PDGA Board of Directors President Justin Menickelli joins the show to chat about getting back on the course for responsible, recreational play and to share insights about what changes he thinks are coming to tournaments. Later, Sara shares the wisdom of her “disc golf moms” in honor of Mother’s Day.
2010 PDGA World Champion Eric McCabe joins this week's podcast. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
2010 PDGA World Champion Eric McCabe joins this week’s episode of PDGA Radio! The Emporia, Kansas, native chats about managing pro players on the Dynamic Discs/Latitude 64/Westside squad during the coronavirus pandemic (8:25), reminisces on the 10-year anniversary of his world title (28:00), takes on the lightning round (Glass Blown Open hole 16 vs. USDGC hole 17?) (33:00), and more.
Paige Shue joins the show as she kicks off her season in Las Vegas. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Steve and Sara build their Disc Golf Mt. Rushmore (1:00) before recapping the Wintertime Open (9:10) on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. 2018 PDGA World Champion Paige Shue stops by to chat about life as a newlywed, her status as the top woman on the Dynamic Discs team, and helicopter rides over Nevada (22:00). After that, it’s a preview and picks for this weekend’s Las Vegas Challenge (45:05).
The proper start to the season is almost here, and we’re ready for it on Jacky Chen Radio -- er, PDGA Radio, that is! Steve and Sara get excited about the up-and-coming Taiwanese player’s 1040-rated debut at the Asia Open (2:35) before shifting to the new batch of PDGA World Rankings (7:35). After that it’s time for the first picks of the year for this weekend’s Wintertime Open (21:45) and some bold predictions (like, Nashville Hot Tofu-style bold) for 2020 (34:00).
Chris Clemons joins PDGA Radio ahead of his 2020 tour. Photo: Eino Ansio
Steve and Sara break down Paige Pierce’s Discraft debut at the Samui Swine Classic VII on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. Were they surprised she didn’t emerge with the win? (5:30) Chris Clemons joins the podcast for a wide-ranging discussion covering his expectations for 2020, Kobe Bryant’s influence on his work ethic, hair care, and more (12:45). The hosts close out the show with the #PDGAPerfectPutt Challenge (48:10) and a call for listener picks for the Wintertime Open (52:15).
PDGA Board of Directors Member Mike Sullivan joins this week's podcast. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Steve and Sara announce the PDGA Rookies of the Year and Players of the Year (6:05) on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. Plus, what’s going on with Paul McBeth’s ankle injury (15:00)? PDGA board member Mike “Sully” Sullivan drops by to discuss the organization’s disciplinary policy overhaul (21:30).
Holy cow, the 2010s have come to an end! Steve and Sara kick off the last PDGA Radio episode of the decade by discussing the PDGA’s new policy on CBD (2:50). After that, it’s on to player news about Catrina Allen and Missy Gannon (6:55), which leads to a debate: Which manufacturer sports the best Open Women’s team (13:37)? Later, the hosts share their top disc golf moments of the last 10 years (24:45) and how far they’ve come in their personal disc golf journeys through the decade (35:55).
Paige Pierce joins PDGA Radio on the heels of a new sponsorship contract with Discraft. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Five-time PDGA World Champion Paige Pierce joins this week’s episode of PDGA Radio to discuss her new sponsorship deal with Discraft, how she and the company hope to help get more women involved in disc golf, her current trip overseas, and more.
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Steve and Sara dive into the latest player news, including Paige Pierce’s sponsor move (2:15), Chris Clemons’ well-deserved contract extension (11:45), and a mysterious screenshot (13:47). Later, Steve addresses an op-ed by former Disc Golf Pro Tour Director Steve Dodge (26:25) before the hosts discuss Paul Ulibarri’s incredible nine-hole performance (29:00) and what they are grateful for this Thanksgiving (33:30).
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We're handing out some (virtual) hardware on the show this week. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
It’s “awards” week on PDGA Radio! But first, Steve and Sara break down the latest news on the PDGA’s 2020 media agreements (2:10), player moves from Nikko Locastro and Henna Blomroos (7:40), and the NextGen Championships (13:30). From there, the hosts give out their very subjective virtual hardware, including accolades for:
Calvin Heimburg (front), James Conrad, JohnE McCray, and Adam Hammes set the pace on the final round lead card at the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
It’s the final episode of Chain Reaction of the PDGA National Tour season, and we’re coming full circle with the victor. Steve Hill tells the story of the sudden death playoff and tight Open Women’s battle that helped close out the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic.
The gallery looks on during round two of the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic Saturday in Appling, Georgia. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Adam Hammes held steady, and a four-shot swing caused a switch in the Open Women's standings. Steve Hill looks back at round two of the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic in this episode of Chain Reaction, with soundbites from Hammes, Heimburg, Hokom, and more.
Calvin Heimburg shares his thoughts on scrambling on Chain Reaction. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
A young pro is at the top of the Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame leaderboard, and the top women's player saved her best performance of the year for this weekend. We're catching up on opening day from the PDGA National Tour finale in another episode of Chain Reaction, with stats and reactions from Calvin Heimburg, Paige Pierce, Adam Hammes, and more.
Saturday's gallery was treated to another memorable finish at the United States Disc Golf Championship. Photo: Eino Ansio
It’s a tradition as old as the USDGC itself: Hole 17 brought the drama during the final round in Rock Hill. Who’s the new United States Champion? Steve Hill runs down a harrowing finish in the final Chain Reaction installment from South Carolina.
Few players were immune from the emotional swings that Winthrop doled out during round three of the United States Disc Golf Championship. Photo: Eino Ansio
We’re still trying to catch our breath from a USDGC moving day that featured meltdowns, an albatross, and the 2018 runner-up doing his best to become the 2019 champion. Steve Hill checks in from South Carolina with all of the action from round 3 on this episode of Chain Reaction!