“Some of my favorite memories from disc golf are playing and watching the Ledgestone Insurance Open, as well as attending Maple hill and playing the course there as well as watching the MVP open. I also have many fun memories of casual, league, and tournament rounds where I just had a great time on with course with my cardmates…”
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 Daniel Erickson (PDGA #200294)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
I am 19 years old and live in Elizabethtown Pa. I work at Chick-fil-A during summers and attend college at Liberty University
Tell us about the most important people in your life! Who do you live with (family, friends, etc.)?
The most important people in my life are my family as well as my best friends. I live with my family.
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
3 and a half years
How did you get started with disc golf?
My brothers and I were looking for things to do during Covid and found disc golf and fell in love with it.
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
Some of my favorite memories from disc golf are playing and watching the Ledgestone Insurance Open, as well as attending Maple hill and playing the course there as well as watching the MVP open. I also have many fun memories of casual, league, and tournament rounds where I just had a great time on with course with my cardmates.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
Not too much, most of my time is used by work, school, or disc golf.
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?
The Hunt for Red October
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
Pittsburgh Steelers and Penn State Football
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
Get Freaky Zone, Mind Bender md1, Firebird, Halo Destroyer
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
Chalk bag, towels, water
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
Shank Park in Hershey Pa. It is a local 18 hole course that I helped design. My local club that I am most involved in is based at this course.
What are a few of your favorite disc golf courses to play?
What is a dream disc golf course for you that you hope to play someday?
Let’s Play Disc Golf
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
Just Water and sometimes sunflower seeds.
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
I compete in a good amount of tournaments as well as several leagues.
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
Throw slower speed discs until you have the arm speed for faster ones.
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
Anthony Barella, Calvin Heimburg, Simon Lizotte, Cole Redalen
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
Breaking the 500ft mark
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
My brothers and several close friends that I have, but also with various people I have gotten to know through disc golf.
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
A sunny fall day with little to no breeze with my brothers at Faylor lake disc golf park.