“My husband suggested that we should give it a try, since we were stuck inside due to COVID, and with 5 kids, we needed to get outside with something to do. So we decided to take the kids to 360 Disc Golf to pick out some discs for Easter, and we went and looked for discs in the woods instead of doing an Easter egg hunt…Rainshadow, it’s absolutely beautiful and has a lot of challenging shots. Shelton Springs is becoming one of my favorites too…”
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 Jennifer Awesome Czuprynski (PDGA #217299)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
I’m 39 years old. I am an Assistant Principal for Chief Kitsap Academy, a tribal compact school for the Suquamish Tribe.
Tell us about the most important people in your life! Who do you live with (family, friends, etc.)?
My family are the most important people in my life. My parents, Debbie and John; my husband Brandon, and our 5 kids, Aaliyah, Mariah, Hailey, Kaylee and James – all of our kids disc golf with us.
Do you have a nickname or just something else that you go by?
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
I have been playing since March 2020
How did you get started with disc golf?
My husband suggested that we should give it a try, since we were stuck inside due to COVID, and with 5 kids, we needed to get outside with something to do. So we decided to take the kids to 360 Disc Golf to pick out some discs for Easter, and we went and looked for discs in the woods instead of doing an Easter egg hunt.
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
Some of my favorite moments have been watching my children learn and grow as they’ve played disc golf. One of the first times out, my son had an amazing skip in birdie at bud pell.
Most recently for me, I was at Ladies of the Lake 2023, and this was my second time playing the tournament. I pulled out the game of my life, and ended up winning FA3. I shot multiple personal bests during that tournament, I had 6 birdies in one round, and the final round was my first even round ever.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
I spend a lot of time with my family, we play Dungeons and Dragons together, we enjoy music, I play piano and sing. I also enjoy a lot of crafts like knitting, crocheting, painting, and other art activities.
What is your absolute favorite food (something you couldn’t live without)?
Fried rice has always been one of my favorites.
What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?
Does Starbucks and Dutch Bros count?
What are some of your favorite movies of all time?
Stardust. I love that movie to the point that my family complains every time I watch it.
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
Game of Thrones, Parks and Rec, Breaking Bad.
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
I bought a Kotare, Ruru, Huia, and Piwakwaka because they were beautiful and really called out to me. Once I learned a bit more about the game of disc golf, they went on my wall and I haven’t thrown them since. They were all way too heavy for me to throw, however they are simply beautiful.
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
Diamond, Pearl, Nomad, Envy, Paradox
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
My Care Bear – my daughter and I have the same one, she sometimes gets anxious when I’m not around, so it’s our connection in those moments. I always have water, snacks, liquid IV packets, I have a chalk bag, and my beads for counting shots.
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
We have 3, Fredrickson is heavily wooded, with tight lines and lots of elevation. NAD is very well used, wooded, with 4 different options to play. Last is Fairgrounds, which is also wooded, and they just added red tee pads that have made it easier to play.
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?
Milo McIver, and the other big name courses.
Let’s Play Disc Golf
Do you have any pre-round or post-round rituals that you do when you play disc golf?
I’ve been adding in stretches to my pre-round to help me get in the mindset and also keep myself from getting injured.
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
I drink a lot of water and coffee.
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
I participate in leagues when I can, and I am very involved in the Evergreen Women’s Disc Golf Tournaments. I usually play the tournaments that my husband signs up for too.
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
We have lots of tips. Check out our podcast, The Intentional Disc Golfer
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
Eric Oakley, Hanna Huynh, Sai Ananda, Kristen Tattar, Kat Mersch
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
I am trying to get to a rating of 700.
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
My husband, Brandon and our kids. I also play with ladies I’ve met through the Evergreen Women’s Series, Melissa, Kaela, Hannah, Eva
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
A beautiful day, with no kids complaining 🙂
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