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.
LIV Golf, The Preserve Championship Preview
Josh Mansfield is joined by Charlie Eisenhood (he's back!) to discuss LIV Golf's disrupting effect on the PGA Tour and what disc golf can learn from this, before previewing everything you need to know The Preserve Championship, including the course layout, fantasy value adds, and more. Finally, Charlie and Josh make their picks for The Preserve and set this week's Over/Under.
7:45 Fraud at Match Play Championship
12:20 LIV Golf & Disc Golf
35:30 The Preserve Preview & Fantasy Notes
45:30 The Preserve Picks & Over/Under
The Upshot Interview #24: Holyn Handley
Josh talks to Holyn Handley about her start in Disc Golf, life as a relatively new touring Pro, Coaching and more on the Upshot Interview Series.
Match Play Championship, Jamie Thomas & DGN Off-Season Content, PDGA's Danny Voss
Josh Mansfield is joined by guest (and former Upshot co-host) Jamie Thomas to talk about what happened at the Match Play Championship and what that tournament means to the pros. Jamie then goes deep into DGN's content plans for the off-season, including a Hard Knocks-style season storylines series. Finally, Josh speaks with Danny Voss, the PDGA's Director of Marketing about membership growth, the Global Board of Directors election, and more.
0:00 Jamie Thomas is Back!
2:05 Match Play Championship Results
9:25 The Role of Match Play
23:10 Big Payouts & Spectator Feedback
30:05 DGN's Off-Season Content Plans
45:15 Danny Voss on Amateurs & European Open
52:00 Membership Growth
55:55 Global Board of Directors & More
Ratings Update, Match Play Championship Preview
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield tease their upcoming disc review series, Bag or Bust, before launching into a discussion of the June ratings updates, including Kristin Tattar becoming the top rated FPO player, Gannon Buhr, Simon Lizotte, and more. Then they break down everything about the Match Play Championship, including what happens with Calvin Heimburg dropping out, the new format, a Match Play over/under, and their picks for the weekend.
Note that this episode was recorded on Tuesday, before the final player lineup was announced, so the final pools are different than the information available to Charlie & Josh.
0:00 Bag or Bust
6:35 June Ratings Updates
22:20 Purse Watch: BSF
24:40 Match Play Championship Preview
31:15 Match Play MPO Picks
38:15 Match Play FPO Picks
44:00 The New Format
Interview #23: Jeremy Koling
Charlie and Josh talk with Jeremy Koling about Beaver State Fling, his upcoming wedding, life as both a player & commentator, and more on The Upshot Interview Series.
Beaver State Fling Recap, Rules Rundown
Charlie Eisenhood and Josh Mansfield discuss the Beaver State Fling and Garrett Gurthie calling his shot! And it's yet another win for Valerie Mandujano. Later in the show, they discuss some notable rules controversies: illegal step putts at US Amateurs and Corey Ellis's *disc falling out of the bottom of the basket* at BSF.
0:00 Beaver State Fling MPO Recap
24:45 Beaver State Fling FPO Recap
38:10 Designing Good FPO Courses
43:10 Over/Under Recap
44:35 Oulu Recap
45:25 Rules Rundown: Foot Fault
56:45 Rules Rundown: Basket Design
Highest Quality DG Poscast
I’ve been listening to several disc golf podcasts for 2+ years, and I can’t recommend the Up Shot highly enough. Charlie and Josh are prepared for every episode, communicate clearly, and have a natural synergy that every other podcast should envy. There is no better source for both information and opinion regarding disc golf at its highest level.
While I appreciate the effort they put in and the stimulating discussion they bring up, they’ve lost me. Between bashing the 22’ DDO courses (and basically saying the Midwest shouldn’t be allowed to host pro tours (due to lack of trees…)) and saying that local pro shouldn’t be allowed to play pro tours events (everyone starts as a local pro). I’m good for a while until someone says they change their tune.
High-quality and thoughtful
Really great discussions of disc golf that are approached with a lot of care and respect