5 Way to Get Involved with The ChampionshipThe Championship is almost here, and it’s on track to be one of the biggest yet. The United States Disc Golf Championship started in 1999 to bring the best disc golfers together to compete for the title of the United States Disc Golf Championship. Since then, there have been some minor changes to the event, but nothing quite like this year. In 2020, the Women’s National Championship returned to Winthrop University due to the pandemic canceling the US Women’s Disc Golf Championship. It was a natural fit to have the women competing alongside the men at the Winthrop Arena Course, so Throw Pink decided to keep it going! This year, and hopefully for many more years, the Championship Week will include the Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship. With only a few weeks to go, here are the top 5 ways to get involved with The Championship:
1. Attend The Championship
From the inaugural Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship to a revamped Championship Village, you don’t want to miss out on this historical Championship. As of right now, there are over 30 vendors a part of the Championship Village – including Pocket Radar, who will have a booth where you can measure your arm speed!
Something else that’s new and super cool is the 18-hole spectator course presented by Earth Fare! The course will be open Wednesday-Saturday and is free to play. However, you can participate in a spectator competition for $5. The competition will have daily prizes for players with the highest scores. You can get tickets on Disc Golf United!
2. Watch The Championship Virtually
You asked, and the Championship listened, so the pay-per-view system has been revamped this year! US Disc Golf, the organization in charge of The Championship, partnered with Disc Golf Network to bring high-quality coverage to this year’s competition!
The Fan Pass is $25, and the Gold Pass is $100. The Gold Pass includes everything you get with the Fan Pass along with a USDGC commemorative coin, an exclusive USDGC disc (trust, the design is awesome), and a $10 gift card to Disc Golf United – the official USDGC TPWDGC merch shop. And yes, you can use that gift card to buy Throw Pink and TPWDGC items!
3. Relive the History
Even though this is the inaugural Throw Pink Women’s Championship, this is not the first time women have participated in the Winthrop Arena.
On Throw Pink’s YouTube channel, you can relive their most recent event, the Women’s National Championship. The WNC was the only PDGA Major hosted in 2020. You may even catch some footage of Sara Nicholson, Throw Pink’s founder and TPWDGC tournament director, who competed in the WNC last year!
Over the last eight years, Throw Pink has raised thousands of dollars through merchandise sales, charity events, and generous donors, which helps us continue to donate items to tournaments, hold clinics and support women’s health initiatives worldwide. We’re calling on the disc golf community again to help us make the TPWDGC a success.
Disc Golf United just uploaded the new TPWDGC Flex Tee, which features the event logo and is unisex! So get yours today, and not only will you be supporting The Championship, but you’ll also be repping The Championship!
If you’ve been searching for an Invader or a Roc, the TPWDGC has the fundraiser discs for you! The Innova Discs Invader is available in Star and Luster Champion plastics, and the Roc is Star Rancho plastic. We’ll have new discs dropping soon – stay tuned for new models and designs.
5. Learn Disc Golf at the Throw Pink Clinic
The Ladies Disc Golf Clinic began in 2014 at Aceplace’s Fewell Park. In 2018, the clinic moved to Winthrop University. Every year, disc golf’s top touring pros like Elaine King and Kona Panis come to the clinic to teach women how to play disc golf. You can read more about the history here.
The cost to play is an incredible deal. Tickets are only $20 and include a fun clinic, a round of disc golf, Throw Pink merchandise, and a donation to the National Breast Cancer Coalition! If you don’t have discs, no worries. We’re bringing plenty for you to use!
The clinic is on the Sunday following The Championship, Oct. 10, 2021, from 9a – 12p. We hope to see you out there!