What does open mean in disc golf?

What is the highest rated disc golf round?

The highest-rated round of disc golf by the Professional Disc Golf Association is 1,132, achieved by Paul McBeth (USA) on 2 March 2013 at the Memorial Championship in Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA.

What is the golden rule of disc golf?

Basically, the Golden Rule of Disc Golf is to have respect and manners while you’re on the course and interacting with other players. Not only is it about treating other players how you’d like to be treated, but it’s also about respecting their property, the course, and the game as a whole.

What is a 1000 Rated round in disc golf?

Players who average the SSA on courses played will have a rating of 1000 and are considered “scratch players”. A player who averages scores lower than SSAs on course they’ve played will have a rating over 1000.

What does MA2 mean in disc golf?

Intermediate (MA2 or FA2)—This is the intermediate-level amateur division for players with average disc golf skills.

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Who was the first PDGA member?

“Steady” Ed Headrick, PDGA member #001, founded the PDGA in the summer of 1976. It would take another 35 years before PDGA #50000 was assigned to Iowa’s Robert Huspen in 2011.

Where is Philo Brathwaite from?

Philo Brathwaite: I was born in Los Angeles, California.

What is a Hyzer Flip?

A Hyzer Flip is very similar to an S-Shot but follows a straighter line. An understable disc is thrown very fast with a hyzer angle of release. The disc turns or “flips” up and brings its nose down in the process. This allows for a long straight glide.

Can you use regular Frisbees for disc golf?

Yes, you can play disc golf with a frisbee. You cannot play competitively, but you can use regular frisbees to practice on the course to improve your accuracy and your distance.

Do heavier discs fly farther?

A little easier to get out there, but not as much control and even less control in wind. ALL else being equal, lighter discs will go farther than heavier discs.

Is 800 a good disc golf rating?

Players who average the course layout SSA will have a rating of 1000. As of 2021, top pro players who average scores lower than SSA have ratings over 1000 ranging up to 1050. PDGA amateur men average around 860 and women around 725.

How much do professional disc golf players make?

How Much Does a Pro Disc Golfer Make Today?

Event Level Average Total Prize Purse Total Player Average
PDGA Major Tournaments $64929 225
National Tour Elite Series $40159 152
A-Tier $22708 122
B-Tier $5087 58
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What is a 900 Rated round?

So, if you shot a 60, your rating for that round would be 900 because you were 10 throws worse than scratch, then mulitply times 10 points per throw.

What does FPO stand for in disc golf?

Female Pro players may also compete in seven female-only age-based pro divisions, based on their year of birth: Open – under age 40 (FPO), Pro Master Women 40+ (FP40), Pro Master Women 50+ (FP50), Pro Master Women 55+ (FP55), Pro Master Women 60+ (FP60), Pro Master Women 65+ (FP65), and Pro Master Women 70+ (FP70).

How far do FPO players throw?

TL;DR: FPO players that throw 300-350′ normally have much more control and experience than MA2-MA4 players that throw the same distance and can get more out of high speed drivers. So this is something that comes up in conversations somewhat frequently.

How far can you throw a disc golf putter?

This means even the average disc golfer should get comfortable throwing putters between 150-200 feet/46-61 meters, with more ambitious players getting up to 250 feet/76 meters or more.