How To Follow the Glass Blown OpenPosted by On 23rd April 2019

There are nearly 1,600 people on the ground at the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open, but if you’re ready to watch from home we’ve got you covered. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen

The biggest tournament in disc golf calls for coverage that is equally sizeable.

Sure, there are nearly 1,600 players who will descend upon Emporia, Kansas, this week for the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open, making it the most attended event in the sport. But there are still countless competitors who didn’t make the trek — maybe you’re one of them? — and want to watch from the comfort of their homes and offices. 

We’ve got you covered.

The GBO will feature the most video coverage a PDGA National Tour event has ever seen, with two cards of live streaming and five cards of post-production for four straight days. That means it’s time to fluff up those Barcaloungers and prep some fresh bags of popcorn. It’s time to get comfortable.

Tune in starting Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. Central!

Live Video

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Want to watch the Glass Blown Open live? You’ve got it! SmashboxxTV will be on hand for each day of the event, bringing both the Open and Open Women’s lead cards live to a small screen near you. 

Post-Production Video

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Daily Round Recaps

No time to watch a full round? Just need a quick rundown of the day’s action? We’ll have you covered through the PDGA’s YouTube and social media channels with daily round recap videos that will mix quick-cut highlights with player interviews and stats breakdowns. We’ll do our best to fit everything you need to know into an easy-to-digest, easy-to-share package, all thanks to cooperation from our post-produced video teams and ace editor Cory Murrell.

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Open Lead Card, Open Women’s Lead Card, Open Chase Card

With more than 100,000 subscribers, JomezPro has made a name for itself as one of disc golf media’s hardest working crews. The Texas-based company is taking the next step during the GBO, expanding to three cards of next-day coverage! The next-next step? An energy drink sponsorship.

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Open Women’s Chase Card

The team from Gatekeeper Media is quickly starting to establish itself as a top-notch national provider. These east coast heroes stepped up in a pinch and are helping us round out our coverage slate with Open Women’s chase coverage. Keep your eyes peeled for their VHS-style Gatekeeper Rewinds!

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Open Third Card 

The host team from Dynamic Discs isn’t content with simply putting on the largest event in disc golf history. They’re going to film it, too, with next-day coverage of the Open division’s third card. In a stacked field, that means the opportunity for more hot rounds being captured on camera.

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Highlights, Interviews, Sound Bites

In addition to the work he’ll be doing for the PDGA, Johnny DiscGolf will be releasing his own set of unique clips, interviews, and more on his personal YouTube channel.

Instant Scoring

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With more stats than you can shake a stick at, keep an eye on UDisc Live all week for in-the-moment moves from the GBO.


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In just two years of touring, Alyssa Van Lanen has become the preeminent photographer when it comes time to get the right disc golf shot. From in-your-face actions to candid reactions, Van Lanen will have photo galleries from each day of competition.

PDGA Social Media

PDGA Media will be on the ground all week bringing the sights and sounds from the event. Whether it’s behind the scenes shenanigans on Instagram stories or photos and interviews on Facebook and Twitter, we’ll be communicating across all of our platforms for the week. Plus, be sure to subscribe to our newly refreshed YouTube channel, where we’ll post daily round recaps and other highlights from the event.

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