“The most important person in my life is definitely my mom. She taught me how to work hard no matter what and always knew what to do so I mean ya a mom. My brother is pretty important if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t even be into disc golf. My step-dad always knows how to fix something if need be and has taught me the same from what I can remember. I live alone with my two dogs and a cat…”
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 Hunter Hoeflicker (PDGA #249811)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
A little about me. I’ve always been in some type of sport. I played basketball for 8 years up till senior year of high school and also played baseball and some football. Did weight lifting for three years of high school and grounded hard in that. I’m 21 years old and about to turn 22 in September. I live in Fulton Missouri which is not a bad town to be for some competitive golf. I work at a family owned business named Danuser I assemble post hammers that can weigh up to 1200lbs.
Tell us about the most important people in your life! Who do you live with (family, friends, etc.)?
The most important person in my life is definitely my mom. She taught me how to work hard no matter what and always knew what to do so I mean ya a mom. My brother is pretty important if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t even be into disc golf. My step-dad always knows how to fix something if need be and has taught me the same from what I can remember. I live alone with my two dogs and a cat.
Do you have a nickname or just something else that you go by?
I have a nickname from when I was a kid which is leech but I also have disc golf hunter.
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
I have been playing for 7 years now and have been playing competitively for the last 4 years.
How did you get started with disc golf?
My brother got a job at a heating and plumbing place and a couple people there played and showed him then he brought me along.
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
Definitely was winning my first tournament and my two aces on hole 10 and 12 at veterans park in Fulton mo. Also being able to beat my brother for the first time.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
If I’m not playing disc golf which is hardly ever but if I am then I just stream disc golf videos or any type of sports videos. I’m also trying to get my own disc golf page on instagram going so if you are looking through mine it’s discgolf_hunter
What is your absolute favorite food (something you couldn’t live without)?
I’m gonna have to go with Rotell cheese dip. I can’t beat that to be honest.
What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?
I’m gonna go with Wendy’s or Arby’s
What are some of your favorite movies of all time?
For sure The Lion King
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
I am obsessed with The Office and The Rookie and Brooklyn 99
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
I love the Kansas City Chiefs but like to watch anyone and also love Michigan St.
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
Discraft Pro-D Challenger my first putter and I loved them but now they don’t make the pro-d plastic anymore.
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
My favorite disc is my z nuke but also love star wraith and the champion toro
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
Minis and towels and water for sure
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
My home course is Northeast Park in Mexico Mo. It’s a big grip and rip course with par at 54 and hole 18 is a 560 par 3 but also have Veterans Park in Fulton Mo. I am part of the club we have here and help with decisions and development of the course and club.
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 have any pre-round or post-round rituals that you do when you play disc golf?
Pre round I practice putting from outside circle one and depending on how my arm feels is if I throw some drives.
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
I don’t drink or smoke or really anything during a golf round unless it’s water. I play really competitively and want to play to the best of my ability.
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
We have league here at Veterans Park on sundays at 2 pm. I’m there every week and have been playing a ton of tournaments and I’m even signed up for the Mao ams weekend in September.
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
Have someone that’s been playing with you help break down your run up or putting and take tons of videos to help with practice.
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
I love watching Garrett Gurthie and Kevin Jones but am fine with watching anyone.
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
Hopefully getting on tour would be nice
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
I love playing with people that are better than me but having some close friends that play are just as good.
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
Playing with my brother is awesome, nothing gets me mentally prepared for golf much like he does because we heckle each other as we play.
Let’s Get Social
Follow my instagram page it’s discgolf_hunter I got some posts on there and am willing to start making more soon.