Rienk Kan

Name: Rienk Kan
PDGA #89184
City: Utrecht, the Netherlands
Home course: Disc Golf Park Heerenveen
Disc golf club: Citypark Flyers


What does your everyday disc golf routine look like?

A daily routine sounds like my greatest wish for now. I have a full time job which requires a lot of energy, therefore a daily disc golf routine is something I lack. I do carry a Berg with me all the time. When I walk to work I toss it in the air and spin in on my index finger. Also I’m busy with managing disc golf all day. I’m in the board of the biggest frisbee club in the Netherlands and the Dutch federation’s Grow the Sport Committee. Besides that, I try to organize a Dutch Tour event every once a while.

Tell us about your favorite Kastaplast disc

Kastaplast really differs from other brands by the combination of great plastic and a small line-up. The fact that this small line-up also contains two really unique discs, in the shapes of the Berg and the Rask, makes my love Kastaplast.

Both Berg and Rask can handle loads of power and are very reliable in flight pattern. The Berg always connects to the surface early and is great for upshots. The Rask I use a lot for big hooks and hucks. It even comes in with the best skips you can imagine on less rougher terrain.

What is your best disc golf memory?

The best memory I have is obviously my Dutch title in the open category in 2019. I was feeling well, and my game was on. During the first round of the first day, my putting lacked accuracy. Therefore I switched to straddle stance. This change I kept for the next 54 holes, and my putting became one of my best parts of the game. I overcame a 4-stroke deficit, and made it to a play-off. The first play-off hole was very favourable to me in terms of distance (easy 115m backhand). After I parked my drive on 6m and my opponent went long on his 25m throw-in attempt, I knew victory was mine.

Name one of your odd talents, or, what you like to do when not throwing plastic

I like playing the piano a lot, I sometimes even do it blindfolded. Also I’ve never been beaten in competitions over 40, 50, 60 and even 100m forward rolling (roly-polying). I even have not been beaten in variants of tumbling in bad weather or with hurdles.

Photographer: Cindy Friedman at the Dutch Championships in Zoetermeer 2018