PDGA Radio News
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.
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.
First, Grant and Jen are joined by Andre Lodder and Matt Lisac, leaders of the new Canadian Disc Golf Tour – a professional series providing new opportunities for Canada's pros to compete. After that, we meet Nina Everson, the creative businesswoman behind Disc Golf Pins.
Grant and Jen take a few minutes to talk about the 2023 PDGA Champions Cup before bidding it "farewell" until next year and turning the focus toward a busy summer with more PDGA Majors on the horizon.
This episode of PDGA Radio is out just a few days early. Why? Because there's some info about getting in on a Boda Brothers project on Kickstarter, and the deadline is rapidly approaching. However, Grant and Jen get a chance to chat about much more with our guests, Steve & Todd Dodge.
PDGA Board of Directors President Nate Heinold has important details to share regarding how candidates will be selected for the board of directors elections in 2023 and beyond. And, while we've got Nate, Grant and Jen chat him up about the upcoming PDGA Champions Cup, where Nate will be tournament director.
We're wrapping up Women's History Month on PDGA Radio with TWO conversations with women who have created their own unique spaces in our disc golf world. First, Grant and Jen sit down for an inspiring chat with pro-turned-business-owner Tina Oakley of Whale Sacs fame.
March is Women's History Month and PDGA Radio is celebrating the women who tell our stories. Sheryl Newland (#76) and Tita Ugalde (#83) join Grant and Jen to talk about hopping freight trains, kissing Steady Ed and more... including a special event that will be part of this year's USWDGC.
On this episode of PDGA Radio with Grant and Jennifer, Jen catches up with Catrina Allen hot off her win at the Las Vegas Challenge....but, the focus of the convo turns to the previous several months. Cat tells us about her purposeful off-season and her mindset coming into 2023.
Big Episode! First, PDGA Marketing Director Danny Voss joins Grant to talk about the exciting launch of new PDGA branding. Then Grant and Jen visit with Las Vegas Challenge Tournament Director Jessica Jacquart and Assistant TD Scott Merritt.
Grant and Jen welcome David Wiggins, Jr. and Albert Tamm – two competitors from the 2022 United States Distance Championship. Learn about how they got into disc golf, how they throw so far, and how you can see coverage of the championship for yourself.
On this episode, Tom Schot (#3303), a "founding member" of the Santa Cruz disc golf scene, joins Grant and Jen to talk about the infamous DeLaveaga Disc Golf Course and the annual Masters Cup. (Registration opens soon, BTW.) Then, PDGA Ops. & Logistics Manager Robert Leonard stops in to talk through the 2023 changes to the PDGA Competition Manual.
For the first episode of 2023, we start with an overview of the 2022 PDGA Player/Rookie of the Year Awards. Then we welcome the Shues – 2018 world champ, Paige, and Grady (and almost-2-year-old Savannah, sort of). This disc golf family has a lot of new adventures in store for the new year as they venture back out on tour.
Ricky Wysocki took a break from all the moving boxes to visit with Grant and Jen. We chat about Ricky's offseason projects, which include a moving to a new home in Arizona, owning a retail shop, and prepping for 2023.
Callie McMorran is a self-proclaimed "old soul." She won't qualify to play in the masters division for another 15 years... so, she's directing a new masters-only tour in the U.S, and Grant and Jen (and you) are among the first to hear about it.
Jeff Homburg is the chair of the PDGA Technical Standards Working Group. Translation: If he doesn't approve the disc, you can't buy it and throw it. It's our first – of probably many – interesting chats on PDGA Radio.
We bet you'll learn something you DIDN'T know about "The Disc Golf Guy" in this episode of PDGA Radio. Terry Miller joins Grant and Jen for a chat.
Grant and Jennifer look back at the 2022 season and look ahead to the PDGA Major and DGPT schedules for 2023.
Right after Saturday's rounds at the MVP Open, Grant and Jen get a few minutes with Kristin Tattar and Silver Lätt, to chat about life on the road during this whirlwind season.
Several of Tim Selinske's friends – David Greenwell, Sam Ferrans, and Kurt Lampkin – join Grant and Jen on the eve of the PDGA U.S. Masters Championship that's named in Tim's memory.
On the eve of 2022 PDGA Pro Worlds, Grant and Jen sit down with David Greenwell, who has competed in 40 straight world championships. (Yes, that's all of them!) Bonus: Jen also gets a green-side interview with the mixed pro doubles champs.
PDGA Pro Worlds 2022 is coming up fast, so before we look to the future, we look to the (very recent) past. Grant and Jen get a few minutes with the defending world champions, Catrina Allen and James Conrad.
Basically, Grant and Jennifer spend about 90 minutes trying to keep up with Crazy John Brooks. Come along for the ride!
After successfully defending her Masters World Championship, Ohn Scoggins joins Grant and Jennifer to talk about her life and her love of disc golf. If you've wanted to get to know Ohn, this is your episode.
First, we chat with Nate Heinold, PDGA board president and TD of this week's Masters and Junior Worlds. Then Andi Young and George Sappenfield of the Disc Golf Hall of Fame join us to talk about HoF history and the new class.
Grant and Jennifer track down 5x world champion Juliana Korver. We glance back, with a look at her career, and peer forward, at the upcoming U.S. Women's Disc Golf Championships.
First, Grant and Jen have a long, casual convo with Cale Leiviska, pro player and designer of The Preserve (hosting the upcoming DGPT event). Then, we catch a moment with the US Am champion, Ilkin Groh, who's already back at his 9-to-5.
Before they started Bevel Craft Brewing in Oregon, Nate Doss and Valarie Jenkins-Doss brewed up seven world disc golf championships. They are also two primary commentators on the Disc Golf Network. Grant and Jen catch up with them just before the pro tour rolls into town.
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.
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.
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.
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!