“Kinda stumbled on it, there were like four or five of us that started casual and then one day ran into a gathering of people and started talking the next thing ya know we’re doing league and tournaments and 30 years gone in a flash…Honestly I’ve never had that much success aside from twenty or so tourney aces. It’s really been about the friendships I’ve made over the years...”
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 Shawn Reid (PDGA #13357)
Tell us about yourself! How old are you? Where do you live? What do you do (work/school/etc.)?
Just turned 50
Tell us about the most important people in your life! Who do you live with (family, friends, etc.)?
My awesome fiance Carrie, I have two kids Adian(25) and Margaret(20)
Do you have a nickname or just something else that you go by?
My late friend Tom called me Shawny Boy but as of last year the youngins started OMR (Ohmer) short for old man Reid
Disc Golf Journey
How long have you been playing disc golf?
Since 1991 32 years
How did you get started with disc golf?
Kinda stumbled on it, there were like four or five of us that started casual and then one day ran into a gathering of people and started talking the next thing ya know we’re doing league and tournaments and 30 years gone in a flash
Share some of your memorable disc golf moments…
Honestly I’ve never had that much success aside from twenty or so tourney aces. It’s really been about the friendships I’ve made over the years.
Some Random Personal Stuff
What do you do when you’re not playing disc golf?
Yard work Get off my Lawn
What is your absolute favorite food (something you couldn’t live without)?
What’s your favorite fast-food restaurant?
Try to stay away but Arbys
What are some of your favorite movies of all time?
Sandlot, Harry Potter, Lord of the rings and Uncle Buck
What are some of your favorite TV shows/series?
Do you have any pro or college sports teams you are fanatic about?
Buffalo Bills and Sabres Notre Dame and Penn State
In the Bag
What is the first disc golf disc that you ever owned?
Probably a Roc or Viper
What are some of your favorite discs that are in your bag right now?
Shryke< Destroyer and Glo Roc
What else is always in your bag other than discs?
Disc Golf Courses
Do you have a course that you consider your ‘home course’? Tell us about it.
Outwater Park fun little course on the escarpment
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?
Do you drink, smoke, snack, or partake in anything else while playing disc golf? What’s your go-to?
Are you just a casual disc golfer? Do you participate in any local leagues? Do you compete in disc golf tournaments?
All of the above, probably too many at my age.
Disc Golf Fun Stuff
Do you have any favorite professional disc golfers that you follow?
Paul Mcbeth and Kristen Tattar
Do you have any disc golf goals that you are trying to achieve?
Not to have a heart attack on the course
Who do you typically play disc golf with?
My buddies Steve and Tim and the awesome am40 crew
What would a perfect disc golf round look like for you?
75 and sunny with a lite breeze