PDGA Radio News
PDGA Radio News debuted in 2004 as an online radio program at a time when use of the term "podcast" was in its nascent stages. Originally created by Brian Sullivan #14015 as a service for PDGA members and other disc golf enthusiasts, this innovative program delivered a 20-minute audio broadcast on a weekly basis. Listeners could tune in and find a new show jam-packed with fast-paced, up-to-the-minute, professionally produced content all about disc golf. Brian was your host from 2004 through 2006 and, after a year hiatus, Steve Kuzenski #29027 took over the mic from 2008 up until December 2010. In 2018, Steve Hill #103842 and Sara Lamberson #41012 reinvented the show as an hour-long program discussing all the latest on the professional scene.
|PDGA Radio Episode 110: Noah Meintsma||
Steve and Sara break down all the action from the Dynamic Discs Open, including thoughts on Sara’s FPO standout (7:40), Paul McBeth’s subtle adjustments (18:20), and the evolution of the Disc Golf Network’s broadcast (24:12).
|PDGA Radio: June 24, 2020||
Guest: Paul McBeth | The Disc Golf Pro Tour is back, which means we’ve got to have the best pro in the game on PDGA Radio! Paul McBeth joins the show to talk offseason 2.0, the status of his lingering ankle injury, and how a lack of spectators during the season restart won’t change his game (5:05).
|PDGA Radio: June 19, 2020||
Guests: Brian Guice and Ben Smith | A new documentary takes center stage on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. First, Steve and Sara chat about the latest news on PDGA World Championship points requirements (3:30) and Chris Dickerson’s contract extension (8:20).
|PDGA Radio: June 9, 2020||
Guest: Madison Walker | Steve and Sara discuss the PDGA’s statement on BIPOC outreach (2:20) and why they think some disc golf stakeholders are hesitant to address social unrest (6:10) on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio.
|PDGA Radio: May 29, 2020||
Guest: Cale Leiviska | Pro disc golf is almost back! Steve and Sara break down the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s restart plans on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, including the circuit’s new events and its logistics for play during the COVID-19 pandemic (2:45).
|PDGA Radio: May 22, 2020||
Steve and Sara check in with the latest sanctioning updates (3:39) and ponder the status of this year’s PDGA World Championship events (14:27). Later, the hosts cover the Disc Golf Pro Tour Virtual Putting Invitational, including some upsets and the challenge of getting in the right headspace for an online competition (29:20).
|PDGA Radio: May 15, 2020||
Guests: Jussi Meresmaa and Mahmoud Bahrani | Steve and Sara share some good news on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio! The hosts outline the PDGA’s process for a phased reinstatement of sanctioning and discuss how various regions might be impacted (00:35).
|PDGA Radio: May 6, 2020||
Guest: Justin Menickelli | PDGA Board of Directors President Justin Menickelli joins the show to chat about getting back on the course for responsible, recreational play and to share insights about what changes he thinks are coming to tournaments. Later, Sara shares the wisdom of her “disc golf moms” in honor of Mother’s Day.
|PDGA Radio: April 29, 2020||
Guest: Eric McCabe | 2010 PDGA World Champion Eric McCabe joins this week’s episode of PDGA Radio! The Emporia, Kansas, native chats about managing pro players on the Dynamic Discs/Latitude 64/Westside squad during the coronavirus pandemic (8:25), reminisces on the 10-year anniversary of his world title (28:00), takes on the lightning round (Glass Blown Open hole 16 vs.
|PDGA Radio: April 23, 2020||
Guest: Doug Bjerkaas | Steve and Sara briefly diverge the show into Running Radio before discussing the latest updates to PDGA sanctioning and events (6:50).
|PDGA Radio: April 9, 2020||
Guest: Simon Lizotte | Steve and Sara celebrate episode 100 of PDGA Radio with special guest Simon Lizotte! The human highlight reel joins the show to chat about his life at home during the coronavirus, his burgeoning video blog series, and his affinity for bar games and circus acts (13:05).
|PDGA Radio: March 27, 2020||
Steve and Sara are back with Episode 99 of PDGA Radio! Steve addresses the PDGA’s “Skip The Course. Stay Home” campaign to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and sheds more insight into the organization’s collective reasoning (4:20) before the hosts share their advice for how to ramp up your disc golf game without having to leave the house (11:30).
|PDGA Radio: March 19, 2020||
Steve and Sara discuss the cancellations and postponements resulting from the coronavirus (4:55 ) on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. The hosts also encourage listeners to support their favorite disc golfers and media providers if they can (16:00).
|PDGA Radio: March 11, 2020||
Waco week brings plenty to talk about on PDGA Radio! Steve and Sara open the show by discussing the PDGA’s guidance related to the COVID-19 outbreak and encourage listeners to think about the greater community at large (2:30). Sarah Hokom stops by to chat about her offseason sojourn to Thailand, her Waco Annual Charity Open outlook, and her optimism for women in disc golf (18:20).
