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PDGA Radio News debuted in 2004 - the same year the term “podcast” was coined. Created by Brian Sullivan #14015 this innovative program delivered a weekly 20-minute broadcast jam-packed with fast-paced, up-to-the-minute content all about disc golf. Brian hosted from 2004 through 2006. Then, Steve Kuzenski #29027 took over the mic from 2008 until 2010. In 2018, Steve Hill #103842 and Sara Lamberson #41012 reinvented the show and gave listeners 125 hour-long episodes discussing and detailing the pro tour. Relaunched in 2022, Grant Zellner #61914 and Jennifer Allen #15354 pilot a show featuring special guests from across the disc golf landscape, listener questions, and more coverage of the pro and amateur game.

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PDGA Radio: May 17, 2022

If you saw "Flatball" – the Ultimate documentary – you are acquainted with this week's guest, but you may not know it. Dennis "Cribber" Warsen joins Grant and Jennifer to talk about his next exciting film project.

05/17/2022
PDGA Radio: May 10, 2022

De Laveaga disc golf course is on everyone's bucket list, thanks to people like Marty Hapner, a Hall of Famer and former TD of the Masters Cup in Santa Cruz. We chat about history and the upcoming pro tourney.

05/10/2022
PDGA Radio: May 3, 2022

Some are calling this a "week off." Not for Grant and Jen, nor for our guest Allen Risley, Tourney Director of the upcoming Challenge at Goat Hill Park. This convo covers a lot of ground.

05/03/2022
PDGA Radio: April 26, 2022

Grant and Jen track down Dynamic Disc Open's course designer (and so much more), Eric McCabe for a preview of the always-anticipated tourney in Emporia, Kansas. Note: You're gonna see lots of "new" this weekend!

04/26/2022
PDGA Radio: April 19, 2022

From the International Disc Golf Center in Appling, Georgia, Grant and Jen first remember "Old Man" Wallis with a chat with his son (and PDGA board member) Wilbur Wallis... then we get the first interviews with the first PDGA Champions Cup victors.

 

04/19/2022
PDGA Radio: April 12, 2022

It's the week of the inaugural PDGA Champions Cup. First, Grant and Jen welcome Michael Sizemore and Carlos Lozano from presenting sponsor Bushnell. Then, it's tournament director Robert Leonard talking about the iconic W.R. Jackson course.

 

04/11/2022
PDGA Radio: April 5, 2022

Guest Tim Barr is the director of disc golf at Milligan University, one of the first scholarship-offering collegiate disc golf programs in the United States. Plus, the 2022 College Disc Golf National Championships – a PDGA Major – are this weekend. Lots to talk about.

 

04/04/2022
PDGA Radio: March 29, 2022

Award-Winning Tournament Director Doug Bjerkaas has designed disc golf courses of all shapes and sizes... so we're talking about the evolution of disc golf course design this week on PDGA Radio.

 

03/28/2022
PDGA Radio: March 22, 2022

The Queen of Discs, 5x World Champion Elaine King joins Grant and Jen in the midst of her Texas swing of disc golf tournaments.

03/22/2022
PDGA Radio: March 15, 2022

For the first time, it's hard to write a worthy description for an episode. That's how much we love hearing from the legend, PDGA #003 Dan "Stork" Roddick. If you know, you know. If you don't, you will. We talk history, Stork's nickname, and the Disc Golfers' Code.

03/15/2022
PDGA Radio: March 8, 2022

Todd Lion of the PDGA's Event Support Team talks "rules" with Grant and Jen (specifically, that Mando rules update from last week). We also spend a quick moment talking candidacy for the Disc Golf Hall of Fame, and the fact that the criteria was recently modified.

03/08/2022
PDGA Radio: March 1, 2022

Grant and Jen talk about Viva-ing Las Vegas, then get a little experimental with an unscripted, unplanned, lunchtime chat with Drew Gibson, his Sunday caddie Makayla Allen, Henna Blomroos, and Eveliina Salonen.

03/01/2022
PDGA Radio: February 22, 2022

Scott Stokely hosts dozens of special needs clinics each year.

Scott Stokely is 52 and spent more than a decade away from the pro tour. This week, he’s back at the Las Vegas Challenge. How? Why? And what does he expect will happen? — Plus, another “return” to discuss – the PDGA World Rankings… sort of. Grant and Jen discuss.

02/22/2022
PDGA Radio: February 15, 2022

Jeff Jacquart tells Grant and Jen how to pronounce his name. More importantly, he shines a light on what it takes to put on an event like the Las Vegas Challenge, which Jeff has directed for 23 years.

02/14/2022
PDGA Radio: February 8, 2022

In the international spirit of the Olympics – and to help us respond to a great listener question – Grant and Jen welcome PDGA International Program Director Brian Hoeniger to the podcast for an interesting and insightful look at the PDGA’s global initiatives.

02/07/2022
PDGA Radio: February 1, 2022

We don’t care what the groundhog forecasts… at PDGA Radio, Spring is already here. Jeff Spring, director of the Disc Golf Pro Tour joins Grant and Jennifer to talk about the upcoming season and the event that will kick it off — the All Star Weekend.

01/31/2022
PDGA Radio: January 25, 2022

Sarah drove 1,000 miles to join us. Seriously. We talk about her experience making the PDGA Rules School video series (on PDGA.com) and whether or not a pop-up PDGA rule book is a good idea. We answer a listener’s question about a rule (without visual aids). Plus, Sarah’s hidden talent is three seconds you’ll probably replay a few times.

01/25/2022
PDGA Radio: January 18, 2022

Drew Gibson drops knowledge on disc design (and reveals who would play him in "The Drew Gibson Story" Hollywood blockbuster.) Then Grant and Jen recap what it took to win Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year in 2021 to pump you up for the 2022 season.

01/17/2022
PDGA Radio: January 11, 2022

Touring pro Kona Panis joins Grant and Jen to chat about exciting developments in her career, what she's looking forward to in 2022 and to answer some lightning round "Quick Qs."

01/11/2022
PDGA Radio: January 4, 2022

Back on the air... or back IN the air. PDGA Radio is back! Today, get to know your new hosts, Grant Zellner and Jennifer Allen, as we talk about the off season, the "silly" season and PDGA news including some rules updates for 2022.

01/04/2022
PDGA Radio: October 22, 2020

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.

10/22/2020
PDGA Radio: October 14, 2020

Guest: 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).

10/14/2020
PDGA Radio: October 6, 2020

Guest: Sara Nicholson | 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).

10/06/2020
PDGA Radio: September 30, 2020

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).

09/30/2020
PDGA Radio: September 23, 2020

Guest: Jay "Yeti" Reading | On this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, Steve and Sara chat about the recently announced USDGC/WNC media plans.

09/23/2020
PDGA Radio: September 16, 2020

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).

09/16/2020
PDGA Radio: September 9, 2020

Guest: 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.

09/09/2020
PDGA Radio: September 2, 2020

Guest: Disc Golf Pro Tour CEO Jeff Spring | 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.

09/02/2020
PDGA Radio: August 26, 2020

Guest: 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).

08/26/2020
PDGA Radio: August 18, 2020

Guest: 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.

08/18/2020

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