There are plenty of media outlets in the world of Disc Golf. The reason for that is because the sport is relatively young so there is plenty of room for everyone. One of the biggest, however, is Central Coast Disc Golf or CCDG for short. It is a group of guys from Central California who have gained a popular following on YouTube for there commentary on the major tournaments and other funny videos with professional Disc Golfers. I got the opportunity to ask the maker of the company, Ian Anderson, a few questions and he had some great responses! Enjoy below!
1) How are your travels going?
Good! I went to Montana at the beginning of the year for the Rocky Mountain Championships and had an epically awesome time. love it up there. I'm headed to San Francisco this weekend to film the SF Safari which is always great. Love Golden Gate park.
2) How did CCDG get its start?
I got into disc golf when one of my college roommates invited me in 2003.I instantly loved it. I played super casually (never l...
With the recent Green Mountain Championships wrapping up, and after playing some phone tag, I finally got the chance to talk to one of the more experienced players on tour. He was more than happy to talk to me and share his knowledge and his story from years of competing in Disc Golf. The person I am talking about is no other than Gregg Barsby himself.
When it comes to my blogs I always want to showcase how the individual I am interviewing got their start within the sport and Greggs start was an interesting one to say the least. He started off by telling me that “I found a disc nearby my house when I was six years old, at the time I had no idea what it was” but he began to tell me that “some guy trades me 2 for 1 and it goes from there.” So his career starts earlier than most but it has been an exciting one to say the least. As time wore on, he really started playing when he “was about 8 or 9 years old then turned pro just before I was done with high school.” This young Gregg Barsby wen...
It is not very often that you see someone who is known through there social media presence in the world of Disc Golf. But, the two guys on the Discboyz page on Instagram, Mathias Langfelt and Karsten Tonnessen, are just that. I found them through their page and I was hooked and had to talk to them. They post all sorts of videos including the most infamous ones being their trick shot videos. They are wonderful people to talk to and I hope you enjoy the answers below!
1) How did you get into Disc Golf?
We got introduced to the sport by some close friends who were already into disc golfing. We tried it a couple of times, bought some discs, and all of the sudden we were hooked.
2) What made you want to do trick shot videos?
The trick shots were the result of a rather relaxing and partly boring summer vacation. We played a lot through July, and in the evenings we started doing some experimental shots in the backyard. It turned out to be quite fun so we started taping it. Then we figured t...
We all have to start somewhere within our careers, whether that be in a job or in a sport. Most people do not enjoy being in that area and want to get out as quick as possible. But, this 21 year old freshly professional Disc Golfer has a positive outlook and attitude for his situation and status. Dylan Lhotak is a name that I heard through the grapevine when talking to members of Discmanias team. I decided to look up on him and he is crushing the amateur world right now and moving into the pro scene with a full head of steam. He is a great person to talk to and is wise beyond his age. I got the chance to ask him some questions and here are his answers! Enjoy!
1) What got you into Disc Golf?
Well I was about 6 years old and my dad asked if I wanted to try a new sport. I said yes. Went in my spongebob flip flips & was hooked instantly!
2) Who did you look up to when you first started?
My dad, cousin Adam, tom & Trudy .... then eventually Nikko Locastro, David Wiggins Jr, Avery Jenkins
Within the world of Disc Golf there are many companies that produce Disc golf discs. We all know the big names like Innova, Discraft, Latitude 64, etc. However, there is a company based in Stockholm Sweden that is trying to make a name for themselves. The company that I am talking about is no other than Kastaplast. I got the chance to talk to one of the creators of the company, Jonas Lindberg, and pick his brain about what it is like to have a company such as his. Enjoy!
1) How did Kastaplast get its start?
It was a long period of experimenting and learning. About two years passed just for that. It involved research, prototyping, computer flight simulation, looking for the right plastic types, testing out a vast number of designs and much, much, more. We started working with a company which is specialized in anything from small scale prototyping to full production, which perfectly suited our way of working at that stage. And still does. This eventually led to our first disc, Rask, an un...
