Kelly Tucker - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Beginner Tip1. Start throwing at a basket and work your way back. It doesn’t matter how far you can throw if you can’t putt.
2. Don’t put drivers in your bag until you are comfortable throwing putters and midrange disc.
3. Read the rule book. People make up rules and misinterpret them all the time. It will save you strokes when you start playing competitively.
4. All advice is not good advice, and what works for someone may not work for you.
5. Learn new discs and practice your form in an open field. Trying new discs out on the course just lets you know which tree you don’t want to hit the next time you throw that hole.
6. Getting distance on drives is obtained by using good form and getting adequate spin on the disc. It’s not who is stronger and can throw harder.
7. Have Fun!
Most Memorable MomentMy first Ace! I was playing a new to me course with a small group the evening before a tournament. We were about halfway through the course. There were a lot of people out practicing the course that day. We get to a 265ft, backhand, blind shot hole where the basket sits at the bottom of the hill. When it was my turn to throw I had to run to the top of the hill to see the basket and get an idea where the basket was. When I threw my Saint Pro it looked and felt like a good shot. I heard chains and then a group yelled. I looked at my friend and said, “Someone just got an Ace.” He looked back at me and said, “I think it was you.” I ran to the top of the hill, but I couldn’t see my disc in the basket. There were four men standing close to the next tee pad yelling “nice shot!” I ended up getting 11 signatures on my disc that day because as we got to the basket 2 other groups who had saw the ace walked over to give me a high five and a congrats! I was in shock and had no words. I had been playing for over 2 years and had been so close, so many times before but this time it really stuck!
Disc Golf Career Goals1. Get my rating above 900.
2. Win a World Title in Disc Golf.
3. Win a National Tour Event.
4. Introduce disc golf to at least 25 people a year.
5. Put a Trilogy disc in the hands of as many children as I can.
6. Do everything I can to grow the number of woman in our sport.
7. Attend at least 3 A-tier events, 2 NT’s, and 1 Major each year.
8. Gain consistency in my game.
9. Add 50 feet in distance to my backhand and forehand.
10. Get 50 career wins.