Gold Sponsorship — Davenport, IA
"I first started playing disc golf at age 48. I wasn’t looking to do much other than find an activity that my girlfriend Julie and I could do together. One of her work friends suggested disc golf so we gave it a try. A short time later Julie’s brother Joe move here and we all really got into disc golf. We played almost every day after work. We were hooked. I won the first tourney I played in. Being my first tourney I entered the rec division in one of Jay and Des Reading’s tourneys up here in Iowa. I continued to do well in tourneys and entered my first Worlds in 2006. I finished 2nd in the Adv GM division. I teamed up with Gary Camp and we won Am GM World Dubs the next year in 2007. I played Worlds again that year and won it and also won the next year as well. After that I moved to Pro GM and finished 15th in 2009. I meet some wonderful pros like Mark Ellis and David Greenwell. Man are those guys good!
My favorite courses are typically ones that are wooded. I love John Houck’s Circle R courses. Des Moines, IA has four great courses that offer a wide variety of different shots. They are Ewing, Pickard, Big Creek, and Walnut Ridge. My local area in the Quad Cites has some great courses as well. Middle Park in Bettendorf is my home course and I love our new course in Milan, IL named Camden2. I throw mainly backhand but I’ve been working very hard on getting a better forehand. My favorite disc in the Omega SS. It’s a great putter and goes dead straight as an approach disc. My main driver is the QOLS. Nice little S shot with great glide. And who can forget the QMS and QJLS. We really have some great discs! Disc golf has been very good to me. Without it I don’t know what I’d be doing. Probably getting fat sitting on the couch. LOL"