“My “home course” would have to be Lizard Peak Disc Golf Course or The Ranch disc golf course. Both are local courses for me that offer a variety of shot shapes and quite a few open “bomber” holes. We are in Nevada so basically there is sage brush EVERYWHERE and some Juniper trees scattered in the mix but mostly open courses…I am a casual, league and tournament player. Most of my rounds are casual then I play in league tag rounds occasionally and I try to play in at least one tournament a month…”
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 Mason Flinchum (PDGA #169191)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
I am 26 years old and live with my girlfriend and 2 dogs. I studied project management at UC Davis and am currently a Project Engineer at Q&D Construction in the aviation group.
Tell us about the most important people in your life! Who do you live with (family, friends, etc.)?
My beautiful girlfriend Madison and my 2 dogs Tico and Max make life 100% better and they make me a better person day in and day out.
Do you have a nickname or just something else that you go by?
Masoff (Like a light switch, Mason-Masoff)
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
This is my 3rd year playing after discovering the sport.
How did you get started with disc golf?
Like many others myself and a couple buddies went out to a local sports store and bought starter sets. We had no idea what we were getting into or how hard it would be. I also didn’t think I would become devoted to playing as much as possible.
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
Although I’ve only been playing for 3 years and this is my second year representing Team Lone Star Disc, I plan on staying here and progressing my rating to move to the founders or tournament team. I’ve had 5 aces and 2 eagles in my career, definitely all memorable moments for me.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
I love being outside. Going to our beautiful surrounding areas (Lake Tahoe, Truckee, Pyramid, Portola). Playing ball golf and Spikeball are other hobbies I have. I watch a lot of disc golf in my free time whether on YouTube or the DGN.
What is your absolute favorite food (something you couldn’t live without)?
I love a good cheeseburger
What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?
What are some of your favorite movies of all time?
Hot Rod, Invincible, Step Brothers, Marvel, Fox and the Hound
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
New girl, Seinfeld or Friends is what we go to sleep watching every night
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
Patriots for Football, Celtics for Basketball, and I am a fan of baseball all around.
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
Aviar, Leopard 3, Valkyrie
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
I bag 100% Lone Star and absolutely love my bag and most discs in it. My absolute go tos are probably:
Bluebonnet, Benny, Middy, Texas Ranger, Bayonet, Lariat, Guadalupe and Curl
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
Knee Pad and towel
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
My “home course” would have to be Lizard Peak Disc Golf Course or The Ranch disc golf course. Both are local courses for me that offer a variety of shot shapes and quite a few open “bomber” holes. We are in Nevada so basically there is sage brush EVERYWHERE and some Juniper trees scattered in the mix but mostly open courses.
What are a few of your favorite disc golf courses to play?
Zephyr Cove disc golf course
Carson Ridge disc golf course
Browns n Bows disc golf sports complex
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?
Sit on #1 for a little, Quick stretch and no practice putts
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
Music and maybe a beer every now and then
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
I am a casual, league and tournament player. Most of my rounds are casual then I play in league tag rounds occasionally and I try to play in at least one tournament a month
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
Slow is smooth and smooth is far
Take a moment to enjoy the little things in a round and don’t take everything so seriously
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
Emerson Keith, Calvin Heimburg, Matt Orum, Chandler Kramer and Robert Burridge
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
I would like to get my rating to 950+ and eventually play in at least one tour series event.
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
Friends and other local disc golfers. We have a very active disc golf community in Reno
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
My forehand and backhand working unanimously together and both being confident parts of my game.
Lots of birdies!
Let’s Get Social
Facebook: Mason Flinchum