UPDG Team Players - Upper Park Disc Golf

UPDG Team

Team Upper Park

Meet team upper park

Upper Park has sponsored disc golf players for years. With our recent change in ownership we thought a lot about the connection between the players, our brand, and our collective audiences.

Naturally, we want the professional disc golf players to help spread the word about our brand, but we also want to help the players grow their brand. Because building our brands together helps #growthesport. It’s a virtuous cycle and aligns with our core value of creating legendary relationships.

So we’re doing things a little differently. We’re giving our team dedicated social media support to help share engaging content. Our team is made up of professional players who compete in the Disc Golf Pro Tour and also “High Vibers” who are passionate about disc golf in their local communities.

So look for lots of great player-related content on our social media channels, follow all of these amazing players, and join us in celebrating this awesome sport.

Martin Bispels - CEO, Upper Park Disc Golf

Bonaventura Amann

BONAVENTURA "BOWEN" AMANN

My first tournament was very successful as I made second place in the juniors division with a rating average of 958 which surprised the whole Austrian disc golf community as nobody knew me at this point.

The best part for me is that from now on my brother and I will follow the same lifestyle and tour across Europe throughout the season. I can't wait to see what the future holds for us!

Follow:

Player Code: Bowen10

Stanislaus Amman

STANISLAUS "STAN" AMANN

My first tournament participation in the Austrian mountains in summer of 2016 was where my career as a competitive player began. In the following years I realized what amazing things this sport has to offer and totally got addicted by everything in disc golf. So far I participated at tournaments in 16 different countries.

The experiences and friendships I made during those trips are unforgettable and make me always feeling thankful to be part of this game.

Follow:

Player Code: Stan10

Mark Anderson

MARK ANDERSON

One of the first real Disc Golf bags I was able to use was an Upper Park Shift back in my early days of playing and to this day is still one of my favorites and I believe the best small form factor disc golf bag on the market. I am very active in playing tournaments all throughout the state of Missouri and surrounding states and am happy to be able to represent Upper Park Disc Golf throughout the year!

Follow:

Player Code: Mark10

Michael Babbitt

MICHAEL BABBITT

I was introduced to disc golf in 2015 while playing college baseball. After college I moved back to Kansas City and started playing in the Kansas City Disc Golf Leagues. I fell in love with being out in nature, competing, and the awesome disc golf community. I now compete regionally in the Midwest. Upper Park has made disc golf even more enjoyable with the lightweight premium disc golf bag that keeps me prepared for everything the course has to offer. Follow my journey on:

Follow:

Player Code: Michael10

Tim Barham

TIM BARHAM

Tim Barham from Hartland MI. Started competing in 2012. Favorite disc golf location is Smugglers Notch, Vermont. Favorite disc is the Buzzz SS.

Follow:

Player Code: Tim10

Greg Barsby

GREG BARSBY

I’m an active player on tour as well as the 2018 Pro Disc Golf World Champion.

I found a disc in 1993 in Northern California where I grew up, and began to play professionally in 2003. Disc Golf is life for me! The culture & all the wonderful people met across the world have welcomed me, and I’m grateful to do what I love for a living. Looking forward to another great season, and having Upper Park on my back!

Follow:

Player Code: Barsby10

Thor Batchelor

THOR BATCHELOR

Hello Disc Golf friends!! My name is Thor Batchelor PDGA #39740 and I have been playing Disc Golf ever since I was introduced to Haines Park in New Lenox Illinois. I have been playing competitively since 2007 and have not looked back. When I am not playing Disc Golf you can typically find me running various leagues, tournaments or working on a local course. Outside of Disc Golf I am very passionate about spending time with my wife Aimee, and two kids Kayleigh and Jack. I travel the Country for work and am always looking for a new course to play.

