Benjamin Ari Beelman
Team Parliament

Disc Golf Career

Started Disc Golf in 2013

How did you discover Disc Golf?

I started playing in 2013 while living in South Dakota as a Volunteer at the Boys n Girls Club. I got invited out to play with some guys in the community and loved it. Love the nature, the therapy, the fun, the improvement, the community. It's what we need!

What is your proudest Disc Golf moment?

Getting better every year. From 900 rating at the end of 2021 to 949 rating at the end of 2023, using a full RPM bag.

What are your practice routines?

Fieldwork once or twice a week. Putting sessions 2-3 times a week. And a full round on a course 2 times a week. Lots and lots of stretching in between.

What is your go-to tip for beginners?

Learn how to throw a Tui, Piwakawaka and Pekapeka. Once you learn how to throw those. Everything else will become easier.

Favourite Disc

Plastic Type: Atomic
Comment: "The Atomic Piwakawaka is what brought me to RPM. Smooth, straight, easy to throw. Then I met a real life Piwakawaka in New Zealand and learned about the Maori historical significance of the bird and I fell in love. "

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Player Stats

PDGA Number 76156

Highest Rating 949

Career Wins 1

Primary Throwing Hand Right

"Throw the Ruru. Love the Ruru."
Favourite Disc Golf Quote

Benjamin Ari Beelman, Born 1989