I started playing disc golf competitively after moving to Northern California. I began with weeklies and monthlies at my local courses, Skyline Park in Napa, CA and Lagoon Valley in Vacaville, CA. I slowly started dipping a toe into tournaments in 2015 and have been pretty hooked on the game ever since.
Off the course, I work in the wine industry. We import French wines, primarily Burgundy and Champagne, and sell them to California restaurants, retailers, and collectors. I’ve been interested in wine since my college days at University of Georgia. My wife and I have a pair of rescue mutts, six chickens, and a backyard farm where we grow far more food than we can eat.
5 Favorite courses
5 favorite discs
Strongest part of your game? What needs work?
My home course of Skyline Park has certainly taught what I feel is my strength, and that’s VARIETY. Forehands, Backhands, Thumbers, Flex Shots, Turnovers, Hyzers, or completely straight…you need every shot in the book to perform well there. As an older player, I’m always working on ways to improve distance.
Best tip for a new player?
Be active in your local club and play some rounds with people who are better than you. Watching their game and different approach to holes is very helpful and most are very willing to offer advice and guidance.