2020 PDGA Pro Worlds Set For Utah

Florida, Tennessee, California, Missouri also receive majors

Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

The 2020 PDGA Majors are now on the books, and the determined efforts by some tournament organizers were recognized with winning bids.

Utah Open Tournmanet Director Jade Sewell pulled the event off the Disc Golf Pro Tour calendar in 2019 to prepare specifically for a Pro Worlds run, and he was proven correct in that decision after being rewarded with the hosting duties for the 2020 edition. Mulligan’s Creekside, a converted ball golf course known equally for its big shot opportunities and out of bounds areas, will continue to be used as one course for Pro Worlds. The newly-installed Fort Buenaventura will also be used, and the heavily-wooded track will offer a good complement to Mulligan’s.

“We think this is going to be huge for us to grow the sport and bring awareness to people who don’t even know what disc golf is in the area,” Sewell told the PDGA. “We’ve got grants coming, the county’s heavily involved, the visitors’ bureau is heavily involved. We’ve even got the Utah Sporting Commission.”

Pro Worlds is tentatively scheduled for mid-June 2020. We’ll have the opportunity to see both courses in action this year at the Utah Open, a DGPT Affiliate event, with coverage by JomezPro.

2020 PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Championships: Orlando, Florida

A joint effort by Orlando Disc Golf, including the support of the City of Orlando Parks and Recreation Office, beat out two other entries to win Am Worlds. Mark Janssen will TD the event which will feature courses at, “Bill Frederick Park (Woods, T-2 and Original), Barnett Park (Parkside and North courses), River City Nature Park (Alpha and Barwick courses), Hiawatha Nature Preserve, and a new temporary course at a local golf club.”

2020 PDGA Junior Disc Golf World Championships: Emporia, Kansas

Doug Bjerkaas and Jeremy Rusco of Dynamic Discs were originally awarded Junior Worlds in 2018 with a 3-year agreement to run the event. This will be the final year of the original bid.

2020 PDGA Pro Masters Disc Golf World Championships: Johnson City, Tennessee

The Masters are lucky to be playing in Johnson City as it is home to one of the country’s best courses in Harmon Hills. Tim Barr, who was the tournament director for the 2017 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship in Johnson City, will lead the event.

2020 PDGA United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship: Placer Valley, California

A new region to the list, Place Valley will host the women on a set of courses which include Shady Oaks Park in Orangevale, Auburn Regional Park in Auburn, and Rocklin Disc Golf Course at Johnson Springview Park in Rocklin. PDGA State Coordinator for Northern California Jennifer Knisley will TD the bid won by Placer Valley Tourism and Final 9 Events.

2020 PDGA Tim Selinske United States Masters Championships: Columbia, Missouri

The more we see of the Harmony Bends course in Columbia the better. The same team that runs the Mid-America Open, a 2019 DGPT Test event, will helm the tournament which will include several other area courses yet to be determined. Columbia’s bid is part of a larger initiative by the city’s parks department who in 2013 identified disc golf as a top priority for the area and a method to boost its tourism impact. The age-restricted divisions are really cleaning up next year in quality spots.

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