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66 minutes | a month ago
Episode 3.125: DGPT Championship, The Last One (For Now)
After more than 2.5 years and 125 episodes, Steve and Sara are signing off from PDGA Radio. The hosts recap an exciting Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship weekend that included signature wins from Hailey King and Kevin Jones, as well as some heartbreaking moments. They close out their run of the show with their own take on the Lightning Round.A huge thanks to all of the listeners who have joined us over the last couple years! It’s truly been a pleasure to talk disc golf with all of you every week, and we’ve appreciated being a part of the community. Be good to each other.PDGA Radio will be taking a hiatus. Keep it tuned to PDGA.com for more information on what form it will take in the future.
90 minutes | a month ago
Episode 3.124: Chris Dickerson
Newly crowned United States Disc Golf Champion Chris Dickerson stops by the show to talk about the mental grind of a wet and wild final round, his takes on chicken fingers, and his on-course fashion sense (26:00). Steve and Sara preview the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship and make the last picks in their season-long competition (1:01:45).
86 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 3.123: Sara Nicholson, #RespectHerGame, USDGC + WNC
A big disc golf week means a big episode of PDGA Radio! Steve and Sara discuss the purpose and impact of the #respecthergame campaign (18:30) before welcoming Throw Pink founder Sara Nicholson to the show for a chat (32:00). The hosts break down the PDGA Majors ahead this week, the USDGC and Women’s National Championship, including their thoughts on the Winthrop Arena course and their picks (59:30).
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 3.122: Jonesboro Preview, Race & Diversity in Disc Golf
Steve and Sara chat about the latest news, including the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s hop across the pond and Disc Golf Hall of Famer Elaine King joining the DiscGolfer Magazine staff (3:55). The hosts then dive into a discussion on race and diversity as it relates to a few current events in the sport (7:10). After the break, it’s a preview this weekend’s Jonesboro Open, including some love for the tournament staff and picks (32:35).
78 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 3.121: Jay "Yeti" Reading, USDGC/WNC Media, 2021 Schedule
On this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, Steve and Sara chat about the recently announced USDGC/WNC media plans. Disc Golf Hall of Famer Jay “Yeti” Reading talks by to talk about teaching disc golf during the COVID era and the Chains For Charity fundraiser running in conjunction with the USDGC and WNC (17:45). Later, the hosts analyze the 2021 tour schedule.Donate to Chains for Charity at https://events.discgolfunited.com/disc-golf-tournaments/event-detail.cfm/tourn_id/10342
57 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 3.120: MVP Open, Treatment of Women on Social Media
Steve and Sara look back at the MVP Open on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. First, it’s a chat about some of Maple Hill’s quirks and how Steve sees the positive in some rules snafus at the last couple big tournaments (2:30). Later, the hosts tackle the issue of sexism on disc golf social media and how the community can be more welcoming for women (31:00).
69 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 3.119: Hailey King
It's time to talk GMC and MVP on PDGA Radio. Steve and Sara break down the Paige Pierce/Hailey King battle in FPO and give love to Kevin Jones: Woods Player. King joins the show to talk about her breakout performance, when her first big win is coming, and to take on the lightning round (26:00). Later, it's a preview and picks for the MVP Open at Maple Hill.
87 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 3.118: Jeff Spring, GMC Preview
Steve and Sara chat Brodie Smith’s first career win (4:35) and the CBS Sports airing of the Dynamic Discs Open (8:40) on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. Disc Golf Pro Tour CEO and Director Jeff Spring joins to discuss the challenges the tour has faced this season, this weekend’s Green Mountain Championship, and the future of the pro circuit (16:15). The hosts preview the GMC and make their picks before taking on string cheese in Run It or Lay Up.
56 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 3.117: Catrina Allen
Steve and Sara chat PDGA awards (2:00) before Catrina Allen joins the podcast to talk about a “new swagger,” her impact on women coming up in the sport, and where she sees the next phase of her career (9:40).
60 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 3.116: Ricky Wysocki
Steve goes solo this week to break down the Ledgestone Insurance Open, including wild OB stats and chatter on the future of the FPO field. Ricky Wysocki opens up about his battle with Lyme disease, his mindset when tackling Ledgestone, and his friendship with Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen (19:20). Later, Steve rants about baseball’s unwritten rules and asks listeners to share their unwritten rules in disc golf.
95 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 3.115: Ellen Widboom, Ledgestone Preview
It was a Cinder-Ellen story at the Idlewild Open, and we’re breaking it down on PDGA Radio. First, Steve lays out his thoughts on why Eagle McMahon’s victory was the most significant of his young career (5:10) before Sara shares her experience playing the tournament (20:00). Ellen Widboom stops by to talk about the “euphoria” she played with and how she’s adapting to more disc golf notoriety before taking on the Lightning Round (31:55). The hosts preview the Ledgestone Insurance Open (1:07:45) and tackle gelato vs. ice cream in Run It or Lay Up (1:28:35).
74 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 3.114: Todd Lion, Idlewild Open
Steve and Sara check in on the latest news on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, including results from the PDGA Elections (2:40) and the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s enhanced mask requirements for players and spectators (6:50). PDGA Events Coordinator Todd Lion stops by to share his experience and provide tips for running tournaments during the COVID era (20:05). Sara is taking on the Idlewild Open this weekend, so the hosts preview the event and make their picks (43:00) before talking smaller baskets and Miracle Whip in Run It or Lay Up (1:00:00).
