Richie Ortiz - Bloomington, Minnesota

Beginner Tip

Have as much fun as possible when first starting to play disc golf. If you shank a drive or miss a putt, don’t beat yourself up. All the skill you will ever gain is built upon the foundation of loving disc golf.

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

I have two main goals for my disc golf career. One, to continue to play as long as my body allows me to, and two, to always be immersed in the disc golf community. Sure I can say my goal is to win a major tournament one day, but truthfully, my disc golf career will only be complete if I give it the same level of passion that I have now until I physically can’t anymore.

In The Bag

Drivers

Latitude 64 Opto-X Chameleon Recoil

Perfect for power drives that need to fade hard.

Latitude 64 Opto Recoil

My straight flying long distance power driver.

Dynamic Discs Lucid-X Trespass

My farthest flying disc when all I really need to do is smash the disc for raw distance.

Latitude 64 Opto Musket

For controlled distance drives that need a little right turn.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Getaway

For the perfect dead straight controlled drive.

Latitude 64 Opto Pioneer

My staple driver for that reliable overstability.

Latitude 64 Opto Explorer

For carving long lines in the woods.

Midrange

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 Opto Compass

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

Putters

Westside Discs VIP Harp

Perfect for a slow and controlled hyzer upshot.

Dynamic Discs Lucid Marshal

For a putter drive that'll go straight but cannot flip.

Westside Discs VIP Maiden

My staple and versatile throwing putter for almost everything.

Westside Discs Origio Burst Maiden

My main putter that flies straight into the chains with minimal fade.