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.

Episodes

June 20, 2024 67 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield welcome back former Upshot host Jamie Thomas to review their preseason fantasy draft standings and make their waiver wire picks following the West Coast Swing. Can Charlie and Jamie catch up to Josh? Plus: Preserve preview & the prophecy!

0:00 Mid-Season Fantasy Draft Check In
7:40 Tough Decisions: Drops & Pick Ups
17:25 Waiver Wire Picks
35:00 Post-Waiver Analysis
42:45 Spectator Tickets at ...
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Charlie & Josh break down Niklas Anttila's clutch performance at the Turku Open and the importance of clean putting before discussing why Kevin Jones is breaking up with Prodigy. Plus: a little European #PurseWatch.

0:00 Turku Open Recap
3:00 Anttila Wins in MPO
8:20 Saarinen Wins in FPO
13:40 Importance of Clean Putting
25:00 KJUSA & Prodigy
30:00 #PurseWatch
33:45 Masters Worlds Results
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June 13, 2024 42 mins
Holyn Handley joins Josh on the upshot to discuss her win at the Beaver State Fling. Then, Josh previews the next DGPT Europe stop, the Turku Open. 

0:00 Holyn Handley Interview
13:45 Building off the Victory
21:30 Practice Routines & Distance Throwing
26:45 Feedback on the Milo Course & Skipping European Open
33:00 Turku Open Preview
36:55 Turku Open Picks
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Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield break down the clutch moments that led to wins for Gannon Buhr and Holyn Handley at the Beaver State Fling before recapping the West Coast Swing and seeing who outperformed -- and underperformed -- out west.

0:00 Buhr's BSF Performance
8:55 Did Buhr Have a Time Violation?
20:55 Handley's Late Run to Win
34:30 West Coast Swing Stats
45:30 West Coast Swing Picks Recap
51:30 #Pursewatch
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Charlie Eisenhood previews the Beaver State Fling in its return to the Elite Series! And don't miss his interview with FPO suddenly rising star Sofia Donnecke, who just podiumed at Portland Open in her second-ever DGPT event. Plus: Nate Doss is back!

0:00 Beaver State Fling is Back!
4:00 Sofia Donnecke Interview
7:15 Disc Golf Development
14:00 Portland Open, Team Innova, & Expectations
19:30 Fun Facts
22:30 Beaver State Fling Previe...
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June 4, 2024 77 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Brian Earhart (subbing in for Josh Mansfield) break down the action at the 2024 Portland Open. They talk Glendoveer, Gannon Buhr's huge win, Paige Pierce's monumental return to the winner's circle, mountain golf, and more. Plus: Charlie interviews Paige after her big win!

0:00 Pierce & Donnecke at Portland Open
15:05 Paige Pierce Interview
26:20 Ankle Surgery & PDGA Insurance
34:10 European Open & Tour...
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May 30, 2024 38 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield chat about the Q-Series and Kristin's new brand before diving into a preview of the Portland Open, the next DGPT+ event this season. Four rounds at Glendoveer with a wide open field - it's gonna be fun!

0:00 Hernandez & Frisbee Nationals
9:45 Q-Series & Tattar's Agency
17:30 Portland Open Preview
27:40 Portland Open Picks
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May 24, 2024 54 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield answer a variety of mailbag questions this week, from west coast tournaments to Gannon's putting to free tickets. Plus, the guys make their basket power rankings.
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May 21, 2024 80 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield recap the 2024 OTB Open, including some milestone performances from Calvin Heimburg and Ella Hansen. They also interview NYC Disc Golf Association co-founders Alex Hoyle and Alex Bender about their efforts to get a course in the ground in the country's biggest city. Plus: Inside The Circle, #PurseWatch, and Charlie handing Josh a huge L!

0:00 OTB Open Recap
3:20 Hansen's First Elite Series Win
10:3...
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Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield welcome in the Seans -- Sean Jack and Shawn Mercy -- to talk about this weekend's OTB Open and the 2025 Champions Cup, which is headed to Swensen Park in Stockton, CA. The guys talk more about Champions Cup and changes to the DGPT Championship format before previewing OTB Open and making their picks.

