Matthew Karnes Sr.

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Matthew Karnes Sr.



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How long have you been playing disc golf?

5 years

How did you get your start in disc golf?

A friend took me out one day and I fell in love. Played the next day in the rain.

What do you love most about the sport?

Playing outdoors

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

I love the family of disc golf

How do you approach a new course?

I try to attack every hole

What motivates you to continually improve your game?

My young friends

What do you do to stay focused playing in tourneys?

I don’t look at the score card and try only to focus on the next shot

What’s your most memorable win?

Lucky Huk 2018 was my first MPO win. Oregon Open 2017 B tier was my best AM win.

What’s your most memorable disc golf moment?

2017 AM Worlds Ace

What are your top three favorite discs?

1.  Judge

2.  Roc 3

3.  Wraith

What are your top three courses you have played?

1. Milo McIver State Park – Estacada, OR

2. Milo McIver State Park – Estacada, OR

3. Milo McIver State Park – Estacada, OR

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

Anything in Japan

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

Ken Climo he proved there is no ceiling of winning

Whats in the bag?

99% Innova

What non-disc golf hobbies do you have?

I’m retired. Everything is a hobby now.

Any superstitions you have before or during a round?


What does #NoBadRounds mean to you?

Disc golf should always be fun

What do you love most about your FlighTowel?

It’s always tucked in my back pocket

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