OCTOBER 4, 2021

The Disc Golf Pro Tour (DGPT) has reached an agreement with the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) to become the Official Pro Tour of the PDGA. The PDGA National Tour will conclude after the 2021 season, with some events becoming part of the DGPT schedule. While the DGPT will remain independent, the Pro Tour will continue to follow all rules, standards, and technical specifications of the PDGA, the worldwide governing body of the sport of disc golf. The agreement will strengthen both organizations and usher in a new era for professional disc golf. 

In 2022 and the foreseeable future, the DGPT will be the only series of events for the highest level of touring professionals.  Players will earn points at each stop along the DGPT leading up to the DGPT Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina.

The 2022 season has been announced and for the sixth consecutive year Jonesboro, Arkansas has secured a spot on the Pro Tour.  Other notable cities on the Tour include Las Vegas, Portland, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Detroit, and Des Moines.  Competition during the Jonesboro Open will take place on April 22-24, while other events leading up to the event will start on Monday, April 18.

In 2021 the Jonesboro Open brought in 358 professional and amateur players to the area from 36 different states and hundreds more fans from as far away as Pittsburg and Tampa.  Videos from the event have been seen more than a million times on YouTube and the entire event was broadcast live online on the Disc Golf Network.

Also in 2021, The Jonesboro Open paired with the local St Jude Extravaganza team and raised over $45,000 for St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

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Brad Pietz

Tournament Director