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 19, 2022 48 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield preview the OTB Open, the next stop on the Disc Golf Pro Tour Elite Series. But first they discuss Simon Lizotte's thoughts on disc golf courses and Elaine King's return to the broadcast booth. They also break down the potential in this weekend's final push for qualification to the Match Play Championships next month in Colorado!
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Charlie and Josh interview the TDs of the OTB Open, the next stop on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Sean Jack and Shawn Mercy discuss the development of the tournament, their vision for its future, how much money they're bringing in, this year's course changes, and a whole lot more.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield discuss the Masters Cup results and what we've learned about two talented young players. Then they take a look at the #PurseWatch for Masters Cup before asking a question they asked James Conrad last week: what's going to drive the next wave of disc golf's growth? NOTE: There were some recording issues for Charlie during the final segment. Apologies for the choppiness.
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May 12, 2022 37 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield discuss the latest ratings update and whether ratings have value for assessing pro players. Then they break down the upcoming Santa Cruz Masters Cup and get prepared for DeLa.
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May 11, 2022 34 min
In The Upshot Interview Series, Josh and Charlie talk with 2021 World Champion James Conrad about the Holy Shot, his interview with the Wall Street Journal, rock climbing, his 2022 season so far, and the future of disc golf.
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After an off weekend, Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield talk more about the schedule of the DGPT before digging into listeners' suggestions for improvements to the show and new topics. They give away some subscriptions and then dive into two segment ideas from listeners: the Rookie Report and Devil's Advocate.
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May 5, 2022 76 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield name their top 10 players in their personal power rankings right now -- and one thing each player wishes they could have.
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May 5, 2022 49 min
Ella Hansen is the reigning PDGA FPO Rookie of the Year and just made back-to-back podiums on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Hear from Ella on The Upshot Interview Series about her development as a player, how far she can throw right now, how she's adjusting to life on the road, and what she hopes to achieve.
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May 3, 2022 68 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield break down the 20 biggest stories of the Dynamic Discs Open in honor of its 20th anniversary as a tournament. From Kristin Tattar's second straight win to Ricky Wysocki's victory honoring his sister, it was a memorable event.
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April 28, 2022 57 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield catch up on a couple of additional Jonesboro Open topics before turning to a preview of this weekend's Dynamic Discs Open. Then they go Inside The Circle to talk about the Eagle's Crossing skins match and Matt Bell's $25,000 ace.
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On episode #16 of The Upshot Interview Series, Charlie and Josh talk with University of South Carolina psychology professor Mike McCall about mental performance in disc golf, choking and yips, what might be happening to Eveliina Salonen on the putting green, and more.
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April 26, 2022 65 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield break down the biggest storylines at the Jonesboro Open, including the first DGPT wins of the season for both Kristin Tattar and #ContractYearCalvin Heimburg. They also look closer at what a compelling season it's been so far. Plus: #PurseWatch
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April 21, 2022 52 min
Charlie and Josh dive into the listener mailbag and make their picks for the Jonesboro Open.

Don't miss our picks and over/unders! Vote for who will win: https://discgolf.ultiworld.com/upshot-picks
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April 20, 2022 58 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield welcome Champions Cup winner Chris Dickerson into The Upshot Interview Series to discuss his second career major title, his new sponsorship, what he loves about being a pro disc golfer, how he celebrated the win, and more.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield discuss the key storylines of the Champions Cup, the first major of the season. They also look at the payout in #PurseWatch, check on the DGPT standings, and share opinions on the Kristin Tattar caddie controversy.
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April 14, 2022 71 min
After going Inside The Circle in a rare opening segment, Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield dive into this weekend's Champions Cup. Who are the favorites? Who's got the most to gain? Who are the darkhorses? They talk about the development of the event and what to watch for.
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April 13, 2022 43 min
Episode #14 of The Upshot Interview Series welcomes in legendary course designer John Houck to discuss the creation of WR Jackson (the home of this weekend's Champions Cup), his course design philosophy, accommodating spectators on wooded courses, and more. Don't miss it!
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April 12, 2022 42 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield tackle a couple of fun segments this week, including This or That and a new one we call Kingmaker as we discuss who could become the #1 disc golfer in the world with a win at this weekend's Champions Cup. Plus: talking Stacie Hass and Albert Tamm's victory at the Open at Tallahassee.
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Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield discuss the College Disc Golf Championships before talking through how the Europeans have played so far on the DGPT. Plus, some updates on Halo Polecat sales, Nikko timing followup, and then a look-ahead to this weekend's Open at Tallahassee.

See the over/under selections and tournament picks and vote for who you think will win: https://discgolf.ultiworld.com/upshot-picks

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April 6, 2022 41 min
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield talk with Christine Jennings on the 13th episode of The Upshot Interview Series. Christine discusses her emergence as a disc golfer, winning PDGA Rookie of the Year, her start in disc golf media and her plan to pull back from it this year, and the balancing act of her different pursuits.
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