|PDGA Radio: March 4, 2020||
Steve and Sara are breaking down the Memorial Championship on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. First, it’s a look at Paige Pierce’s historic performance and the FPO battle for second place (3:10) before discussion shifts to Calvin Heimburg’s robotic putting, Drew Gibson’s mixed bag debut, and why it’s not time to worry about Paul McBeth (16:30).
|PDGA Radio: February 25, 2020||
The 2020 season is about to be officially underway! Steve and Sara recap the Las Vegas Challenge on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, complete with takeaways on Catrina Allen’s win and putting ups-and-downs and an impressive display from Callie McMorran (6:00).
|PDGA Radio: February 19, 2020||
Steve and Sara build their Disc Golf Mt. Rushmore (1:00) before recapping the Wintertime Open (9:10) on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. Paige Shue stops by to chat about life as a newlywed, her status as the top woman on the Dynamic Discs team, and helicopter rides over Nevada (22:00). After that, it’s a preview and picks for this weekend’s Las Vegas Challenge (45:05).
|PDGA Radio: February 12, 2020||
The proper start to the season is almost here, and we’re ready for it on Jacky Chen Radio -- er, PDGA Radio, that is! Steve and Sara get excited about the up-and-coming Taiwanese player’s 1040-rated debut at the Asia Open (2:35) before shifting to the new batch of PDGA World Rankings (7:35).
|PDGA Radio: February 5, 2020||
Steve and Sara break down Paige Pierce’s Discraft debut at the Samui Swine Classic VII on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. Were they surprised she didn’t emerge with the win? (5:30) Chris Clemons joins the podcast for a wide-ranging discussion covering his expectations for 2020, Kobe Bryant’s influence on his work ethic, hair care, and more (12:45).
|PDGA Radio: January 29, 2020||
Steve and Sara -- well, maybe just Steve -- are ready for the Big Game this weekend on PDGA Radio! The hosts discuss sponsorship news and tournament information regarding former ultimate player Brodie Smith (7:35), then take on the age-old question about the size of disc golf baskets (14:35). Later, Tim Selinske U.S.
|PDGA Radio: January 15, 2020||
Steve and Sara announce the PDGA Rookies of the Year and Players of the Year (6:05) on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. Plus, what’s going on with Paul McBeth’s ankle injury (15:00)? PDGA board member Mike “Sully” Sullivan drops by to discuss the organization’s disciplinary policy overhaul (21:30).
|PDGA Radio: January 7, 2020||
A new year brings a new interview subject to PDGA Radio! Steve and Sara catch up on player news about Luke Humphries, Austin Hannum, and Henna Blomroos (3:00) before covering the new PDGA Disciplinary Policy (11:50) and ultimate Frisbee star Brodie Smith’s recent conversion to disc golf (14:15).
|PDGA Radio: December 17, 2019||
Holy cow, the 2010s have come to an end! Steve and Sara kick off the last PDGA Radio episode of the decade by discussing the PDGA’s new policy on CBD (2:50). After that, it’s on to player news about Catrina Allen and Missy Gannon (6:55), which leads to a debate: Which manufacturer sports the best Open Women’s team (13:37)?
|PDGA Radio: December 4, 2019||
Five-time PDGA World Champion Paige Pierce joins this week’s episode of PDGA Radio to discuss her new sponsorship deal with Discraft, how she and the company hope to help get more women involved in disc golf, her current trip overseas, and more.
|PDGA Radio: November 19, 2019||
Steve and Sara dive into the latest player news, including Paige Pierce’s sponsor move (2:15), Chris Clemons’ well-deserved contract extension (11:45), and a mysterious screenshot (13:47).
|PDGA Radio: November 13, 2019||
It’s “awards” week on PDGA Radio! But first, Steve and Sara break down the latest news on the PDGA’s 2020 media agreements (2:10), player moves from Nikko Locastro and Henna Blomroos (7:40), and the NextGen Championships (13:30). From there, the hosts give out their very subjective virtual hardware, including accolades for:
|PDGA Radio: November 5, 2019||
PDGA Radio returns after a week hiatus to catch up on the news! First, Steve has Sara judge if his daughter’s Halloween debacle was a kids-being-kids moment or a parenting fail (1:35) before they discuss the 2020 A-Tier schedule (5:45) and partnerships with UDisc (10:00) and Gatekeeper Media (13:10).
|PDGA Radio: October 22, 2019||
It’s time to put a bow on the pro season on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. Steve and Sara break down the DGPT Tour Championship’s Open Women’s playoff (2:05) before talking about the offseason momentum Catrina Allen can take from the event (10:35) and a close MPO battle (16:30). Chris Dickerson joins the show to talk scrambling, his fear of heights, and his newfound nicknames (22:05).
|PDGA Radio: October 17, 2019||
The 2019 season is nearing its end, but there are a couple more big events to break down on PDGA Radio. Steve goes solo this week and recaps an exciting Ed Headrick Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic (2:00), including a focus on Holly Finley (10:05) and his take on why W.R. Jackson serves up better drama than the USDGC (12:50).
|PDGA Radio: October 9, 2019||
We’re looking at the 2020 schedule to kick things off this week on PDGA Radio (1:27)!