Episode 20 - Jake Lauber’s on the Off Season

November 19, 2017
Welcome to Putt and Approach Radio, episode 20. I’m Connor Kisling and I’ll be joined by Jake Lauber to find out what he’ll be doing during the midwest disc golf off season.
 
Thanks for coming back for another installment of Putt and Aporoach Radio, the best disc golf podcast in Iowa. The voice you heard over the intro music just now was my good friend Jacob who also happens to be a Patreon patron. If you want to record an intro for the show like jacob did then head over to Patreon.com/puttandapproachradio and donate at the ‘Par’ level. 
 
On today’s show I asked local pro Jake Lauber what he does over the frigid winter months and whether of not he thinks strapping on a pair of boots and throwing on your thickest winter coat to play some disc golf in the snow will help you get ahead of the fair weather competitors. Jake has been on a few times before and like always he brings us some good tips on how to play and train like a pro. Today he’ll share some advice for staying limber while you patiently await warmer weather. 
 
I’m sure we’re all dreaming of moving towards the equator so we can play year round right now but what do you think? Are you going to strap on and bundle up for some golf or are you going to stay indoors and hit the gym to train that core during the worst months of the year? I think Jake made some good points for staying indoors during the cold snowy months but we’re not all professionals and most, if not all, of us play for the enjoyment of the disc. Personally I think a good medium would work for the average disc golfer like myself and I don’t think you’re a midwest disc golfer until you’ve played a round in a foot of snow with ribbon taped to the top of your disc. And as far as putting goes I’ll be hitting the practice basket in my hall as well as trying to make the indoor putting leagues that Jason Bock and the Lauber's over at Bike World put on. Both are extremely fun and a great way to continue to enjoy disc golf while honing your skills over the winter. But I wanna know what you’re doing this “off season” so head over to the Facebook group for Putt and Approach Radio and let me know. I also mentioned the AGL cyprese which I’ve yet to throw so I may do some field work with it and either make a video or post an audio review so you know what I think. Plus I’ll let you know a little bit about the AGL disc golf company. But that’s it for today’s show. I’m hoping to be back next week with another guest so make sure to subscribe to the show in your favorite podcasting app or check out the shows Facebook page and group, Twitter or Instagram for updates on what’s going on with the podcast. I’ve been Connor Kisling and you’ve been listening to Putt and Approach Radio now go stock up on hand warmers and long johns because it’s going to be a long winter.
Thanks for Listening!
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Epiosde 19 - Matt Nemmers Disc Golf Leagues

November 1, 2017

Thanks for joining me again today on Putt and Approach Radio. I’ve got my first in studio guest, Matt Nemmers, to talk about about disc golf leagues. How to start one, how to run one, and how to keep people coming back. A lot of great stuff from Nemz, but I do want to warn you that being a sailor he does cuss like one. So there’s your disclaimer. If you don’t like cussing then sorry but you don’t want to miss this episode especially if you think running a league is in your future. So put on your earmuffs and enter into the dirty mind of Matt Nemmers with me today on the show. 

If you didn’t know, Matt writes some pretty cool Facebook notes. They’re really well written and they’re all about disc golf. But thanks for coming on the show Nemmers, really appreciate you taking time out of your busy, limited Navy days to come talk to me about leagues.

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Thanks for listening to the show, I’ve been Connor Kisling and I’ll catch you next time on Putt and Approach Radio.   

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BONUS - DG Nemz Facebook Questions

October 22, 2017

Welcome to Putt and Approach Radio, I'm your hose Connor Kisling. Today's episode is a little different than normal. I had on Matt Nemmers, better known on facebook as DG Nemz. We went a little bit over the usual hour so due to my restrictions from my podcast host I won't be able to release the whole episode until after the first of November. But, I did want to get something up for all you guys. So what you're about to hear is the second half of the show where Nemmers answers all of your facebook questions. Before we get into that I want to remind everyone that before I record with every guest I post on the facebook page giving you the opportunity to post questions for that weeks guest. So keep your eyes out for those posts on facebook.com/PuttandApproachRadio.

The full episode is available to patrons. If you're not a patron then head over to Patreon.com/Puttandapproachradio and donate a dollar or more a month to get early access to the full episode with Matt Nemmers where he talks about disc golf leagues and what makes his 515 League so successful.

Thanks for listening to Putt and Approach Radio.

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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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Thanks for listening and supporting the show, next week I plan to sit down with the 515 League man himself, Mr. Matt Nemmers.
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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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