In Wisconsin, we have an active tour that tracks player’s scores for a series of tournaments. The tour provides the “most coveted” black disc for each division’s champion at each tour stop. At the end of the season, trophies are awarded to the state champion in each division at our end of the season finale.
There are 2 fees (or funds) that each player incurs while playing at all Wisconsin Disc Golf Tour stops. These extra monies are included in your entry fee for the tournament. First, we have a disc sports development fund that is collected from every player at each stop, this fee is $2. This money is made available for major upgrades on existing courses or installations of new courses here in the state. Second, we have a tour participation fee that pays for trophies and prizes/purse for the season finale. All Pro, Advanced, Intermediate and Recreational divisions pay $1 per tour stop into this fund. Juniors are not required to pay this fee.
Divisions recognized for black disc, points and tour champion
1. For divisions offered by the TD with 3 or more players, the tour will track points and offer a black disc to the division winner.
2. If a particular division is recognized and has participation at 5 or more events, the tour will award a Tour Champion for that division at the end of the season.
3. This is a points series meaning that the player earning the most points through the season becomes Tour Champion. (Point totals are from the player's best 8 tournaments.)
A note to players, Most TD's will be agreeable to include additional divisions if they are contacted in advance and if they are assured of having a minimum of players in that division. Also, players will only receive points in the division which they are registered. Example: In the past, if all Masters men played in the Open division, the best finishing Master would receive a black disc and masters points. Per the new rules, this will no longer be the practice. Black discs will only be awarded to divisions with 3 or more players.
Wisconsin Disc Golf Tour Division Champions & Tour Finale
To qualify for the tour finale you must finish as a top point earner within your division. Finale invites will be offered for all recognized tour divisions. All other divisions can get in through the waiting list. Anyone that has participated in at least one tour stop can get on the finale waiting list.
In addition to the PDGA points you will earn on the tour at our stops, you will also earn Wisconsin points for your play on the tour. Participants will be awarded points based on their finish within their division. We award 100 points for first place regardless of the number within the division (3 person minimium). Points for the rest of the division will be a percentage of 100. For example if there are 4 players, first gets 100 points, 2nd gets 75 points, 3rd gets 50 points, and 4th 25 points. The intent is to evenly balance out the points awarded at smaller events with the larger attended events. These points you earn from your “best 8″ stops will help determine the divisional state champions for the season as well as who gets invited to the tour finale. This years’ finale will only be a 1 day event so spots in this will be hard to come by. We will only award spots to players based on their finish throughout the season. Make sure to play in as many events as you can to earn a spot.
Additional funds may be raised through fundraisers at any stop from the sale of merchandise. Please contribute generously to help make this a great tour that other states will look to as an example of a well-run, fun tour. We do this because we love it. Do not ever forget to keep it fun! For other specifics on any stop, contact the tournament director listed on the official tour calendar.
Wisconsin Tour Coordinators
AARON DE LAIR
TOM MC MANUS
ADV GR MSTRS
2016 Tour Champions
Year Coordinator Assistant
2017 Brad Wendt John Terlap
2016 Brad Wendt John Terlap
2015 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2014 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2013 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2012 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2011 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2010 Tom Jenkins Brad Wendt
2009 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2008 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2007 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2006 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2005 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2004 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
Year Coordinator Assistant
2003 Tom Jenkins Eric Paulson
2002 Randy Schukar
2001 Randy Schukar
2000 Randy Schukar
1999 Randy Schukar
1998 Randy Schukar
1997 Randy Schukar
1996 Mike Cozzens Michelle Cozzens
1995 Bill Stolpa
1994 Eric Paulson Tom Jenkins-John Elsner
1993 Eric Paulson Tom Jenkins-John Elsner
The FINALE - October 8th, 2016
36 HOLES at Dretzka Park in Milwaukee
Venue Hosted By: Riverside Disc Golf Shop - Josh Hamm
Vendors: Riverside, Pandamonium Discs, John Dorn Throwing Art, and Sandy Point Resort and Disc Golf Ranch
Additional Support By: Innova Champion Discs
You qualify for this tournament by finishing in the top of your division based on points earned at WI Tour stops. Please see the tour standings for the latest results.
We will play two rounds of 18 holes. Player Check-in 7:30-8:30 am. Players meeting 8:30 am and estimated tee off 9:00 am. Non-current PDGA members must add $10 fee to entry.
Registration for qualifiers needs to be received by September 30th to secure a spot in the Finale. If you register, but have not qualified, you will be placed on the wait list. To be eligible to play in the Finale, you must have played in at least one Wisconsin Tour event for 2016. The wait list will be used to fill the remaining spots on October 1st. Anyone on the wait list that is not able to play will have their entry fee refunded. Entries are limited to 180 players. More details will be published here as needed.
Pro Grand Master
Pro Sr Gr Master
Junior (15 & Under)
Advanced Gr Master