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Disc Golf World Tour Shrinking By One Event In 2017

The Disc Golf World Tour unveiled its 2017 schedule last night, and the circuit will be smaller by one event during year two.

The tour kicks off in January with the Aussie Open, one of three PDGA Majors on the docket for 2017, before heading to Europe for two events midseason. Just like this year, the circuit will conclude with the United States Disc Golf Championship in October.

Event organizers addressed the shortened schedule in their news release, saying their goal for next year is “quality over quantity.” “A more tightly-knit cooperation” with the PDGA was also mentioned.

Now that the DGWT has announced its dates, here’s the full 2017 schedule alongside Disc Golf Pro Tour events and the PDGA’s National Tour and Majors. Players may have to choose between playing the “Steady” Ed Memorial Masters Cup or heading overseas, but there is no major overlap otherwise:

  • Aussie Open, Janurary 26-29, Perth, Australia #
  • Gentlemen’s Club Challenge, February 23-26, Las Vegas, NV*
  • The Memorial, March 1-4, Scottsdale, AZ^
  • Waco Charity Open, March 17-19, Waco, TX^
  • Nick Hyde Memorial, March 31-April 2, Rockwall, TX^
  • Jonesboro Open, April 14-16, Jonesboro, AR^
  • Glass Blown Open, April 27-29, Emporia, KS*
  • Konopiště Open, May 12-14, Benešov, Czech Republic #
  • “Steady” Ed Masters Cup, May 19-21, Santa Cruz, CA*
  • Utah Open, June 2-4, Ogden, UT^
  • Beaver State Fling, June 9-11, Estacada, OR*
  • Pro Worlds, June 20-24, Augusta, GA/North Augusta, SC
  • European Open, July 20-23, Nokia, Finland #
  • Ledgestone Open, August 3-6, Peoria, IL^
  • Idlewild Open, August 17-20, Burlington, KY^
  • Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open, August 25-27, Pittsburgh, PA*
  • Vibram Open, August 31-September 3, Leicester, MA^
  • Green Mountain Championship, September 14-17, Jeffersonville, VT^
  • USWDGC, September 21-24, Johnson City, Tennessee
  • USDGC, October 4-7, Rock Hill, South Carolina #
  • Hall of Fame Classic, October 13-15, Augusta, Georgia*
Bold = PDGA Major * = PDGA National Tour ^ = DGPT # = DGWT


Originally published at: https://discgolf.ultiworld.com/livewire/disc-golf-world-tour-shrinking-one-event-2017/