Dr. Rick Voakes

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Dr. Rick Voakes
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IN THE BAG

DISTANCE

Sidewinder

Champion Sidewinder

150 Class
Boss

Blizzard Boss

150 Class
Destroyer

Blizzard Destroyer

150 Class

FAIRWAY

TeeBird

Star TeeBird

150 Class
Banshee

Champion Banshee

150 Class
Leopard

Star Leopard

168g

MID-RANGE

Mako

Star Mako

174g

PUTT & APPROACH

Aviar

Glow Aviar

172g

PLAYER INFO

BIO

Division: Grandmasters

PDGA#: 2632

Rating: 974

Career Wins: 108*

Career Earnings: $93,517.09*

Dominant Hand: Right

Number of Aces: 50+

Longest Measured Throw: 400'

Hometown: Bowling Green, KY

Titles

Masters World Champion 1988, Grandmasters World Champion 1995, 1997, 2005, and 2006, Senior Grandmasters World Champion 2009, 2010, and 2012, Hall of Fame Inductee 1995

Website: health-bytes.com

Q&A

Memorable Win:

In 2009 I won 4 tournaments in a row in 4 different (pro) divisions. Open, Masters, Grandmasters, and Seniors, in the span of 5 weeks. Two were B-tier, one an NT, and one was the PDGA World Championships.

Advice:

Try to observe several of the top pros. Play practice rounds with them if possible. Learn some basic techniques the "right" way, then practice a lot. I highly recommend cross-training, such as the CrossFit program that I have done since 2011.

Goals:

Promote the sport. Maintain world-class ability as long as I can, to find out what the expectancy is for this sport. That is, can an athlete remain competitive in disc golf into is fifties, sixties? Continue to raise the standard of competition.

Additional Comments:

Please take a look at my sites: Health-bytes.com and Healthyweightkids.com

REVIEWS

Mako

The Star Mako is a very reliable approach disc when you are just out of putting range. Great for shorter right-turn drives where you need continued glide to the right.

Boss

The Blizzard Boss is my go-to driver, best distance in my bag. I can throw confidently into the wind and not worry about flipping, and I am throwing around 150g. Throwing low with moderate turnover will keep it straight without cutting back left at the end. A little higher with just a little turn will allow it to

XD

My main driver at the Worlds in 85. Great for long straight shots. When longer drivers came along, I started using the XD for mid-range shots.

Leopard

The Star Leopard is the best overall disc ever! Incredibly accurate, and can hold a smooth hyzer, or a medium to hard turnover without S-ing back. It can also stay on a very straight line to sneak through a long, straight, and narrow fairway.