Michael Jordt - New Bern, North Carolina
Home Course: Glenburnie Park – 18 Holes – New Bern, North Carolina
Bag: Dynamic Discs Paratrooper Backpack
Favorite Course: Hornets Nest Park – 18 Holes – Charlotte, North Carolina
Favorite Disc: Westside Discs BT Soft Harp
Beginner TipWhen 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 MomentMy 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 GoalsMy 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
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!
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!
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!
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.