About Disc Golf Chris

Chris Putting at Diggins

About Chris’ Disc Golf

The Beginning

My first round was in the fall of 2002 at a short course in the woods where I bought a Pro-D Marauder and Pro-D X-Clone from the back of a beat up pickup truck.  I played solo for years but I found peace walking the fairways so I never gave up my plastic.  Disc golf has become my sanctuary and the channel for my unfocused energy.  Since Rodney joined me in 2013 I’ve renewed my disc golf passion and play weekly.

My Practice

Baskets all over my yard, simple as that.  I stack up 10 putters and throw from every angle back and forth between baskets.  I’ll also set up a short 9 hole course in my yard for match play against Rodney.  Occasional field work and video analysis are important, but when approaches and putts make up 75% of my throws then it’s an easy decision on what to master.

My Game

I strive for consistency.  I spent many years as a power thrower consistently hitting 450 but I also spent much of that time in the weeds and climbing fences.  In backing down my throw and adding more anhyzers I’ve found a balance of distance and placement.  My game is extremely versatile and includes many anhyzers and overhands, there’s no advantage to seeing a line if you can’t hit it.

My Putting Style

Traditional spin putt with a stable putter.  I putt with finesse, throwing to the basket and not through it.  I toss high, often loft putts, and prefer stable to understable putters to bend and shape my throws.

My secondary style is the Turbo putt especially for elevation shots, and I’ll throw in a straddle putt now and then as a tertiary option.

My Favorite Discs

My all-time favorite disc is Discraft’s Crush, I’ve been throwing Crushes since 2004.

We’ll do an in the bag feature at some point but this section should give you an idea of my game.

CategoryManufacturerDiscPlasticWeightUsage
DriverDiscraftCrushESP172g350' - 410' drives
FairwayLegacyPatriotIcon169g250' - 350' anhyzers
MidDynamic DiscsTruthLucid178g200' - 320' drives
PutterKastaplastRekoK3172gputts under 100'

About Disc Golf Chris

I live in the country with my wife and two daughters.  During the day I’m a data scientist at a web hosting company and also working on my masters in data science.  I run often, almost as often as I disc golf.

Disc Golf Chris on Socials

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