The Upshot

The Upshot

The Upshot is Ultiworld Disc Golf's news and analysis podcast, hosted by Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield. From the business of disc golf to the most compelling competition, The Upshot breaks down the biggest topics in the sport.

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May 12, 2021 117 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield dig into the professional player experience and some of the challenges that face many touring players. From healthcare access to retirement plans, players aren't yet able to access many traditional job perks as independent contractors. They talk with Paul Ulibarri and later DGPT CEO Jeff Spring about the topic before later talking some Challenge at Goat Hill and previewing the daunting cours...
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Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield discuss the Dynamic Discs Open; talk with Hailey King and her caddy this weekend, Lindsay Rohrdanz; and break down some players that are quietly having a good season. Plus: Udisc Pro price increase, another Discmania ultra-fast sellout, and a decline in live viewership.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield talk about the Mid-America Open and some fun new names at the top of the leaderboard before making some serious stock picks as they buy, hold, and sell player shares as we head into the next phase of the season. Plus: the Dynamic Discs Open, the name change, Disc Golf Valley, and more!
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Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield talk about the Jonesboro Open, including Catrina Allen's scintillating performance and Ricky Wysocki's incredible play since 2020's restart. Later, they're joined by Casey White, who's been playing great golf in the last six weeks.
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Charlie Eisenhood and new guest host Josh Mansfield discuss Simon Lizotte's forthcoming return to the course and the results from the Vintage Open before interviewing Kristin Tattar (27:34) about her plans for 2021 and dealing with COVID-19 in Europe. Later, the guys preview the Jonesboro Open and make their picks before talking about the best young MPO players on tour -- and who's having the best season.
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Charlie Eisenhood and guest host Jay "Yeti" Reading dive into a big helping of news this week, including Pro Worlds' 1000 spectator tickets, Bryson DeChambeau playing disc golf with an Augusta local, the cancellation of the Beaver State Fling, the question marks surrounding the European Open, and the start of the College DG Championships.

Later, they're joined by Steve Dodge to talk about Maple Hill, pay-to-play cour...
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jay "Yeti" Reading discuss the start of the MLB season before diving into the first National Tour event of the year, the Texas State Disc Golf Championships. Later, they're joined by Ricky Wysocki, fresh off of back-to-back tournament wins. They also talk about Yeti's work with EDGE Disc Golf and growing youth disc golf.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jay "Yeti" Reading talk about the return of the PDGA National Tour and recap The Open at Belton before welcoming in PDGA Director of Operations Mike Downes for a discussion about the NT, the growth of disc golf over the last year, and more. Finally, they preview the Texas State Disc Golf Championships and make their picks!
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Charlie Eisenhood and new guest host Jay "Yeti" Reading talk some football and disc golf in Texas before breaking down last weekend's Waco Annual Charity Open, including Kona Panis' dominating performance and a classic battle between Nikko Locastro and Cale Leiviska. Later, Nikko joins the show and gives the kind of interview only he can.

Plus: Paige Pierce being added as 2020 co-POTY with Catrina Allen and some hot ...
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Charlie Eisenhood and Juliana Korver have a wide-ranging discussion on this week's podcast, including a look at The Memorial, the new DGPT Match Play Championships, and Paul McBeth's new non-profit foundation. Later in the show, it's time to #AskJuliana listener questions before previewing the WACO Annual Charity Open one year after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Juliana Korver discuss the start of the season at the Las Vegas Challenge, including a deep dive into Eagle McMahon's electric play, a 1050+ rated final card, and a breakout performance from Ezra Aderhold. Then they're joined by Paul McBeth to talk about his new 10 year, $10 million extension from Discraft. Later, they discuss Paige Pierce and Catrina Allen's battle down the stretch. All that, ...
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Charlie Eisenhood and new guest host Juliana Korver discuss the DGPT All-Star Weekend from a number of angles before welcoming in FPO All-Star champion Kona Panis (33:22) for a conversation about the weekend and her upcoming season. Later, Juliana and Charlie break down the start of the 2021 season at the Las Vegas Challenge and make their picks!
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Charlie Eisenhood is joined by Jamie Thomas for the final time as the guys discuss the upcoming DGPT All-Star Weekend before being joined by OTB Open TD and DGPT Director of Partnerships Sean Jack to discuss moving his tournament out of San Francisco (25:30). Later, they answer the questions that you're too afraid to ask!

Big shout out to Jamie for an awesome three years.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas react to the Super Bowl before welcoming in former co-host Steve Hill to talk about his new gig at UDisc and the upcoming 2021 season.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas talk about the Super Bowl, Drew Gibson's putter sponsorship with EV-7, and the PDGA's decision to push forward with Worlds this year before opening up mail (25:11) on axe throwing, Disc Golf Valley, and tons of reactions to the Champions Cup, the new 4th major.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas go around the horn with some news items before welcoming in the newest member of Team MVP, James Conrad (19:12). Then the guys talk to Nate Heinold, who spearheaded the drive to establish the newly established fourth Major, the PDGA Champions Cup (55:43), before discussing their own thoughts on the Major (1:21:02).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas talk about a few strange topics, including maritime law and ax throwing, before welcoming in Paul Ulibarri for a chat about his career, newfound stardom through Jomez, and more.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas welcome in Disc Golf Pro Tour CEO Jeff Spring to talk about the 2020 season, what's coming up in 2021, and some notable new hires. Charlie and Jamie also discuss what's next for the DGPT -- and for Jamie!
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas get the new year started with a big episode, where we discuss Ultiworld Disc Golf's 2020 world rankings before debating the best and worst offseason moves (and what to expect next winter!). Then the guys make a couple of 2021 predictions (55:16).
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December 29, 2020 101 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas talk with Jomez Productions' Jonathan Gomez and Gatekeeper Media's Derek Scull about the future of post-production coverage in disc golf, including technology upgrades, the economics of coverage, the competition with live, criticism from pro players, and lots more.
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