What Other Tournaments Should I Anticipate 2021?

Here is the schedule of other major Disc golf tournaments to watch out for in 2021:

  • United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship (May 21-23, 2021)

The United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship will be held in Northern California. It will be attended by around 216 female disc golfers of all ages from all over the United States.

  • Professional Disc Golf World Championships (June 22-26, 2021, Ogden, Utah)

The PDGA World Championship is one of the oldest and most prestigious tournaments in the sport. Due to the pandemic, the tournament was canceled in 2020. As a result, all four events will still be hosted by the same cities where they were supposed to be held in 2020.

  • European Open (August 3-7, 2021, Nokia, Finland)

The first Disc Golf European open was in 2006. Since then, it has become the primary disc golf tournament in Europe.

Unfortunately, the European Open 2021 is more likely going to be canceled because of the worsening Covid-19 conditions in Finland. But, the European Open Organization said that they are closely monitoring the situation. Suppose the situation turns around and the local health policies and ordinances allow the tournament to push through. In that case, the event will continue as planned.

As of the moment, the registration for the European Open is postponed.

  • United States Disc Golf Championship (October 6-9, 2021, Rock Hill, South Carolina)

The United States Disc Golf Championship is a much anticipated PDGA sanctioned Major event that started in 1999. The tournament venue is in Winthrop Golf Course on the Winthrop University campus. This tournament is primarily sponsored by Innova Champion Disc, which is a well-known disc manufacturer.

How to Watch Disc Golf Tournaments?

If you are unable to watch the disc golf tournaments live, you can stream their live broadcast. You can find links to these from dgpt.com. There you can also see live updates of the score of your favorite players and new announcements about schedules and other disc golf-related news.

Final Words

If you are a fan of disc golf, you are glad to know that there are plenty of exciting tournaments lined up this year. Some of the professional tournaments are already mentioned above. Still, there are also other equally exciting amateur tournaments happening all year. Watch out for all of them.