PDGA number: 146137
City/State/Country: Northern California, USA
Home course(s): Crane Creek Regional Park and Kelley Park Disc Golf Course
Disc golf club: United Flyers of Sonoma
What does your everyday disc golf routine look like?
I like to get a round in 1 to 2 times a week as well as putting practice in the garage 1 to 2 times a week. On the weekends, I enjoy competing in tournaments as well as traveling to new courses in my region.
Tell us about your favorite Kastaplast disc.
That’s difficult because I love them all! My first Kastaplast disc was a poison green K2 Berg that was gifted to me by a friend. I instantly fell in love with the touch and control it has on forehand and backhand approach shots and I bag 3 of them. The first time I threw the K1 Lots I could not believe how smooth, reliable, and far it flew for me. It quickly became my go-to driver and I also bag 3 of them. My newest obsession is the K1 Soft Reko which I first got as the Team Fundraiser disc in late 2021, right after I joined the team. The soft plastic and stability have come in handy on longer approach throws and technical tee shots.
What is your best disc golf memory?
Playing disc golf in Northern California, I constantly heard stories of the infamous DeLavega Disc Golf Course in Santa Cruz, CA. When I started competing as an Amateur in 2021, I had my sights set on playing, and winning, the Amateur Master’s Cup Tournament at DeLavega in April. I played my heart out and ended up winning, not only securing my spot for the National Tour Master’s Cup tournament, but also getting the opportunity to be on the Feature Card for Round 1. I was nervous but also really excited to play with some of the best professional disc golfers in the world. I threw lots of Kastaplast discs during my round and the other players were very intrigued by the feel of the molds and plastic. Central Coast Disc Golf filmed the round. Their commentators often noted my Kastaplast discs on the coverage, which made me feel very proud. Although I didn’t play to my potential, I was able to bounce back and had one of the best rounds of the entire FPO field for Round 3. This experience inspired me to start competing in the Professional Division and proved to myself that I belong with the best of the best.
Name one of your odd talents, or, what you like to do when not throwing plastic.
If I’m not throwing plastic on a disc golf course, I enjoy throwing plastic on an ultimate frisbee field. I also like watching coverage of disc golf tournaments and San Jose Sharks hockey!