Everybody’s got a different idea of offseason training in disc golf: Hess and Bleything play hockey, Spring skis up and down mountains, Frothy flips truck tires, etc. Personally, I prefer to curl up in bed with an ipad pressed to my nose and watch all the disc golf videos on the internet. Twice. This routine has in NO WAY improved my fitness or throwing ability. It HAS, however, exposed me to some really memorable disc golf moments and made me increasingly excited about the upcoming season. If you’d like to share in that excitement try watching (or re-watching) some of my Top 6 DG videos from the past year, detailed below.
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6) 2014 Rochester Flying Disc Open Final Round (Rochester, NY). Young gun Simon Lizotte takes on crafty veteran Dave Feldberg. The 18th hole is ridiculous.
5) 2014 PDGA Pro Worlds Final 9 (Portland, OR). Another fight at the finish – this time featuring Ricky Wysocki and Paul McBeth. Watch the gallery sprint from hole-to-hole for fear of missing any action. Cue Jim Mora: “PLAYOFFS!?”
4) 2014 USDGC Final Round (Rock Hill, SC). High drama throughout the round to crown a US champion. Sometimes you make the island and sometimes you don’t (3 times).
3) 2014 Maple Hill Open Final Round (Leicester, MA). Maple Hill is a beast with water, OB, and elevation. The top card turns in a performance worthy of the legendary course that comes down to Ricky and Big Jerm on the hole 18 island green. Also Ricky’s “approach” on 9 was pretty ok.
2) 2015 Memorial Championship Final Round (Scottsdale, AZ). Capping a tournament that saw a Nate Doss hole-1 ace on the SportsCenter Top10 was an absolute battle between Big Jerm and Paul McBeth. The thrilling finish highlights the camaraderie and competition that go hand-in-hand at the pinnacle of our sport.
1) 2014 Green Mountain Championship Round 3 (Jeffersonville, VT). This is the latest and greatest installment of throw-by-throw coverage from the biggest tournament Vermont has yet seen. Watch some of the best in the world shred your favorite course and listen to the soothing tones of Jeff Spring to boot!