Nora Balayti - Dixon, Illinois

Beginner Tip

Most importantly, have fun! Don’t compare yourself to others. Everyone learns differently and at different speeds. Lightweight discs make for great beginner drivers but it’s most important to feel good with midranges before stepping up to drivers. 

Most Memorable Moment

So many to choose from but every time I see a new player make that first big putt or that soaring flat drive, their face when they look back at you. It’s amazing. That and the Ace I got last winter at Trinity Links in Lockport Illinois with 5 of of my disc golf gals. 314 ft with my Westside Longbowman!

Disc Golf Goals

Continue to help my community by growing the sport, building courses and coaching new players. I plan on starting a highschool club team and my ratings goal is +900.As someone who’s been an athlete her whole life it’s hard to not want to go all the way to the top and crush in FPO but as an older player, I know my focus is growing and sharing this amazing sport with new players and building more and more courses. My team and I have built 5 courses in 5 years. 

In The Bag


Latitude 64 Opto Sapphire

Easy to throw, especially when I cannot get a run up or have some weird footing. It will go the farthest with the smallest effort. This and a Diamond are great beginner discst.

Westside Discs VIP Hatchet

My flip up to flat or anny back hand shot. Sometimes Roller disc.

Latitude 64 Opto Saint

New to my bag, a great BH flex disc and has also become my newest favorite BH roller disc.

Westside Discs VIP Ice Bear

I’m loving this new mold from Westside! It’s only an 8 speed and has the best predictable fade. Also a good hyzer flip.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Escape

Everyone needs an Escape…literally. Probably one of my straightest discs, I throw it with low ceilings and it’s pewwww!

Dynamic Discs Lucid Air Trespass

My go-to for backhand distance drives. It can easily turn for a full flight.

Dynamic Discs Fuzion-X Vandal (Fuzion pictured)

Similar flight to my Escape but I’m breaking it in.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Air Evader

Oh I need the most distance on a hyzer? Say no more.

Westside Discs Tournament Sword

Similar flight to my Trespass but better in windy conditions. Love it!

Dynamic Discs Fuzion Felon

My second favorite forehand disc. My first when I need that predictable stability.

Westside Discs VIP Longbowman

My FAVORITE forehand flex disc which is also my favorite shot. It’s just so purty to watch.


Dynamic Discs Lucid-X EMAC Truth

Not having an Emac Truth in your bag is like trying to prepare a meal without a knife. It will go from point A to point B. I will throw this over a fairway for straight shots most of the time.

Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Justice

Another must have. Great for forehands and back hand shots when you need that stable fade.

Westside Discs VIP Ice Tursas

I got this at our Trilogy Challenge and it went right in the bag. Great hyzer flip or anny midrange. It will hold the line well.

Westside Discs Tournament Sling

The straightest midrange I have ever thrown. I love this disc and have collected a few.

Westside Discs Tournament Warship

Another straight shooter but with more glide than my Sling.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Culprit

Perfect sitting between my Justice and Harp, especially for forehands. Stable approach disc.

Westside Discs Origio Harp

Final, cannot NOT have in the bag disc. It’s like that good hot sauce, you use it for everything. Stable short upshot? Harp Scramble? Harp. Turbo Putt? Harp. Putting in the Wind? Harp. The best utility disc you need.


Westside Discs VIP Maiden

I would consider the Maiden my catch disc. For all my backhand approach shots. I imagine the basket is a buddy and just toss it right to em. Stable enough off the tee too.

Westside Discs VIP Shield

Purchased from fellow teammate Chris Baker, this is my companion approach putter next to my Maiden for when I need a little less stability. Also great for forehand touch rollers.

Westside Discs Hybrid Shield

My putting putter. Depending on weather, humidity, or chances of roll-aways, I will switch between the hybrid and hard. .