We are excited to announce the Inaugural Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship. The championship represents another chapter in the rich tournament history at Winthrop. The original Women’s National Championship was held at Winthrop in 1999, 2000, and again in 2001 after being renamed the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship.
The WNC returned to Winthrop in 2020 after pandemic conditions forced the cancellation of the US Women’s Disc Golf Championship scheduled earlier in the year. The 2020 WNC and USDGC turned out to be the only two Majors of the 2020 season. With the US Women’s Disc Golf Championship expected to return in 2021, tournament organizers agreed not to use the term “National” (Champion) to avoid any degree of confusion with the USWDGC Champion in the Open Women Division.
All current, dues-paid members in good standing of the Professional Disc Golf Association are eligible to qualify for the 2021 Throw Pink Women’s Women’s Disc Golf Championship). All competitors must have a current PDGA membership and must have passed the PDGA Official certification exam in order to compete. Those gaining eligibility should register for the event as quickly as possible.
Exempt from Qualifying and Special Invitations*
2021 United States Champion (FPO, FP40, and FA1)
2021 Open Women World Champion (FPO)
2021 United States Masters Champion (FP40)
2021 Women’s Advanced World Champion (FA1)
2021 Women’s Global Event Champion (FPO and FA1)
2021 College Disc Golf National Champion (Women’s Singles)
2021 Deaf National Champion (FPO)*In the circumstance that the winner above has already qualified, the invitation will extend down to the next athlete who has not previously qualified.Note: Exempt athletes must register on or before August 31, 2021.
Official Qualifying Events
Two spots (FPO) will be available at each of the events listed below. Competitors who participate in qualifying events that are already eligible will be excluded from the qualifying process. In case of a tie for the final qualifying spot, the tournament director should hold a sudden-death playoff to determine the winner. If a playoff is not possible, the final spot should be awarded to the player with the lowest final-round score. Earned spots are not transferable.
|Las Vegas Challenge||Henderson, NV||February 25-28, 2021|
|Throw Down the Mountain||Brooksville, FL||March 19-21, 2021|
|Lone Star Classic||Austin, TX||April 2-4, 2021|
|Jonesboro Open||Jonesboro, AR||April 16-18, 2021|
|Dynamic Discs Open||Emporia, KS||April 28 – May 1, 2021|
|The Challenge at Goat Hill||Oceanside, CA||May 7-9, 2021|
|Santa Cruz Masters Cup||Santa Cruz, CA||May 28-30, 2021|
|Portland Open||Portland, OR||June 4-6, 2021|
|Pro World Championships||Ogden, UT||June 22-26, 2021|
|PCS Sula Open||Langevdg, Norway||July 7-11, 2021|
|The Preserve Championship||Clearwater, MN||July 30 – August 1, 2021|
|Ledgestone Insurance Open||Eureka, IL||August 5-8, 2021|
|Delaware Disc Golf Challenge||Newark, DE||August 27-29, 2021|
|Green Mountain Championship||Smugglers’ Notch, VT||September 9-12, 2021|
|Foxwood Open||Ontario, Canada||September 17-19, 2021|
|Music City Open||Nashville, TN||September 24-26, 2021|
**All remaining spots will be filled on a tiered registration basis according to PDGA Rating. Registration is expected to begin on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.
Entry Fees, Registration, & Athlete Check-In
Athlete Check-in: Details TBD”Throw Pink has been supporting the growth of disc golf for women and girls at all skill levels for years, but now thanks to the continued support of the USDGC crew – Jonathan Poole, Harold Duvall, and many others, the Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship will be our first big splash into our game’s professional side. I’m so pumped about this opportunity to support women at the highest level of disc golf,” says Sara Nicholson, founder of Throw Pink.
About Throw Pink
Throw Pink is a non-profit dedicated to growing disc golf and encouraging women and girls to live healthy, active lifestyles through disc golf. Throw Pink’s mission is to change the face of women’s health. Through the Throw Pink Women’s Disc Golf Championship, Throw Pink can help elevate the women’s game by supporting disc golf’s top women athletes and showing the world how entertaining and inspirational they are. We have the opportunity to help inspire future generations to join us on the course.