Barrett White claimed a MASSIVE win at the US Women’s Championships Major event this June (FP50+). 14 shots ahead with a 8 under par, Barrett’s rounds averaged 930 rating. Five days prior, Barrett also took out the Wisco Disco B Tier tournament with a 6 stroke lead in the FP40+ division. On the 11th and 18th of June, Barrett placed second in both Dellwood and the Masters of Canyons (FP40+), and, the Greater Milwaukee Open (FPO).
As of today, Barrett has played 400 PDGA tournaments in her Disc Golf career, and won 255 of them. She is a phenomenal player, an inspiration and we will be seeing a lot more of her, including her competing in the FP40+ division at the PDGA Masters Disc Golf World Championships Major tournament on the 12th of July.
This season, Barrett also received a special RPM Discs signature stamp, a Koru of Pekapeka, which is available for purchase.
Barrett’s comments on Junes tournaments:
“Getting an eagle on hole 10 on day three of USWDGC at Hiestand was a huge highlight for me. Love the course (was made with the concessions money from 1993 WFDF Ultimate World Championships in Madison, which I was on the board running), and that hole is a gorgeous challenge, long, sinuous with a lot of opportunity for troubling rolls, due to the rolling hills nature of the hole. Cosmic Kahu was my driver, and it S curved exactly the way I hoped, leaving me mostly flat footing, about 250 out from the hole (did I mention it is downhill to the hole with a lot of downhill rollaway into the rough opportunities?). Cosmic Piwakawaka was my upshot choice, despite its potential for long glide. Rode the curve of the hill along the right side rough, and settled uphill of the basket by about 15 feet. Soft Magma Tui was my rock star putter at Hiestand.
The birdie run during the last round was fun. Felt like all the discs were hitting the lines I wanted and even if they weren’t perfect, the putter was working well. Had some cool drives and solid upshots, but I feel like my best shot was my finishing putt on 18 on the final day. I was just outside of the circle, uphill from the basket (the greens were very roll away conducive). I would normally lay up with the lead I had, but my subconscious brain mentioned that if it went in, I would be done, so I went with that and it went in. (I had not been aware of the crowd at the end of the course until that shot went in and they all cheered).
The challenging part of tournaments is usually the pace and the waiting for me. I am wired like an ultimate player, so not as patient with some of the slowness as some. And a lot of people were supporting me early, saying they knew I had it on day one, upping the pressure a bit, as I did not want to let anyone down. Add in that I knew my dog was having a rough week back home (she is afraid of fireworks and ended up in the ER on Saturday due to stress-related issues), and keeping my mental game working was a struggle.
USWDGC was super special, as I had teammates from multiple teams come out and caddy and spectate for me, which was amazing. (Hence, I have some pictures). One of my teammates reached out to just about everyone we know to try and get me a huge gallery, a different teammate was doing a running text/ video/ photo thread for our teammates who weren’t there. Was terrific to have over 300 women at the event – when I first started playing USWDGC, we had a few dozen, and all of us were on the same courses.
Wisco Disco the week before was terrific as well, and I had a Cooper’s Hawk fly right past me before I putted for a two on one of the woodsy holes.”
Key Featured Discs:
- My atomic Pekapekas were so reliable this weekend. I get all of the power of the Kahu, but a hair more control. Both Elver and Hiestand reward that control.
- My cosmic and atomic Piwakawakas are always my reliable discs. Nobody believes I have a disc that goes straight for 250′ until they see me throw it straight for 250′ and then they want one. And it holds its lines beautifully, and that glide. So amazing.
- There were not a lot of Kahu-friendly holes, but they were spectacular every time. My atomic Kahu (first RPM disc I ever got from Jacob and Garrett in July 2019) was just a workhorse. He has been around long enough to be a little less stable, and still gets crazy distance.
- My strata Kotuku (Mr. Evil design on back) was a reliable upshot/ short hyzer drive disc all weekend, so he gets a shout out.
- My soft magma Tui and Ruru (for trickier winds) were awesome.
Congratulations Barrett! And good luck in your upcoming events.
Barrett White #61103
Country: United States
Birth Year: 1968
Started Playing Disc Golf in: 2000
Career Wins: 255
Highest PDGA Rating: 938
Team: Parliament, Ambassador
Position: 1st Place
Tournament: United States Women’s Disc Golf Championships https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/56288#FP50
Position: 1st Place
Tournament: Wisco Disco https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/58209#FP40
Position: 2nd Place
Tournament: Dellwood and The Masters of The Canyons https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/59041#FP40
Position: 2nd Place
Tournament: Greater Milwaukee Open – Pro & Adv https://www.pdga.com/tour/event/59407#FPO