PDGA 40 Years

In History & Statistics, History of Disc Golf, Official Communication, Press Release * Official Communication by WFDF

[lead]PDGA Celebrates 40 Years of Disc Golf[/lead] WFDF is pleased to congratulate the Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) on the 40th anniversary of the founding of the organization. Disc Golf is the second largest discipline within the sport of “flying disc” and has been experiencing exponential growth in the last decade. To commemorate this special anniversary, we put together a video of many disc golf hall of famers and long time frisbee players wishing the …

WFDF approves of new World Record standards and policies

In History & Statistics, Official Communication, Press Release * Official Communication, World Records by WFDF

WFDF is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors, upon recommendation by the WFDF Overall Committee led by Tomas Burvall (SWE), have approved new WFDF World Record standards and policies.  This new policy is now in force and can be found here. “We are extremely delighted to introduce these new World Record standards and policies,” commented WFDF President Robert “Nob” Rauch. “There is no impact on our very large number of existing records. However, …

An Abbreviated History of Ultimate Compiled by Michael E. Iacovella

In History & Statistics, History of Ultimate by WFDF

Ultimate, as with all disc sports, would not exist without the invention of the flying disc, or “Frisbee,” as it is commonly known. The first known contemporary tossing of a “disc” was by Yale University (USA) undergrads in the early 20th century. The Yale campus was in close proximity to Connecticut’s Frisbie Pie Company, whose pies while being a popular treat in themselves were sold in metal tins that would hold flight when thrown over …