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The weather forecast called for cold rain and snow flurries. As it turned out, it was sunny and a balmy 57 degrees. With a little luck from Mother Nature and an Innovation Grant from the Professional Disc Golf Association, our National Girls & Women in Sports Day dream came true.

The PDGA Women's Committee is very pleased to announce the return of the PDGA Women’s Global Event on May 10th, 2014!

Our inaugural Women's Global Event in 2012 was a huge success and made history as the largest PDGA event for a single demographic within the sport of disc golf. 41 registered tournaments, reaching across 24 states and 4 countries (including United States, Norway, Finland and Australia) resulted in a turnout of 636 women in 15 different PDGA divisions.

The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month in the United States, and to honor this, Prodigy Disc and the PDGA partnered up in 2013 in a fundraising effort to help fight this dreaded disease that affects the lives of so many. 

In 2013, there were approximately 232,000 new cases of breast cancer and almost 40,000 deaths. The chance of a woman having breast cancer in her life is about one in eight.  Breast cancer is treatable when detected early.  The best method of detection is through self-exams. Awareness through education and promotions is the key to more women learning how and why to do self-exams.  

The 5th Annual Magnolia Open is officially in the books.  With record breaking numbers in attendance at this year’s event, one can’t help but think the old saying should be changed to “5th time’s the charm.” 

There were 55 ladies from 8 different states in attendance this year, including Alison Blakeman, who won a prize for traveling the farthest, coming all the way from Washington State.  

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Prodigy Disc is proud to partner with the PDGA in a fundraising effort to help fight this dreaded disease that affects the lives of so many.

In 2013, there were approximately 232,000 new cases of breast cancer and almost 40,000 deaths. The chance of a woman having breast cancer in her life is about one in eight.  Breast cancer is treatable when detected early.  The best method of detection is through self-exams. Awareness through education and promotions is the key to more women learning how and why to do self-exams.  

With women-only disc golf tournaments popping up all over the place, Star Newton #38712, and her sister, Faith Cross #53164, are following suit in Utah. Star notes, “for years, I was the only woman in my club. I always felt like the minority, so I decided to round up all the women I saw at the course to build the female members of our club.” September 28, 2013 will be the third annual Disc Chic Challenge held in Riverpark Disc Golf Course, Riverdale, Utah.

Bradley Crow, manager of the Dynamic Discs store in Lewisville, TX is proud to present The Saucer Sisters Invitational on July 20-21 at Lewisville Lake Park. Jennifer Brooks, president of the Saucer Sisters Club, approached Bradley with the idea of hosting a women's only event and he along with his team were immediately on board.

This year marks the 7th year for Disc Girls Gone Wild presented by McSports. DGGW gets bigger and better every year thanks to the hard work of the Trip C’s Women’s Disc Golf Club, the amazing and overwhelming support of Jerry Kaapke of McSports, and the dedication of JBird Discs who has helped with the tournament efforts and the growth of women’s disc golf in the area for years.

The second and now annual Daisy Chains wrapped up on April 21st in Watsonville, CA at the beautiful Pinto Lake. After their impressive inaugural year, Christine Hernlund and the Daisy Chains staff had plenty of hype to live up to. Last year Daisy Chains world-premiere was the same weekend as the Women’s Global Event, so this year they were able to break out of the form and highlight other events within the tournament. With ancillary events like a Ladies League Competition, and a skins match, Daisy Chains is a unique tournament experience for all disc golfing women.

A popular question in the disc golf world right now is “What does it takes to run a women’s only tournament?” Who better to answer that question than Ed Coffey, Tournament Director for the Texas Women’s Championship?  The 2010 TWC, with 98 participants, held the record for most female disc golfers at one event (record based on PDGA sanctioned events) until The Chick Flick in North Plains, Oregon broke the record in 2012 with 102 participants. In addition to that record, Coffey also makes the record books with the 2011 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship he hosted holding the largest attendance to date for a USWDGC with 86 participants.  

The 2013 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships finally came to an end this afternoon after 4 long days of competitive play at the Hippodrome Disc Golf Complex in North Augusta, SC.

After crowning the individual medalist on Saturday evening (Colleen Thompson, representing Illinois State University and Brett Wishon of Kennesaw State), the focus today was on the team competition finals.

The Disc Golf Hall of Fame was established in 1993 as a tribute to the individual legends of our sport’s past and present. As of 2016, there are now 74 inductees in the Disc Golf Hall of Fame. Of those, 10 are women. 

Vanessa Chambers #2198 (Inaugural Class of 1993)

Vanessa’s excellence in disc golf elevated both the visibility of the women’s division and the standard by which it was and is judged.  At the time of induction, she had been named Woman Disc Golfer of the Year three times, had won the PDGA World Championships twice, and compiled a phenomenal record of top-place finishes. 

