Welcome to the ZEN DISC GOLF PODCAST, hosted by Patrick McCormick, Zach Engelhart, Tim Steward, and Chris Bawden. Join us as we talk all things disc golf from the mental to the physical and we also talk to people around the globe truly growing this great sport!
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Host and author of Zen & The Art of Disc Golf
Hometown – Virginia Beach, VA
PDGA# – 73859
Years Playing – 18
Favorite Course – The Blockhouse – Spotsylvania, VA
Home Course – Bayville Park – Virginia Beach, VA
Go-to Driver – Vibram Lace
Go-to Mid – Vibram Ibex & Discmania MD2
Go-to Putter – KC Pro Aviar
First Discs – Innova DX Viper (Not recommended for new players!) & Innova Birdie
Beginner Tip – “Technique before power before discs. Find experienced players who can help you form proper throwing technique. Begin playing with very few discs ideally with a good stable putter. Throw that until you get your technique down. Then venture out to miss, then to fairway drivers, then distance drivers.”
Mental Tip – “Positivity is the foundation of focus. Visualization is the key to lowering scores. For more read my book Zen & The Art of Disc Golf.”
Co-host and disc knowledge expert
Hometown – Watson, NY
PDGA# – 71470
Years Playing – 5
Favorite Course – Blue Angel Park – Pensacola, FL
Go-to Driver – Innova Valkyrie
Go-to Mid – Discraft Buzzz
Go-to Putter – Dynamic Discs Warden
First Disc – Innova Dart
Beginner Tip – “Remember, we all have to start somewhere. No one is born perfect”
Mental Tip – Positive visualization trumps all.
Co-host and blogger at Mind Body Disc
Co-host and blogger at Disc Golf Puttheads
Hometown – East Lansing, MI
Years Playing – 13
Favorite Course – Pine Hills – Laingsburg, MI
Home Course – Burchfield Park – Holt, MI
Go-to Driver – Discraft Crush
Go-to Mid – Prodigy M1
Go-to Putter – Gateway Magic
First Disc – Discraft X-clone, Discraft Marauder – bought at Knollwood Park in Kalamazoo, MI from the back of a pickup truck.
Chris Bawden’s Bag – See all the discs Chris has mentioned on the podcast.
Beginner Tip – “Embrace your putter. There’s nothing more enviable than a disc golfer who can do with a putter what others do with a driver.”
Mental Tip – “Relax. Let go of everything except the anticipation of your next throw.”
HELP US KEEP GOING AND GROWING!
Funny thing about podcasting… Success costs money. As we continue to reach record numbers of listeners the costs rise with syndication, web development, and GIVEAWAYS, I am constantly plagued with the question, how can I keep the podcast self-sustaining.
The answer: $1. That’s it.
If you love the ZEN DISC GOLF PODCAST, please consider donating as little as $1 a month and help keep this show alive, going and growing.
BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE!
Once we receive 50 supporters monthly, by supporting, you will be entered to win a $20 gift card from Infinite Discs. You will get one entry per donated dollar per month (i.e. Putter level =1 entry per month, Distance driver level = 3 entries per month). Cancel anytime!
$1 per month – Putter Level $2 per month – Mid-range Level $3 per month – Distance Driver Level