0:00 Sean Jack & Shawn Mercy
3:45 Hosting Champions Cup
11:05 1000 Rated Productions
13:40 Spect...
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May 14, 2024 71 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield welcome in Kristin Tattar on the day she became the first woman to reach the 1000 PDGA rating mark. They talk with 1KT about her journey to 1000 rated, her season so far, her current contract, the criticism of her jump putting, and much more. Plus: Copenhagen Open, LVC, and NYC disc golf!

0:00 Tattar Hits 1000 Rated
7:10 Kristin Tattar: Rating, Career Goals
19:20 Challenges in 2024
31:40 Contracts &...
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Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield get you ready for a new era of European disc golf with a unified DGPT tour. The first DGPT elite event, the Copenhagen Open, is this weekend, with bigger payouts, live coverage, and more spectators than ever. We talk with DGPT Europe Media Director Juha Kytö about the changes and give you a full scope of what to expect this year. Plus: preview and picks for Copenhagen!

0:00 Juha Kytö Interview
7:4...
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Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield break down the top 10 stories from the 2024 Dynamic Discs Open!

0:00 Heimburg & Gannon Win
14:50 Handley & King Under Pressure
20:40 Anderson's Course Record
23:15 Weatherman's Strong Showing
30:20 Rest of MPO, FPO Foot Faults
40:10 Redalen Bails, New DGN Voices
46:00 Aggregate Playoff, #Pursewatch & Picks
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May 2, 2024 58 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield open up some listener mail and then preview the Dynamic Discs Open as the tour heads west.

0:00 Listener Mail
2:30 PDGA Perks & Missing UDisc
13:20 Proper Role of Media on Course
18:45 Tattar's Forehand, Too Much?
26:45 Spectator Rules
33:50 DDO Preview & Course Changes
44:40 DDO Picks
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April 30, 2024 93 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield interview 2024 Champions Cup winner Andrew Presnell about his first-ever major win (and major top 10!) before discussing the weekend overall, including Eveliina's win, Eagle's tough start, the ongoing ascendance of European players, and more.

0:00 Champions Cup Winners
8:30 Andrew Presnell Interview
11:45 Succeeding at Northwood
17:30 Losing his Putter Mid-Round
24:35 How to Reliably Hit Gaps
30:00 Th...
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April 24, 2024 56 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield discuss the security threat from the Music City Open before previewing the Champions Cup, where they take a deep dive into player performance at Northwood, make some fun predictions, and lock in their picks.

0:00 MCO's Suspension of Play
13:30 Champions Cup Preview
15:15 Tattar vs Missy, Recent MPO Results
28:00 MCO's Poorly Tuned Course
32:45 Champions Cup Burning Questions
40:10 Surprise Winners, We...
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April 23, 2024 75 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield recap the 2024 Music City Open and some fantastic performances from Simon Lizotte and Kristin Tattar. They also interview the TD of Champions Cup, Nate Heinold, about the upcoming event, the latest at the PDGA, and more.

0:00 Lizotte's Dominance at MCO
13:00 Other Notable MPO Performances
20:30 The Tattar vs Handley Battle
28:30 Kristin's Mental Edge, #PurseWatch
37:20 Nate Heinold Interview
39:10 Cha...
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April 18, 2024 49 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield tackle a huge 30 Second Rule segment before getting you ready for the Music City Open in Nashville.

0:00 Will Eagle Play?
6:55 30 Second Rule & #Pursewatch
17:35 Creating Good Branding
22:40 Hot Button Sports News
29:00 Lizotte's Presser
33:00 Music City Open Notes
43:25 MCO Picks
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April 16, 2024 71 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield let everyone in on the Jonesboro edition of Sunday's subscriber only Rapid Reax show, where they cover how Barela's opening stretch fits in historically, Tattar's dominant performance, and the lackluster statkeeping on the tour. Plus rapid fire subscriber questions and what makes Jonesboro an excellent course?

0:00 How Did Barela Pull Off This Win?
16:30 AB's Season Start, Historically
25:40 MPO Pr...
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April 11, 2024 56 mins
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield get you ready for the 2024 Jonesboro Open, the fifth stop on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. They hit the big storylines, including the #PaulCard, and then talk with TD Brad Pietz about the event. Plus: picks and over/under!

The Upshot is presented by Pound Disc Golf.
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