What is disc golf?
disc golf noun: a game in which a concave plastic disc is thrown into each of a series of metal baskets situated on an outdoor course, the object being to complete the course using the fewest possible throws.
Disc Golf is a sport played much like traditional golf. The two major differences are the equipment and the cost. Rather than clubs and balls, disc golfers use flying discs (commonly referred to as Frisbees™, a Whamo brand product). Players throw the discs through the air from a tee area toward a target; which instead of a hole in the ground is a standing “basket” of some kind. The distances for a disc golf course are measured in feet rather than the measurement in yards of a ball golf course.
What is Southern Nationals Disc Golf?
The Southern Nationals is a series of qualifying tournaments throughout the Southeast with players ultimately competing in two divisional championships:
- Southern Nationals Professional Championship
- Southern Nationals Amateur Championship
- Southern Nationals Doubles Championship
- Southern Nationals Team Cup
If you would like to host a Southern Nationals qualifier or sanction your existing tournament, please let us know by using the form on our Contact page.
Is there annual membership dues to belong?
No, there is no annual dues. Each time you participate in a sanctioned tournament, a portion of your tournament fee is sent to Southern Nationals to fund the Professional and Amateur Championships.
Do I need to qualify for the Championships?
Technically, yes, you must have two (2) points accumulated within the season(Jan 1st - December 31st) to compete in the championships. You will be awarded a minimum of two (2) points for each sanctioned event you participate when you complete at least one round of 18 holes. For example: You must accumulate points by 12/31/2019 to compete in the 2020 SN Championships held in the spring of 2020. Check out the Player Stats page to view the current and historical points totals. Also, check out the handbook for division qualification & requalification.
Is there a “points race” each season?
Yes! Players who accumulate the most points in each division, calculated by both the number of events played and their position in the final results of each event, are recognized each season with a coveted plaque and loads of respect. Check out the Player Stats page to view the current and historical points totals.
When are the Professional and Amateur Championships held?
The season runs from January 1 – December 31. The Professional Championship is held on Memorial Day Weekend. The Amateur Championship is typically held one or two weeks before the Professional Championship. The SNAC & SNPC can also be held in conjunction on the same weekend depending on the winning championship bid. Please check out the Schedule page for dates and locations.