, 2022-09-30 14:49:45,
For Immediate Release:
DGPT Announces 2023 Event Schedule
September 30th, 2022: The Disc Golf Pro Tour is pleased to release its 2023 schedule in unison with next year’s PDGA Pro Major schedule. In total, the Tour will represent twenty-eight tournaments (including the 2022-2023 wrap around schedule) across five event designations. All events will earn points towards the 2023 Tour Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Schedule Breakdown By Designation
“As our staff, players, and fans gear up for the 2022 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship, we’re excited to share a first look at our 2023 Tour schedule,” said DGPT CEO & Tour Director Jeff Spring. “The 2023 season will be another big step forward for the Tour, building on the rock-solid foundation that we’ve grown with this incredible group of touring professionals and our fantastic event teams and partners. Next season’s schedule is designed with the goals of sustainability and professionalism for players and the creation of compelling storylines and action for fans both onsite and online. We aim to continue to usher in a new age of pro disc golf for the players and fans that have made this growth possible. As always, the collaboration with the PDGA is crucial in finalizing a schedule that works well to serve all stakeholders. We thank them for their help in this complicated process, especially in regards to their flexibility on a date adjustment for amateur and junior worlds!”
The most significant portion of the 2023 schedule is dedicated to thirteen Elite Events. In addition to eleven returning events, the Pro Tour heads to Austin, TX, to add The Open at Austin (formerly the Silver Series event, The Open at Belton) and promotes the Music City Open to Elite Status.
Two of the thirteen returning Elite events from the 2022 schedule will carry a new designation of Elite+. While not a new PDGA-sanctioning tier, Elite+ events will feature bigger purses, additional media focus, and elevated spectator experiences. Similar to the playoffs, Elite+ events will be four-round tournaments, with a cut after round three, and will deliver more DGPT Points. The first-ever Elite+ events are the Portland Open and the Ledgestone Open. “We look to continue to grow our slate of Elite+ events in the future,” said Spring. “We’re excited to use these events as an opportunity put more external eyes on our players, the Tour, and most importantly, the sport as a whole.”
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