DGA is the leading manufacturer of disc golf baskets and the standard-bearer for disc golf course equipment. DGA Disc Pole Holes are the player preferred disc golf targets and are installed on more disc golf courses than any other basket.
DGA’s commitment to quality stands the test of time out on the course. DGA’s main expertise has been in manufacturing disc golf baskets over the last 35+ years. Other baskets on the markets tend to rust and weather quickly. By constantly refining and improving the manufacturing process DGA produces the highest quality, the longest lasting and the greatest value for your course and its players.
DGA uses the highest quality manufacturing and Hot-dipped galvanizing methods. Even DGA color powder coated disc golf baskets are hot-dipped galvanized first to insure long-lasting weather protection.
Each DGA permanent style Mach Family Disc Pole Hole disc golf basket is hand inspected for quality and has a 20 Year Limited Warranty.
A disc golf basket is made up of a chain holder attached at the top of a pole. The pole is often cemented directly into the ground. The chain holder has chains attached to it that surround the pole and hang down towards a basket. The basket is attached about half way 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 ball 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 back yards. 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 to 24 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 different colors if desirable.
Each permanent DGA Disc Pole Hole can be configured in one of three ways:
DGA practice disc golf baskets (Mach Lite and M-14 specifically) are lighter weight and lighter duty then DGA permanent disc golf baskets. DGA practice disc golf baskets are designed to be easily portable. These baskets have 14 to 16 strands of chain to save weight and increase ease of mobility. DGA practice baskets are not designed to be left outdoors but to be put indoors when not in use. The Mach Lite can fold in on itself like an umbrella and comes with a shoulder bag. The M-14 is an all metal basket that snaps together with three spring-loaded buttons. When not in use the M-14 can be kept in its shipping box for storage.
Ed Headrick started the DGA with his son Ken to work on the first Disc Pole Hole disc golf basket. When they began, people were throwing Frisbees at light poles, trash cans, signs and 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 the 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 attach point 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 ask about DGA golf discs when ordering. DGA offers the highest quality discs and can offer a full choice of discs for your school, your course or your pro shop.
The Mach V is renowned for being the most advanced and innovative Disc Pole Hole available.
The Mach V comes with our patented sliding chain mechanism which slows the disc down, dropping the shot into the basket. The sliding link helps catch fast and powerful shots as well as slower finesse putts.
Most easily identified by the prominent number plate, the Mach III was the Cadillac of disc catching equipment for the sport of Disc Golf for decades. The Mach III known for it’s iconic appeal has been played on during more rounds than any other basket in the sport. The Mach III is PDGA approved at the Championship Level.
The Mach New II Disc Pole Hole is an excellent disc golf basket for college campuses, summer camps, or for any course designed for recreational disc golf use as well as club and tournament play.
The Mach II is designed with the same spread pattern as the Mach V but has 18 chains instead of the Mach V 24 chain configuration.
*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.
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.