DGA Ambassador Team Member A.J. Wecker Bio
- Division: Men’s Am
- PDGA#: 39220
- Rating: 903
- Playing Since: 2006
- Home Town: Monterey, CA
- Home Town Course: CSUMB Oaks and Ryan Ranch
- Most Current Player Stats – PDGA
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- Favorite DGA Disc: DGA ProLine Rogue: The Rogue is simply an amazing disc! It is very controllable. You can make it fade, turnover or put it on an S-Curve. In my opinion, it’s a great first “wide-rimmed” driver for advancing players. I always carry two. One 167g super beat one for turnovers. And one fresher one for more stable shots.
- Favorite DGA Apparel Item: Stealth Hat
Top 5 Courses:
- DeLaveaga – Santa Cruz, CA
- CSUMB Oaks – Marina, CA
- Shady Oaks – Orangevale, CA
- Stafford Lake – Novato, CA
- Ryan Ranch – Monterey, CA
Top 5 Tournaments:
- Otter Open – Marina, CA
- St. Patrick’s Classic – Orangevale, CA
- Jelly Jam – Monterey, CA
- Boont Fling at Anderson Valley Brewing Company – Boonville, CA
- Toney’s Mountain Open – Grass Valley, CA
Most Memorable Tournament win or moment in DG?
- Competing with Cal State Monterey Bay at the Collegiate Nationals in Augusta back in 2010. It was CSUMB’s first year competing at the event, and I was lucky enough to have seven close friends travel with me. We had a great time, and easily took home “Most Fun Wins”.
What is your best physical tip for a disc golfer that has just started playing?
Get 4-5 extras of your main putter in identical weights for putting practice. It’s an investment that will pay off heavily! Take ten putts from 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 feet. Make sure you reset your stance after each throw.
What is your best mental tip for a disc golfer that has just started playing?
Don’t get too discouraged if your game doesn’t progress quickly. As Steady Ed said, “Most fun wins!”. Go out there and have fun!
How do you prepare for a big event both mentally and physically?
I honestly don’t put a lot of time into preparation for tournaments. Let’s be real, I’m an AM2 player! For me, it’s more about having a good time and getting a chance to catch up with friends! I do prepare by taking time to pack my bag before a big tournament. I make sure to carry a few backup discs that I would not normally carry, just in case! I also try to fit in a few putting practice sessions in the week leading up to the tournament. If my putt is on, I will typically have more confidence in the rest of my game as well!