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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

Favorite Midrange:  Z Buzzz. Can be used for anything from a 200ft fan grip to a 400ft crush Continue reading

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!

Morley Player Profile: Ryan Meyer

Posted in Player Profiles on May 24, 2010 by morleyfieldsd

Ryan Meyer
Nicknames: Ramske
PDGA# 34987
Intermediate – Advanced (soon)

Began Playing Disc Golf:
I think it was 06 or 07?  I was instantly hooked and have played at courses throughout the US.  I’ve played in a few tournaments but have been more interested in having fun with the sport.  Kit Carson Park has been my baby for the
last 3 years and now that the course is open, April 25 2010, I’ll get tons of practice in…..watch out Pros, I’m coming for ya!

First Disc:
175g Yellow Champion Valkyrie – This Disc has taught me quite a bit about how a disc’s flight path changes with age and the development of your game.

Favorite Hole at Morley:
Without a doubt, Hole 11, position F.  Blind double mandatory!  Excellent risk-reward hole.  Great design! 

Morley Field Aces:
Hole 14, rocket hyzer around the trees, 170g Red Star Orc.  First Ace ever!

Favorite Disc:
171g Star Leopard – Great control disc for me, will flip over, go straight, or hyzer, depending on the speed of the spin.

Favorite Driver:
171g Star Boss –predictable flight

Favorite Midrange:
175g Star Cro – This disc is awsome!  Stable, with a predictable fade.  Great straight shooter for me.

Favorite Putter:
170g KC Pro Aviar – I’ve tried sticky floppy putters, and they don’t work for me…

In My Bag:
170g KC Pro Aviar (2x)
175g Star Cro
171g Star Leopard
175g Star TL
150g Champion Banshee (for funzies)
150g Star Classic Roc
170g Discraft Breeze
170g Champion Sidewinder
172g Champion Roadrunner
169g Star Wraith
171g Star Starfire
174g Star Firebird
170g Star Destoyer
170g Star Orc
171g Star Boss
175g Champion Valkyrie
171g Star Valkyrie

Tourney wins and / or Top 5 finishes:
Check in with me once I really start playing tournaments

Favorite Disc Golf Website:
PDGA.com, SanDiegoAces.com

Favorite Pro Player:
Dave Feldberg – Great player, great promoter of the sport.

Tips for newer players and players looking to improve:
I tell everyone that comes out to play with me for the first time that they need to give the game at least 10 tries before they decide whether or not they like it.  After that 10th round you’ll just be getting the hang of throwing the disc and I’m sure you’ll be hooked.  Like any sport, this game is really easy to learn, but will take years to master, and that’s the fun part!  During the first week of playing this sport I bought several overstable drivers and almost quit because I couldn’t throw them with any sort of consistency!  Work your way through the discs, starting with midranges, then fairway drivers, and finally to the overstable drivers so you can develop control before adding power and distance.  You’ll thank me later.

Xaelen, Xaelen, He’s The Man…

Posted in In The News, Player Profiles with tags on May 6, 2010 by morleyfieldsd

… if he can’t do it, no one can!

Morley “Legend” Xaelen Nash breaks a World Record for longest throw. View story/video here.

We are ALL proud of you Xaelen!
You’ll be taking our tags (and cash) soon!

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