Chris Villa - Norristown, Pennsylvania

Beginner Tip

Disc golf is a community. So get involved! There are many ways you can support your local scene and grow the sport. Join a club, assist with organizing events, or lend a hand with course maintenance. Introduce yourself to other players and have a positive attitude. You will meet some amazing people and your game will improve too.

Most Memorable Moment

First time appearing on an episode of Disc Golf Monthly TV, hosted by the legend Carl “Cubby” Cubbedge. I was playing on the lead card of 2014 Tinicum Open and I banged a 100ft birdie on the last hole to seal the victory. Cubby’s commentary on the video will always live with me and warm my heart. It was my first pro win and a great memory I will always have of our late friend Cubby.

Disc Golf Career Goals

Four digit rating and first A Tier win.

In The Bag

Drivers

Westside Discs VIP War Horse

When the winds pick up or when I need a massive left skip in the woods, I'll saddle up and ride this majestic beast into battle.

Westside Discs Moonshine World

The World is a fast, controllable distance driver that I use for long hyzer bombs or flat throws with hard fade. The Moonshine plastic provides a touch more stability and wind resistance so you'll see me trust this disc in almost any weather condition.

Westside Discs Tournament Sword

My weapon of choice for long S shots and for carving lines in the woods. Slightly understable but a reliable fade back left at the end of the flight. If there's no wind it's my longest disc in the open.

Westside Discs VIP King

For hyzer flips and turnover shots, this disc rules the kingdom. Fresh Kings are surprisingly stable and older ones can turnover late or early depending on how you manipulate your release angle and arm speed. I usually carry three in various stages of stability.

Westside Discs VIP Fortress

Most reliable disc in my bag, the Fortress is ideal for 300-350ft hyzer shots or approach shots in the wind. Very overstable but will fly straight for a good bit before a hard left fade.

Westside Discs Tournament Stag

Straightest driver I've ever thrown. Westside hit it out of the park with this mold. 350 feet dead straight and only requires a fraction of arm speed.

Westside Discs VIP Hatchet

I rarely throw forehand. I don't have to when there's a Hatchet in the bag. A slow smooth hyzer release and the Hatchet will turn right and hold the line for 300 feet.

Midrange

Westside Discs VIP Anvil

I can bang on this thing with all my might and it won't turn over. For approach shots or hyzer shots less than 300ft the Anvil is a trusty mid that feels great in the hand.

Westside Discs VIP Pine

Straight flight with a hard fade, the Pine instantly made my bag after I first tried it.

Westside Discs VIP Warship

My most used disc. Farthest midrange I've ever thrown and can hold any line you want. A staple for wooded courses.

Putters

Westside Discs Origio Harp

I can put full power into the Harp and trust its stability every time. A great disc for approach shots or hyzers less than 250 feet.

Westside Discs BT Hard Crown

As a thrower, it's a straight flyer with a ton of glide. As a finishing putter, it's comfortable in the hand and trusty. I throw the Crown for most approach shots and for short straight tee shots. I also use it for all putts inside 30 feet.

Westside Discs BT Hard Swan 1 Reborn

For longer putts 40 feet and beyond I love the understable flight of the Reborn. The Reborn floats straight to the chains with very little effort. Whether it's a jump putt, step putt, or long straddle putt, the Swan 1 Reborn loves to wow the crowd from far out. Also a great turnover disc for those 200 foot approach shots that go left to right.