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Morley Player Profile: Carlo Pelg

Posted in Player Profiles with tags , , on February 22, 2014 by morleyfieldsd

Carlo Pelg
PDGA#: 16824

Division: Open

Began Playing Disc Golf:carlo
I began playing this game in 1997. In 1998 I found out about tournaments and began to play monthlies at Morley. In October of 1999 I decided to play my first ever PDGS event. It was the SoCal Championships at La Mirada, Intermediate division and took 5th. The following year I decided to play Advance and took first at the Wintertime open in Pasadena. In 2001 I challenged myself and started playing n the pro division and never looked back, winning the 2001 PDGA rookie of the year.

Favorite Disc Golf Websites:
http://www.morleyfield.com and www.discraft.com

First Disc?:
Believe it or not my first ever disc was a DX Raven. My first ever Ace disc was a DX Banchee. Hole 1b

Favorite Hole at Morley and Why?:
Its gotta be hole 5. Only because of the ohhhs and awwws from the back up of people that are watching the disc fly that far.

Morley Field Aces?:
I have approximately 75 aces at Morley.

Favorite Disc and Why?:
Z Predator from Discraft. Fast overstable driver that delivers consistent predictability. Dont ever leave the house without it.

Favorite Driver and Why?:
Thats a hard question to answer, but Ill try by saying Z Nuke, Z Predator, Z Surge, ZPro D Challenger. Thanks Discraft!

Favorite Midrange and Why?:
Z Wasp and Z Buzz and The Ti Drone. Because they’re awesome.

Favorite Putter and Why?:
Gotta be the Pro D Challenger. Been using this Disc since 2003 and have never looked at any other putter since.

Whats In My Bag?: carlo
Z Predator 174g
Z Nuke 174g
Z Wasp 178g
Z Buzzz 178g
Ti Drone 176g
Z Surge 174g
3 Pro D Challengers
Z Force 174g
Photon Glo Stratus 177g
Z nuke OS 174g.
All discs made by Discraft.

Tourney Wins or Top Finishes?:
2000 Wintertime Open Advanced Champion
2001 Whittier Open Champion
2001 PDGA Worlds 21st. First ever worlds!
2002 PDGA Worlds 24th. Second Worlds event
2004 Pdga Worlds 13th.T hird worlds event
3x Emerald Isle Champion….in a row
Back to back Huntington Beach Champion
El Dorado Champ 2008
2009 Socal Champion
2012 Morley Field Course Champ

Favorite Pro Player?:
Ken Climo. 12x Open Champion. The Michael Jordan of disc golf. Need I say anymore?

Tips for newer players and players looking to improve:
Remember you can copy the style, you can copy the format, but you got to earn that respect. With thats being said, watch Youtube!

Player Profile: Jason Erik Tydingco “JET”

Posted in Player Profiles with tags , on February 10, 2014 by morleyfieldsd

Jason Erik Tydingco “JET”
PDGA#: 56202
Division: Advanced

Began Playing Disc Golf?: 1001019_10203426245206178_1023452184_n
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!

First Disc?:
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.

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Player Profile: Tyler Tremelling

Posted in Player Profiles with tags on February 4, 2014 by morleyfieldsd

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Favorite Disc Golf Websites?:
http://Discgolfvalues,innovafactorystore (whenitworks) and Facebook

Began Playing Disc Golf?:
New years day 2009 with a work group

PDGA#: 57406

Division: Open

First Disc?:
Champion Teebird

Favorite Hole at Morley and Why?:
17 so many trees on such a short hole.!!

Morley Field Aces?: 17

Favorite Disc and Why?:
The 11x Firebird has always done me right. Loves the basket.!!

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Player Profile: Adam C Aguilera

Posted in Player Profiles with tags on January 22, 2014 by morleyfieldsd

Name: Adam C Aguilera

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Began Playing Disc Golf?:
I began playing disc golf at the ripe old age of 8 years old. My uncle Frank Aguilera used to run the pro shop at Oak Grove (1984 or 5ish) and I would go out with him and all his buddies (Zimmerman Stokley, Sheldon, the Lissamens and the likes, I even remember a very young Steve Rico). Watching these titans of the old school was very motivating. I remember a wintertime open tournament sponsored by BUD LITE!!! So I played recreationally (or scarcely) until moving to north park about three minutes by skateboard from Morley. Then I started playing seriously. Motivated by the Jarvis twins and Micah Dorius until I believe 1999 Spring Fling at Morley placed 3rd Am. Won my first PDGA contest where I retired for a decade due to being a young and arrogant poor sport. Fast forward 2009 I am back and now a little more mature with a renewed passion and love for the sport.

