Day one of the European Open saw plenty of crowd-pleasing moments. Photo: Eino Ansio | Spin 18
Among a sea of strong stateside competitors, it was a young, relatively unknown Finnish player who made the biggest impact during round one of the European Open. Plus, it was no sleep til Finland for Paige Pierce.
Steve Hill breaks down all the action from the first day of this PDGA Major with a new episode of Chain Reaction!
Simon Lizotte approaches on hole 16 of the 2017 European Open. Photo: Eino Ansio
It’s European Open week on PDGA Radio! But first, Steve Hill and Sara Sinclair (same host, new last name) congratulate a host of new PDGA junior world champions (3:02) and cover the weekend’s hot rounds (11:02). From there, the duo break down what you need to know ahead of the European Open, including Wednesday’s Presidents Cup (21:03), course observations from a practice round with Paul McBeth (25:50), media essentials (34:52), and their picks to win the event (42:00).
Elections for the PDGA Board of Directors begin on July 1, so it’s time to get to know the candidates with a special episode of PDGA Radio! Steve Hill chats with each of the six members who are vying for the two open board positions and covers topics ranging from sustainable growth for disc golf and membership priorities to the am/pro balance and walk-up music.
Milo McIver State Park played host to yet another thrilling finish at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
It didn't come down to a playoff, but the final round of the Beaver State Fling served up tension and redemption. Catch up on a wild Sunday on the PDGA National Tour with the latest episode of Chain Reaction!
Paige Pierce held onto her lead Saturday at the Beaver State Fling. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
If we’re going to keep the tradition of a Portland playoff alive, that means we’re due for some fireworks in the final round of the Beaver State Fling. Catch up on Saturday’s PDGA National Tour action with this episode of Chain Reaction, featuring soundbites from Jennifer Allen, James Conrad, Eagle McMahon, Seppo Paju, and Paige Pierce!
Steve and Sara break down the action from the past weekend’s Portland Open on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. First, it’s the MPO battle, where Drew Gibson and Eagle McMahon made improbable playoff runs from the chase card (2:42). Paige Pierce woke up the putter on the way to her win (17:32), and the hosts talk about how players can handle their emotions on the course as media coverage increases (27:00). JomezPro gets a shoutout for their charity efforts (34:15) before Steve and Sara cover the weekend’s hot rounds (36:42).
Garrett Gurthie secured the first PDGA National Tour victory of his career at the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
We've got a first-time champion and a four-time champion, as Garrett Gurthie takes home the biggest win of his career and Catrina Allen stays hot during the final round of the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Catch up on all the action from the last day of the third PDGA National Tour stop of 2019.
Roll Tide: Matt Orum made the move of the day at the Santa Cruz Masters Cup. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
The rain came to play during round 2 of the Santa Cruz Masters Cup, but so did Garrett Gurthie and the upper tier of the Open Women's field. Steve Hill is back to break down the action from a soggy moving day on another episode of Chain Reaction!
Camille Skweir (center) is tied for second place after the opening round of this PDGA National Tour event. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
Steve Hill breaks down opening round action from the Santa Cruz Masters Cup on this episode of Chain Reaction, with player news and insights from Ricky Wysocki, Garrett Gurthie, Catrina Allen, and surprise performer Camille Skweir.
And just like that, Eagle McMahon's lead at the Glass Blown Open has become a deficit. Catch up on all the action from a wild moving day on the PDGA National Tour with insights from McMahon, Paul McBeth, Catrina Allen, and Paige Pierce on this episode of Chain Reaction!
JohnE McCray shared his thoughts on his round one Glass Blown Open performance on a new episode of Chain Reaction. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
PDGA Media’s Steve Hill covers the action from day one of the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open! Joel Freeman changed his expectations and was rewarded with the lead in the Open division, while a pair of Mcs shined. Catrina Allen overcame the slow grind of play with an aggressive finish to pace the women’s field.
It was the Memorial that spawned a thousand memes, but how about the stellar play in Arizona from Eveliina Salonen and Eagle McMahon? Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson look back at the Memorial Championship, including chatter Salonen’s skills, Paige Pierce’s play on Vista del Camino hole 18, and Jessica Weese’s continued strong play (1:10). After that, it’s a debate on if McMahon is currently the best disc golfer and some analysis on Jalle Stoor’s approach to the tournament (22:10).
Calvin Heimburg joins this week's episode of PDGA Radio. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
It’s the 50th episode of PDGA Radio! Calvin Heimburg joins the show to talk about his Las Vegas Challenge victory, and Steve stumps him during the lightning round. Later, Steve and Sara talk notable performances from the LVC, including Vanessa Van Dyken, Cale Leiviska, and Dustin Keegan. After that, it’s on to the Memorial Championship, and Steve and Sara talk live coverage and make their picks.