Episode 18 - Kati Meyers Snap Queen

October 15, 2017
Welcome back to Putt and Approach Radio. On this episode I'm joined by Kati Meyers, the secretary for the Des Moines Disc Golf Club and, along with Kyle and Mindy Schultz, created the Juniors for Becky Zalleck Disc Golf Tournament that saw huge growth this year. I'll talk to her about how both of those things came to light and as usual how she got into disc golf to begin with.  She's got some cool things to share and she might spill some top secret disc golf news with us. Check it out on this episode of Putt and Approach Radio.
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Episode 17 - Jacob Sanders And His Mane

October 9, 2017

Thanks for coming back for another episode of Putt and Approach Radio. If this is your first time thanks for checking out the show. Got another great guest in Jacob Sanders. Had a great time with Jacob today; got to learn about a lot about him. We had a ton of questions submited on facebook so keep your eyes out for those posts to get your questions answered on air. Jacob answered all those questions as well as shared his beginings and his short career to becoming one of the best disc golfers in the area. If you don't know Jacob you will by the end of the show.

Catch Jacob at a course near you where he'll be shredding it and throwing 5 times further than you. Make sure to keep your eyes out for this kid. He's got a big heart for getting kids into the sport and will continue to help his younger teammates in Gannon Buhr and David O'Meara (who honestly don't need much help...)

Be sure to support Jacob's sponsor Iron Lion by stopping by the shop out by Grandview Disc Golf Course in Des Moines. If you haven't make sure to check out episode 16 with the owner of that shop.

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Episode 16 - Justin McLuen The Iron Lion of Des Moines

September 30, 2017

Technology was completely against this episode happening. Skype failing, computers restarting and mic problems couldn't stop Justin and I from having a great coversation for this episode. Justin brought a lot of cool information to the table today regarding some Des Moines disc golf history as well as what the future might hold for us here in Des Moines. Really glad we were able to make it work. I will definitely have Clue back on for another episode in the future to talk about his run in with Barry Schultz and other disc golf legends.

Make sure you stop by the Iron Lion shop at 2825 Hubbell Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317 where you'll find a great selection of discs, apparel, bags and more. Not to mention two cool guys Justin and Jacob Mott that will try and crack funny jokes. Also head over to facebook and like the Iron Lion page at Facebook.com/IronLionDM. Iron Lion puts together quite a few tournaments every year here in Iowa; most recently the Tim Selinski US Masters tournament which you need to check out on Central Coasts youtube channel.

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Episode 15 - Kurt Conrad PDGA Ratings

September 11, 2017

Kurt Conrad is back! This time he lets me pick his brain about PDGA ratings and how the system works behind the scenes. I was pretty confused about what the PDGA was doing to calculate my and others ratings. I now have a better understanding of what the PDGA does and why they do it thanks to Kurt. I hope you can learn a thing or 2 and know a bit more about what goes into your rating.

Uploading this podcast was a bit of a challenge but I was able to post it to the Patreon page so if you want better quality audio head over to Patreon.com/Puttandapproachradio to donate and get that episode. With my current host, Podbean, I am limited to 100 MB of data that renews the first of every month. With that being said I won't be able to upload any more episodes after today since I've reached my limit. And from now on the 'regular' podcast feed will be available to everyone in a lower quality audio file to save space and be able to upload all my episodes each month. Everyone who donates to the Patreon campaign will also receive a Putt and Approach Radio sticker along with the higher quality episodes.

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Episode 14 - Mitch Rainey Co-Owner of NorthStar Disc Golf

September 1, 2017

Today I've got Mitch Rainey, Co-owner of NorthStar Disc Golf, an up-and-coming disc golf company who has been making their name in the last couple of years running non-sanctioned tournaments but this year has been huge for NorthStar. They've recently opened up a brick-and-mortor store in Mason City as well as running a series of 8 tournaments with a series finally. Join Mitch and I as he tells me how NorthStar came to be and how he, his brother Alan Cooper and friend Ryan Kilborn, plan to continue to grow.

Head over to their facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/northstardiscgolf/) to keep up to date on the latest from NortStar and to stay ahead of their upcoming tournaments like the Hans Schroeder Memorial in Mason City at East Park on September 17th.

If you're ever in the Mason City area drop by their shop at 18 S Commercial Alley Mason City, Iowa, IA 50401 where Alan can help you spend your hard earned cash.

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Episode 13 - ProFlight Eastern Iowa’s Kurt Conrad

August 25, 2017

Joining me this week is the co-owner of ProFlight Eastern Iowa and co-coordinator for for the Iowa Tour, a man who goes by the name of Kurt Conrad. Get to know Kurt and his disc golf past, future and present here in Iowa. And with the Des Moines Open quickly approaching we place our bets and try and make our picks for this weekends winners. We also try and decipher whether it's the basket or the player who is to blame for spit outs. Come and hang out with Kurt and Connor today on the PnA Radio podcast.

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Episode 12 - Disc Golf Pro Tour Standings, Recent and Upcoming Events

August 16, 2017

Got a few things to talk about this week on the podcast. Kind of cramming a few different things into this episode. This week I've decided to take a look at some players and where they stand in the Disc Golf Pro Tour series according to their points system. I also look forward to the next DGPT event, the Idlewild Open down in Burlington Kentucky as well as spinning back the clock to the Ledgestone Insurance Open where I discuss who won and how. I also get into some of the complaints about the Ledgestone and what I and other players think should be changed for future events. This episode is more along the lines of tournament coverage which aren't my favorite to address solo but I did my best and editted out a lot of "uhm" and awkward pauses as to enhance your listening experience. Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the show!

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Episode 11 - Tournament Poop and Preparation

July 21, 2017

HERE IT IS! Finally I've returned to recording (Sorry about the break). What I've got for you today is a request from a couple listeners and that's tournament preparation. Why should you play a tournament? What should I do before I play a tournament? What can I expect? It's all here and I'm gonna tell you what I do to get prepared for tournaments. Remember it's personal preference and what works for each individual so find your flow and jam it. So get your bag together and put your pants on 'cause we're going to play a tournament today.

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Episode 10 - The Dude Behind The Disc Golf Dude

May 3, 2017

As I was thinking about how I was going to continue this podcast I realized I just don't have the time to keep up with the tournament scene so for the second week in a row I have invited a guest to join me to tell me about their journey in disc golf. My guest this week is Pat LaPage the Disc Golf Dude; a super cool guy that loves the sport on the same level as I do and wants to grow it exponentially. Well known for his amazing giveaways that just keep getting better. I'm honored to be joined by Pat this week on the podcast. Find The Disc Golf Dude on facebook at facebook.com/TheDiscGolfDude and share the heck out of it!

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Episode 9 - Tricia Lafferty Recollects GBO

April 28, 2017

Fellow Team Infinite teammate Tricia Lafferty joins me and we talk about the Glass Blown Open. She recalls her visit to Emporia Kansas for the 2015 GBO and all the good things that come with it! Listen to her talk about what she remembers outside of her solid play. We also make some guesses as to who will take down the 2017 GBO which is underway. Had a great time getting to know Tricia and I hope she convinces you to make it down to Emporia for the Glass Blown as she has done for me.