“My two most memorable disc golf moments are my first Ace and first win. I got my first Ace in 2020 playing with a local league (Bold Saucers) in the pouring rain, it turned a miserable round into a remarkable one. I just got my first win playing MA2 in the 6th annual RW Classic in June 2022. I have podiumed a dozen times, but clinching my first win was a moment I won’t forget.…”
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 [First Name] (PDGA #155462)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
I am 25 years old and Live in Cocoa, Florida. I am currently a Mechanical Designer as well as a high school football/track & field coach.
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 my amazing wife Allison. She is the reason I am able to be the person I am.
Do you have a nickname or just something else that you go by?
Liam is actually a nickname, my first name is actually William. I am a Jr.and my dad goes by Wil so I got the back half of the name. My parents discovered the name Liam when watching an interview with Liam Neeson for Star Wars: Phantom Menace.
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
I have been playing disc golf for 5 years.
How did you get started with disc golf?
I started playing disc golf when I got invited by an old teacher on a church backpacking trip.
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
My two most memorable disc golf moments are my first Ace and first win. I got my first Ace in 2020 playing with a local league (Bold Saucers) in the pouring rain, it turned a miserable round into a remarkable one. I just got my first win playing MA2 in the 6th annual RW Classic in June 2022. I have podiumed a dozen times, but clinching my first win was a moment I won’t forget.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
When I am not playing disc golf I am either playing another sport (Ultimate, Volleyball, Lifting Weights), or coaching.
What is your absolute favorite food (something you couldn’t live without)?
My favorite food is Mexican food, I could eat it every day for the rest of my life.
What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?
My favorite fast food restaurant is Popeye’s for their spicy chicken sandwich.
What are some of your favorite movies of all time?
My favorite movies are the Harry Potter movies.
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
My favorite TV show is One Piece, I have been watching it since I was a kid and it is only getting better!
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
I love watching both the Oregon Ducks and Tampa Bay Buccaneers play football.
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
The first disc I owned was a Gateway Speed Demon (I still have it in storage too!)
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
My two favorite discs are currently my Sockibomb Slammer of upshots and my LAt 64 Trust. They are both discs that I throw many times each round.
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
BUG SPRAY!!! The mosquitos in Florida are no joke.
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
My home course is F. Burton Smith Park, about 5 minutes down the road from where I live. It is a great course that is very versatile, it has open and wooded holes as well as multiple pin positions to change it from a pitch-and-putt to a serious tournament ready 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?
I would love to get a chance to play Maple Hill, just to see how I would stack up out there.
Let’s Play Disc Golf
Do you have any pre-round or post-round rituals that you do when you play disc golf?
Just listening to music while I warm up. It helps calm my nerves.
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
Just drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated, and I always have a pack of gummies in my bag as a pick-me-up if my round is going poorly.
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
I compete in local leagues and a handful of tournaments every year.
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
Practice your putting. It’s the most boring thing to do, but nothing is worse than missing a 10 footer in a tournament.
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
I love watching Isaac Robinson and Eagle McMahon play.
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
I would love to get good enough to play MPO in local tournaments.
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
I typically play with my puppy Luna, or with a local league.
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
Every round is the perfect round.