|PDGA #: 31029||Home Course: Camp Sankanac||Home Town: West Chester, PA|
|Bag: Dynamic Discs Ranger||Favorite Course: Nockamixon||Favorite Disc: Latitude 64 Striker|
There are 4 main things I can say to newer golfers:
1- Do not overwhelm yourself with too many different kinds of discs in your bag. You can do just about anything with any disc. Pick a few and learn them, do not have 6 different high-speed drivers in your bag for different holes you play at your home course. Yes, there are lots to choose from out there but start with just a few and go from there.
2 - For those of you that can not throw over 250 or 300 ft, a faster disc does not mean it will go farther than a slower one. Maybe in a wide open field. Try a disc that is a little slower like a fairway driver. Most of the time a slower disc will have much less break in its flight and you will also be able to control it better.
3 - Practice putting! Practice putting! Practice putting! Play games with yourself or friends and have fun with it.
4 - Field work. If you want to really practice and see what your discs can really do from any distance, then the course is not the best place to find that out. Take them to a field, preferably with a few of each kind that you throw. Try different angles and distances, then put your work to the places you play. You would be suprised to see what you can do with a disc after you understand what the whole flight path does, even at different angles.
My 1st Open win in Pennsylvannia was awesome! It was my 1st tourney in Pennsylvannia after moving back in 2009. On hole 18, the last hole of the day I had my only spit out, dead center, from about 35 ft. I thought I needed that to go into a playoff but it was for the win!
So hole 1 in the playoff we go.
Hole 1 - I go first and we both birdie.
Hole 2 - I throw and it hits off a tree. The disc is 100 ft out in needles and ivy and I can't see the basket. My opponent is 55 ft out. I throw out and I hear clapping my disc is under the pin. He putts and misses. We both par.
Hole 3 - Short hole. I put it within 30 ft or so of the basket. The other guy goes up and hits chains! We both birdie.
Hole 4 - He putts a low and tight 45 ft putt for birdie and misses. I then hit my low tight birdie putt from 40 ft. It was an epic battle!
Couldn't even stay for the awards. I had to leave immediately to go play a show with Octane in Philly.
This company started pretty much when I first picked up a disc for the 1st time and was drawn to them immidiately! I am blessed to be a part of DD! Besides the nicest guys ever running this company (RUSCO) They have the best style and designs in the biz and continue to strive for excellense and the best products. Now that the disc making has merged with Latitude 64 and Westside, they have the most consistant product on the market. I have never picked up 2 of the same Dynamic Discs and had them do something different from one another. With other companies it seems to happen all the time.