PDGA Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic (Updated March 20, 2020)
On the advisement and counsel of the PDGA Medical Committee, the PDGA has extended its suspension of event sanctioning through April 30, 2020.
The Medical Committee has reviewed data on the spread of COVID-19, the illness related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, in the United States and other countries. This data has shown that extending the period of time during which the PDGA does not sanction events can help contribute to slowing the spread of the virus and encourage people to practice social distancing and other recommendations from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Medical Committee also recommends that several vulnerable populations isolate themselves from contact with others per the WHO and CDC. This includes:
- People who are 65 years or older
- People with a compromised immune system
- Those suffering from respiratory or cardiac conditions
- Anyone who is pregnant
The Committee and PDGA staff will continue to keep informed about the situation and provide further updates with regard to continued suspension or reinstatement of play as soon as they are available. Additionally, we ask our members to heed the advice and directives of national, regional, and local authorities.
2019 Year in Review
2019 was a great year for disc golf and the PDGA in Arizona. We owe a huge THANK YOU to all of the great volunteers out there. Seriously, thank you. On top of all the great unsanctioned 2019 events in AZ, we had 53 PDGA events (+11). 693 AZ PDGA members (+265). 7 AZ PDGA Affiliate Clubs (+4). In 2012-2017 we had 5 PDGA Sanctioned League sessions in AZ. In 2018-2019 we had 33 PDGA Sanctioned League Sessions in 8 cities across our great State. In 2019 alone we had 192 Sanctioned League rounds! 8.7 was the average amount of weeks per League session. The average participation was 29 unique players per session. Arizona disc golfers have never before had more rated rounds, earned more points and earned more World Championship invites than in 2019. Congratulations to all and thank you again. Looking forward to another record breaking year in 2020.
Election Thank You
Thank you Arizona PDGA Members for your support! I especially want to thank my wife Rikki Taylor, Jesus and the Fountain Hills Disc Golf Club. I also want to thank Hall of Famer Dan Ginnelly for the foundation he has built, all the trails he has blazed and for his past years of service in this role. Our army of Arizona unpaid volunteers has a lot to do in the 2 years ahead. We'll be looking for more Regional Coordinators to help facilitate communication and coordination of events in our state. Please get involved. Thank you again. David Taylor Jr. #24603 Arizona PDGA State Coordinator 2018-2020.
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