With the rapid-growing women’s disc golf scene, the PDGA Women’s Committee is proud to cover two women’s tournaments happening the weekend of April 20-21, 2013: Texas Women’s Championship and Daisy Chains Women's Tournament. Being the two largest states in the country they also have the first and second highest numbers of female PDGA members, so it seems only right that they host the first women-only tournaments of 2013. The “TWC” is like a seasoned veteran, whereas Daisy Chains is coming back with more experience after a solid rookie year.

Each year on March 8, International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world to “mark the economic, political, and social achievements of women”. Although this holiday is not so well-known here in the United States, countries such as Russia celebrate International Women’s Day by giving flowers to the important women in their lives, much like we would celebrate Mother’s day. The International Women’s Day website created the theme The Gender Agenda: Gaining Momentum to celebrate 2013.

What could be a better way to start an amazing year of women’s disc golf than with a tournament focused around a national women’s holiday? First time tournament director, Myrriah Gomez, has teamed up with Innova Champion, Legacy Discs, and Pocket Disc to present the 1st Annual International Women’s Day Tournament. The tournament will be a one day C-tier event on March 9 at Brent Baca Disc Golf Course in Albuquerque, NM. Registration will be open until the morning of the 9th unless it fills prior to the event.  

The 4th Annual Magnolia Open came to a close yesterday at the International Disc Golf Center in Appling, GA. We had 31 ladies in attendance this year and are sure to double in size next year after this weekend’s success.  

The IDGC was dressed to the nines for the ladies arrival. Thanks to Alan Kane, Jason Allind, Noel Leseueur, Mom and Old Man Wallis for setting up the tournament registration area, beautifying the courses and adding those extra touches like the PDGA feather banners.

It’s almost time for the 4th Annual Magnolia Open. If you ask any of the 56 women who have previously played in this event you will find that it comes highly recommended. How could it not, with the long list of benefits to the players? Including 100% payout, free camping, free food, huge player’s packs for both amateurs and professional players, fun side games including a Corn Hole tournament, KanJam and new this year, a Hott Shotts competition.  

The United States Army hosted Day 3 of the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships at the Redstone Arsenal DGC in Huntsville, Alabama today.  The day dawned sunny, clear and a chilly 52 degrees with a steady breeze.  By midday it had reached 70 degrees with 42% humidity – absolute perfect disc golf weather.

The technical Redstone Arsenal course was immaculate and a great challenge for the final regulation round for all competitors and the Final 9 for the FPO leaders.  Initial concerns over access to the Army base were expertly handled by the Rocket City Chain Gang as all the players, caddies, staff, and spectators were carefully shepherded onto the course throughout the day.

Day two at the United States Womens Disc Golf Championships launched beautiful and cool in Huntsville, Alabama today.  Although the mercury would reach an altitude in the low 80s, it didn’t feel like it on the Brahan Springs DGC with the nice breezes and low humidity of only 50%.

In 2007, some Portland-area lady golfers decided to start meeting casually on the course to learn from each other and play recreationally. These meetings grew to include an annual event designed to introduce the sport of disc golf to beginners, as well as give experienced women golfers a competition designed specifically for them. The Chick Flick Women’s Disc Golf Celebration is a C-tier event where ladies play two sanctioned rounds on Sunday, after clinics and a mixed-division practice round on Saturday. With lunches included and camping available, the celebration is a disc golf immersion experience.

Ninety-three ladies participated in the Second Annual Rocky Mountain Women’s Disc Golf Championships (RMWDGC) on June 30th at the private Colorado Heights University Disc Golf Course in Denver, Colorado.  Players from Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas competed for trophies in eight divisions.  

Congratulations to all of the women who participated in the Women’s Global Event this past weekend.

The first ever Women’s Global Event is finally here! Over 600, that's right, SIX HUNDRED women will be competing in the 41 WGEs around the world. Four countries and 24 different states are hosting Women’s Global Events.

Stay tuned to, the PDGA Women’s page and the PDGA Women's Global Event tournament for results, recaps, and all women's disc golf information.

The Women’s Global Event on May 12 is growing to become the biggest Women’s field ever! We’re building the hype as we continue to encourage ladies to find their local Women’s Global Event. So far, we have 121 women registered throughout the 27 events around the US, Norway and Finland!

We've listed a number of clubs and leagues that cater exclusively to women. If you're interested in starting your own women only league, please check out the Introduction to PDGA Leagues.

2017 Women Only PDGA Events

  • PS = Poppy Series
  • HWDGT = Heartland Women's Disc Golf Tour
  • NEWDGS = New England Women's Disc Golf Tournament Series
  • MWS = Michigan Women's Series
  • MWT = Midwest Women's Tour
  • VWDGS = Virginia Women's Disc Golf Series
Name Date City State/Province Country
Discfunctional Disc Gals Spring Fling (MWS) Mar 25 Pennfield MI