The edge-of-your-seat moments that defined the season
January 2, 2020 by Darren LeMay and Ultiworld Disc Golf Staff in Video with 0 comments
The 2019 professional season was one for the books, filled with shots causing us to pick our jaws up off the floor. And there were so many, we figured we’d enlist Ultiworld Disc Golf readers to help us decide on the season’s best.
With that in mind, we are proud to present the third of four bracket challenges to close out the year. We’ve culled highlights from the sport’s best media providers and broken them down into four categories: Putt of the Year, Air Shot of the Year, Roller of the Year, and Ace of the Year. After each bracket is decided, the winners will battle in a four-way, College Football Playoff-style bracket that will determine the 2019 Shot of the Year.
Pick up to five shots for Putt of the Year to make it to the semifinals. And if you’re having fun with this, feel free to share the love on social media.
A special thanks to Jomez Productions, Central Coast Disc Golf, Spin TV, Disc Golf Pro Tour, Par Save Productions, Anhyzer TV, Dynamic Discs, SM Disc Golf, GK Productions, Gatekeeper Media and others for capturing these clips. And we’re off!
At the year’s first PDGA National Tour event, Paige Bjerkaas secured a dramatic playoff win with a long stepper in Vegas.
Jalle Stoor did a lot of impressive things in the desert and this putt from a knee on an elevated basket at the Memorial topped the list.
Michael Johansen was sure to have a putt in the running and he’s got two. Could the long range effort from the DGPT Championship top his water tower flick at Pro Worlds?
Pro Worlds has several entrants because we’d be lying if we said the status of the event didn’t play into these candidates.
Anthony Barela looked like he barely put any effort into this 90+ footer.
This is a pretty good obstructed death putt by Valerie Mandujano.
Emerson Keith, of course, has a Pro Worlds putt.
Like Mandujano, Catrina Allen did not have a good look at the basket.
Allen really liked the Peoria courses as she also had a nice up-and-over putt during Ledgestone.
Adam Hammes has a Circle 2 compilation from the Hall of Fame Classic, and this gets our vote for best of.
Hammes was hitting long range bombs all season. Here he was at the MVP Open doing silly things.
James Conrad also hit big putts at Maple Hill.
At the European Open, Albert Tamm birthed a meme.
Eagle McMahon was doing his best Jalle Stoor.
At the USDGC, Nikko Locastro showed no fear.
And Chris Dickerson pulled out the tricks.
Eric Coca was also crafty at the Elite Brothers Open.
Something about this big putt from Briana Ainsley at WACO gets us pumped up.
Same for Gregg Barsby at the Vintage Open.
Same for Madison Walker at the San Francisco Open.
Same for Josh Anthon at the LVC.
This effort from Tim Barham to close out the CCR Open is just absurd.
Both our world champs had many worthy putts and we tried to narrow it down.
Paige Pierce saves it from the drop zone at the DGPT Championship.
She had to go a loooong way to make this connection at the USWDGC.
And the first pump during the final round at Pro Worlds was major.
For Paul McBeth it started with this first big Discraft putt at the Wintertime Open.
There were plenty in Peoria at Pro Worlds but this one during the final round was timely and tough.
He really saved his best for the Green Mountain Championship though.