How to Find a Disc Golf Tournament
One of the top professionals in current disc golf said it best on a live stream YouTube upload recently:
"New players should start signing up for tournaments as soon as they can."
As a tournament player myself, I completely agree that the best and quickest way to progress your skills is to get involved playing in sanctioned and unsanctioned events.
To get even more out of it, you've got to be placed in situations where every single shot matters.
Confidence is your largest asset out on the course, and there is no better way to boost confidence than by playing well against other players at an event.
Playing in tournaments or events also helps drive you to want to practice more and become better at your craft.
how do you find these tournaments? Easy!
It is here where players can find and sign-up for all of the approved tournaments as they get posted throughout the year.
You can find events by date, rating tier, state, and even location within a certain distance of where you live.
Be sure to create your profile so that you can keep track of all of the events you've played in, achievements you may hit, and to log your discs and aces.
Discgolfscene.com is THE way to find out all about what events are going on near you!
2. Udisc Events Tab
Another quick way to find events near you is through the Udisc app which we highly support!
At the bottom of the main screen there's a tab labeled
After clicking on this tab, you will see a list of all PDGA sanctioned events where you can then click on the ones you're interested in to get further information.
From here, there will be links to discgolfscene.com and the PDGA where you can find information regarding the tournament and how/where to register!
It's that easy!
Be sure to get your PDGA membership through PDGA.com so that you get $10 off every sanctioned event you participate in.
5 events in one season covers your cost of the membership, PLUS you get Udisc Pro along with it!
3. Word of Mouth
Are you in a league? Do you have friends who play? Do you follow local areas or disc golf clubs on social media?
These are all excellent ways to find out about what is going on in your neck of the woods if you're not inclined to stay up to date on local events yourself.
It's also a great way to not only find out about sanctioned events, but also fun, unsanctioned events as well!
Being in a local group is also great for networking and growing the sport, not just finding out about tournaments and events, so join one if you haven't already!
SEE ALSO ---> What to Wear to a Disc Golf Tournament <---
If you're too intimidated by sanctioned events, non-sanctioned events are fantastic for newer players as well!
Events such as: Trilogy Challenge, Ace Race, MVP Circuit, and many more help to get new plastic into the hands of players and bring the playing field to a little bit more of an equal ability.
Many of these events are great for family competition as they're generally more laid back compared to a tournament where players are looking to place and improve their player ratings.
It's important to remember that you don't have to be "good" at disc golf in order to go out and have fun playing with other people.
It'll help build your confidence, improve your shot selection, talk discs, and do what they do. In many instances, you'll even be provided with new gear from the tournament in the typical players' pack that players receive upon sign-in on the day of an event.
Who doesn't like getting new gear, discs, and swag?!
It's worth noting that you will typically sign up for a tournament in a specific division so you're matched with players of fairly equal skill.
If you're not sure what division you should play in, don't worry! We cover everything you need to know in THIS ARTICLE!
---> What Disc Golf Division Should I Play In? <---
So don't wait any longer!
Search for and find your first tournament, register now, and go have a blast!
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