Professional Disc Golf Association
The PDGA is a non-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion and sustainable growth of disc golf. It promotes the sport through player participation, tournament development, spectator participation, course development, rules and competitive standards, media and sponsor relations, and public education and outreach.
Disc Golf Association
DGA was founded in 1976 by Steady Ed Headrick and is located in Watsonville, California. It is the founding company of the sport of disc golf and was the acting overseeing body for the sport until the establishment of the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA). DGA manufactures disc golf baskets and sells disc golf courses to park departments, disc golf clubs, and private parties. The company also sells large quantities of discs and other related disc golf equipment to resellers and wholesalers around the world.
Innova Discs was founded in 1983 to produce equipment for the growing number of disc golf players. In that year, Dave Dunipace created and patented the Eagle, the world's first disc designed specifically for the sport of disc golf. In addition to discs, Innova manufactures other disc golfing equipment including bags, accessories, and DISCatcher targets, which were introduced in 1995.
Discraft was founded in 1978 by Jim Kenner and Gail McColl and is located in Wixom, Michigan. Discraft manufacturers flying discs for the sports of Ultimate, Disc Golf and Freestyle. Persistent innovation, research, and development met with the highest quality standards and creative graphics has maintained Discraft as a strong leader across 2 major disc sports around the world. Discraft is a manufacturer of Disc Golf, Ultimate and Freestyle discs, which are produced to the highest quality.
Lemon Lake Flight Center
Lemon Lake County Park in Crown Point, IN encompasses 403 acres of rolling hills and open space surrounded by wooded areas and contains 5 World Championship disc golf courses that utilize approximately 165 of the 403 acres. Lemon Lake is the host site of 15 annual tournaments including the well known annual Matt "HOMIE" Lovasko Memorial Disc Golf Championships. Lemon Lake Flight Center was awarded the proclamation for becoming the world's first PDGA Regional Development Center is also home to the Indiana State Disc Golf Museum (dedicated in 2015) and the Flying Disc Travel Exhibit.
UDisc is a mobile app for disc golf. Keep score, measure throws, find courses, view course maps, track stats, compete in worldwide leaderboards, and sync scorecards with friends. UDisc's other main product, UDisc Live, is the premier live scoring platform for disc golf.
MVP Disc Sports
MVP Disc Sports was founded by two brothers who are passionate about disc golf and have worked in their father’s plastic injection molding shop for many years. Having worked in a molding shop that specializes in two-step molding processes, they are very enthusiastic about implementing this two-step molding process into golf discs to push the sport to the next level.
Many clubs have used the Advancement Program to allow donors to make contributions to specific qualifying projects. Funds may be directed for new courses, physical improvements to existing courses, or addition of amenities such as shelters or picnic tables. For example, new tee pads and other improvements to the Slippery Rock University course used at the Pittsburgh Pro Worlds in 2015 were funded through the DGF. Donors receive a tax receipt for their charitable donations. If you are interested learning more opportunities that may help your local club,course or event, please reach out to our board member Mike Correnti at Mike@DiscGolfFoundation.org.