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Welcome to Pittsburgh Flying Disc

 

Home of the 2015 PDGA Pro Disc Golf World Championships!!!


This is the place to be for every Tournament, Event, and update going on with our great club! 

 

Please visit our Calendar to check for upcoming events.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Meet the two newest Pittsburgh Flying Disc board members!

Eric Nichols and Ben Zebrasky

Eric Nichols – Vice Chair

 

Eric grew up in the Pittsburgh area, graduated from Plum High School,

and served in the United States Coast Guard.  His history with disc golf

and PFD started with a round of disc golf during a camping trip at Moraine State park. 

Eric’s passion for the sport was ignited by spectating

at the 2015 Pro Disc Golf World Championships

and has been fueled by leading some of the best events the PFD has held in the past five years.

 

As a PFD Deer Lakes Course Promoter in 2016-17 and now again in 2021,

he has run multiple tournament fundraisers and put in hundreds of hours of course work. 

Eric has been the Tournament Director for The Hunt at Deer Lakes since 2017,

and he was the TD of the 2020 Amateur Pittsburgh Flying Disc Open in a challenging COVID year. 

 

His tournament leadership resume also includes the first MVP Circuit events at Deer Lakes in 2016-2017, founding Pittsburgh’s Indoor Putting League at Rivertowne Brewery in 2017, and  assistant tournament director for the 2019 Am PFDO and 2020 Pro PFDO.  Eric also ran a PDGA-sanctioned league and founded the King of the Woods tournament at Stafford Woods for the South Jersey Disc Golf club while living in New Jersey from 2018-2020.

 

Eric has played 80 PDGA tournaments with 5 wins. His travels have included 154 different courses in 28 U.S. states and 1 Canadian province.

 

Eric’s experiences have readied him to take on the Vice Chair role to help direct Pittsburgh Flying Disc, assist in the growth of the women’s field locally, create a TD Apprentice program, and run the PFD Player Tag program.

Ben Zebrasky – Grassroots Director

 

Ben grew up in Pittsburgh, graduated from Pittsburgh Langley High School, earned his Bachelor degree

in Global Cultural studies at Point Park University, and then a Master’s degree in

Geography at Miami University in Oxford, OH.

 

While teaching courses at Miami University and living in the Cincinnati area, Ben quickly became

obsessed with the sport. 

He moved back to Pittsburgh in 2017 to work in the technology field and currently is a Senior

Operations Manager at Maven Machines, an industry leader in solutions for the trucking

and transportation industry.

Ben’s communication, presenter/public speaking, and team building skills

will be valuable for the issues and initiatives that PFD is working on.

Among Ben’s priorities for the Grassroots program include:

 

  • Hold clinics and events at all or some of the “smaller” courses such as Schenley, Phillips, Monroeville to introduce disc golf to local communities and accommodate geographic differences. 

  • Work disc golf into local school curriculums. 

  • Provide a disc golf presence at local non-disc golf events via a PFD booth or tent.

  • Be a positive voice for the community, specifically for young players and beginners.

 

Ben has also taken on a role as Course Promoter at the Phillips Park course

Disc Golf on 93.7 The Fan

The sport of disc golf will be featured on the airwaves February 4 from 7-10 pm on 93.7 The Fan with Paul Zeise.

 

Sports radio talk show host and Post-Gazette columnist Paul Ziese will interview guests from the Professional Disc Golf Association, the Disc Golf Pro Tour and Innova Disc Golf, in addition to commentary from leaders of Pittsburgh Flying Disc.

 

The 3-hour program will cover the local disc golf community including the upcoming Ice Bowl charity tournament for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and the Women’s Global Disc Golf Event in May.

 

Nate Sexton, Des Reading, Mike Downes and Jeff Spring will also be featured in segments about the explosion of disc golf nationally and worldwide, initiatives to bring the game to youth and women, as well as the 2021 disc golf pro tour season about to launch.

 

Tune in to 93.7 The Fan from 7-10 pm on February 4 to hear from top players and promoters at the front of disc golf’s historic wave of growth and call in your questions at 412-928-9370

https://www.radio.com/937thefan/authors/the-paul-zeise-show

COVID-19 UPDATE

Dearest disc golf community,

We want to inform everyone that Schenley Park is now OPEN to play. The baskets have been reinstalled by city parks.

We want to thank the course promoters for their efforts in getting the baskets back in!

At this time all of the disc golf courses we steward are OPEN to the public!

When returning to the disc golf course we encourage you to follow social distancing guidelines set forth by the State of Pennsylvania!

https://www.pa.gov/guides/responding-to-covid-19/

Although event sanctioning has not been reinstated by the PDGA we also encourage that you use the best practices for contactless play.

https://www.pdga.com/announcements/letsbringitback

OPEN -
Moraine State Park (Lakeview DGC)
Deer Lakes Disc Golf Course
Schenley Park
Philips Park
Slippery Rock University DGC
North Boundary Park DGC

Linbrook DGC (Playable at own risk)

****Knob Hill Park****

By order of Marshall Township, you MUST book a tee time (free/$0) online to play the Knob Hill Disc Golf Course.
Only book the time you will tee off, not the entire round.  No groups larger than foursomes.


https://secure.rec1.com/PA/marshall-township-pa/catalog/index/05afb320751cb246929c199ef0b3d8ed?filter=c2VhcmNoPWRpc2MrZ29sZg==

Please follow these instructions to create social distance in this time of COVID-19 and limit the number of people playing the course at any one time.

PFD wants all to be able to enjoy the beauty of Knob Hill, and we do not want the baskets to be pulled again if crowds ignore these directions.

Be safe on the course!

Moraine Disc Return Box!

Our first disc return box is officially in place at Moraine.
The Pittsburgh Flying Disc course promoters will have keys to the box and be working to return all discs found.

Big thanks to Brent Mayes efforts in making this finally happen. Hopefully all PFD courses will have ones too.

Lost disc? Complete this form https://forms.gle/C9AxMJuq9cnCiG4n7

Cheers

LINKS:

PFD Facebook Page

Pittsburgh Disc Golf Community FB Page

PFD Instagram

Disc Golf Scene Page

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