“My most memorable moment wasn’t even something I did. My oldest boy decided he wanted to try disc golf again. So we played in Austin Tx and he hit a $250 267’ blind ace. Definitely a proud Dad moment…I discovered it with my son and fell in love. Got my first Ace within two months of playing, sadly no one was there to witness it. I got my first official Ace while throwing a round with the guy that taught me.”
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 Chris Thompson (PDGA #198453)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
I am 33 years old. I am beginning a brand new career as an accountant. I play the Bass Guitar for my church. When not doing that I am caddying for my wife on the Wildflower Discgolf Tour. And when I have a little spare time I play disc golf.
Tell us about the most important people in your life! Who do you live with (family, friends, etc.)?
My wife and two sons are the most important people in my life.
Do you have a nickname or just something else that you go by?
Nope. You can call me anything, but don’t call me late for dinner.
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
I discovered disc golf in 2021 when my oldest wanted to try it. He hated it, i loved it.
How did you get started with disc golf?
I discovered it with my son and fell in love. Got my first Ace within two months of playing, sadly no one was there to witness it. I got my first official Ace while throwing a round with the guy that taught me.
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
My most memorable moment wasn’t even something I did. My oldest boy decided he wanted to try disc golf again. So we played in Austin Tx and he hit a $250 267’ blind ace. Definitely a proud Dad moment.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
Quite honestly it’s Work School and Disc Golf
What is your absolute favorite food (something you couldn’t live without)?
What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?
Don’t have one but if had to choose anything it is Chicken Express
What are some of your favorite movies of all time?
Old school Adam Sandler and Mel Brooks comedies
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
Gold Rush: White Water
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
I stupidly purchased a Latitude 64 Royal Grand Rive.
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
Anything from Lat 64’s Royal Grand series.
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
2 Chalk bags.. I’m fat and live in Texas. Those are requirements.
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
My home course is Bates Park in Angleton Texas
What are a few of your favorite disc golf courses to play?
Memorial Park in Conroe Tx
What is a dream disc golf course for you that you hope to play someday?
Let’s Play Disc Golf
Do you have any pre-round or post-round rituals that you do when you play disc golf?
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
No alcohol or tabacco or paraphernalia for me. Water soda and Gatorade. Can’t go wrong with Big Country Beef Jerky either
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
Up until this past Friday, I ran my local league. I have played in 3 tournaments this year and would like to play in a few more.
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
Just go throw.
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
I am friends with many pro disc golfers in Texas.
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
I want to make it to NADGT nationals in November
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
Not blazing hot and have a good score.
Let’s Get Social
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