Michael Henschel
Team Tribe

Disc Golf Career

Started Disc Golf in 2022

How did you discover Disc Golf?

I started almost randomly, and was hooked from day one. Form work, disc choices, field work, putting practice, you name it. Now almost 2 years later, I'm even more in love.

What is your proudest Disc Golf moment?

Playing the All Hyzers Eve Halloween tournament across 2 days. Day 1 playing Mayflower Hills in Roanoke, VA: I managed to take a +8 on one of the first holes of the first round of 3. Kept the mental game where it needed to be, and while I didn't by any means win - I still managed to shoot above my rating and had an amazing time.

What are your practice routines?

Every day during the work-week I spend the majority of my lunch hour practicing putting and sometimes a few drives with putters. During non-tournament weekends, I try to play a variety of my local courses focusing on specific pieces of my game ranging from form/video review work, putting, upshots, new discs, new shot shapes, and sometimes just to play some rounds.

What is your go-to tip for beginners?

Separate your "shot" from the "result." You can do EVERYTHING perfectly correct, no mistakes, no miscalculations and still have weird things happen. It's ok! Don't take the universe, trees, birds, or bad skips causing a bad result as a reflection of your skill, form, choices, or "shot". Enjoy the game, and remember that's part of why this whole disc golf thing can be kinda hard 😉

Favourite Disc

Plastic Type: Platinum
Comment: "The Platinum Tara iti sparked a realization in my understanding of the right-hand backhand form and release point. Shocking, incredible, astounding thing to learn: if you throw overstable discs on hyzer - they fade quickly. Turns out if you throw them flat or on a little anhyzer, they do magical things - like this Tara iti does."

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Player Stats

PDGA Number 214050

Highest Rating 792

Career Wins 1

Primary Throwing Hand Right

"Throw the shot that challenges inclination" -Scott Stokely
Favourite Disc Golf Quote

Michael Henschel, Born 1995