Player Profile: Jason Erik Tydingco “JET”
Jason Erik Tydingco “JET”
Began Playing Disc Golf?:
18 February 2012. My cousin Jose Duran invited me to play “disc golf” at morley field. I had never heard of disc golf before, and had no idea what he was talking about. Jose explained the game real quick, and I laughed in his face and made fun of him… Disc golf sounded like a girly sport and a waste of time. After playing holes 1-5 at Morley I went to the shop and bought 5 discs! I have been hooked ever since!
I bought 5 discs my very first time ever playing… Angel Garcia was working the shop and I asked him what I should buy.
Angel sold me - DX ROC, Star Dart, KC Pro 12X ROC (still have it), Champion Roadrunner, Champion Mamba. Thanks Angel! hahaha
Favorite Hole at Morley and Why?:
My favorite hole at Morley has to be hole 1. Doesn’t matter the pin position I just like hanging out before rounds, after rounds etc. and watching other people approach the hole. When I was a newbie at the course I didn’t know much about the game or disc selection. I would hang out at Hole 1′s bench and try to link up with good players or groups of players to learn more about the game. I’ve had the privilege to shoot rounds with sponsored players, knowledgeable players, players that ran their mouths too much until my score at the end of the round shut them up!… LOL…
Morley Field Aces?:
My one and only Ace is 9C… My little brother was there to see it. It was with a MVP Axis 180g, it was a straight laserbeam shot, clipped a tree branch, hit a tree to the right bounced hard left, hit another tree and kicked right into the cage! It was ridiculous!
Favorite Disc and Why?:
11X Firebird 175g
I always have two of them in my bag. I love the feel of the 11x plastic, and the firebird just does exactly what I want it to do! Plus, I throw a mean thumber and the 11x plastic seems to hold up better than the 12x plastic.
Favorite Driver and Why?:
First run Proto stamp Star Destroyer!
I have quite a collection of first run Destroyers. A lot of people get mad that I throw them, but they fly beautifully and feel perfect in my hand. I don’t see the point in hoarding great discs and not letting them fly…
Favorite Midrange and Why?:
My favorite midrange is my CE Gator… She does exactly what I want her to do and she’s quite the meat hook! Plus the CE pearly plastic feels oh so sexy!
Favorite Putter and Why?:
My favorite putter is the Black 5X JK Pro Aviar-X 175G. The JK was introduced to me by the very wise Mark Wilson… He saw me putting with a KC Pro Aviar and he asked me why I was using those. I told him I had seen a lot of the Open players at Morley putting with them. I told him I like the stability of the putter, but not the feel of them. They felt slippery and really stiff. He bought me two JK’s that moment and I have been putting with those ever since, and I love them!
Whats In My Bag?:
3 Black JK Avairs
2 First Run Destroyers
CE Whippet X
2 11x Firebirds
Big Bird stamp Roc3
Teebird AJ Edition
First Run NukeOS
Wasp Elite Z
2 Ti Stalkers
First Run Zombee
Favorite Disc Golf Websites?:
Tourney Wins or Top Finishes?:
2nd Place Vegas Gentleman’s Classic
My favorite tourney play was FEB 2014 monthly, I place second to Max Nichols, he shot -23, I shot -22. I shot my personal best in the first round which was -13.
Favorite Pro Player?:
I don’t have a favorite Pro player… I have met a few but I can’t say they are my favorite players. My favorite disc golfers can be found at Morley almost every other day of the week.
Tips for newer players and players looking to improve:
Try to have fun… don’t get stuck thinking about a bad shot or bad hole. Try to learn from your mistakes. Play with players that are better than you. Go to an open field and get familiar with your discs.
personal note- Jasons answer to “Favorite Hole At Morley?” is why I love this sport and its community. Its also the reason I love putting together these player profiles. Some great stories. Especially about how one began to play the sport.