Follow:

Player Code: Thor10

Nicole Bradley

NICOLE BRADLEY

I have been playing disc golf competitively since 2012 and enjoy the competition and the friendships made on the course. I can tour this spring and am looking forward to traveling and playing some of my favorite big events again, starting in Vegas. Besides disc golf, I am passionate about most things that get me into the mountains, and you can find me on my mountain bike, snowboarding, or clinging to a warm rock wall. I am also eagerly awaiting the return of live music and all the lovely people that I miss seeing on the dance floor.

Follow:

Player Code: Nicole10

Taylor Brooks

Taylor Brooks

What's good internet? My name is Taylor Brooks (PDGA #103209) from Lynchburg VA. I currently reside in Northern VA. In addition to Upper Park, I am also sponsored by Kastaplast. I typically play in events all around Virginia and neighboring states for big events. Before competing in disc golf tournaments, I played professional Ultimate for the New York Empire for five years. I plan on using The Rebel as my tournament bag and I'm really excited to team up with a company that makes high quality products and has high quality values.

Follow:

Player Code: Taylor10

Courtney Cannon

Courtney "Pixie" Cannon

Courtney joined the Disc Golf Pro Tour in 2017, she has won 4 C tiers, 6 B tiers, and 3 A tiers. She has also made this Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship 2017, 2018, and 2020.

Follow:

Player Code: Courtney10

Deann Carey

Deann Carey

My name is Deann Carey, I am 25 years old. I am from Shelby, NC and have been playing competitive Disc Golf since 2014! I have been a touring professional since 2018. I am blessed to travel the US with my best friend/husband and playing the game we both deeply love!

I am super excited to join Team Upper Park Disc Golf for the 2021 season!

Follow:

Player Code: Courtney10

Jordan Castro

Jordan Castro

I grew up playing Baseball, Football and Basketball. Three sports that I love playing when I'm not on the disc golf course. One of my best friends showed me to this amazing sport. On that day, I witnessed an Ace and have been hooked since. Now I get to travel around the country playing Disc Golf as a Job and meeting so many people.

Follow:

Player Code: Jordan10

John Cloutier

John Cloutier

Mr. Cloutier is pursuing his passion, a career as a professional Disc Golfer. He represents Innova Disc Golf as an Ambassador Team member, Upper Park Disc Golf Pro Team, and has designed several courses in the East Texas area.

His Left Handed independence with the benefit of an ambidextrous nature have led to a quick rise as a touring Masters Professional Disc Golfer, with 28 PDGA sanctioned wins, Top 20 finish at worlds and top 5 at a Major.

Follow:

Player Code: John10

Seth Delposen

Seth Delposen

Hi! I am from Pittsburgh PA and sports have always been a huge part of my life. I have played almost every sport possible but disc golf is special. I love getting friends and family to play and being able to use the sport to reconnect and further relationships while having a blast at the same time. This passion led me to starting Delposen Disc Golf. I love "playing different" and so I decided to try and make some trick shots. It's been a blast making videos and hitting shots and I can't wait to do more!

Follow: Tik Tok

Player Code: Seth10

Phill Diloné

Phill Diloné

I am from Michigan, and currently live in Detroit. I am adventurous and a go getter! I’ve played 275+ courses in the short 6 years of playing this game and have traveled to all 50 states and 20+ countries before I was 30.

I am excited to represent Upper Park Disc Golf, and add them to the list of other great companies that believe in me!

Follow:

Player Code: Phill10

Clay Edwards

Clay Edwards

My name is Clay Edwards and I am from Charlotte, North Carolina (Yes I like to play Hornets Nest). I grew up playing sports all of my life and when I found Disc Golf every other game was put on the back burner. I started in 2016 and have been carrying an Upper Park bag since 2017. I have been playing professionally for 3 years and also played collegiately with NC State University from 2017-2019. So excited to be a part of this amazing team and carry the best bag in the game!

Follow:

Player Code: Clay10

Niclas Enarsson

Niclas Enarsson

Hello, My name is Niclas Enarsson (#46940) and I’m a Disc golfer who lives in Stockholm/Sweden. Born in 1989 and have been playing for over 10 years. My son Charlie was born in March 2018 and of course I got him a PDGA membership(#107575).

