DGA Ambassadors are individuals who embody the spirit of the game, show great work ethic, and represent DGA at the events they are involved with. While DGA Ambassadors all play competitive disc golf, their off-the-course resume has set them apart from other golfers. Whether it’s installing new courses, hosting disc golf events, or teaching the next generation of players, these individuals are all working tirelessly behind the scene to grow the sport we all love. We are excited to have them as part of the DGA family. We think “Steady” Ed would be proud that such great people have chosen to carry on his work, representing the company he started, and the sport he invented.
Robert started playing disc golf in 2001 in his home state of Alaska. Robert is currently stationed at Ft. Hood in Harker Heights, TX while he awaits deployment for his next tour in Germany. Being part of the US Army has allowed Robert to travel all over the US and to extreme parts of the world playing courses he wouldn’t normally get the chance to play. He enjoys meeting new disc golfers and spreading disc golf to the military masses. Robert’s current PDGA rating of 979 shows he’s more than capable of competing in the Open division, but his ambassador work in spreading disc golf through leagues, tournaments, and clinics is what makes him a valuable part of the DGA family.
When he’s not training with the Army, Robert is either playing disc golf or spending time with his wife and three children. His 4-year-old son loves nothing more than playing disc golf with dad. Robert’s advice for a player just starting out would be:
“Practicing isn’t going out and throwing a round or two. It’s concentrating on your weak points and setting up shots to improve upon them. And above all, practice how you intend to play in a tournament. If you’re going to go for every 30-40 footer in practice then commit to it during your rounds. Don’t practice with confidence and then play conservatively during a round; you’ll only hinder your progression.”