As the sport of disc golf grows in Australia and the overall standard of players is improving, the structure of our divisions is gradually aligning with the rest of the world. The following changes to divisions for the 2018 tour, come into effect for the national championships
FPO is now a mandated division and must be offered at all ADG tour events. For ADG tour only, FA1 and FPO points will be combined.
MPM is now a mandated division for Australian A-Tier events only. It’s not mandated for B-Tier and below but may be offered if there is demand. For the ADG tour only, MPM points will be combined with MPO. Masters players take note MPM will be offered at the ADGC in Canberra this year.
Due to a lack of player numbers this year, FA2 will not be offered on the 2019 tour. All women above a rating of 725 will play FA1 (advanced). 725 and below will play FA4 (Novice)
In the event of conflicting A Tier bids (defined as two events falling within 20 calendar days of each other) the ADG Board will initially consult the bidders and attempt to reach a resolution and failing that, deciding by ADG committee vote. Once the schedule of A Tiers has been finalized, bidding will be opened for B and C Tier events. Please note that these events can be put in the schedule up to 30 days prior to the event.
An official announcement about the tour schedule will be made at this years 2018 ADGC in Canberra.
We also congratulate the Mount Gambier Disc Golf Club in South Australia for their success in securing 2019’s Australian Disc Golf Championships for Crater Lake Disc Golf Park.
The ADG grants program is now in its 4th year. We’ve helped fund community programs, courses and school programs so far; providing that little bit of impetus for initiatives to get off the ground and growing our sport.
Submissions for the 2018 program are now open. If you have an idea that you think will grow the sport in Australia and would benefit from some financial assistance. Fill out one of the attached forms below and email to the ADG board at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 25 2018.