The best sound in the world, to hear a disc hit the chains. Keep growing the sport and more courses will pop up!

Follow:

Player Code: Niclas10

Zack Finwall

Zack Finwall

My name’s Zack Finwall I’m 28 years old and I live just outside of Chicago. I started competing in disc golf in 2016 and playing professionally full time in 2020. The community and camaraderie of the players and fans sucked me in and there’s no turning back!

My favorite discs to throw right now are the discraft raptor, discmania dd3 and a DX roc.

The best sound in the world, to hear a disc hit the chains. Keep growing the sport and more courses will pop up!

Follow:

Player Code: Zack10

Andrew Fish

Andrew Fish

Andrew Fish (he/him/his) plays out of Baltimore, MD, and is also sponsored by Discraft. Fish tours sparingly, but keeps a busy schedule in the mid-Atlantic with 50 career wins, including 10 A-tiers in MPO. He’s known for smooth midrange shots, alleged “sneaky distance”, grimy trucker hats, and whining when people lump him in with ultimate players. Fish’s preferred UPDG bag is the Shift, but he uses the Rebel on courses with lots of water, because he gets cranky when he loses discs he likes.

My favorite discs to throw right now are the discraft raptor, discmania dd3 and a DX roc.

The best sound in the world, to hear a disc hit the chains. Keep growing the sport and more courses will pop up!

Follow:

Player Code: Andrew10

Jonathan Foster

Jonathan Foster

I have been playing disc golf competitively since 2015. I have a passion for not just playing disc golf but also running events. I run an annual charity event “Throwing for a Cure” which has raised over $17,500 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

I have had my Rebel bag since 2015 and have used it in every tournament I have ever played in. The comfort and durability of Upper Park Disc Golf bags is truly unmatched!

My favorite discs to throw right now are the discraft raptor, discmania dd3 and a DX roc.

The best sound in the world, to hear a disc hit the chains. Keep growing the sport and more courses will pop up!

Follow:

Player Code: Jonathan10

Chandler Fry

Chandler Fry

My name is Chandler Fry, aka the Chanimal, and disc golf is my life. I've been obsessed since 2013. Since turning professional in 2008, I have traveled throughout N. America, playing disc golf, meeting new friends and having countless adventures along the way. I have amassed over 200 tournaments over the years, and have maintained a 1000+ rating for over a decade.

I am honored to have Upper Park Disc Golf join me on my journey! 

Read Chandler's PICK 9 Questions & Answers!

Follow:

Player Code: Chandler10

Emily Garner

Emily Garner

Emily started playing disc golf at the beginning of 2019 and fell in love with the sport. She played her first tournament in FPO at the end of 2019 and has never looked back. Since then, thanks to a ton of a practice, she has quickly become a top-level competitor in North Carolina and beyond!

The Grateful Garners (Cody, Emily, and their son Duncan) play together every day and are planning to go on tour in 2022!

Follow:

Player Code: Emily10

Aaron Gossage

Aaron Gossage

I’ve been playing disc golf ever since I could walk. I graduated from Colorado Mesa University with a computer science degree in 2020 and decided I’d better give touring a try before pursuing a career in software engineering. I am stoked to have joined the Upper Park team and have a chance to represent their great bags while playing the sport I love.

Follow:

Player Code: Aaron10

Ella Hansen

Ella Hansen

Although she has been throwing discs for a long time, Ella is a relatively new disc golfer in the FPO division, having started playing in early 2020. Prior to playing disc golf, she won two world U-24 titles (2018, 2019) and one college national championship (2015) in ultimate. She lives in Eugene, Oregon, and her favorite course is Milo McIver in Estacada, Oregon. She has one tournament victory in FPO and is excited to add more!

