I have been playing disc golf for over 11 years, during the first few years of Phoenix Discs I worked my way to a rating over 900 and was finishing top 3 in intermediate fairly regularly. After a knee injury that kept me sidelined for awhile I have been working on my game in Recreational but kids and a booming business keeps me from practicing as much as I want to. I will always love the game of Disc golf and continue to play as often as I can. I will also keep playing tournaments even if I walk up to the first hole after not throwing a disc for a few weeks.
"I started learning to play disc golf in Feb 17. Since then I have played many tournaments including a NT in Vegas called The Las Vegas Challenge. I placed 2nd and had an incredible time meeting new disc golfers from all over. I have played 37 events and have a total of 20 career wins."
Playing since 2011 Throwing style: RHBH Favorite discs: echo dd3, XXX, ce teebird, 4x Thunderbird, kc pro roc, mercy, swan reborn 1. Accomplishments: 2x Phoenix disc Easton open champion, 2x consecutive fall twin grove open champion, Lead card video coverage New Jersey state champions 2020 I like to travel and play disc golf as much as I can all over the country. I’ve been very fortunate to get to play over 250 courses and look forward to playing many more! Thanks to Andrew and Pheonix discs for the awesome opportunity in 2021!
Location: Snowcamp, NC, USA
Member Since: 2017
PDGA Number: 100156
Dominant Hand: Right
Throwing Style: Forehand
Memorable disc golf moment:
In 2017 at my favorite private course DEEP CREEK DREAMS. I helped run a charity event. After round One I was a few strokes back from the lead and knew I needed to play solid and smart for a chance, after round Two was finished I found myself sitting in a playoff. Started on Hole 4 close to the Tournament Central the other guy threw OB and I decided to just make the Mando and layup to take my par because it was over. I executed that exactly how I wanted to and I had won my first PDGA win.
The only person that can beat YOU is YOU.
To finish the year out solid and give myself a chance to win every tournament. Also to finish the year rated 915 or above.
From: Allentown, PA
Favourite course: Block House
Hobbys: Cars, cats, bowling, exploring whiskeys.
Just a disc golfer from Allentown, PA enjoying the outdoors while throwing plastic circles at metal chains. Disc golf has helped change and shape my life and I hope to bring that joy to others on the course. I'm never really lost, just wandering.
Madison Tomaino is one of the highest rated female players in Oregon and is the current PDGA State Coordinator. Madison plays FPO in 10-15 tournaments each year, and plans to compete in several DGPT and Majors for the 2021 season. She and her husband run several PDGA events in Oregon and while
traveling on the DGPT. Madison has a 4 year old son and enjoys spending family time on the course. IG/ @madison_discgolf
“I started playing disc golf 7 years ago along with my father who inspired me to get out and play. I only started playing competitively in 2018. I have played in 11 events and placed first in 4. I am also a northeast junior national champion in FJ18. I help run the Moore Township Disc Golf community.”
Wind Gap, PA
I started playing disc golf on Christmas Day 2013. It was the best gift I could ever hope for. Started at the bottom with an eagerness to learn all I could about the sport. Seven years later I have moved up to play open for the most part and love to share what I’ve learned to anyone who wants to know. I have played 81 events and placed in many of them winning six outright. I love to travel and play bigger events whenever possible especially the glass blown open in Kansas. Met my best friends playing this game and a community like none other. Disc golf is my church.
Name Brandon koppenjan
Pdga # 90069
From Barnegat NJ
Favorite course Iron hill
Favorite courses: Jordan Creek, PA and Bradford Park, NC
Favorite discs: Innova Pig, Innova Firebird, Big Jerm Thunderbird, MVP Anode, Kastaplast K2 Kaxe
I learned about disc golf back in high school and played a couple times a year for about 6 years. The summer of 2019 I started playing a lot more often and was told to try a tournament by a coworker. I played the Easton Open, sponsored by Phoenix Discs, as a MA3 player. Once I got a taste of competition I was instantly hooked. Since then I’ve played 9 more tournaments, and won 4 of them. My last tournament of the year was my anniversary at the Easton Open which I pulled out the win in the Advanced division.
The greatest part about disc golf is the wonderful community that has been built around the sport. I have met some of the most helpful, passionate and hardworking people through disc golf and for that I am grateful.
For 2021, I am incredibly honored by Andrew to be apart of Team Phoenix Discs!
“Anyone can throw a disc, it’s the mental game that is the hardest to win”
I am from a small town 45 minutes south of Kansas City called Paola, Ks. I currently study International Agribusiness at Kansas State University. I have been playing disc golf for 10 years and I recently have started playing competitively. I currently bag mostly Innova/ Millennium and I'd say my favorite disc in my bag right now is my 1.2 Run Quantum Orion LF. To help grow the sport I run leagues for the Kansas State University collegiate club, Little Apple Disc Golf Club, and tournaments for both previously listed organizations. For 2021, I am hoping to run my first sanctioned tournament and get my Advanced win and move up to Open Division.
"I am from Oklahoma, where in most tournaments I compete in the recreational division. I have been playing for almost 3 years. I throw a mixed bag, my favorite discs are:
Distance driver: innova destroyer
Fairway driver: leopard3
Midrange: discraft buzzz
Putter: gateway ssss wizard"
"When I was a kid in the woods of Maine my older siblings set up a “Frisbee golf” course in our yard. Hand painted wooden shingles attached to trees made the holes, and we used cheap lids my dad would get at conventions. I threw my first disc golf disc at Camp Berea in NH when I was working on staff, but the first time I played on a real course was in college at Cedarville University when they installed a nine hole course on campus. After graduation I moved to NH in 2014, and since I was in a long distance relationship (with my now wife) I needed something to fill the evenings. I had four discs, and started playing 4-5 times a week. The next year I joined the Bellamy League, finishing 38th. This last year I was league champion. I’m on the Bellamy Park Disc Golf Club Board of Directors, and teach disc golf classes as part of my works’ wellness program. I predominately throw Left hand Backhand, and my favorite disc is the Innova Atlas"
Location: Burlington, NC, USA
Member Since: 2013
PDGA Number: 61695
Dominant Hand: Right
Throwing Style: Backhand
Memorable disc golf moment:
In 2019 at a USDGC Doubles event that I was the Tournament Director for. After hitting a tough putt on the final hole, we found ourselves in a tie for the win. On the first playoff hole, the other team parked it, with us leaving it about 70ft short. I nailed the putt in front of the entire tournament field to stay alive. We went on to win it two holes later.
Make time for practice. Weekday putting sessions lead to weekend birdies.
Win my first Advanced Singles tournament. Finish the year rated above 970.
Dave Dimmick Jr
Dave probably doesn't get to play as much disc golf as he would like these days, but Dave has been a huge help in the growth of Phoenix Discs over the last few years. He CO-TDs Once Around the Mountain with me and is always coming up with new ideas to help grow the business and the sport of Disc Golf.