“Just last week i got a 380ft ace on camera which was super cool. Also winning my first tournament by 5 strokes was also cool…I am still in highschool and i live near Hershey PA. I work part time along with school and sports…My parents and brothers are very important to me. I love spending time with them and playing disc golf with them…”
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 Nathan Erickson (PDGA #200292)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
I am still in highschool and i live near Hershey PA. I work part time along with school and sports.
Tell us about the most important people in your life! Who do you live with (family, friends, etc.)?
My parents and brothers are very important to me. I love spending time with them and playing disc golf with them.
Do you have a nickname or just something else that you go by?
No, jut Nathan
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
How did you get started with disc golf?
During covid i had nothing to do so i played disc golf.
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
Just last week i got a 380ft ace on camera which was super cool. Also winning my first tournament by 5 strokes was also cool.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
Soccer and school and work.
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?
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
I dont watch Tv shows.
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
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?
The zone and the rive
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
Towels, water, snacks, rangefinder, money.
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
Shank Park. I helped design the long layout and i play there multiple times a week so it’s super special to me.
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?
No, i usually just eat haha.
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
I eat sunflower seeds and granola bars and sometimes chew gum.
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
I do both leagues and tournaments. I am in 3 leagues and play like 10 tournaments a year.
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
Get to know your discs before you add more to your bag. Thats the difference between pros and amateurs is that the pros know exactly what each disc will do and ams dont.
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
Anthony Barela and Simon Lizotte.
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
Win a B-tier or above in MPO.
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
My brothers and my good friends.
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
Fall, not too hot, nice little breeze, leaves falling, at Maple Hill.
Let’s Get Social
YouTube – Nathan Erickson