Began Playing Disc Golf?: Growing up I was always fond of the Frisbee. We used to play catch in the water at the beach. At San Diego State I had enrolled in a class called intermediate Frisbee. We learned about all the different Frisbee games from MTA to Ultimate and of course Disc Golf. We had a field trip to Morley Field one day and we played some disc golf. So being a poor college student we found a game that was fun, cheap and that all our friends could play. We were recreational players playing the par 4’s when they were set in those positions. In the next few years we would play maybe once every 3-5 months for one round. Then in early 2004 Patrick Gallaher and I went and played 3 times in one week… I have no idea why but we did. Then Patrick wanted to try out a monthly and so we played. We both “cashed” in the novice division and were instantly hooked to competitive golf.
First Disc: Well I bought 2 discs. An Orange 177gram Hammer (which I still have) and a 172 Gram Yellow Magnet
Favorite Morley Hole: Hmm this is hard one. But I would say hole 4. You can throw a lot of different shots at the different pins positions. Hzyer, anyzer, roller, sidearm etc.
Morley Field Aces: 9 Aces at Morley with 12 total. Hole 8c, Hole 4d, Hole 4a, Hole 14e, Hole 10b, Hole 2d, Hole 13d, Hole 7c, Hole 19c
Favorite Driver: TeeBird. I am currently throwing star but all molds are excellent. It is the most versatile disc ever. You can throw all types of shot with this disc. Highly Recommended!
Favorite Midrange: I throw a lot of midranges but if I had to choose one it would be the 178 Buzzz, With the Aurora and Gator a close second.
Favorite Putter: DX Challenger
“In My Bag”: Crimson Red Texas Team Revolution Bag DX Pro Challenger (2) 175g DX Aviar Putt and Approach 170g Crystal Challenger 172g Champion Gator 175g Z-Wasp 177g Z-Buzzz 178g QMS Aurora 178g Star Stingray 180g (Dave Vincent Autographed) Star TL 174g Star TeeBird 175g Champion Firebird 174g Z-Predator 174g Champion RoadRunner 175g Pro Wraith 172g Pro Destroyer 175g Star XCaliber 175g Star TeeRex 175g Champion Boss 173g (Testing)
Favorite Disc Golf Website: 1000rated.com has great interviews
Favorite Pro Player: David Vincent. He is the best. I love to hear his snap when he throws the disc. Simply amazing, Close second has to be John Benefield 2005 Morley Field Am runner up!
Tips for other players: Learn how to throw flat first. After you master that you can change the angles of release. Make sure you follow through and finished in a balanced stance. Slow and smooth is the key. Throw in an open field so you can see the full flight of your discs. Keep attitude even keeled during competition, never too exited or too angry. And lastly enjoy the game and spread the game to others.