Dynamic Discs: Behind the BrandBy Nicholas Wilson | 05/17/2022
Dynamic Discs (DD) is an all-American story of a young college kid looking to make a few bucks from his hobby. Jeremy Rusco started playing disc golf while in college at Emporia State University in Kansas. He had an idea to buy discs in bulk and sell them on eBay for a modest profit. From […]
Ricky Wysocki is a man on a mission. This past offseason he switched sponsors and signed a four-year deal with Dynamic Discs (DD) worth 4 million dollars plus incentives. With this deal he is also able to throw discs from the other two manufacturers in the Trilogy lineup; Westside Discs (WD) and Latitude 64 (LAT […]
“Make friends with your caddie, and the game will make friends with you,” said Stephen Potter, author, and avid golfer. Your caddie is a wellspring of knowledge and comfort when on the course. They can also simply be a quiet supporter or spotter for the group. Depending on if you want to walk a loop […]
Confidence on the disc golf course is a fickle beast. One minute you drain a 40-foot putt as confidence soars and on the next tee you hit the first available tree and want to go hide in the bushes. I know the feeling. But you must keep playing. You must keep throwing the disc. But […]
You have all heard it before, “Drive for show and putt for dough.” An obvious ode to your short game. But there is another saying, “Chicks dig the long ball.” An ode to the excitement of a disc (originally a baseball from a commercial in the 90s) flying far into the cosmos. It’s obvious both of these skills are important to a well-rounded game, but which one is MOST important? We’ll take a look at both sides of the coin, check statistics for each argument, give you the outcome and provide practice guidance. Let’s break it down.
Drew Gibson is a man on a mission. This past off-season he signed disc golf’s first-ever “lifetime deal” with Infinite Discs. The details of the contract were not specified but Gibson said that it is guaranteed to pay out “millions of dollars.” This sponsorship affords him the luxury to throw an open bag, meaning he can throw discs from any manufacturer. We breakdown the discs you’ll find in Gibson’s bag.
“Change is inevitable. Growth is optional.” American author John C. Maxwell once uttered these words. Who knew they would be so poignant for the 2021-2022 off-season? There were more sponsorship changes and contract extensions this off-season than ever before. Players looked to maximize their value and felt this was the right time. To gain insight into this world I interviewed Blake Iverson, Personal Manager at FCM. His insights provide a fascinating lens into the present state of disc golf economics and the professionalization of the sport.
If there was ever a Mount Rushmore of disc golf, Barry Schultz’s face would be etched in history. Schultz has been a consistent figure in the disc golf world since the early 90’s and has been a part of history via his sponsorship deal with Innova. Schultz is known as being a smooth backhand throwing rightie from Wisconsin. He was a contemporary of the greatest player in disc golf history; Ken Climo. Their epic battles made each other better and elevated the sport through the 90’s and early 2000’s. Simply put, without Schultz there would be no Climo. The modern era of the game we know today is piled upon the shoulders of Schultz, Climo and many who came before them.
Friends, competition, and beer. Combine these three elements and you are bound to have a good time. Enter the putting league. Old friends and new friends come together in friendly confines for some good old-fashioned competition. So hang loose, make some new friends, and put that putter in the basket. Let’s delve into the dynamics of putting leagues and shed some light on how you can get involved.
Can you hear it? The birds are chirping and the disc golf season is upon us! For those of you simply playing casually, why not enter a tournament or two this year? There are more tournaments than ever and many are geared towards amateurs and beginners. Once you are solid in your conviction of playing a tournament, it is time to plan. How many tournaments do you want to play? How far do you want to travel? What are your goals for the season? Let’s break this down to help you pick your tournaments.