David Highlands
Team Parliament

Disc Golf Career

Started Disc Golf in 2020

How did you discover Disc Golf?

I discovered disc golf when I was a young child, playing local pitch and putt courses with my father who was a competitive player in the early 90s. Sadly, I didn't take much interest until adulthood when a group of my friends started going often during COVID quarantine.

What is your proudest Disc Golf moment?

My proudest moment was competing in the 2023 Ledgestone Open and finishing 26th out of 380 players! I won my pool, which was over 180 players, and was able to do this in the ma2 division, a division I had only just started playing in at the time. I was one of the lowest rated players in division so to come out ahead of most of the players really made me feel good about my future in the sport.

What are your practice routines?

Before tournaments, I like to throw a round of the 5-6 putters I bag in a field near the course for a couple rounds of forehand and backhand. After this, I like to disc up to my 7 speeds and throw those a couple of times to get the faster motion down for a game-time tee shot, then finish off with around 10 minutes of putting to boost confidence going into my round!

What is your go-to tip for beginners?

Play as often as you can. If you have a couple bad rounds, don't let it burn you out. Take a week off then get back on it because staying away for too long will keep you away! Find a good group of friends who have the same goals in the sport as you do.

Favourite Disc

Plastic Type: Atomic
Comment: "My go-to slower workhorse disc has been my Atomic Kea for as long as I've been a member of RPM. I love the slight thumb groove on the flight plate and the gummy Atomic plastic really makes for a nice, consistent release on forehand and backhand. I'll definitely be grabbing a few more for the upcoming season!"

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Player Stats

PDGA Number 147552

Highest Rating 910

Career Wins 5

Primary Throwing Hand Right

Birdies, not Bogeys!
Favourite Disc Golf Quote

David Highlands, Born 1997