Sponsored by: Prodigy Discs
How long have you been playing disc golf? 7 years
How did you get your start in disc golf? I found some disc that were being thrown away and I asked if I could have them and try it out.
What do you love most about the sport? That its not just for athletic people. When you think of the word sport you think of athletes on TV or people that are really fit. This sport is perfect for everyone and can be enjoyed by any person.
What makes disc golf better than the other sports you have played? Theres always a different way that you can approach the game. Whether that be playing a different format like doubles or triples, or playing multiple courses and competing in tournaments. It’s hard to get bored with a sport that can generate so much variety.
How do you approach a new course? If the course is for a tournament I’ll typically walk the course and try to find disc golf coverage from a prior tournament/round. Then I’ll play each hole throwing 2-4 shots on each and then putting from 2-6 different locations based on where I think I might land in the tournament. For casual rounds or when I’m traveling, I pull up UDISC and challenge myself to focus on not making small mistakes. I try and play the course for even par and don’t get upset if you shoot over par. You can’t be mad for not knowing where the holes are.
What motivates you to continually improve your game? Watching all of the top pros throw farther than I and consistently play better. I have always dreamed of competing on the big stage and on coverage.
What do you do to stay focused playing in tourneys? I think for me, I have to be not focused to be focused. The more I am talking and having a good time with my card mates, the game comes most naturally to me then. I stay more relaxed that way. Also I tend to “see” the shot in my head before it happens. Basically I’ll envision the flight of the disc from the time it leaves my hand to the time it finds its landing zone or the basket and then I do my best to let muscle memory perform that shot.
What’s your most memorable win? I won an A-tier in rec a while back when I was first getting started playing disc golf. It was one of my first tournaments out of state and it showed me that I can compete and win tournaments if I practice and prepare for them.
What’s your most memorable disc golf moment? Competing for the Dean’s cup with the Arkansas State Disc Golf Team
What are your top three favorite discs? 400 D1, 400g D3, 400g H2V2
What are your top three courses you have played? WR Jackson, Winthrop Gold, Persimmon Ridge
If you could play any course in the world, which would it be? Brazos Park East
Who is your disc golf hero, and how were you influenced be him or her? I really think it would be Kevin Jones. Seeing someone from your home state that you can relate to has been really cool. I continuously see Kevin doing big names and making Arkansas proud and I want to be able to do those kinds of things one day.
Whats in the bag? 400 D6, First run D4, 400 D4, 400g D3, 400 D2, 400 Spectrum D1, 400s D1, 750 X1, 400g H2V2, 400 H3V2, 400 H1v2, 400 F5, Glow A2, 300 Glow A3, 300 soft PA4, 300 Soft PA1, 400 Pa1, 200 PA1, 2 300 Glow PA3’s
What non-disc golf hobbies do you have? Theatre, soccer, and videography/photography
Any superstitions you have before or during a round? Never talk about what I think I’m going to shoot or set an expectation of what I need to shoot.
What does #NoBadRounds mean to you? No matter how good or bad you think you shot, at the end of the day it’s just a game. You always have to find one or two positive takeaways from every round. It can be as simple as your upshots always landed where you wanted them to or as complex as finding a specific shot that you were proud of executing. Finding the positives and highlight moments are what keep people coming back to the sport.