Daniel Laitsch
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Disc Golf Career

Started Disc Golf in 1998

How did you discover Disc Golf?

I was camping one New Year’s Eve and heard these rattling chains through the woods. When I went to check out the sound, I saw the baskets and being a free styler, was hooked before I threw the first hole.

What is your proudest Disc Golf moment?

Winning the MP 55+ PDGA Masters Worlds Professional Divisional Doubles title in 2023--that or winning Gold with Team Canada at the 2023 Pan-American Team Disc Golf Championships.

What are your practice routines?

When practice putting always putt out your misses. You quickly learn to be comfortable with your putts as you realize the come-backs aren’t all that hard to hit.

What is your go-to tip for beginners?

Same as the practice routine tip–always clean up your practice putts. The sooner you stop being afraid of missing your first putt, the faster you will improve in competition. Oh, and remember, if the putt won't go past the basket, it won't land in the cage. The only bad putt is a short putt that never had a chance.

Favourite Disc

Plastic Type: Platinum
Comment: "It’s really hard to narrow this down. The Kahu is a great reliable distance driver, the Pekapeka a marvelous fairway driver (especially if you can find one of the more stable flavours), but I guess my heart rests with the Tui, the world' best putter!"

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Player Stats

PDGA Number 16032

Career Wins 22

Primary Throwing Hand Left

They're all lefty holes if you throw them right!
Favourite Disc Golf Quote

Daniel Laitsch, Born 1965