UPDG Team Player -Zac Jolliffe

PICK 9 Interview

Each UPDG Team Player picks 9 questions to answer from a much larger list.

  1. What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?

    Playing a new course with good friends.

  2. What’s something you’re excited about right now?

    I'm working on a project called Ready Disc Golf (@readydiscgolf) with my friend Andrew - the mission is to help create better disc golfers. There are lots of exciting things going on and I'm super excited to see what comes up here.

  3. If you could choose your own work schedule, would you?

    I do! I've been self employed for the last 10 years. I run a photography company and get to choose what work I take on and (for the most part) when I tackle the work.

  4. Do you think you’ll stay in your current gig awhile? Why or why not?

    Probably, though I've been shifting more of my working energy into disc golf related projects throughout the pandemic as photography work slowed way down. If there was an opportunity to work in disc golf full-time I would probably take it. I haven't found someone offering it to me yet, so I'm working on creating it on my own.

  5. How would your 10-year-old self react to what you do now?

    When I was 10 yrs old I delivered newspapers in my neighbourhood. The paper occasionally did features on their carriers (it was a small town paper!) and one time they did a quick piece on me. They asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up and I said that I'd like to be an artist, or an author. Other likes included baseball (my love at the time). So, I think my young self would be pretty stoked to see current me doing photography and disc golf things. I'm a happy camper:)

  6. How do you show your family you love them?

    There are lots of ways, but one of the big ones is food. I love cooking and make home cooked meals for my family pretty much every day.

  7. Do you have any friends you would consider family?

    My friend Ryan is family. He and I have been super tight for a long time and even though we now live most of a country apart he and I still the closest of friends.

  8. How do you interact with someone who disagrees with you?

    If I've got time and I'm in the mood for conversation, I'll ask lots of questions about why they think what they think. I learn things this way. Sometimes I might try to change their mind, but that depends on the person, the topic and the situation.

  9. If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?

    After university I spent some time travelling in Central America. There was this one day I spent in the forest at a bend in a cool, clean river... there was a hot spring that flowed over a small cliff into the river. The place was pure magic.