Follow:

Player Code: Ella10

Trevor Lee Harbolt

Trevor Lee Harbolt

Trevor (#26860) is a touring Professional Disc Golfer from Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

Trevor has been touring the US with his girlfriend Courtney Cannon (#70634) and dog since 2017 collecting memories and trophies along the way.

Follow:

Player Code: Trevor10

Amber Hayward

Amber Hayward

Hey I’m Amber! I got into disc golf casually a few years ago and have been hooked ever since. I live in Alberta, Canada and enjoy competing in the local leagues as well as tournaments. My goal is to help grow the sport for people who love disc golf as much as I do. I am super pumped for what the the 2022 season will bring! Now get back to practice.

Follow:

Player Code: lady10

Greg Hill

Greg Hill

Over the past few seasons I have been running a putting league at our local brewery and has quickly become one of the biggest putting leagues in the state. We are averaging 55-65 player per week and have introduced over 50 new players to the game.

I also enjoy being a course steward in my local area. Getting our courses ready for tournaments and general course upkeep has always been my way to give back to the sport that has given me so much.

Follow:

Player Code: Greg10

Christoph Jahn

Christoph "Rippe" Jahn

My first disc golf experience was in 2012 on our local disc golf course. Thenceforth, I was hooked and began to play as much courses as possible in Germany and later all over Europe. In 2016 I met my lovely wife Wiebke on a disc golf course and from that moment on we are inseparable on and off the course. Only one year later we got a reinforcement by our wonderful daughter. I would say I owe disc golf a lot and try my best to distribute as much good vibes for the sport as I can.

Follow:

Player Code: Rippe10

Wiebke Jahn

Wiebke "Wibi" Jahn

I won the German Championship in 2016 beside the German Major Tour and The German Tour. The participation and achievement of the 8th place at the European Championship 2016 was special for me.

Together with my great husband we became parents of our wonderful daughter in 2017. Since I am a mother it is still great to be able to compete on high level disc golf but the results are secondary for me at this time.

Follow:

Player Code: Wibi10

Zac Jolliffe

Zac Jolliffe

Zac Jolliffe plays out of Kitchener, Canada and is also sponsored by Innova. His passion for disc sports began as a teenager when he found ultimate at summer camp. He played ultimate for years before finding disc golf. He hit an ace during his first round (while wearing flip flops) and was hooked immediately! Zac is a disc golf coach with GolfNorth and Ready DG, a community organizer and an aspiring professional player.

Follow:

Player Code: Zac10

Serenity Madison

Serenity Madison

I reside in Northern California, competing all around the state and across the country. I am a stellar ambassador of the sport, both on and off the course, encouraging youth and fellow community members to learn all about the sport that changed my life!

My most notable accomplishments to date have been winning back to back Majors, coast to coast, in 2021. I won the United States Women's Disc Golf Championships in May in Northern California then became the PDGA Amateur Disc Golf World Champion in my division in August 2021 in Florida. Both competitions were wire to wire wins! I've since moved into the Professional Division and look forward to continuing to make an impact in tournaments and in my local communities through my passion for disc golf.

Follow:

Player Code: Serenity10

Jaime Martinez

Jaime Martinez

My name is Jaime Martinez (PDGA# 66559). I first played disc golf on a trip to Holland, Michigan in 2009 and I have been hooked ever since. I have been competing in tournaments as an amateur since 2014. I am sure disc golf will be a lifelong hobby for myself and my family.

My favorite disc golf memory is taking my kids out to play a round in the snow/rain at the first course I designed on the first official day it was open for play. It was a dream 4+ years in the making and nothing beats being able to share that first round at the course with my children.

Follow:

Player Code: Jmart10

Justin Menickelli

Justin Menickelli

Justin is a professor at Western Carolina University where he teaches courses in motor behavior, sport psychology, and beginning disc golf.