PDGA#: 38257

Division: Open

First Disc?:
This a tuff one. First disc for golf had to be a Midnight Flyer. The Aero Driver was my first driver.

Favorite Hole at Morley and Why?:
My favorite hole at Morley has to be a tie between 5, 6, and 7 all long. Or pro tee 8 any of the longs.

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Morley Player Profile: Glenn Swanson

Posted in Player Profiles with tags on May 14, 2013 by morleyfieldsd

Name: Glenn Swanson

PDGA#: n/a

Division: Pro. But only by default. I learn more by getting beat down by the prosfacebook_632337114

Began Playing Disc Golf: tender age of ten (officially; I’m sure my dad took me out before then) I have a picture of myself throwing on hole 8 and it has a 1993 date on the back.

First Disc: The Viper. I loved that thing. My dad let me use it because it was already beat to mush

Favorite Hole at Morley (and why?): 7 long.  Being a lefty with a little power, I’m able to ride the valley and give myself an opportunity for birdie sometimes. Also I love to watch righties fumble with all the discs In their bag because they cant figure out the best line to the basket.

Morley Field Aces: 4c, 8b w/snapper, 11a, 13c twice, 15a

Favorite Disc (and why?): my 150g esp flick. I know that when I throw that disc it will be two things: fast and entertaining.

Favorite Driver (and why?): my boss.  It’s fast, stable, predictable, and when thrown properly, will go as far as I need it to.

Favorite Midrange (and why?): my Crystal z Buzz. Tacky, easy to grip, and easy to control. Even for a bum like me.

Favorite Putter (and why?): JK pro-x. Soft, stable, and seems to like the chains if and when it hits ‘em. I’ve got a moldy Orange one I throw to this day.. ..maybe it’s time for a new one.  Maybe.

In My Bag: mostly max weight: star boss, champ destroyer, esp flick, first run nuke, Buzz, 12x firebird for long overhands, nuke os for forehand, star Roc for my less stable endeavors, also a second or third run ce valkyrie for my long and straight drives

Tourney Top 5 finishes (not necessarily from Morley): 3rd @ monthly (open), 1st @ monthly (adv), 2nd @ spring fling(ma1), I think I finished 4th or 5th at an ace race too if that counts :)

Favorite Disc Golf Website: probably my new-found love dollar disc golf auctions on Facebook. There’s a lot of great plastic and some very knowledgeable folks.  My fiance gets mad at me because I’m on it all night.

Favorite Pro Player:  not really sure on that one

Tips for newer players and players looking to improve: find a friend and play as much as you can. Pick the brains of those around the pro shop. Also, don’t go for so many putts outside your comfort zone. I see a lot of scores inflate because people are trying to sink 60 footers instead of taking par.  Those birds will come in due time.

Morley Player Profile: Garrett Tapken

Posted in Player Profiles with tags on November 15, 2012 by morleyfieldsd

Garrett Tapken
PDGA#: 48873
Division: Open

Began Playing Disc Golf: First round was in 2006ish and played only a couple times that year. I played very sporadically until 2011 when I played my first tournament up at Goat Hill.

First Disc: 4x champ Valkyrie. Still have it in the bag as a utility disc.

Favorite Hole at Morley: 19 long. Requires a good mix of power and accuracy. It was way more tough when that big tree was still standing.

Morley Field Aces: 5c, 15 on the pyramid, 19 long

Favorite Disc: My bright yellow 11x firebird. A disc I can lay into, no matter what the conditions are like, and know exactly where it’s going to go.

Favorite Driver: 11x firebird- There isn’t a more reliable trust worthy disc out there. Stable as EFFFFF

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Morley Player Profile: Magnus Petersen

Posted in Player Profiles on November 11, 2012 by morleyfieldsd

Magnus Petersen
“V-Mag” “Thor” “Von Magnuson”
PDGA#: 30076
Division: Open

Began Playing Disc Golf: The art of throwing the Frisbee was passed down to me by my father at a young age, but it was not until the early 2000’s that I established my passion for disc golf.