101 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 3.113: Eagle McMahon, National Disc Golf Day
National Disc Golf Day is on the way! Steve and Sara chat about this weekend’s celebration and virtual tournament (1:25) before breaking down Discraft’s Great Lakes Open. On the FPO side, it’s a big showing from Ellen Widboom (7:20); in MPO, a “what the fudge?” showing from Paul McBeth and Simon Lizotte (22:05). DGLO Champion Eagle McMahon stops by to talk about his mentality on the final hole, his battles with an AirBnB doorknob, and a fan-run social media account about his feet (32:35). Pineapple pizza and understandable discs are on the agenda in Run It or Lay Up (1:27:30).
83 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 3.112: Ellen Widboom, DGLO
Ellen Widboom stops by PDGA Radio this week to chat about how she is adjusting to life back on the road, fake bacon, and if she misses her former career in the military (15:00). Later, Steve and Sara preview Discraft’s Great Lakes Open (54:45) before taking on peanut butter and pests in Run It or Lay Up (1:06:40).
108 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 3.111: Paige Pierce, Preserve Breakdown
Steve and Sara break down the action from the Preserve Championship, including how the course fared (7:45), trivia on Nikko Locastro’s last big win (16:20), and Catrina Allen’s bounceback on the putting green (31:35). Paige Pierce stops by to talk about how the extra “offseason” helped her dial in her bag, life as a touring pro during a pandemic, and where she finds her bliss off the course (36:50). Later, the hosts take on commentary duos and Twizzlers in Run It Or Lay Up (1:26:45).
87 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 3.110: Noah Meintsma, DDO Breakdown, Preserve Preview
Steve and Sara break down all the action from the Dynamic Discs Open, including thoughts on Sara’s FPO standout (7:40), Paul McBeth’s subtle adjustments (18:20), and the evolution of the Disc Golf Network’s broadcast (24:12). Noah Meintsma stops by to talk about his performance over the weekend and lend some Minnesota insights ahead of this weekend’s DGPT stop in his home state (34:10). The hosts then preview the upcoming Preserve Championship (1:01:10) and chat Calvin Heimburg’s Worlds prospects and Paige Pierce’s season outlook in Run It or Lay Up (1:16:50).
151 minutes | 5 months ago
2020 Elections Special Part 3: Foss, Petrea, Alexander, Miller, Oxer
Part 3 of 3! We’re on the homestretch! Steve Hill chats with the final five PDGA Board of Directors candidates about bridging the gap between recreational and competitive players, the organization’s direction, and much, much more. On this episode:• David Foss, #68895 | Virginia (1:50)• Tim Petrea, #34756 | Wyoming (27:50)• John Alexander, #112436 | Maine (49:40)• Stuart Miller, #78248 | California (1:21:00) • Mark Oxer, #112340 | Alberta (1:50:05)Learn more about the candidates at PDGA.com and follow the whole interview series on your favorite podcast app! Voting starts July 1 -- look for an email from Intelliscan that will have your ballot.
114 minutes | 5 months ago
2020 Elections Special Part 2: Pearson, Desalegn, Arlyn, Heinold, Hungerford
Part 2 of 3! The PDGA Board of Directors Election Special continues rolling along. Steve Hill chats with each of the contenders about the PDGA’s strategy for outreach, where the organization can improve, and much, much more. On this episode:• Caleb Pearson, #129078 | Virginia (1:20)• Yohannes Desalegn, #69150 | Ethiopia (20:35)• Dion Arlyn, #24781 | Washington (40:05)• Nate Heinold, #49340 | Illinois (1:05:30)• Geoff Hungerford, #688 | Colorado (1:30:35)Learn more about the candidates at PDGA.com and follow the whole interview series on your favorite podcast app! Voting starts July 1 -- look for an email from Intelliscan that will have your ballot.
124 minutes | 5 months ago
2020 Elections Special Part 1: Rosenthal-Jerez, McKaskle, Schusterick, Wallis, Bussone
Part 1 of 3! We tracked down 15 of the 17 PDGA Board of Directors candidates for three special episodes of PDGA Radio. Steve Hill chats with each of the contenders about their vision for the organization’s next five years, how they can differentiate themselves from the other candidates on the table, and much, much more. On this episode:• Amye Rosenthal-Jerez, #4368 | California (2:25)• Wil McKaskle, #61881 | Tennessee (17:25)• Will Schusterick, #29064 | Tennessee (1:06:50)• Wilbur Wallis, #6583 | Illinois (1:28:15)• Jim Bussone, #126816 | Massachusetts (1:43:00)Learn more about the candidates at PDGA.com and follow the whole interview series on your favorite podcast app! Voting starts July 1 -- look for an email from Intelliscan that will have your ballot.
76 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 3.109: Paul McBeth, Dynamic Discs Open
The Disc Golf Pro Tour is back, which means we’ve got to have the best pro in the game on PDGA Radio! Paul McBeth joins the show to talk offseason 2.0, the status of his lingering ankle injury, and how a lack of spectators during the season restart won’t change his game (5:05). Later, Steve and Sara preview the Dynamic Discs Open and make their picks (41:10). Plus, the hosts tackle Brodie Smith and drive-in movies in this week’s Run It or Lay Up (1:01:25). Use code PDGARADIO at checkout to get 10% off your order at http://www.birdiefuelcoffee.com.Music: “Stars” by Olympic Crush
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