In 2014, he was bestowed the EDGE/PDGA Award in recognition for teaching disc golf to young people. In 2016, he co-authored the critically acclaimed book, The Definitive Guide to Disc Golf. In 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 he was elected President of the PDGA Board of Directors.

Follow:

Player Code: Justin10

Kat Mertsch

Kat Mertsch

I’m a 19 year old professional disc golfer with a big dream to be a champion. Not only am I sponsored by Upper Park but I’m sponsored by Innova, Perks and Recreation, Flightowel, Perfect Putt 360, and TreeLove.⁠

I’m super stoked about the future but I’m even more stoked about the present! Looking forward to the 2022 season and I hope to be able to connect with the disc golf community!

Follow:

Player Code: Kat10

Kymen Modig

Kymen Modig

I started playing Disc Golf in 2000 when I was 11 but switched to Ultimate Frisbee during 2003 and got back to Disc Golf during 2013. In Ultimate I'm a multiple National Champion in both U20, Mixed and Open division but in Disc Golf my best placement is 10th (2017,2020) so far, haha. A future goal in Disc Golf is to become a Swedish Champion so hopefully through hard work and dedication my dream will come true!

Follow:

Player Code: Kymen10

Cory Murrell

Cory Murrell "Johnny Disc Golf"

I started playing Disc Golf in 2000 when I was 11 but switched to Ultimate Frisbee during 2003 and got back to Disc Golf during 2013. In Ultimate I'm a multiple National Champion in both U20, Mixed and Open division but in Disc Golf my best placement is 10th (2017,2020) so far, haha. A future goal in Disc Golf is to become a Swedish Champion so hopefully through hard work and dedication my dream will come true!

Follow:

Player Code: Johnnydiscgolf10

Eric Oakley

Eric Oakley

Picking up the sport of Disc Golf almost 20 years ago means that this sport is a part of my life for good. It brings me joy and I love every day when I get to see a disc fly. Another passion of mine was Soccer, playing and watching always had a positive impact on my life. I don't play much soccer anymore, but if I have a chance I love to juggle a soccer ball as much as I can. I couldn't be more excited to represent Upper Park, the core values align with everything I hope to do in my time in disc golf!

Follow:

Player Code: Oakley10

Nate Perkins

Nate Perkins

My first tournament was the Collegiate Nat'l Championships. Fast forward from 2014 to 2020. I'm so proud to be able to say that Disc Golf is my full time job. It has taken me to 8 different countries and has connected me with a community that is absolutely second to none. I want to to continue playing Disc Golf for as long as my body will let me. I want to compete at the highest level. I want to win. But more than just the competitive side, I want to share Disc Golf with the world.

Follow:

Player Code: Nate10

Andrew Presnell

Andrew Presnell

Andrew currently lives in Ozark, Missouri and has been playing disc golf for 8 years, touring as a professional the last 4 seasons. His favorite course is Maple Hill in Leicester, MA. It's great mix of open and wooded golf. The course challenges all aspects of a player's game. The property is beautiful and the course is always maintained. Andrew will be representing @DiscraftDiscGolf again for the 2021 season.

Follow:

Player Code: Prez10

James Proctor

James Proctor

James Proctor started playing disc golf with his Dad in the early 2000’s in Northern California. He loves disc golf for the competition, the lifelong friendships, and the amazing places he has traveled to.

Follow:

Player Code: James10

Allen Risley

Allen Risley

I learned how to play disc golf at the famous Rockledge Disc Golf Course. I ran my first PDGA-sanctioned tournament in 1984 and authored the PDGA’s first Course Directory in 1985. I now compete as an age-protected amateur PDGA #1752. I love disc golf and what it has brought into my life. With my wealth of experiences and the skills I have picked up along the way, I want to help as many people, of all ages, genders, backgrounds and skill levels, have fun playing disc golf.

Follow:

Player Code: Allen10

Terry Rothisburger

Terry Rothisburger

My name is Terry Rothlisberger. I started disc golfing in 2012 and started touring full time in 2020.

