Jesse Tomaino - Portland, OR

PDGA #: 60819
Home Course: Blue Lake Park – Fairview, Oregon
Bag: Pound Octothorpe
Favorite Course: Milo McIver – Estacada, Oregon
Favorite Disc: Westside Discs Hybrid Stag

Beginner Tip

Have fun and don’t feel like you need to learn everything all at once. Focus on learning the putt and approach game before you learn how to bomb off the tee. And find people that are better than you to play with! Watching other people make shots is one of the best ways to learn.

Most Memorable Moment

Throwing for a CTP off of a 400 foot tall ski jump at Hilltop DGC in Anchorage, Alaska.

Disc Golf Goals

Continuing to travel around the country playing tournaments while growing the events I run in Oregon.

In The Bag

Drivers

Westside Discs TP World

I carry three Tournament Plastic Worlds that are at different stages of wear. About 90% of my driver shots are with a World, they have just the right amount of stability so I can trust them to pop up to flat and fly true both backhand and forehand.

Westside Discs VIP Destiny

I mostly throw my Destiny in big tailwinds or when I'm throwing uphill. It's also a good roller disc if I need to make sure it finishes to the right.

Westside Discs VIP Sword

The Sword is my understable/turnover distance driver. It finishes pretty softly so I will also throw it on hyzer flips in the woods when I need to carry straight longer than I can get a fairway.

Latitude 64 Opto Pioneer

The Pioneer is a perfect overstable fairway driver for forehand flex lines or backhands where I need to control the distance and finish hard left.

Westside Discs VIP Longbowman

A bit less overstable than the Pioneer, I'll use the Longbowman if a little more touch or distance is required.

Westside Discs Tournament Stag

I carry two TP Stags and one Hybrid and it is easily my favorite disc! They all love to carve hyzer flip lines through the woods but the Hybrid will finish left a little at the end while the Tournament Stags push straight or keep heading right.

Latitude 64 Opto Explorer

The straightest flying disc in my bag with just a tiny little fade at the end.

Westside Discs VIP Underworld

Sometimes I need a disc to just go right on its own to make it through the tight woods in the Pacific NW. Even released on a hyzer the Underworld immediately flips up and starts screaming to the right. Works well as an understable roller disc as well.

Westside Discs VIP War Horse

I only put this in my bag on windy days but once it's up above 30 mph the Warhorse is the driver I know I can still trust.

Midrange

Westside Discs VIP Anvil

The Anvil is a perfect midrange for forehand approaches, I can hit all the same lines as with my Harp, it just goes a little farther.

Westside Discs Tournament Gatkeeper

I use the Gatekeeper for approach shots when I want a very reliable fade or I need to move hard left after hitting a gap through the trees.

Dynamic Discs Emac Truth

The Emac has become my main mid off the tee. I just throw it farther than any other stable midrange I've tried.

Latitude 64 Opto Claymore

A perfect neutral to understable midrange. Easy to get it to hold any line I put it on while still being stable enough to take some power.

Putters

Westside Discs BT Hard Harp

There are so many angles I can put it on and it reacts reliably to all of them. I've tried a bunch of different plastics but I love the clean release of the BT Hard.

Westside Discs VIP Maiden

Anytime I'm inside 200' with a clean look at the basket I'm laying up with my Maiden. It just loves to sit next to the pin.

Latitude 64 Gold Pure

I use this Pure for anhyzer and turnover approach shots.

Latitude 64 Retro Pure

I'm able to hit putts from farther away than I'm used to with my natural putting stroke. The Retro Moonshine plastic has excellent grip in the cold weather and I'll switch between those and BT Hard Pures when it gets warmer out.