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The PDGA Women's Committee will soon be requesting nominations from current women / girl PDGA members for candidates for the Becky Zallek Women's Choice Award. 

In addition to her place in the Hall of Fame, Becky — co-TD of the 2004 Pro-Am Disc Golf World Championships in Des Moines, IA — was also recognized during her too-short life with Volunteer of the Year, Tournament Director of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year, and a Special Services Award. Becky was one of the most beloved figures in the sport before her untimely passing in 2013.

The PDGA women's committee is seeking applicants for volunteers to serve on the PDGA women's committee.

The PDGA women's committee is a committee of the PDGA Global Board of Directors that has a mandate to:

The annual Magnolia Open was held this past weekend at the IDGC. Photo: Nathanial Samsel / PDGA

One of the longest-running women’s only tournaments in the country returned to the International Disc Golf Center last weekend bringing female competitors from all over the southeast to Appling, Georgia.


2022 marked the 13th year of the Magnolia Open. Photo: Nathaniel Samsel / PDGA

After watching the registrations for the 2022 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships roll in, Paige Pierce, Holly Finley and Kona Panis all reflected on how far women's disc golf has come over the past decade.

Those memories are what make this already record-setting USWDGC event even more special.


Paige Pierce putts at the 2015 USWDGC. Photo: PDGA Media

Today and every day, we celebrate the powerful women who continue to drive disc golf forward.

Take a look at a few stats and key contributors from these incredible pioneers, ambassadors and competitors in our sport:




2022 USWDGC tournament director Mike Batka discusses a hole in Madison, Wisconsin. Photo: PDGA

It’s seven months away, but the 24th edition of the United States Women’s Disc Golf Championship (USWDGC) is taking shape at a rapid pace in Madison, Wisconsin.

On the heels of a record-setting event in 2021, preparations for the PDGA Major are well underway in the Mad City.

Recently, members of the PDGA Event Support Team (EST) and the Operations & Logistics Team visited the site with an in-depth look at the courses as well as the host city. Annually, these teams conduct similar visits for PDGA Majors.

The 2021 WGE grew by over 1,000 players from 2018. Photo: Nate Robinson / PDGA

All around the world, more than 3,000 women competed in the 2021 PDGA Women’s Global Event earlier this year.

From first-time disc golfers to three generations hitting the course together, the goals of community and growing the sport for girls and women of all ages were accomplished with record numbers.

Now, it’s time to start planning the 2022 WGE.

The PDGA Women’s Committee recently announced that the global event will return for its sixth edition on August 6-7, 2022 and will become an annual event.

Paige Pierce poses for a photo with FA4 winner Gabi Sigafoo at the 2021 USWDGC. Photo: PDGA Media

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA — Twenty-two years ago, Juliana Korver won an upstart event, created to celebrate women’s disc golf that 21 women attended.

On Sunday in Northern California, Korver, with strong emotion showing, walked down the fairway on the 54th and final hole of the record-setting 2021 United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships, the first PDGA Pro Major event of the season.

Over 3,000 players participated in the 2021 PDGA Women's Global Event. Photo: Lauren Lakeberg

Molly Orman was watching her daughter get ready to tee off when the 6-year-old suddenly stopped and watched with amazement as another group of women teed off another hole.

After her daughter teed off, she received a compliment on her form.

The 2021 Women's Global Event kicks off Saturday. Photo: PDGA Media

Community and growing the sport are at the heart of the PDGA’s Women’s Global Event.

Those two core principles will be on display on disc golf courses around the world this weekend.

Excitement is high as the 2021 WGE kicks off Saturday and continues Sunday for the fifth edition of the biennial event, which has continued to grow by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2012.


Competition and community highlight the 2021 PDGA Women's Global Event. Photo: Conrad Meyer / PDGA

Nearly 100 events around the world have already registered to take part in the 2021 PDGA Women’s Global Event, which returns on May 8-9.

This impressive number showcases the rise in women’s disc golf and continues to grow every day.

A biennial tournament, the fifth edition of WGE finds women participating at the their local courses as well as with women around the global on a worldwide leaderboard.

Finding an event, or even hosting one of your own, has never been easier.

Women and girls worldwide are encouraged to participate in the PDGA Women's Global event on May 8-9, 2021. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

Following the postponement of the 2020 PDGA Women's Global Event (WGE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PDGA WGE is set to return for its first-ever odd-year iteration on May 8-9, 2021. 

