In August of 2009, disc golf lost one of its greatest proponents as well as one of the greatest human beings involved in flying disc sports in general after a long battle with Langerhans’ Cell Histiocytosis. Although he was known by many as one of the founders of Innova Champion Discs, Tim Selinske is remembered by even more as a kind, loving, caring, and friendly family member, co-worker, and mentor.
Barry Schultz joins the show on the heels of his seventh U.S. Masters Championship. Photo: PDGA
Disc golf legend Barry Schultz joins PDGA Radio this week to talk about his victory at the U.S. Masters Championship (6:25), his relationship with tournament namesake Tim Selinske (9:44), his former life in the plastics industry before this plastics industry (15:10), and the current state of the pro game (21:35). Plus, he weighs in on the GOAT debate (33:50).
Carolinians don't mess around when it comes to disc golf. With a field of over 300 players competing in nine different divisions at the 2015 Tim Selinske US Masters Championships, Pro and Am, Carolinians dominated on their home turf. In the seven divisions that had more than one competitor, six of the winner came from either North Carolina or South Carolina. In the division where a non-Carolinian took home the title, Advanced Senior Grandmasters won by Michael Whipple of Utah, Carolinians still represented well, with Charlotte's own Jim Banbury finishing in a close 2nd.
Another beautiful day of disc golf in Charlotte is in the books meaning only one round remains for the 2015 Tim Selinske US Masters Championships. Tomorrow, the 300+ competitors that have made the trek to North Carolina for the one and only age-based PDGA-Major of the year have one last chance to move up before heading home.
The 2014 Tim Selinske US Masters Championships have finally come to an end after yesterday’s exciting finish at Mohawk Park in Tulsa, OK. Barry Schultz #6840 had the lead after the first round on Friday morning and would have to defend his lead all weekend with a target on his back. Out of the dozens of world class competitors at the event, only JohnE McCray #9852 would get close enough to potentially take the lead away.
After a long day with surprisingly good weather, the frst two rounds of the 2014 Tim Selinske US Masters Championships are officially in the books. The Masters division started and ended the day at Mohawk Park, playing both the Blackhawk course and Redhawk course, respectively. When they weren't stepping over snakes or cheking their legs for ticks, they were crushing drives and slamming chains. Good company, sunshine, and fairly low winds kept a smile on the faces of the competitors throughout the day and the rounds finished with high moral.