Matthew Splain

Name

Matthew Splain

PDGA Number

68281

Division

PRO

How long have you been playing disc golf?

14 Years

What do you love most about the sport?

I love the challenge that the sport brings. Every time you step onto the course or practice field there is always a different challenge than the last time you played.

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

I love the family aspect of disc golf. I've made a lot of friends over the years through disc golf. Some of these friends are like brothers and sisters to me. You really can't find that in any other sport.

How do you approach a new course?

I look at all possible lines that I could take and play the highest percentage shot. I'd rather be safe than sorry on a new course.

What do you do to stay focused playing in tourneys?

It's hard to stay completely focused throughout the entire tournament. I mainly focus when I'm about to throw or next to throw. If you focus on everything going on during the tournament you are just gonna wear yourself out mentally.

What’s your most memorable win?

My most memorable win would be winning the Foothills Disc Golf Championships in Hickory, NC at the end of the 2019 season to win the Foothills Point Series in MPO.

What’s your most memorable disc golf moment?

I called an ace during a practice round at Idlewild DGC on hole #11 right before I aced it. Definitely my favorite ace.

What are your top three favorite discs?

1. Orion LF, 2. Scorpius, 3. QMS

What are your top three courses you have played?

Harmon Hills, Discs Side of Heaven, and Idlewild.

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

Hillcrest Farm in Bonshaw, PE, Canada.

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

My disc golf hero is Nate Doss. He was one of the first professional disc golfers I heard of when I started playing 13 years ago. I love how smooth and simple his form is. I've watched him throw so much that my backhand drive looks very similar to his. He's the main reason I threw all Discraft for 8 years. I want to play meet him and play with him one day.

Whats in the bag?

1 Corvette, 2 Falcons, 2 Scorpius', 2 Orion LFs, 1 Draco, 1 Marksman, 1 Veteran, 1 Exodus, 1 QJLS, 1 Polaris LS, 2 QMS', 1 Chariot, 1 Taurus, 1 Flat Top Gator, 2 Rhynos, 1 Yeti Pro Aviar, and 3 Omegas.

What non-disc golf hobbies do you have?

When I'm not disc golfing I'm playing tennis, fixing watches, or watching movies.

Any superstitions you have before or during a round?

I have to have some kind of caffeine in my system before I play a tournament round. Caffeine relaxes me and helps my focus.

What do you love most about your FlighTowel?

The thing I love most about my FlighTowel is that it always me to stay loose during long backups on the course.

 

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