A biennial tournament, the PDGA Women's Global Event finds women going head-to-head with players at their local courses and also against women worldwide on a global leaderboard to determine who wins the weekend. Find your local PDGA WGE »

Due to the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the recent PDGA Board of Directors’ decision to suspend PDGA sanctioning of events through March 31, 2020, the PDGA Women’s Global Event on May 9 has been postponed indefinitely.

Players and caddies gather for a group photo during the 2018 Ladies of Stafford Woods WGE in Voorhees, New Jersey. Photo: Stephen Mitchell 

How many women does it take to throw nine aces in a single day? The answer, as we learned during the last PDGA Women’s Global Event, is about 2,100.

The 2018 WGE heralded another record-breaking turnout for the biennial Mother’s Day Weekend event, which, since its inception in 2012, has exploded in popularity thanks in large part to its welcoming atmosphere and innovative use of the PDGA’s ratings-based virtual tournament platform.

Women and girls worldwide are encouraged to participate in the PDGA Women's Global event on May 9, 2020. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

If it’s an even year, that means the world’s largest women’s disc golf happening is on the way.

Are you interested in contributing to the player’s packages or to providing giveaways and prizes for the PDGA Women’s Global Event (WGE) on May 9, 2020? We anticipate that up to 3,000 players around the world will participate. PDGA Women's Global Event

In exchange for your support, the PDGA Women's Committee offers the opportunity to grow your brand with the PDGA's multi-media platform, including:

Sara Nicholson brings a competitive nature to helping make disc golf better for women. Photo: Josh Black

In this series, we’re taking a look at disc golf women across the country and around the world who run leagues, tournaments, clubs, and more. These powerhouse influencers will walk you through their challenges, struggles, and successes – and prepare you for your own.

Growing up, a younger Sara Nicholson would spend hours fighting to beat the high score on whatever game her family was playing that week. But when she would wake up the next morning, she’d find that her mom had played through the night to beat her score.

Jenny San Filippo (right) at her Ladies First Disc Golf booth at the 2019 Wisco Disco near Madison, Wisconsin. Photo: Lauren E. Lakeberg

In this series, we’ll be taking a look at women’s disc golfers around the world who run leagues, tournaments, clubs, and more. These powerhouse ladies will walk you through their challenges, struggles, and successes—and prepare you for your own. If you would like us to feature a standout woman in your community, share your stories with us at

Carol Quinn is at the helm of the Virginia Women's Disc Golf Series, but it thrives off of community support. Photo: Scott Nichols

In this series, we’ll be taking a look at women’s disc golfers around the world who run leagues, tournaments, clubs, and more. These powerhouse ladies will walk you through their challenges, struggles, and successes—and prepare you for your own. If you would like us to feature a standout woman in your community, share your stories with us at

In 2013, the PDGA started an initiative to increase women’s participation in disc golf events while also raising money for an incredibly important cause, the fight against cancer. Each year during the month of October, the PDGA donates $2 for every female that competes in a PDGA-sanctioned event to charity. In 2016, the organization selected was the Dempsey Center.

Cover photo by John Hernlund #47075, during the 2014 Women's Global Event in Tokyo, Japan.

Happy New Year from the PDGA Women’s Committee!

We have been steadily working away on the details for the 2016 PDGA Women’s Global Event (WGE) since our Save The Date announcement in November. Thank you to all who have written and have expressed interest and support for the 2016 WGE on May 14th, the third running of this amazing biennial worldwide event!

Join the PDGA in the fight to end breast cancer! For the 3rd year in a row, the PDGA will be donating $2 to the Young Survival Coalition for every female player that competes in a PDGA-sanctioned event during the month of October.

Story by Carie Coleman; Photo of Lucy and Olivia Burks with TD Cindy McMahan by Marcus Burks.

With the United States Women's Disc Golf Championships right around the corner, we thought we'd highlight one of the most successful women-only disc golf events in the world, the Chick Flick Women's Disc Golf Celebration!

The PDGA Women's Committee is very pleased to announce the return of the PDGA Women’s Global Event on May 10th, 2014!

Our inaugural Women's Global Event in 2012 was a huge success and made history as the largest PDGA event for a single demographic within the sport of disc golf. 41 registered tournaments, reaching across 24 states and 4 countries (including United States, Norway, Finland and Australia) resulted in a turnout of 636 women in 15 different PDGA divisions.