I’m Sponsored by Discraft and Upper Park Disc Golf.

My favorite Discs right now are the Anax, Buzzz, and Challenger. Check them out!!

Follow:

Player Code: Terry10

Karen Roybal

Karen "Bogey Girl" Roybal

I’m a mother of 4 boys and an outdoor enthusiast from beautiful Oregon. I love to climb the Oregon mountains and on any given weekend you can find me on the local summit at sunrise all year round. I started my Bogey Girl disc golf journey a year ago in 2020 and have not looked back since! Although I love those pars and birdies, I play a lot of bogey golf and that’s ok with me! I teach my boys to play by the rules, play to have fun, and to love the game. I’m a lefty and my favorite throw is a lefty hyzer, and my go to disc at the moment is my beat in Discraft Thrasher. But I also enjoy spending a lot of time getting to know all my discs doing fieldwork and backyard putting when I can’t get to the course.

Follow:

Player Code: Bogeygirl10

Leah Tsinajinnie

Leah Tsinajinnie

Leah is from Atlanta, GA and began her disc golf journey in the summer of 2020! She made the switch from ultimate frisbee after competing at the highest levels, including winning 2 USA Ultimate Club National Championships and a bronze medal at WFDF WUCC Worlds.In her short time in disc golf, she began touring full-time as a pro in the 2021 season and got elected as one of the three newest PDGA board members. She loves community building and making connections at all of the stops on tour. Seeing as she already loves her Rebel Herb Green bag, she is super excited and grateful to join the Upper Park team!

Follow:

Player Code: Leah10

Justin Underwood

Justin Underwood

Justin’s goal is to grow the sport through positive interactions, kind words and making others feel valued on and off the course. He enjoys throwing his worries away, one disc at a time.

Follow:

Player Code: throwingcircles10

Marty Vaughn

Marty "Doc" Vaughn

I am sponsored by Innova Champion Discs as an ambassador for their team. Prior to that I was on team Millennium for three years. I'm one of the original members of Upper Park and super stoked to be back representing the best disc golf bags ever created.

In 2009 I started designing and building a course with my tractor and chainsaw. In 2011 I was ready to open the course to the public. Top O' The Hill is now ranked number one in NH and 28th in the US and 66th in the world according to Disc Golf Scene.

Follow:

Player Code: Marty10

Madison Ann Walker

Madison Ann Walker

Madison has toured on the disc golf circuit for five years, hitting all 48 contiguous states in the process, and has proudly carried an Upper Park bag for the duration of her professional career. She is an ambassador for the youth disc golf organization UPlayDG that encourages physical activity through disc golf, she has volunteered at the EDGE Village and Throw Pink at USDGC for five years, and she is a member of the PDGA Women's Committee.

Follow:

Player Code: Madison10

Ellen Widboom

Ellen Widboom

Lagoon Valley disc golf course in Vacaville, CA is my home course and where I spent most of my afternoons and spare time away from work. Started playing Professionally a few years later. After 10 years in the USAF, I decided to play disc golf full time. 2018 was my first full year touring and I am still doing it 3 years later.

Follow:

Player Code: Ellen10

John Willis

John Willis

I’m John Willis, and I’m from Tyler, Texas. I’ve been throwing discs ever since I could walk, and have been competing since 2004. It’s always been my goal to be a professional disc golfer, and I’m happy to finally be able to live out that dream.

2021 was my first year on tour, and there’s nothing I would rather be doing. I want to keep sharing disc golf with everyone I can around the world. I’m a lifer!

Follow:

Player Code: Willis10

Justin Wilson

Justin Wilson "Disc Golf Nerd"

I run the Disc Golf Nerd YouTube Channel. I started playing 15 years ago after relocating to Portland, Oregon. My interest in disc golf quickly morphed into an obsession that has led me to review over 275 different discs and create hundreds of YouTube videos spanning over a decade.

Follow: Patreon

Player Code: Discgolfnerd10