“The most important person in my life would have to be my wife of 28 yrs, followed by my 3 children and 1 grandchild. Still have one child at home that’s a senior in high school…My most memorable moment has to be my 1st MA-3 win at a Trilogy Challenge last year…This year I was able to win 1 of the CTP’s at a B tier with a field of about 80 players…”
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 Ryan Postell (PDGA #210051)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
I’m 51 years young. I live in Alliance, NE. I’m a locomotive engineer.
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 would have to be my wife of 28 yrs, followed by my 3 children and 1 grandchild. Still have one child at home that’s a senior in high school.
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
I’ve been playing for 3 years.
How did you get started with disc golf?
My son-in-law talked me into playing after he decided to take it up.
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
My most memorable moment has to be my 1st MA-3 win at a Trilogy Challenge last year.
This year I was able to win 1 of the CTP’s at a B tier with a field of about 80 players.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
Work, fishing, spending time with the family.
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?
The Breakfast Club, Star Wars collection
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
The Walking Dead, Dexter
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
Pittsburgh Steelers and Nebraska Cornhuskers
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
Innova starter set
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
Thought Space Athletics Mantra, Thought Space Athletics Praxis, Mint Bullet, Mint Alpha
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
Towel, retriever, water bottle, sharpie, vape supplies, snacks
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
Rolling Prairie DGC, nice 19 hole course at the local pond/park
What are a few of your favorite disc golf courses to play?
Rolling Prairie in Alliance, NE
Chadron State Park in Chadron, NE
Pioneer Legends in Scottsbluff, NE
Gering Disc Golf Course in Gering, NE
What is a dream disc golf course for you that you hope to play someday?
Any that I haven’t played
Let’s Play Disc Golf
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
Gotta have my vape and lots of water
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
Mostly just a casual golfer. I try to play in as many tournaments as I can.
Do you have any tips for aspiring disc golfers?
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
Would like to hit par more consistently and try to get my rating up to 800 by next year.
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
I usually play solo unless the son-in-law is available or I run into someone out on the course.
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?