January 11, 2022 by Charlie Eisenhood in News with comments
Chris Dickerson has made it official: he is signing with Discraft on a four-year deal that will keep him with the company through the 2025 season.
As a royalty-based deal, it offers uncapped earning potential with an undisclosed guaranteed minimum. Dickerson said that he projects the deal to be worth more than $1 million over the four year contract.
“I’m really looking forward to being able to travel a little bit more, compete to the best of my ability, and be the best person and best disc golfer I can be,” said Dickerson in a promotional video released by Discraft.
Discraft is also giving Dickerson and his wife Brittany an RV to travel in, with all expenses paid for gas, maintenance, and insurance. Previously, the Dickersons were traveling in a 2001 model truck with a travel trailer.
“They take care of their people,” said Brittany, who does photography work for the Disc Golf Pro Tour. “We’re already seeing that. And I just can’t express enough how grateful we are for how they’ve treated us.”
Dickerson is working on developing a logo and a website with the support of Discraft. He has already announced that his tour series disc will be the Buzzz. He is also exploring a retailer sponsorship for additional branded disc runs.
“I’m feeling great going into this partnership and I’m really looking forward to starting the season,” Chris told Ultiworld Disc Golf. He was previously sponsored by Prodigy before leaving his deal two years early. He has been practicing with his new Discraft plastic for a few weeks now.
Dickerson plans to travel to most of the Disc Golf Pro Tour stops and Majors in 2022. He expects to skip OTB Open, Portland Open, and The Preserve, and at the moment does not expect to travel to compete in the European Open due to concerns about COVID-19 restrictions and the possibility of getting stuck overseas.
“For us, it’s just balancing time at home with time on the road, especially now that we’ve built a house,” said Brittany.
Dickerson had a standout 2020 season and won the 2021 Green Mountain Championship on the DGPT. He finished 4th at Worlds and 5th at USDGC this season. He is the fifth highest rated player in the world.