First Disc: Discraft XL

Favorite Hole at Morley : 10 when it all the way down by 13’s tee pad, because it’s ecstatically beautiful and challenging hole at the same time.

Morley Field Aces:

Favorite Disc: Roc N Roll all day baby! It’s a multipurpose disc that can be utilized in any situation, therefore manifesting itself as the greatest disc ever made.

Favorite Driver : Tee-Birds for accuracy and Destroyers for big D.

Favorite Midrange: KC ROC (See favorite disc.)

Favorite Putter: KC AVIAR. It bangs chain hard, has a predictable flight and feels great in my hand.

In My Bag: Destroyer, Tee-Bird, Firebird, Roc and Aviar.

Tourney Top 5 finishes (not necessarily from Morley):
Top10 @ European Disc Golf Championships
4 Place @ The British Open
and back to back Oslo Disc Golf Marathon Champ!

Favorite Disc Golf Website: Shout-out to my Norwegian Frisbee homies @ Frisbeegolf.no!

Favorite Pro Player: The Champ… (Climo) the one and only!

Tips for newer players and players looking to improve: There is an old Frisbee saying that has been passed down from generation to generation and it goes as follows; “The Most Fun Wins”!!

Morley Player Profile: Grace Rivas

Posted in Player Profiles on August 29, 2012 by morleyfieldsd

Name: Grace Rivas

Started playing Disc Golf: I started playing the winter of 2003, a friend of mine introduced me to the game, I remember asking him “what the #$@% is disc golf, after the first round I knew this was the sport for me, no coaches, no teamates, just me and the course, I like to say that I did not find disc golf, disc golf found me, and I love it!

My First Disc: a 180g 3 flyer! it was heavy as a brick, got my first ace with it!!!

Favorite hole at Morley: my favorite hole has to be 10 long, when it’s all the way to the back, for some odd reason I can play this hole well, (most of the time, hahaha) it probably helps to be a left handed too.

Favorite Disc:  it has to be the sidewinder, I can throw the son of a gun well and it get’s the job done most of the time, star plastic of course, that’s why I am sidewinder Grace!!! It’s a sexy disc too.

Favorite Midrange: The DGA Squall, because I just learned how to trow it, it’s great for those right hand holes, great turn over disc, also a sexy one,

Favorite Putter: It has to be the Innova Rhyno, I love the high lip it’s got!

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Morley Player Profile: Bill Richards

Posted in Player Profiles with tags on September 13, 2010 by morleyfieldsd

Bill Richards
Nicknames: “Boomer Bill” and “Mr. Putter” (not because I make them)
PDGA#: 11016
Division: Pro Legends in 2011 (I will be 69 yrs. old)

Began Playing Disc Golf:
I started playing around 1993 or 94.  I played tournament racquetball for 20 years and the younger guys were starting to pound me.  I have two sons that when I played them in racquetball I didn’t let up much.  They found disc golf and played for about a year before  inviting me to play.  They did not let up. The first round I threw 28 over.  But, what I found was a sport that converted over very well from racquetball and was played in age brackets.  I was off and running.

First Disc:
167 Panther (Still have it.)

Favorite Hole at Morley:
16 in the long position. (big an-hyser)

Favorite Story:
Consistency is everything!  I was playing hole one in the C position at Morley Field.  I threw a hyser over the top of the trees on the right and stuck the disc in the very top branch of the tallest tree.  I just said forget about it and kept playing.  When I was up on hole one to start the second round, I threw the same hyser shot.  I knocked my stuck disc out of the top of the tree.

Morley Field Aces:
30 +

Favorite Disc:
2nd run candy Valkyrie

Favorite Drivers:
150 R-Pro Boss

Favorite Midranges:
San Marino Roc

Favorite Putter:
R-Pro Cro

In My Bag:
I carry 40 or 50 disks in my trunk + what’s in my bag. My bag changes depending on the course I am playing.  I have several of the same model and weight discs that go in and out of my bag. This gives me good disc rotation and makes it less traumatic when I lose a disc.  At this time my bag contains:

