Richie Ortiz - Bloomington, Minnesota

Beginner Tip

Have as much fun as possible when getting into disc golf. When you inevitably shank drives and miss easy putts, don’t beat yourself up. We all do it, all the time. You will gain a ton of skill very quickly if you simply focus on building a foundation of fun and love for the game.

Most Memorable Moment

Nothing means more to me in the world than family. At the 2017 Spring Rip-it here in Minnesota, my wife and both my parents came out to watch me play, and I aced the first hole with them watching.

Disc Golf Goals

First and foremost, my biggest goal in disc golf is to take care of my body so that I can play for a very long time. Second, I want to continue bringing fun disc golf content to the community! And third, I would really love to be a State Champion one day.

In The Bag


Westside Discs VIP Adder

Perfect for power drives that need to fade hard.

Latitude 64 Opto Recoil

My straight flying long distance power driver.

Latitude 64 Royal Grand Rive

My farthest flying disc when all I really need to do is get that big distance.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Getaway

For the perfect dead straight controlled drive.

Latitude 64 Explorer

For carving long lines in the woods and for getting the perfect slightly understable bend.

Latitude 64 Royal Grand Orbit Glory

For the slightly overstable drive that has a subtle fade.

Latitude 64 Opto Pioneer

My staple driver for that reliable overstability.


Dynamic Discs Lucid Justice

Perfect for a mid-distance drive that needs a hard sweeping fade.

Westside Discs VIP Bard

My staple midrange for controlled straight drives.

Latitude 64 Royal Grand Trust

For the mid-distance shots that need a reliable turn.


Westside Discs VIP Harp

Perfect for a slow and controlled fading upshot.

Dynamic Discs Classic Supreme Orbit Sockibomb Slammer

An amazing upshot disc that can fight any headwind and still fade.

Dynamic Discs Classic Agent

My favorite throwing putter of all time! Perfect for dead straight drives and approaches.

Westside Discs Origio Burst Maiden

My main putter that floats straight into the chains with minimal fade. Also great for throwing big hyzer-flips that turn for days!