“I went disc golfing with a friend of mine while we were on a work trip in Raleigh, NC and that was all she wrote. I had a couple of discs that wife had gotten me as a present a couple years before that and it turned out that there was a course 5 minutes from my house. I was going out 2 or 3 days a week. Then the pandemic started….we all know what happened then…”
Welcome to another edition of our Disc Golf Player Profile publication – where we feature disc golfers that you may or may not have heard of before. Everybody has their own disc golf story to tell. This is the place where those stories are being told and shared with the world!
Meet Adam Kinne (PDGA #133496)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
I’m 36 years old and I’ve been working at Wegmans for Five years now. I also started a little disc dyeing business a few months back and am slowly but surely growing that following.
Tell us about the most important people in your life! Who do you live with (family, friends, etc.)?
My wife, Lauren and our four year old daughter, Ava are my whole world! They keep me out of trouble and on my toes 24/7 and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
Almost 4 years
How did you get started with disc golf?
I went disc golfing with a friend of mine while we were on a work trip in Raleigh, NC and that was all she wrote. I had a couple of discs that wife had gotten me as a present a couple years before that and it turned out that there was a course 5 minutes from my house. I was going out 2 or 3 days a week. Then the pandemic started….we all know what happened then
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
Having the opportunity to play courses such as Hornets Nest and Winthrop definitely stick out. I’ll be able to add to this list in September after the USWDGC. I’m signed up to volunteer the first three days, then I’ll be taking in the Final day with daughter.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
I love to dye discs, paint, play guitar/bass, cook, and spend time with my family.
What is your absolute favorite food (something you couldn’t live without)?
I’m a huge sweets person, so as long as there’s no nuts or coconut involved, I probably can’t live without it
What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?
What are some of your favorite movies of all time?
Anything directed by Christopher Nolan, Back to the Future trilogy, and the Die Hard movies
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
The Bear, Parks and Rec, Brooklyn 99, Game of Thrones, The Office, Trailer Park Boys, Blue Bloods
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
Detroit Lions, Detroit Pistons, Vegas Golden Knights, Baltimore Orioles,and University of Michigan(GO BLUE!!!)
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
It was an Innova DX Valkyrie a million years ago
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
My Alpha Copperhead, Alpha Lariat, Alpha Dome, and Alpha Tumbleweed….all from Lone Star Discs
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
Snacks….lots of snacks
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
My home course is East Clayton Disc Golf Course in Clayton, NC. It’s a super challenging layout with most holes having two teepads. If you land anywhere off the Fairway, you’re probably going to be in trouble. It requires a variety of shots and will humble you very quickly.
What are a few of your favorite disc golf courses to play?
Hornets Nest and Nevin in Charlotte, NC are my favorite course that I’ve played to date. Diavolo DGC, Leigh Farm DGC, and Middle Creek DGC are some of my favorite local spots in the Raleigh area. I have also enjoyed playing the courses in the Greenville, NC area.
What is a dream disc golf course for you that you hope to play someday?
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Do you have any pre-round or post-round rituals that you do when you play disc golf?
Stretch…..lots of stretching
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
One or two water bottles, Inusually have a Clif Bar or two, and some Slim Jims.
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
I am a member of the Capital Area Disc League(CADL) and try to play tournaments once a month
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
Just have fun!!! Seriously, just have fun!!!
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
Eagle McMahon,Ricky Wysocki, Calvin Heimburg, and Evan Smith
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
I want to turn my little disc dyeing side hustle into more of a job with the end goal being owning my own Pro Shop that puts a focus on the artistic side of our sport.
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
I have a group of friends that I try to get a weekly round with. I also love when my daughter agrees to come play a round with me. Doesn’t happen often but it’s fun when it does.
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
A round with my daughter, wife, and Dad on a private course. No keeping score, no pressure. Just hanging out with family and throwing some plastic
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