Al Kennon

Al Kennon



Al Kennon


Big Al

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How long have you been playing disc golf?

6 years

How did you get your start in disc golf?

A friend asked me to play when I was home rehabbing after elbow surgery.

What do you love most about the sport?

The competition and camaraderie.

What makes disc golf better than the other sports you have played?

It’s a lot like golf, which I also enjoy playing. You’re solely responsible for how well you play and your own enjoyment.

How do you approach a new course?

I’ll play for par, because the birdies will happen. No hero stuff, just play the shot in front of you.

What motivates you to continually improve your game?

I have to be good at whatever I do, from sports, to my day job, I always want to be the best.

What do you do to stay focused playing in tourneys?

I have to force myself to slow down, think through the next shot as I’m walking to the tee, or disc, then take a deep breath and throw the shot.

What’s your most memorable win?

My first pro win, with always be the most memorable.

What’s your most memorable disc golf moment?

A tourney ace at the “Big Guns,” because three tee pads were able to witness it. That disc had so many signatures on it.

What are your top three favorite discs?

The Method, Enigma and the Instinct.

What are your top three courses you have played?

Eagles Crossing, North Woods, Black and Harmony Bends.

If you could play any course in the world, which would it be?

Maple Hill

Who is your disc golf hero, and how were you influenced be him or her?:

My buddy Scans, love that guy and his a great example of a husband, father, friend and disc golfer.

What’s in the bag?

Discmania!!!! Link, Method, Tactic, Mutant, FD, Instinct, FD3, Splice, DD3, Zen and Enigma.

What non-disc golf hobbies do you have?

Golf, movie watching and traveling.

Any superstitions you have before or during a round?

Not with disc golf, probably the only sport I’ve played, without some sort of superstition.

What does #NoBadRounds mean to you?

It means just that, if you’re outside and throwing frisbees, you can only have fun and enjoy it!

What do you love most about your FlighTowel?

It’s always on my side and I use it before almost every shot.

Is there anything else you would like to add to your Team FlighTowel profile?

My wife Allison is the best! She’s always supportive and ready to hit the road.

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