DGA is the leading manufacturer of disc golf baskets and the standard-bearer for disc golf course equipment. DGA disc golf baskets are the player preferred targets installed on more disc golf courses than any other basket.
DGA is committed to quality and has specialized in manufacturing disc golf targets for over 40 years. You don’t want your investment to rust or corrode quickly and you want a company that will stand behind their products.
DGA uses industrial strength manufacturing and hot-dipped galvanizing methods which we have refined over the decades. To ensure ultimate corrosion protection and visibility, DGA color powder coated disc golf baskets are hot-dipped galvanized first to make sure they have long-lasting weather protection.
DGA produces the highest quality and longest lasting disc golf equipment that offers the greatest value. Each DGA permanent style Mach Series disc golf basket is hand inspected for quality and has a 25 Year Limited Warranty to make sure your investment stands the test of time.
A disc golf basket is made up of a chain holder attached to the top of a pole. The pole is often cemented directly into the ground. The chain holder has chains attached to it that surrounds the pole and hangs down towards a basket. The basket is attached about halfway down the pole below the chain. A disc golf course is made up of at least 9 disc golf baskets, however, most courses are built with 18 disc golf baskets. (Space permitting, there are also course designs up to 21, 24, and 27 holes.) Disc golf baskets must conform to specific dimensions if they are to be used in PDGA sanctioned tournament play.
Disc golf baskets are the main and most important components of a disc golf course. Disc golf baskets serve the same function as golf holes do in the game of traditional golf. When a thrown flying disc hits the chains and drops into the basket, the hole is complete. A player’s score is added up by counting the number of throws it takes for the disc to come to rest in the basket. Permanent disc golf baskets are found out on disc golf courses. Portable practice disc golf targets are found in backyards, schools, camps, and Universities use both portable practice disc golf baskets and permanent disc golf baskets for classes, recreation, and leagues.
There are two categories of DGA baskets, Permanent and Practice/Portable. Permanent disc golf baskets are heavy-duty and are designed for outdoor park and recreation settings. In these settings disc golf baskets get constant play (banging of the chains) and abuse. Permanent disc golf baskets have 18, 24, or 40 strands of chain and are durable enough to withstand sun, wind, rain, and snow. Each disc golf target is hot-dipped galvanized from head to toe (a DGA standard). DGA disc golf baskets can be powder coated in different colors if desired.
Each permanent DGA Disc Golf Basket can be configured in one of three ways:
DGA portable and practice disc golf baskets (Mach Lite, Mach Shift, and M-14 specifically) are lighter weight and lighter duty than DGA permanent disc golf baskets. DGA practice disc golf baskets are designed to be easily portable. These baskets have 14 to 18 strands of chain to reduce weight and increase ease of mobility. DGA practice baskets are not designed to be left outdoors but to be properly stored when not in use. The Mach Lite can fold in on itself like an umbrella and comes with a shoulder bag for easy storage and transport. The Mach Shift and M-14 baskets are allmetal baskets that snap together with spring-loaded buttons. When not in use the Mach Shift and the M-14 can be kept in the shipping box for storage.
Ed Headrick started DGA with his son Ken to work on the first disc golf basket. When they began, people were throwing Frisbees at light poles, trash cans, signs, and even trees. DGA’s first Disc Pole Hole consisted of 10 chains hanging in a parabolic shape over an upward opening basket (US Patent 4,039,189, issued 1975). Ed had tried many prototypes before cracking the idea of hanging chains over a basket. The archives of DGA are full of pictures of fishing net contraptions, welded boxes of rings on poles and other sketches hatched out of Headrick’s imagination.
Since DGA’s founding, there have been many attempts to improve upon the Disc Pole Hole’s basic design. However, just as the basic design of the bicycle has lasted the test of time, the basic design of the first Disc Pole Hole from 1975 is still the foundation of every basket today.
Over the years DGA has come out with many inventions and patents improving upon the original design. These inventions include multiple rows of chain (inner chains), sliding attachment points for the chain (sliding links), the Trapper Basket, and most recently the V reflex chain configuration found on the Mach Lite.
When you fill out a quote request form online we will follow-up with you by phone as soon as possible. The quote request form helps our course sales staff with the basic information necessary to get you the right equipment in the most efficient way. Final pricing depends on many factors like:
If you are just curious about the cost of general course equipment, please look at our Sample Courses page where we have a selection of sample course packages and pricing available for consideration and review to fit your specific budget requirements.
Make sure to also ask about DGA golf discs when ordering. DGA offers the highest quality discs and can offer a full choice of options for your school, your course, or pro shop!
DGA Mach baskets have stock color powder coated options available, as well as options for custom colors. DGA Disc Pole Holes get an industrial strength two-coat powder-coating application to the chain holder and basket. We utilize the best powder-coating technology available, providing the best performance and appearance for our powder coated baskets.
What sets DGA powder coated baskets apart from the competition is that DGA Mach Series baskets are fully hot-dipped galvanized first before they are color powder coated.
In order to save costs on manufacturing other color powder coat baskets on the market are powder coated over untreated metal, or cheaper non-outdoor finishes like zinc, electroplated and “galvanized” finishes, not over hot-dipped galvanized finishes like DGA Mach series baskets. These other baskets will begin to rust soon after the powder coating chips or wears out. Many of these baskets look nice new, but time will show their true durability. Check to see how long a basket has been installed outdoors to make sure of the durability you can expect from your investment.
DGA Mach Series hot-dipped galvanized baskets with color powder-coated finishes will last decades outdoors. DGA Quality is one of the many reasons DGA has been the leading manufacturer of disc golf baskets for over 40 years.
DGA stock powder coating colors are DGA off the shelf stocked powder coated colors. DGA stock powder coating colors have a minimum order of 9 baskets.
Stock Powder Coating Colors: Yellow, Matte Black, Sparkle Blue & Ghost White
Stock powder coated baskets: Add $60 per basket.
*DGA Mach 5 Portable Disc Golf Baskets pictured. Powder-coating is also available in our other mounting options.
DGA offers the customer the option to choose their own color if it is not already offered as an In-house or Stock powder coated color. DGA Custom powder coating colors have a minimum order of 9 baskets.
Custom powder Coating – i.e. Neon Yellow, Hot Pink, etc.
Custom powder coated baskets: Price varies depending on the color per basket ($75 + per basket)
*If you have a custom color request, we will try to meet your needs. Custom powder coating color orders require a minimum order of 20 units. We will do our best to match your color request however we cannot guarantee exact color matching. Please contact us for a quote for the most current pricing on custom powder coating jobs.
More powder coating information here.
Galvanized steel construction, rubber fender guards, vinyl hole number and DGA stylized base decal. Number plate conversion kits can be added to your Mach II or Mach V baskets in order to upgrade to the look of a Mach III.
The next generation of portable disc golf targets, the DGA Mach Lite is a full-size collapsible Disc Golf target that has a folding upper chain assembly, folding basket, and folding support base. The Mach Lite is the ultimate portable Disc Golf target, ready to go when you are.
The M-14 Practice Disc Pole Hole is designed to be a consumer-friendly version of our standard Mach Line of Disc Golf Baskets. This basket weighs only 25 pounds and snaps together, no bolts necessary. It’s easy to put together and easy to take apart.
The perfect trophy for all tournaments. It is a high-quality exact scale model of the original Mach I, including scaled down chains. This mini disc golf basket can also provide hours of fun playing mini disc golf.