DGA ProLine Team Member Bryson James Bio
- Division: Open
- PDGA#: 56345
- Rating: 976
- Playing Since: 2012
- Home Town: Danielsville, Ga
- Home Town Course: Sandy Creek Park in Athens, Ga
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- Favorite DGA Disc: DGA ProLine Aftershock
The Aftershock is the midrange I have been looking for. It has the stability to take a lot of torque yet a very soft fade at the end of the flight. The comfortable rim makes it easy for me to throw it backhand and sidearm with reliable control. I carry around 4-5 aftershocks in my bag with different stages of wear to cover shots of understable to overstable shots. If I need to throw anything around 350ft straight then this disc is in my hand on the tee.
- Favorite DGA Apparel Item: DGA Hats
Top 5 Courses:
- Flyboy Aviation
- Black Jack
- The Crucible
- Hawk Hollow
Top 5 Tournaments:
- Disc Golf Hall of Fame Classic
- Masters Cup
- Flying Eye Open
- Sugar Grove Shootout
- Collegiate National Championship
Most memorable tournament win or moment in DG?
My most memorable tournament moment would have to be my first MA1 win in 2013. It was my 5th tournament ever at the first annual Frog Pond Fling in Lawrenceville, Georgia. I played terrible during the first first round that also included a scoring error. It hurt me the most mentally. I couldn’t focus on my next round because I kept thinking of all the bad of the first round. I started the second round at the bottom of the 3rd or 4th card, but before the next round I found the will to channel in my focus. Even though starting so far back, I was able to play the best golf of my career. I ended the final round with the best score of any division that day, I threw in an ace on a cash CTP hole, and I received my highest rated round at 1050.
What is the strongest part of your Disc Golf game?
My greatest strength is being able to throw backhand and forehand equally well.
Why did you choose to be part of Team DGA?
DGA has a great reputation for having high quality discs, baskets, and top-notch support throughout the disc golf world. I felt that being a part of Team DGA would be a great support for my ambitions in the sport. Also I wanted to be a part of a Team that does so much for the community of the sport because to me that is something special.
What is your best physical tip for a disc golfer that has just started playing?
Keep everything smooth and compact and remember to follow through on every shot. Especially putts!
what is your best mental tip for a disc golfer that has just started playing?
Try to focus on every shot, not the whole round. By doing so you will not wear yourself out mentally before the round is over. Also confidence in each shot plays a big part in getting low scores.
how do you prepare for a big event both mentally and physically?
I try to physically prepare by doing a day of fieldwork one day of the week before a tournament. I also like to practice putting the day before. I prepare mentally by just having a clear head and by bringing confidence to the tournament.