If you don't know already, there are professional Disc golf players in your area. Disc Golf is not the most commonly known sport out there so you may not realize it. Recently I found out that a PDGA professional lives nearby my and his name is Nick Wood. Nick has recently won the White River open, placed second at the Washington State Championships- Doug Newland Memorial, got first in the Battle of Seattle Part IV, and has many other accomplishments. He was a great guy to talk to and i appreciate that he took the time out of his day to answer my questions. here are the questions below, enjoy!
1) What got you into disc golf?
A friend named Paul Huggett showed me disc golf for the first time in Illinois around 2003ish, but it wasn't until I found my local course here in Washington "Lake Fenwick", that I got hooked, around 08/09
2) Who did you look up to when you first started off?
The top locals of course, Michael Werth, Bjorn Penney, Chris Waugh, and Kyle Crabtree are the first names t...
While playing Disc Golf we all have struggles maintaining a positive outlook. Whether that be from a bad shot, you miss a drop in putt, or its the third time you have been OB that round. It is a difficult skill to master, but, the man I got the opportunity to interview and ask some questions finds it easy. The man I am talking about is Eric Oakley and he shares about his adventures so far, how to keep a positive mindset, and much more below!
1) How are you Feeling after the LIO? I know first is the goal but how do you feel like you did?
Honestly, anytime I can average over my rating I feel as if I have achieved something. In this case I was in a good position to be well above my rating, but the wind and OB really got to me. I never felt like I was throwing the disc poorly, I was trusting my discs, I just happened to missing by just a little bit.
2) What tournaments do we have to look out for you at for the rest of the tour?
PFDO, Vibram, and Green Mountain Championships, these are all fo...
We all have to start somewhere in the Disc Golf professional scene, and it is no different for Discraft team member Hailey King. Hailey King is an amateur Disc Golfer who is on the cusp of becoming a professional herself. She is young but she plays very well for her age and has a ton of room to grow. I got the pleasure to interview her so enjoy the questions and her answers below!
1A) How are you doing ?
A) I am doing alright. Just got off a back injury and my pointer finger and middle finger on my throwing hand are still swollen from something that happened months ago.
1B) How are your travels going?
B) I have been traveling a lot for me this year, I am 15 and I can't drive yet so my dad is still driving me to these events. He has to make sure he has enough vacation days so we can do these events. We just used up all of his days at Ledgestone.
2) What got you into disc golf?
I knew of disc golf when I was in 6th grade because I found a star archon in my schools parking lot and there wasn...
Like me, I am sure most of you want to know more about the behind the scenes of the sport of Disc Golf and potentially were your favorite parks come from. Well I got a lot of information about these topics from Sales Manager of Discmania and Course designer for DiscGolfParks, Austin Montgomery.
When talking to Austin three words came to my mind to describe him, humble, passionate, and excited. When I asked him about how being a part of two companies was he simply said, “It is a lot of work to be a designer and manage two brands, but it is worth it every day I do it.” He is the type of guy who does not stray away from hard work. A little bit more about him is that he “has been Disc Golfing since 2006 and was originally sponsored by Discmania.” Go figure, right? Not only was he competitive in the professional scene, but, he was also a collegiate Disc Golfer. He explained to me that “I made a Disc Golf team at Colorado State University and in 2012 we won the collegiate national championshi...
In the 1990s and early 2000s, the name Brian Sullivan was synonymous with disc golf media. He founded and ran the magazine-style website disclife.com, hosted television’s Disc TV, served a term on the PDGA
board of directors, and created the weekly PDGA Radio podcast before the term podcast had even been coined.
But that all changed in 2005, when he went behind the scenes and joined the staff at Discraft to help the company grow in pace with the disc sports it serves. More than a decade later, I asked him for some perspective on where Discraft has been, and where it’s headed along with plenty of other insights.
1) How did Discraft get its start?
In the mid-1970’s, Discraft founders Jim Kenner and Gail McColl (McColl far left is freestyling and Kenner to the right of her) were each touring Canada on Freestyle teams, putting on shows and demos. In 1974 they helped to create the first judged Freestyle Tournament, and Jim wondered why they couldn’t get better discs for the event. Jim o...