For PDGA A Tiers and Majors, MA 60.
Locally, MA 40 & 50 & MP50
UPCOMING 2020 TOURNAMENTS:
I’m going to start this year on Maui. Possible G.B.O. KS,
Looking into St. Patrick Classic in Calif., Masters Cup in Santa Cruz, , US Masters in MO, And researching several others but, things can change and probably will.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU PLAYED DISC GOLF?
Frisbees were kinda new when I started throwing them back in the late 60s. More like something else to throw at the beach besides a football and at trees. By the early 70s new molds were starting to appear but they were still made by Wham-o Toy Company. My friends and I would go down to Lacy Park in San Marino Calif to be 20 year olds and It was also a great park to play frisbee. We would always meet others to play with there as well. Some of these folks had names like Ed Headrick, Dan The Stork Roddick, Ashley Whippet (the dog) plus owner, and many other whose names escape me but they ended up with single and double digit PDGA numbers. These weren’t my normal hang out friends but I saw them often enough to know a disc golf course was in the works just a few miles from where I grew up. I traveled a lot in the 70s and would come back home to always find something new at Oak Grove. I still consider Oak Grove, the first Frisbee golf course in the world, as my home course. So I don’t really feel like I discovered disc golf as much as I was just there as it evolved. Attended 1978 Worlds at the Rose Bowl. Stopped playing Disc golf in 1980 when I moved to Idaho (Cuz there was none) and played other sports. Got back into D.G. & joined PDGA in 2013 after thirty five years of softball and 3 national titles. Frisbees are safer than softballs and the doctor bills have gone way down accordingly!
WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT IT AND LOOK FORWARD TO IN THE COMING YEARS?
What I love about this sport, started before this sport was a sport. The act of throwing a frisbee, watching it’s flight, control and accuracy and hitting your target. Whoever or whatever it was. Now it’s friendly game of catch with a friend, the people I’ve met and of course, the sound of chains from 60 feet.
I am always open to helping a player with their game and sometimes willing make suggestion to newer players in the moment. I’m not an extrovert by nature so don’t be shy about approaching me. I love throwing discs and would be honored to help if I can when asked for assistance.
As for the coming years,,, First off I want to stay healthy enough keep playing without interruption. That’s hard to do at 67. But I would like to keep going long enough to achieve the 50 win mark by the time I’m 70. That will be hard to do too!