DGA ProLine Team Member Trevor Parker
- Division: Professional
- PDGA#: 53238
- Rating: 1002
- Playing Since: 2007
- Home Town: Santa Cruz, CA
- Home Town Course: Dela DGC
- Most Current Player Stats – PDGA
Favorites: Gear | Courses | Tournaments
- Favorite DGA Discs: Breaker/Pipeline/Hellfire
There’s a lot of good ones. I guess people are usually the most curious about my breaker throws.
But if I’m going out to a course just to enjoy it, I’ll throw the pipeline all over, backhand and sidearm – that disc is just the embodiment of zen. If you have the power, a beat-in proline-Hellfire is a deadly tool. Perfectly dependable, and can be thrown any way.
Top 5 Courses:
- Delaveaga DGC
- Blackmouse DGC
- Zephyr Cove DGC
- Schaeffer Park DGC
- Hillcrest Farm DGC
Top 5 Tournaments:
- Master’s Cup
- Jelly Jam
- Enduro Bowl
- College events (Monterey qualifier)
- SCIDGL High School events
Most Memorable Tournament win or moment in DG?
My most exciting moment has got to be the Am1 Master’s Cup playoff in my 2nd sanctioned event ever. I lost but I think it’s pretty miraculous I even got to that scenario. 10/10 would recommend a playoff.
My most satisfying win was with the Santa Cruz team at the Northern California Team Invitational. I never thought of disc golf as a team sport, but the style of that event really bonded you to your team.
What is the strongest part of your Disc Golf game?
Most people would say my sidearm, but I’d say it’s my ability to make a 12ft putt look like 30.
What is your best tip for a disc golfer that has just started playing?
Throw with absolute conviction. It’ll confuse people. Including yourself. Pretty soon you’ll be throwing the lines you’re visualizing.
How do you prepare for a big event both mentally and physically?
Once I started playing open, I started approaching disc golf as an athlete. I use coaches, work on weaknesses, and constantly look for ways to improve.
Physically: Disc Golf Strong is my go to source for properly warming up and exercising for this sport
Mentally: I once read that Formula 1 drivers visualize driving the track the night before the race. I’ll usually do that with the course.
Overall Practice: Jack Trageser with ‘The School of Disc Golf’ helped sculpt me into a competitive disc golfer, I owe him a lot of credit.
In the round: Just try not to punch any trees and do your best to act like Jon Baldwin out there.
Casual play: both of my brothers are great disc golfers. They keep me on my toes during our casual rounds.