Arm Farm Team – Randy Herold Bio
- Division: Am
- PDGA#: 61896
- Rating: 960
- Playing Since: 1994
- Home Town: St. Paul, MN.
- Home Town Course: Lakewood Hills DGC
- Most Current Player Stats – PDGA
Favorites: Gear | Courses | Tournaments
Favorite DGA Disc:
- SP Flex Breaker, SP Squall:
The Breaker is super reliable, handles the stiffest of headwinds, and with its shallow rim it makes a great driving putter. The Squall is the most versatile, fastest, and longest midrange I’ve thrown. Pick a line and the Squall will hold it for a long, long way.
Most memorable tournament win or moment in DG?:
- My most memorable moment in disc golf was finishing 4th at the 2014 National Collegiate Disc Golf Championship playing with my teammates at the University of Minnesota.
Top 5 Courses:
- The courses at Highbridge Hills DGC
- Blue Ribbon Pines DGC
- Beaver Ranch DGC
- Kaposia DGC
- Lakewood Hills DGC
- National Collegiate Disc Golf Championships
- Amateur World Championships
- Cedar Creek Open
- St. Paul Ice Bowl
What about being a part of Team DGA excites you the most?
I’m excited to represent the company that started disc golf. DGA is a great company that’s been unbelievably supportive of the University of Minnesota team and I look forward to continuing to repay that support by promoting DGA’s line of products in a new role.
What is the strongest part of your Disc Golf game?
The strongest part of my disc golf game is definitely my forehand. The first 18 years I played I threw exclusively forehands, with the exception of putting. While it hindered my overall game, forehand throws are now the most reliable, accurate, and furthest throws I have.
What is your best tip for a disc golfer that has just started playing?
Focus on having fun. As you gain experience and learn to use different shots and discs, you’ll get better very quickly. Regardless of your score, remember to have fun.
How do you prepare for a big event both mentally and physically?
I try to use visualization, or mental rehearsal, before a round and before each shot. If I’ve played the course before, I’ll go through it shot by shot in my mind, imagining the shots I will use to be successful while I warm up. During the round I try to forget about bad shots/holes and imagine being successful – sometimes that’s a struggle.
To get ready physically, I make sure to eat a balanced breakfast and bring some snacks for during the round, usually fruit, nuts, and jerky. I warm up with 10-15 minutes of putting, followed by some calisthenics and throwing. Once I join my card at the tee, I’ll usually practice putting until the 2 minute call.