Weekly Newsletter #7
The Beast is Tamed 🇲🇽
Welcome to The Albatross. Your weekly email recapping the disc golf world 🥏🥏. This weeks issue was delayed but we'll be back to Tuesdays next week - Arod
On the lead card this week:
- Waco Recap 🇲🇽
- The beast is tamed. McBeth is in championship mode and Valerie is on the come up
- No Elite Series but we got disc golf this weekend 📺
- Who takes down the first silver series this weekend?
- Cotent Galore 📜
- Update power rankings, Plastic drops and the best content. Including your DGPT points leader
Let's tee off
Waco never disappoints 🥏🇲🇽
McBeast is in championship mode. I'm not betting against him this season. And you shouldn't either. It might be early in the season but I think he's going to have one of his best seasons ever. Buckle up 🔥
Round 1 was crazy weather for most (but shorts and hoodie weather for us Minnesotans 😉). Paul McBeth was able to shot a -8 to kick things off. Which landed him on the lead card. Tied with Luke Humpries 🥸 and Nicholas Carl (first ever lead card!). Joined by Andrew Fish (-6).
After round 2, only Paul and Luke were able to stay on the lead card. With Paul at -17 (shooting -9) for the day. Luke one behind at -16 (-8 for the round). Joining them for final day action would be Chris Dickerson (-15) and last years runner up (Cale Leiviska -11).
Paul was focused and never really felt pressure as he would go on to take down his 2nd Waco tournament. Fun fact, Paul forgot his bag on his way to the Memorial and took it down with a new bag pretty much. Paul has 16 elite series win on tour
Shout out to Luke Humpries. He's showing us that he can play golf. Check out the player profile by Jomez at the start of the final round F9. You can watch the feature and lead cards, courtesy of Jomez
I made it a personal challenge to watch more FPO coverage this year and it's been easy with how exciting and competitive the field is within the top 5-7 FPO golfers. And many more on the come up.
Eveliina kicked things off by taking the lead after round 1... despite not making a Cx1 putt. Impressive.
After the first two rounds. WACO FPO lead card for round 3. Featured Eveliina Salonen (-4) Ohn Scoggins (-2) Valerie Mandujano (-2) and Kristin Tattar (-1)
Round 3 would feature a swing of lead changes. But in the end there would be one. Valerie played amazing golf and ended up taking down her first elite series win. She clutched it with this upshot on hole 17. One of the best of the tournament!
Nerves of steel. Valerie Mandujano nails a clutch upshot on 17.
She holds the lead with 1 hole to play. #WACO#DGPT
— Disc Golf Pro Tour (@DiscGolfProTour)
Mar 13, 2022
You can catch up on the feature and lead card, thanks to GK Pro.
Quick check in on how we did.
- We got the MPO pick right (Paul Mcbeth). Dickerson and Calvin didn't quite do as well as expected.
- FPO, I had Kristin Tattar winning. But podium pick Valerie secured her first dub!
People Lie. Numbers don't lie 📊
Luke Humphries jumped from 43rd up to 21st in the UDisc world rankings and from 53rd up to 28th in Stat Mando's new rankings. - Courtesy of PDGA Stats for that tweet. Luke is in my top 25 and quickly climbing!
The Open at The Belton 🥈
No elite series this weekend. But there's still disc golf. 😎 Many of the top professionals will be at the event. This is when Ricky kicked off his dominate stretch last year. He's started this season slow. Will he turn things around this weekend?
Where to watch
The Open at Belton takes place this weekend, starting Friday (March 18th, 2022). It's a 3 round tournament. While it's not an elite, the field is stacked on both sides and will be a tough one to take down. DGN will show the final round live.
The Albatross Predictions?
- Paul McBeth. He's in championship mode early in the season. He's going to be dominate and have one of his best seasons
- Ricky Wyoscki - I think he finally turns on the switch and gives us an exciting battle against Paul
- Calvin Heimburg - Calvin has started off slow and just can't put it together. But I expect him to put it together sooner than later
Luke Humpries I believe still finishes in the top 5. I also expect Aaaron Gassage and Gannon Buhr to make a strong run.
- Kristan Tattar - She has been consistent. I think she takes this down
- Eveliina Salonen - despite her putting woes, I can't help but think she just hasn't gotten past the nerves. I think she'll make a push this weekend
- Valerie Mandajuno - Waco champion will show why she's a top 5 player this season and consistent podium contender
Catrina Allen can very well win this. And something tells me I should be picking her to win this weekend.
Who do y'all got winning this weekend? Don't forget to pick your fantasy line up!
In case you missed it:
GK Pro SKINS #52 (and second of the season) dropped. You'll watch to grab your favorite snack, drink and kick back while you watch this entertaining card 😌
- Who Does Andrew Fish think is the Goat? 🐐
- Imagine being this good at casual rounds and acing like it's nothing 😩
- That's exactly what Chris Dickerson did against Zach Melton in a casual round
- Disc Golf is the next Big Generational sport 🇬🇭
- Ever wondered how many celebrities play disc golf? This list is ever growing. Check it out via reddit.
- Also should out to the work being by MX Disc Golf 💪
And if you didn't know. Here are your DGPT leaders thus far. Way to start the season, Cat and Luke! 💪
Two tournaments in, @catrina44184 and Luke Humphries are your DGPT points leaders.
— Disc Golf Pro Tour (@DiscGolfProTour)
Mar 15, 2022
Plastic plastic plastic 🥏🥏🥏
Discmania dropped their new FD. In C-line plastic. Check out Simon and Eagle talking about it here.
Resistance has some tour series disc dropping Friday. I'll be trying to get myself a buzz and zone. Better be quick 💻
What's cooking next week? 🍳
- Recap 'The Open at Belton' winners
- How the Tanners built a great 9 hole putter course being resourceful
- Preview and Predictions for Texas States Championships
Drumroll pls... 🥁🥁🥁
Our first giveaway was to John last week (congrats!). This week s/o to Trevor (you've been emailed) on winning the Discmania Genius!
Be sure to share The Albatross Disc Golf Newsletter. Stay tuned for more disc giveaways. Next week is the Discmania Rockstar 👨🎤
Until next week,
-Arod @ The Albatross
PS: Spring is finally here! I've been trying to get as many rounds in as possible, after or before work 😊
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