Highest PDGA Rating
Primary Throwing Hand
It's okay to throw a bad shot. Everyone does. It's how you respond and focus on the next shot that counts.
Year Started Disc Golf
When/how did you discover disc golf and knew you absolutely loved it?
I was quite honestly in a bad way. And a friend told me about this 9 hole "Disc Golf" course we were getting in my little town. I watched videos, thought it looked cool. Ordered a starter set and fell in love on my third throw when a disc did a perfect S flight.
What’s your favourite RPM Disc in your bag right now and why?
Glow Kotuku. It is absolutely the most predictable disc in my bag. With a full rip, I can get Fairway driver distance from it, but back way off, and use the right release angle, and it is fantastic for touchy up close to the green shots.
Do you have any practice routines? If so, what are they?
I try to have a good stretching session, but I try not to overdo it. Probably no more than 10-20 full power throws into a warm up net. And 20-30 putts. Being an older player, energy conservation is very key.
What are your goals for the current season?
I am looking forward to a busy end to the 2023 season. With 11 events played, and at least 4, hopefully 5 yet to play, I want to finish strong.
Do you have a proudest disc golf moment?
I have been playing for 4 years. I've had Eagles, tons of birdies, and a near 200 foot throw in this season. But until September 13th, I had never achieved a teebox to chains ace. That was an incredible feeling.
What is the most memorable disc golf battle you’ve experienced/witnessed?
Watching Ellen Widboom win the 2020 Idlewild Open. Pierce was absolutely dominant every week at this point. And watching Widboom pull it off on the final hole was just an incredible moment. As a fellow veteran, it was just an amazing thing to see.
What is your go to tip for disc golf beginners?
Decrease the number of discs in your bag. It leads to over thinking. It also sav es wear and tear on the body. I carry 10 discs. Only 8 different molds.
If you could play any course in the world and bring along any 3 disc golf friends, where and who would it be?
My dream is to play Overas in Norway. I'd take my best friend Johnny Murr #191218. Brandon Driskell #133302. And Marshall Griffis #146090.