Club Membership Director – Mark Verrochi
Mark T. Verrochi
PDGA #: 41379
Advanced Men’s Division (for now)
Sponsored by DGA (Disc Golf Association)
Began Playing Disc Sports:
I played Ultimate competitively in college for three years (2002-2005). During that time I was introduced to Disc Golf. I started playing regularly in competitions in the spring of 2009. Along the way I learned other disc sports including Box, Double Disc Court, and most recently, Kan Jam.
I started playing with three discs: a Reaper, Champion Valkyrie, and 3X JK Pro Aviar-X. I still have in my possession the Valkyrie and the 3X JK. The Reaper was destroyed upon impact with a tree many years ago.
All time favorite disc is a 4X JK Pro Aviar-X.
Favorite disc company is Disc Golf Association.
DGA Proline Tsunamis
DGA SP Rogues
DGA SP Squall
Innova DX Shark
Innova DX XD
Innova 4X JK Pro Aviar-X
DGA SP Reef
Favorite Pro Players:
Jay and Des Reading – Such a cool pair to hang with. Jay is a putting machine!!!
– Innova Standard Bag
– DGA Gel Strapz
– Two golf balls (to knock down discs stuck in trees)
– DGA Towel
– Innova Towel
– DGA Pencils
– Vibram mini
– DGA mini
– Various bag tags
Discs in My Bag:
– Three (3) Team DGA SP Reefs
– One (1) Innova 4X JK Pro Aviar-X
– Six (6) DGA Proline Tsunamis (some more beat than others)
– Two (2) DGA Proline Rogues
– Two (2) DGA SP Rogues
– One (1) DGA SP Squall
Favorite Disc Golf Websites:
Tips for Newer Players:
1. Remember to always have fun.
2. Start with a mid-range or multi-purpose disc and learn proper form. Distance comes after learning technique. A mid range will give you good distance on your drives and still allow you to putt with the same disc.
3. When learning to putt, start from as close to the basket as possible (no joke). The goal is to develop a comfort circle in which you will never miss!
4. Learn to “push” or “pop” putt so your discs won’t travel far past the basket if you miss.
5. Reduce your motions when you throw (less is more), including steps when learning.
6. The fastest part of your throwing motion should be at the very end.
7. Learn what your discs do. Go to a football field and just unleash to see how your discs fly. Try throwing them different ways and at different angles out of your hand.
8. Learn at least two of the following methods of throwing (backhand, forehand, roller, overhand, thumber, etc.).
9. Practice. Disc golf basics are easy to learn but take years to master.
10. Play catch with a putter or mid-range and a friend. You learn distance, accuracy, and you get instant results.
11. Come to one of my clinics to learn all about proper form and technique. You will not be disappointed.
Learning to play disc golf?
Contact me for running clinics for your church group, scout group, business outing, an organization activity, or just with a bunch of friends. I love the sport and enjoy sharing it with everyone.