168 JK PRO Aviar – X putter — I use this for approaching and putting in the wind. If I was in Las Vegas and in the real bad wind, I would use my ROC to putt with.
175 R-Pro Cro – Very straight and sticky putter (I know it’s a midrange, but it’s a great putter).
150 R-Pro Boss – This is an old beat up disc I have to give a big hyser to when I throw it.  This is my longest driver with the wind.  It has a beautiful S flight.
153 Champion Valkyrie – Not as long in distance, but a much more accurate driver.  I use this with the wind when I have little room for error.
167 Champion Valkyrie – This is one of the first flat top Valkyrie’s.  Into moderate wind this is fairly straight.
172 Star Destroyer (2007 Gentlemen’s Club Disc) – This is beat up and fairly straight and long for a Destroyer.
170 Champion Destroyer (Fling XI Tournament Disc) – Awesome into the wind long driver.
174 KC Pro TeeBird – Medium to long approach Hyser.
180 San Marino ROC – Straight approach.  Great for a World’s type course where you are throwing through trees, narrow fairways or mandatory’s.
172 Special Edition Leopard – Long and short left breaking roller. 
178 Stingray – Older flat top.  Long right breaking roller.  A secret shot to get through tough, tight or narrow fairways is to hyser a Stingray low and straight and it will go straight for a100 to 150 feet.
180 Stingray – A short right roller. Perfect for an easy birdie on Morley hole one in the short  position.  I buy these from Snapper out of the rental inventory.  The more beat up the better.

Tourney wins and / or Top 5 finishes (not necessarily from Morley):
1996 WFDF Pro Senior Grand Master World Champion – 2002 PDGA Pro Senior Grand Master World Doubles Champion – I have played in the last 8 PDGA Pro Senior Grand Master World Championships, highest finish 3rd – Held the World Pro Senior Grand Master distance record, longest 413 ft. – 1997, 2001, 2003 and 2004 So Cal Senior Grand Master Series Champion 

Favorite Disc Golf Website:
PDGA, Aces and Morley Field

Tips for newer players and players looking to improve:
First thought – Practice, Practice and Practice.  Second thought –When you let up, the disc will fly further.  You will understand when you do it.  Don’t over throw.  Third thought – As you throw most discs will get beat up and change.  Understand they are changing and change your throw with them.  You will find some of your older discs to be your best discs.

Morley Player Profile: Brian Vallance

Posted in Player Profiles with tags on July 16, 2010 by morleyfieldsd

Brian Vallance
Nickname: BV
Division: Intermediate

Began Playing Disc Golf:
About 6 years ago my little brother introduced me to the sport…soon after I was hooked,but it was’nt till I arrived at morley that my addiction for the sport grew. I will always consider morley field my home course!

Favorite Hole At Morley:
This is a thoughy!….#6 is prob my fav. it is an up hill shot with a variety of throwing options….either straight up, big hyzer or a clean anhyzer.

First Disc:
ROC!….I LOVE IT!

Morley Field Aces:
13-g was the first with a surge flx max weight…2nd ace was with an xd putter on hole 2-c…and the 3rd was with my trusty r-pro roc 2-e

Favorite Disc:
R-PRO ROC!…IT’S THE BEST

Favorite Driver:
champion wraith…just like my roc it does what I want it to

Favorite Midrange:
any ROC…see above for reason..

Favorite Putter:
xd hands down…you can hyzer it, roll it,anhyzer it!

In My Bag:
WHAT’S IN MY BAG:
1) XD 175 ( ACE HOLE 2)
2) 2-175 GRAM XD PUTTER’S
3) 175 R-PRO ROC (ACE HOLE 2)
4) 160 BOTTOM STAMP ROC
5) 175 KC PRO ROC
6) 175 STAR ROC (BLACK)
7) 175 SQUALL
8) 175 PRRO-D DRONE
9) 171 CHAMPION BEAST
10) 175 SURGE FLX (ACE HOLE 13)
11) 171 CHAMPION MONARCH
12) 175 FLICK (HAVE NO IDEA WHY IT IS IN MY BAG)
13) 175 PRO WRAITH
14) 175 STAR WRAITH
15) 175 STAR BOSS
16) 175 ESP NUKE

Favorite Pro Player:
prob Ken Climo he is just so smooth in his style and makes it look effort-less when he throws

Tips For New Players or Players Trying To Improve:
just have fun with the sport learn your disc and play with people better than you….but most important DON’T STRESS OUT IT’S ONLY WIND!

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