The Upshot

The Upshot

The Upshot is Ultiworld Disc Golf's news and analysis podcast, hosted by UWDG publisher Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas. From the business of disc golf to the most compelling competition, The Upshot breaks down the biggest topics in the sport. Website: http://discgolf.ultiworld.com/the-upshot/... Show More

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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas talk about the coming restart of the Disc Golf Pro Tour and interview DGPT CEO Jeff Spring at length about the challenges, health and safety measures, and more.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss the cancellation of the National Tour and the postponement (and uncertainty) of Pro Worlds before jumping into a great conversation with Discmania's Austin Montgomery about disc pricing as a follow-up from last week (26:53).

Later, the guys assess the Avocado Open from a bunch of different angles (1:21:18).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss the PDGA's new 5 step process for event sanctioning in the time of coronavirus before turning to a discussion of the National Tour's collapse this year (22:49). Later in the show, the guys talk about disc pricing, signature discs, eBay reselling, and more (38:30).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss the cancellation of the European Open before welcoming in EO Event Manager and Discmania CEO Jussi Meresmaa (6:40) to talk about the tournament and how coronavirus has impacted business. Plus: disc golf catching mainstream attention?
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Charlie and Jamie give some listener shoutouts before welcoming in Dynamic Discs owner Jeremy Rusco (12:08) for a conversation about the company's status amidst the coronavirus pandemic, losing Paige Pierce, and more. Later in the show, the guys start to look at some optimistic news out of multiple states where disc golf courses are reopening (51:23).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas welcome in two guests this week -- Worlds TD Jade Sewell (4:16) and UWDG analyst Aaron Howard (40:12). Sewell discusses what might be next for Pro Worlds in Utah. Howard discusses whether, statistically, pros are improving at putting. Charlie and Jamie also discuss the latest PDGA postponements and cancellations and what to do with Worlds (21:40).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas talk with Gabe LaBounty about the forthcoming Roots of Flight podcast before picking their disc golf Mount Rushmore (19:42) and taking mailbag questions from Instagram Live.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas welcome in Drew Gibson, who's got some ideas about how to make professional disc golf better (5:33). Later, Innova Discs Marketing Director Jeff Panis stops in for a new interview series with disc manufacturers (47:48).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss the postponement/cancellation of US Women's DGC and the importance of it getting rescheduled before welcoming in Sarah Hokom to see how she's handling the shutdown (15:07). Later, the guys grade various pro players' offseasons with a deep dive into the stats (40:48).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas rue the loss of the entire sporting world before welcoming in PDGA Board of Directors President Justin Menickelli to talk about the latest on the coronavirus tournament shutdown and what might be next (5:47). Later, the guys open up a big batch of mail (31:35).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss the latest developments with the COVID-19 coronavirus and its effect on the disc golf scene before welcoming in Brodie Smith for an interview (14:57). Later, they talk a bit about the WACO Annual Charity Open before talking with MPO winner Colten Montgomery (1:14:10). They close out the show by considering the big, early success of the DGPT's Disc Golf Network (1:39:05).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss the WACO Annual Charity Open and Brodie Smith's appearance on the live broadcast feature card for round one. Later, they dive into a segment of Reel Me In or Cut Me Loose with some hot takes from the start of the 2020 season.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss The Memorial and welcome in Paige Pierce after her career-high rating performance (14:29). Later, the guys debate anew about live v. post production, whether The Memorial needs to drop off the tour, and more. (49:53)
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss the unofficial start of the touring season, the Las Vegas Challenge, before ending the show looking ahead to the official start of the touring season, The Memorial! LVC 2020 champ Nate Sexton stops by for an interview (24:44).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss the Disc Golf Pro Tour's new subscription plan as well as their changes to MPO/FPO timing. Then they're joined by Garrett Gurthie as he gets started on his 2020 season (26:30). Later, they talk about the Wintertime Open and look ahead to the Las Vegas Challenge (51:26).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss the Jacky Chen phenomenon before welcoming in Gregg Barsby for an interview (5:30). Later, the guys make some early 2020 predictions, over/under bets, and more. (44:54)
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss the Super Bowl, Samui Swine, and Paul McBeth's plan to play through his ankle injury before welcoming in Gateway owner David McCormack (26:37) for an interview. Later, they talk about what would make fantasy disc golf better (1:08:20).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas welcome in two guests this week: UDisc co-founder Matt Krueger (2:45) and newly minted YouTube vlog star Simon Lizotte (29:02) for wide-ranging discussions about disc golf, life, and finding fulfillment. 
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas discuss Brodie Smith's splashy entrance into disc golf and what it means for the sport. Later, they talk with Baker Helton about what's happening in college disc golf (26:32) before talking about the PDGA Players and Rookies of the Year and some Disc Golf Pro Tour new hires (41:22).
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Charlie Eisenhood and Jamie Thomas are back with the first edition of 2020 with some discussion about the state of Ultiworld Disc Golf after four years, a look at some more player transaction news (16:42), some mail about the TD Roundtables (28:49), and a few New Year's Resolutions (40:09). Plus LSU/Clemson picks!
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