“If I’m not playing disc golf, I’m probably playing video games or chasing my kids down. It’s hard to not do disc golf because it’s a passion…I’ve yet to get an ace, I’m hopeful! I almost got an ace at our local 5th street course. I splashed out and my heart sank, but I keep trying. I’ve done plenty of tombstones, that just stick right out of the ground. Those are oddly satisfying if you ask me...”
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Meet Brandon Kemp (PDGA #255575)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
I am 27. I live in Temple, TX in our lovely red brick home. I am a youth pastor a local church in our area.
Tell us about the most important people in your life! Who do you live with (family, friends, etc.)?
The most important people are obviously my family, my main posse is definitely my wife and two kids. We have a son and a daughter.
Do you have a nickname or just something else that you go by?
My nickname is kind of funny/maybe TMI. My nickname is nips. I regretfully wore only a thin under amour shirt on a cold night to ultimate frisbee practice and it showed, hence the nickname. I’ve just kept it ever since.
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
I’ve been playing for five years, consistently only for the past 5 or 6 months.
How did you get started with disc golf?
And old pastor friend took me on a round of disc golf and I fell in love with it the second I started playing.
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
I’ve yet to get an ace, I’m hopeful! I almost got an ace at our local 5th street course. I splashed out and my heart sank, but I keep trying. I’ve done plenty of tombstones, that just stick right out of the ground. Those are oddly satisfying if you ask me.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
If I’m not playing disc golf, I’m probably playing video games or chasing my kids down. It’s hard to not do disc golf because it’s a passion.
What is your absolute favorite food (something you couldn’t live without)?
What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?
What are some of your favorite movies of all time?
This is a hard one. It’s silly but an old kids movie called Igor, the live action cat in the hat, and any of the Batman trio logo movies.
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
I’m bad at watching multiple shows at once because of ADHD LOL so I’m fixating on NCIS right now.
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
Any of the Dallas teams (Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, and Stars) or Baylor. Might be UT in the future because of daughter has that as her dream college.
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
It was a Innova starter pack from academy, it was a leopard, shark and aviar.
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
I’m 100% Lone Star, so definitely the Curl, Madcat, Middy, and the copperhead.
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
My inhaler, elbow brace, towel, chalk bag, and retriever.
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
My home course would definitely be the 5th street course behind our house. I’ve played my best rounds there.
What are a few of your favorite disc golf courses to play?
Old Settlers in Round Rock, 5th Street in Temple, Lions Park in Temple, Waco, Crossroads in Temple, Heritage in Belton, Heritage Oaks in Harker Heights, and Purser Park. Or at the Live Oak Brewery in Austin.
What is a dream disc golf course for you that you hope to play someday?
I would LOVE to play the Preserve Championship course.
Let’s Play Disc Golf
Do you have any pre-round or post-round rituals that you do when you play disc golf?
Other than the fist bumps at the beginning and end, I haven’t developed any yet.
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
My go to snack is definitely beef jerky from Big Country Beef Jerky.
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
I am an amateur, hoping to go pro disc golfer. I do participate in our local putting leagues. I’m an avid tournament player, every tournament I get the chance.
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
It’s going to suck at first, but don’t give up on yourself.
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
I LOVE to follow Chandler Kramer, Robert Burridge, Nikki Locastro, and Emerson Keith. Eagle McMahon.
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
Still trying to get my first ace.
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
My buddies Patrick and Chapman.
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
Par and Birdies, no Bogeys.
Let’s Get Social