INFO/FAQs

Event Schedule

2021 Qualifying

Qualified Players

Getting There

Tournament Format

One round each day for 3 days (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)


Staggered start each round with first tee time at 7:30am


There will be no final nine

Mandatory Players Meeting

Thursday June 10th, 2021, 7:30pm, Holden's Banquet Facility &

Kensington Mills Falls PuttPutt

2055 S Milford Rd

Milford Charter Township, MI 48381

 

42.55805992106178, -83.616297542376

Players meeting location

Travel Options

Host Hotel

Comfort Suites
28049 Wixom Rd, Wixom MI 48393
248-504-5080

  • Discount Code: USADGC

  • Distance to course: 8-10 minutes

  • Includes: complimentary hot breakfast, HBO, Internet, indoor pool and fitness center.

Holiday Inn Express

48953 Alpha Dr, Wixom, MI 48393

248-735-2781

  • Discount Code: DGC

  • Distance to course: 8-10 minutes

  • Newly renovated!

  • Includes: complimentary hot breakfast, indoor pool and spa, and 24-hour fitness center

Airport

  • Detroit Wayne County (Metro) - DTW, about 1 hour drive from course

  • Flint Bishop - FNT, about 45 minutes from course

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I qualify to play in the USADGC?


**NOTE: Invitations get sent to the email addresses the players have on file with the PDGA. Please verify your PDGA membership lists your currently used email.

There are two (2) ways to qualify for the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship (USADGC):

1. The first way to qualify is by your PDGA rating.

2. The second way to qualify is by competing in any one of the Michigan Feature Events in the MA1 division and finishing in the top 35% of the field.

The USADGC event will have a staggered tiered registration process beginning in March with players who have a rating of 950 and above. The initial invitations get sent out to two groups of players shortly after the PDGA March ratings update.:

1. To the 950+ rated players using the March PDGA ratings update.

2. Players who qualified from the already completed Michigan FE events following the just completed USADGC.

The 2nd set of invitations get sent to the players who have ratings above 930 shortly after the April PDGA ratings update and any qualified players from the recently completed Michigan FEs.

The 3rd and final set of invitations get sent to players who have ratings above 920 shortly after the May PDGA ratings update and any qualified players from the recently completed Michigan FEs.

A list of MDGO FE Events can be found using the 2021 Qualifying tab above, on our USADGC Facebook page and on the USADGC DiscGolfScene tournament page.

1. Qualifying is your first step to compete for the USADGC title.

2. Receiving your invitation is step two. Again, make sure your email address on file with the PDGA is current.

3. Registering for the USADGC is your final step. You MUST register for the event following the directions outlined on your invitation.

For more information, please read the About section on the DiscGolfScene tournament page:

https://www.discgolfscene.com/tournaments/2021_PDGA_UNITED_STATES_AMATEUR_DISC_GOLF_CHAMPIONSHIP




Are there any divisions? For example Masters?


There is only one division: Amateur. No age or gender protected divisions are offered. You have to play in the MA1 PDGA division in a qualifier or have a high enough amateur Player Rating to be eligible to qualify. That means if you are a woman of "master's" age, you still have to play in the MA1 division of a qualifier or have a high enough player rating to qualify. Rule 804.08 of the PDGA rules of play states, "...Female players may compete in male divisions if they choose...". The reasoning behind this is that if you are good enough to be playing for the U.S. Amateur title, you are good enough to play in the toughest Amateur division to qualify.




I qualified, but I still might not get in?


There is a possibility that even if you qualify, you may not get into the tournament. The reason is many PDGA disc golfers would like to earn the title of the United State Amateur Disc Golf Champion. There is a high number of talented Amateur players registered with the PDGA but the USADGC field is limited to 156 players. Last year we invited over 1000 players and the event filled in record time. Invitations will be sent out in groups based on the published dates so it is important to register as soon as possible.
The PDGA and USADGC staff understands what a commitment it is to register in March or April for an event across the country in June and understand that life sometimes gets in the way. Injuries, work, family obligations are all reasons why a player may have to back out from their registration. Therefore, if you do get an invitation and the event is full, we cannot stress enough how important it is for you to register to be on the waitlist. If you do not register in time and do not get on the waitlist, there is a very little chance you can compete on the Toboggan course for the United States Amateur Disc Golf Championship.




I qualified at the (blank) tournament, when do I get my invitation?


Please be sure the PDGA has your correct email address. Invitations are targeted to be sent out in early March, soon after the PDGA March ratings update. If you have not received an invitation you feel you have earned by late-March, please contact us @: office@usadgc.com




Do I have to pay to get into the park?


Yes. While the fee to play the course during the tournament is covered by your tournament entry fees, players will be responsible for the park pass. More information on the park pass fees can be found at https://web1.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/mihuronclintonwt.wsc/search.html?display=detail&module=PM





 
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