1-170 Champion Wraith: This is my main driver. I use it for no wind/tail wind distance. Long flat hyzers. 400’+
1-174 Champion Boss: I use this for maximum distance backhand and sidearm in any wind except strong headwind. 450’+
1-175 Champion Excalibur: Big head wind distance
1-175 Star Max: Extreme head wind distance.
1-175 Evol. Sprit: Mega overstable, any sidearm shot
1-174 CE Eagle: Long flat hyzers up to 350’ any wind except strong head wind.
1-175 Champion Banshee: Extreme head wind up to 300’
1-170 9x KC Pro Banshee: Long turnovers
1-175 Champion gator: Extreme head wind up shots
1-180 Champion 4x Climo Roc: Stable midrange any kind of shot.
Putt & Approach
1-175 Monkey BB Aviar: No wind/tail wind upshots/drives up to 300’
1- DX Avair P&A Short turnover upshots
2-DX Monkey BB Avairs: Identical main putters
Lake Bella Vista park - Bentonville, AR
Horseshoe canyon - Jasper, AR
Prairie Center Park - Olathe, KS
McCauley Park - Nixa, MO
Dankwardt Park - Burlington, IA
4-States Open - Joplin, MO
Little Big Show - Neosho, MO
Horseshoe Canyon Fest - Jasper, AR
Q & A
Home Course: Tom Watkins Park
Number of Aces: 3
Longest Measured Throw: 500’+
Short term- become a more consistant player. Place in the top 3 in every event this year.
Long term- Win Worlds and step up to pro.
Memorable moments: My first ace, My first win(Horseshoe Canyon Fest), shooting 9 down at the Nixa Freeze
Best advise is to find someone better than you and play with them every chance you get, don’t just play listen and watch, there is a reason they are better. Learn to throw the disc you have, get comfortable with them, don’t constantly change them up. Get ahold of USDGC or Worlds DVD’s and watch the pro’s play. Drive for show, Put for dough, Doesn’t matter how good the drive is if you can’t make the put, Practice, Practice, Practice.
First and foremost, I’ve got to give credit where credit is due. I thank God for the gifts He’s given me. An awesome wife who also enjoys the game, and supports me all the way. And of course my sponser, Russ Burns for taking the time to show me the game, allowing me to be a part of his team and for being a good friend.
Home: Springfield MO.
Years playing: Less than a year
2008 Events: 6
1 Star Destroyer: I use this disc when I am throwing distance in a tail wind(400 plus ft). I also like to use this when there are longer turnover shots.
1 Star Xcaliber: I use this disc to for very windy days. Whenever the wind is howling I use this disc to fight any head winds that may get in my way. (Any long distance shot with wind)
1 CE Teebird: I use this for anhyzers and turnovers (350ft and under).
1 Champion Teebird: The Champion bird I use for straight shots or Hyzers shots (300ft-400ft).
3 Rocs: One 2002 CE, 1 Champion Roc, 1 DX Roc All have special use based on stability, some for hyzers, straight shots and anhyzer.
Putt & Approach:
4 putters: 1 ten time KC Pro Aviars, 3 nine time KC pro aviars, ten time for approach shots, the 9x is my primary putting disc.
Lake Bella Vista
Bella Vista, AR
Little Rock, AR
Open - Emporia, KS
Green Country Dubs Tulsa,OK
Little Big Show - Neosho,MO
4 States Open - Joplin,MO
Hell on the Border - Ft Smith,AR
Q & A
Home Course : Lake Fayetteville
Number of Aces : 80+
Longest Measured Throw : 580'
Short term goals: Push my rating over 980, to cash in every event I play in 2009,Win the Arkansas State rep position to USDGC.
Long term: To win an A tier tournament as a pro, compete on a consistent level, and become a top pro.
My most memorable moment in disc golf had to come from when I was an AM. In 2004 I won a C-tier (Dovillo ousted), B-tier (Stillwater Classic) and an A-tier (Oklahoma Open) back to back. That was one of the best touring seasons I had as an AM. There is no great feeling then winning a big tournament and I hope Ii can do that again as a PRO.
My advice to any player who is just starting would have to be never give up. If you get the chance to play with someone who is better do it. I learned almost everything I know today by watching other players. This game is about 90% mental and 10% physical. The only way you can get better is to keep practicing as much as you can.
I would like to thank my Lord and savior for giving me the ability to play this game, my wife Shannon for all the support she has given me, my doubles partner Dasun for always pushing me to play harder, and My sponsor Russ for giving me a chance to be apart of Team Monkey
Division: Pro Open
Years Playing: 7
Year Born: 1982
2008 Events: 13
2007 Earnings: $1427
Fact: Monkeys can’t swim
Dominant Hand: Right
1st Green Country Doubles
16th Southern National Disc Golf Championships
2nd Pay it forward Northshore Invitational
1st Ben Geren Blowout
1st Northshore Invitational
3rd Hell on the Border
6th Pdga Amateur Disc Golf World Championships
In my bag:
Distance Drivers: 170g star Destroyer 175g champion Destroyer for the 400ft plus drives, 175g star Excalibr 172g champion Excalibr for head wind drives 1- 175g Wraith
Fairway Drivers: 2-165g & 2-172g champion Firebirds for long hard hyzer & short hard hyzers champion 1 175g & 2-170g Teebird champion for the finesse shots 1-175g leopard for anhyzer
Mid-Range: 2 champion for mid hyzers Rocs 2 Dx Rocs mid anhyzer
Rollers: 2 champion Sidewinders Putt & Approach: 2 KC 12X Aviar
Winthrop - Rockhill, SC. (USDGC course)
La Mirada - La Mirada, CA
Lake Bella Vista - Bentonville, AR.
Emerald isle - Oceanside, CA.
Q & A
Home Course : Lake Bella Vista, Bentonville, AR.
Number of Aces : 3
Longest Measured Throw : 465ft
Goals: for 2009 increase player rating to 975, qualify for 09 USDGC, cash at a major
Memorable moment: Teeing off at 08 USDGC as the AR. State Rep.
Advice: Focus and remember we're not as good as we THINK we can be, we're as good as we KNOW we are.
Division: Pro Master
Home: Gravette, AR.
Years Playing: 7
Year Born: 12/9/63
2008 Earnings: $1100
Fact: He has risen
Dominant Hand: right
Pro master: 1st Lake Bella Vista open
1st spring fling #5 > 2nd spring fling #6
1st Lucky shot the Links
1st Northshore invitational
5th AR. State championships
3rd Alma greens
4th Hell on the boarder
2nd Horse shoe canyon fest
Open: 1st AR. USDGC qualifier
Pro master: 4th Northshore inv.
2nd OK state championships
3rd Hell on the boarder
2nd Horse shoe cyn fest
Open: 1st Dale Roberts memorial
Adv. Master: 1st Ben Gerin blow out
1st northshore inv.
50th World Am championships
Adv. Am: 4th Alma greens
Pro master: 2nd Eddy bowl