Whether you’re a super competitive player who would gladly travel the world to play disc golf or you simply want to know all about each huge event that’s happening during the season, it can be difficult to know which tournaments to pay attention to. While there’s a list on the PDGA website, it includes everything under the sun and can take some time to really pour through.
Instead, why not check out our ultimate guide to disc golf events? We’re breaking it down into three geographical sections to make it even easier to find all of the information that every disc golfer needs to stay on top of.
In Part 1 of this series, we’re taking a trip to Europe:
You can’t even call yourself a disc golf fan if you’re not excited for the best players in the world to compete at the European Open, a prestigious event that’s held each summer in Nokia, Finland. Watch as players take on The Beast and see who has what it takes to win this Major.
The biggest disc golf event in Europe to date, the Tynni crew puts on quite an experience as they couple this A-tier with other side challenges to create 11 days of disc golf fun! The courses in Sipoo, Finland offer a world-class environment for players to enjoy their overseas adventures.
Three days of disc golf action in Aegviidu, Estonia are on the radar of many European players each year, as the team there has a long-standing history of putting on a great event. With heavily wooded courses and a staff that creates an impressively professional atmosphere, it’s an A-tier that people look forward to all season long.
Disc golf is expanding rapidly in Croatia, and their championship tournament has undergone a major change in 2019. Now, players from around the world can try their hand at the course in Varazdin during this three-round C-tier. We wouldn’t be surprised if the Croatian Championship continued to grow on a massive scale for years to come.
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While countries like Finland are clearly well on their way to becoming disc golf destinations, we can’t forget some of the other regions of Europe that are also making their presence known. In 2019, nearly 20 events are taking place in France, yet another hotbed of disc golf that’s poised to completely explode in the next handful of years.
Swedish disc golf has gone through several iterations in recent years, as the Scandinavian Open transitioned into what is now known as the Skellefteå Open. Although it was a well-regarded event in 2018, tournament directors decided to take 2019 off to rest and recharge. Players around the world are eagerly anticipating the return of this three-day event.
Disc golf in Europe is absolutely taking off and before long, we may see some of these events transform into “must play” tournaments for professionals from around the world. Keep your eyes open for opportunities to watch coverage of your favorite players as they battle their way to the top in Europe!