No Foolin' #8 1997 - My first Open win Channahon Classic 2002 - I finally win a Gary Lewis tourney in Joliet, Illinois Fort Steilacoom Open 2004 - My first A-Tier win Discraft Great Lakes Open 2007 - What can I say? My first NT win, Discraft's home event and doing it on the Toboggan course back at home...can't say how much this one meant to me! Illinois State Championships 2011 - I hadn't lived in Illinois since 1998 but I had always dreamed of being an Illinois State Champion as this was where I learned to play.
McNaughton Park, Pekin, Illinois. This course is such a great challenge. Hills, woods, water, wide open holes and holes with tight fairways and unforgiving rough. If you can play here you can play anywhere. Not to mention you can't beat a course that hole 18 is 819 feet long (8+1+9=18).
Shelton Springs, Shelton, WA - A recent favorite that never gets old to play. While it is flat, this course has such a great variety of shots and distances that no player has a set advantage on this course. With two sets of tees this course is twice the fun. Not a bad hole on the course and you are always sure that you could play better than you just played...and you are excited to try it again!
2019 IN THE BAG
IN THE BAG
PUTT and APPROACH
*Note* In The Bag section is a work in progress. While these are the discs
the player throws, it may not accurately reflect the plastic type the player uses
Your go-to Driver?
ESP Surge - This driver has been the driver I could count on since it was released. With an incredible mix of distance and control you just can't beat this disc for consistency. When I am on a roll this disc I can put this disc wherever I want on the fairway. But the better news is that when I am having a tough time controlling discs in a round I can always turn to the Surge and it will save me from the depths of despair!
How about your main Mid-range?
ESP Meteor - Yes, we all love the Buzzz and it will always be number one in the bag, but the Meteor is the disc that will surprise anyone that hasn't thrown it or seen it thrown. For deadly straight flights or controlled turnovers this disc is money in the bank. In the woods or tight fairways, the accuracy that this disc gives a player is unbelievable. Need a pinpoint shot that is either straight or just a slow turn either way? Then grab a Meteor, put it on that line and watch it hold until it hits your spot!
What about Your Putter?
Swirl APX (Soft) - The APX has been my putter forever. It has the best feel in the hand and flies so nice and straight for the putt all you need to do is hit the line and listen for chains. A great mixture of firm and grip, this disc just wants to stay in the basket. I also use it as an approach disc, especially for turnover approaches that I want to just hold the turn and slide to the finish.