Michael Jordt - New Bern, North Carolina

Beginner Tip

When learning to throw finesse approaches, find a friend and go play catch! Playing catch with a neutral putter is a great way to work on spin, angles, speed control, and overall a great way to have fun. This form of practice will give you a much greater amount of throws per minute than other forms of practice and it doesn’t even feel like practice. Once you’re more comfortable with these technical approaches, you will notice great improvements to your score!

Most Memorable Moment

My most memorable disc golf moment is winning the 2019 Dean’s Cup at the USDGC with the Disc Golf Club at NC State. Prior to that event, we were the runners-up at the National Championships, so it felt wonderful to take down the biggest win in our school’s history. In order to win, we had to battle our way through an 8 team bracket comprised of the top 8 collegiate teams in the country. Hoisting the trophy with my teammates on hole 18’s green at Winthrop is something I will never forget!

Disc Golf Goals

My goals in disc golf are to maintain a rating over 1000 and consistently be the best player in Eastern North Carolina. I want to dominate local B and C tiers and maybe even throw in an A tier win!

In The Bag

Drivers

Westside Discs Tournament Giant

The Giant is my most overstable distance driver. I use it mainly for flex forehands and both backhands and forehands in strong headwinds.

Dynamic Discs Fuzion Raider

The Raider is my farthest flying distance driver due to its speed and tons of glide. I use it mainly for backhand hyzers and flex shots and occasionally a hyzer forehand.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Trespass

I use the Lucid Trespass for shots that give me controlled distance. This disc will mainly be used for straight to fade forehands in the woods because it pushes farther straight before fading whereas the Raider fades earlier.

Dynamic Discs Fuzion Trespass

I use the Fuzion Trespass when I want to get the full flight out of a disc. If I throw it flat for both forehands and backhands, it will gently turn and just keep riding on a distance line before fading back. This is also my tomahawk disc, but I hope I don't have to throw one of those!

Westside Discs Tournament Stag

The Stag is my most understable distance driver. I use the Stag almost only for backhand shots that need to start straight and then slowly drift to the right for the remainder of its flight.

Westside Discs Tournament Ahti

The Ahti is my most overstable fairway driver. At my home course, Glenburnie Park, I find myself constantly reaching for this disc for flex forehands between 250 and 350 feet. I also love the Ahti for reliable skip shots.

Latitude 64 Gold Spark

The Spark is my step down from the Ahti. I like to use the Spark for forehands that push really straight before fading and also for hyzer backhands.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Maverick

The Maverick has more glide than any disc that I have ever thrown and it holds the line that you put it on. This disc flies almost as far as my distance drivers, but is much more controllable because of its lower speed. For tunnel shots, slow hyzers, and everything in between, I will be reaching for the Maverick!

Midrange

Westside Discs VIP Bard

The Bard is a step down from the Anvil and the disc that I reach to for my backhand hyzer approaches. If I'm on a wide open course, I can count on the Bard to put me near the basket from within 300 feet no matter the wind.

Westside Discs VIP Anvil

The Anvil is my most overstable midrange. I use it almost solely for flex forehand approaches and sometimes skip shots.

Westside Discs Tournament Gatekeeper

The Gatekeeper should be in the conversation of best midrange of all time. It's the epitome of a point-and-shoot disc that just holds whatever line you put it on and lands gently without much ground play. In the wooded courses of North Carolina, I'll be reaching for the Gatekeeper for most of my backhand throws!

Putters

Westside Discs BT Soft Harp

The Harp is my favorite disc in my bag due to its reliable stability and great soft feel in my hand. I use the Harp for most of my forehand approaches and put it on all kinds of angles while knowing that it will always have a gentle fade at the end. I can torque on this disc as much as I want to without having to worry about it turning over too hard.

Dynamic Discs Classic Soft Warden

I use the softer version of the Warden for my backhand throwing putter. Short backhands are my weakness, but the neutral flight of the Warden adds confidence to my throws. I also use it for forehands within 100 feet on all angles that require a lot of touch and spin.

Dynamic Discs Classic Warden

The Warden has been my putter since early 2016 and has been my putting putter for every single one of my career wins! I love the slower speed and high glide that the Warden has which keeps it finding the chains time after time.